June 29, 2010

“I am not an animal!”


“I am not an animal!  I am a human being!”
       John Hurt as John Merrick, “The Elephant Man”
       In the film version of The Elephant Man (1980)
       Based on the 1977 play by Bernard Pomerance


Danny DeVito (as The Penguin): “I am not a human being. I am an animal!”
       In the movie Batman Returns (1992)


“I am not a human being. I am dynamite.”
       German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
       Ecce Homo (written in 1888, published in 1908)


Gene Wilder (as Leo Bloom): “Actors are not animals. They’re human beings.”
Zero Mostel (as Max Bialystock): “They are? Have you ever eaten with one?” 
       In Mel Brooks’ movie The Producers (1968)


Tom Servo: “I am not an animal. I am a rubber model!”
       One of the quips Tom made on Mystery Science Theater 3000 while watching a stop-motion dinosaur in the 1951 movie, Lost Continent

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