"Feast your eyes, glut your soul on my cursed ugliness! Look at Erik’s face! Now you know the face of the voice! You were not content to hear me, eh? You wanted to know what I looked like? Oh, you women are so inquisitive! Well, are you satisfied? I’m a good-looking fellow, eh?…When a woman has seen me, as you have, she belongs to me. She loves me forever! I am a kind of Don Juan, you know!…Look at me! I am Don Juan Triumphant!"
— Gaston Leroux, Le Fantôme de l’Opéra