Buffalo Bill Quotes

  • My debut upon the world's stage occurred on February 26, 1845, in the State of Iowa.
  • After crossing the Smoky Hill River, I felt comparatively safe as this was the last stream I had to cross.
  • The cholera had broken out at the post, and five or six men were dying daily.
  • But the West of the old times, with its strong characters, its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness, can never be blotted from my mind.
  • As a good horse is not very apt to jump over a bank, if left to guide himself, I let mine pick his own way.
  • The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days - an average of two hundred miles a day. But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.
  • I felt only as a man can feel who is roaming over the prairies of the far West, well armed, and mounted on a fleet and gallant steed.
  • Some days I would go without any fire at all, and eat raw frozen meat and melt snow in my mouth for water.
  • My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long.
  • 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.
  • The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated because they had been made United States soldiers.
  • We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts, and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise.
  • You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the kind who would go through fire for you. But on the Plains one's friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle.
  • I began to think my time had come, as the saying is.
  • The Confederates had suspected Wild Bill of being a spy for two or three days, and had watched him closely.
  • It was because of my great interest in the West, and my belief that its development would be assisted by the interest I could awaken in others, that I decided to bring the West to the East through the medium of the Wild West Show.
  • I could never resist the call of the trail.
  • Excitement was plentiful during my two years' service as a Pony Express rider.
  • Frontiersmen good and bad, gunmen as well as inspired prophets of the future, have been my camp companions. Thus, I know the country of which I am about to write as few men now living have known it.
  • Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.
  • The Free State men, myself among them, took it for granted that Missouri was a slave state.
  • My wife was delighted with the home I had given her amid the prairies of the far west.
  • I was persuaded now that I was destined to lead a life on the Plains.
  • We got more provisions for our whiskey than the same money, which we paid for the liquor, would have bought; so after all it proved a very profitable investment.
  • But the love of adventure was in father's blood.