Amelia Earhart Quotes

 

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.

— Amelia Earhart

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

— Amelia Earhart

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

I want to do it because I want to do it.

— Amelia Earhart

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

— 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

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

— Amelia Earhart

I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty.

— Amelia Earhart

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

— Amelia Earhart

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

— Amelia Earhart

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

— Amelia Earhart

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

— Amelia Earhart

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

— Amelia Earhart

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.

— Amelia Earhart

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.

— Amelia Earhart

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

— Amelia Earhart

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

— Amelia Earhart

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.

— Amelia Earhart

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

— Amelia Earhart

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.

— 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.

— Amelia Earhart

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

— Amelia Earhart

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.

— Amelia Earhart

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

— Amelia Earhart

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.

— Amelia Earhart

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