Best Collection of Jack London Quotes

Jack London, American Novelist ( January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916 )

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


Motivational You Wait

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


Time Man Trying

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


Beauty Purpose Book

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.~Jack London


Space Me Glow

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.~Jack London


Life Good Cards

Do you know the only value life has is what life puts on itself?~Jack London


Life Value You

Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.~Jack London


Life Short Song

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 Living Rise

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.~Jack London


Dog Charity You

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.~Jack London


Me Glow Dust

If cash comes with fame, come fame; if cash comes without fame, come cash.~Jack London


Fame Without Cash

San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories.~Jack London


Memories Nothing Gone

One cannot violate the promptings of one's nature without having that nature recoil upon itself.~Jack London


Nature Without Cannot

Affluence means influence.~Jack London


Influence Means Affluence

The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class.~Jack London


Mother God Class

Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?~Jack London


World Wheel Why