“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.”
Poem written to Samuel Chapman:
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,
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.
Amelia Earhart quotes from letter to President Franklin Roosevelt:
“Some time ago I told you and Mrs. Roosevelt a little about my confidential plans for a world flight. As perhaps you know, through the cooperation of Purdue University I now have a magnificent twin-motor, all-metal plane, especially equipped for long distance flying.
For some months Mr. Putman and I have been preparing for a flight which I hope to attempt probably in March. The route, compared with previous flights, will be unique. It is east to west, and approximates the equator…
Like previous flights, I am undertaking this one solely because I want to, and because I feel that women now and then have to do things to show what women can do.”
“Amelia Earhart Quotes” sources:
Quotes – National Archives Catalog, NAID: 6705943 / Amelia Earhart, Reluctant Bride – New England Historical Society / Poetry written around the time of the breaking of her “tenuous engagement” to Samuel Chapman (c. 1928), published in Amelia, My Courageous Sister : Biography of Amelia Earhart (1987) by Muriel Earhart Morrissey and Carol L. Osborne, p. 74; also in Amelia : A Life of the Aviation Legend(1999) by Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon, p. 38 – Wikiquote
Portrait – National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Edith A. Scott, NPG.75.82
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