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#1. When should a college athlete turn pro? Not until he has earned all he can in college as an amateur. - Author: Will Rogers
Amateur quotes by Will Rogers
#2. Rembrandt was way ahead of his time. It's as if he was painting an amateur theatrical, or a professional theatrical, in his studio. It's a kind of performance. - Author: Peter Schjeldahl
Amateur quotes by Peter Schjeldahl
#3. 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 - Author: Claire A. Murray
Amateur quotes by Claire A. Murray
#4. An amateur is anyone who hasn't learned how not to do it,' I said. - Author: Gregory David Roberts
Amateur quotes by Gregory David Roberts
#5. When I was a kid at four years old, that's when I started amateur wrestling with my dad and family. And when that's instilled in you, it never goes away. - Author: Dwayne Johnson
Amateur quotes by Dwayne Johnson
#6. Lately, because computer technology has made self-publishing an easier and less expensive venture, I'm getting a lot of review copies of amateur books by writers who would be better advised to hone their craft before committing it to print. The best thing you can do as a beginning writer is to write, write, write - and read, read, read. Concentrating on publication prematurely is a mistake. You don't pick up a violin and expect to play Carnegie Hall within the year - yet somehow people forget that writing also requires technical skills that need to be learned, practiced, honed. If I had a dollar for every person I've met who thought, with no prior experience, they could sit down and write a novel and instantly win awards and make their living as a writer, I'd be a rich woman today. It's unrealistic, and it's also mildly insulting to professional writers who have worked hard to perfect their craft. Of course, then you hear stories about people like J.K. Rowling, who did sit down with no prior experience and write a worldwide best-seller...but such people are as rare as hen's teeth. Every day I work with talented, accomplished writers who have many novels in print and awards to their name and who are 'still' struggling to make a living. The thing I often find myself wanting to say to new writers is: Write because you love writing, learn your craft, be patient, and be realistic. Anais Nin said about writing, "It should be a necessity, as the sea needs to heave, and I call it bre - Author: Terri Windling
Amateur quotes by Terri Windling
#7. In the mid-1970s, there was this huge boom of stand-up comedy throughout North America. I went to see a show at a club called Yuk-Yuks, in Toronto, and I was just fascinated. I ended up coming back for amateur hour on a Monday at midnight and got up there without any thought as to what might come of it. - Author: Howie Mandel
Amateur quotes by Howie Mandel
#8. We do not overidentify with our jobs. We may take pride in our work, we may stay late and come in on weekends, but we recognize that we are not our job descriptions. The amateur, on the other hand, overidentifies with his avocation, his artistic aspiration. He defines himself by it. He is a musician, a painter, a playwright. Resistance loves this. Resistance knows that the amateur composer will never write his symphony because he is overly invested in its success and overterrified of its failure. The amateur takes it so seriously it paralyzes him. - Author: Steven Pressfield
Amateur quotes by Steven Pressfield
#9. Not only is Cinderella Castle the symbol of the Magic Kingdom, it is also the most photographed item by amateur photographers in the entire world. - Author: Brent Dodge
Amateur quotes by Brent Dodge
#10. There is a great supply of amateur undertakers in show business. - Author: Ethel Waters
Amateur quotes by Ethel Waters
#11. But as an amateur, the highest level you can box at is the Olympics. I did that at 18 and felt it was time to move on to other challenges as a professional. - Author: Billy Joe Saunders
Amateur quotes by Billy Joe Saunders
#12. Perhaps you would be so kind as to tell these details to the driver. As I believe I told you before, I am a busy man."
"I'd like to keep communications to one channel. It makes it clear where the responsibility lies."
"Responsibility?"
"In other words, say the cat dies while I'm gone, you'd get nothing out of me, even if I did find the sheep."
"Hmm," said the man. "Fair enough. You are somewhat off base, but you do quite well for an amateur. I shall write this down, so please speak slowly. - Author: Haruki Murakami
Amateur quotes by Haruki Murakami
#13. I don't think anyone's particularly conscious of thinking suits are the thing, but when you see a comedian on stage in jeans and a t-shirt it doesn't matter how good they are - it always looks like amateur hour when they walk onto the stage. - Author: Jack Dee
Amateur quotes by Jack Dee
#14. We are governed by what you find in the bottom of dead beer glasses that whores have dunked their cigarettes in. The place has not even been swept out yet and they have an amateur pianist beating on the box - Author: Ernest Hemingway,
Amateur quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#15. Resistance knows that the amateur composer will never write his symphony because he is overly invested in its success and overterrified of its failure. - Author: Steven Pressfield
Amateur quotes by Steven Pressfield
#16. It is a misfortune of the times that all of us must needs be amateur economists-including, and perhaps especially, the professionals. - Author: Benjamin Graham
Amateur quotes by Benjamin Graham
#17. That such lowly beginnings would soon become one of the world's strongest dictatorships is beyond fantastic. Lenin was essentially a pamphleteer. In 1918 he was identified as "Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars and journalist," and earned more money from publication honoraria (15,000 rubles) than from his salary (10,000 rubles).17 Trotsky was a writer as well, and a grandiloquent orator, but similarly without experience or training in statecraft. Sverdlov was something of an amateur forger, thanks to his father's engraving craft, and a crack political organizer but hardly an experienced policy maker. Stalin was also an organizer, a rabble-rouser, and, briefly, a bandit, but primarily a periodicals editor - commissar of nationalities was effectively his first regular employment since his brief stint as a teenage Tiflis weatherman. Now, - Author: Stephen Kotkin
Amateur quotes by Stephen Kotkin
#18. I was a fairly good amateur musician, and I was an average professional. But the one thing I saw was that the big band business was fading. - Author: Alan Greenspan
Amateur quotes by Alan Greenspan
#19. Winston had disliked her from the very first moment of seeing her. He knew the reason. It was because of the atmosphere of hockey−fields and cold baths and community hikes and general clean−mindedness which she managed to carry about with her. He disliked nearly all women, and especially the young and pretty ones. It was always the women, and above all the young ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the Party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers−out of unorthodoxy. - Author: George Orwell
Amateur quotes by George Orwell
#20. I think it's important to present yourself as a professional. While writing a good book is critical, nothing will cancel that out faster than behaving like an amateur. I cringe every time I see an author arguing with a reader who left a poor review, or fighting with their friends on Facebook … or publicly bashing their agents or publishers. - Author: Alistair Cross
Amateur quotes by Alistair Cross
#21. He is a musical man, an Amateur, but might've been a Professional. He is an Artist, too; an Amateur, but might've been a Professional. He is a man of attainments and of captivating manners. - Author: Charles Dickens
Amateur quotes by Charles Dickens
#22. The sure sign of an amateur is he has a million plans and they all start tomorrow. - Author: Steven Pressfield
Amateur quotes by Steven Pressfield
#23. The first thing he taught me was how to make love.
Before you laugh, know that I'd always hated that phrase. It sounded so corny, so old. Hippies made love. People my mom's age, though I preferred to believe I was an immaculate conception.
People my age hooked up, fucked, had sex. We didn't attach frilly ideas of oneness and eternity to a basic biological act. Most of us were from single-parent homes. Those who weren't wished they were when their parents screamed and beat the shit out of each other. We grew up sexualized, from toddler beauty pageants to the constant reminder that adults were waiting to lure us into vans with candy. The invention of MMS gave us a platform for the distribution of amateur porn.
That's a lot of conditioning to break through. - Author: Leah Raeder
Amateur quotes by Leah Raeder
#24. Though she teased at explanations of sorcery in both her life and in her art (an early dust-flap biography called her "a practicing amateur witch," and - Author: Shirley Jackson
Amateur quotes by Shirley Jackson
#25. In every bio-region, one of the most urgent tasks is to rebuild the community of naturalists - so radically depleted in recent years, as young people have spent less time in nature, and higher education has placed less value on such disciplines as zoology ... ... The times are right for the return of the amateur, twenty-first-century, citizen naturalist. To be a citizen naturalist is to take personal action, to both protect and participate in nature. - Author: Richard Louv
Amateur quotes by Richard Louv
#26. Sometimes a strikeout means that the slugger's girlfriend just ran off with the UPS driver. Sometimes a muffed ground ball means that the shortstop's baby daughter has a pain in her head that won't go away. And handicapping is for amateur golfers, not ballplayers. Pitchers don't ease off on the cleanup hitter because of the lumps just discovered in his wife's breast. Baseball is not life. It is a fiction, a metaphor. And a ballplayer is a man who agrees to uphold that metaphor as though lives were at stake.

