Jack London Quotes & Sayings

16 most famous Jack London quotes and sayings (novelist). These are the first 10 quotes we have for him.

Jack London Quotes
“You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
Jack London Quotes
“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”
Jack London Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“One cannot violate the promptings of one's nature without having that nature recoil upon itself.”
“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 Quotes
“Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.”
Jack London Quotes
“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”
Jack London Quotes
“Do you know the only value life has is what life puts on itself?”

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