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A deistical prater, fit to sit in the chimney-corner of a pot-house, and make blasphemous comments on the one greasy newspaper fingered by beer-swilling tinkers. -- George Eliot
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A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity. -- David Gemmell
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who's passionate about life and does
their own thing. -- Amanda Bynes
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I always worry that I'm a dilettante: I know something about lots of things but don't have exhaustive knowledge of much. -- John Darnielle
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Mediocrist (n.) A person of mediocre talents. Nobody wants to be mediocre, but someone has to be. In fact, by definition, most people are. Microphily -- Ammon Shea
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A traveler, the purer form, someone who collects impressions, dense anatomies of feeling but does not care to record them. -- Don Delillo
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The connoisseur might be defined as a laconic art historian, and the art historian as a loquacious connoisseur. -- Erwin Panofsky
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He's a boating enthusiast, although that phrase seems too weak to describe the level of his interest, kind of like describing someone as a heroin fancier. -- Dave Barry
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An erudite is someone who displays less than he knows; a journalist or consultant the opposite. -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Critic, n. A person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him. -- Ambrose Bierce
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A man who is half an idiot, but who keeps a sharp lookout and acts prudently all his life, often enjoys the pleasure of triumphing over men of more imagination than he -- Stendhal
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Wanted: a man who is larger than his calling, who considers it a low estimate of his occupation to value it merely as a means of getting a living. -- Orison Swett Marden
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A person who doesn't know exactly what he wants out of life, jumps at everything that appears silver in his way and hold tight onto them to the point degradation. -- Darmie Orem
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A troubadour to a distant mistress. -- Philippa Gregory
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A hipster is someone who's very aware of his style. -- Alexander Skarsgard
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A genius who constantly wants to upgrade his genius. -- Carol S. Dweck
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An idealist. The most dangerous kind of man there was. And -- James S.a. Corey
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Speculator: One who bought stocks that went down. -- Malcolm Forbes
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The student who secures his coveted leisure and retirement by systematically shirking any labor necessary to man obtains but an ignoble and unprofitable leisure, defrauding himself of the experience which alone can make leisure fruitful. -- Henry David Thoreau
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Writer. Another word for poor. -- Buffy Andrews
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For better or worse, I've always been curious musically. Whether it's opera or Judy Garland or pop, I've deliberately sought those things out. I've never wanted to do the same things over and over. Some think I've accomplished what I set out to do, and others consider me a dilettante. -- Rufus Wainwright
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An imperfect person living an imperfect, limited life. -- Haruki Murakami
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What is an artist but a workman who is determined that, whatever else happens, his work shall be excellent? -- William Morris
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Some sort of psychopath, like a serial killer. -- Patricia Cornwell
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An enthusiast may bore others, but he has never a dull moment himself. -- John F. Kieran
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What is a sophisticate? He is a man who thinks he can swim better than he can and sometimes he drowns. -- Oscar Hammerstein Ii
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a virtuous person, -- David Eagleman
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I'm a slumdog philosopher. -- Kedar Joshi
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There should be a dash of the amateur in criticism. For the amateur is a man of enthusiasm who has not settled down and is not habit bound. -- Brooks Atkinson
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The enthusiast always finds the master, the masters, whom he seeks. Always genius seeks genius, desires nothing so much as to be a pupil and to find those who can lend it aid to perfect itself. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I would like to attribute my range of interests to being an independent intellectual, but although I'm independent, I'm not sure I qualify as an intellectual. Basically, I'm an old-fashioned amateur. -- Anne Fadiman
