"I get stubborn and dig in when people tell me I can't do something and I think I can. It goes back to my childhood when I had problems in school because I have a learning disability."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Ann Bancroft on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Ann Bancroft on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Ann Bancroft on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Ann Bancroft on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Ann Bancroft on Earl Nightingale
"A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it's starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker."
"This journey is not over. Our education initiatives have so much momentum, and we're committed to sharing even more stories from the Arctic when we return."
"I had no doubts I could go to the pole. I may not be as strong, but I make up for physical strength in other areas, like steadiness and not panicking under stress."
"I wanted to be a teacher, but I was a lousy student, one of the slowest readers. It was a tremendous struggle. But I'm lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me."
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