Life must be something more than dilettante speculation.
— Anna Julia Cooper

Mildly talented in a variety of ways but with no genuine ability in any one field, she was like me, the perennial hapless self-amused dilettante, half-worried by the slippage of time but determined to enjoy failure anyway.
Edward Abbey dilettante quote

Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.
— George V. Higgins

Well, I am a dilettante. It's only in England that dilettantism is considered a bad thing. In other countries it's called interdisciplinary research.
— Brian Eno

The cat is a dilettante in fur.
— dilettante quotation by Theophile Gautier