Quotation Explorer - 'Amateur'

An ambitious amateur will rise above a complacent master. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - Richard Bach
Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. - Peter S. Jennison
It's as if they've planned out my life for me and I'm expected to live it for them. I hate it. So I don't tell anyone much. It's easier that way." ~Dani O'Meara from the forthcoming amateur sleuth mystery, Dangerous Days for Dani - Claire A. Murray
Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
A writer who writes more than he reads is an amateur. - Harlan Ellison
Growing up doesn't mean that you are older than someone, it means that you are no longer an amateur. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur. - Evelyn Underhill
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