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Amy Johnson statues speak

Nov. 7, 2016

The two statues, one in Hull and one in Herne Bay, have different quotes set into their surfaces. The Herne Bay bronze quote on Amy's flying helmet is ‘believe nothing to be impossible” which was taken from a speech Amy gave in 1936.  A second quote runs around the bottom of her jacket.  This is what Amy said when Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937 and it may have been Amy’s way of saying she knew she would go the same way and that was ok.  It says “If I fail to find my mid-Pacific island let no one grieve for me or wish me any other fate. We all must finish our lives some time, and I infinitely prefer this end to the flu or senile decay. Rather grieve if I never have the chance to try.”