„They think it is an act. When I said I had back trouble, they call me Mama’s Boy. Goldbrick. When my elbow was swollen as big as a softball, they say it was in my head. If I am sick, I do not deny. If my back is hurting me and I am forced to punch at the ball with no power, I tell the truth. I tell them I am hurting.“

As quoted in "Roberto Clemente: Man of Paradox" by Arnold Hano, in Sport (May 1965)
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1965</big>

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„I knew I hurt him, because when I threw my first elbow… he said 'UGGH!“

—  Georges St. Pierre Canadian mixed martial artist 1981

After fight with Sean Sherk at UFC 56, on breaking Sherk's nose.

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„I made a hurtful and thoughtless comment on Sunday when I said that "I wanted my life back."“

—  Tony Hayward British businessman 1957

When I read that recently, I was appalled. I apologize, especially to the families of the 11 men who lost their lives in this tragic accident.

"BP CEO Tony Hayward Issues an Apology for Remarks" https://www.facebook.com/notes/bp-america/bp-ceo-tony-hayward-issues-an-apology-for-remarks/431512288412 on BP America Facebook page, as quoted in Gus Lubin, " BP CEO Tony Hayward Apologizes For His Idiotic Statement: 'I'd Like My Life Back' http://www.businessinsider.com/bp-ceo-tony-hayward-apologizes-for-saying-id-like-my-life-back-2010-6", Business Insider, 2 June 2010

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„I am interested in telling my particular truth as I have seen it.“

—  Gwendolyn Brooks American writer 1917 - 2000

Quoted in her obituary in The Guardian (7 December 2000)

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„Allahee… Allah-hee… Allah-hee…. I continued to raise the pitch. When I opened my eyes I asked them: Is this haraam? I am calling the God. I am thinking of him. I am searching for Him. Why do you call my search haraam?“

—  Bismillah Khan Indian musician 1916 - 2006

In reply to the Shia Maulvis in Iran who were arguing with him that Music should be banned, he sang the song in Raag Bhairavi and posed a question to them to which they had no answer.
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„Tell her I am seriously hurt; how seriously I cannot yet say.“

—  James A. Garfield American politician, 20th President of the United States (in office in 1881) 1831 - 1881

Message to his wife on being shot (2 July 1881), in The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield (1881) by E. E. Brown, p. 217 http://books.google.com/books?id=vCAFAAAAYAAJ
Kontext: Tell her I am seriously hurt; how seriously I cannot yet say. I am myself, and hope she will come to me soon. I send my love to her.

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„There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him, so I buried them, and let them hurt me.“

—  Jonathan Safran Foer, buch Extrem laut und unglaublich nah

Variante: There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him, so I buried them, and let them hurt me. (p. 181)
Quelle: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), p. 181

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„My prayers, my God, flow from what I am not;
I think thy answers make me what I am.“

—  George MacDonald Scottish journalist, novelist 1824 - 1905

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„Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018

Introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness (1976)
Kontext: I talk about the gods, I am an atheist. But I am an artist too, and therefore a liar. Distrust everything I say. I am telling the truth.

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