Perhaps they are. I cherish a theory I once heard propounded by G.Q. Durham that professional baseball is inherently antiwar. The most overlooked cause of war, his theory runs, is that it's so damned interesting. It takes hard effort, skill, love and a little luck to make times of peace consistently interesting. About all it takes to make war interesting is a life. The appeal of trying to kill others without being killed yourself, according to Gale, is that it brings suspense, terror, honor, disgrace, rage, tragedy, treachery and occasionally even heroism within range of guys who, in times of peace, might lead lives of unmitigated blandness. But baseball, he says, is one activity that is able to generate suspense and excitement on a national scale, just like war. And baseball can only be played in peace. Hence G.Q.'s thesis that pro ball-players - little as some of them may want to hear it - are basically just a bunch of unusually well-coordinated guys working - Author: David James Duncan
Amateur quotes by David James Duncan
#27. Any chance I had to get in front of people - amateur talent contests at movie houses like the Broadway, the president - I took. - Author: Frankie Avalon
Amateur quotes by Frankie Avalon
#28. When you don't know what to believe, when you're not prepared to play the amateur detective, then you get tired and dismiss the entire business, you let it go, you stop thinking and wash your hands of the truth or of the whole tangled mess - which comes to the same thing. The truth is never clear, it's always a tangled mess. Even when you get to the bottom of it. But in real life almost no one needs to find the truth or devote himself to investigating anything, that only happens in puerile novels. - Author: Javier Marias
Amateur quotes by Javier Marias
#29. To me, the single biggest mark of the amateur writer is a sense of hurry.

Hurry to finish a manuscript, hurry to edit it, hurry to publish it. It's definitely possible to write a book in a month, leave it unedited, and watch it go off into the world and be declared a masterpiece. It happens every fifty years or so.

For the rest of us, the single greatest ally we have is time. There's no page of prose in existence that its author can't improve after it's been in a drawer for a week. The same is true on the macro level – every time I finish a story or a book, I try to put it away and forget it for as long as I can. When I return, its problems are often so obvious and easy to fix that I'm amazed I ever struggled with them.

Amateur writers are usually desperate to be published, as soon as possible. And I understand that feeling – you just want it to start, your career, your next book, whatever. But I wonder how many self-published novels might have had a chance at getting bought, and finding more readers, if their authors had a bit more patience with them? - Author: Charles Finch
Amateur quotes by Charles Finch
#30. You have noticed, I hope, that man is the only amateur animal; all the other are professionals. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Amateur quotes by C.S. Lewis
#31. Professionalism merges the individual into patterns of total environment. Amateurism seeks the development of the total awareness of the individual and the critical awareness of the groundrules of society. The amateur can afford to lose. The professional tends to classify and specialise, to accept uncritically the groundrules of the environment. The groundrules provided by the mass response of his colleagues serve as a pervasive environment of which he is contentedly unaware. The 'expert' is the man who stays put. - Author: Marshall McLuhan
Amateur quotes by Marshall McLuhan
#32. When people buy, rescue, or otherwise acquire a dog from unscrupulous breeders or amateur rescue groups, they are making a decision with ethical consequences. They have a profound responsibility to consider their actions; to gauge the dog's behavior, to train it thoroughly and rigorously, to protect other humans and dogs from harm. - Author: Jon Katz
Amateur quotes by Jon Katz
#33. Difference between a professional and amateur is like a difference between your dominant hand and non-dominant hand. - Author: Amit Kalantri
Amateur quotes by Amit Kalantri
#34. Every expert was once an amateur. - Author: Jeekeshen Chinnappen
Amateur quotes by Jeekeshen Chinnappen
#35. I had 12 years under my belt of baseball at the amateur level before I got to the big leagues. - Author: Tom Seaver
Amateur quotes by Tom Seaver
#36. (an early dust-flap biography called her "a practicing amateur witch, - Author: Shirley Jackson
Amateur quotes by Shirley Jackson
#37. I'm an amateur science enthusiast. I'm not even a professional enthusiast. I don't know anything; I never even passed biology in high school. But I read the science section of the newspaper. - Author: Dave Eggers
Amateur quotes by Dave Eggers
#38. Never tell the truth about an amateur show. - Author: Leslie McFarlane
Amateur quotes by Leslie McFarlane
#39. The professionals resemble and recognize each other by virtue of the stigmata that their trade has left upon them. They are like the dog in the fable, whose collar has made an indelible mark around his neck. The amateur is the shaggy wolf whom no dog had better trust too far. - Author: Jacques Barzun
Amateur quotes by Jacques Barzun
#40. Amateur," Kavinsky said. "This is the way to dream back Gansey's balls for him."
"Is this going to be a thing?" Ronan demanded. He was angry, but not as angry as he would've been before he started drinking. He put his fingers on the door handle, ready to get out. "Like, is this going to be what's funny to you? Because I don't want this that bad. I can figure it out myself."
"Sure you can," Kavinsky said. He cocked a finger at him. "Give him that pen. Write him a little note with it. In fucking George Washington letters, 'Dear Dick, drive this, ex-oh-ex-oh. Ronan Lynch. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Amateur quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#41. Golf is a lot like sex. It's something you can enjoy all your life. And if you remain an amateur, you get to pick your own playing partners. - Author: Jess Sweetser
Amateur quotes by Jess Sweetser
#42. Technically perfect, pictorially rotten. (Stieglitz's standard comment on photographs he rejected for publication in The American Amateur Photographer.) - Author: Alfred Stieglitz
Amateur quotes by Alfred Stieglitz
#43. To keep from going stale you must forget your professional outlook and rediscover the virginal eye of the amateur. - Author: Brassai
Amateur quotes by Brassai
#44. You could use a moth like that as a symbol in a novel, but it was trite, wasn't it? The old moth-to-the-flame image had been used and used again. It was the stuff of amateur poetry. And she, having so little experience crafting a story, would be the most in danger of falling into trite approaches. If she wrote a novel, it probably would be about her father. And the male Luna moth would haunt its pages. Everyone would recognize the work as that of a first novelist. "She wrote about herself through the lens of her father."
The really good novelists, Laura thought, put their fathers, and maybe their mothers too, deeper into the stories. Which, she suddenly thought, might redeem Melville just the littlest bit. - Author: L.L. Barkat
Amateur quotes by L.L. Barkat
#45. Writing for the sake of writing, writing that draws its credibility from its very existence, is a foreign idea to most Americans. As a culture, we want cash on the barrel head. We want writing to earn dollars and sense so that it makes sense to us. We have a conviction - which is naive and misplaced - that being published has to do with being "good" while not being published has to do with being "amateur." ...
"Did you write today?"
"Yes."
"Then you're a writer today."
It would be lovely if being a writer were a permanent state that we could attain to. It's not, or if it is, the permanence comes posthumously.
A page at a time, a day at a time, is the way we must live our writing lives. Credibility lies in the act of writing. That is where the dignity is. That is where the final "credit" must come from. - Author: Julia Cameron
Amateur quotes by Julia Cameron
#46. I still regard myself as an amateur today and I hope that's what I'll stay until the end of my life. Because I'm forever a beginner who discovers the world again and again. - Author: Andre Kertesz
Amateur quotes by Andre Kertesz
#47. I was naturally a loner, content just to live with a woman, eat with her, sleep with her, walk down the street with her. I didn't want conversation, or to go anywhere except the racetrack or the boxing matches. I didn't understand t.v. I felt foolish paying money to go into a movie theatre and sit with other people to share their emotions. Parties sickened me. I hated the game-playing, the dirty play, the flirting, the amateur drunks, the bores. - Author: Charles Bukowski
Amateur quotes by Charles Bukowski
#48. 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. - Author: Simon Van Der Meer
Amateur quotes by Simon Van Der Meer
#49. Although I'm a comedian, I'm also an amateur survivalist. - Author: Nick Kroll
Amateur quotes by Nick Kroll
#50. A sort of insatiability seems to infect our feelings when we look back on women, particularly on those who are highly interesting and yet whose effort at self-definition through works is fitful, casual, that of an amateur. We are inclined to think they could have done more, that we can make retroactive demands upon them for a greater degree of independence and authenticity. - Author: Elizabeth Hardwick
Amateur quotes by Elizabeth Hardwick
#51. We feel more emotion ... before an amateur photograph linked to our own life history than before the work of a Great Photographer, because his domain partakes of art, and the intent of the souvenir-object remains at the lower level of personal history. - Author: Chris Marker
Amateur quotes by Chris Marker
#52. Self-Exam