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One that hath wine as a chain about his wits, such a one lives no life at all. -- Alcaeus
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I've dubbed myself as an amateur, not because I work in different field, but because I do what I do for love. -- Billy Childish
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pocket lizard licker. -- Anonymous
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I'm an unpure purist, something like that. -- Keith Richards
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In accordance with his high time preference, he may want to be a vagabond, a drifter, a drunkard, a junkie, a daydreamer, or simply a happy go-lucky kind of guy who likes to work as little as possible in order to enjoy each and every day to the fullest. -- Hans-Hermann Hoppe
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I am a scholar of life. Every night before I go to sleep, I analyze every detail of what I did that day. I evaluate things and people, which helps me avoid mistakes. -- Compay Segundo
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outsider. You do what you want, say what you want, and move on when you've worn out your welcome. -- Sophia Amoruso
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Aficionado my ass ... I just love to smoke cigars -- James Woods
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A learned man is an idler who kills time by study. -- George Bernard Shaw
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The true lover of knowledge naturally strives for truth, and is not content with common opinion, but soars with undimmed and unwearied passion till he grasps the essential nature of things. -- Plato
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A man obsessed: obsessed with perfection, sharing, aesthetics, taste, savoir-faire, and much more. -- Alain Ducasse
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I thought of myself as an itinerant brain
the equivalent of a strolling player of Elizabethan times, or else a troubadour, clutching my university degree like a cheap lute. -- Margaret Atwood
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A woman of keen mind but no moral scruple whatever. And an occasionally violent temper. Just how many time did you stab that merchant, Derla? I forget. -- Anthony Ryan
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A person of greater enterprise than discretion, who in embracing an opportunity has formed an unfortunate attachment. -- Ambrose Bierce
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He's a gypsy killer. He has a special gypsy killing knife. -- Coco J. Ginger
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Student - any person who studies, investigates, or examines thoughtfully. -- John Piper
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a misbegotten cockwaffle. -- Kevin Hearne
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One who does not rouse themself when it is time to rise, who, though capable, is full of sloth, whose will and thought are weak, that lazy and idle person will never find their way to true knowledge. -- Gautama Buddha
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one of those world builders who do othing but destroy, -- John Le Carre
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Bohemian - a respectable sort of tramp. -- L.m. Montgomery
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Me, I'm just a hack. I'm just a schlep-per. I just do what I can do. -- Bette Midler
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I'm the know-nothing. I'm curious, I try to be entertaining, I try to translate the techno jargon, but in the end I'm the audience's representative. -- David Pogue
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[An educated person:] One who voluntarily does more thinking than is necessary for his own survival. -- Mildred H. Mcafee
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Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward
after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha-cha. -- Robert Brault
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A Southerner, inferior. -- Lauren Groff
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He is someone who lives in the moment, with no affection for the past. He savours every instant of the present as if it were still the best and only time, with no comparisons, no measurement. -- Kim Thuy
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I'm a gypsy. A rogue. Wicked as they come. -- Delilah S. Dawson
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Idiot! Lunatic! Moron! Jackass! Selfish irresponsible fool! -- Stephenie Meyer
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The scholar without good breeding is a pedant; the philosopher, a cynic. -- Lord Chesterfield
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In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. -- Bill Watterson
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Agents of disruption, subversion, sabotage and disinformation tunnelers and smugglers, listeners and forgers, trainers and recruiters and talent spotters and couriers and watchers and seducers, assassins and balloonists, lip readers and disguise artists. -- John Le Carre
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I don't know things. I'm not good enough. I'm not refined. The more you see of me, the more you'll find me out.'
'But I'm going to help you.'
