Dais: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations DabblesTo achieve anything in this game, you must be prepared to dabbled on the boundary of disaster.ndash;Stirling MossDabbles ndash; DilettanteData is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.ndash;George Higgins Use in Literature DabblesHe has bidden farewell for ever to glory, and bravely taken his place in the class of dreamers and collectors; for he dabbles in entomology, and is at present investigating the transformations of insects which science only knows in the final stage.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Eve and David.I never myself trust him with a case, for I will not employ barristers who dabble in politics.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Deputy of Arcis (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).Those who dabbled in alchemy declared that Maitre Cornelius had the power of making gold.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Maitre Cornelius (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).He does not merely dabble about with chemicals, or play tricks with electricity; but he reads dry, hard, abstruse science, and writes elaborate monographs, which I read with more admiration than comprehension.ndash;Arthur Christopher Benson in The Upton Letters.Vaudeville writing or painting, poetry or music, he dabbled in all these, like those horses sold as good for both riding and driving, which are as bad in the saddle as in front of a tilbury.ndash;Charles de Bernard in Gerfaut, vol 2.These people paint their cheeks, wear white kid gloves, and dabble in literature, or what they conceive to be literature.ndash;George Borrow in The Romany Rye.Dr. Johnson, who was a great dabbler in physick, disapproved much of periodical bleeding.ndash;James Boswell in Life of Johnson.Fay dabbled in numerous hobbies, and her demands varied from photographic materials to special sandals for toe dancing.ndash;Angela Brazil in Monitress Merle.He was the real professional, and I was only the dabbler.ndash;John Buchan in Greenmantle.
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