12 Greatest Annie Oakley Quotes

12 Greatest Annie Oakley Quotes

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Annie Oakley was a exhibition sharpshooter from North Star, Ohio. Her immense talent landed her a starring role in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and she became one of the very first American women to be a superstar. She was also known as Little Sure Shoot and Miss Annie Oakley. She died on November 3, 1926 at the age of 66.

“Aim at a high mark and you’ll hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second time. Maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect.”

“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

“Families are nothing other than the idolatry of duty.”

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

“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.”

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

“I ain’t afraid to love a man. I ain’t afraid to shoot him either.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“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