I'm going to make myself a sandwich and get back to work.
Thanks, but I did all this by myself until you came along.
I amaze myself with my cleverness.
Until men learn the meaning of the word no, I'll protect myself in the way that has proven most effective.
I've told myself that a hundred times.
I want to apologize for forcing myself on you and I want to assure you that it will never happen again.
I'll make myself available.
I came by myself – to get the twins.
"I'm hungry myself," said Zeb.
I was enjoying myself until I fell over the cliff.
I don't have to defend myself against Alex.
I never meant to push myself on you in the first place.
I figured I owed myself a present after getting busted.
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
I always pictured myself driving a van instead of a truck.
I can vouch for myself but going out on the limb for someone else is a whole different ball game.
I found myself in the kitchen.
I'm trying to guess what he might do; put myself in his boots.
I hadn't known how Annie was abducted and chastised myself for not seeking the details.
I steeled myself to hide the fear that welled up inside me like the worse cramps I could possibly endure.
"I'm beginning to wonder myself," Dusty admitted.
"I swore to myself I'd do this," she said.
"I feel sleepy myself," remarked Zeb, yawning.
How could I enjoy myself knowing he was being tended to and surrounded by strangers?
I was imprudent to place myself at such risk.
One clue following another until we are together and I rid myself of your foolish games and inconvenient interruptions.
I waited to hear John Luke Grasso, and steeled myself to pretend I didn't recognize the name.
I can't get close enough to anything to learn more without getting myself killed.
I never had children myself, so I can only imagine your grief.
They even tell me wonders I myself never dreamed of!
In fact, I'd confine myself to a bank vault or a guru's mountain top sanctuary.
They threatened and questioned him, but he stuck to that: 'I made it up myself.'
"As befits a soldier, Aunt, I don't force myself on anyone or refuse anything," he said before he had time to consider what he was saying.
I busied myself with the minimal duties of Econ Scrutiny's work.
Denying it seemed fruitless yet I couldn't bring myself to confirm what she was saying.
I managed to calm myself enough to relate what little I knew of what happened to the people with whom we'd both worked so closely.
I keep telling myself it can't be real, she said, her voice barely audible.
Deep down, I convinced myself we might have a chance for custody of Martha.
Here, then, I made my home; and although it is a lonely place I amuse myself making rustles and flutters, and so get along very nicely.
Real horses, like myself, are made of flesh and blood and bones.
Meanwhile the desire to express myself grew.
Before October, 1893, I had studied various subjects by myself in a more or less desultory manner.
But to confine myself to those who are said to be in moderate circumstances.
I rationalized myself right into his bed – right where I wanted to go.
I suppose I'd begin to doubt myself the more I thought about it.
I couldn't live with myself if I wasted this gift I've been given.
I chastise myself for taking an undue risk, when other means are available.
I cursed myself for not bringing a flashlight as I felt around the walls for a light switch.
I pushed myself up until my side screamed for me to stop.
"Oh God, I hate myself," she said through her tears.
Betty-Boop or whatever your name is, if you tarry much longer I may be forced to introduce myself, though taking you, at least at this time, would cause a mild alteration to my carefully formulated plans.
I introduced myself by name as I accepted the offered seat across from a large desk, the only other furniture in the small room.
I must assure myself you are carrying nothing on your person.
I considered going to the hospital myself until I entered my room.
I used to call myself a Wizard, and do tricks of ventriloquism.
I myself, not being built to eat, have no personal experience in such matters.
I will confess that I intended to eat the little pig for my breakfast; so I crept into the room where it was kept while the Princess was dressing and hid myself under a chair.
The beads were sewed in the right place and I could not contain myself for joy; but immediately I lost all interest in the doll.
I caught myself harboring a feeling of hatred toward him which I vainly tried to overcome.
So tell them that I shall await a reply till the tenth, and if by the tenth I don't receive news that they have all got away I shall have to throw up everything and come myself to Bald Hills.
'No,' said he, 'I have not read any papers, I made it up myself.' 'If that's so, you're a traitor and I'll have you tried, and you'll be hanged!
When I understood what he wanted--when I saw that he was preparing a bed of laurels for us, you know, I said to myself: 'That is a monarch,' and I devoted myself to him!
