„What are you, in love with her?" Travis says. "You're staring like an idiot."
The weird thing is, I think I am.“
— Alex Flinn American children's writer 1966
Source: A Kiss in Time
„All I want, is for you to love me. Not because of what I can do or what I look like, or because I love you - just because I am.“
Source: A Breath of Snow and Ashes
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861
Source: The Book of Disquiet
„I was at a point where I was ready to say I am what I am because of what I am and if you like me I'm grateful, and if you don't, what am I going to do about it?“
— Anne Bancroft American actress 1931 - 2005
Interview on her role in the Broadway play "Two for the Seesaw". The New York Times (1958).
„I am just thinking how unfair it is of you to quote their own words. It is a low blow to use what ExxonMobil has actually said against them. I mean, that is kind of a cheap shot, don't you think?“
— Joe Barton United States congressional representative from Texas 1949
Committee on Energy of Commerce Hearing: Gasoline: Supply, Price, and Specifications https://house.resource.org/109/org.c-span.192444-1.pdf, May 10, 2006
to Representative Anna Eshoo, on her citing ExxonMobil officials saying they don't want to build any new refineries in North America
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
„Who do you think I am, girl? If you could pick all the words of the vocabulary that your mother taught you, who do you think I am? And this is only a couple hours, can you imagine what it would be like a couple days with me? I live a hundred years a day.“
— Charles Manson American criminal and musician 1934 - 2017
Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IHIw9S4Vdw by Penny Daniels (1989)
„When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer.“
p. 11 https://books.google.com/books?id=sUTZCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA11
1990s, The Ragamuffin Gospel (1990)
„It is at moments like these that I know my what my purpose is in life. I am here to love you, to hold you in my arms, to protect you. I am here to learn from you and to receive your love in return. I am here because there is no other place to be.“
Source: Message in a Bottle
„Nobody knows you.
You don't know yourself.
And I, who am half in love with you,
What am I in love with?
My own imaginings?“
— D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930
Source: The Complete Poems
Source: The Goldfinch
„I feel no grief for being called something
I am not;
in fact, it's enthralling, somehow, like a good
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
Source: You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
— David Johnson (Iowa politician) Iowa State Senator, born 1950 1950
As quoted in "Iowa state senator is first elected official to leave Republican party over Trump" http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/07/david-johnson-iowa-state-senator-leaves-republican-party-trump (7 June 2016), by Ben Jacobs, The Guardian, United Kingdom