Dilettante Quotes

Dilettante Quotes by John Darnielle, Santan Dave, Cristina Saralegui, Ben Affleck, Rufus Wainwright, Patti Scialfa and many others.

I always worry that I'm a dilettante: I know something

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
I was drawing before I did music, but me, I’m a dilettante. I jump into everything until I find one thing that I enjoy more than others. Rap was something that was always there because my brother used to rap – piano and musical instruments is something I learnt on the way.
Santan Dave
I want to make sure I’m not a dilettante. Decorating has been a passion all my life. I love it.
Cristina Saralegui
In our culture, we get very much into shorthanding people. And I got shorthanded as That Guy: Jennifer Lopez, movies bombed, therefore he must be a sort of thoughtless dilettante, solipsistic consumer blahblahblah. It’s hard to shake those sort of narratives.
Ben Affleck
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
People were a little leery when I was doing the press for my last album ‘Rumble Doll,’ yes. It’s always that thing that this is a dilettante or a pet project.
Patti Scialfa
This dilettante notion that the global economy is evil because big corporate leaders make too much money… they do make too much money, but the only way we’ve figured out how to generate wealth in this world is through the market economy.
Joe Klein
I am a human guinea pig and a professional dilettante.
Tim Ferriss
I don’t mind the word ‘dilettante.’ A dilettante means someone who does what he loves.
Peter Beard
I am regarded as a usurper, as an imposter and dilettante, because I do technically come from the wrong side of the tracks in musical terms.
Rufus Wainwright
Close friends, or those in my pay, sometimes call me a literary polymath, while others say that I’m just a shallow dilettante, superficial and breezy, with a faux-naif style.
Michael Dirda
I’m just this committed dilettante. I think what I’ve found is that I’ve tried to do a lot of different things in my life and discovered I’m not as good at them as I’d want to be.
Graham Moore
The cat is a dilettante in fur.
Theophile Gautier
I’m fascinated by people who have to reinvent themselves. I did it a few times – I was going to be a physicist before I was passionate about philosophy – and I realized that one more change, and I’m going to start looking like a dilettante.
Lenny Abrahamson
Life must be something more than dilettante speculation.
Anna Julia Cooper
It’s a wonderful profession, and it opens lots of doors, and I think it’s quite right that people can accuse actors and actresses of being dilettante, but you learn on every job, whatever it is, the process moves you on in some way, and yeah, I want to expand my knowledge of our existence, I suppose.
Miranda Richardson