Dear audience, please stand if you were raised
By a terrible mother. Okay, okay,

Approximately half of you. So I'd say
That terrible mothers are commonplace.

Just like terrible fathers. So let's mourn
For the children who never knew childhood.

Our grief is justified. Our anger is good.
I won't blame children for childish scorn.

But there comes a day when a broken child
Becomes an adult. On that day, you'll need

To choose between the domestic and wild.
You'll need to escalate war or declare peace.

I tell you this because I'm the kid, mother-stung,
Who became a terrible adult son.

And I'm to blame for that. I made that mess.
Because I am the Amateur of Forgiveness. - Author: Sherman Alexie
Amateur quotes by Sherman Alexie
#53. All too frequently the amateur will purchase a fine modern camera and proceed to use it for making the most elementary simple snapshots. This surely is like playing 'Chopsticks' on a concert grand piano. - Author: Sam Haskins
Amateur quotes by Sam Haskins
#54. Every week, as an 11-year-old kid, I would tune in to what was really the first American Idol-type program, a radio show called 'Major Bowes' Amateur Hour.' The winning group on the evening of September 8, 1935, was called the Hoboken Four, and their spokesman was Frank Sinatra, then aged 19. - Author: Tony Bennett
Amateur quotes by Tony Bennett
#55. (A note: succubi are notorious amateur psychologists and have been since well before Freud. In fact I have it on good authority that Freud stole his whole gig from a particularly talkative succubus he used to know. And if you don't believe Freud knew a succubus, you haven't read Freud.) - Author: Gene Doucette
Amateur quotes by Gene Doucette
#56. I'm a writer. An amateur photographer. An actor. - Author: Ben Affleck
Amateur quotes by Ben Affleck
#57. He wrote to his father every day. His platoon called his dad a girlfriend. - Author: Noorilhuda
Amateur quotes by Noorilhuda
#58. I am essentially an amateur medecin, and this to me is almost a mania. - Author: Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Amateur quotes by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
#59. I would hate to think I am not an amature. An amateur is one who loves what he is doing. Very often, I'm afraid, the professional hates what he is doing. So, I'd rather be an amateur. - Author: Yehudi Menuhin
Amateur quotes by Yehudi Menuhin
#60. My parents say it all began with my role of Percy the Polar Bear back in nursery school! I began dance classes at the age of five (you would never guess though) and then I went on to join my local theatre group, Glantawe Players, at the age of eight and then Swansea Amateur Dramatics Society. I then joined the National Youth Music Theatre, so I really can't remember a time when I wasn't interested in Musical Theatre! - Author: Francesca Jackson
Amateur quotes by Francesca Jackson
#61. 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. - Author: John Sexton
Amateur quotes by John Sexton
#62. It always amazes me that just when I think there's nothing left to do in photography and that all permutations and possibilities have been exhausted, someone comes along and puts the medium to new use, and makes it his or her own, yanks it out of this kind of amateur status, and makes it as profound and as moving and as formally interesting as any other medium. - Author: Chuck Close
Amateur quotes by Chuck Close
#63. Politics is that rare sport where the amateur contest is actually more interesting than the professional. - Author: Lawrence Lessig
Amateur quotes by Lawrence Lessig
#64. First time I met Jack [Nicholas ] I had heard about his golf and prowess - I was playing in the Ohio amateur. - Author: Arnold Palmer
Amateur quotes by Arnold Palmer
#65. Women in mystery fiction were largely confined to little old lady snoops - amateur sleuths - who are nurses, teachers, whatever. - Author: Marcia Muller
Amateur quotes by Marcia Muller
#66. The amateur tweets. The pro works. - Author: Steven Pressfield
Amateur quotes by Steven Pressfield
#67. A new book is still on its trial and the amateur is not in a position to judge it. - Author: Athanasius Of Alexandria
Amateur quotes by Athanasius Of Alexandria
#68. I'm still an amateur, of course, but I became rugby's first millionaire five years ago. - Author: David Campese
Amateur quotes by David Campese
#69. I was always into noir. When I lived in Vermont I was drawing stuff that looked like an amateur doing Sin City. When I first got to New York I was swiftly informed that they only did guys in tights. - Author: Frank Miller
Amateur quotes by Frank Miller
#70. 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. - Author: Peter S. Jennison
Amateur quotes by Peter S. Jennison
#71. I wouldn't swap the era I competed in for anything, not a day of it. I started out as an amateur, and people like myself, Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Steve Cram, Tessa Sanderson and the rest did it for the glory of winning medals for our country. - Author: Daley Thompson
Amateur quotes by Daley Thompson
#72. No one is so modest as not to believe himself a competent amateur sleuth ... - Author: Isaac Asimov
Amateur quotes by Isaac Asimov
#73. A professional is a man who can do his job when he doesn't feel like it; an amateur is one who can't when he does feel like it. - Author: James Agate
Amateur quotes by James Agate
#74. Firmness in all aspects is a most important quality when gardening, not only in planting but in pruning, dividing and tying up. Plants are like babies, they know when an amateur is handling them. - Author: Margery Fish
Amateur quotes by Margery Fish
#75. But what I liked in Aberdeen was what I liked generally in Britain: the bread, the fish, the cheese, the flower gardens, the apples. the clouds, the newspapers, the beer, the wollen cloth, the radio programmes, the parks, the Indian restaurants and amateur dramatics, the postal service, the fresh vegetables, the trains, and the modesty and truthfulness of people. - Author: Paul Theroux
Amateur quotes by Paul Theroux
#76. Scrubbing away the last bit of the painting - her own amateur portrait - Cinder stepped back to join him. The ship no longer looked like the Rampion she'd come to think of as home. It no longer looked like the stolen ship of Captain Carswell Thorne.
She swallowed the lump in her throat.
All around her, strangers were helping to gather up the painting supplies, scrubbing paint off one another's faces, pausing to take enormous drinks of water, and smiling. Smiling because they'd spent the morning together, accomplishing something. - Author: Marissa Meyer
Amateur quotes by Marissa Meyer
#77. Camera phones threaten to turn everyone into amateur paparazzi. We are witnessing our personal space shrink because of the way technology is being used. - Author: Daniel J. Solove
Amateur quotes by Daniel J. Solove
#78. You may be an expert in environmental protection policy, but when it comes to science, you're an amateur. How much do you actually know about undersea resource development? If you truly want to come up with a solution that allows both, you'll need to have the same amount of knowledge and experience with both. It's arrogant to think that knowing only one is sufficient. Only by respecting the other side's work and way of thinking can you open a path for compromise. - Author: Keigo Higashino
Amateur quotes by Keigo Higashino
#79. Despite being an amateur (or perhaps because of it), whenever I listen to music, I do so without preconceptions, simply opening my ears to the more wonderful passages and physically taking them in. When those wonderful passages are there, I feel joy, and when some parts are not so wonderful, I listen with a touch of regret. Beyond that, I might pause to think about what makes a certain passage wonderful or not so wonderful, but other musical elements are not that important to me. Basically, I believe that music exists to make people happy. In order to do so, those who make music use a wide range of techniques and methods which, in all their complexity, fascinate me in the simplest possible way. - Author: Haruki Murakami
Amateur quotes by Haruki Murakami
#80. Vampire Slayer," I grumbled, "Try killing a god sometime and then get back to me. Blondie wouldn't last a day. She'd be whining to her mommy about the unfairness of it all within minutes. Oh, and falling for your prey... total amateur. You don't poop where you eat and you don't kill where you sleep. Or sleep with who you kill. No wait, that's necrophilia," I frowned and then shook my head. "Oh whatever, it's just dumb to let your prey seduce you. - Author: Amy Sumida
Amateur quotes by Amy Sumida
#81. A great photographer show off his talent & awards on facebook.
An amateur photographer show off his work and skill on facebook.
A foolgrapher show off his camera and how he holds it, on facebook. - Author: Junior Ming
Amateur quotes by Junior Ming
#82. Mr Pett, receiving her cold glance squarely between the eyes, felt as if he were being disembowelled by a clumsy amateur. - Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Amateur quotes by P.G. Wodehouse
#83. In other words, we want to believe that Mark Spitz was born to swim in a way that none of us were and that none of us could. We don't want to sit on the pool deck and watch him progress from amateur to expert. We prefer our excellence fully formed. We prefer mystery to mundanity. - Author: Angela Duckworth
Amateur quotes by Angela Duckworth
#84. I would say I am an amateur guitarist. - Author: Rain Phoenix
Amateur quotes by Rain Phoenix
#85. So long as you're not a snap, you're safe. (Nykyrian)
Snap…Syn used that term. (Kiara)
