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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

I have known the inexorable sadness of pencils
- Theodore Roethke

Shut your eyes and open your eyes
- Jack of Oz

La vie s'arrange, mais autrement.
(Life works out, but not in the way you expect.)
- Sebastian Faulks

Recently created articles etc
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C 677 1 Aug Films based on works by Jules Mary
C 678 1 Aug Films based on Roger la Honte
C 679 5 Aug Australian actors with disabilities
C 680 7 Aug Deaths by drowning in Russia
C 681 23 Aug Cultural depictions of Christopher Marlowe
C 682 4 Dec Films based on works by Nevil Shute
C 683 3 Jan Compositions by Felix Weingartner
R 495 19 Jan Brenda Lucas John Ogdon
R 496 14 Feb Joseph Labor Josef Labor
C 684 13 Mar Lists of awards received by Mexican actor
C 685 14 Mar Works by Edith Sitwell
R 497 22 Mar Buster Noble Trisha Noble
R 498 28 Mar Fletcher Franks Frank Fletcher (baseball)
R 499 29 Mar Ananda Krishna D. K. Chowta
C 686 2 Apr Lists of people by city in New Zealand
R 500 3 Apr Le testament d'Orphée Testament of Orpheus
C 687 5 Apr Australian rules football players who died while playing
C 688 14 Apr Academic staff of the Tokyo College of Music
R 501 14 Apr Category: Academic staff of Tokyo the College of Music [sic] Category: Academic staff of the Tokyo College of Music
C 689 7 May Novels by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
C 690 8 May Compositions by Antonín Dvořák published posthumously
C 691 17 May Music based on works by French writers
C 692 17 May Musical settings of poems by French writers
C 693 17 May Compositions by Sergei Prokofiev published posthumously
R 502 19 May German Edward Jones Edward German
C 694 20 May Wikipedia categories named after American First Ladies
C 695 21 May Adaptations of works by Thomas Nashe
M 63 30 May William de Heytisbury William of Heytesbury
R 503 1 Jun Mulgray Twins The Mulgray Twins
C 696 8 Jun Concertos completed by others
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)
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

This user comes from the Land Down Under.
This user is proud to be Celtic.
This user has studied Russian at the graduate University level and his progeny are of Russian ancestry (not to mention Serbian, Polish, American, Jewish, Irish, English and Scottish). But they're all true blue Aussies.
This user is proud to be Gay
This user is immensely proud of having written
"one of the most horribly written statements in Wikipedia history" [1]
pno-3This user is an advanced pianist.
I never play requests - unless, of course, I am asked to do so. (Victor Borge)
This editor is a Grand High Togneme Vicarus and is entitled to display the Book of All Knowledge: 2nd Edition.
This editor is a
Vanguard Editor
and is entitled to display this
Unobtainium Editor Star with
the Neutronium Superstar hologram.
This user has been awarded the 100,000 Edits award.
214,860+This user has made more than 214,860 contributions to Wikipedia.
201This user is ranked 201 on the list of Wikipedians by number of edits.
This user has created 720 articles on Wikipedia.
This user has been on Wikipedia for 20 years, 6 months and 6 days.
This user has been editing Wikipedia for more than twenty years.
This user is a Reference desk regular.
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. (Antoine de Saint-Éxupéry)
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left.
(Oscar Levant)

A bit more stuff

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