Top 144 Collecting Quotes

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In our town, Halloween was terrifying and thrilling, and there was a whiff of homicide. We’d travel by foot in the dark for miles, collecting candy, watching out for adults who seemed too eager to give us treats.

My favorite sneakers, growing up, were always the Air Force 1 and the Air Max line. I started collecting when I was 13 or 14 years old.

My friends and I are collecting prom dresses to give to girls who can’t afford them for their proms.

I love collecting guitars, even though I can’t play well. My favourite guitarists are Richie Blackmore, Jimmy Paige, and John Mayer.

Collecting shoes is my biggest hobby. I’ve got a couple hundred pairs of Nikes and Jordans. I got a lot of hats, too. I like to play basketball, but nothing competition wise.

I’d been collecting eccentric moves since I was a kid and didn’t even know that the dance step I improvised in ‘Be Back Soon‘ was called a ‘pas de basque.’

I was meant to date the captain of the football team, I was going to be on a romantic excursion every Saturday night, I was destined to be collecting corsages from every boy in town before prom, accepting such floral offerings like competing sacrifices to a Delphic goddess.

In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting.

Lord Kelvin
Collecting has been my great extravagance. It’s a way of being. I collect for the same reason that I eat too much-I’m one of nature‘s shoppers.

Howard Hodgkin
I have a lot of mermaid stuff. I did start collecting a lot before I had children because I didn’t know if I would have a boy or a girl. So I saved everything.

Collecting is more than just buying objects.

I’m always collecting emotions for future reference.

Harlan Howard
Collecting Topps trading cards when I was a kid or playing video games when I was younger, and suddenly seeing myself on Topps trading cards and videogames… it’s a complete honor.

In American history, it’s about hard work and self-reliance. It’s not about collecting giveaways or being on unemployment forever. That the economy moves ahead for people who are going to work to realize the American dream, own a home, send your kids to college. I think it’s the founding cornerstone of America.

I do like watches. I like the sophistication of it all. Like the whole thing behind collecting watches is very grown man-esque, so it makes me feel more an adult.

There is nobody I know by name who is concerned with collecting information for the Russian authorities. There are people whom I know by sight whom I trusted with my life.

Klaus Fuchs
I studied communications, only because I could get my own show on the campus radio station. I never thought of it as a career. Music was always a really passionate hobby – it was like collecting DVDs or stamps.

I have this old speaker set with amps and a record player from the 1970s. And I’m slowly collecting vinyl again.

I’ve always liked the tradition of publishing work serially in the comic-book ‘pamphlet’ format and then collecting that work in book form, so I’ve just stuck with it.

I’ve been collecting rocks since I was 8 and have over 200 different specimens.

That’s what ‘The Trail’ ended up being, this delightful way of exploring and managing your backpack and crafting and collecting and trading with other players, doing all that in this really delicious way. When we finished that and released it on iOS and Android, tens of millions of people loved and enjoyed it.

I took my son to an exhibition about inventing things, and he was so inspired he started collecting toilet rolls and empty bottles for his own ‘inventions.’

Indeed, I think most Americans now know that in 1935 when Social Security was created, there were some 42 Americans working for every American collecting retirement benefits.

On the other track I got to talk with Jon Poll, my editor, and we go into more detail about the decisions we made in both the production and the post-production. So I hope the combination becomes something worth collecting.

I think that the default for collecting any kind of personal data should be opt-in consent.

I understand it must be hard to realize that the playing field you are collecting all your trophies from is not a level playing field, but that doesn’t mean you can just make inaccurate statements.

I’ve been collecting jerseys and shoes my whole career.

I’ve been collecting articles on extremophile bacteria for at least the last ten years. I find them fascinating, whether they live in boiling pools at Yellowstone, around thermal vents at the floors of the oceans, or on Mars, where NASA has been searching for them as the first evidence of life beyond Earth.

Will Hobbs
My first collection was made from sheets that my grandmother, who lived in Normandy, had been collecting for a long time. There are a lot of flea markets in that part of France, and she knew what I liked.

Collecting intelligence information is like trying to drink water out of a fire hydrant. You know, in hindsight It’s great. The problem is there’s a million dots at the time.

Louis Freeh
When I get into collecting things, I get a little obsessive. Which is why when I start buying comics, I buy way too many, and I have to stop myself.