Single. Naïve. Amateur. Person. (Nykyrian) - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Amateur quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#86. I can only surmise about what Liebling would make of today's pugilistic dark ages. In his era, fighters fought rematches of close fights, even title fights, almost automatically. Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta met six times, inconceivable for champions today. In the 1950s a quality pro thought himself underemployed if he had only eight or ten bouts a year, and the amateur scene was thriving. Nowadays pros who make a living from boxing are about as common as Yetis, and amateurs can't get enough fights to learn the rudiments of the craft. - Author: A.J. Liebling
Amateur quotes by A.J. Liebling
#87. The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones. - Author: Steven Pressfield
Amateur quotes by Steven Pressfield
#88. My father was an amateur filmmaker who shot 8mm color documentaries. - Author: Lasse Hallstrom
Amateur quotes by Lasse Hallstrom
#89. The word amateur comes from the Latin root meaning "to love. - Author: Steven Pressfield
Amateur quotes by Steven Pressfield
#90. The difference between and amateur and a professional.. a professional believes if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well. An amateur believes if a job is worth doing, it very well may be worth doing badly. - Author: Robert Littell
Amateur quotes by Robert Littell
#91. The careful scholarship of the dedicated amateur mycophile R. Gordon Wasson reads like an exciting scientific detective story. Moreover, his willingness to pursue the quest through the wide range of linguistics, archeology, folklore, philology, ethnobotany, plant ecology, human physiology, and prehistory constitutes an object lesson to all holistic professional students of man. - Author: Weston La Barre
Amateur quotes by Weston La Barre
#92. Those plates, with their amateur finishing, the slight lumpiness of the edges, would never be shown in the presence of guests in Nigeria. He still was not sure whether Emenike had become a person who believed that something was beautiful because it was handmade by poor people in a foreign country, or whether he had simply learned to pretend so. - Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Amateur quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#93. Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit, to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart. - Author: Sergei Bubka
Amateur quotes by Sergei Bubka
#94. The fact that I could secure an opera engagement made me realize I had within me the making of an artist, if I would really labor for such an end. When I became thoroughly convinced of this, I was transformed from an amateur into a professional in a single day. - Author: Enrico Caruso
Amateur quotes by Enrico Caruso
#95. What the young writer needs to develop, to achieve his goal of becoming a great artist, is not a set of aesthetic laws but artistic mastery. He cannot hope to develop mastery all at once; it involves too much. But if he pursues his goal in the proper way, he can approach it much more rapidly than he would if he went at it hit-or-miss, and the more successful he is at each stage along the way, the swifter his progress is likely to be. Invariably when the beginning writer hands in a short story to his writing teacher, the story has many things about it that mark it as amateur. But almost as invariably, when the beginning writer deals with some particular, small problem, such as description of a setting, description of a character, or brief dialogue that has some definite purpose, the quality of the work approaches the professional. Having written some small thing very well, he begins to learn confidence. - Author: John Gardner
Amateur quotes by John Gardner
#96. Death by misadventure sounds like a hopeful possibility.
--Marjorie Branell-Markson - Author: Jennifer A. Girardin
Amateur quotes by Jennifer A. Girardin
#97. I'm not supposed to be able to speak clearly, and decipher what's going on in the media. I'm supposed to be the typical amateur who's 22 and scared to death and can't believe he won the Olympics. - Author: Carl Lewis
Amateur quotes by Carl Lewis
#98. I'm helpless in post-round, hole-by-hole interviews. I can't take you through most of the holes of winning the Players Championship, the U.S. Amateur or Ryder Cup matches. It's like golf amnesia. - Author: Matt Kuchar
Amateur quotes by Matt Kuchar
#99. Here is New York. This is why I stay. I stay to hear the jazz musicians playing in the parks, and to browse the tables of books for sale on the street. I stay for a drink in a quiet bar, lit by golden autumn light, and for Film Forum double features in black and white. I stay for egg creams, for the amateur opera singers practicing with their windows open so we all can listen. For the Chinese grandmothers dancing by the East River, snapping red fans in their hands. For the music of shopkeepers throwing open their gates. I stay for the unexpected spectacle, and the chance encounter, and for those tough seagulls gliding inland on rainy days to remind us that Manhattan is an island, a potential space both separate and connected. Most of all, I stay because I need New York. I can't live anywhere else, so I hold on to what remains. We've lost a lot, but there's so much left worth fighting for. And while I stay, I fight. - Author: Jeremiah Moss
Amateur quotes by Jeremiah Moss
#100. In a field where else you found a stack
of revealing nature photographs, of supernude nature
photographs, split beaver of course nature photographs,
photographs full of 70s bush, nature taking come
from every man from miles around, nature with come back
to me just dripping from her lips. The stack came
up to your eye, you saw: nature is big into bloodplay,
nature is into extreme age play, nature does wild inter-
racial, nature she wants you to pee in her mouth, nature
is dead and nature is sleeping and still nature is on all fours,
a horse it fucks nature to death up in Oregon, nature is hot
young amateur redheads, the foxes are all in their holes
for the night, nature is hot old used-up cougars, nature
makes gaping fake-agony faces, nature is consensual dad-
on-daughter, nature is completely obsessed with twins,
nature doing specialty and nature doing niche, exotic females
they line up to drip for you, nature getting paddled as hard
as you can paddle her, oh a whitewater rapid with her ass
in the air, high snowy tail on display just everywhere. - Author: Patricia Lockwood
Amateur quotes by Patricia Lockwood
#101. 'MasterChef' is the search for America's culinary amateur talent, so this is a search for the best home cook in America, and it's our job to figure out who that is. - Author: Joe Bastianich
Amateur quotes by Joe Bastianich
#102. The process which, if not checked, will abolish Man goes on apace among Communists and Democrats no less than among Fascists. The methods may (at first) differ in brutality. But many a mild-eyed scientist in pince-nez, many a popular dramatist, many an amateur philosopher in our midst, means in the long run just the same as the Nazi rulers of Germany: 'Traditional values are to be debunked' and mankind to be cut out into some fresh shape at the will (which must, by hypothesis, be an arbitrary will) of some few lucky people in one lucky generation which has learned how to do it. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Amateur quotes by C.S. Lewis
#103. The sign of the amateur is overglorification of and preoccupation with the mystery. The professional shuts up. She doesn't talk about it. She does her work. - Author: Steven Pressfield
Amateur quotes by Steven Pressfield
#104. The writer who is literally an addict, the writer who can't help himself, the writer who HAS to write, can never be anything but an amateur, because the industry requires the professional to put writing on hold not just for a day or two, or a week, but for years. - Author: Helen DeWitt
Amateur quotes by Helen DeWitt
#105. Resistance outwits the amateur with the oldest trick in the book: It uses his own enthusiasm against him. Resistance gets us to plunge into a project with an overambitious and unrealistic timetable for its completion. It knows we can't sustain that level of intensity. We will hit the wall. We will crash.
The professional, on the other hand, understands delayed gratification. He is the ant, not the grasshopper; the tortoise, not the hare ... The professional arms himself with patience, not only to give the stars time to align in his career, but to keep himself from flaming out in each individual work. He knows that any job, whether it's a novel or kitchen remodel, takes twice as long as he thinks and costs twice as much. He accepts that. He recognizes it as reality. - Author: Steven Pressfield
Amateur quotes by Steven Pressfield
#106. I just quit in the third year of high school and started singing at amateur hours. - Author: Sarah Vaughan
Amateur quotes by Sarah Vaughan
#107. Amateur comes from the Latin agent amatus. To love. Never worry about love. Love delivers. It's the incompetent professionals that'll screw you. - Author: C.D. Reiss
Amateur quotes by C.D. Reiss
#108. At home, at school, among acquaintances, she had been used to have her conscious superiority admitted; and she had moved in a society where everything, from low arithmetic to high art, is of the amateur kind politely supposed to fall short of perfection only because gentlemen and ladies are not obliged to do more than they like - otherwise they would probably give forth abler writings and show themselves more commanding artists than any the world is at present obliged to put up with. - Author: George Eliot
Amateur quotes by George Eliot
#109. True, but there was a plaque depicted in the painting, hung around the figure's neck, and on it was writing in Sumerian cuneiform. As you know, in addition to my other studies, I am an amateur necrolinguist - "

