"Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports. Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let's make it amateur again."
"The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest."
"I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University."
"I was a fairly good amateur musician, and I was an average professional. But the one thing I saw was that the big band business was fading."
"It's a complex relationship when your dad happened to be president and you are president and then you have all the amateur psychology that goes on when people try to speculate about motivations."
"If you decide to design your own language, there are thousands of sort of amateur language designer pitfalls."
"American politics used to be an amateur sport. But somewhere along the way, we handed over to professionals all the things people used to do for free."
"I'm not supposed to be able to speak clearly, and decipher what's going on in the media. I'm supposed to be the typical amateur who's 22 and scared to death and can't believe he won the Olympics."
"Although my family - parents and sister - all work in the personnel management business, their real passion is performing, amateur operatic societies and so on."
"I've returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before."