Did I tell you I have a reputation for brains?

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

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.

Experiment! Meet new people. That's better than any college education . . . By adventuring; about, you become accustomed to the unexpected. The unexpected then becomes what it really is . . . the inevitable.

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.

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 but a challenge to others.

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.

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.

The lure of flying is the lure of beauty.

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.

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.

I, for one, hope for the day when women will know no restrictions because of sex but will be individuals free to live their lives as men are free—irrespective of the continent or country where they happen to live.

Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge

The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.

Please know I am quite 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 but a challenge to others.

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.

Experiment! Meet new people. That's better than any college education. You will find the unexpected everywhere as you go through life. By adventuring about, you become accustomed to the unexpected.

Decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying....

I cannot guarantee to endure at all times the confinements of even an attractive cage.

What do dreams know of boundaries.

There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.

Don't criticize someone doing something you said couldn't be done.

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.

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.

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

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.

I did for the fun of it.

The best way to do it, is to do it!

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

We're always pushing through, hurrying on our long way, trying to get to some other place instead of enjoying the place we'd already got to.

Please let us not interfere with the other's work or play, nor let the world see our private joys or disagreements. In this connection I may have to keep some place where I can go to be myself, now and then, for I cannot guarantee to ensure at all times the confinement of even an attractive cage.

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

Perhaps I have something of a chip on my shoulder when it comes to modern feminine education. Often youngsters are sadly miscast. I have known girls who should be tinkering with mechanical things instead of making dresses, and boys who would do better at cooking than engineering.

Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.

You can do anything you decide to do.

Everyone has ocean's to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?

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

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

No borders, just horizons – only freedom.

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

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.

As soon as we left the ground, I knew I had to fly.

Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done—occasionally what men have not done—thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.

Life is worthwhile in itself.

One of my favorite phobias is that girls, especially those whose tastes aren't routine, often don't get a fair break... It has come down through the generations, an inheritance of age-old customs which produced the corollary that women are bred to timidity.

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.