August 22: “I need to learn how to stop destroying myself and be nice to myself.”
I had to draw the line so close to myself that I essentially gave up almost any contact with married men.
It was the day after I turned 18, and we moved to New York and I lived by myself.
He and Mother Church—from whose tender embrace I myself have regrettably lapsed—will both be made out to be appalling hypocrites.
That summer I went on vacation by myself, visited my parents by myself, attended weddings by myself.
His father—he was a part of myself, he could divine my every thought.
By some mysterious power you have ever known my heart better than I myself have known it.
I didn't see it just at first, and then I didn't want to admit it even to myself.
Not for myself, but for my Master's sake, I demand your friendship and fidelity.
"Why, you see I can engage a carriage to take us there myself," said Rollo.
c.1500, alteration of meself, from Old English phrase (ic) me self, where me is "a kind of ethical dative" [OED], altered in Middle Ages from meself on analogy of herself, with her- felt as genitive; though analogous hisself remains bad form.