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  • Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
  • 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.
  • By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground, I knew I had to fly.
  • Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
  • Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
  • I am sure he said to himself, "Watch me make them scamper."
  • I did not understand it at the time, but I believe that little red airplane said something to me as it swished by.
  • I lay no claim to advancing scientific data other than advancing flying knowledge. I can only say that I do it because I want to.
  • I want to do it because I want to do it.
  • In soloing — as in other activities — it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
  • It is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
  • My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow's planes.
  • 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. Some such consideration was a contributing reason for my wanting to do what I so much wanted to do.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.
  • The field was wet, the lane was wet and the spirits of my mechanic and helper were damp.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
  • The stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have I seen so many. I always believed the lure of flying is the lure of beauty, but I was sure of it that night.
  • The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
  • The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
  • There are two kinds of stones, as everyone knows, one of which rolls.
  • 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.
  • Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.