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Amateur Quotes

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When should a college athlete turn pro? Not until he
has earned all he can in college as an amateur.
- Will Rogers

Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit,
to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart.
- Sergei Bubka

I built my own hi-fi set and enjoyed helping friends
with their amateur radio transmitters,
but lost interest as soon as they worked.
- Robert W. Wilson

Photography to the amateur is recreation,
to the professional it is work, and hard work too,
no matter how pleasurable it my be.
- Edward Weston

 

My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude,'
which is used for the brightness of a star.
- Charles Francis Richter

The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that
of all the opportunities to show differences in character,
surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
- Anne Tyler

That's what amateur skating is about,
technical expertise, and it should always stay that way.
- Brian Boitano

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I'm not going to talk like I know about politics,
because I'm a total amateur, but maybe I can be a spokesperson
for people who aren't normally interested in politics.
- Bjork

The amateur porn business makes $11 billion a year.
They don't get bad reviews.
- Joe Pantoliano

I maintain that two and two would continue to make four,
in spite of the whine of the amateur for three,
or the cry of the critic for five.
- James Whistler

American politics used to be an amateur sport.
But somewhere along the way, we handed over to professionals
all the things people used to do for free.
- Bob Schieffer

The amateur is very rare in French literature -
as rare as he is common in our own.
- Lytton Strachey

My father was a stone mason, and a talented amateur pianist and vocalist.
- John E. Walker

So I have the classic amateur's technique;
I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes.
- Bill Bruford

My father was an amateur filmmaker who shot 8mm color documentaries.
- Lasse Hallstrom

If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job,
wait until you hire an amateur.
- Red Adair

I was planning to remain an amateur for a while.
- Tracy Austin

I do small cameos here and there but nothing that requires
more than a paragraph of talking,
because I'm just an amateur.
The movie is a whole different reality.
- Richard Price

There is a great supply of amateur undertakers in show business.
- Ethel Waters

In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained.
- Robert Graves

Every artist was first an amateur.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

By the time I was 22, I was a professional.
A young and flawed professional, but not an amateur.
- Stephen Sondheim

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
- Alvin Toffler

Amateur bureaucrats are often even worse than professional bureaucrats.
- John McCarthy

The prize money for first place was $2,800,
but I didn't take it because I was still an amateur.
- Tracy Austin

An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside
jobs which enable him to paint.
A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.
- Ben Shahn

There are great amateur bodies that have good programs
right from the grassroots level to professionals.
- Karrie Webb

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
- Richard Bach

Maybe the best way to get people to be pro-life is
to start 'em off in amateur-life.
- Brian Celio

I was 20, I was an amateur from 14 but my first professional role was at 22.
- Richard Briers

As a youngster, I played in Little League,
Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up.
- Jim Evans

As compared with the college politician,
the real article seems like an amateur.
- Woodrow Wilson

A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells.
- Grandma Moses

I've returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached,
which gives me a freedom I never had before.
- Cat Stevens

I am essentially an amateur medecin,
and this to me is almost a mania.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport.
Sports played professionally are entertainment.
- Avery Brundage

Before the start of the '76 Olympics,
I'd had 160 amateur fights.
I won 155 and lost five.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

If you decide to design your own language,
there are thousands of sort of amateur language designer pitfalls.
- Guido van Rossum

I began playing in the senior circuit when I was 15
and won the world senior amateur title the same year.
- Jahangir Khan

We were watching the first series recently,
and it has a charm, a kind of amateur charm.
At that point we didn't involve ourselves technically at all -
we just messed about and told our jokes -
and it looks a bit like that.
- Jennifer Saunders

We did exactly what everybody in the country did,
watching it.
You entered this state of sort of denials.
You think, well, it must have been a tragic accident by an amateur pilot.
And then you see the next plane coming.
- Diane Sawyer

