Hobby Quotes

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.

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.

A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.

Once made, a quilt is not your own. Someone will claim it as theirs or rename it. It will be called something like Mom’s quilt or Nana’s quilt. It will be thought of and missed by college students, on their own for the first time, as a warm sanctuary when they were at home. Little […]

It’s the safety valve of middle life, and the solace of age.

De gustibus non est disputandum; – that is, there is no disputing against Hobby-Horses; and for my part, I seldom do; nor could I with any sort of grace, had I been an enemy to them at the bottom; for happening, at certain intervals and changes of the moon, to be both fidler and painter, […]

So long as a man rides his hobby-horse peaceably and quietly along the King’s highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him, pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?

There is a very fine line between hobby and mental illness.