A Christmas Without Snow Quotes

Ephraim Adams: Mrs. Burns is right, of course; you are amateurs, unlike certain pseudo-professionals like myself who insist on slave wages. Your voluntary and steadfast attendance at these rehearsals fully qualifies you for any definition of the word amateur. What Mrs. Burns and many others are wrong about is the meaning of the word, which has to do with motivation, not quality. Remember amo, amat, amas, the Latin verb to love. The meaning of amateur is he or she who does a thing for the love of it. There is no higher reason for singing than the love of doing it. In that respect, you do qualify as amateurs. And I salute you for it.

TV Show: A Christmas Without Snow