It's better to burn out than fade away.
We see it all the time. They burn out after January and they just don't want to come in any more.
It's better to burn out, then to fade away.
We are worried about potential burn-out and we'd like them all to have the summer off.
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should 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 in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.