33 Quotes About Arrows


Arrows have long been associated with striking a center point target. Requiring much skill and training, arrows require direction and attention to reach their intended destination. These quotes about arrows capture many analogies associated with this tool.

“A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honor, for thus can he persuade others, as well as himself, that he is a worthy target for the arrows of fate.”

“All I can do is put on my armor and brace for the arrows.”

“An arrow may fly through the air and leave no trace; but an ill thought leaves a trail like a serpent.”

“As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.”

“As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.”

“At the height of creative activity fueled by enthusiasm, there will be enormous intensity and energy behind what you do. You will feel like an arrow that is moving toward the target-and enjoying the journey.”

“Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.”

“God’s arrows of affliction are sharp and painful so He can get our attention. He won’t let His beloved children get away with sin because He knows it robs us of blessings, opportunities, and even character refinement.”

“How blunt are all the arrows of thy quiver in comparison with those of guilt.”

“I always performed when I was a child. My parents got very annoyed, because my brother and I had our little bedrooms upstairs, and I would plaster the house with posters with arrows pointing upstairs.”

“I at once commenced the ascent through a shower of arrows.”

“I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction – I write the book straight through from beginning to end. By following time’s arrow, I keep myself sane.”

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

“I want the privilege of guiding the arrows of my children and giving them the exhortations that can shoot them into the high place.”

“Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow.”

“If a man paints a target on his chest, he should expect that sooner or later someone will loose an arrow on him.”

“I’m actually a pretty decent human being, and when I’m home I’m straight as an arrow.”

“It is easy to shield the outer body from poisoned arrows, but it is impossible to shield the mind from the poisoned darts that originate within itself. ”

“It’s the little details I love. How to fletch your arrows with owl feathers, because owls fly silently, so maybe your arrows will, too. How to carry fire in a piece of smouldering fungus wrapped in birchbark. These are the things which help a world come alive.”

“Let your bending in the Archer’s hand be for gladness, for even as he loves the arrow that flies, so he loves also the bow that is stable.”

“My scar is beautiful. It looks like an arrow.”

“No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life’s slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone.”

“Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves.”

“Read the flight of your arrow if you want to know your future.”

“The good shine from afar Like the snowy Himalayas. The bad don’t appear Even when near, Like arrows shot into the night.”

“The past is no more and the future is not yet. The only right person is one who lives moment to moment, whose arrow is directed to the moment, who is always here and now; wherever he is, his whole consciousness, his whole being, is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.”

“The way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent.”

“These natives are a very good people; for when they saw that I would not remain, they supposed that I was afraid of their bows; and, taking their arrows, the broke them in pieces and threw them into the fire.”

“These people were well dressed in skins, had some guns, but armed generally with bows and arrows and such other instruments of war as are common among the Indians of the Missouri.”

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”

“When you lead change, sometimes you get arrows in your back. I mean, that’s just the way the real world is.”

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

“You don’t want to put all your lead on the target. You want to leave some arrows in the quiver.”

Arrows are useless without a bow to launch them from. Understanding the art of bow making will bring you greater understanding and respect to this weapon.

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