The Best Buffalo Bill quotes

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When most people think of the Wild West, they imagine cowboys and outlaws. But there was another side to the Wild West- one of entrepreneurship and innovation. And no one represents that better than Buffalo Bill. This blog post tells his best quotes and how he became a successful businessman and entrepreneur.

Discover the deepest Indian, Love, Wild, Time Silence Lambs quotes from Buffalo Bill, and much more.


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About Buffalo Bill

birth of the author

February 26, 1846

death of the author

January 10, 1917

occupation of the author

Army Scout, Pony Express Rider, Ranch Hand, Wagon Train Driver, Town Developer, Railroad Contractor, Bison Hunter, Fur Trapper, Gold Prospector

knownfor of the author

Known For:
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Shows

country of the author

United States Of America

date of the author

Years Of Service:
1863-1865, 1868-1872

army of the author


unit of the author

Third Cavalry, 7Th Kansas Cavalry

army of the author

American Civil War, Indian Wars

award of the author

Medal Of Honor


I ain’t afraid to love a man … โ€” Annie Oakley

But the love of adventure was in father’s blood. โ€” Buffalo Bill

If love means that one person absorbs the other, then no real relationship exists any more. Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love. The integrity of self is gone. โ€” Annie Oakley

Cherished his Nebraska โ€” Robert A. Carter

but the love of adventure was in father s blood Buffalo Bill quote


Indians were frequently off their reservations. โ€” Buffalo Bill

The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated because they had been made United States soldiers. โ€” Buffalo Bill

The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them. โ€” Buffalo Bill

The Indians said the bones were those of a race of people … three times the size of a man. โ€” Buffalo Bill

Major North has had for years complete power over these Indians and can do more with them than any man living. โ€” Buffalo Bill

indians were frequently off their reservations Buffalo Bill quote

Having secured my Indian actors, I started for Baltimore, where I organized my combination, and which was the largest troupe I had yet had on the road. โ€” Buffalo Bill

Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government. โ€” Buffalo Bill

On reaching the place where the Indians had surprised us, we found the bodies of the three men whom they had killed and scalped, and literally cut into pieces. โ€” Buffalo Bill


I began to think that my time had come, as the saying is. โ€” Buffalo Bill

The greatest of all the Sioux in my time, or in any time for that matter, was that wonderful old fighting man, Sitting Bull, whose life will some day be written by a historian who can really give him his due. โ€” Buffalo Bill

i began to think that my time had come as the saying is Buffalo Bill quote

The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten daysโ€“an average of two hundred miles a day. But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time. โ€” Buffalo Bill

Look here,’ he said, ‘I am much pleased to meet you, sir, but I want you first to understand distinctly that I am no Yank. โ€” William F. Cody

I was persuaded now that I was destined to lead a life on the Plains. โ€” Buffalo Bill


The Confederates had suspected Wild Bill of being a spy for two or three days, and had watched him closely. โ€” Buffalo Bill

Redundant Thematics

In Buffalo Bill Statements


Wild Bill was a strange character. In person he was about six feet and one inch in height. He was a Plainsโ€“man in every sense of the word. โ€” Buffalo Bill

Wild Bill was anything but a quarrelsome man yet I have personal knowledge of at least half a dozen men whom he had at various times killed. โ€” Buffalo Bill

Quick as lightning Wild Bill pulled his revolver. The stranger fell dead, shot through the brain. โ€” Buffalo Bill

Inspiring Phrases From Buffalo Bill

I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running considerable risk in meeting them. โ€” Buffalo Bill

My motherโ€ฆwas perfectly horrified when I began shooting and tried to keep me in school, but I would run away and go quail shooting in the woods or trim my dresses with wreaths of wildflowers. โ€” Annie Oakley

Nothing of course was ever done to Bill for the killing of Tutt. โ€” Buffalo Bill

i had many enemies among the sioux i would be running considerable risk in meeting them Buffalo Bill quote

Fifth โ€” Robert A. Carter

A brigadier โ€” Robert A. Carter

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