Archery Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old archery quotes, archery sayings, and archery proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Archery does not get difficult or hard to understand until the arrow misses.     

Milan E. Elott

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.     


There is no excellence in archery without great labour.     

Maurice Thompson

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

Eugen Herrigel

A good archer is known not by his arrows but by his aim.     

Thomas Fuller

An archer cannot hit the bullseye if he doesn't know where the target is.     


But you must be patient and careful; nor should you expect to become an accomplished archer without long and severe training.     

Maurice Thompson

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

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

Usa Archery

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 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

Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.     

Fred Bear

I shoot an arrow into the air, where it lands I do not care: I get my arrows wholesale!     

Curly Howard

An arrow is never afraid of shooting from the bow; but it is afraid of not reaching the target!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Draw not your bow till your arrow is fixed.     

English Proverbs

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

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

In the long run, you only hit what you aim at.     

Henry Thoreau

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.     

Kahlil Gibran

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

Fundamentally the marksman aims at himself.     

D.T. Suzuki

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