58 Archery Quotes On Success In Life

These Archery quotes will inspire you. Archery is the sport, practice, or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Archery quotes, Archery sayings, and Archery proverbs.

Best Archery Quotes

  1. “So long as the new moon returns in heaven a bent, beautiful bow, so long will the fascination of archery keep hold in the hearts of men.” ~ Maurice Thompson
  2. “Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.” ~ Fred Bear
  3. “Famous archer, Howard Hill won all of the 267 archery contests he entered. He could hit a bullseye at 50 feet, then split first arrow with the second. Would it be possible for you to shoot better than him? YES, if he were blindfolded! How can you hit a target you can’t see? Even worse, how can you hit a target you don’t even have!? You need to have GOALS in your life!” ~ Zig Ziglar
  4. “The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind” ~ Fred Bear

  5. “In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself.” ~ Confucius
  6. “If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. “There is no excellence in archery without great labour.” ~ Maurice Thompson
  8. “You have to relax when you’re shooting an arrow. You can’t be tense. And that just helps, in your day-to-day life.” ~ Stephen Amell

  9. “In the case of archery, the hitter and the hit are no longer two opposing objects, but are one reality.” ~ Eugen Herrigel
  10. “Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make your a better person.” ~ Fred Bear
  11. “The shot will go smoothly only when it takes the archer himself by surprise.” ~ Eugen Herrigel
  12. “Keep practicing,” he told her.”Until I get it right?” she said. But he corrected her.”No. Until you don’t get it wrong.” ~ John Flanagan

  13. “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  14. “Archery is something that I took up later and didn’t know I had a natural aptitude for.” ~ Geena Davis
  15. “I am a very good archer. I use archery as my way of meditation. I cannot sit down and just meditate in the classical sense. I am very active. So, I use archery. I have my bow, my arrow and I use this tension and relaxation in the second after throwing the arrow. And it is my way to meditate and this is the only thing that clears my mind. When I do archery, I am totally there with my bow, my target, my arrow, and I don’t think, I am communion with the universe.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  16. “The main thing about archery is a battle with yourself. You can ruin it all. Once you have learned the technique, the point is to recreate the perfect technique over and over and over.” ~ Geena Davis

  17. “The Superior Man has nothing to compete for. But if he must compete, he does it in an archery match, wherein he ascends to his position, bowing in deference. Descending, he drinks the ritual cup.” ~ Confucius
  18. “Archery, fencing, spear fighting, all of the martial arts, tea ceremony, flower arranging…in all of these, correct breathing, correct balance, and correct stillness help to remake the individual. The basic aim is always the same: by tirelessly practicing a given skill, the student finally sheds the ego with its fears, worldly ambitions, and reliance on objective scrutiny – sheds it so completely that he becomes the instrument of a deeper power, from which mastery falls instinctively, without further effort on his part, like a ripe fruit.” ~ Karlfried Graf Durckheim
  19. “I must only warn you of one thing. You have become a different person in the course of these years. For this is what the art of archery means: a profound and far-reaching contest of the archer with himself. Perhaps you have hardly noticed it yet, but you will feel it very strongly when you meet your friends and acquaintances again in your own country: things will no longer harmonize as before. You will see with other eyes and measure with other measures. It has happened to me too, and it happens to all who are touched by the spirit of this art.” ~ Eugen Herrigel
  20. “But you must be patient and careful; nor should you expect to become an accomplished archer without long and severe training.” ~ Maurice Thompson

  21. “If asked to sketch a picture of the typical archer I would be hard put. They seem to come in all shapes, sizes, colors and backgrounds. Inwardly they seem to have in common a love for the outdoors, a reverence for wildlife, and a close tie with history. There is nothing they seem to enjoy more than telling tall tales around a campfire or talking about archery to others. It would be difficult to find a more interesting group of people.” ~ Fred Bear
  22. “Those who are skilled in archery bend their bow only when they are preparing to use it; when they do not require it, they allow it to remain unbent, for otherwise it would remain unserviceable when the time for using it arrived. So it is with man. If he were to devote himself unceasingly to a dull round of business, without breaking the monotony by cheerful amusements, he would fall imperceptibly into idiocy, or be struck by paralysis” ~ Herodotus
  23. “The right art is purposeless, aimless! The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede.” ~ D.T. Suzuki
  24. “I’ve done archery for about six weeks, and rock climbing, tree climbing – and combat, running and vaulting. But also yoga and things like that, to stay catlike!” ~ Jennifer Lawrence

