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Und verloren sei uns der Tag, wo nicht Ein Mal getanzt wurde! Und falsch heisse uns jede Wahrheit, bei der es nicht Ein Gelächter gab! (Friedrich Nietzsche, Also sprach Zarathustra III, Von alten und neuen Tafeln 23)

Translation - And lost be us the day that passed without dancing. And false be us the truth that didn’t provoke a laughter.



Adriaan’s interests: ballroom-dancing, salsa-dancing, classical music, philosophy and photography.

photo ©2005 James van den Bergh
Julie, a raving beauty from Belgium

Gentlemen prefer blondes (on the salsa dance-floor with Julie, a raving beauty from Belgium).


Recommended reading

Philosophy of life

Arthur Rubinstein, My young years (English) (1973, ISBN 0 394 46890 2)
Arthur Rubinstein, My many years (English) (1980, ISBN 0 224 01756 x)
Friedrich Nietzsche, Nietzsche Werke, Kritische Gesamtausgabe (German) (Walter de Gruyter & Co, Berlin 1969)
   Beware of falsifications and misleading translations of Nietzsche’s works.
   Read his books in the original unmodified German text of the above publication only or online here


Literature

Stendhal, Le rouge et le noir (French) (Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Éditions Gallimard, 1952)
Felix Timmermans, Anna-Marie (Dutch/Belgian) (1989, ISBN 90 6152 531 4)
Godfried Bomans, Pieter Bas (Dutch) (1948, ISBN 90 274 0002 4)


Statesmanship

Sir Winston Churchill, The Second World War (English),
    De Tweede Wereldoorlog (Dutch translation) (1948/1989 ISBN 90 5121 160 0)
Duff Cooper, Talleyrand (English) (1967 ISBN 0 8047 0616 6)
Henry Kissinger, Diplomacy (English) (1994 ISBN 0 671 65991 X)
Niccolò Machiavelli, Il Principe (Italian),
    De heerser
(Dutch translation) (1997 ISBN 90 253 1541 0)
Niccolò Machiavelli, Discorsi (Italian),
    Discorsi, Gedachten over Staat en politiek (Dutch translation) (1997 ISBN 90 263 0969 4)


Children’s books

Tonke Dragt, De brief voor de Koning (Dutch) (1978, ISBN 90 258 3253 9)
Tonke Dragt, Geheimen van het Wilde Woud (Dutch) (1973, ISBN 90 258 3307 1)
Daan Zonderland, De Reisavonturen van Jeroen (Dutch) (1968, Het Spectrum)


  photo ©2005 Paul Flier



  Playing chess with former world-champion Anatoli Karpov.


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