Tuesday, 16 December 2008

"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. 

A poem attributed to early-20th Century writer Jack London.

- DeeKay

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