  25. “If you understand real practice, then archery or other activities can be zen. If you don’t understand how to practice archery in its true sense, then even though you practice very hard, what you acquire is just technique. It won’t help you through and through. Perhaps you can hit the mark without trying, but without a bow and arrow you cannot do anything. If you understand the point of practice, then even without a bow and arrow the archery will help you. How you get that kind of power or ability is only through right practice.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
  26. “I did archery when I was in high school. In our gym class we had two weeks of archery and I remember taking the bow and arrow and firing it up and across the street into a car parking lot.” ~ John Barrowman
  27. “Attempts are found in domains of human performance, such as sports, games, artistic domains, professional domains like medicine and the law, and so on. These feature distinctive aims, and corresponding competences. Archery, with its distinctive arrows and targets, divides into subdomains. Thus, competitive archery differs importantly from archery hunting.” ~ Ernest Sosa
  28. “Flower of this purple dye, Hit with Cupid’s archery, Sink in apple of his eye.” ~ William Shakespeare

  29. “In an archery contest, when the stakes are earthenware tiles a contestant shoots with skill. When the stakes are belt buckles he becomes hesitant, and if the stakes are pure gold he becomes nervous and confused. There is no difference as to his skil.” ~ Zhuangzi
  30. “I didn’t want a guru or a kung fu master or a spiritual director. I didn’t want to become a sorcerer or learn the zen of archery or meditate or align my chakras or uncover mast incarnations…I was after something else entirely, but it wasn’t in the Yellow Pages or anywhere else that I could discover.” ~ Daniel Quinn
  31. “The favorite to win the Olympic gold medal in archery is a legally blind athlete from South Korea, mainly because everyone else is too scared to compete next to him.” ~ Jimmy Fallon
  32. “No person learned the art of archery from me,

    who did not in the end make me his target.” ~ Saadi

  33. “If the thrill of hunting were in the hunt, or even in the marksmanship, a camera would do just as well.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  34. “Nobody brings ancient history and archaeology to life like Adrienne Mayor. From the Russian steppes to China, and from Roman Egypt and Arabia to the Etruscans, she leads the reader on a breathtaking quest for the real ancient warrior women reflected in myths–their daring, archery, tattoos, fine horses, and independence from male control. The book’s rich erudition, communicated in sparkling prose and beautiful illustrations, makes it a riveting read.” ~ Edith Hall
  35. “And one more thing. About my name — Artemis — you were right. In London, it is generally a female name, after the Greek goddess of archery. But every now and then a male comes along with such a talent for hunting that he earns the right to use the name. I am that male. Artemis the hunter. I hunted you.” ~ Eoin Colfer
  36. “My dad keeps referring to me playing the piano when he’s trying to teach me something in archery.” ~ Miranda Leek

  37. “In piano, if you try to force hitting this key and that key, it’s very broken. It’s not pretty. When you’re in archery, you can’t try to force it step-by-step-by-step. Then the shot doesn’t flow and it’s not a good shot. If you just let the performance flow, it’s really beautiful.” ~ Miranda Leek
  38. “If a shot aimed at aptness succeeds aptly, it is then fully apt, since it is not only apt but also aptly apt. But the full aptness of such an attempt is entirely compatible with its being a horrible murder, if the “hunter” is an assassin and the prey his victim. That hunter’s shot may still be outstandingly, fully apt, if it manifests the agent’s competence in both archery dexterity and shot selection.” ~ Ernest Sosa
  39. “All my playmates were black. I lived in a little community called Archery (ph) in a rural area. And I didn’t have any white neighbors at all. So all my kids with whom I fought and wrestled and went fishing and worked in the field and so forth were African-Americans. And that was my life. So when I got to be school age, we had to separate during the daytime, but I always felt like I was in an alien environment when I was in Plains, Georgia with white kids. I was eager to get back where I belonged with my black playmates.” ~ Jimmy Carter , Archery quotes life
  40. “The perils of duck hunting are great- especially for the duck.” ~ Walter Cronkite

