Oscar Berg never tired in his search after that transcendental
and supernatural secret of the Absolute and he did not
recognize that the great secret of the transcendental, the miracle
of the metaphysical is that it does not exist. The
very notion that one might imagine the strange sublunary poetry
which lies in a particle of an inch at the
other end of a microscope was so wantonly extravagant that
he was destined to be mocked for spending his whole
life, both interest and principal, in a vain search for it.
While he was lost in his quest, life eluded him.
Paraphrases from The Haunting Melody by Theodor Reik; Poetry of the Universe: A Mathematical Exploration of the Cosmos by Robert Osserman; The Ambassadors by Henry James; The Angry Theater by John Russell Taylor; Song of Myself by Walt Whitman; Don Juan by George Gordon, Lord Byron; Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak; and The Lives of the Great Composers by Harold Schoenberg.