„I am so resplendent in my creation.
That in order really not to see me these poor people would have to be blind.“

The Portal of the Mystery of Hope (1912)

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französischer Schriftsteller 1873 - 1914

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„Then let not what I cannot have
My cheer of mind destroy.
Whilst thus I sing, I am a king,
Although a poor blind boy!“

—  Colley Cibber British poet laureate 1671 - 1757

Quelle: The Blind Boy (l. 17-20).

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„Critics, you have been so kind,
I would not have you think me blind“

—  Alfred Noyes English poet 1880 - 1958

Apologia
The Flower of Old Japan and Other Poems (1907), Forest of Wild Thyme
Kontext: Critics, you have been so kind,
I would not have you think me blind
To all the wisdom that you preach;
Yet before I strictlier run
In straiter lines of chiselled speech,
Give me one more hour, just one
Hour to hunt the fairy gleam
That flutters through this childish dream.

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„I am what I am
I am my own special creation
So come take a look
Give me the hook or the ovation
It's my world that I want to have a little pride in
My world and it's not a place I have to hide in
Life's not worth a damn till you can say
Hey world I am what I am.“

—  Jerry Herman American composer and lyricist 1931 - 2019

"I Am What I Am," from La Cage aux Folles (1983) http://www.bassey.co.uk/blog/shirley_bassey/2006_08_07_peggyblog.html

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„Look at me, see if I am poor, or my people either. The whites may get me at last, as you say, but I will have good times till then. You are fools to make yourselves slaves to a piece of fat bacon, some hard-tack, and a little sugar and coffee.“

—  Sitting Bull Hunkpapa Lakota medicine man and holy man 1831 - 1890

Also told to Charles Larpenteur at Fort Union in 1867. Published in Utley, Robert M. The Lance and the Shield. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1993. p. 73.

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„My God, my God, have mercy on me, and on my poor people!“

—  William the Silent stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, leader of the Dutch Revolt 1533 - 1584

Last words, as quoted in De Vader des Vaderlands (1941) by W. Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, p. 29
Variants:
O my God, have mercy on this poor people.
My God, have pity on my soul; my God, have pity on this poor people.
My God, have mercy on my soul and on these poor people.
My God, have pity on my soul; I am badly wounded. My God, have pity on my soul and on this poor people!

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„To leave off action"? Well, damn me if I do! You know, Foley, I have only one eye,— I have a right to be blind sometimes . . . I really do not see the signal!“

—  Horatio Nelson Royal Navy Admiral 1758 - 1805

At the battle of Copenhagen, Ignoring Admiral Parker's signal to retreat, holding his telescope up to his blind eye, and proceeding to victory against the Danish fleet. (2 April 1801); as quoted in Life of Nelson, Ch. 7
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Kontext: To leave off action"? Well, damn me if I do! You know, Foley, I have only one eye,— I have a right to be blind sometimes... I really do not see the signal!

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„I am a poor man from a poor country, so I have to be entertaining every second.“

—  Nam June Paik American video art pioneer 1932 - 2006

Attributed in: Yuji Takahashi " For Paik http://www.suigyu.com/yuji/en-text/paik.html," exhibition catalogue “ Bye-bye Nam June Paik http://www.watarium.co.jp/exhibition/0606_paik_en.html” at Watarium Museum, 2006.
1970s

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„Blind people do not need a name, I am my voice, nothing else matters.“

—  José Saramago, buch Blindness

Quelle: Blindness (1995), p. 290

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„Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.“

—  Alfonso X of Castile King of Castile 1221 - 1284

Si hubiera estado presente en la Creación, habría dado algunas indicaciones útiles.
After studying Ptolemy's treatise on astronomy.; reported in Thomas Carlyle, History of Frederick the Great, book ii. chap. vii. Carlyle wrote that this saying of Alfonso about Ptolemy's astronomy, "that it seemed a crank machine; that it was pity the Creator had not taken advice," is still remembered by mankind, — this and no other of his many sayings.
If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking on creation thus, I should have recommended something simpler.
Quoted/paraphrased by Adam Riess in his Nobel Prize (in Physics 2011) lecture slides on Supernovae Reveal An Accelerating Universe (A Science Adventure Story).

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