Mothershead Quotes in The Elephant Man (1980)
Mothershead: Sir! I don't quite... I don't quite understand why it is you allow that sort of people in there.
Dr. Frederick Treves: Why? Because he enjoys it, and I think it's very good for him.
Mothershead: Yes, but, sir, you saw the expression on their faces. They didn't hide their disgust. They don't care anything about John! They only want to impress their friends!
Dr. Frederick Treves: I think you're being rather harsh on them, don't you, Mrs. Mothershead?
Mothershead: I beg your pardon!
Dr. Frederick Treves: You yourself hardly showed him much loving kindness when he first arrived, did you?
Mothershead: I bathed him, I fed him, and I cleaned up after him, didn't I? And I see that my nurses do the same. And if loving kindness can be called care and practical concern, then I did show him loving kindness, and I am not ashamed to admit it!
Night Porter: [to Treves] Only Mothershead can sack me now.
[unknown to the night porter, Mothershead is behind him, she who proceeds to clobber him over the head, rendering him unconscious]
Mothershead: [in a satisfied voice] Done!
Mothershead: If you ask me, people are laughing at him all over again.
Browse more character quotes from The Elephant Man (1980)