Adventure is worth while in itself. Amelia Earhart, 1932
A fearless pioneer and a record-breaking pilot, Amelia Earhart engaged the nation and the world when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Today people remember her most for her disappearance on the last leg of her round-the-world flight in 1937. But more than a record breaker or a ghost lost over the Pacific, Earhart was ambitious, driven, and strong at a time when all three of these traits were considered unfeminine. Earhart s words and her example encouraged women to step beyond the narrow confines of their traditional roles.
The Quotable Amelia Earhart brings together statements from a variety of sources and covers a wide range of topics, including Earhart s flights and her opinions on politics, work, religion, and gender equality. This definitive resource provides a concise, documented collection of Earhart s quotations so that her words, as well as her achievements, may inspire a new generation."