— Pierre Corneille, Sertorius
Rome n'est plus dans Rome, elle est toute où je suis.
Sertorius, act III, scene i.
— Daniel Defoe, buch Moll Flanders
Quelle: Moll Flanders
— Kurt Vonnegut, buch Breakfast of Champions
Breakfast of Champions (1973)
Kontext: It was Trout’s fantasy that somebody would be outraged by the footprints. This would give him the opportunity to reply grandly, "What is it that offends you so? I am simply using man’s first printing press. You are reading a bold and universal headline which says,'I am here, I am here, I am here.'"
— Augusten Burroughs American writer 1965
Quelle: Magical Thinking: True Stories
— Edward Gorey American writer, artist, and illustrator 1925 - 2000
Quelle: Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
„As a filmmaker, I really am most interested in humans and their deep desire to connect to each other. How do they get through their own lives? Where have I come and where am I now? And where do I want to go from here? It’s all of those humanistic questions.“
— Lynn Shelton American film director, screenwriter, film editor, actress and film producer (1965-2020) 1965 - 2020
Cinema76 - Interview with Sword of Trust Director Lynn Shelton - 16 July 2019 https://www.cinema76.com/home/2019/7/16/interview-with-sword-of-trust-director-lynn-shelton - Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20210727191014/https://www.cinema76.com/home/2019/7/16/interview-with-sword-of-trust-director-lynn-shelton
— Lewis Carroll, buch Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Quelle: Alice in Wonderland
— Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
— Jacques Lacan French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist 1901 - 1981
„I know we are in frequent perils, that we may never return and all that, but the feeling that I am where I ought to be is a full compensation for all that is sinister, leaving me free to enjoy as if on a pleasure tour.“
— Rutherford B. Hayes American politician, 19th President of the United States (in office from 1877 to 1881) 1822 - 1893
Letter to Lucy Webb Hayes (25 August 1861)
Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1922 - 1926)
Kontext: I never enjoyed any business or mode of life as much as I do this. I really feel badly when I think of several of my intimate friends who are compelled to stay at home. These marches and campaigns in the hills of western Virginia will always be among the pleasantest things I can remember. I know we are in frequent perils, that we may never return and all that, but the feeling that I am where I ought to be is a full compensation for all that is sinister, leaving me free to enjoy as if on a pleasure tour.
„Since I am coming to that holy room,
Where, with thy choir of saints forevermore,
I shall be made thy music; as I come
I tune the instrument here at the door,
And what I must do then, think here before.“
— John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631
Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness, stanza 1
„I am Patrick, yes a sinner and indeed untaught; yet I am established here in Ireland where I profess myself bishop. I am certain in my heart that "all that I am," I have received from God. So I live among barbarous tribes, a stranger and exile for the love of God.“
— Saint Patrick 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland 385 - 461
Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus (c.450?)
Kontext: I am Patrick, yes a sinner and indeed untaught; yet I am established here in Ireland where I profess myself bishop. I am certain in my heart that "all that I am," I have received from God. So I live among barbarous tribes, a stranger and exile for the love of God. He himself testifies that this is so. I never would have wanted these harsh words to spill from my mouth; I am not in the habit of speaking so sharply. Yet now I am driven by the zeal of God, Christ's truth has aroused me. I speak out too for love of my neighbors who are my only sons; for them I gave up my home country, my parents and even pushing my own life to the brink of death. If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me.
— A.A. Milne, buch Winnie-the-Pooh
„I stick my finger in existence — it smells of nothing. Where am I? Who am I? How came I here? What is this thing called the world? What does this world mean? Who is it that has lured me into the world?“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
Voice: Young Man
1840s, Repetition (1843)
Kontext: One sticks one’s finger into the soil to tell by the smell in what land one is: I stick my finger in existence — it smells of nothing. Where am I? Who am I? How came I here? What is this thing called the world? What does this world mean? Who is it that has lured me into the world? Why was I not consulted, why not made acquainted with its manners and customs instead of throwing me into the ranks, as if I had been bought by a kidnapper, a dealer in souls? How did I obtain an interest in this big enterprise they call reality? Why should I have an interest in it? Is it not a voluntary concern? And if I am to be compelled to take part in it, where is the director? I should like to make a remark to him. Is there no director? Whither shall I turn with my complaint?
„And I am very ugly. I am the ugliest fairy in the world; and I shall be, till people behave themselves as they ought to do. And then I shall grow as handsome as my sister, who is the loveliest fairy in the world; and her name is Mrs. Doasyouwouldbedoneby. So she begins where I end, and I begin where she ends; and those who will not listen to her must listen to me, as you will see.“
— Charles Kingsley English clergyman, historian and novelist 1819 - 1875
Quelle: Water Babies http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext97/wtrbs10h.htm (1863), Ch. 5.