Jack London says:

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“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.”