A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
— Richard Bach

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson amateurs quote

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
— Alvin Toffler

Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.
— Edward Weston

I've returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before.
— amateurs quotation by Cat Stevens