Later in July I'm going to be promoting and putting
on a boxing show of amateur fighters from July 21st
through the 28th where one hundred kids will be fighting
and competing with each other to see who's going to be the best.
- Alexis Arguello

For a long time, we've worked on detecting planets
with whatever was at hand,
making use of existing small telescopes or even amateur telescopes.
It's time to move on to the next stage.
- Andrew Gould

I think the greatest photographers are the amateur
photographers who do it because they love it.
Arnold Newman is a good example; he is a consummate professional,
but he's also an 'amateur' in the pure sense of the word.
- John Sexton

Nevertheless, if I have at times been able to make
original contributions in the accelerator field,
I cannot help feeling that to a certain extent my slightly
amateur approach in physics,
combined with much practical experience,
was an asset.
- Simon van der Meer

Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away,
the creative spirit of good photography dies with it.
Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur.
- Alfred Eisenstaedt

So as an amateur Olympic competitor I loved criticism,
because it made me better.
But now as a professional I don't really know how to
channel it or where to take it,
so I don't take it quite as well.
- Scott Hamilton

But somehow, I felt no inclination to be interested
in it in any amateur way,
let alone professional, until suddenly I became interested.
And the first thing I did was to compose:
not play an instrument,
but to compose.
- Gunther Schuller

I was a good amateur but only an average professional.
I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I
could rise in the music business,
so I left the band and enrolled at New York University.
- Alan Greenspan

Your performance depends on your people.
Select the best, train them and back them.
When errors occur, give sharper guidance.
If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong,
help them move on.
The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I can fairly be called an amateur because I do what I do,
in the original sense of the word - for love,
because I love it.
On the other hand, I think that those of us who make
our living writing history can also be called true professionals.
- David McCullough

At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast
giving way to a more steady commercial instinct,
and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position,
but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage
of not having acquired some technical profession.
- Henry Bessemer

I'll always be grateful to the public of intelligent amateurs.
- Paul Cezanne

My main objective is to prepare candidates for professional baseball;
however,
the majority of our graduates will go home as much
better qualified amateurs.
- Jim Evans

In love, women are professionals, men are amateurs.
- Francois Truffaut

I think for a lot of amateurs, their alignment is always out.
- Karrie Webb

Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

It's different today than it was then.
In those days we were strictly amateurs.
If I had wanted to stay in for the '80 Olympics,
my parents couldn't have afforded it.
- Dorothy Hamill

Amateurs hope, professionals work.
- Garson Kanin

I love mixing amateurs and professionals.
- Lasse Hallstrom

Those were the great days when plenty of amateurs could spare time for cricket.
- Frank Woolley

Sometimes, I wish we were all amateurs again.
I'd play for nothing.
Ab-so-lute-ly free.
But that's not the system.
- Dan Marino

I remember leaving the hospital - thinking,
'Wait, are they going to let me just walk off with
him? I don't know beans about babies!
I don't have a license to do this.' We're just amateurs.
- Anne Tyler

Keep a grateful journal. Every night,
list five things you are grateful for.
- Oprah Winfrey

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is always a good day to be grateful for all of life -
grateful for large blessings and small.
Especially to be grateful for the symbolic blessings -
the rainbows and butterflies that come into our lives
when we least expect and most need them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to love ourselves exactly as we are -
with all our joys and sufferings.
To be grateful for everything.
To forgive ourselves for our doubts of our own worthiness -
for we have no need to be anything other than what we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am profoundly grateful that the Powers of Light
have chosen ME to be a conduit for Infinite Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is a better place because I am here;
the energy that I radiate into this world
is a gift beyond my own understanding.
Through ME, an all encompassing Love enters this world;
and I am profoundly grateful that the Powers of Light
have chosen ME to be a conduit for Infinite Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gratitude is an attitude that
hooks us up to our source of supply.
And the more grateful you are,
the closer you become to your maker,
to the architect of the universe,
to the spiritual core of your being.
- Bob Proctor

Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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