'You'll 'ave to 'elp me a fearful lot. -- H.g.wells
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I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there. -- Confucius
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Optimist: day-dreamer in his small clothes. -- Mark Twain
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kind of person who could achieve anything if only he wasn't dysfunctional enough not to. -- Robert Demott
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I subscribe to that school of thespian - to be a wandering minstrel or traveling player, a thing ofrags and patches, of ballads, songs and snatches. -- Julian Sands
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My kinky, foul-mouthed romantic gentleman lover. -- Raine Miller
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A pauper in the midst of wealth. -- Horace
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...'My father called me an enthusiast. I am enthusiastic about things. A lot of things.' - Mary -- Joseph Monninger
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Someone who knows only music, understands nothing about it. -- Hanns Eisler
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A slut born out of masculine persuasion. -- Jettie Woodruff
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Curious by nature and reckless by choice -- M. Barreto Condado
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I am a wanderer passionately in love with life. -- Aleksandr Kuprin
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I am a connoisseur of products. I check out everything, I try everything. -- Tracee Ellis Ross
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Every honest researcher I know admits he's just a professional amateur. He's doing whatever he's doing for the first time. That makes him an amateur. He has sense enough to know that he's going to have a lot of trouble, so that makes him a professional. -- Charles Kettering
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The subject of an outsider who becomes obsessed. -- Wes Anderson
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I'll be the first one to tell you that I'm not the most casual person. -- Julie Macklowe
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I frequently look back at my life, searching for that fork in the road, trying to figure out where, exactly, I went bad and became a thrill-seeking, pleasure-hungry sensualist, always looking to shock, amuse, terrify and manipulate, seeking to fill that empty spot in my soul with something new. -- Anthony Bourdain
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Basically the sort of guy who looks entirely at home in sockless white loafers and a mint-green knit shirt from Lacoste. -- David Foster Wallace
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Definition Of A Wanderer: A guy who's always looking beyond -- Stephen King
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I think I'm just someone that just tries to get by. I'm kind of - if it was during the Second World War, I'd be a black marketeer, I think. -- Craig Ferguson
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If you discover the secret of diligence then you will not be an ordinary person -- Sunday Adelaja
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I'm a hip-hop fan. -- Steven Seagal
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I'm a middle-class, middle-brow novelist. And that's it. It amuses me. -- Anita Brookner
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My friends have always called me 'Mr. Thorough,' in that when I get into something, I become obsessed with it. -- Daniel Radcliffe
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This deluded little rube who really thought the future would be any better. If you just worked hard enough. If you just learned enough. Ran fast enough. Everything would turn out right, and your life would amount to something. -- Chuck Palahniuk
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I'm a troglodyte. I think that's the word for it. Like an old school weird person who throws bricks at their computers. -- Joanne Kelly
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I can fairly be called an amateur because I do what I do, in the original sense of the word - for love, because I love it. On the other hand, I think that those of us who make our living writing history can also be called true professionals. -- David Mccullough
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A man of supreme folly: his life flies away while he is merely hoping to enjoy it. -- Leonardo Da Vinci
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A man on a quest. A Don Quixote searching for his Dulcinea. But keep in mind my good friend, Don Quixote never found his Dulcinea, did he? He did not. There sometimes isn't much difference between a knight's quest and a fool's errand. -- Morgan Matson
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Zaphod Beeblebrox, adventurer, ex-hippie, good-timer (crook? quite possibly), manic self-publicist, terribly bad at personal relationships, often thought to be completely out to lunch. -- Douglas Adams
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I am interested in outsiders. I suppose I have always felt like one myself. -- Rebecca Pidgeon
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Anagram of ordinary passing judgement on talented
Kamil Ali -- Kamil Ali
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Erudite, for a woman who confuses "you're" and "your" and goes in for random capitalisation.' 'We can't all be literary geniuses,' said Robin reproachfully. 'Thank Christ for that, from all I'm hearing about them. -- Robert Galbraith
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What you could be. -- Anthony Doerr
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Someone who lives alone, I thought. You end up becoming what you see in the eyes of those you love. -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I'm a brilliant filmographer. Is that a word? -- Riker Lynch
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You have a curious way of arousing one's imagination, stimulating all one's nerves, and making one's pulses beat faster. You put an aureole on vice, provided only if it is honest. Your ideal is a daring courtesan of genius. Oh, you are the kind of man who will corrupt a woman to her very last fiber. -- Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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It is such an agreeable feeling to be busy with something one is only half-competent to do that nobody should criticize the dilettante for taking up an art he will never learn, or blame the artist who leaves the territory of his own art for the pleasure of trying himself in a neighbouring one. -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe