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25 Annie Oakley Quotes From The Iconic Female Shooter

Quotes from Annie Oakley, the iconic female shooter

Annie Oakley is an iconic female personality famously known for her sharpshooting skills.

Annie was a star performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and was a traveling performer as an exhibition shooter. She used her ability to fire a pistol to become one of America's most successful sharpshooters.

Oakley was nicknamed as 'little sure shot.' She learned to hunt as a child to support her low-income family. Later on in her life, she traveled around the country and abroad with her husband throughout her life, demonstrating her rifle skills, but it was evident that she was the superior shooter. She rose to fame in a male-dominated sport and is regarded as a legend around the world. Annie had such a good shot that she could shoot a cigarette from her husband's lips, shoot the playing card before it hit the floor, slammed the rifle behind her using a mirror, and in few cases, shot even when her eyes are closed.

Annie Oakley's mind-blowing quotes that will inspire you to hit the Bullseye are listed below. You may read our other articles on women power such as women's history month quotes and cowgirl quotes.

Annie Oakley Famous Quotes

Famous quotes from Annie Oakley.

Annie aimed for a high mark and believed that practice will make a human perfect. She said that shooting for only practice may not take us high, but we must keep on aiming and continue to keep on shooting for our passion and self-defense. Quotes about Annie Oakley and her lines will always keep you inspired to dream and achieve what you desire.

1."After traveling through fourteen foreign countries and appearing before all the royalty and nobility I have only one wish today. That is that when my eyes are closed in death that they will bury me back in that quiet little farmland where I was born."

-Annie Oakley.

2."A crowned queen was never treated with more reverence than I was by those whole-souled western boys…And for seventeen long years I was just their little sister, sharing both their news of joy and sorrow from home."

-Annie Oakley.

3."Aim for the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time, and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally, you'll hit the bulls-eye of success."

-Annie Oakley.

4."For me, sitting still is harder than any kind of work."

-Annie Oakley.

5."Why I have been told three different times by various doctors that I would never get on a horse again! But I always did."

-Annie Oakley.

6."I was eight years old when I made my first shot, and I still consider it one of the best shots I ever made."

-Annie Oakley.

7."I am, indeed, very grateful for your many kind words in my obituary. How such a report started, I do not know."

-Annie Oakley.

8."I aim to misbehave."

-Annie Oakley.

Annie Oakley Quotes About Men And Women

Annie Oakley quotes to inspire women.

Oakley always believed women could handle weapons and even outshoot men. She urged women to learn how to defend themselves. She cared deeply for women's empowerment and children's welfare. Despite her success in shooting, a historically male-dominated sport, Annie Oakley did not identify with feminists of her day. Annie Oakley quotes to inspire women to pursue their dreams.

9."I would like to see every woman know how to handle guns as naturally as they know how to handle babies."

-Annie Oakley.

10."When a man hits a target, they call him a marksman. When I hit a target, they call it a trick. Never did like that much."

-Annie Oakley.

11."Even in the best and most peacefully civilized countries many occasions arise when a woman versed in the knowledge and use of firearms may find that information and skill of great importance."

-Annie Oakley.

12."I ain't afraid to love a man. I ain't afraid to shoot him either."

-Annie Oakley.

13."There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn't bother to change while there are women like that around."

-Annie Oakley.

14."(on Sitting Bull) The contents of his pockets were often emptied in into the hands of small, ragged little boys, nor could he understand how so much wealth should go brushing by, unmindful of the poor."

-Annie Oakley.

15."Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman's natural fitness for the career of a mother: the alternatives are all too expensive. "

-Annie Oakley.

16."God intended women to be outside as well as men, and they do not know what they are missing when they stay cooped up in the house."

-Annie Oakley.

17."Any woman who does not thoroughly enjoy tramping across the country on a clear frosty morning with a good gun and a pair of dogs does not know how to enjoy life."

-Annie Oakley.

18."I can guarantee a regiment of women for home protection."

-Annie Oakley.

Annie Oakley Quotes On Family.

Annie believed that women could perform multiple roles as mothers, wives, sisters, and even pursue their dreams and outperform men. Read through the best Annie Oakley quotes on love, mother, sisters, and family.

19."My mother…was perfectly horrified when I began shooting and tried to keep me in school, but I would run away and go quail shooting in the woods or trim my dresses with wreaths of wildflowers."

-Annie Oakley.

20."If love means that one person absorbs the other, then no real relationship exists anymore. Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love. The integrity of self is gone."

-Annie Oakley.

21."Being a good mother does not call for the same qualities as being a good housewife; a dedication to keeping children clean and tidy may override an interest in their separate development as individuals." -Annie Oakley.

22."I went all to pieces under the care of a home."

-Annie Oakley.

23."Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty."

-Annie Oakley.

24."My mother and sisters thought my prowess with the gun was just a little tomboyish."

-Annie Oakley.

25."Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization."

-Annie Oakley.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Annie Oakley quotes, then why not take a look at [Doc Holliday quotes] or [cowboy quotes].

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