Amelia Earhart Quotes

Who the Heck is Amelia Earhart?

Amelia Mary Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in a time were women were supposed to do little more than the dishes and changing diapers.

Needless to say Earhart was a member of the National Woman's Party and a supporter of equal rights for men and women.

As if she wasn't a legend during her life, Amelia decided to disappear from the surface of the earth in 1937.

In the movie Night at the Museum she is played by her nearly namesake, actress Amy Adams.

Born July 24, 1897
Died July 02, 1937

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Best 75 Quotes by Amelia Earhart

“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.”

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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

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“After midnight, the moon set, and I was alone with the stars.”

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“Among all the marvels of modern invention, that with which I am most concerned is, of course, air transportation. Flying is perhaps the most dramatic of recent scientific attainment. In the brief span of thirty-odd years, the world has seen an inventor's dream first materialized by the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk become an everyday actuality.”

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“Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.”

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

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“Aviation offered such fun as crossing the continent in planes large and small, trying the whirling rotors of an autogiro, making record flights. With these activities came opportunity to know women everywhere who shared my conviction that there is so much women can do in the modern world and should be permitted to do irrespective of their sex.”

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“Aviation records don't fall until someone is willing to mortgage the present for the future.”

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“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.”

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“Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.”

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

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“Character is destiny.”

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“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.”

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“Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying.”

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“Did I tell you I have a reputation for brains?”

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“Don't criticize someone doing something you said couldn't be done.”

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

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“Experiment! Meet new people. That’s better than any college education.”

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

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“Girls are shielded and sometimes helped so much that they lose initiative and begin to believe the signs 'Girls don't' and 'Girls can't' which mark their paths. Consequently, it seems almost necessary to evolve different methods of instruction for them when they later take up the same subjects.”

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“Human crises have a way of happening at inconvenient times.”

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“I accept these awards on behalf of the cake bakers and all of those other women who can do some things quite as important, if not more important, than flying, as well as in the name of women flying today.”

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“I believe that a girl should not do what she thinks she should do, but should find out through experience what she wants to do.”

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“I did it for the fun of it.”

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“I have often been asked what I think about at the moment of take-off. Of course, no pilot sits and feels his pulse as he flies. He has to be part of the machine. If he thinks of anything but the task in hand, then trouble is probably just around the corner.”

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“I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty. That the reasons flyers fly, whether they know it or not, is the aesthetic appeal of flying.”

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“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.”

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

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“If enough of us keep trying, we'll get someplace.”

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“In life you sometimes have to take the wheel yourself instead of just being a passenger.”

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“In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful 'break' was apt to lurk just around the corner.

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

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

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“It was generally called the 'powder puff derby' and those who flew in it variously as 'Ladybirds', 'Angels' or 'Sweethearts of the Air'. We are still trying to get ourselves called just 'pilots'.”

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“Life is worthwhile in itself.”

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“Mostly, my flying has been solo, but the preparation for it wasn't. Without my husband's help and encouragement, I could not have attempted what I have. Ours has been a contented and reasonable partnership, he with his solo jobs and I with mine. But always with work and play together, conducted under a satisfactory system of dual control.”

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“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.”

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

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“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.”

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“No borders, just horizons – only freedom.”

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“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed.”

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“Not much more than a month ago, I was on the other shore of the Pacific, looking westward. This evening, I looked eastward over the Pacific. In those fast-moving days, which have intervened, the whole width of the world has passed behind us, except this broad ocean. I shall be glad when we have the hazards of its navigation behind us.”

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“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.”

Amelia Earhart

“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.”

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“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.”

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“Ours is the commencement of a flying age, and I am happy to have popped into existence at a period so interesting.”

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“Perhaps I have something of a chip on my shoulder when it comes to modern feminine education. Often youngsters are sadly miscast. I have known girls who should be tinkering with mechanical things instead of making dresses, and boys who would do better at cooking than engineering.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“Preparation is rightly two-thirds of any venture.”

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“Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off! But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.”

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“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.”

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“The field was wet, the lane was wet, and the spirits of my mechanic and helper were damp.”

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“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.”

Amelia Earhart

“The more one does, the more one can do.”

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“The soul's dominion? Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold the restless day, and count it fair.”

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“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.”

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

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

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“There is more to life than being a passenger.”

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

Amelia Earhart

“Times are changing and women need the critical stimulus of competition outside the home. A girl must nowadays believe completely in herself as an individual. She must realize at the outset that a woman must do the same job better than a man to get as much credit for it. She must be aware of the various discriminations , both legal and traditional, against women in the business world.”

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“To worry is to add another hazard.”

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“Too often little attention is paid to individual talent. Instead, education goes on dividing people according to their sex, and putting them in little feminine or masculine pigeonholes.”

Amelia Earhart

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

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“Use your fear. It can take you to the place where you store your courage.”

Amelia Earhart

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

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

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“Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.”

Amelia Earhart

“Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.”

Amelia Earhart

“You can do anything you decide to do.”

Amelia Earhart

“You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky.”

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“You will find the unexpected everywhere as you go through life. By adventuring about, you become accustomed to the unexpected.”

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“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

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“The most effective way to do it is to do it.”

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