If I'm gonna be a loser, I'm gonna lose the way I wanna lose.
—Clayton, Out There here
I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam
—Popeye the Sailor Man
"Do you know what I learned losing that duel? I learned that I'll never win, not that way. That's their game. Their rules. I'm not going to fight them. I'm going to fuck them. That is what I know. That's what I am. And only by admitting what we are, can we get what we want."
Say what I mean, and I don't give a damn,
I do believe that I Am What I Am
Liberty, The Grateful Dead
'Cause I am whatever you say I am
If I wasn't, then why would I say I am?
In the paper, the news everyday, I am
I don't know, it's just the way I am
Eminem, "The Way I Am"
Ego sum quod sum.Pronunciation
—See the trope name for a literal translation.note
"It's time to begin,
Isn't it, I get a little bit bigger, but then,
I'll admit, I'm just the same as I was,
Now don't you understand?
That I'm never changing who I am."
— "It's Time", Imagine Dragons