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Odo: I see I’m going to have the add pickpocket to your resumé.
Garak: It’s only a hobby. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s5e8: Things Past
I am essentially a hack, a commercial person. If I had a hobby, I would immediately make money on it or abandon it. Orson Welles
It feels important to go to school; not necessarily to further my education, but more like a hobby. Mandy Moore
When I was a boy there was much talk of hobbies; you were supposed to have a hobby just as you would need a career in later life. And the default hobby, the one that almost every child including me dabbled in was stamp collecting … It brought colour and light into the drabness of an English living room. Timeshift: Penny Blacks and Twopenny Blues, BBC 2017
They’ve been symbols of our national identity … Each stamp is an aesthetic event, a work of minuscule art. ibid.
They became objects of desire in their own right. ibid.
The penny black as the first ever stamp … proved an immediate success. ibid.
In 2014 the one-cent magenta sold at auction for a record figure … ‘with the premium the stamp has just sold for approximately $9.5 million.’ ibid.
By the early 1960s commemoratives had become a fixture. ibid.
This is my garden and of course over the last forty years I’ve amassed a grand array of antique machinery and shed … But now I’ve got an even bigger project on the go – it is really a bit unusual to have a pit-head-gear in your back garden … I’ve got a grand plan … to build a replica coal mine in my garden … My idea is to build a working replica of a mine to show just what it were like. This programme really is about steam, coal and our industrial heritage, and my attempts to preserve some of it here in my back garden. Fred Dibnah, Dig With Fred, BBC 2004
Trouble. Big problems … Another visit from the Council. ibid.
Fred’s garden is unique. It was all assembled from scrap and the cast-offs from old mills and factories. But it is probably the finest working example of a steam-powered engineering workshop in the country. Fred Dibnah’s World of Steam, Steel and Stone e2: Back Street Mechanic
I work in the shed sometimes to one o’clock in the morning. The Fred Dibnah Story e2: A Sort of Fame
Apart from his work on the chimneys and spires Fred Dibnah has devoted his life to steam. Over a period of 20 years he rebuilt one steam engine and got well on the way with another … The workshop now had the capacity to restore whole fleets of steam engines. The Fred Dibnah Story s3: Departures