„I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.“

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mexikanische Malerin 1907 - 1954

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Frida Kahlo Foto

„I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.“

—  Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954

Quoted from: Antonio Rodríguez, "Una pintora extraordinaria," Así (17 March 1945)
1925 - 1945
Variante: I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

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Aaron Burr Foto

„On that subject I am coy.“

—  Aaron Burr American Vice President and politician 1756 - 1836

Last words; Burr was an atheist. His last words were a response to the efforts of his friend, Reverend P.J. Van Pelt, to get Burr to state that there was a God. Reported in Holmes Moss Alexander, Aaron Burr: The Proud Pretender‎ (1937), p. 356.

„I am not a joking subject!“

—  Moses Golola Kick Boxer, Eating Champion 1980

ChimpReports http://chimpreports.com/index.php/news-in-pictures/sports-in-pictures/18122-fnl4-golola-tries-zig-zag-skills-at-basketball.html

Torquato Tasso Foto

„Wherever I am, I am Love, no less
among these shepherds than with nobility.
And inequalities of subjects to my rule
I balance as I please.“

—  Torquato Tasso, Aminta

Ovunque i mi sia, io sono Amore.
Ne'pastori non men, che ne gli heroi;
E la disagguaglianza de'soggetti,
Come à me piace, agguaglio.
Prologue
Aminta (1573)

Gore Vidal Foto

„I have begun writing what I have said I'd never write, a memoir ("I am not my own subject," I used to say with icy superiority).“

—  Gore Vidal American writer 1925 - 2012

Preface http://www.threepennyreview.com/samples/vidal_su95.html
1990s, The City and the Pillar and Seven Early Stories (1995)

Henry David Thoreau Foto

„I am as desirous of being a good neighbor as I am of being a bad subject.“

—  Henry David Thoreau, buch Über die Pflicht zum Ungehorsam gegen den Staat

Civil Disobedience (1849)

Petina Gappah Foto

„I think I am a better writer for being a lawyer. My mind is pretty chaotic because I am interested in so much, but it has been disciplined through my legal studies. I want to believe I am more measured in my responses to events, and that I am more analytical of my own motivations and self-justification. I am strongly opinionated but I have learned the gift of dispassion…“

—  Petina Gappah Zimbabwean writer, journalist and business lawyer 1971

On how being a lawyer shaped her writing in “Exclusive interview: Petina Gappah speaks about the highs and lows of her writing career, and reveals details of her next book” https://johannesburgreviewofbooks.com/2017/09/04/exclusive-interview-petina-gappah-speaks-about-the-highs-and-lows-of-her-writing-career-and-reveals-details-of-her-next-book/ in the Johannesburg Review of Books (2017 Sep 4)

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„I am not ashamed or afraid to say that I wish more sympathy had been shown on both sides towards the Chartists. … I am not ashamed to say that I sympathise with millions of my fellow-subjects.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

Speech in the House of Commons (28 January 1840), quoted in William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield. Volume I. 1804–1859 (London: John Murray, 1929), p. 485
1840s

Johann Gottlieb Fichte Foto

„Who am I? Subject and object in one — contemplating and contemplated, thinking and thought of. As both must I have become what I am.“

—  Johann Gottlieb Fichte, buch Die Bestimmung des Menschen

Jane Sinnett, trans 1846 p. 71
The Vocation of Man (1800), Faith

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„I did best when I had least truth for my subjects.“

—  John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631

Quelle: The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose

Edward Hopper Foto

„[on the question 'Why selecting certain subjects over others':] I do not exactly know, unless it is that I believe them [his chosen subjects] to be the best mediums for a synthesis of my inner experience.“

—  Edward Hopper prominent American realist painter and printmaker 1882 - 1967

posthumous
Quelle: 'Edward Hopper', Goodrich; p. 152; as quoted in "Edward Hopper", Gail Levin, Bonfini Press, Switzerland 1984, p. 52

George III of the United Kingdom Foto

„I am happy enough to think I have the present the real love of my subjects, and lay it down for certain that if I do not show them that I will not permit Ministers to trample on me, that my subjects will in time come to esteem me unworthy of the Crown I wear.“

—  George III of the United Kingdom King of Great Britain and King of Ireland 1738 - 1820

Quelle: Letter to the Earl of Bute (November 1760), quoted in Letters from George III to Lord Bute, 1756–1766, ed. Romney Sedgwick (1939), p. 50

Thomas Nagel Foto

„I speak from experience, being strongly subject to this fear myself: I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers.“

—  Thomas Nagel, buch The Last Word

The Last Word, Oxford University Press, 1997, pp. 130-131.
Kontext: In speaking of the fear of religion, I don’t mean to refer to the entirely reasonable hostility toward certain established religions and religious institutions, in virtue of their objectionable moral doctrines, social policies, and political influence. Nor am I referring to the association of many religious beliefs with superstition and the acceptance of evident empirical falsehoods. I am talking about something much deeper—namely, the fear of religion itself. I speak from experience, being strongly subject to this fear myself: I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn’t just that I don’t believe in God and, naturally, hope that I’m right in my belief. It’s that I hope there is no God! I don’t want there to be a God; I don’t want the universe to be like that.

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