20+ Famous Quotes & Sayings By Elizabeth Bessie Coleman

These famous Bessie Coleman quotes will inspire you to follow your dreams no matter what society and the world think.

Bessie Coleman was born on January 26, 1892, was an American pilot. Coleman was the first African-American woman and first Native-American who had her pilot license. On June 15, 1921, she got her pilot license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. She was also the first black person to have an international pilot’s license.

Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes & Sayings

Coleman was born into a family of sharecroppers and has started working at a young age in the cotton fields. She was interested in flying but at that time, there was no career in this for women in the US and also because she was black. So she starts saving and obtained sponsorships to go to France for flight school.

Well known as Queen Bess and Brave Bessie, Coleman became a high-profile stunt pilot in the US breaking all the gender and racial prejudices. Her dream was to start a school for African-American fliers and she did open one school but in 1926, she died in a plane crash. She was and still is an inspiration to many people. Her dedication and focus toward her goals has inspired many black women of that time to follow their dreams and continue to do so.

Here we are sharing a collection of Bessie Coleman quotes for you to get inspired and not to be afraid of the obstacles.

Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes

“I refused to take no for an answer.” – Bessie Coleman

“Tell them that as soon as I can walk I’m going to fly!“ – Bessie Coleman

Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes & Sayings

“The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” – Bessie Coleman

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” – Bessie Coleman

Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes & Sayings

“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – Bessie Coleman

“You’ve never lived until you’ve flown.” – Bessie Coleman

Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes & Sayings

“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – Bessie Coleman

“Fulfilling her dream sparked a revolution and led the way for new generations of dreamers and future aviation legends.” – Bessie Coleman

Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes & Sayings

“Bessie would only perform if the crowds were desegregated and entered thru the same gates.” – Bessie Coleman

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Bessie Coleman

Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes & Sayings

Bessie Coleman Quotes and Sayings

“I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly.” – Bessie Coleman

“Because she was born with a drive to better herself, Coleman was an avid reader. Her mother ensured that the Coleman children made good use of the traveling library that came through two or three times a year.” – Bessie Coleman

Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes & Sayings

“I made my mind up to try, tried and was successful.” – Bessie Coleman

“She was a modern woman in a not so modern world.” – Bessie Coleman

Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes & Sayings

“Ah, women. They make the nights higher and the lows more frequent.” – Bessie Coleman

“If I can create a minimum of my plans and desires, there shall be no regrets.“ – Bessie Coleman

Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes & Sayings

“I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.” – Bessie Coleman

“It was soldiers returning from World War I with wild tales of flying exploits who first interested Coleman in aviation. She was also spurred on by her brother, who taunted her with claims that French women were superior to African American women because they could fly.” – Bessie Coleman

Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes & Sayings

“Knew we had no aviators, neither men nor women, and I knew the race needed to be represented along this most important line.” – Bessie Coleman

“About 10,000 mourners paid their last respects to the first African American woman aviator, filing past her coffin in Chicago South’s Side.” – Bessie Coleman

“Thought it my duty to risk my life to learn aviation and to encourage flying among men and women of our race, who are so far behind the white race in this modern study.” – Bessie Coleman

“The air is the only place free from prejudice.” – Bessie Coleman

Did these Bessie Coleman quotes inspire you?

There were only two things that stopped Coleman to become the pilot and they were being a woman and being black. You may know or not but in the 1900s, they did not have any freedom and opportunities to have a career. But Coleman was not the one to get defeated. She accepted the challenge and followed her dreams of becoming a pilot.

You may or may not want to become pilot but we all have problems in our life which stop us to achieve our goals. Never let your problems be bigger than your goals. Always follow your heart. It knows what you really want in life. We hope these Famous Bessie Coleman Quotes will inspire you to follow your heart and dreams.

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