I perfectly understand the obsession with shoes. I myself am pretty obsessed. I have a few hundred pairs of shoes in general, because I’ve been collecting shoes for a long time.

If I collected all the diamonds in the world, I’d have no ‘income‘ but I’d have a lot of ‘assets‘. Would my company be worth nothing because I have no income? A lot of Net companies are collecting assets. They have to be measured with a new set of metrics.

I’m a collecting maniac and I buy a lot of books and records. I have over thousand cds.

I started collecting aerial photographs of Native American and South Pacific architecture; only the African ones were fractal. And if you think about it, all these different societies have different geometric design themes that they use. So Native Americans use a combination of circular symmetry and fourfold symmetry.

Ron Eglash
One of the things I have been preaching around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites.

By 17, I was submitting to publications and collecting my first rejection slips.

The ’90s was a great period for the fans that were collecting at that time. Comics sold at an all-time high and reached the largest audience in our modern age, and the energy in our business was fantastic. Any bad feelings from fans of that era were a result of the poor delivery of the product we sold them.

I certainly wasn’t the kind of kid that grew up collecting bugs and spiders.

Cheryl Hayashi
Art collecting has traditionally been the domain of wealthy individuals in search of rewards beyond the purely financial.

I didn’t play at collecting. No cigar anywhere was safe from me.

Edward G Robinson
Collecting is my passion.

Ursula Andress
My family had a habit of collecting creatures that didn’t always want to be pets. The first animal I can remember was a Lab named Zoe.

I’ve always loved horror, I’ve always loved collecting, I’ve always loved weird and macabre things, and I’ve always loved conventions. So what could be better than having your own Fear FestEviL where all those great and crazy things can be enjoyed by like-minded people under one pretty cool roof? Nothing!

I think there are a lot of industries that are collecting a lot of data and have not yet considered the implications of machine learning but will ultimately use it.

I’m an audiophile and have been collecting records for as long as I can remember.

Some of the best theorizing comes after collecting data because then you become aware of another reality.

Abandoning the project was incredibly stressful after having gone through the process of building the room, installing the kiln, collecting the stones, sitting with the kiln day and night as it came to temperature, experiencing the failures.

My resume, my career, and my legacy in this sport means more to me then collecting some checks.

From the age of three, my life has been documented by social workers. There’s a file somewhere in Walsall Social Services saying: ‘He was a bit difficult today; he was trying to find out about his parents.’ Or: ‘He locked himself in his room and is collecting beer mats.’

I love collecting market stuff in Mexico. I have an etagere built onto the wall of my living room, which has cubicles that are lit and filled with super inexpensive pottery. You see them in a new way; they become museum pieces.

Rick Bayless
In my early teens, I started collecting soundtrack albums.

I have only a couple of Super 6s now, but I do have quite a few black-face Fenders around the studio. They all have slightly different character and tone, so I keep collecting them.

I know I’ve been lucky, but I’m not very materialistic – I don’t believe in collecting many unnecessary things and I’m not into girlie shopping.

I didn’t really grow up a comic book fanatic. I was a big baseball player, and my passion in life, in third grade, was collecting baseball cards. That was my childhood thing.

Alan Ritchson
I began collecting artwork as a way to help young artists to promote their work as well as to increase awareness of contemporary art among the younger generation.

Yusaku Maezawa
This was the first day of our beginning to take up plants: we had much pleasure in collecting them for the natives offered their assistance and perfectly understood the method of taking them up and pruning them.

William Bligh
I love art that haunts me, that stays with me, that is left embedded in my mind. I don’t really think there is any use for owning or collecting art; it is more about remembering and preserving it in the minds eye and allowing it into your cultural DNA.

The thrill of autograph collecting is getting close to a world you’re not part of.

I’m an avid collector of toys. I got everything. Name it. From the Easy Bake Oven to Barbies to every TV show doll, racing cars… I’ve been collecting since I was a little kid.

Biz Markie
I remember dawn coming up over the Strait of Malacca; ragamuffin kids on the dock in Sumatra laughing as they pelted us with bananas; collecting dead flying fish off the deck and bringing them to our sweet, fat, toothless Danish cook to fry up for breakfast.