  41. “If you need more than 10 rounds to hunt, and some argue they hunt with that many rounds, you shouldn’t be hunting. If you can’t get the deer in 3 shots, you shouldn’t be hunting. You are an embarrassment.” ~ Joe Biden
  42. “I wanted to take up a sport the real way and see if I actually had athletic ability. And then I happened to see it was during the Atlanta Olympics. And there was a lot of coverage of archery because the U.S. men’s team won all the medals. And I thought, “Wow, that’s beautiful. And it’s so dramatic, a beautiful sport. And I wonder if I would be good at it?”” ~ Geena Davis
  43. “I now LOVE archery, I find it a very therapeutic sport. I would be taken away for a couple of hours before we started filming to get back into the rhythm so that it was a fluid movement of picking up the bow and then the arrows and just being able to make it look as authentic as possible.” ~ Rose Leslie , Archery quotes love
  44. “The No. 1 rule in duck hunting is to go where the ducks are.” ~ Jase Robertson

  45. “In competitive archery, risk assessment has minimal bearing on quality of performance, since the archer has so little choice over shot selection. By contrast, in a hunt, shots vary in quality according to how well selected they may be.” ~ Ernest Sosa
  46. “A hunter archer can also be out to shock by taking crazy shots. What makes his shots “crazy” is set by excessive risk, judged by hunting-archery standards, which would tend to draw agreement from knowledgeable observers.” ~ Ernest Sosa
  47. “Wabi means spare, impoverished; simple and functional. It connotes a transcendence of fad and fashion. The spirit of wabi imbues all the Zen arts, from calligraphy to karate, from the tea ceremony to Zen archery.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
  48. “I took my archery lessons. It was really fun to learn something new.” ~ Anna Popplewell

  49. “Boredom is that awful state of inaction when the very medicine ― that is, activity ― which could solve it, is seen as odious. Archery? It is too cold, and besides, the butts need re-covering; the rats have been at the straw. Music? To hear it is tedious; to compose it, too taxing. And so on. Of all the afflictions, boredom is ultimately the most unmanning. Eventually, it transforms you into a great nothing who does nothing ― a cousin to sloth and a brother to melancholy.” ~ Margaret George
  50. “A very enjoyable meditation on the curious thing called ‘Zen’ -not the Japanese religious tradition but rather the Western clich of Zen that is embraced in advertising, self-help books, and much more. . . . Yamada, who is both a scholar of Buddhism and a student of archery, offers refreshing insight into Western stereotypes of Japan and Japanese culture, and how these are received in Japan.” ~ Alexander Gardner
  51. “As the innocent infant relies upon the mother for sustenance, so the innocent wanderer, following his native compassion and bliss, relies upon the natural intelligence of life to sustain him. There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practices as he feels inclined.” ~ Miyamoto Musashi
  52. “Boredom is that awful state of inaction when the very medicine – that is, activity – which could solve it, is seen as odious.” ~ Margaret George

  53. “I just sing. But I have a fun hobby: I love to do archery. I’m pretty good on target. I’m not sure about the distances – maybe only 7 or 10 feet, so far, but I’ve scored the bull’s eye several times, but usually always hit the target.” ~ Jackie Evancho
  54. “The success of an archery shot may bring food to the hunter’s starving family, or may constitute a horrible murder. But these outcomes are irrelevant to the assessment of that shot as a hunter-archery shot, as an attempt to hit prey without running excessive risk of failure.” ~ Ernest Sosa
  55. “In my view there is a level of human knowledge that involves just getting it right aptly. This “animal” epistemic level is an inferior level in just the way of Diana’s long shot in the dark while drunk. That shot is inferior in a certain respect if too poorly selected as a hunter’s archery shot, even if not quite as poorly selected as would be a shot aimed at the moon. Even if Diana’s too risky shot turns out to be apt by attaining success through sublime archery dexterity, it is still inferior in the particular respect of being so risky and hence so poorly selected.” ~ Ernest Sosa
  56. “I enjoyed trying everything. I’d never get a chance to try fencing or archery if it wasn’t for this. It was really fun experience.” ~ Lindsey Vonn

  57. “The only time I got the absolute most insanely nervous in my life was at the Olympic trials, because archery is a horrible spectator sport. Nobody goes and watches an archery tournament. Because the targets are three-quarters of a football field away. Who can tell who’s winning? You can’t even see your own target from where you are.” ~ Geena Davis
  58. “Alan: “I had terrible stage fright.” Sin: “I’m not familiar with the concept of ‘stage fright.'” A: “It’s pretty awful. You end up having to picture the entire audience in their underwear. Phyllis was in that audience, you know.” S: “Why, Alan, I had no idea your tastes ran that way.” A: “Phyllis is a very nice lady. And I do not consider her so much aged as matured, like a fine wine. But I still think you owe me an archery lesson.” ~ Sarah Rees Brennan

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