Let me go quietly on with my work; if it is that of a madman, well, so much the worse - I can't help it
- Vincent van Gogh

Believe in the pencil

Shut your eyes and open your eyes

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C 605 2 Nov Lieder composed by Johannes Brahms
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My wiki-oeuvre

For a complete catalogue of my (mis)deeds, see:

So little done, so much to do ...
The sinister world of Jack of Oz (who is right-handed)
Honours, awards & DYKs
When all else fails: the Ozatorium (aka site map)
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Anyone's individual contributions to this project are drops in the ocean,
the ripple effect of just one drop is unknowable and unstoppable,
without all those drops, there would be no ocean and no ripples.

All know that the drop merges into the ocean,
but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.

You are not a drop in the ocean.
You are the entire ocean in one drop
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My son has taken up meditation - at least it's better than sitting doing nothing
(Max Kauffmann)
If you come to a fork in the road, take it
(Yogi Berra)
Imagination is intelligence with an erection.
(Victor Hugo)
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother
We are all born mad. Some remain so.
(Samuel Beckett)
Arguments are fatal. One always forgets what they are about. (Bruce Chatwin)
Tread softly, for you tread on my dreams
(W. B. Yeats}
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. (Dalai Lama)
Silence is the language of God. All else is poor translation. (Rumi)
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is exhausting for children to have to provide explanations over and over again. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left.
(Oscar Levant)