Archery Quotes: Inspiration For Bow And Arrow Lovers

Many of us have fallen in love with archery by many different experiences throughout our lives.

There are many movies with epic scenes of archery that have captured our hearts.

Maybe you found your love in playing games where archery is one of the main focuses.

Or maybe you had a friend who let you try out their personal bow and you instantly fell in love with it.

As a child, I loved the toy bows with the suction cups at the tip of the arrows.  It was always satisfying when the arrows got stuck on the windows or mirrors.

Now matter how you achieved your passion, the love for archery has inspired archers from around the world to give us these lovely archery quotes.  Inspirational and motivational words to help us understand more about the art, further improving our aim, and to spread our joy for archery to the rest of the world, throughout all time.

If you need a little inspiration before a competition, a hunting session, or general archery practice, taking a look at a few of these quotes right before going could give you that little boost of focus to help you hit your mark!

Archery Quotes: Inspiration from the Web

These quotes come from all over the web.  Make sure to follow Ace of Bows on Pinterest!

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.”

“Life is like an arrow, the farther back you’re pulled, the farther forward you will end up.”

“I didn’t think I could be any more awesome, and then I tried archery.”

“I don’t wear bows, I shoot them!”

“When I nock my arrow, I unlock my soul.”

“Words are like arrows.  Once loosed, you cannot call them back.”

“Grip it, rip it, put it in the wind!”

“Be like an arrow and its target. Calm, steady and deliberate. Bow. Arrow. Bullseye. Center is the only place to be.”

“Tug on my bowstrings”

“An archer cannot hit the bullseye if he doesn’t know where the target is.”

“Follow your arrow.”

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Archery Quotes: Inspiration From Credited Sources

“Archery is like a journey, it begins with a love for shooting a bow and a passion for watching our arrows fly.”
Ron Laclair

“Don’t think of what you have to do, don’t consider how to carry it out! The shot will only go smoothly when it takes the archer himself by surprise.”
Eugen Herrigel

“A good archer is known not by his arrows but by his aim.”
Thomas Fuller

“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

“Forget the last arrow, only the next one counts.”
Archery Insiders

“Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.”
Fred Bear

“Whether you are a beginning, intermediate, or even advanced archer, Archery will give you something that’s almost impossible to find elsewhere.”
USA Archery

“In archery we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the center of the target, he turns around and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself.”

“I can teach you to shoot better than the greatest archer in 30 minutes provided we blindfold him and spin him around so he doesn’t know where the target is at.”
Peter Hill

“The archer that shoots badly has a lie ready.”
Spanish Proverb

“Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands.”
Nigerian Proverb

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”
Kahlil Gibran

“Archery does not get difficult or hard to understand until the arrow misses.”
Milan E. Elott

“In the case of archery, the hitter and the hit are no longer two opposing objects, but are one reality.”
Eugen Herrigel

“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 man.”
Maurice Thompson

“An arrow is never afraid of shooting from the bow; but it is afraid of not reaching the target!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“If you would hit the mark [at long range], you must aim a little above it: Every arrow that flies feels the pull of the earth.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.”
Kahlil Gibran

Archery Quotes: Inspiration Comes in Many Forms

So if you ever feel like your aim is a little off, reading a few of these quotes should hopefully inspire you to keep practicing and remembering to have fun while doing it!

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Writing down your favorite archery quote and putting it in a place where you can see it every day is also a good idea for motivation.

Even though quotes are fun to remember, you can also find an archery shirt to wear or an archery sign to hang above your bow display for even more inspiration!