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Definition of Amateur

Amateur

  1. A person attached to a particular pursuit, study, or science as to music or painting; esp. one who cultivates any study or art, from taste or attachment, without pursuing it professionally.

Amateur Quotations

Marathon running, like golf, is a game for players, not winners. That is why Callaway sells golf clubs and Nike sells running shoes. But running is unique in that the world's best racers are on the same course, at the same time, as amateurs, who have as much chance of winning as your average weekend warrior would scoring a touchdown in the NFL.
Hunter S. Thompson

Artistic temperament is the disease that afflicts amateurs.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Every orchid or rose or lizard or snake is the work of a dedicated and skilled breeder. There are thousands of people, amateurs and professionals, who devote their lives to this business. Now imagine what will happen when the tools of genetic engineering become accessible to these people.
Freeman Dyson
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Amateur Translations

amateur in Afrikaans is amateur
amateur in Dutch is knutseaar, amateur, dilettant
amateur in French is amateur
amateur in German is Amateur {m}, Amateur {m}, Nichtprofi {m}
amateur in Italian is dilettante, amante
amateur in Portuguese is amador
amateur in Spanish is amante, aficionado

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