Even when I don’t think I’m writing, I’m writing. There’s some part of my brain geared toward making songs up, and I know it’s collecting things and I know when I get a moment to be by myself, that’s when they come out.

Collecting records is, for many, beyond a hobby.

When you become successful, half the population puts you on a pedestal, and half the population treats you with less respect than you would have got if you were collecting their bins.

I like collecting fedoras. Whenever I go abroad for shows, I always look to buy one.

Open shelving may be fashionable, but a closed cabinet door is the best way to stop grease and dust collecting in the first place.

Sometimes, the intelligence community does legal collection against a legitimate foreign intelligence target and that target interacts with U.S. persons, against whom our people thus end up collecting information as a collateral matter.

If you are searching to figure out what is true and what is not, you will have a sad life. It means you have too much time, and you should do a hobby – like collecting art.

Yeah, if someone‘s selling downloads and collecting money for our songs I would be unhappy about that but if they’re trading it I don’t mind, obviously if I make a thousand records or CDs or whatever, I like to sell a thousand.

For me, all collecting must be done out of the love of the art. That being said, investment knowledge is absolutely mandatory so that you are really buying what you think you are buying.

An antenna collects radiation from a desired direction incident upon an area, called its collecting area, and focuses it on a receiver. An antenna is normally designed to maximize its response in the direction in which it is pointed and minimize its response in other directions.

Robert Woodrow Wilson
A residence of many years in Yorkshire, and an inveterate habit of collecting all kinds of odd and out-of-the-way information concerning men and matters, furnished me, when I left Yorkshire in 1872, with a large amount of material, collected in that county, relating to its eccentric children.

I started collecting couture when I was about 10 or 11 years old, and the very first piece I bought was a Balenciaga suit from 1962.

When I joined the Lakers and moved to L.A., I started getting more serious about collecting sneakers and dressing from the feet up.

I’m the female Bob Woodward! If I were a liberal, I couldn’t write another book. I’d be so busy collecting awards! I’d be posing for the cover of ‘Vanity Fair!’

If you start collecting the plastic that has gone into our Bollywood bodies, I can fill three trucks outside this very building. At least I’m honest enough to admit to it.

Discovering new species is a passion. A day without collecting plants is painful for me.

Corneille Ewango
I like metal detecting, collecting Civil War artifacts, fishing, hunting, cigars, Labradors, the outdoor life, my baseball game, football.

I have always wished I could learn to be a potter. I love collecting ceramics; it would be so fulfilling to create something lovely.

I seem to go through phases with collecting stuff: vintage Japanese men’s magazines, coconut monkey carvings, ’70s belt buckles.

I became fascinated with the concept of speak no, see no, hear no evil. And – and the actual depiction of three wise monkeys. And I began collecting it over the years. And I kind of figured that I might be the – the fourth monkey, the feel no evil monkey.

Mackenzie Phillips
I’ve enjoyed collecting. I’ve enjoyed art ever since – I’ll tell you when – I went to Columbia. I went to the Met, and I saw Poussin’s ‘Rape of the Sabine Women‘, and it’s this incredible, epic, great, great painting.

Daniel S Loeb
I grew up like Huck Finn, always outdoors, exploring, collecting frogs – there was space everywhere. I want my kids to experience that too. I love being outside.

I am a Buddhist, therefore I should not be collecting anythinghowever, I have a collection of Buddhas. I have a lot of them.

Trish Stratus is a cassette player and I am the newest version of the iTouch. iTouches keep improving. Technology gets better and better. Cassettes are collecting dust.

There are so many different criteria for my collecting, and I have to confess that the goalposts do shift. But obviously, with my background, I am particularly drawn to things that have been documented in contemporary magazines.

I’m drawn to talented, creative people who often just don’t know how to support themselves – they’re more focused on their work than trying to figure that out. So I commission a lot of works with artists who I like personally or professionally, and through that process, I wound up collecting a lot of art.

The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting.

Alan Brien
I’m touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful – collecting these shards of spirituality – that we may be helping to bring about a healing.

I wanted no other job than to work in newspapers. I was fascinated by the process of collecting information, talking to people and having the story appear in a paper that would be delivered in your letterbox.

Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.

I’m very much involved in art. I started buying art a few years ago and really like the work of T.C. Cannon, who is a native American artist. Then I was introduced to Soviet-era Russian impressionism and started collecting that, especially Gely Korzhev.

