The great majority of human beings have to work the greater part of the day, and then amuse themselves afterwards— if they are not too tired. But the lucky few derive their keenest interest and enjoyment not from any contrast between business and idle hours—but from the work itself.
The people who were originally interested in computers were hobbyists and tinkerers.
There is a very fine line between hobby and mental illness.
I don’t have hobbies, I have interests. Hobbies cost money. Interests are free.
And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby.
Hobbies protect us from passions. One hobby becomes a passion.
It’s about time we started to take photography seriously and treat it as a hobby.
Almost every person hath some hobby horse or other.
Smoking is, if not my life, then at least my hobby. I love to smoke. Smoking is fun. Smoking is cool. Smoking is, as far as I am concerned, the entire point of being an adult. Many people find smoking objectionable. I myself find many even more things objectionable. I do not like aftershave lotion, […]
The collector walks with blinders on; he sees nothing but the prize. In fact, the acquisitive instinct is incompatible with appreciation of pure beauty.