Born on 24 July 1897 in Atchison, Kansas, U.S., Amelia Mary Earhart was the most famous aviatrix of all time. She was the first American aviation pioneer who flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean and had many other aviation records under her belt.
Sadly, she mysteriously disappeared on 2 July 1937 while flying over the Pacific Ocean (presumed dead on January 5, 1939).
Growing up, Amelia Earhart wasn’t a girly girl, she preferred basketball, climbing trees, and shooting rats with a 22 rifle.
“By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground, I knew I had to fly.”Amelia Earhart
After that day, Amelia Earhart ‘needed to fly’ and 6 days later – in early 1921 – she took her first flying lessons and the rest is history.
- Amelia Earhart: Theories on her disappearance still fuel mystery – USA Today
- How Amelia Earhart navigated the skies and society – National Geographic
- Amelia Earhart Disappearance and Death: What Really Went Wrong – TIME
- Achievements – Amelia Earhart
Below are the best Amelia Earhart quotes so you can be adventurous, learn from your mistakes, and not allow fear to hold you back.
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“After midnight, the moon set, and I was alone with the stars. I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, and I need no other flight to convince me that the reason flyers fly, whether they know it or not, is the esthetic appeal of flying.”Amelia Earhart
“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.”Amelia Earhart
“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.”Amelia Earhart
39 Deeply Encouraging & Highly Motivational Amelia Earhart Quotes
“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.”
“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
“Experiment! Meet new people. That’s better than any college education. By adventuring about you become accustomed to the unexpected. The unexpected then becomes what it really is, the inevitable.”Amelia Earhart
“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.”Amelia Earhart
“In aviation as a whole, women are outnumbered forty to one, but I feel that more will gain admittance as a greater number knock at the door. If and when you knock at the door, it might be well to bring an axe along; you may have to chop your way through.”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.”Amelia Earhart
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