G. I. Gurdjieff
“There is no statement so absurd that Gurdjieff not will make it.”
Georg Ivanovitch Gurdjieff or Georgy-boy or simply Greg one of his buddies at the Institute for the Harmonius Development of Moon once called him that, when he answered "I think you might want to call me Georgei", taking himself suprisingly serious, as if he did not self-observe - a fact that is quite surprising, since he actually was the founder of the idea, anyways - once could not be unaware that he actually wrote the book Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, a book that contains impressingly long sentences, such as: "Although every time the place of the center of culture of your favorites, those strange three-brained beings, has been changed, and what is called a new 'civilization' has arisen, and each new civilization has brought for the beings of succeeding epochs something both new and maleficent, nevertheless, not one of these numerous civilizations ha ever prepared so much evil for the beings of later epochs, including of course the contemporary epoch, as that famous Greco-Roman Civilization" (Tales, p. 423), quite long, huh?
He wandered around, gathering facts.
He spread the so called facts, and people danced, and was harmonius. Some would say - Thrown like a star in my vast sleep I open my eyes to take a peep To find that I was by the sea Gazing with self-observation. And the refrain: 'Twas then when the Hurdy Gurdjeff Man Came singing songs of love, Then when the Hurdy Gurdjieff Man Came singing songs of Beelzebub. Hurdy Gurdjieff, hurdy Gurdjieff, hurdy Gurd, Gurd he sang. Hurdy Gurdjieff, hurdy Gurdjieff, hurdy gurd, gurdy he sang. Hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, hurdy gurdy, Gurdjieff he sang (Donovan, slightly modified).