— Irwin Shaw American politician 1913 - 1984
„My novels are what is known as popular and sell very well, but I am not a critic’s favourite, indeed I am generally dismissed with a sneer as a bestseller and not reviewed at all.“
On how her novels are typically received by critics (as quoted in “Why Daphne du Maurier was Britain’s mistress of suspense” http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170609-why-daphne-du-maurier-was-britains-mistress-of-suspense in The Guardian; 2017 Jun 13)
— Jay-Z American rapper, businessman, entrepreneur, record executive, songwriter, record producer and investor 1969
U Don't Know
The Blueprint (2001)
„I am bound by my own definition of criticism: a disinterested endeavour to learn and propagate the best that is known and thought in the world.“
— Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
The Functions of Criticism at the Present Time (1864)
„I am a very peaceful man. I love people and am known for my gregarious personality. However, if you try to confiscate my guns, I will feel compelled to give them to you, one bullet at a time.“
— Michael Badnarik American software engineer 1954
Zdroj: Good to be King (2004)
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 př. n. l.
„Most of my scars are not fire-related and I no longer say "I know what I am doing" at critical moments.“
— James Nicoll Canadian fiction reviewer 1961
— Aristides de Sousa Mendes Portuguese diplomat 1885 - 1954
Quoted in The Independent, Sunday 17 October 2010
„I am very much aware of my own double self… The well-known one is very under control; everything is planned and very secure. The unknown one can be very unpleasant. I think this side is responsible for all the creative work — he is in touch with the child.“
— Ingmar Bergman Swedish filmmaker 1918 - 2007
As quoted in "Ingmar Bergman: Summing Up A Life In Film" http://web.archive.org/web/20110913212122/http://bergmanorama.webs.com/kakutani_nyt83.htm by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times Magazine (26 June 1983)].
Kontext: I am very much aware of my own double self... The well-known one is very under control; everything is planned and very secure. The unknown one can be very unpleasant. I think this side is responsible for all the creative work — he is in touch with the child. He is not rational, he is impulsive and extremely emotional. Perhaps it is not even a "he," but a "she."
„You know what my favourite quotation is? […] It’s from Chaucer […] Criseyde says it, "I am myne owene woman, wel at ese."“
— Mary McCarthy American writer 1912 - 1989
First published in Partisan Review (July-August 1941)
Zdroj: The Company She Keeps (1942), Ch. 3 "The Man in the Brooks Brothers Shirt", p. 70.
„When I sleep I sleep and do not dream because it is as well that I am what I seem when I am in my bed and dream.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded (1931)
„I am popular for all that I’ve done on the screen. That is why I’m never ashamed of what I’ve done in front of the camera, nor am I extra-proud of what I’ve done.“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
From interview with Komal Nahta
„The most stimulating and encouraging thought is that you, dearest father, and my dear sister, are well, that I am an honest German, and that if I am not always permitted to talk I can think what I please; but that is all.“
— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791
Letter to Leopold Mozart (Paris, 29 April 1778), from Mozart: The Man and the Artist, as Revealed in his own Words by Friedrich Kerst, trans. Henry Edward Krehbiel (1906)
„I am what I am because I was the son of a princess. Women have always been very educated and progressive in my family.“
— Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma Maharaja of Travancore 1922 - 2013
On the matrilineal system of inheritance in vogue among the royal family, in "Royal vignettes: Travancore - Simplicity graces this House (30 March 2003)"
— Harriet Harman British politician 1950
On Question Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etg5lm92Io8, 18 September, 2008.
„Of what I am, I know no more than that I am, but here no tie is necessary between subject and object. My own being is this tie, I am at once the subject knowing, and the object known of; and this reflection or return of the knowledge on itself is what I designate by the term I, if I have any determinate meaning.“
— Johann Gottlieb Fichte, kniha The Vocation of Man
Jane Sinnett, trans 1846 p. 50
The Vocation of Man (1800), Knowledge
— Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592
Book III, Ch. 9
„I am sorry to tell you that I am getting very extravagant, and spending all my money, and, what is worse for you, I have been spending yours too.“
— Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817
Letter to Cassandra (1811-04-18) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]
„My favourite painting is often the one or the collection that I am currently working on. This is probably due to the fact that I don’t yet know where it will take me.“
— Joseph Pisani American artist and photographer 1971
As quoted in "The Conceptual Artist" Inside Switzerland magazine Individuals (Summer 2006), p. 23
„I am the poor man's poet; because I am poor myself and I have known what it is to be in love. Not being able to pay them in presents, I pay my mistresses in poetry.“
— Ovid, kniha Ars amatoria
Book II, lines 165–166 (tr. J. Lewis May)
Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love)
Originál: (la) Pauperibus vates ego sum, quia pauper amavi;
Cum dare non possem munera, verba dabam.