14.12.08

Amelia Earhart


i have become really inspired by Amelia Earhart lately.

here are some great quotes of hers:

"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."

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

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

"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."

"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."

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."

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

"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace."

"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."

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

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

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

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

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

"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."

"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."

"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."

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

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

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



I am a big fan of this woman. she is a huge inspiration to me in her passion and determination.
my first sentence was "me help me!", so i've obviously always been a bit independent and self motivated, and it is wonderful to be able to find other women who have a similar innate drive as me. Amelia Earhart, wherever you are, you are incredible.

here is a video of one of the most influential women in my life, Joni Mitchell, singing her song for Amelia:

4 comments:

samantha said...

i've always been fascinated with her.
i've always wanted to find her.
i've always wanted to be like her.

[to fly. to be undiscovered. to be a mystery]

Moorea Seal said...

you are these things, lovely girl.

Allie said...

We are so meant to be friends. We like-a the same tings!!!

Murphy said...

she is so amazing
I named my fish after her

my old swimming teacher, Bob
found her plane when he was
in the army.