quote by 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

Sentimental Archery quotations

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.

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.

The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind

There is no excellence in archery without great labour.


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

Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make your a better person.

Archery is something that I took up later and didn't know I had a natural aptitude for.

Flower of this purple dye, Hit with Cupid's archery, Sink in apple of his eye.

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!


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.

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.

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.

The shot will go smoothly only when it takes the archer himself by surprise.

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.


No person learned the art of archery from me, who did not in the end make me his target.

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

Keep practicing," he told her."Until I get it right?" she said. But he corrected her."No. Until you don't get it wrong.

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.

Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.


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.

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.

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.

The No. 1 rule in duck hunting is to go where the ducks are.

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.


My dad keeps referring to me playing the piano when he's trying to teach me something in archery.

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.

Boredom is that awful state of inaction when the very medicine - that is, activity - which could solve it, is seen as odious.

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!

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.


I took my archery lessons. It was really fun to learn something new.

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.

Archery is not a sport for everyone. The equipment costs a lot, and it is not easy for everyone to find a place to play. It is perhaps similar to golf, but of course there are more golf courses than archery fields.

Archery requires very sensitive muscles.

I used to play football at school, and I enjoyed really physical sports, but I now try to avoid any sports that might build up different muscles. That might have a negative impact on my archery.

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