— David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016
„I've been & am absurdly over-estimated. There are no supermen & I'm quite ordinary, & will say so whatever the artistic results. In that point I'm one of the few people who tell the truth about myself.“
— T. E. Lawrence British archaeologist, military officer, and diplomat 1888 - 1935
Letter in T.E. Lawrence: The Selected Letters (1989) edited By Malcolm Brown, as quoted in "The Hero Our Century Deserved" by Paul Gray in TIME magazine (15 May 1989) http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,957680,00.html
„I'm always embarrassed when people say that I'm courageous. Soldiers are courageous. Policemen are courageous. Firemen are courageous. I just have a thick hide and disregard what silly people say.“
— Thomas Sowell American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author 1930
"Live" with Thomas Sowell https://www.aei.org/publication/live-thomas-sowell/, The American Enterprise, September 2004.
„I'm absolutely amazed when some people say I am either hard or uncaring, because it's so utterly untrue. I can't say it because, if you say you are caring, it's like saying, ‘I'm a very modest person.’ Nobody believes you.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Interview for Daily Express (19 February 1986) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/106219
„Some people say I'm a no count, others say I'm no good
But I'm just a natural born travelin' man
Doin' what I think I should, oh yeah
Doin' what I think I should.“
— Hoyt Axton American country singer 1938 - 1999
Greenback Dollar (1963) · Axton performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xodd6e8s_tI
„I have said this many times in the past and will say it many times in the future I am sure: some people need to find a different hobby, because whatever they are here for, it is not to help build an encyclopedia.“
— Jimmy Wales Wikipedia co-founder and American Internet entrepreneur 1966
Comment about "drama mongers" on the Wikipedia Administrator's noticeboard, (23 November 2007) http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/IncidentArchive330&diff=prev&oldid=173346013
„I'm excited, but I am also realistic. I have seen what happened to the people who came before me and failed. It's an unforgiving arena to be in.“
— Jimmy Kimmel American talk show host and comedian 1967
On the beginning of Jimmy Kimmel Live! — reported in Terry Morrow (January 24, 2003) "Kimmel & family head to ABC (beer's on hold)", The Knoxville News-Sentinel, p. 9.
„The only way I've been practicing my whole life, to live my life is to be responsible for what I do. I don't know how to be responsible for what every black male did, I don't know. And yes, I am gonna say that I'm a thug, that's because I came from the gutter and I'm still here! I'm not saying I'm a thug because I wanna rob you or rape people and things. I'm a business man, I mean, you know I'm a business man because you find me at my places of business.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
— Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister of Bangladesh 1947
Context: All the democratic institutions are working and people are satisfied and people are enjoying it. So the way you say I am dominating, I am not dominating. I am serving people. In an interview in Dhaka. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/16/british-jihadis-bangladesh-extremism-uk-isis-sheikh-hasina
„I am a-goin' for to tell you here to-day; yes, I'm a-goin for to tell you all, that I'm a plebian! I glory in it; I am a plebian! The people — yes, the people of the United States have made me what I am; and I am a-goin' for to tell you here to-day — yes, to-day, in this place — that the people are everything.“
— Andrew Johnson American politician, 17th president of the United States (in office from 1865 to 1869) 1808 - 1875
First address as Vice-President, widely reported as having been delivered while he was inebriated. (5 March 1865).
— Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
As quoted in Rolling Stone (1993-01-27).
„In my mind, I'm always the best. I don't care what people think, what they say. In my mind, not just this year but always, I'm always the best.“
— Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese association football player 1985
[BBC Sport, Cristiano Ronaldo: I'm the best player in the world, 5 November 2015, 4 February 2018, http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/34737914] In an interview with the BBC ahead of the release of Ronaldo.