182+ Best I Am Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous I Am Quotes

I am not young enough to know everything. — Oscar Wilde

I am, more than anything else, happy. — Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

As to war, I am and always was a great enemy, at the same time a warrior the greater part of my life and were I young again, should still be a warrior while ever this country should be invaded and I lived. — Daniel Morgan

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. — Winston Churchill

I am an open book, and I’m fine being me: I’m not a perfect person. — Tove Lo

I’ve always done whatever I want and always been exactly who I am. — Billie Eilish

All of us knows, not what is expedient, not what is going to make us popular, not what the policy is, or the company policy – but in truth each of us knows what is the right thing to do. And that’s how I am guided. — Maya Angelou

I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. — Confucius

I see that already in this present world I am exalted above measure by the Lord. And I was not worthy nor such a one as that he should grant this to me, since I know most surely that poverty and affliction become me better than delights and riches. — Saint Patrick

On two occasions I have been asked, ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’ I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. — Charles Babbage

The more you fly, the more unsettling it is, because you realize how much more likely it will be for you to crash. I am getting better at it, though. — Kit Harington

I’ve got so many mountains to climb and goals to conquer. I’ve got so many scars I want to leave on the planet. I just feel like I’m not there yet. I feel like I am just getting started. — Nikki Sixx

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless! — William Shakespeare

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. — Fannie Lou Hamer

There are two worlds here in the U.S., especially here in Los Angeles. All the Latinos have watched my shows for 30 years, but Americans haven’t seen them. So I am living in this world where I am a huge star for part of the population and a nobody to the other part. — Eugenio Derbez

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day. — James Joyce

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod. — Winston Churchill

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. — Abraham Lincoln

The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. — Henri Nouwen

I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think and feel. — Abraham Lincoln

I am a Catholic, not so committed to the church, but to the idea of the Virgin, the female face of God. — Paulo Coelho

I know that I’ve been guided by God. I am obedient. — Maya Angelou

I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell. — William Tecumseh Sherman

Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. — John Donne

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. — Louisa May Alcott

Alas, I am dying beyond my means. — Oscar Wilde

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. — Winston Churchill

I’ve become a true Muslim. It’s giving me happiness. It’s made me become content as a man and helped me to grow. I’ve just got faith in it, and it has definitely helped me become the man I am today. — Sonny Bill Williams

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. — Winston Churchill

More people are asking me to come and sing for them, so obviously I am getting more work. But apart from singing, I have been parallely programming and producing music tracks and assisting music directors. That is my bread and butter, which is how I survived in Mumbai. Now I can’t leave it. — Arijit Singh

I am always grateful to my team-mates at Milan for what we achieved. — Kaka

I am accused of using hard language. I admit the charge. I have not been able to find a soft word to describe villainy or to identify the perpetrator of it. The man who makes a chattel of his brother – what is he? The man who keeps back the hire of his laborers by fraud – what is he? — William Lloyd Garrison

I am never proud to participate in violence, yet I know that each of us must care enough for ourselves that we can be ready and able to come to our own defense when and wherever needed. — Maya Angelou

I am what survives of me. — Erik Erikson

And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time. — Jesus Christ

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever – this is a somewhat new kind of religion. — Albert Einstein

For a person who grew up in the ’30s and ’40s in the segregated South, with so many doors closed without explanation to me, libraries and books said, ‘Here I am, read me.’ Over time I have learned I am at my best around books. — Maya Angelou

The way I try to represent my family and coaches, I think all are characteristics the league aspires to portray. That’s just who I am. — Stephen Curry

I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good – the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself… Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life! — Jessye Norman

I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting. — Winston Churchill

I am results-oriented. — Bill Gates

I have a feeling that I make a very good friend, and I’m a good mother, and a good sister, and a good citizen. I am involved in life itself – all of it. And I have a lot of energy and a lot of nerve. — Maya Angelou

Being elected to Congress, though I am very grateful to our friends for having done it, has not pleased me as much as I expected. — Abraham Lincoln

I am not skilled enough or energetic enough to craft a persona. I just have to be who I am and hope people like it. — Pete Buttigieg

Now I am just focusing on my daughter, my wife, religion, and training. — Sonny Bill Williams

I’m very observant and very instinctive. In life, you have to have the vulnerability to accept when you are to blame. And I do have that, and I am open enough to say it. — Naomi Campbell

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the microphone, I’m not scared to step up and say, ‘This is my ability, this is how good I am.’ In other areas of life, I’m not so confident; I’m still adjusting to the photo shoots, all that stuff. But behind the mic, I’m fully confident. — Stormzy

That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular. — Abraham Lincoln

‘No comment’ is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. — Winston Churchill

I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live. — Kanye West

I never want to be anything more than I am; what I don’t have, I don’t need. — Louis Armstrong

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. — Abraham Lincoln

I know some people might think it odd – unworthy even – for me to have written a cookbook, but I make no apologies. The U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins thought I had demeaned myself by writing poetry for Hallmark Cards, but I am the people’s poet so I write for the people. — Maya Angelou

It took a long time, and a lot of years, for me to get comfortable with myself, like the way I am now. — Andy Ruiz Jr.

