Jack London’s Credo
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 in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
So, how will you use your time today?
Featured image sourced via Pilgrim’s Way Books.
Two writing quotes I like from the January 2011 edition of Writer’s Digest
“Writers are the ones who don’t let failure stop them.”
— John Dufresne, “What to Do When Your Novel Stalls.” (pp. 42-45)“Compelling characters are not cogs in the machine of your plot; they are human beings to whom the story happens.”
— David Corbett, “Hooked on a Feeling: The Emotion-Driven Method of Crafting Compelling Characters.” (pp. 32-36)
I haven’t posted my Friday Morning Quotes in a while. I figure I’ll just share as I stumble on them. Love this one from Max Lucado’s latest book.
“God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.“
— Max Lucado, Outlive Your Life
Fishermen and tax collectors. Doctors and construction workers. Teachers and lawyers. Business professionals and stay-at-home parents. Students, and yes, even pastors. Who of us are qualified to partner in the mysterious work of such a mighty God?
None of us. And yet God invites all of us. Accept the invitation and make a difference.
It’s been a hectic couple of weeks on this end at Lifesummit…call it Life Interrupted and a chance to practice this week’s quotes. Stay tuned for upcoming posts this week.
Quotes on Perseverance
“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
— Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.”
— Wilma Rudolph
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
— Ella Fitzgerald
“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
— Conrad Hilton
Quote on Life
“I don’t want to live a defensive life, constantly steeling myself against the future, wary to trust, wary to believe. I want to be open to all God has for me. I want to live the life he wants me to live.”
— John Eldredge, Walking with God