Posted by: nancycurteman | April 27, 2010

Jack London: Advice on Writing and Life

Jack London was not only one of America’s most celebrated authors, he was also a philosopher. These musings by the great man illustrate his love of life and his “carpe diem” approach to living and writing. His message for authors is: Go do it before it’s too late.

1. Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

2. “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

3. 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. The Call of the Wild

4. Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?

5. Man always gets less than he demands from life. The People of the Abyss


  1. Some good quotes.


  2. Nice! It’s been a long time since I read Jack London’s Call of the Wild.


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