The thing I enjoy is that I have come to league as a union player, and I have to adapt to different situations I am facing. — Sonny Bill Williams

My greatest contribution to hip-hop was allowing the United States of America to know and understand exactly how far they reach, and how influential they are to children in completely different countries because I am the import. — Monie Love

I am a Democrat because I believe in protecting freedom, fairness, families, and the future. — Pete Buttigieg

Sometimes they are big hurdles, but good players can overcome them. I am trying to do my best. — Sonny Bill Williams

I feel that a world in which you only see what you want to see is incomplete. And as a game creator, I am only here to prepare a game that will expand the breadth of your thinking, and leave the decision between good and evil up to the players. — Yoko Taro

Survival is a privilege which entails obligations. I am forever asking myself what I can do for those who have not survived. — Simon Wiesenthal

When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is. — Oscar Wilde

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness. — Helen Keller

In my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless it be forced upon the government. The government will not use force unless force is used against it. — Abraham Lincoln

I am more afraid of those who are terrified of the devil than I am of the devil himself. — Saint Teresa of Avila

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence. — Pope John Paul II

I am often drawn to what appear at first to be ‘dark’ or ‘difficult’ subjects, but which, upon further examination, are always and only reflections of the ways human beings attempt, however clumsily, badly, or well, to connect with others. — Marya Hornbacher

I’ve never wanted to be like anybody. That’s something that my dad taught me growing up: ‘Never want to be like someone; be the next you.’ But I am a fan of the game, I’m a fan of the position, and I watch everyone. — Saquon Barkley

There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible. — Elizabeth I

I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. — Kanye West

I don’t care a damn for your loyal service when you think I am right; when I really want it most is when you think I am wrong. — John Monash

I am a woman, so I never want to hide that or be like, ‘I’m one of the boys,’ because I’m not. I am aware of our audience. We always aim for the right combo of not hitting people over head but still getting our message across. — Nikki Glaser

I must confess that I lead a miserable life. For almost two years, I have ceased to attend any social functions, just because I find it impossible to say to people, ‘I am deaf.’ If I had any other profession, I might be able to cope with my infirmity; but in my profession, it is a terrible handicap. — Ludwig van Beethoven

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. — Carl Rogers

Where ever I am I always find myself looking out the window wishing I was somewhere else. — Angelina Jolie

I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for the sick children, and feel that I am needed. I want to do, not just to be. — Princess Diana

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. — Albert Einstein

I’m proud of who I am. I am proud of my husband and our marriage. — Pete Buttigieg

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. — Henry David Thoreau

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement. — Winston Churchill

I want to be known for what I am, black and white, because I’m proud of both. — Logic

Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Orson Welles. I am an actor. I am a writer. I am a producer. I am a director. I am a magician. I appear onstage and on the radio. Why are there so many of me and so few of you? — Orson Welles

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home. — Winston Churchill

I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly. — Oscar Wilde

Like anyone who follows politics, I am sometimes mesmerized by the twisted and relentless drama playing out in Washington. But I also know about the price of distraction – the consequences of our attention being diverted from how politics affects daily life. — Pete Buttigieg

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature. — Paulo Coelho

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me. — Helen Keller

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. — Alexander the Great

The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand. — Yves Tanguy

I am a writer. I suppose I think that the highest gift that man has is art, and I am audacious enough to think of myself as an artist – that there is both joy and beauty and illumination and communion between people to be achieved through the dissection of personality. — Lorraine Hansberry

What a liberation to realize that the ‘voice in my head’ is not who I am. ‘Who am I, then?’ The one who sees that. — Eckhart Tolle

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. — Lao Tzu

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation. — Maya Angelou

The Great Spirit will not make me suffer because I am ignorant. He will put me in a place where I shall be better off than in this world. — Red Cloud

I am more focused on the games; things like contracts I leave with my agent. — Sadio Mane

I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. — Abraham Lincoln

Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken. — Ludwig van Beethoven

I am humble Abraham Lincoln. I have been solicited by my friends to become a candidate for the Legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance. — Abraham Lincoln

I am an educator and neuroscientist who studies how the brain learns to read and what happens when a young brain can’t learn to read easily, as in the childhood learning challenge, developmental dyslexia. — Maryanne Wolf

I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. — Benjamin Franklin

I’m definitely open to change, but at the same time I am quite stubborn. — Andy Murray

I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition. — Maya Angelou

While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. — Eugene V. Debs

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth. — Martin Luther

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me. — Jesus Christ

I am easily satisfied with the very best. — Winston Churchill

My parents fled from a Cuban dictatorship in search of freedom. Growing up, I saw my parents struggle… I am here today because of them. My success is their success. Their sacrifice and perseverance made my education possible. — Alexander Acosta

You cannot score 10 goals from 10 shots – that’s impossible – but I am trying. — Mohamed Salah

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. — Winston Churchill

Tennis is an individual sport, and I am quite a self-conscious person. — Andy Murray

I’m a lot more comfortable in the ring. I’m comfortable catching punches, and defensively, I feel like I’ve improved a lot. I am banking on my athleticism. I’ve worked hard on my footwork. — Sonny Bill Williams

