101+ Hobby Quotes: Inspirational Quotes About Interests and Hobbies

Quotes about hobbies

In childhood, we spend a lot of time playing, exploring and developing, but as we become older, responsibilities, chores, and professions take over our lives.

While those are definitely important, it’s also critical to allow yourself some quality leisure time.

Generally, a hobby is an activity that a person likes to engage in for pleasure or happiness. It can help you maintain health and wellbeing by adding more balance and significance to your life.

You can even gain money from your interests if you convert them into your profession.

Motivational hobby quotes

Hobbies are a source of ability, interest, and efficiency that allows us to fully develop different sides of our personalities. We’ve put together the most inspirational hobby quotes for you to get motivated.

Let’s take a look at 101 quotes about hobbies, collected from painters, philosophers, scientists, photographers, and many more wisdom minds:

  1. Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles. – Freeman Dyson
  2. The finest thing about a hobby is that you can’t do any pretending about it. You either like it or you don’t. – Dorothy Draper
  3. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. – George Carlin
  4. You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. – Marissa Mayer
  5. You know, piloting really isn’t my hobby. And, it’s probably not something I’d do in my spare time if I could do whatever I wanted to do. But, I’ll tell you: if you’ve got to make a living, it’s a great way to make a living! – Duane G. Carey
  6. Hobbies are great distractions from the worries and troubles that plague daily living, – Bill Malone
  7. I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. – Groucho Marx
  8. My hobby is my job. It’s a jobby! – Graham Coxon
  9. I don’t have hobbies; hobbies cost money. Interests are quite free. – George Carlin
  10. If you have no problems at your job you don’t have a job you’ve got a hobby. – Ronald Dunn
  11. Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. – Wayne Dyer
  12. Sometimes when you turn a hobby into a job, it becomes work. – Jeff Bennett
  13. Hobbies are a contradiction; they take work and turn it into leisure, and take leisure and turn it into work. – Steven M. Gelber
  14. You never lose a dream, it just incubates as a hobby. – Larry Page
  15. It’s hard to escape when your hobby is your job. – Lights
  16. But a hobby, like a habit, makes you forget about important things in life. – Margo Kaufman
  17. Making money is a hobby that will complement any other hobbies you have, beautifully. – Scott Alexander
  18. I always treated writing as a profession, never as a hobby. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. – Laurell K. Hamilton
  19. Engage in tasks and hobbies that bring you joy, like reading a book or going for a run. – Jeff Gunn
  20. Retirement gives you the time literally to recreate yourself through a sport, game, or hobby that you always wanted to try or that you haven’t done in years. – Steven D. Price
  1. We should make some time in between and organize our life, relax ourselves and spend more time with our family, friends, and pursue our own hobbies. – Robert Gallagher
  2. A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away. – Phyllis McGinley
  3. Happy is a man who can make a living by his hobby. – George Bernard Shaw
  4. The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the second most expensive hobby he could have is a very old house. – Barbara Corcoran
  5. Having a hobby is a great way to reduce the amount of stress you feel. – Craig W. Baird
  6. Hobbies are for people that don’t like what they’re doing. – Stefan Sagmeister
  7. When your hobbies get in the way of your work – that’s OK; but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves… well. – Steve Martin
  8. Hobbies may eventually grow into a major activity that brings money. – Sunday Adelaja
  9. No man is really happy or safe without a hobby. – William Osler
  10. Make a commitment to having fun. See your best friends and make time for your hobbies and passions. – Robert Holden
  11. The main thing to remember is this. Your new hobby is supposed to be fun. – Mark D. Smith
  12. In polite society, we call our obsessions hobbies. – Stephen King
  13. As soon as you take your hobby and make it into your profession, it sort of kills it as a hobby. – John Knoll 
  14. As for hobbies, people with stimulating hobbies suffer from the most noxious of despairs since they are tranquilized in their despair. – Walker Percy 
