"I've been & am absurdly over-estimated. There are no supermen & I'm quite ordinary, & will say so whatever the artistic results. In that point I'm one of the few people who tell the truth about myself"
- T. E. Lawrence
About this Quote
In this quote, T. E. Lawrence is revealing his humility and self-awareness. He acknowledges that he has been praised and appreciated beyond what he believes he deserves. He declines the concept of being a "superman" and instead sees himself as an ordinary person. He even goes as far as to say that he will freely admit this, despite the creative results. This reveals his sincerity and stability in not trying to represent himself as something he is not. Lawrence believes that he is among the few people who are willing to be honest about themselves, instead of attempting to create an incorrect image.