• And how have I lived? Frankly and openly, though crudely. I have not been afraid of life. I have not shrunk from it. I have taken it for what it was at its own valuation. And I have not been ashamed of it. Just as it was, it was mine.

    Jack London (1988). “The Letters of Jack London: 1913-1916. Volume three”, p.279, Stanford University Press