Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Quote of the Day (Jack London, on the ‘Proper Function of Man’)

“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.”—American novelist and short-story writer Jack London (1876-1916), quoted in The Bulletin, San Francisco, California, December 2, 1916

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