Why, he says: 'I'm a general's son myself, I won't go!' he says.
My action seems to me free; but asking myself whether I could raise my arm in every direction, I see that I raised it in the direction in which there was least obstruction to that action either from things around me or from the construction of my own body.
I hold myself responsible for her death.
I just convinced myself we were going to make it right.
I made myself comfortable on the sofa, my arm around Betsy, as we all waited for him to continue.
Maybe I should call him myself, just to make sure.
I had no stomach to involve myself in the love relationship of these two.
My teacher is so near to me that I scarcely think of myself apart from her.
I was persuaded, however, to content myself with the gifts from the tree and leave the others until morning.
I could not quite convince myself that there was much world left, for I regarded Boston as the beginning and the end of creation.
I lived myself into all things.
I carried the little story to the post-office myself, feeling as if I were walking on air.
I had disgraced myself; I had brought suspicion upon those I loved best.
At other times, in the midst of a paragraph I was writing, I said to myself, "Suppose it should be found that all this was written by some one long ago!"
I searched in the washings for a diamond and found it myself--the only true diamond, they said, that was ever found in the United States.
I had a French grammar in raised print, and as I already knew some French, I often amused myself by composing in my head short exercises, using the new words as I came across them, and ignoring rules and other technicalities as much as possible.
I often amused myself by reading Latin passages, picking up words I understood and trying to make sense.
I hung about the dangerous frontier of "guess," avoiding with infinite trouble to myself and others the broad valley of reason.
It was thought advisable for me to have my examinations in a room by myself, because the noise of the typewriter might disturb the other girls.
The embossed books and other apparatus arrived, and I threw myself into the work with renewed confidence.
I found it much easier and pleasanter to be taught by myself than to receive instruction in class.
Again and again I ask impatiently, "Why concern myself with these explanations and hypotheses?"
When a rainy day keeps me indoors, I amuse myself after the manner of other girls.
I made all of the gifts myself, excepting father's handkerchief.
I named him myself after my dear friend Phillips Brooks.
But alas! they are not, and I shall have to content myself with a stroll in the Gardens.
However Mr. Bell suggested that--and all her friends who are interested in her scheme should organize an association for the promotion of the education of the deaf and blind, Teacher and myself being included of course.
I was surprised to find Mrs. Keller a very young-looking woman, not much older than myself, I should think.
I made her understand, by pointing to a trunk in the hall and to myself and nodding my head, that I had a trunk, and then made the sign that she had used for eating, and nodded again.
Then I let her out into the warm sunshine and went up to my room and threw myself on the bed exhausted.
I asked myself, "How does a normal child learn language?"
While not confining myself to any special system of instruction, I have tried to add to her general information and intelligence, to enlarge her acquaintance with things around her, and to bring her into easy and natural relations with people.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
I speak understandingly on this subject, for I have made myself acquainted with it both theoretically and practically.
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself; and my shortcomings and inconsistencies do not affect the truth of my statement.
My furniture, part of which I made myself--and the rest cost me nothing of which I have not rendered an account--consisted of a bed, a table, a desk, three chairs, a looking-glass three inches in diameter, a pair of tongs and andirons, a kettle, a skillet, and a frying-pan, a dipper, a wash-bowl, two knives and forks, three plates, one cup, one spoon, a jug for oil, a jug for molasses, and a japanned lamp.
For more than five years I maintained myself thus solely by the labor of my hands, and I found that, by working about six weeks in a year, I could meet all the expenses of living.
However, when I have thought to indulge myself in this respect, and lay their Heaven under an obligation by maintaining certain poor persons in all respects as comfortably as I maintain myself, and have even ventured so far as to make them the offer, they have one and all unhesitatingly preferred to remain poor.
Such was not my abode, for I found myself suddenly neighbor to the birds; not by having imprisoned one, but having caged myself near them.
Yet I sustained myself by the prospect of such reading in future.
I read one or two shallow books of travel in the intervals of my work, till that employment made me ashamed of myself, and I asked where it was then that I lived.
I have my horizon bounded by woods all to myself; a distant view of the railroad where it touches the pond on the one hand, and of the fence which skirts the woodland road on the other.
I do not flatter myself, but if it be possible they flatter me.
