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 proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.Rate it:(5.00 / 7 votes)Say it

Jack London

United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916)

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