One of my favorite stories is from Obama‘s first campaign: Michelle Obama was out there every day, collecting signatures and supervising the other people who did. If you were supposed to get 300 signatures and you only got 299, you had to face the wrath of Michelle.

I was never good at scratching, but I was good at collecting old records. Florida was a great place for that, because it’s where people go to die.

Personally, the NSA collecting data on me freaks me out. It totally freaks me out. And yet I’m from the generation that wants to put a GPS in their kids so I always know where they are.

I would begin by collecting lithographs and etchings. It’s a way of coming in and benefiting from real quality art. Even younger artists make wonderful prints. Prints can become very valuable. That’s how I began collecting.

I actually like snakes! When I was young, I was a boy scout nature camp counselor, and one of our projects was collecting snakes and creating an environment for them, so I’m quite familiar with snakes and think they’re fantastic creatures.

People were more interested in the phenomena than the art itself. This, combined with the growing interest in collecting art as an investment and the resultant boom in the art market, made it a difficult time for a young artist to remain sincere without becoming cynical.

Bellator is collecting talent, collecting world-level talent all across the board.

I always like to shop and for me it was just about seeing things I like and making it part of my wardrobe and collecting things that I could always bring back when I’m like 50, 60 years old.

I grew up in the 1970s and early 1980s, loving comic books, and they were much cartoonier. And then everything became super dark and muscular and airbrushed, and I stopped collecting comics.

Collecting facts is important. Knowledge is important. But if you don’t have an imagination to use the knowledge, civilization is nowhere.

In the last 20 years of collecting contemporary African art, I have been bombarded by incredible shapes and colors that I now want to translate into clothes.

I believe your home tells a story about who you are and who you aspire to be. We represent ourselves through the things we own. I don’t believe in trends. I believe in collecting things that you connect with. We should surround ourselves with things we care about, that have meaning.

My philosophy is, honestly, never collected anything that I don’t play. I know a lot of people that collect guitars, but for me, I want instruments that I play. And if I don’t play them, I don’t’ want to have them sitting in a closet collecting dust.

There’s a lot in my closet. I’ve been collecting things since I was five. I’m definitely a pack rat. I’m not a hoarder, but I’m definitely a pack rat. I will keep anything if I have a memory in it or a good moment.

I like collecting comics, I like buying comics, I like looking at comics, but I also read comics on digital readers, so any way people read comics is fine with me. Digital is just helping people who might not necessarily have access to comics help them; that’s great.

I’ve been collecting some more high-end guitars. I have an old Martin D28 from the ’60s, a beautiful, classic Martin that I know I played on ‘Mariachi.’

I’ve been collecting comics since I was 10 years old. One of the first books I ever got my hands on was a Captain America-Falcon team-up.

I am only limited by the amount of life I have left to capture the ideas I am already working on. Another problem is that I am not sure if I would rather create or collect art. Collecting art is another passion of mine.

It’s not as though you feel satisfied after collecting a certain amount of stuff. Instead, you keep thinking about what you’re missing.

No matter what, once the doors are open for business, the entrepreneur has no choice but to be directing multiple attacks at once – raising money, writing software, prototyping, selling, collecting, training, and marketing.

Writers are magpies by nature, always collecting shiny things, storing them away and looking for connections of things.

John Connolly
There was a time when people thought our hosts weren’t collecting and remitting taxes, and we’ve been very proactive about going out and trying to solve this.

These days, of course, the focus of talk about popular liberation through products is mostly associated with the Internet. I’ve been collecting computer ads and ads dealing with Internet industries.

I have a Dominique Wilkins Hawks jersey that I still wear. That’s probably my favorite one. What’s funny is that I spend all this time collecting jerseys, and now people are out there collecting mine.

We’re collecting about 100,000 telomere lengths in saliva samples and then looking at how those relate to both the extensive longitudinal clinical records that Kaiser is collecting and the genome sequence variations.

My father, whose hobby was collecting secondhand cricket books, came back from a book fair one day with a copy of ‘The Body In The Library.’

For me, I’ve always wanted to be a nun. I mean, I think about what it’s like to be a nun. And I’ve always been fascinated with nuns, and I have a nun collection, I’ve been collecting nuns for 20 years. And I have a song that I wrote, ‘I Wanna Be a Nun,’ when I was 25.

