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Amelia Earhart

  • 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.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • "Courage" (1927), in Helen Ferris, ed., Five Girls Who Dared ()
  • [Flying] may not be all plain sailing ... But the fun of it is worth the price.

  • It has always seemed to me that boys and girls are educated very differently. Even from the early grades, they take different subjects. For instance, boys are usually put into woodworking classes, and girls into sewing and cooking — willy-nilly. I know many boys who should, I am sure, be making pies and girls who are much better fitted for manual training than domestic science. 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.

  • If women go to war, along with their men, the men are just going to hate it! If they hate it enough, perhaps they will give up wars altogether.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in The Home Magazine ()
  • Please know I am quite 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 but a challenge to others.

  • ... 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.

  • Experiment! Meet new people. That's better than any college education. You will find the unexpected everywhere as you go through life. By adventuring about, you become accustomed to the unexpected. The unexpected then becomes what it really is — the inevitable.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in George Palmer Putnam, Soaring Wings ()
  • Ours is a reasonable and contented partnership; my husband with his solo jobs, and I with mine; but the system of dual control works satisfactorily and our work and our play is a great deal together.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in George Palmer Putnam, Soaring Wings ()
  • Beauty and adventure have a certain value of their own which can be weighed only in spiritual scales.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in George Palmer Putnam, Soaring Wings ()
  • No one can scan the shelves of teen-age reading matter without being struck with the fact that girls are evidently not expected to join in the fun. There are no heroines following the shining paths of romantic adventure, as do the heroes of boys' books. For instance, who ever heard of a girl — a pleasant one — shipping on an oil tanker, say, finding the crew about to mutiny and saving the captain's life (while quelling the mutiny) with a well-aimed disabling pistol shot at the leader of the gang! No, goings-on of this sort are left to masculine characters, to be lived over joyously by the boy readers.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in George Palmer Putnam, Soaring Wings ()
  • Sex has been used much too long as a subterfuge by the inefficient woman who likes to make herself and others believe that it is not her incapability, but her womanhood, which is holding her back.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in George Palmer Putnam, Soaring Wings ()
  • I feel that when the history of our times can be written, the supremely significant record will be the physical, psychic, and social changes women have undergone in these exciting decades.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in George Palmer Putnam, Soaring Wings ()
  • Now and then, women should do for themselves what men have already done — and 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,
    • in Valerie Moolman, Women Aloft ()
  • When a great adventure's offered, you don't refuse it.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in Valerie Moolman, Women Aloft ()
  • It was a startling takeoff as we rose, reminiscent of the first symptom of a flat spin. Camels should have shock absorbers.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in Valerie Moolman, Women Aloft ()
  • Hooray for the last grand adventure! I wish I had won, but it was worth while anyway.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • 1928, letter to her father to be opened in case of her death, in Jean L. Backus, Letters From Amelia: 1901-1937 ()
  • Given a little power over another, little natures swell to hideous proportions.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • letter to her sister (1937), in Jean L. Backus, Letters From Amelia: 1901-1937 ()
  • A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in Victoria Garrett Jones, Amelia Earhart: A Life in Flight ()
  • Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in Victoria Garrett Jones, Amelia Earhart: A Life in Flight ()
  • It is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.

    • Amelia Earhart,
    • in Victoria Garrett Jones, Amelia Earhart: A Life in Flight ()
  • The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.

    • Amelia Earhart
  • 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.

    • Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, U.S. aviation pioneer

(1898 - 1937)

Full name: Amelia Mary Earhart Putnam.