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Sacajawea. She was stolen, held captive, sold, eventually she was reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker.

Jules Gabriel Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), & Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, & underwater travel before air travel & practical submarines were invented, & before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the 2nd most translated author in the world after Agatha Christie.

Zooey Deschanel. Wow, I have never heard a woman speak about being a woman better than this quote. - I need to allow myself to do this more.

John Muir, Environmentalist whose activism saved the Yosemite Valley & Sequoias. "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."