My Favorite Quotes
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 Woodrow Wilson - “As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur.”  
 Karrie Webb - “There are great amateur bodies that have good programs right from the grassroots level to professionals.”  
 Ethel Waters - “There is a great supply of amateur undertakers in show business.”  
 Guido van Rossum - “If you decide to design your own language, there are thousands of sort of amateur language designer pitfalls.”  
 Anne Tyler - “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.”  
 Gunther Schuller - “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.”  
 Jennifer Saunders - “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.”  
 Lytton Strachey - “The amateur is very rare in French literature - as rare as he is common in our own.”  
 Elvis Stojko - “But I'm very confident and very sure of myself on my decision, and the decisions I have made in regards to, you know, competing as an amateur.”  
 Stephen Sondheim - “By the time I was 22, I was a professional. A young and flawed professional, but not an amateur.”  
 John Sexton - “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.”  
 Diane Sawyer - “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.”  
 Alan Price - “I was writing them when I was an amateur, but it wasn't until I discovered Randy Newman that I felt confident enough to write personal songs.”  
 Joe Pantoliano - “The amateur porn business makes 11 billion a year. They don't get bad reviews.”  
 Paul Nurse - “My life-long interest in astronomy started then and I still regularly use a telescope for astronomical observations, although very much as an amateur.”  
 Bruce Nauman - “If you're an amateur artist, you can get it sometimes and not other times and you can't tell and you can't always do it over again.”  
 David McCullough - “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.”  
 Jahangir Khan - “I began playing in the senior circuit when I was 15 and won the world senior amateur title the same year.”  
 Scott Hamilton - “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.”  
 Lasse Hallstrom - “My father was an amateur filmmaker who shot 8mm color documentaries.”  
 Charles Francis Richter - “My amateur interest in astronomy brought out the term 'magnitude,' which is used for the brightness of a star.”  
 Jim Evans - “As a youngster, I played in Little League, Pony League, and all sorts of amateur baseball programs growing up.”  
 John E. Walker - “My father was a stone mason, and a talented amateur pianist and vocalist.”  
 Sergei Bubka - “Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit, to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart.”  
 Richard Briers - “I was 20, I was an amateur from 14 but my first professional role was at 22.”  

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