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. — Jesus Christ

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. — Albert Einstein

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. — Abraham Lincoln

I view myself as being the average woman. While I am first lady, I wasn’t first lady my whole life. I’m a product of pop culture. I’m a consumer of pop culture, and I know what resonates with people. — Michelle Obama

I want to get comfortable with my insecurities until I am no longer insecure. I want to be comfortable in my skin so that I do not need to dump any of my discomfort onto someone else in the form of judgment. — Damien Rice

I am obsessed with beauty. I want everything to be perfect, and of course it isn’t. And that’s a tough place to be because you’re never satisfied. — Robert Mapplethorpe

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. — Oscar Wilde

At the end of the day, I just do my job. I love my art. But I genuinely want to change the world. I’m very generous, and I really want people to see that I am – that’s really it. — Millie Bobby Brown

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war. — Albert Einstein

I am not a black artist, I am an artist. — Jean-Michel Basquiat

I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don’t hurt me, because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am. — Paulo Coelho

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. — Mark Twain

There are still courses in the United States that I am not allowed to play because of the color of my skin. — Tiger Woods

Whether or not I like a piece of data has very little bearing on whether or not I am likely to accept it. — Jordan Peterson

In all my work, in the movies I write, the lyrics, the poetry, the prose, the essays, I am saying that we may encounter many defeats – maybe it’s imperative that we encounter the defeats – but we are much stronger than we appear to be and maybe much better than we allow ourselves to be. Human beings are more alike than unalike. — Maya Angelou

In so far as the government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels so that every poor man may have a home. — Abraham Lincoln

I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here. — Warren Buffett

I am like a man so busy in letting rooms in one end of his house, that he can’t stop to put out the fire that is burning the other. — Abraham Lincoln

I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs. — John Wooden

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise. — Margaret Atwood

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. — Albert Einstein

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. — Confucius

I am not going to die, I’m going home like a shooting star. — Sojourner Truth

As a cognitive neuroscientist and scholar of reading, I am particularly concerned with the plight of the reading brain as it encounters this technologically rich society. — Maryanne Wolf

I am here just to learn, to improve, to help my team improve. — Pep Guardiola

I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April. — Christopher Columbus

I think; therefore I am. — Rene Descartes

I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed. — Vincent Van Gogh

We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm. — Winston Churchill

In the United States, I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity. — Paulo Coelho

In my case Pilgrim’s Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am. — Carl Jung

I am among those who think that science has great beauty. — Marie Curie

I am not bound to please thee with my answer. — William Shakespeare

I believe one of the best things about managing people is that we can influence lives in a positive way. That’s basically what a manager is about. When I can do that, I am very happy. — Arsene Wenger

Out of the water, I am nothing. — Duke Kahanamoku

But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive. — William Shakespeare

When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say. — Abraham Lincoln

I am desperate for change – now – not in 8 years or 12 years, but right now. — Michelle Obama

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. — Abraham Lincoln

It is a neck-and-neck race between Mr. Gray and myself who shall complete our apparatus first. He has the advantage over me in being a practical electrician – but I have reason to believe that I am better acquainted with the phenomena of sound than he is – so that I have an advantage there. — Alexander Graham Bell

Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult. — C. S. Lewis

Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can’t talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful. — Philip K. Dick

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. — Alexander the Great

My goal was never to make Facebook cool. I am not a cool person. — Mark Zuckerberg

I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals. — Buddha

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner. — Mark Twain

I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. — Walt Whitman

I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling. — Frida Kahlo

I literally worked from the bottom up to where I am now. — Charlotte Dujardin

My mother would do anything for her children. And that’s how I am too. — Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

I’m not the same person I was. I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that. — Paris Hilton

When younger writers and poets, musicians and painters are weakened by a stemming of funds, they come to me saddened, not as full of dreams and excitement and ideas. I am then weakened and diminished, and made less rich. — Maya Angelou

I’m always surprised when people respond positively to what I am saying, given its seriousnessness and strange nature. — Jordan Peterson

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me. — Abraham Lincoln

If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul. — William Shakespeare

I am happy to be alive, as long as I can paint. — Frida Kahlo

I am one of the most idiosyncratic people around. — Bjork

I use Spotify to listen to music when I am taking a shower and when I am doing projects. — Marley Dias

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. — Oscar Wilde

When I step forward on the floor, I have the confidence that I’m the best player playing that night and that I am the most prepared at what I need to be doing. — Stephen Curry

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. — Winston Churchill

My scientific studies have afforded me great gratification; and I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work. — Gregor Mendel

Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living. — Harriet Tubman

I am insecure… because I have to think about what I look like every day. — Cameron Russell

I am not stroppy at all. — Andy Murray

I am rather inclined to silence. — Abraham Lincoln

I can honestly say I am a Christian, but my spirituality has been developed on the road and is based on my experiences with God. — Justin Timberlake

I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life. — Maya Angelou

I am a big believer that orderliness begets wealth. — Suze Orman

For myself, it’s trying to do my best in whatever I am doing. At this time, it is boxing; then when I get home, I want to be the best father, the best husband, the best man I can be. — Sonny Bill Williams