„Why me?“

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David Eddings
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„Why is it nobody understands me and everybody likes me?“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

As quoted in New York Times article "The Einstein Theory of Living; At 65 he leads the simplest of lives — and grapples with the most complex thoughts." http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00713FA3A58157A93C0A81788D85F408485F9 (12 March 1944)
Why is it that nobody understands me, yet everybody likes me?
As quoted in The Dark Side of Shakespeare : An Elizabethan Courtier, Diplomat, Spymaster, & Epic Hero, p. 126 https://books.google.com/books?id=-5SxGKrTRUEC&pg=PA126 (2003) by W. Ron Hess
Everyone likes me, yet nobody understands me.
As quoted in "The culture of Einstein" at MSNBC (18 March 2005) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7406337/

„In the coming world they will not ask me—Why were you not Moses? They will ask me—Why were you not Zusya?“

—  Zusha of Hanipol Ukrainian rabbi 1719 - 1800

Quoted by Martin Buber in Tales of the Hassidim: The Early Masters, Shocken Books 1968, p. 141.

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„To the dumb question "Why me?"“

—  Christopher Hitchens British American author and journalist 1949 - 2011

the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: Why not?

2010s, 2011, Mortality (2012)

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„Love me!… Why?“

—  William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Fonte: Much Ado About Nothing

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„Fill all the glasses there, for why
Should every creature drink but I?
Why, man of morals, tell me why?“

—  Abraham Cowley British writer 1618 - 1667

From Anacreon, ii. Drinking; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Why did you beat me so hard?“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953

to his mother in her later years. Her response was "That's why you turned out so well". Source: Edvard Radzinsky, p. 32
Contemporary witnesses

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„I wonder why he shot me.“

—  Huey Long American politician, Governor of Louisiana, and United States Senator 1893 - 1935

Said on September 8, 1935 on his way to the hospital following being shot outside the State Capitol; quoted in Harry T. Williams, Huey Long (Vingtage Books/Random House, 1969), p. 866.

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„Why should you call me to account for eating decently? If I battened on the scorched corpses of animals, you might well ask me why I did that. Why should I be filthy and inhuman? Why should I be an accomplice in the wholesale horror and degradation of the slaughter-house?“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950

Interview "What Vegetarianism Really Means: a Talk with Mr Bernard Shaw", in Vegetarian (15 January 1898), reprinted in Shaw: Interviews and Recollections, edited by A. M. Gibbs, 1990, p. 401 https://books.google.it/books?id=45muCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA401

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