"It means the likes to lick the dead," explained Henri.

"It means he studies dead languages," corrected Lucien. - Author: Christopher Moore
Amateur quotes by Christopher Moore
#110. I got an agent when I was 12, and I started working in more amateur productions well before that. But even as a kid, I never felt like a kid actor, you know? I always took myself kind of absurdly seriously. - Author: Claire Danes
Amateur quotes by Claire Danes
#111. Everyone says I should write a natural history or landscape book because if I have an area of amateur expertise, it is in those things. - Author: Jim Crace
Amateur quotes by Jim Crace
#112. December 21, 1970 well, the amateur drunks have taken over and will hold this town until Jan. 2 ... driving on the wrong side of the street, running red lights, bellowing the same songs. figs of people, twigs of people, shits of people ... MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY NEW YEAR. Christomighty, yeah. - Author: Charles Bukowski
Amateur quotes by Charles Bukowski
#113. The way forward does not lie in amateur and comically timeless linguistic sociology which takes 'forms of life ' for granted (and this is what philosophy has been recently), but in the systematic study of forms of life which does not take them for granted at all. It hardly matters whether such an inquiry is called philosophy or sociology. - Author: Ernest Gellner
Amateur quotes by Ernest Gellner
#114. I think for a lot of amateurs, their alignment is always out. - Author: Karrie Webb
Amateur quotes by Karrie Webb
#115. Misquotation is quotology's swamp. Amateur quoters mix and mangle Shakespeare and Scripture. Professors gaffe and printers bungle. It's a mess we must wade into. - Author: Willis Regier
Amateur quotes by Willis Regier
#116. Every amateur harbors the fantasy that his work is only waiting to be discovered; a second fantasy-that the established contemporary artists must also be frauds- is a necessary corollary - Author: Janet Malcolm
Amateur quotes by Janet Malcolm
#117. Professionalism is environmental. Amateurism is anti environmental. Professionalism merges the individual into patterns of total environment. Amateurism seeks the development of the total awareness of the individual and the critical awareness of the ground rules of society. The amateur can afford to loose. - Author: Marshall McLuhan
Amateur quotes by Marshall McLuhan
#118. An amateur can be great in front of the camera, but you need an education to get on stage where you have full control as an actor. - Author: Joel Kinnaman
Amateur quotes by Joel Kinnaman
#119. This original version of Coca-Cola contained a small amount of coca extract and therefore a trace of cocaine. (It was eliminated early in the twentieth century, though other extracts derived from coca leaves remain part of the drink to this day.) Its creation was not the accidental concoction of an amateur experimenting in his garden, but the deliberate and painstaking culmination of months of work by an experienced maker of quack remedies. - Author: Tom Standage
Amateur quotes by Tom Standage
#120. Do you think it was my fault that she drank?" my father asked not long ago. It's the assumption of an amateur, someone who stops after his second vodka tonic and quits taking his pain medication before the prescription runs out. It's almost laughable, this insistence on a reason. I think my mother was lonely without her children - her fan club. But I think she drank because she was an alcoholic. - Author: David Sedaris
Amateur quotes by David Sedaris
#121. I have a background in erotic dancing, but that's mostly just - it's not professional, it's just amateur. - Author: Matt McGorry
Amateur quotes by Matt McGorry
#122. I was planning to remain an amateur for a while. - Author: Tracy Austin
Amateur quotes by Tracy Austin
#123. I sense that striving for wholeness is, increasingly, a countercultural goal, as fragmented people make for better consumers, buying more bits and pieces - two or more cars, two homes and all that fills them - and outfitting one's body for a wide variety of identities: business person, homebody, amateur athlete, traveler, theater or sports fan. - Author: Kathleen Norris
Amateur quotes by Kathleen Norris
#124. The Australian film industry has recognised Tropfest as a place to nurture young talent. It's a stepping stone between amateur and professional. - Author: John Polson
Amateur quotes by John Polson
#125. To be honest, I thought of you as an amateur - a spoiled, entitled, runaway princeling bent on revenge who would get caught and then complicate my elegant scheme. I figured the less you knew, the better."
"I hate it when you sugarcoat things," Ash said. - Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Amateur quotes by Cinda Williams Chima
#126. In my heart I like to remain an amateur, in the sense of being in love with what I'm doing, forever astonished again at the endless possibilities of seeing and using the camera as a recording tool. - Author: Inge Morath
Amateur quotes by Inge Morath
#127. But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past
or more accurately, pastness
is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15
" ... But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153
Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) - Author: Michel-Rolph Trouillot
Amateur quotes by Michel-Rolph Trouillot
#128. The mind is the most important thing of the big picture and no one has a stronger mindset than amateur wrestlers. - Author: Joe Rogan
Amateur quotes by Joe Rogan
#129. Wine is so complex, I mused. Thousands of experts and hundreds of thousands of amateur experts would rhapsodize or vilify the vinification of these seemingly simple bunches of grapes. But in the end, it was just these innocuous clusters, photosynthesis, rain or no rain, cool ocean breezes, alluvial soils, that produced these epiphanies in the bottle hundreds and thousands of miles away. - Author: Rex Pickett
Amateur quotes by Rex Pickett
#130. As a youngster, I played in Little League, Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up. - Author: Jim Evans
Amateur quotes by Jim Evans
#131. You begin always knowing nothing. You remain forever an amateur, a first timer. - Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Amateur quotes by Jeffrey Eugenides
#132. Imagine God and Man set down together to play that game of chess that we call life. The one player is a master, the other a bungling amateur, so the outcome of the game cannot be in question. The amateur has free will, he does what he pleases, for it was he who chose to set up his will against that of the master in the first place; he throws the whole board into confusion time and again and by his foolishness delays the orderly ending of it all for countless generations, but every stupid move of his is dealt with by a masterly counterstroke, and slowly but inexorably the game sweeps on to the master's victory. But, mind you, the game could not move on at all without the full complement of pieces; Kings, Queens, Bishops, Knights, Pawns; the master does not lose sight of a single one of them. - Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Amateur quotes by Elizabeth Goudge
#133. Please don't complicate the investigation by offering an explanation that might actually be true.
--Marjorie Branell-Markson - Author: Jennifer A. Girardin
Amateur quotes by Jennifer A. Girardin
#134. 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. - Author: Bob Schieffer
Amateur quotes by Bob Schieffer
#135. Bunnu was no amateur when it came to escape. And even in his drowsiest moments, he understood implicitly that to forget his circumstances, even for a short while, meant first to forget himself. Who he was and why he was - to strip it all bare and start from scratch, as it were. In his nearly 250 years of life and, now, as an old emaciated man completely estranged from his family and closest friends - albeit more by circumstance than by choice - he understood the importance of this process and revered it, for there were far greater things to be done and achieved in the dark, uncertain areas of existence than in those circumscribed - and thereby strained - by comprehensibility. - Author: Ashim Shanker
Amateur quotes by Ashim Shanker
#136. I wrote this book to fill a blind spot in our history, to remind us that outsider amateur game-makers creating personal games have always been here. Since before your Xbox. Since before your PlayStation.

