be not (oneself)

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be not (oneself)

To not feel as one normally should, either physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. I'm sorry for getting upset at you earlier, I'm just not myself today. I know Mary hasn't been herself ever since she lost her job.
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References in classic literature ?
One of them interrupting him said, "If you had not yourself lost your tail, my friend, you would not thus counsel us."
"Distress not yourself if you cannot at first understand the deeper mysteries of Spaceland.
"Trouble not yourself about your Wife," said my Guide: "she will not be long left in anxiety; meantime, let us take a survey of Flatland."
It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light.
'Oh, trouble not yourself about that,' said the dwarf; 'only undertake to bring me here, twelve years hence, whatever meets you first on your going home, and I will give you as much as you please.' The merchant thought this was no great thing to ask; that it would most likely be his dog or his cat, or something of that sort, but forgot his little boy Heinel; so he agreed to the bargain, and signed and sealed the bond to do what was asked of him.
"Richard," he said, very quietly, "you are not yourself. I pity you.
and I can account for it only in one way; you are not yourself, or you could not speak either to me, or of Harriet, in such a manner.
"Oh, monseigneur, if you did not yourself tell me that - "
Have you not yourself told me that Count de Coude is a splendid marksman?"
"You are not yourself," she said, "and I must know the reason of it.
"The dead are everywhere," said Morrel; "did you not yourself tell me so as we left Paris?"
Could you not yourself pick up one of these stones which lie to the hand of the wicked murtherers?"
"Sir," says he, "asking your pardon for such freedom, you are right in this, that, it being done in your absence, you could not be charged with that part of the crime; but, I beseech you, flatter not yourself that you are not, therefore, under an obligation to do your utmost now to put an end to it.
Has seen the plaintive wexed and worrited by the children (for children they will ever be and you cannot expect them specially if of playful dispositions to be Methoozellers which you was not yourself).
On creativity, Goldblum quoted Russian theater practitioner Constantin Stanislavski: "Love the art in yourself, not yourself in art." Or, in Goldblum's words: "Love, actually, what you have to offer."