Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
I honored the fallen enemy by placing a stone on his beautiful grave.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself
I might have been born in a hovel but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars.
Dream no small dream; it lacks magic. Dream large. Then make the dream real.
The human voice cannot mount up into these boundless solitudes.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known.
Love needs no logic for its mission.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit.
Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risk involved. It it is, stop worrying.
I refused to take no for an answer.
You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward.
Capacity never lacks opportunity. It cannot remain undiscovered because it is sought by too many anxious to use it.
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
My dear Excellency! I have not gone to war to collect cheese and eggs, but for another purpose.
What you want to do, and what you can do, is limited only by what you can dream.
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.
Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, But, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything.
This is a Solo Flight, but I want aviation enthusiasts and adventurers everywhere to join me in the endeavour.
I have often been asked what I think about at the moment of take-off.
Of course, no pilot sits and feels his pulse as he flies. He has to be part of the machine. If he thinks of anything but the task in hand, then trouble is probably just around the corner.
In soloing - as in other activities - it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
There is so much that must be done in a civilized barbarism like war.
Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
Aviation, this young modern giant, exemplifies the possible relationship of women and the creations of science. Although women have not taken full advantage of its use and benefits, air travel is as available to them as to men.
Among all the marvels of modern invention, that with which I am most concerned is, of course, air transportation. Flying is perhaps the most dramatic of recent scientific attainment. In the brief span of thirty-odd years, the world has seen an inventor's dream first materialized by the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk become an everyday actuality.
Aviation offered such fun as crossing the continent in planes large and small, trying the whirling rotors of an autogiro, making record flights. With these activities came opportunity to know women everywhere who shared my conviction that there is so much women can do in the modern world and should be permitted to do irrespective of their sex.
There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.
I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty.
Mostly, my flying has been solo, but the preparation for it wasn't.
Without my husband's help and encouragement, I could not have attempted what I have. Ours has been a contented and reasonable partnership, he with his solo jobs and I with mine. But always with work and play together, conducted under a satisfactory system of dual control.
Women, like men, should try to do the impossible.
And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
To live without risk for me would be tantamount to death.
It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.
I cut the emergency switch just in time to keep 'Winnie Mae' from making an exhibition of herself by standing on her nose. That would have been fatal to our hopes.
When you design it, think how you would feel if you had to fly it! Safety first!
When the weight of the paper equals the weight of the airplane, only then you can go flying.
It is better that one's customers come to one's shop than to have to look for them abroad.
The English had hit upon a splendid joke. They intended to catch me or to bring me down.
I have had an experience which might perhaps be described as being shot down.
At the same time, I call shot down only when one falls down. Today I got into trouble but I escaped with a whole skin.
Everything depends on whether we have for opponents those French tricksters or those daring rascals, the English. I prefer the English. Frequently their daring can only be described as stupidity. In their eyes it may be pluck and daring.
Of course, with the increasing number of aeroplanes one gains increased opportunities for shooting down one's enemies, but at the same time, the possibility of being shot down one's self increases.
There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines, but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority. With them quality was more important than quantity.
It is a pity that my collection of trophies contains not a single Russian.
One can become enthusiastic over anything.
For a time I was delighted with bomb throwing. It gave me a tremendous pleasure to bomb those fellows from above.