„I am Joan of Arc. I am Clemenceau.“

—  Charles de Gaulle, Reportedly misattributed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in January, 1943, in communicating his impression of de Gaulle's arrogance in assuming the mantle of leadership of free France. Reported in Paul F. Boller, John George, They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions (1990), p. 33-34.
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„I am armed, I am not here, / I am in the depths, am far away… / I am far away… / I glow amidst dead.“

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