Jack London’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Jack London Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Jack London’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Jack London quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing Jack London’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“The Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept.”
― Jack London, White Fang

 “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

“He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.”
― Jack London, The Call of the Wild

 “I’d rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.”
― Jack London, The Turtles of Tasman

 “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

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

“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.”
― Jack London

 “Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past.”
― Jack London

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
― Jack London

“Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club.”
― Jack London

10 Famous Quotes by Author Jack London

10 quotes by Jack London there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest Jack London quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best Jack London Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Jack London Quote 

“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.
This ecstasy, this forgetfulness of living, comes to the artist, caught up and out of himself in a sheet of flame; it comes to the soldier, war-mad in a stricken field and refusing quarter; and it came to Buck, leading the pack, sounding the old wolf-cry, straining after the food that was alive and that fled swiftly before him through the moonlight.”

― Jack London, The Call of the Wild

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *