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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