Joseph Merrick Quote
“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
―George Bernard Shaw
Bernard Shaw: Selections of his wit and wisdom (Follett Pub. Co., 1965), p. 179
“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
―A. A. Milne
"Pooh's grand adventure: the search for Christopher Robin" (1997). This quotation hasn't been found in any original work of A. A. Milne, just in Disney's version of his books.
“Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution.”
From the article "Alternative Cosmologies and Altered States" by Stanislav Grof, Noetic Sciences Review, Winter 1994, pages 21-29
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJoseph Merrick
Born: August 5, 1862
Died: April 11, 1890 (aged 27)
Bio: Joseph Carey Merrick, sometimes incorrectly referred to as John Merrick, was an English man with severe deformities who was exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man. He became well known in London society after he went to live at the London Hospital. Merrick was born in Leicester and began to develop abnormally during the first few years of his life.