Annie Oakley Quotes

“Aim at a 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.”

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

“My mother and sisters thought my prowess with the gun was just a little tomboyish”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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45 Comments

  1. megan renee nazaroff on January 7, 2008 at 8:42 pm

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  2. gretchen on January 7, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks Megan – glad you enjoy it! :)>-

  3. stephanie on January 7, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    i loved this it really helped with my report i am doing a huge annie oakley report on her ! how did u create this page that svery interesting u would want to do it on annie oakley y her? email me so we can talk about her!!!

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  4. gretchen on January 8, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Annie is some distant relative in my family tree. There’s also a good article about Annie Oakley here. And Bull’s-Eye is a fabulous book about her life with a lot of photos as well. :)>-

  5. megan renee nazaroff on January 8, 2008 at 8:13 pm

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  6. gretchen on January 8, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    What kinds of details? The links in my comment above might be good places to start. You can probably find that Bulls-Eye book at your local library. ;)

  7. megan nazaroff on January 15, 2008 at 5:42 pm

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  8. margie esrel on January 22, 2008 at 10:05 am

    how did you obtain those quotes? i tried college websites like gale and found nothing. how did you find them? they gotta be fake.

  9. gretchen on January 22, 2008 at 11:26 am

    I assure they are not fake. I’ve collected them from the Internet, books and museums. Google them. :)>-

  10. bekah on February 25, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    this helped so much!!!!

  11. tracy on March 19, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    i really enjoyed after reading your whole bokk

  12. tracy on March 19, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    now i can breath out and in after reading all this quote.
    hope to read all of your book as posible

  13. megan on April 23, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    sweet i love these

  14. hailey on May 1, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    thanks for the website i was worried i wasn’t going to be able to write the famous quote i am 9 but turned in my report and got a 100%

    thanks,
    hailey

  15. whitney on June 14, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    your website is so awsome. it helped me with school project, has so much info i just cant choose.

  16. jerica on October 10, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    i love annie oakley she proved that boys arent superoir to girls. like they all think that girls cant play football but im better thsan all the guys in my family ny uncle told me thAT a week before he died

  17. Shay on December 4, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    I am related to annie, but i am so glad that i am. I have learned all about her just to know. Only because of me being related to her. and now, i am doing a huge majorly huge paper on her. i have used this site so many times on my paper! I am so happy that i found this website! Thank you soooooooooo much.

    Shay

  18. gretchen on December 4, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    You’re very welcome Shay! I’m also a big Annie fan…and if you’re related to her, too, then somewhere in the past our family tree connects. :D

  19. Shay on December 5, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    :)>- Cool-e-o! Im glad our tree conects somwhere in the past! And again thanks for this!

    Shay

  20. kacie on April 9, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    well all girls can do anything that they set there mind to i have learned that throughout my life and annie oakly is a great example of that :)>-

  21. sheila on December 22, 2009 at 10:22 am

    yess it helps alot thanks soo much! got alli need for a project gracias!

  22. Jess on January 6, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Do any of you know how or where to find a cheap annie oakley costume? I’m doing a huge project worth 70% of my grade this quarter.

  23. gretchen on January 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    No idea. Maybe try Googling it or check some antique or thrift stores. :-??

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  29. Shelby on January 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Thank you so much I am doing a HUGE 3rd quarter progect about her. By HUGE I mean 300 points of my B- grade

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  31. Kelly on February 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Thank you SO much!! I have to do a research report on her, and this was a BIG help. I love to learn about my state’s [Ohio] history!

  32. Kay on March 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    this is some awesome quots that she said.

  33. Kay on March 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    i got an A on my thing that i as doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. gretchen on March 11, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Fantastic! Glad these helped. :)

  35. Amy on May 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    She’s my great great great aunt!!! From “For me, sitting still is harder than any kind of work.” I know she’s my aunt!! :D

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    • gretchen on May 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks Lauren – glad you like it. :)

  37. Savannah on December 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you so much i really needed some Annie Oakley quotes for a HUGE project that I am doing for school.

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