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Quotes by Amelia Earhart

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Wikipedia Summary for Amelia Earhart

Amelia Mary Earhart (, born July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937, declared dead January 5, 1939) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

Born in Atchison, Kansas, Earhart developed a passion for adventure at a young age, steadily gaining flying experience from her twenties. In 1928, Earhart became the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic by airplane (accompanying pilot Wilmer Stultz), for which she achieved celebrity status. In 1932, piloting a Lockheed Vega 5B, Earhart made a nonstop solo transatlantic flight, becoming the first woman to achieve such a feat. She received the United States Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. In 1935, Earhart became a visiting faculty member at Purdue University as an advisor to aeronautical engineering and a career counselor to women students. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

During an attempt at becoming the first female to complete a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. The two were last seen in Lae, New Guinea, on July 2, 1937, on the last land stop before Howland Island and one of their final legs of the flight. She presumably lost her life in the Pacific at the age of forty, during the circumnavigation. Nearly one year and six months after she and Noonan disappeared, Earhart was officially declared dead. Investigations and significant public interest in their disappearance still continue over 80 years later.

Quote: Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of man in blue tank top holding green and black skateboard
Photo Credit: Anand Thakur

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace, The soul that knows it not, knows no release, From little things; Knows not the livid loneliness of fear Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear The sound of wings.


Quote: When a great adventure is offered, you don't refuse it. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of two women walking on bridge during daytime
Photo Credit: Julia Caesar

When a great adventure is offered, you don't refuse it.


Quote: Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of woman holding sunflower surrounded by sunflowers
Photo Credit: Blake Cheek

Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done.


Quote: Use your fear... it can take you to the place where you store your courage. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of person in black and white polka dot coat holding black rifle
Photo Credit: Dominik Sostmann

Use your fear... it can take you to the place where you store your courage.


Quote: Adventure is worthwhile in itself. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of person holding red and beige twin bell analog alarm clock
Photo Credit: Malvestida Magazine

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.


Quote: The more one does the more one can do. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

The more one does the more one can do.


Quote: Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries? by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?


Quote: Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.


Quote: To worry is to add another hazard. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

To worry is to add another hazard.


Quote: Human crises have a way of happening at inconvenient times. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Human crises have a way of happening at inconvenient times.


Quote: The most effective way to do it, is to just do it. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

The most effective way to do it, is to just do it.


Quote: Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.


Quote: How can Life grant us boon of living, compensateFor dull grey ugliness and pregnant hateUnless we dareThe soul's dominion? Each time we make a choice, we payWith courage to behold the resistless day,And count it fair. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

How can Life grant us boon of living, compensateFor dull grey ugliness and pregnant hateUnless we dareThe soul's dominion? Each time we make a choice, we payWith courage to behold the resistless day,And count it fair.


Quote: Please let us not interfere with the other's work or play, nor let the world see our private joys or disagreements. In this connection I may have to keep some place where I can go to be myself, now and then, for I cannot guarantee to endure at all times the confinements of even an attractive cage. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of Amelia Earhart quote: Please let us not interfere with the other's work or play, nor let the world see our private joys or disagreements. In this connection I may have to keep some place where I can go to be myself, now and then, for I cannot guarantee to endure at all times the confinements of even an attractive cage.- black text on quotes background

Please let us not interfere with the other's work or play, nor let the world see our private joys or disagreements. In this connection I may have to keep some place where I can go to be myself, now and then, for I cannot guarantee to endure at all times the confinements of even an attractive cage.


Quote: It is the woman who chooses the man who will choose her. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

It is the woman who chooses the man who will choose her.


Quote: My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow's planes. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow's planes.


Quote: No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.


Quote: One of my favorite phobias is that girls, especially those whose tastes aren't routine, often don't get a fair break... It has come down through the generations, an inheritance of age-old customs, which produced the corollary that women are bred to timidity. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

One of my favorite phobias is that girls, especially those whose tastes aren't routine, often don't get a fair break... It has come down through the generations, an inheritance of age-old customs, which produced the corollary that women are bred to timidity.


Quote: Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done--occasionally what men have not done--thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done--occasionally what men have not done--thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.


Quote: The stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have i seen so many. i always believed the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, but i was sure of it that night. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

The stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have i seen so many. i always believed the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, but i was sure of it that night.


Quote: I'm getting housemaid's knee kneeling here gulping beauty. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

I'm getting housemaid's knee kneeling here gulping beauty.


Quote: I lay no claim to advancing scientific data other than advancing flying knowledge. I can only say that I do it because I want to. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

I lay no claim to advancing scientific data other than advancing flying knowledge. I can only say that I do it because I want to.


Quote: Trouble in the air is very rare. It is hitting the ground that causes it. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Trouble in the air is very rare. It is hitting the ground that causes it.


Quote: The most difficult thing is the decision to act! by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

The most difficult thing is the decision to act!

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.


Quote: A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.


Quote: As soon as we left the ground, I knew I had to fly. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

As soon as we left the ground, I knew I had to fly.


Quote: Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.


Quote: In soloing -- as in other activities -- it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

In soloing -- as in other activities -- it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.




Quote: The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.




Quote: Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it.


Quote: There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.


Quote: Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.


Quote: Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.


Quote: Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.




Quote: Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.


Quote: Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.


Quote: Aviation, this young modern giant, exemplifies the possible relationship of women and the creations of science. Although women have not taken full advantage of its use and benefits, air travel is as available to them as to men. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Aviation, this young modern giant, exemplifies the possible relationship of women and the creations of science. Although women have not taken full advantage of its use and benefits, air travel is as available to them as to men.


Quote: There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.


Quote: Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.


Quote: The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship. by author Amelia Earhart overlaid on photo of photo of author Amelia Earhart with quote

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.


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