— Kurt Vonnegut American writer 1922 - 2007
Context: It was Trout’s fantasy that somebody would be outraged by the footprints. This would give him the opportunity to reply grandly, "What is it that offends you so? I am simply using man’s first printing press. You are reading a bold and universal headline which says,'I am here, I am here, I am here.'"
— Kurt Vonnegut American writer 1922 - 2007
„I am just an ordinary human being, with two legs, two eyes, and I work, and I voluntary put myself here so that I can reveal this Knowledge to people, I think because people need it. People have forgotten what this Knowledge is. And I am just teaching them perfectness, and that’s why they called me Perfect Master. And as a matter of fact, I am Perfect Master because I can reveal them this peace. Not saying that I am bodily perfect. I’m not saying I’m... I am perfect because of this reason or that reason, but simply one reason: because I can reveal them this Knowledge, which is perfect.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
London, UK 13 July, 1973
— Augusten Burroughs, Magical Thinking: True Stories
„Special Correspondence. I learn from a very high authority, whose name I am not at liberty to mention, (speaking to me at a place which I am not allowed to indicate and in a language which I am forbidden to use)—that Austria-Hungary is about to take a diplomatic step of the highest importance. What this step is, I am forbidden to say. But the consequences of it—which unfortunately I am pledged not to disclose—will be such as to effect results which I am not free to enumerate.“
— Stephen Leacock writer and economist 1869 - 1944
The Hohenzollerns in America (1919)
„I am armed, I am not here, / I am in the depths, am far away... / I am far away... / I glow amidst dead.“
— Paul Klee German Swiss painter 1879 - 1940
Quote (1912), # 931, in The Diaries of Paul Klee, translation: Pierre B. Schneider, R. Y. Zachary and Max Knight; publisher, University of California Press, 1964
„I do not believe that I am now dreaming, but I cannot prove that I am not. I am, however, quite certain that I am having certain experiences, whether they be those of a dream or those of waking life.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits (1948), p. 172
„One thing that I am sure of, and which I can answer truthfully, is that whatever the contingencies that may arise here, wherever I am there will be no communism.“
— Francisco Franco Spanish general and dictator 1892 - 1975
In discussion with Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, as quoted in Francisco Franco : The Times and the Man (1938) by Joaquin Arraras, p. 159
— Роберт Фишер American chess prodigy, chess player, and chess writer 1943 - 2008
In Chess Digest Magazine, Vol. 4 (1971), p. 263
„I am not a person and I am not an animal. There is something I am here for something I must do before I can go.“
— William S. Burroughs American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer 1914 - 1997
„I am not all that is. I am Life fighting Nothingness. I am not Nothingness, I am the Fire which burns in the Night. I am not the Night. I am the eternal Light; I am not an eternal destiny soaring above the fight. I am free Will which struggles eternally. Struggle and burn with Me.“
— Romain Rolland French author 1866 - 1944
Context: "Thou art come back to me, Thou art come back to me! O Thou, whom I had lost!... Why didst Thou abandon me?" "To fulfil My task, that thou didst abandon." "What task?" "My fight." "What need hast Thou to fight? Art Thou not master of all?" "I am not the master." "Art Thou not All that Is?" "I am not all that is. I am Life fighting Nothingness. I am not Nothingness, I am the Fire which burns in the Night. I am not the Night. I am the eternal Light; I am not an eternal destiny soaring above the fight. I am free Will which struggles eternally. Struggle and burn with Me."
— Ambrose bishop of Milan; one of the four original doctors of the Church 339 - 397
Context: When I am here I do not fast on Saturday; but when I am at Rome I do: whatever church you may come to, conform to its custom, if you would avoid either receiving or giving offense. Quoted in "Epistle to Casualanus", XXXVI, section 32, by St. Augustine; translation by J.G. Cunningham
„So here I am.
On the road again.
There I am,
Up on the stage.
And here I go,
Playin' the star again.
There I go,
Turn the page.“
— Bob Seger American singer-songwriter 1945
Turn the Page.