I am for who I was in the beginning but now is present ...

Man_from_India

Senior Member
Indian English
I found this quote in Internet:

"I am for who I was in the beginning but now is present and I exist in the future." - Frank McCourt

Can you please tell me the meaning of this quotation?

Thanking you.
 
  • JustKate

    Moderate Mod
    No, I can't. It sounds like gibberish to me. I assume it isn't since it was written by Frank McCourt, but I just wanted you to know, Man_from_India, that a native speaker will have just as many problems with this sentence as you do.

    Could you give us a little more context? That's the only way it will ever make sense, I think.
     

    Man_from_India

    Senior Member
    Indian English
    :) Then it's fine. I thought it is only me who can't understand it. Well, to be true I didn't find any context here, I just quoted it as it appeared on my Twitter timeline.
    Thanks Kate.
     

    JustKate

    Moderate Mod
    No, definitely not just you. McCourt is being very poetic and elusive here, deliberately so, and while I'm sure it has meaning in context, out of context my reaction is, and I quote, "What?"
     
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