„I do not think therefore I am a moustache“

—  Jean Paul Sartre, livro A Náusea

Fonte: Nausea

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Filósofo existencialista, escritor, dramaturgo, roteirista,… 1905 - 1980

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„I do not insist that I am right: I merely think so.“

—  William H. McNeill Canadian historian 1917 - 2016

Discrepancies among the Social Sciences (1981)

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„Always do what you're afraid to do.

I will prove myself strong when they think I am sick.
I will prove myself brave when they think I am weak.“

—  E. Lockhart, livro We Were Liars

Variante: I will prove myself strong when they think I am sick. I will prove myself brave when they think I am weak -Cady Sinclair
Fonte: We Were Liars

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„I think I exist, therefore I exist. I think.“

—  David Gerrold, livro The Man Who Folded Himself

Fonte: The Man Who Folded Himself (1973), p. 79

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„I think, therefore I doubt.“

—  Victor Hugo, livro Os Miseráveis

Fonte: Les Misérables

„I Think, Therefore I Ambient“

—  Mixmaster Morris English ambient DJ 1965

written on reverse of debut LP, 1991.

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„I am not a dictator, and I do not think I will become one. I will not maintain power with a machine gun.“

—  Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016

I Won't Be a Dictator, interview with Ruth Lloyd (January 1959), printed in The Spokesman-Review (24 May 1959)

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„B: What do you think what a person I am?“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

"The role of the character initiating the proposal in this anecdote has been assigned to George Bernard Shaw, Winston Churchill, Groucho Marx, Mark Twain, W. C. Fields, Bertrand Russell, H.G. Wells, Woodrow Wilson and others. However, the earliest example of this basic story found by QI did not spotlight any of the persons just listed [...]
[...] QI hypothesizes that this anecdote began as a fictional tale that was intended to be humorous with an edge of antagonism. The story was retold for decades. Famous men were substituted into the role of the individual making the proposition. Occasionally, the individual who received the proposition was also described as famous, but typically she remained unidentified.
[...] In January 1937 the syndicated newspaper columnist O. O. McIntyre printed a version of the anecdote that he says was sent to him as a newspaper clipping. This tale featured a powerful Canadian-British media magnate and politician named Max Aitken who was also referred to as Lord Beaverbrook [MJLB]":
Someone sends me a clipping from Columnist Lyons with this honey:
“They are telling this of Lord Beaverbrook and a visiting Yankee actress. In a game of hypothetical questions, Beaverbrook asked the lady: ‘Would you live with a stranger if he paid you one million pounds?’ She said she would. ‘And if be paid you five pounds?’ The irate lady fumed: ‘Five pounds. What do you think I am?’ Beaverbrook replied: ‘We’ve already established that. Now we are trying to determine the degree.”
Quote investigator http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/03/07/haggling/ cited 2013-07-10

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„What kind of idiot do you think I am?“

—  M. K. Hobson American writer 1969

”I have no idea what kind of idiot you are,” Miss Jesczenka said. “That’s why I’m asking.”
Fonte: The Hidden Goddess (2011), Chapter 8, “Chaos and Disorder” (p. 133)

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„And yet I am what they think I am.“

—  Ralph Ellison, livro Invisible Man

Fonte: Invisible Man (1952), Chapter 17.

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„I think. I am. I will.“

—  Ayn Rand, livro Anthem

Variante: I am. I think. I will.
Fonte: Anthem (1937)

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„I think I am doing my works to link myself, my family, with society — with the cosmos.“

—  Kenzaburō Ōe Japanese author 1935

Conversations with History interview (1999)
Contexto: I think I am doing my works to link myself, my family, with society — with the cosmos. To link me with my family to the cosmos, that is easy, because all literature has some mystic tendency. So when we write about our family, we can link ourselves to the cosmos.

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„And do not think, my boy, that because I, impulsively broke forth in jubillations over Shakspeare, that, therefore, I am of the number of the snobs who burn their tuns of rancid fat at his shrine. No, I would stand afar off & alone, & burn some pure Palm oil, the product of some overtopping trunk.“

—  Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet 1818 - 1891

I would to God Shakspeare had lived later, & promenaded in Broadway. Not that I might have had the pleasure of leaving my card for him at the Astor, or made merry with him over a bowl of the fine Duyckinck punch; but that the muzzle which all men wore on their soul in the Elizebethan day, might not have intercepted Shakspers full articulations. For I hold it a verity, that even Shakspeare, was not a frank man to the uttermost. And, indeed, who in this intolerant universe is, or can be? But the Declaration of Independence makes a difference.—There, I have driven my horse so hard that I have made my inn before sundown.
Letter to Evert Augustus Duyckinck (3 March 1849); published in The Letters of Herman Melville (1960) edited by Merrell R. Davis and William H. Gilman, p. 79

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