I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark 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 a magnificent glow, than a sleep 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. -Jack London’s Creed