Lest we forget where we come from. Lest we forget what we're capable of. - Author: Anna Anthropy
Amateur quotes by Anna Anthropy
#137. But even if we remain in our own country, Christians and non-Christians are often widely separated from one another by social sub-cultures and lifestyles as well as by different values, beliefs and moral standards. Only an incarnation can span these divides, for an incarnation means entering other people's worlds, their thought-world, and the worlds of their alienation, loneliness and pain. Moreover, the incarnation led to the cross. Jesus first took our flesh, then bore our sin. This was a depth of penetration into our world in order to reach us, in comparison with which our little attempts to reach people seem amateur and shallow. The cross calls us to a much more radical and costly kind of evangelism than most churches have begun to consider, let alone experience. - Author: John R.W. Stott
Amateur quotes by John R.W. Stott
#138. Solely in the world of languages is the amateur of value. Well-intentioned sentences full of mistakes can still build bridges between people. - Author: Kato Lomb
Amateur quotes by Kato Lomb
#139. You go from Olympic wrestling into pro wrestling, and it's a very difficult transition, but if you make it, you can earn a great living while at the same time giving amateur wrestling a lot of exposure by being on TV every week. Fans know where you came from. - Author: Kurt Angle
Amateur quotes by Kurt Angle
#140. It's a complex relationship when your dad happened to be president and you are president and then you have all the amateur psychology that goes on when people try to speculate about motivations. - Author: Jeb Bush
Amateur quotes by Jeb Bush
#141. The only thing more expensive than hiring a professional, is hiring an amateur. - Author: Red Adair
Amateur quotes by Red Adair
#142. Marcie fancied herself an amateur therapist at times. I was her favorite patient. - Author: Kristin Walker
Amateur quotes by Kristin Walker
#143. I was an amateur - I am an amateur - and I intend to stay an amateur. To me an amateur photographer is one who is in love with taking pictures, a free soul who can photograph what he likes and who likes what he photographs. - Author: Erwin Blumenfeld
Amateur quotes by Erwin Blumenfeld
#144. Remember, every pro was first an amateur. Start your dream now! - Author: Marie Forleo
Amateur quotes by Marie Forleo
#145. There is much in our culture to affront the eye of the fervent terrorist postulant, things out there that do us no favors, to be sure. If, for example, it came to light that the dangerously thin, affectless, value-deficient, higher aspiration-free, amateur-porn chanteuse Paris Hilton was actually a covert agent from some secret Taliban madrassa whose mission was to portray the ultimate capitalist-whore puppet of a doomed society with nothing more on its mind than servitude to Mammon and celebrity at any cost, I wouldn't be a bit surprised. - Author: David Rakoff
Amateur quotes by David Rakoff
#146. We are all amateur dancers; the professional dancer is the Earth, the Sun, and all the planets! They have been dancing nonstop for billions of years! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
Amateur quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#147. It's certainly true that I was brought up in that British amateur tradition, the one which always held that if you were reasonably good at cricket, knew one or two Latin texts and a few zingy Oscar Wilde quotes for dinner parties, you were pretty much ready to go and run some outpost in Hindustan. - Author: Damian Lewis
Amateur quotes by Damian Lewis
#148. The mere knowledge of secrets will not help the amateur conjurer very far on the road to success. - Author: David Devant
Amateur quotes by David Devant
#149. If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. - Author: Red Adair
Amateur quotes by Red Adair
#150. Gunner Ainslie made a face at his sister-in-law. "'Amateur' is a bit rough, Alice. I took a degree in archaeology, after all."
She looked even more confused. "Then why are you a photographer now instead of an archaeologist?"
"Because he didn't want to be a burden to the estate like all my other siblings," his brother Elliott, the current Baron Ainslie, answered, giving his wife a squeeze. "Or so he said. Frankly, I think it was a cover so he could take pictures of unclothed women. - Author: Katie MacAlister
Amateur quotes by Katie MacAlister
#151. 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. - Author: Jennifer Saunders
Amateur quotes by Jennifer Saunders
#152. Connections? I will tell you about connections . . . An amateur German physicist works in a patent office in Bern in Switzerland. He comes up with a theory that, half a century later, will lead to whole Japanese cities being destroyed, along with much of their population. Husbands, wives, sons, daughters. He does not want that connection to form, but that does not stop it forming.'
'You're talking about something very different.'
'No. No, I am not. This is a planet where a daydream can end in death, and where mathematicians can cause an apocalypse. That is my view of the humans. Is it any different from yours? - Author: Matt Haig
Amateur quotes by Matt Haig
#153. You count a man's U.S. Amateur titles after he starts winning professional majors. That's something any intelligent golf writer with a sense of history is supposed to know. - Author: Dan Jenkins
Amateur quotes by Dan Jenkins
#154. As a professional journalist who nonetheless champions a 'people's' Internet, I am happy to compete against the thousands of amateur bloggers out there reporting and commenting on the same stories I do. - Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Amateur quotes by Douglas Rushkoff
#155. But the problem with readers, the idea we're given of reading is that the model of a reader is the person watching a film, or watching television. So the greatest principle is, "I should sit here and I should be entertained." And the more classical model, which has been completely taken away, is the idea of a reader as an amateur musician. An amateur musician who sits at the piano, has a piece of music, which is the work, made by somebody they don't know, who they probably couldn't comprehend entirely, and they have to use their skills to play this piece of music. The greater the skill, the greater the gift that you give the artist and that the artist gives you. That's the incredibly unfashionable idea of reading. And yet when you practice reading, and you work at a text, it can only give you what you put into it. It's an old moral, but it's completely true. - Author: Zadie Smith
Amateur quotes by Zadie Smith
#156. The world may or may not need another cookbook, but it needs all the lovers – amateurs – it can get. It is a gorgeous old place, full of clownish graces and beautiful drolleries, and it has enough textures, tastes, and smells to keep us intrigued for more time than we have. Unfortunately, however, our response to its loveliness is not always delight: It is, far more often than it should be, boredom. And that is not only odd, it is tragic; for boredom is not neutral – it is the fertilizing principle of unloveliness.

