Standing out in all weathers and the frustrations of archery makes archers natural philosophers … here are a few of their thoughts:
“The archer that shoots badly has a lie ready.” … Spanish Proverb.
“Nothing clears a troubled mind better than shooting a bow.” … Fred Bear.
“No shot is hard to make, it’s just easier to miss.”
“The ABC of Living the Good Life – Archery, Beer, Coffee” … Our Editor.
“Its harder to make the Korean National Team than it is to win the Olympic gold medal” … Korea Archery.
“I’m an Archery School Dropout (But, my dad pulled some strings and I’m back in)” … I’ll get my quiver!
“I shoot an arrow into the air, where it lands I do not care: I get my arrows wholesale.” … Curly Howard (Three Stooges).
“There is no excellence in archery without great labour.” … Maurice Thompson.
“The last person that touched my bow is buried in my back yard.” … DEFINITELY our editor.
“Without archery I would have probably killed people.” … Every club archer who leaves their stresses on the field.
“Draw Shoot Swear Repeat” … Archery distilled to it lowest level.
“It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.” … A coach’s mantra to students.
“In archery, we have something like the way of the superior man. When the archer misses the centre of the target, he turns round and seeks for the cause of his failure in himself.” … Confucius. (… but only after they have blamed their bow, the wind, the arrow, the archer next to them, the sun, midgies and the squirrel noisily stamping his feet in a tree 30 yards away.)
“The real distance you’re shooting is the measurement between your ears!” … Dont think too much! Just shoot.
“Forget the last arrow, only the next one counts.” … Every archer needs this tattooed on the inside of their eyelids.
“Real Archers Don’t Need Training Wheels” … Compounders, please note! :op
“Archery causes Tourettes” … GA Membership Secretary.
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 … Paulo Coelho
And finally, the most important, significant and pertinent thought on this page …..
Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy a bow and I never seen a sad person shootin’ a bow.
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