Quotation Explorer - 'Amateur'

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
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
Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - Richard Bach
Growing up doesn't mean that you are older than someone, it means that you are no longer an amateur. - Michael Bassey Johnson
An ambitious amateur will rise above a complacent master. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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
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