In such a situation, the amateur – the lover, the man who thinks heedlessness is a sin and boredom a heresy – is just the man you need. More than that, whether you think you need him or not, he is a man who is bound, by his love, to speak. If he loves Wisdom or the Arts, so much the better for him and for all of us. But if he loves only the way meat browns or onions peel, if he delights simply in the curds of his cheese or the color of his wine, he is, by every one of those enthusiasms, commanded to speak. A silent lover is one who doesn't know his job. - Author: Robert Farrar Capon
Amateur quotes by Robert Farrar Capon
#157. Life's not a performance, it's a dress rehearsal: people on an unfinished stage who don't quite know what they're doing, getting their lines wrong and never fully in character. Everyone's an amateur, an understudy, we just get better at hiding it. - Author: Niels Saunders
Amateur quotes by Niels Saunders
#158. ~Ben Reynolds, Reslient
"I mean it Jade. I'd be in the hospital too if someone went after you like that asshole did Isi. I can't believe Silas has been able to handle it all as well as he has. I'm in awe of him. You should've seen him when Isi got to the hospital. It was like someone told him he could breathe again. His need for her is soul defining. It's nothing like what he had with Shae, what he had with her was amateur in comparison. This thing he has with Isi is real, unconditional, all encompassing and completely unfathomable. It's how I feel about you." He says without compromise. - Author: Criss Copp
Amateur quotes by Criss Copp
#159. A professional is an amateur who has been working for a long time. - Author: Serge Lutens
Amateur quotes by Serge Lutens
#160. When I speak of the gifted listener, I am thinking of the nonmusician primarily, of the listener who intends to retain his amateur status. It is the thought of just such a listener that excites the composer in me. - Author: Aaron Copland
Amateur quotes by Aaron Copland
#161. UFO (Unidentified Flying Object)sightings are not higher among amateur astronomers than they are in the general public. In fact, they're lower. You say, why is that so? Well, because we know what the hell we're looking at! - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Amateur quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#162. There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you're writing, and aren't writing particularly well. - Author: Agatha Christie
Amateur quotes by Agatha Christie
#163. Ideas are not in textbooks and journals, Ideas are more deeper than the shallow written works of men. You are the idea that comes like an idea. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
Amateur quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson
#164. Doris said the only thing anybody can say in an amateur theatrical society when somebody cries. She said, Why, no dear - you were marvelous. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Amateur quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#165. It was the end of the era of the amateur, a time when everyone had to be a bit of everything. You helped your neighbors build their homes, fight their fires, raise and butcher and preserve their own food. You knew how to repair a weapon, pull a tooth, hammer a horseshoe, and deliver a child. But industrialization fostered specialization - and it was fantastic. Trained pros were better than self-taught amateurs, and their expertise allowed them to demand and develop better tools for their crafts - tools that only they knew how to operate. Over time, a subtle cancer spread: where you have more experts, you create more bystanders. Professionals did all the fighting and fixing we used to handle ourselves; they even took over our fun, playing our sports while we sat back and watched. - Author: Christopher McDougall
Amateur quotes by Christopher McDougall
#166. habits and qualities that the professional possesses that the amateur doesn't: 1. The professional shows up every day 2. The professional stays on the job all day 3. The professional is committed over the long haul 4. For the professional, the stakes are high and real Further: 5. The professional is patient 6. The professional seeks order 7. The professional demystifies 8. The professional acts in the face of fear 9. The professional accepts no excuses 10. The professional plays it as it lays 11. The professional is prepared 12. The professional does not show off 13. The professional dedicates himself to mastering technique 14. The professional does not hesitate to ask for help 15. The professional does not take failure or success personally 16. The professional does not identify with his or her instrument 17. The professional endures adversity 18. The professional self-validates 19. The professional reinvents herself 20. The professional is recognized by other professionals - Author: Steven Pressfield
Amateur quotes by Steven Pressfield
#167. I love mixing amateurs and professionals. - Author: Lasse Hallstrom
Amateur quotes by Lasse Hallstrom
#168. I began to appreciate that the job of an amateur sleuth was not quite so straightforward as they make out in the whodunits. - Author: Bruce Beckham
Amateur quotes by Bruce Beckham
#169. I was always interested in baseball. In fact, in my younger years, I played it in an amateur way. But up to the time when I became identified with the Yankees, I was a strong National League rooter. - Author: Jacob Ruppert
Amateur quotes by Jacob Ruppert
#170. A writer who writes more than he reads is an amateur. - Author: Harlan Ellison
Amateur quotes by Harlan Ellison
#171. Their lifelong love of learning, their remarkable wide-ranging intellectual curiosity, was fostered primarily by their father. He read aloud to them at night, eliciting their responses to works of history and literature. He organized amateur plays for them, encourage pursuit of special interests, prompted them to write essays on their readings, and urge them to recite poetry. - Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Amateur quotes by Doris Kearns Goodwin
#172. Those amateur umpires are certainly flexing their fangs tonight. - Author: Jerry Coleman
Amateur quotes by Jerry Coleman
#173. [On identifying talented programmers] It's just enthusiasm. You ask them what's the most interesting program they worked on. And then you get them to describe it and its algorithms and what's going on. If they can't withstand my questioning on their program, then they're not good. I'm asking them to describe something they've done that they've spent blood on. I've never met anybody who really did spend blood on something who wasn't eager to describe what they've done and how they did it and why. I let them pick the subject. I don't pick the subject, so I'm the amateur and they're the professional in this subject. If they can't stand an amateur asking them questions about their profession, then they don't belong. - Ken Thompson - Author: Peter Seibel
Amateur quotes by Peter Seibel
#174. There, then, is the role of the amateur: to look the world back to grace. There, too, is the necessity of his work: His tribe must be in short supply; his job has gone begging. The world looks as if it has been left in the custody of a pack of trolls. Indeed, the whole distinction between art and trash, between food and garbage, depends on the presence or absence of the loving eye. Turn a statue over to a boor, and his boredom will break it to bits - witness the ruined monuments of antiquity. On the other hand, turn a shack over to a lover; for all its poverty, its lights and shadows warm a little and its numbed surfaces prickle with feeling. - Author: Robert Farrar Capon
Amateur quotes by Robert Farrar Capon
#175. My family actually owns an MMA promotion company, so it's kind of a family deal. It's called Fight Sports Entertainment, and they throw amateur fights in California. Because of that, I've given my mom a lot of the fighters to fight in a show. - Author: Jonathan Lipnicki
Amateur quotes by Jonathan Lipnicki
#176. I've always been altering clothing my entire life. But I would have to say my first real amateur endeavor would have to be drawing, designing and then literally cutting and sewing every piece of costume for my first band I formed in Hollywood. - Author: Ashley Purdy
Amateur quotes by Ashley Purdy
#177. We could have been day players in an amateur porn flick. - Author: Gillian Flynn
Amateur quotes by Gillian Flynn
#178. I'd left her in Sciences 442, after a long, trying day. The spectacularly bitchy text war she pitched with her brother wasn't even the worst of it. She didn't show me the original message she sent him, but I saw the ones he'd returned. No, you didn't find my spy, he insisted. He's obviously still at large. For instance, I can tell you right now that you're wearing all black, and that Jamie Watson is annoyed with you. I have eyes watching you right now.
THAT IS NOT SPYING THAT IS SHODDY AMATEUR DEDUCTION AND IT IS INCORRECT, she replied furiously.
She was, of course, wearing all black. - Author: Brittany Cavallaro
Amateur quotes by Brittany Cavallaro
#179. Everybody burns out in this world; amateur, pro, it doesn't matter, they all burn out, they all get hurt, the OK guys and the not-OK guys both. That's why everybody takes out a little insurance. I've got some too, here at the bottom of the heap. That way, you manage to survive if you burn out. If you're all by yourself and don't belong anywhere, you go down once, and you're out. Finished. - Author: Haruki Murakami
Amateur quotes by Haruki Murakami
#180. All types of magic performance have a purpose. Even if it's an amateur who's trying out slight of hand on YouTube. - Author: Justin Flom
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#181. In your dream you call for Chaplain Charlie. You met the Navy chaplain when you interviewed him for a feature article you were writing. Chaplain Charlie was an amateur magician. With his magic, Chaplain Charlie entertained Marines in sick bays and distributed spiritual tourniquets to men who were still alive, but weaponless. To brutal, godless children Chaplain Charlie spoke about how God is merciful, despite appearances, about how the Ten Commandments lack detail because when you're writing on stone tablets with lightning bolts you've got to be brief, about how the Free World will conquer Communism with aid of God and a few Marines, and about free fish. One day a Vietnamese child booby-trapped Chaplain Charlie's black bag of tricks. Chaplain Charlie reached in and pulled out a bright ball of death... - Author: Gustav Hasford
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#182. And yet, for a writer of fiction, part of the heart remains that of a stranger, for what we are trying to do is to understand those others who are our fictional characters, somehow to gain entrance to their minds and feelings, to respect them for themselves as human individuals, and to portray them as truly as we can. The whole process of fiction is a mysterious one, and a writer, however experienced, remains in some ways a perpetual amateur, or perhaps a perpetual traveller, an explorer of those inner territories, those strange lands of the heart and spirit. - Author: Margaret Laurence
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#183. 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. - Author: Alan Greenspan
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#184. 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. - Author: Andrew Gould
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#185. 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. - Author: Ben Shahn
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#186. I think it was Donald Mainstock, the great amateur squash player who pointed out how lovely I was. Until that time I think it was safe to say that I had never really been aware of my own timeless brand of loveliness. But his words smote me, because of course you see, I am lovely in a fluffy moist kind of way and who would have it otherwise? I walk, and let's be splendid about this, in a highly accented cloud of gorgeousness that isn't far short of being, quite simply terrific. The secret of smooth almost shiny loveliness, of the order of which we are discussing, in this simple, frank, creamy sort of way, doesn't reside in oils, unguents, balms, ointments, creams, astringents, milks, moisturizers, liniments, lubricants,
embrocations or balsams, to be rather divine for just one noble moment, it resides, and I mean this in a pink slightly special way, in ones attitude of mind.

