- 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 mangificent 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 (1876 – 1916)