„Perhaps I shall survive, perhaps not. I have been known as the commander. Wherever I am present or am mentioned, I am the king.“

Babak Khorramdin's letter to his son, rejecting the caliph’s amnesty message, quoted by Al-Tabari, cited in "BĀBAK ḴORRAMI" at Encyclopaedia Iranica http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/babak-korrami

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aserbaidschanischer Führer der Bewegung der Khorramiyân 798 - 838

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„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, buch Ars amatoria

Book II, lines 165–166 (tr. J. Lewis May)
Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love)
Original: (la) Pauperibus vates ego sum, quia pauper amavi;
Cum dare non possem munera, verba dabam.

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„I am the King.“

—  Arthur C. Clarke, buch The Fountains of Paradise

Ah, but which king? The monarch who had stood on these granite flagstones — scarcely worn then, eighteen hundred years ago — was probably an able and intelligent man; but he failed to conceive that the time could ever come when he would fade into an anonymity as deep as that of his humblest subjects.
Quelle: 1970s, The Fountains of Paradise (1979), Ch. 11 “The Silent Princess”, p. 65

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„I personally am too passionate, I am too much of a politician, and too outspoken to be a reasonable and successful king…definitely, I am no candidate for the throne.“

—  Norodom Ranariddh Cambodian politician 1944

[Claudi Arizzi, http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royal-watchers-ponder-whats-deal, Royal watchers ponder 'what's the deal?', 21 November 1997, 20 September 2015, Phnom Penh Post]

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„1500 metre, I am the king.“

—  Sun Yang Chinese swimmer 1991

August 8, 2016. Sun Yang says he is 'king' of 1500m at Rio Olympics, and no friend of Mack Horton https://www.smh.com.au/sport/sun-yang-says-he-is-king-of-1500m-at-rio-olympics-and-no-friend-of-mack-horton-20160808-gqn8ob.html
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„I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be President.“

—  Andrew Jackson American general and politician, 7th president of the United States 1767 - 1845

As told to H.M. Brackenridge, Jackson's secretary, in 1821; quoted by James Parton, The Life of Andrew Jackson (1860), vol. II, ch. XXVI (Houghton Mifflin and Co., 1888), page 354. Parton cites his source as H.M. Brackenridge, Letters, page 8.
1820s
Kontext: Do they think that I am such a damned fool as to think myself fit for President of the United States? No, sir; I know what I am fit for. I can command a body of men in a rough way, but I am not fit to be President.

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„If there is any truth in what I am saying, it will survive.“

—  Rajneesh Godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement 1931 - 1990

Italian TV Interview (1989)
Kontext: I believe and trust absolutely in existence. If there is any truth in what I am saying, it will survive. The people who remain interested in my work will be simply carrying the torch, but not imposing anything on anyone, either by sword or bread. I will remain a source of inspiration to my people and that is what most sannyasins will feel. I want them to grow on their own. Qualities like love, around which no church can be created, like awareness, qualities which are nobody's monopoly, like celebration, rejoicing, and maintaining childlike fresh eyes. I want people to know themselves, not to be according to someone else, and the way is in.

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„I am king of the Romans and above grammar.“

—  Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor Monarch from the House Luxemburg, 1387 to 1437 King of Hungary, 1410 to 1437 King of Germany, 1419 to 1437 King of Boh… 1368 - 1437

Original Latin: Ego sum rex Romanus et super grammaticam Carlyle, Thomas (1858). History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great (Volume II) http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext00/02frd10.txt. Gutenberg.org.

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„On the laugh of a child I am borne to the joy of the King.“

—  George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935

The Nuts of Knowledge (1903)

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„I do not wish to be a king; I am not anxious to be rich; I decline military command; I detest fornication; I am not impelled by an insatiable love of gain to go to sea; I do not contend for chaplets; I am free from a mad thirst for fame; I despise death; I am superior to every kind of disease; grief does not consume my soul.“

—  Tatian Syrian writer 120 - 180

Original: (la) Regnare nolo: ditescere non libet: prae turam recuso, scortationem odi: navigare ob insatiabilem avaritiam non cupio: de coronis consequendis non dimico: liber sum ab insana gloria cupiditate: mortem contemno: guovis morbi genere superior sum: maror animum non peredit.
Quelle: Address to the Greeks, Chapter XI, as translated by J. E. Ryland

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„I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.“

—  Pietro Aretino Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist, and blackmailer 1492 - 1556

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Nick Cave Foto

„I am the black crow king,
Keeper of the forgotten corn,
The King!“

—  Nick Cave Australian musician 1957

Song lyrics, The Firstborn Is Dead (1985), Black Crow King

„Deep in my psyche, I am no different than any American—I have a greater command of their language than they do. I am a composite of all of the heroines in the books I’ve read—legendary, mythological, fictional ones. I wonder if I am real? I want to be!“

—  Estela Portillo-Trambley American writer 1936 - 1999

On how she would describe herself (as quoted in the book Chicana Ways: Conversations with Ten Chicana Writers https://books.google.com/books?id=yq0PkmCGWoEC&pg=PA205&lpg=PA205&dq)

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