  15. Find three hobbies you love: One to make you money, one to keep you in shape and one to be creative. – Anonymous 
  16. A hobby is the result of a distorted view of things. It is putting a planet in the place of a sun. – John Lancaster Spalding
  17. Hobbies take place in the cellar and smell of airplane glue.- John Updike
  18. The worst of all hobbies are those that people think they can get money at. They shoot their money down like corn out of a sack then. – George Eliot
  19. Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn’t do to be run away with. We must keep the reins. – George Eliot
  20. A hobby is a happy medium between a passion and a monomania. – Honoré de Balzac
  1. Recreation is nothing but a change of work-an occupation for the hands by those who live by their brains, or for the brains by those who live by their hands. – Dorothy Thompson
  2. Hobbies are for wimps who don’t have the guts to follow their passion. – Valerie Thomas
  3. Using your talent, hobby or profession in a way that makes you contribute with something good to this world is truly the way to go. – Simon Zingerman
  4. Beware the hobby that eats. – Benjamin Franklin
  5. Recreation is intended to the mind as whetting is to the scythe, to sharpen the edge of it, which otherwise would grow dull and blunt,–as good no scythe as no edge. – Joseph Hall
  6. Hobbies are both a mystery and a delight. They’re a mystery because many people with hobbies don’t always share them with others. They’re a delight because of the pure joy they provide to the hobbyist, making hours pass like minutes! – Willet Ryder
  7. The best pastimes for a true enjoyer of leisure who has to stay at home . . .: reading by the fireside. . . . Listening to music. – Salvador De Madariaga
  8. Hobbies are for pleasure, but rituals keep you going. – David Mitchell
  9. To find recreation in amusement is not happiness. – Blaise Pascal
  10. Recreation is not the highest kind of enjoyment, but in its time and place is quite as proper as prayer. – Samuel I. Prime
  11. A hobby is hard work you wouldn’t do for a living. – Anonymous
  12. RECREATION, n. A particular kind of dejection to relieve a general fatigue. – Ambrose Bierce
  13. To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real. – Winston Churchill
  14. Work is my hobby, staying sober is my job. – Christian Slater
  15. My specialty is sleeping and my hobby is also sleeping. – Jessica Jung
  16. Some people like to garden, some people like motorcycle riding… my hobby is winning. – Jack Passion
  17. Cooking may be a creative art, but it’s also a wonderful full-time hobby. – Julia Child
  18. I have only one real hobby – my husband. – Florence Harding
  19. I don’t have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It’s something I love doing. – David Beckham
  20. Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print. – Dave Barry 
  1. A young actor once asked me, What do you do between jobs? I said, Hobbies, hobbies, and more hobbies. – Robert Duvall
  2. If I know that I can do something that makes me happy, why do I allow myself to get so depressed? – Kara Lee Corthron – The Truth of Right Now
  3. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer
  4. I can elect something I love and absorb myself in it. ― Anaïs Nin
  5. Hard work done for a hobby doesn’t feel so hard! ― Amit Kalantri
  6. An absorbing hobby is infinitely more gratifying and life-affirming than love. ― Marty Rubin
  7. Make time to follow your passion and never let your hobbies and interests take a back seat. ― Richa Dwivedi
  8. Today is life – the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. ― Dale Carnegie
  9. In their time away from work and the hassles of daily life, people tend to display their passions and personal interests. Someone’s hobbies can reveal a lot about their personality. ― David S. Walton
  10. To be happy in life, develop at least four hobbies: one to bring you money, one to keep you healthy, one to bring you joy, and one to bring you peace. ― Stan Jacobs
  11. A hobby is only fun if you don’t have time to do it. ― Leo Beenhakker
  12. The cultivation of a hobby and new forms of interest is a policy of first importance to a public man. ― Winston Churchill 
  13. A hobby is, of course, an abomination, as are all consuming interests and passions that do not lead directly to large, personal gain. ―  Fran Lebowitz 
  14. Everyone should have a deep-seated interest or hobby to enrich his mind, add zest to living, and perhaps, depending upon what it is, result in a service to his country. ―  Dale Carnegie
