New Delhi: On the 115th birth anniversary of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, here we bring you the top 10 quotes by her. Earhart was not only an aviatrix, but she was also a famous author. She was a successful and heavily promoted writer who served as aviation editor for Cosmopolitan magazine from 1928 to 1930. In addition, she wrote magazine articles, newspaper columns, and also published books based on her experiences as a flyer during her lifetime.
Here are the top 10 quotes by Amelia Earhart:
1. "Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done."
2. "In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful "break" was apt to lurk just around the corner."
3. "Not much more than a month ago I was on the other shore of the Pacific, looking westward. This evening, I looked eastward over the Pacific. In those fast-moving days which have intervened, the whole width of the world has passed behind us -except this broad ocean. I shall be glad when we have the hazards of its navigation behind us." -- Amelia Earhart, several days before she left for Howland Island and disappeared
4. "Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible."
5. "Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense."
6. "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."
7. "Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture."
8. "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."
9. "After midnight the moon set and I was alone with the stars. I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, and I need no other flight to convince me that the reason flyers fly, whether they know it or not, is the esthetic appeal of flying."
10. "Anticipation, I suppose, sometimes exceeds realization."