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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Annie Oakley on eye, gun, practice, men, handle, love, friendship, country, skills, house, mark, aim, queens and shooting.

19 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Annie Oakley That Motivate You To Hit The Bulls Eye

Famous As: Sharpshooter

Born On: August 13, 1860

Died On: November 3, 1926

Born In: Greenville, Ohio, United States

Died At Age: 66

Annie Oakley was a well-known American exhibition shooter and sharpshooter. At the age of 15 she won a shooting competition with marksman Frank. E Butler and her talent came to light after that. Within no time she became a distinguished global star and performed before heads of state and members of the royalty which included German Kaiser Wilhem II, Queen Victoria, French President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot and Umberto I of Italy to name a few. Oakley toured various countries in Europe and also joined the ‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West’. She not only gained recognition for her skills like shooting off corks from bottles and shooting through flying cards but also for her self-made modest costumes. Several television series, plays and movies were made on her life but the most acclaimed remains the stage and film versions of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’. Here is a collection of thoughts, views and opinions by Annie Oakley on subjects close to her heart. Read through the quotes and sayings by Annie Oakley.

Even in the best and most peacefully civilized countries many occasions arise when a woman versed inthe knowledge and use of firarms may find that imformation and skill of great importance.

Annie Oakley

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

Annie Oakley

Aim at a high mark and you will hit it.

Annie Oakley

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

Annie Oakley

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

Annie Oakley

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

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

Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.

Annie Oakley

[On Sitting Bull:] The contents of his pockets were often emptied 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

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

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

I ain't afraid to love a man ...

Annie Oakley

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

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

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

Annie Oakley

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

Annie Oakley

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 bull's-eye of success.

Annie Oakley

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 farm land where I was born.

Annie Oakley

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

Annie Oakley