I can enjoy myself well enough here chopping; I want no better sport.
It was very pleasant, when I stayed late in town, to launch myself into the night, especially if it was dark and tempestuous, and set sail from some bright village parlor or lecture room, with a bag of rye or Indian meal upon my shoulder, for my snug harbor in the woods, having made all tight without and withdrawn under hatches with a merry crew of thoughts, leaving only my outer man at the helm, or even tying up the helm when it was plain sailing.
Since the wood-cutters, and the railroad, and I myself have profaned Walden, perhaps the most attractive, if not the most beautiful, of all our lakes, the gem of the woods, is White Pond;--a poor name from its commonness, whether derived from the remarkable purity of its waters or the color of its sands.
But to tell the truth, I find myself at present somewhat less particular in these respects.
In October I went a-graping to the river meadows, and loaded myself with clusters more precious for their beauty and fragrance than for food.
Each morning, when they were numbed with cold, I swept some of them out, but I did not trouble myself much to get rid of them; I even felt complimented by their regarding my house as a desirable shelter.
I thus warmed myself by the still glowing embers which the summer, like a departed hunter, had left.
I might have got good limestone within a mile or two and burned it myself, if I had cared to do so.
I amused myself one winter day with sliding this piecemeal across the pond, nearly half a mile, skating behind with one end of a log fifteen feet long on my shoulder, and the other on the ice; or I tied several logs together with a birch withe, and then, with a longer birch or alder which had a hook at the end, dragged them across.
With such reminiscences I repeopled the woods and lulled myself asleep.
One afternoon I amused myself by watching a barred owl (Strix nebulosa) sitting on one of the lower dead limbs of a white pine, close to the trunk, in broad daylight, I standing within a rod of him.
Sometimes, also, when the ice was covered with shallow puddles, I saw a double shadow of myself, one standing on the head of the other, one on the ice, the other on the trees or hillside.
If I devote myself to other pursuits and contemplations, I must first see, at least, that I do not pursue them sitting upon another man's shoulders.
I did not see why the schoolmaster should be taxed to support the priest, and not the priest the schoolmaster: for I was not the State's schoolmaster, but I supported myself by voluntary subscription.
I do not wish to split hairs, to make fine distinctions, or set myself up as better than my neighbors.
I could not have done it myself, I should not have had the courage, but it's splendid.
I myself will go and ask him, I!... does that satisfy you?
However painful it may be to me, should the Almighty lay the duties of wife and mother upon me I shall try to perform them as faithfully as I can, without disquieting myself by examining my feelings toward him whom He may give me for husband.
I do not allow myself to judge him and would not have others do so.
Know this, Masha: I can't reproach, have not reproached, and never shall reproach my wife with anything, and I cannot reproach myself with anything in regard to her; and that always will be so in whatever circumstances I may be placed.
I consider myself fortunate to have such a subordinate by me.
"I don't myself know 'to who,'" replied the cornet in a serious tone, "but the prince told me to 'go and tell the colonel that the hussars must return quickly and fire the bridge.'"
"I shall scarcely be able to avail myself of your hospitality, gentlemen, it is already time for me to go," replied Prince Andrew looking at his watch.
"I have the honor to present myself," repeated Prince Andrew rather loudly, handing Kutuzov an envelope.
"Get in," said Kutuzov, and noticing that Bolkonski still delayed, he added: "I need good officers myself, need them myself!"
"Yes, let's go in and I will get myself a roll and some cheese," said Prince Andrew who had not yet had time to eat anything.
I have myself said she is stupid, he thought.
Now I know that not because of her alone, nor of myself alone, but because of everyone, it must inevitably come about.
She thought: "If I seem not to notice he will think that I do not sympathize with him; if I seem sad and out of spirits myself, he will say (as he has done before) that I'm in the dumps."
Even if I like him I can't now be myself with him.
I will myself direct your battalions.
"I saw him myself," replied the man with a self-confident smile of derision.
If the Emperor is wounded, am I to try to save myself? he thought.
It would be particularly pleasant to him to dishonor my name and ridicule me, just because I have exerted myself on his behalf, befriended him, and helped him.
Can't I go away from here, run away, bury myself somewhere? passed through his mind.
