Wyatt Earp was a distinguished American policemen and gunfighter. He received the allusive stature due to the focal role that he played in the Gunfight at O.K Corral, which is considered to be one of the most famed gunfights in the history of American West. Though the actual fight lasted for just about 30 seconds, but it proved to be Earp’s ticket to fame. Besides this, Earp was a sordid gambler and had also been behind the bars for acting as a pimp. However, his notorious past never daunted his spirits and he successfully pursued his career as a lawman. He fought umpteen gunfights but was always fortunate in escaping major injuries. A number of television shows and movies have been made on the basis of his life and journey. We have gathered some thoughts and quotes by the man who donned many hats. Let us browse through the quotes and sayings by Wyatt Earp on destiny, gun, fights, loyalty and more.
The most important lesson I learned...was that the winner of a gunplay usually was the one who took his time. The second was that, if I hoped to live on the frontier, I would shun flashy trick-shooting--grandstand play--as I would poison...In all my life as a frontier peace officer, I did not know a really proficient gunfighter who had anything but contempt for the gun-fanner, or the man who literally shot from the hip.
Shooting at a man who is returning the compliment means going into action with the greatest speed of which a man's muscles are capable, but mentally unflustered by an urge to hurry or the need for complicated nervous and muscular actions which trick shooting involves.