21+ Best Annie Oakley Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Annie Oakley was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. She was a performer in a traveling Wild West show and a star performer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. She used her skill at shooting a gun to become one of the most famous sharp shooters in American history. Mind-Blowing Annie Oakley quotes will provide plenty of food for thought and motivate you to follow your dreams.

Most Famous Annie Oakley Quotes

I ain’t afraid to love a man. I ain’t afraid to shoot him either. – Annie Oakley

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

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

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

Aim at 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

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

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

My mother and sisters thought my prowess with the gun was just a little tomboyish – Annie Oakley

I would like to see every woman know how to handle [firearms] as naturally as they know how to handle babies. – 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

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

I am, indeed, very grateful for your many kind words in my obituary. How such a report started I do not know. I am thankful to say I am in the best of health. – 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

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

Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty. – Annie Oakley

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

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

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

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