Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jack London's Credo

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.

-- Irving Shepard, 1956






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