- In the matter of swearing you might have remained only an unwilling dabbler, only a mixer and meddler in the luxury, were it not that occasion came when you were solemnly arraigned for the offence, and straightway branded as a culprit. - "A Cursory History of Swearing", Julian Sharman.
- He was inclined to believe that she was not only a dabbler in politics with a liking for influencing men who were concerned in them but that she was also the sort of woman who likes to have more than one man in leash. - "In the Mayor's Parlour", J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher.
- You're not a poet, you know- you're a happy dabbler in prose; but you've got to wake up- you've got to have some vital experience before you can hope to reach the top. - "The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story", Various.