To be gorgeous, and high and true and fine and fluffy and moist and sticky and lovely, all you have to do is believe that one is gorgeous and high and true and fine and fluffy and moist and sticky and lovely.

And I believe it of myself, tremulously at first and then with rousing heat and passion, because, stopping off for a second to be super again, I'm so often told it.

That's the secret really. - Author: Stephen Fry
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#187. In skating or any amateur sport, as athletes we share something in common: the cost of training is quite a burden on our parents or on the athletes themselves trying to find a way to pay for their costs. - Author: Patrick Chan
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#188. I've been asked often what is the difference between an amateur and a professional artist, and I will tell you. An amateur artist is one who works all week at something else so he can paint on Saturday and Sunday. A professional artist is one whose wife works so he can paint all the time. - Author: Ben Shahn
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#189. My grandpa was an amateur stand-up comic when I was growing up ... He'd have me come up onstage with him to deliver a punch line: 'Why is your nose in the middle of your face?' 'Because it's the scenter.' - Author: Rachel Bloom
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#190. Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be. - Author: Edward Weston
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#191. The situation Larch was thinking of was war, the so-called war in Europe; Larch, and many others, feared that the war wouldn't stay there. ('I'm sorry, Homer,' Larch imagined having to tell the boy. 'I don't want you to worry, but you have a bad heart; it just wouldn't stand up to a war.') What Larch meant was that his own heart would never stand up to Homer Wells's going to war.
The love of Wilbur Larch for Homer Wells extended even to his tampering with history, a field wherein he was an admitted amateur, but it was nonetheless a field that he respected and also loved. (In an earlier entry in the file on Homer Wells – an entry that Dr. Larch removed, for it lent an incorrect tone of voice, or at least a tone of voice unusual for history – Dr. Larch had written: 'I love nothing or no one as much as I love Homer Wells. Period. - Author: John Irving
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#192. I do believe that in a race, it is naive to think Linux has a hope of making a dent against Microsoft starting from way behind with a fraction of the resources and amateur labor. (I feel the same about Unix. - Author: Kenneth P. Thompson
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#193. People may be prepared to buy services from Apple and Amazon if they feel these companies do a good job, but we need to ensure that we can speak up when our content is used by other people for their profit. An activist amateur culture will constantly challenge and say, 'This is mine, you're not doing that with it.' - Author: Charles Leadbeater
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#194. Every master was once a beginner. Every pro was once an amateur. - Author: Robin Sharma
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#195. Underground dance music - in the nicest way possible - it's amateur - Author: Axwell
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#196. My father and my uncle used to be amateur monologuists because their generation grew up with Henry Irving and the like, and they had that style of delivery, of declamation: 'The Belllllls!' What we call 'ham' now, larger than life. - Author: Ron Moody
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#197. If, therefore, those called to office and leadership roles in the church remain content merely to organize and manage the internal affairs of the church, they are leaving a vacuum exactly where there ought to be vibrant, pulsating life. Of course Christian leaders need to be trained and equipped for management, for running of the organization. The church will not thrive by performing in a bumbling, amateur fashion and hoping that piety and goodwill will make up for incompetence. But how much more should a Christian minister be a serious professional when it comes to grappling with scripture and discovering how it enables him or her, in preaching, teaching, prayer, and pastoral work, to engage with the huge issues that confront us as a society and as individuals. If we are professional about other things, we ought to be ashamed not to be properly equipped both to study the Bible ouselves and to bring its ever-fresh word to others. - Author: N. T. Wright
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#198. Amateur: One reckless enough to risk being interesting. - Author: David Barringer
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#199. his shiny armour splattered with more goo than an amateur porn queen. - Author: Warren Hately
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#200. It is necessary to any originality to have the courage to be an amateur. - Author: Wallace Stevens
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