„What I do I do because I like to do.“

Variant: But what I do I do because I like to do.
Source: A Clockwork Orange

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Anthony Burgess298
English writer 1917 - 1993

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„I've always lived cheaply. I live like a student, basically. And I like that, because it means that money is not telling me what to do. I can do what I think is important for me to do. It freed me to do what seemed worth doing.“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953

2000s, Free Software: Freedom and Cooperation (2001)
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„And I don't care what anybody says; I like doing it, and it's what I shall continue to do“

—  David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016

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„Literary interpretation, like virtue, is its own reward. I do it because I like the way I feel when I'm doing it.“

—  Stanley Fish American academic 1938

Interview by Mark Bauerlein, " A Solitary Thinker https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Solitary-Thinker/127464," The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 15, 2001

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„What the mysterious is I do not know. I do not call it God because God has come to mean much that I do not believe in.“

—  Jawaharlal Nehru Indian lawyer, statesman, and writer, first Prime Minister of India 1889 - 1964

Autobiography (1936; 1949; 1958)
Context: What the mysterious is I do not know. I do not call it God because God has come to mean much that I do not believe in. I find myself incapable of thinking of a deity or of any unknown supreme power in anthropomorphic terms, and the fact that many people think so is continually a source of surprise to me. Any idea of a personal God seems very odd to me.
Intellectually, I can appreciate to some extent the conception of monism, and I have been attracted towards the Advaita (non-dualist) philosophy of the Vedanta, though I do not presume to understand it in all its depth and intricacy, and I realise that merely an intellectual appreciation of such matters does not carry one far. <!-- p. 16 (1946)

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„The reason I'm painting this way is that I want to be a machine, and I feel that whatever I do and do machine-like is what I want to do.“

—  Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987

'What is Pop Art? Answers from 8 Painters', Part 1, G. R. Swenson, in Art News 62, November 1963
1963 - 1967

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„Since I love what I do, I do it vigorously and I do it better. Because I inject it with enthusiasm and passion, it doesn't feel like work. My passion spills over to everyone around me and motivates them to do their very best.“

—  Donald J. Trump, book Trump 101

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„«I like Catalans because they do things.“

—  Mariano Rajoy Spanish politician 1955

29 October, 2012, in a promotional video.
As President, 2012
Source: El Plural https://www.elplural.com/2012/10/29/rajoy-me-gustan-los-catalanes-porque-hacen-cosas

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„I love doing what I do, but I don't like seeing the finished product.“

—  Pamela Anderson Canadian-American model, producer, author, former showgirl 1967

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„Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.“

—  Jane Austen, book Mansfield Park

Variant: I am very strong. Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like.
Source: Mansfield Park

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„What I do is play soccer, which is what I like.“

—  Lionel Messi Argentine association football player 1987

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„I do what I can do when I can do it.“

—  Chris Rock American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer, and director 1965

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„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).

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„I do what I want to do.“

—  Mike Tyson American boxer 1966

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„Because I do not hope to turn again
Because I do not hope
Because I do not hope to turn
Desiring this man's gift and that man's scope
I no longer strive to strive towards such things“

—  T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965

Ash-Wednesday (1930)
Context: Because I do not hope to turn again
Because I do not hope
Because I do not hope to turn
Desiring this man's gift and that man's scope
I no longer strive to strive towards such things
(Why should the agèd eagle stretch its wings?)
Why should I mourn
The vanished power of the usual reign?

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