Jack London Quotes

Found 32 quotes by Jack London .
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"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." Jack London
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"There's a lot of activity going, and I think you'll find this kind of activity right now because of the political aspect of this." Jack London
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"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 function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." Jack London
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"Every other person was dragging a trunk." Jack London
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"At half past one in the morning, three sides of Union Square were in flames. The fourth side, where stood the great Hotel St. Francis, was still holding out. An hour later, ignited from top and sides, the St. Francis was flaming heavenward." Jack London
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"The call of the wild." Jack London
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"If cash comes with fame, come fame; if cash comes without fame, come cash." Jack London
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American Novelist    Fame   

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"All that stirring of old instincts which at stated periods drives men out from the sounding cities to forest and plain to kill things by chemically propelled leaden pellets, the blood lust, the joy to kill--all this was Buck's, only it was infinitely more intimate. He was ranging at the head of the pack, running the wild thing down, the living meat, to kill with his own teeth and wash his muzzle to the eyes in warm blood." Jack London
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"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well." Jack London
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American Novelist    Life   

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"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
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American Novelist    Charity   

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"The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class" Jack London
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"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
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"If a company is distributing images and video then obviously they need bandwidth solutions. But if they are looking to the mass market then they must develop WAP sites." Jack London
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"I wrote a thousand words every day" Jack London
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"Affluence means influence" Jack London
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"One cannot violate the promptings of one's nature without having that nature recoil upon itself." Jack London
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American Novelist    Nature   

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"San Francisco at the present time is like the crater of a volcano, around which are camped tens of thousands of refugees." Jack London
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"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
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American Novelist    Ecstasy   

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". . . each day mankind and the claims of mankind slipped farther from him. Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and as often as he heard this call, mysteriously thrilling and luring, he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire and the beaten earth around it, and to plunge into the forest, and on and on, he knew not where or why; nor did he wonder where or why, the call sounding imperiously, deep in the forest." Jack London
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"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
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American Novelist    Man   

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"San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories." Jack London
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American Novelist    Memories   





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