Jack London Quotes.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
The most beautiful stories always start with wreckage.
Man rarely places a proper valuation upon his womankind, at least not until deprived of them.
Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.
You look back and see how hard you worked and how poor you were, and how desperately anxious you were to succeed, and all you can remember is how happy you were.
San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories.
The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class.
I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.
Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past.
Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?
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.
There’s only one way to make a beginning, and that is to begin; and begin with hard work, and patience, prepared for all the disappointВment s.
There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.
It is so much easier to live placidly and complacently. Of course, to live placidly and complacently is not to live at all.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
The Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept.