“I would rather be ashes than dust!
So would I, if those were the only two choices. But they’re not.
“I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.”
Yep. With you on that.
“I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”
There ain’t nuthin’ wrong with planets, Jack. Try seeing how long you can get along without one; let me know how that goes.
“The function of man is to live, not to…