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#1. I thoroughly object to getting old. If you could let me be 16 again, I'd give you everything I've got and everything I'll ever have. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#2. Good ideas are like Nike sports shoes. They may facilitate success for an athlete who possesses them, but on their own they are nothing but an overpriced pair of sneakers. Sports shoes don't win races. Athletes do. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#3. The climate has been changing since there was a climate. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#4. I cannot abide being bored. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#5. This modern mania for interfering in other's lives, usually under the guise of health and safety concerns, is highly irritating and counterproductive. Down with the nanny state. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#6. America is not the center of the universe. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#7. Knowing isn't doing; doing isn't knowing. Nothing but the knowing and the doing gets it done. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#8. False praise is worse than no praise. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#9. Unless you are completely retired, earning money is the best form of wealth preservation. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#10. You cannot properly bring up children when you are 69 or 70 and they are 12 and at the height of their madness. You can physically do it, but I don't think it's morally justified. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#11. Few things in life are certain except death and being taxed. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#12. You can collect all the plastic bottle caps you want as long as you give me the money so we can get off this death trap, find somewhere else and have tremendous fun screwing that up as well. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#13. The key to successful business is self belief and application. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#14. If the influence of luck is a delusion, then all I can say is that the delusion is virtually universal. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#15. I'm very proud of the fact that I'm one of Britain's biggest selling poets. That gives me a huge amount of pleasure. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#16. Very, very few entrepreneurs who accept a 51 percent partner in a new venture will get rich if they are also expected to run it. Control is mandatory. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#17. There is never a time in a company's history when cost control can be relegated to the back burner, but for a startup company, keeping costs low is a vital necessity. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#18. Whatever qualities the rich may have, they can be acquired by anyone with the tenacity to become rich. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#19. Rich people always have a certain degree of debt. Apparently it helps to reduce taxes. I'm not so hot on the bean-counting side. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#20. Money is power. Power is an aphrodisiac. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#21. When you're writing, you're in a totally different zone ... I can start a difficult poem and look up at the clock and see to my astonishment that three hours have passed. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#22. No woman or girl is going to want to spend time looking at pretty dresses on the Internet. Vogue is going to be around for a long time to come. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#23. America, ladies and gentlemen, has done more for me financially than Britain ever has, or ever could have done. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#24. I want to prove that if you write in strict meter and rhyme about subjects people care about, they will buy poetry. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#25. Posthumous reputations have little to do with real lives. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#26. The belief that you have a great idea is not worth cuckoo spit. Ideas are ten a penny while the ability to execute counts for a great deal more. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#27. Ideas don't make you rich. The correct execution of ideas does. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#28. For me, temptation is life and I have a gargantuan appetite for everything. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#29. I have an over-attachment to precision, which is why I've sold more magazines than any man alive. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#30. I loathe and detest movies and television and don't watch any. I do not have the time. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#31. I have been portrayed by actors in three television documentaries, two plays, one musical and a film. It's no fun watching yourself being traduced and imitated by an actor. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#32. I write about whatever turns up. Every single day, I'm sitting down for three to five hours in the evenings wrestling away and producing far too much verse. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#33. I should have liked to get married, but over many decades I have lived essentially alone. I go to sleep when I'm tired, get up when I wake up, have my food prepared when I'm hungry. I can't bear the thought that I'd have to coincide, make an effort. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#34. If it flies, floats or fornicates, always rent it.. it's cheaper in the long run. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#35. With a poetry book I can send 100 copies out to reviewers and other people, and even do it in advance and get their response. It's difficult with iPad: how do you send it out for free, and how do you even disseminate it before it goes into their store? - Author: Felix Dennis
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#36. I love the business of business; I love the risk raking. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#37. Fear not. For fear itself is fed by fear, and all fears pass. Did no one tell you so? Come take my hand, my friend, and we will peer into this fear's abyss. And jump! And know. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#38. 'The Week' is my favourite magazine. Everyone from presidents to CEOs of companies love it, politicians, people in the massive charity business in America, in the arts and even more especially in the media. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#39. Most of the worst errors I made in my life came from forgetting to act small. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#40. I hear poets complaining: 'We face what our forebears did not face. We face TV. We face radio. We face this and that.' - Author: Felix Dennis
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#41. Without self belief nothing can be accomplished. With it, nothing is impossible. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#42. Poetry is one of the oldest of all art forms, and one of its powers for shamans and tribal leaders was the mnemonic. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#43. I'm an entrepreneur, a businessman. I've got a lot of money, and that doesn't go very well with the whole 'starving artist in a garret' routine. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#44. I've always noted with some awe the reading habits of the Australian public. Australians read more newspapers and magazines per head of population than almost any other country in the world. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#45. I am absolutely convinced that my life was redeemed by poetry. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#46. Native trees are so important to our ecosystem. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#47. Say to yourself: The world is full of money. Some of it has my name on it. All I have to do is collect it. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#48. In the end, the railroads made America and nanotech will make the 21st century, and that is the end of the story. The beginning of the story and the end of the story. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#49. The reason I don't carry a mobile phone is I don't want people to know where I am! - Author: Felix Dennis
