Today’s glorious Quote Of The Day comes from San Francisco Bay Area native author, journalist, short story write and social activist Jack London, who was one of the first fiction writers to actually earn big bags of cash and obtain worldwide celebrity status from his writing efforts alone.
He might be best known for The Call of the Wild, White Fang, To Build a Fire and The Sea Wolf. In 1906 he published an eye-witness report of the San Francisco earthquake in Collier’s magazine titled: “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! SHIIIIIIIIIIIT!” (The actual headline was The Story Of An Eyewitness.)
He may or may not have committed suicide at the age of 40 at his ranch in Sonoma County, but his official cause of death was ‘uremia aggravated by an accidental morphine overdose.’ Drugs are bad, kids.
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