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Pilot, women’s rights advocate and author Amelia Earhart was the first female airline pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Although his disappearance remains a mystery, his impact remains concrete.
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Ever since Earhart was a child, she was always fascinated by science and aviation. Studying science in high school, Earhart went to Columbia University to study medicine. However, it wasn’t long before Earhart dropped out, moved to Los Angeles and took up flying, attending her first air show and taking flying lessons in 1920. After some financial problems, Earhart she couldn’t stand her expensive dreams, so she settled in Boston as a social worker, managing to fly only in her spare time.
That is, until he was approached by the opportunity of a lifetime. In 1928, Earhart was chosen by George Palmer Putnam, editor of WE, to cross the Atlantic with him and his team. After this first flight, Earhart was officially “the first woman to fly the Atlantic.” Earhart’s fame soared. She eventually married Putnam, who served as both publicist and husband, and went on to a career as an acclaimed female pilot, best-selling author, women’s rights advocate, and professor at Purdue University.
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Unfortunately, it was in 1937, when a 39-year-old Earhart was sailing around the world with her navigator, Fred Noonan. Twenty-two thousand miles into the flight, the world lost Earhart’s signal. However, his reputation lived on. Today, the decorated female pilot is an inspiration to people around the world.
Whether you need that extra push to follow your dreams or a push to take risks, here are 10 Amelia Earhart quotes about dreams, leadership, risk, experience, and more.
“Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? May be. But what about the dreams of the limits? — Amelia Earhart
“Some of us have great tracks already built for us. If you have one, take it out! But if you don’t have one, realize it’s your responsibility to pick up a shovel and build one for yourself and those that they will follow you.” — Amelia Earhart
“There’s more to life than being a passenger.” — Amelia Earhart
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“The most effective way to do it is to do it.” — Amelia Earhart
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is just tenacity. Fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can take action to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward”. — Amelia Earhart
“I think a girl shouldn’t do what she thinks she should do, but she should discover through experience what she wants to do.” — Amelia Earhart
“Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If so, stop worrying.” — Amelia Earhart
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“Women should try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure should only be a challenge to others.” — Amelia Earhart
“The more he does, sees, and feels, the more he is able to do, and the more genuine his appreciation of such fundamental things as home, love, and the understanding of companionship can be.” — Amelia Earhart
To the adventure
“The adventure is worth it in itself.” — Amelia Earhart