Now I have spoken that terrible word to myself all has become clear.
To the great regret of myself and of the whole army it is still uncertain whether he is alive or not.
No, I will do it myself, only tell me what to say.
I shall speak to him myself, said the countess, indignant that they should have dared to treat this little Natasha as grown up.
I will tell him myself, and you'll listen at the door, and Natasha ran across the drawing room to the dancing hall, where Denisov was sitting on the same chair by the clavichord with his face in his hands.
And I," continued Pierre, "shot Dolokhov because I considered myself injured, and Louis XVI was executed because they considered him a criminal, and a year later they executed those who executed him--also for some reason.
Only by the inner purification of myself can I retain in some degree of purity the liquid I receive.
I myself will remain in hospital at Ostrolenka till I recover.
I hardly know myself again.
To live for myself avoiding those two evils is my whole philosophy now.
I lived like that, I lived for myself and ruined my life.
"But that's just the same as myself--they are not others," explained Prince Andrew.
I had such moments myself not long ago, in Moscow and when traveling, but at such times I collapsed so that I don't live at all--everything seems hateful to me... myself most of all.
I have promised myself not to serve again in the active Russian army.
I myself thought like that, and do you know what saved me?
"I go by myself, benefactor," said Ivanushka, trying to speak in a bass voice.
I saw it myself, master, the star is fixed into the icon.
"I can't tear myself to pieces," the doctor was saying.
I'll go in and hand the letter to the Emperor myself so much the worse for Drubetskoy who drives me to it!
I knew that if I once let myself see her I should not have strength to go on refusing what she wanted.
I feel myself weak and unworthy.
I recollected myself and drove away that thought only when I found myself glowing with anger, but I did not sufficiently repent.
He became silent, and I recollected myself only when it was too late.
After much effort I dragged myself up, so that my leg hung down on one side and my body on the other.
He was telling me something, and I wished to show him my sensibility, and not listening to what he was saying I began picturing to myself the condition of my inner man and the grace of God sanctifying me.
And I said, "I should have known you had I met you by chance," and I thought to myself, "Am I telling the truth?"
And looking at those drawings I dreamed I felt that I was doing wrong, but could not tear myself away from them.
Because, consider, Count--if I allowed myself to marry now without having definite means to maintain my wife, I should be acting badly....
"I have never enjoyed myself so much before!" she said, and Prince Andrew noticed how her thin arms rose quickly as if to embrace her father and instantly dropped again.
Your loss is so terrible that I can only explain it to myself as a special providence of God who, loving you, wishes to try you and your excellent mother.
"I know a thing or two myself!" said Nastasya Ivanovna.
For myself, I can tell you, Count, I enjoy riding in company such as this... what could be better?
And then I was saying to myself all the way, 'How well Anisya carried herself, how well!'
And why not enjoy myself? thought Natasha, gazing at Helene with wide-open, wondering eyes.
If I were not myself, but the handsomest, cleverest, and best man in the world, and were free, I would this moment ask on my knees for your hand and your love!
In the contrary case, Your Majesty, I shall see myself forced to repel an attack that nothing on my part has provoked.
I myself don't know.
"I'll stand guard on it myself!" said Ilyin.
Have I disgraced myself in any way?
"Lord God, I submit myself to Thy will!" she thought.
"I don't know myself," Natasha answered quickly, "but I should not like to do anything you disapproved of.
No, I can't petition him myself--that would be too bold.
He replied: 'From no one; I made it up myself.'
Besides I know myself, if I fall asleep it's finished.
'I don't grieve for myself,' he says, 'God, it seems, has chastened me.
I'm not like that myself, but I understand.
I lift it, but ask myself: could I have abstained from lifting my arm at the moment that has already passed?
To convince myself of this I do not lift it the next moment.
Every day I stay in this house I degrade myself further.
I found myself in a farm house living room where a woman who looked maybe in her thirties was ironing shirts.
I keep trying to tell myself that her not telephoning is a good sign.
Curled up in a corner of the seat I amused myself for hours making funny little holes in bits of cardboard.
I assure you I myself have experienced... and so... because...
Why did I bind myself to her?
"Yes, he is a very, very kind man when he is not under the influence of bad people but of people such as myself," thought she.