„I am rooted, but I flow.“

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„Love says 'I am everything.' Wisdom says 'I am nothing.' Between the two, my life flows.“

— Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That
Context: "I find that somehow, by shifting the focus of attention, I become the very thing I look at, and experience the kind of consciousness it has; I become the inner witness of the thing. I call this capacity of entering other focal points of consciousness, love; you may give it any name you like. Love says 'I am everything'. Wisdom says "I am nothing'. Between the two, my life flows. Since at any point of time and space I can be both the subject and the object of experience, I express it by saying that I am both, and neither, and beyond both."

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„I am increasingly convinced that technological culture is the entire root of women's liberation.“

— Lois McMaster Bujold Science Fiction and fantasy author from the USA 1949
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„I am trying to trace the roots of the problems, the genesis of the challenges, the cause of the struggle.“

— Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Fourth President and ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan 1928 - 1979
Context: You cannot be big unless you are prepared to kiss the ground. You cannot defend the soil unless you know the smell of that soil. I know the smell of our soil. I know the rhythm of our rivers. I know the beat of our drums. The theories, the dogmas and the scripts stand outside the gates of history. The dominant factor is the aspiration of the people and the ability to seek total identification with it. Once the significance of the symphony is grasped, the lines fall into place, the dogmas and theories get legs to move in time to the majesty of that music. This does not mean that I am preaching pragmatism. There is a lot of expediency in pragmatism. I am trying to trace the roots of the problems, the genesis of the challenges, the cause of the struggle. p. 15

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„When I am most deeply rooted, I feel the wildest desire to uproot myself.“

— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

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„The Yellow River flows torrential in my veins.
China is me I am China.“

— Yu Kwang-chung Taiwanese poet 1928 - 2017
"Music Percussive", in An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Literature. Taiwan: 1949–1974. Vol. I: Poems and Essays, eds. Pang-yuan Chi et al. (Taipei: National Institute for Compilation and Translation, 1977), p. 113

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„My art is rooted in a single reflection: why am I not as others are?.. my art gives meaning to my life.“

— Edvard Munch Norwegian painter and printmaker 1863 - 1944
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„I say to the west: the oil that flows in your pipelines is not more important than the blood that flows in the veins of Iranians.“

— Reza Pahlavi Last crown prince of the former Imperial State of Iran 1960
Context: I say, listen to the Iranians. During twenty-two years, you forgot the Iranians, they are close to 70 millions today who hanker for liberty. I say to the west: the oil that flows in your pipelines is not more important than the blood that flows in the veins of Iranians. As quoted by Afsané Bassir, Interview with Prince Reza Pahlavi, son of the late Shah of Iran http://www.rezapahlavi.org/details_article.php?article=50&page=7, Le Monde, June 6, 2001.

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„I can control the flow of paint; there is no accident..“

— Jackson Pollock American artist 1912 - 1956
In: Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, Ines Janet Engelmann, Prestel Verlag Munich, 2007, p. 54

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