Mr. DuLac’s review published on Letterboxd:
If I am the Phantom, it is because man's hatred has made me so. If I shall be saved, it will be because your love redeems me.
Over 90 years later Lon Chaney still stands as the quintessential Phantom of the Opera that all other Phantoms fail to measure up to. Robert Englund came close though in the very tasteful 1989 adaptation.
Usually if you want to single out one person for the greatness of a film you'd look to the director, but in this case it's all Lon Chaney, besides it's rumored that he took over the directing of several of his scenes including the most famous one of the entire film.