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Letter "A" » amateur
«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.»
Author: Aaron Copland
, The Listener
«Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.»
«An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.»
«Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.»
«I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.»
«Every artist was first an amateur.»
«A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.»
«Professionalism is environmental. Amateurism is anti environmental. Professionalism merges the individual into patterns of total environment. Amateurism seeks the development of the total awareness of the individual and the critical awareness of the ground rules of society. The amateur can afford to loose.»
Author: Marshall McLuhan
, Social Reformer
Profession and professionals
, Rules of
«When should a college athlete turn pro? Not until he has earned all he can in college as an amateur.»