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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. (Quote by - Alan Greenspan)

A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells. (Quote by - Grandma Moses)

It didn't matter where the amateur hit his shot on that hole, the place went crazy. It was really neat. We'd like to get something like that going. (Quote by - Barbarah Rodriguez)

There is a great supply of amateur undertakers in show business. (Quote by - Ethel Waters)

It's just exciting to see such good results. It's very exciting for amateur golf in Canada. (Quote by - Doug Roxburgh)

Music is part of the big three. New Orleans is food, architecture and music. Everyone in New Orleans is a musician or has a relative who's a musician, whether they are professional or amateur. (Quote by - Jack Stewart)

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. (Quote by - Richard Bach)

Let me here call attention to one of the most universally popular mistakes that have to do with photography - that of classing supposedly excellent work as professional, and using the term amateur to convey the idea of immature productions and to excuse atrociously poor photographs. (Quote by - Alfred Stieglitz)

Even now I want to keep my amateur spirit, to spend my time, to be in the sport with all my heart. (Quote by - Sergei Bubka)

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. (Quote by - Frank Miller)

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. (Quote by - Andrew Gould)

I am an amateur and I intend to stay that way for the rest of my life. (Quote by - Andre Kertesz)

At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession. (Quote by - Henry Bessemer)

I've probably played 50 or 60 rounds on the golf course, ... I played in the NCAAs and played in the Southern [Amateur]. It's a course I'm very familiar with and very comfortable on. It's hard, but it's a course I feel pretty good on. (Quote by - Anil Biswas)

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. (Quote by - Aaron Copland)

Clay has made great strides in the last year and a half in terms of maturity and his level of play. What a great honor to be named among the top amateur golfers in the nation. (Quote by - Bruce Brockbank)

Who knows, in 100,000 years the emerging Grand Nebula in Cassiopeia may replace the fading Orion Nebula as a favorite object for amateur astronomers. (Quote by - Tom Megeath)

It is a fun way to promote Yahoo Video Search and acknowledge amateur videophiles. (Quote by - Kathryn Kelly)

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. (Quote by - Jennifer Saunders)

An amateur is an artist who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint. (Quote by - Ben Shahn)

An amateur may not be an artist, though an artist should be an amateur. (Quote by - Bejamin Disraeli)

If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. (Quote by - Red Adair)

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. (Quote by - Scott Hamilton)

We'll never be them. But in the minor leagues, we're the biggest. The amateur market is huge. (Quote by - Debra Fendrich)

I've adapted my footwork and my punches are a lot harder now. My first fight was like my amateur fights. I went in there with fast feet and fast hands but now I've slowed it down so I'm adapting to it and getting more power into my shots. (Quote by - Amir Khan)


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