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#50. No poetry that I'm aware of, however bad or glorious, has ever left somebody a worse person than they were before they read it. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#51. Computers are wasteful of paper and time. Once, we'd get documents with a few errors. Now, people make hundreds of copies until each sheet is flawless and memos are duplicated endlessly. Managers get swamped with emails. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#52. I am a born-again atheist, so there isn't going to be a funeral. I will be buried in a linen wrap in a cardboard coffin in my forest with an oak tree planted on my head. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#53. Obviously, waste disposal is an enormous and fantastic industry. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#54. There are jobs, particularly database-oriented ones, for which computers are necessary, but for everyday office life, I question whether they have brought the productivity that their enormous cost, up to £10,000 per person, demands. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#55. Poetry forces a writer to condense and crystallise his thoughts and often represents a short cut to truths unsuspected by the author himself. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#56. It's kind of a crazy thing to decide that you're going to be worth tens and tens and tens of millions of dollars and set out to do that. It doesn't suit everybody. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#57. Human beings are definitely changing the planet, but how much impact they are having on climate, I don't know and I don't care. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#58. Teamwork is the glue which binds losers together - Author: Felix Dennis
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#59. Anyone not busy learning is busy dying. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#60. You don't have to live in a garage to write great poetry. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#61. You have to persuade yourself that you absolutely don't care what happens. If you don't care, you've won. I absolutely promise you, in every serious negotiation, the man or woman who doesn't care is going to win. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#62. You'll never get rich by working for your boss. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#63. I don't take investment advice from wealth managers. I have grown several businesses from scratch and amassed many millions from my publishing empire - why would I take advice from someone who has never experienced that? - Author: Felix Dennis
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#64. There are as many forms of happiness as sorrow, though most prove fleeting. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#65. The planet doesn't require saving, and actually hasn't asked Greenpeace to save it. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#66. The age of celebrity editors and monstrous staffing are over. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#67. Money is color-blind, race-blind, sex-blind, degree-blind, and couldn't care less who brought you up or in what circumstances. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#68. The richer you are and the more financial advisers you employ, the less likelihood there is that you can ever discover what you are really worth. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#69. People think I'm just an old Luddite, but that's untrue. I buy every new gizmo as it comes out, play with it until I understand how it works, and then give it away. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#70. You can actually be bored stiff while you're dying. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#71. People who get trapped in the tunnel vision of making money think that is all there is to life. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#72. Discourse has ended in America. It's all just shouting and ranting and demonization. Do you know how the rest of the world laughs at you guys? Have you got any idea? They're just rocking with laughter night and day. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#73. By focusing hard on obtaining that human capital you will vastly increase your chances of becoming rich. Stupid - Author: Felix Dennis
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#74. The rich are not a contented tribe. The demands from others to share their wealth become so tiresome, so insistent, they often decide they must insulate themselves. Insulation eventually breeds a mild form of paranoia. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#75. I only buy a computer when it's two years old, after the glitches have been worked out. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#76. The beginnings of a forest is one of the ugliest things on the planet. It's bleak and your neighbours hate you. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#77. When you come across real talent, it is sometimes worth allowing them to create the structure in which they choose to labor. In nine cases out of ten, by inviting them to take responsibility and control for a new venture, you will motivate them to do great things. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#78. Having a great idea is simply not enough. The eventual goal is vastly more important than any idea. It is how ideas are implemented that counts in the long run - Author: Felix Dennis
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#79. It's very difficult to be continuously charitable in a capitalistic society. You've also got to make sure that you can pay everyone who works for you. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#80. When I see something that's wrong, I just speak and act first and I'll take the consequences later. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#81. The vast majority of free verse is ghastly. Utterly ghastly. No one reads it. No one listens to it. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#82. The best thing about being immensely wealthy is not having to be in any particular place at any particular time doing a particular task you don't want to do. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#83. America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#84. Making money is certainly the one addiction I cannot shake. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#85. I have one talent, and that's figuring out what people want about two minutes before they know it themselves. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#86. People really do not have time to read all the newspapers in the world and all the sites that we now commonly use on the web. There is no possibility of keeping up. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#87. You have an advantage that neither education nor upbringing can buy - you have almost nothing. And therefore you have almost nothing to lose. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#88. Everything I publish is for my readers. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#89. People who grow rich almost always improve their sex life. More people want to have sex with them. That's just the way human beings work. Money is power. Power is an aphrodisiac. Money did not make me happy. But it definitely improved my sex life. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#90. I've been busy for years, buying land, often under pseudonyms, and planting trees on it. All the money is going into it when I die - and in the end I'd like to think that it will be 20 to 30,000 acres. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#91. I never sue journalists. I employ journalists. I employ too many of them. I don't sue journalists. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#92. 'Great Expectations' has been described as 'Dickens's harshest indictment of society.' Which it is. After all, it's about money. About not having enough money; about the fever of the getting of money; about having too much money; about the taint of money. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#93. If you are unwilling to fail, sometimes publicly and even catastrophically, you will never be rich. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#94. What is negotiation but the accumulation of small lies leading to advantage? - Author: Felix Dennis
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#95. The problem with rich lists is ... it is impossible to know what someone is worth until they have died and you have sold it. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#96. There are far too many people in university in Britain. If you want to make money, be a plumber. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#97. Publishing magazines for yourself is not good business, man. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#98. I think having a great idea is vastly overrated. I know it sounds kind of crazy and counterintuitive. I don't think it matters what the idea is, almost. You need great execution. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#99. With the greatest of respect, I have watched Apple from the day it started. I was publishing magazines about the Apple II before most people had ever heard what a personal computer was. - Author: Felix Dennis
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#100. Believing your own bullshit is always a perilous activity, but never more fatal than for the owner of a start-up venture. - Author: Felix Dennis
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