  15. Reading is the noblest of all the hobbies, that is why people mention it so frequently in their resume even if they don’t read much ― Amit Kalantri
  16. ​​It is better to develop hobbies and interests than to have ideas about things – Marty Rubin 
  17. Find what you love and let it kill you – Charles Bukowski 
  18. No hobby should either seek or need rational justification. To wish to do it is reason enough. To find reasons why it is useful or beneficial converts it at once from an avocation into an industry – Aldo Leopoldo 
  19. I was sad and in a dark place, and I turned to a hobby to sort of take me out of that – Cole Sprouse 
  20. You don’t get stressed if you think of your job as a hobby, not as a duty – Henry Lau 
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  1. Working out is my biggest hobby. It’s my Zen hour. I just zone out – Zac Efron 
  2. I grew up in a really small town with not a lot of money, and I liked singing, but it was just something that was a hobby – Justin Bieber 
  3. It feels important to go school; not necessarily to further my education, but more like a hobby – Mandy Moore
  4. When you meet someone, ask about what hobby they have, not what they do. People always ask me about cooking, but I prefer to talk about tennis or boxing – Wolfgang Puck
  5. Saving the world is only a hobby. Most of the time I do nothing.― Edward Abbey
  6. Sometimes the hobby can become a full-time job. The accountant may discover that he can make enough money to support his family taking pictures; the schoolteacher may become enough of an expert on grave rubbings to go on the lecture circuit. There are some professions which begin as hobbies and remain hobbies even after the practitioner is able to earn his living by pursuing his hobby; but because “hobby” is such a bumpy, common-sounding little word, we also have an unspoken agreement that we will call our professional hobbies “the arts.” – Stephen King
  7. For a man without hobbies, I stand in a wonderful spot, where what I do is my best hobby, and everything else is a poor second. – Robert Preston
  8. Each individual has a definition of passion but not all of these definitions have to do with what you earn a living from. Some people have a passion for a certain hobby whether that is as an active participant or from a sideline fan, or something they have a great deal of pleasure doing as a hobby like golf, tennis, skiing, bowling, or building model planes. – Byron Pulsifer
  9. Find a way to relax that takes you to a joyful level, a level that quits the nerves and allows thoughts to be calm. One of these relaxing moods can be instilled through a hobby and one that brings you satisfaction and one that thoroughly involves your mind in something different than that which you do for work, or is a necessity. – Byron Pulsifer
  10. To find an absolute passion in your life is to look beyond what you do for a living, or have as a hobby. It is to look at who you are, what you stand for, and what makes you want to jump out of bed early on a Saturday morning even though you have no need to rise early. – Byron Pulsifer
  11. There are more opportunities now than ever before to even make a small, part-time business out of a hobby you love. – Sarah Lillard
  12. It’s nice to just do my hobby and be able to live. – Gold Panda
  13. I don’t have hobbies. I have passions. – Pablo Casals
  14. I do the things I like to do. It’s sort of a bigger version of having more than one hobby. – Harry Connick, Jr.
  15. I did nothing but work. I made work my hobby. I was lucky that way. – Mary Roebling
  16. My hobbies just sort of gradually became my vocation. – Al Yankovic
  17. I like mixing or combining hobby and pleasure with work and have-tos. – Jose Gonzalez
  18. But most is all to do with work. There are aspects of work that are enjoyable, that you could call a hobby. – Heston Blumenthal
  19. It started as a hobby when I was a kid, and I’m finishing as a hobby. – Dick Trickle
  20. Always re-invent yourself. Always try new things; new food, new hobbies, meet new people. That will keep your life from becoming stagnant and boring. And you will have a lot more fun! – Lisa Bedrick
  21. My hobby is my work. I love it so much, it is not work. – Dick Vermeil

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We hope you enjoyed our list of 101 inspirational hobby quotes. We also hope it has motivated you to harness the wisdom of great minds to help you reignite the fire. What was your favorite hobby quote? Let us know in the comments below.

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