I would rather be ashes than dust!
- I would rather that my spark should burn out
- in a brilliant blaze
- than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
- I shall not waste my days
- trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
Jack London not two months before his death, to a group of friends
with whom he was discussing, as he loved to discuss,
the eternal problems of life and living.
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