I want to make coin collecting cool again.

I started looking at fashion magazines, specificallyBritish Vogue.’ I was reading a lot about Cecil Beaton. Then I thought maybe I should start collecting.

Neither of my parents are involved in theater or acting, but they are very artistic. My mom is a painter; she’s an artist. She went to school for fashion illustration. My father is into collecting antiques and fine wine, so they’re both really creative people.

Elena Kampouris
I spent almost a decade as an undercover officer in the CIA. I was the guy in the back alleys at four o’clock in the morning collecting intelligence on threats to the Homeland.

I grew up obsessively collecting Queen T-shirts and concert posters and rare U.K. imports of their CDs.

We should have companies required to get the consent of individuals before collecting their data, and we should have as individuals the right to know what’s happening to our data and whether it’s being transferred.

I think there’s a need for more oversight by social workers, because there are a lot of foster parents who are just collecting checks. They need to look closely into the backgrounds of the people whose hands you’re putting the kids into and then continue to monitor them.

My work is entirely surgical, and Col. Starr has given me a very interesting task of collecting nerve cases that have had the nerves sewn together. I may also do some experimental work for him.

I began writing when I was still in the British Foreign Service, and it was then understood that even if you wrote about butterfly collecting, you used another name.

I collect travel alarm clocks. I was in a flea market in France once, in 1994, and I opened up this beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre folding eight-day winding clock folded into a beautiful case, and I went, ‘Wow, man.’ And I’ve been collecting travel alarm clocks since 1994.

Recently I’ve been collecting Star Wars figures again. When I was a kid I couldn’t afford them. Now I can so I’ve been buying them and keeping them in their box for a later date when they’ll be worth a lot of money.

Mackenzie Crook
Despite all the Internet has done to make prices transparent and bibliographic information universal, you can still find – at book sales and thrift shops, auctions and even fancy dealers – unrecognized or underpriced rarities. Getting something valuable for cheap is the basic, greedy thrill of book collecting.

Selling cookies is usually a girl’s first exposure to the world of business. She learns how to meet the public, talk about a product, sell the product, and is responsible for collecting money, giving change, and delivering the product. That’s quite a business venture for a 7-year-old.

I don’t remember my parents together, ever: my father was much older, and really only interested in collecting magazines and bathroom suites; we were the only family in the area to have a bathroom suite on the lawn.

Paula Yates
In the late ’70s, I had a band – the David Johansen band, for lack of a better name – and I started collecting, not records, but tapes from people I knew who had jump-blues records.

Digital texts are all well and good, but books on shelves are a presence in your life. As such, they become a part of your day-to-day existence, reminding you, chastising you, calling to you. Plus, book collecting is, hands down, the greatest pastime in the world.

These gold chains and pendants I’ve been collecting from 1975. None of them are new and mostly – Hare Krishna Hare Rama, Ganpati, Satyanarayan, Hanuman – all god-related pendants.

Why not sit around a Beverly Hills pool collecting residual cheques? That is not the kind of life I want.

A car produces about one pound of CO2 per mile. There is no problem with collecting the CO2 in the tailpipe, but one might easily end up with a trailer hitched to the car for carrying all this CO2 back to the filling station. The gas burned from a 15-gallon tank would fill up five 60-inch-tall gas bottles.

Klaus Lackner
Activists create nonprofits for the sole purpose of suing their enemies, collecting a settlement check, and paying lawyers to find the next frivolous lawsuit.

We worked to develop our own operations to advance U.S. counterterrorism objectives by penetrating terrorist safe havens and collecting intelligence that would inform policy and enable our own operations.

Cofer Black
My grandmother lived to 104 years old, and part of her success was she woke up every morning to a brand new day. She said every morning is a new gift. Her favorite hobby was collecting birthdays.

What I miss is being close to nature – collecting your own water and generating your own electricity, catching your own food. I still dream of doing that with my own family, even if it’s just for a year-long experiment, I would love to have tried that.

I guess I don’t try to justify climbing or defend it, because I can’t. I see climbing as a compulsion that, at its best, is no worse than many other compulsions – golf or stamp collecting or growing world-record pumpkins.

I was a big baseball player, and my passion in life, in third grade, was collecting baseball cards. That was my childhood thing.

Alan Ritchson