Jack London

1876 - 1916

A Quote by Jack London on echoes, myriads, and voices

I did not begin when I was born, nor when I was conceived. I have been growing, developing, through incalculable myriads of millenniums. All my previous selves have their voices, echoes, promptings in me. Oh, incalculable times again shall I be born.

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

Source: The Star Rover

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A Quote by Jack London

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

Source: inspiration, enthusiasm, motivation, determination

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A Quote by Jack London on dogs, newspapers, trouble, and water

Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego.

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

Source: opening line of The Call of the Wild

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A Quote by Jack London on time and trying

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 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.

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

Source: Jack London's Tales of Adventure

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A Quote by Jack London

The Stone the Builders Rejected

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

Source: (Jack London State Historic Park; Glen Ellen, California)

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A Quote by Jack London on time and trying

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.

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

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A Quote by Jack London on defeat, experience, god, justice, life, and suffering

. . . and God knows we are sensitive to the suffering that has sometimes broken loose to come billowing forth from your appendages like the pungent vapors of whales - often it appears that in this life of experience and accommodation we pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. But Sissy . . . hold on!

Jack London (1876 - 1916)

Source: The Sea Wolf

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