Amelia Earhart Quotes


Best 74 Quotes by Amelia Earhart – Page 1 of 3

“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.”

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

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

“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.”

“Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization.”

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“Character is destiny.”

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

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

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

“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?”

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“I did it for the fun of it.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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“My share of the work of the world may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious. Darwin could work only half an hour at a time; but in many diligent half-hours he laid anew the foundations of philosophy.

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