Jack London Quotes

Jack London Quotes.

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I

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
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.
Jack London
If cash comes with fame, come fame; if cash comes without fame, come cash.
Jack London
It is so much easier to live placidly and complacently. Of course, to live placidly and complacently is not to live at all.
Jack London
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
Jack London
San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories.
Jack London
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.
Jack London
Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.
Jack London
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 disappointŠ’Ā­ment s.
Jack London
Fear urged him to go back, but growth drove him on.
Jack London
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Jack London
The Law is a lie, and through it men lie most shamelessly.
Jack London
Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past.
Jack London
I do not live for what the world thinks of me, but for what I think of myself.
Jack London
Man rarely places a proper valuation upon his womankind, at least not until deprived of them.
Jack London
To be able to forget means sanity.
Jack London
Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?
Jack London