I set myself challenges every time I work. Ideally, I approach everything as though it's the first time - with a beginner's mind and an amateur's love.
Most nervous I've ever been is probably the 2007 Walker Cup. I was a little boy playing with these 8 or 9 other guys that were the best amateurs in the country.
I started doing amateur theatre and played Rosa Parks at the age of 12 or 13. At 16, I decided it was what I wanted to do.
I read a lot of 'Nancy Drew' books as a kid and considered myself a bit of an amateur detective.
The amateur tweets. The pro works.
Although professionals are able to extract a considerable amount of wealth from amateurs, few stock pickers, if any, have the skill needed to beat the market consistently, year after year.
I started out in the Apollo Theater. That's where I got my start. I won Amateur Night four weeks in a row.
I am essentially an amateur medecin, and this to me is almost a mania.
I had - along with my singing and dancing, I was very happy to be born in the hometown of Dylan Thomas. So the government was financing dramatic groups and amateur dramatics and stuff like that.
I grew up in New York City: Harlem, New York. I played ball for probably two of the biggest amateur basketball organizations in the city.
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.
I once played amateur tournament tennis six months without double-faulting.
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.
We did exactly what everybody in the country did, watching it. You entered this state of sort of denials. You think, well, it must have been a tragic accident by an amateur pilot. And then you see the next plane coming.
I got an agent when I was 12, and I started working in more amateur productions well before that. But even as a kid, I never felt like a kid actor, you know? I always took myself kind of absurdly seriously.
When I look at a lot of older stuff that I've written, I think one sign of amateur humor writing is when you see people trying too hard.
I'm not going to talk like I know about politics, because I'm a total amateur, but maybe I can be a spokesperson for people who aren't normally interested in politics.
Before the start of the '76 Olympics, I'd had 160 amateur fights. I won 155 and lost five.
There's a great thing about amateur sport: it is purer. And the athletes are not open to so much pressure with amateur sport.
For far too long the House of Commons has been run as little more than a private club by and for gentleman amateurs.