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#1. Harshness to me is giving somebody false hopes and not following through. That's harsh. Telling some guy or some girl who've got zero talent that they have zero talent actually is a kindness. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#2. My own saying is: 'Create the hype, but don't ever believe it.' - Author: Simon Cowell
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#3. I'd say the most dangerous thing I've ever done is probably bungee jumping in Thailand. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#4. Have I got a black book? Yes, it's called a mobile phone. I do get offers. There is no shortage of people if you want to go on dates - working in TV, living in L.A., it is there if you want it. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#5. I think that by ignoring the show you're ignoring the audience who put you there. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#6. When I look at it now, the whole punk thing is sort of comedy in a weird way. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#7. It would hurt my feelings if I respected your opinions. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#8. My proudest achievement has been the success of the shows and artists I have been involved with, because they were made in Britain. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#9. They understand what their market is and who they should be selling records to, and most importantly, they know the kind of artist that they want to be, but they have to do it themselves. You don't want a 13-year-old singing some awful song from a musical. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#10. I've had Botox, but then again pretty much everyone I know has. To me, Botox is no more unusual than toothpaste. It works. You do it once a year - who cares? - Author: Simon Cowell
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#11. I'm not sure who has the right to say that you have better taste than somebody else, because essentially what you're doing is calling millions of people morons. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#12. I never knew how much love and pride I would feel. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#13. It's not our intention to be mean. That's just within us. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#14. I've never bought a Dylan record. A singing poet? It just bores me to tears. I've got to tell you, if I had 10 Dylans in the final of 'American Idol,' we would not be getting 30 million viewers a week. I don't believe the Bob Dylans of this world would make 'American Idol 'a better show. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#15. It's personalities, it's conflict, it's all of these things that actually make performers interesting. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#16. Thank God kids love following an artist. When you get a group who pop, it's the best thing in the world. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#17. That was extraordinary. Unfortunately, extraordinarily bad. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#18. If I go into a relationship with an artist, which at most is going to last five years, we have a 100-page contract covering every eventuality. Whereas with marriage you go into it with no contract, with laws that date back hundreds of years, and I don't think that's right. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#19. Well, it's basically the viewers who determine it. We - well, basically the producers and myself chose the people we felt had the best reaction, you know, through the press, the Internet, the people we thought deserved a second chance. And they've chosen a winner, I believe. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#20. You are a saucy little thing aren't you? - Author: Simon Cowell
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#21. I don't mind competition at all. I mean, the record business is the most competitive business in the world, probably. So I'm used to that. In a weird way, it kind of makes you work harder. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#22. Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you're in big trouble if you're borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back. Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We've got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#23. I'm not that musical. I don't really know how a record is produced, and, funnily enough, I don't want to. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#24. It simply works. You do it twice a year. Who cares? And it balances my smoking and drinking. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#25. Holding auditions in front of an audience is testing. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#26. If I went to a psychiatrist, it would be a long session. I've always thought that I do have a number of issues that probably need dealing with, because I am quite odd in some ways. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#27. I've always treated the music business as a business. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#28. I think the best singers in the world, historically, are American. Britain's got its fair share, as well, but some of the greatest singers, ever, whether you're talking about Whitney [Houston] or Mariah [Carey] or Aretha Franklin, are from the legacy here. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#29. My life honestly isn't as weird as people think it is. I work longer hours, maybe I have a bit more money, but fundamentally, I'm not really that different. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#30. I've never liked the idea you have to be a certain age to be a pop star. I like the idea that anybody can enter, anybody can compete. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#31. The end of the animal trade would leave more time to trap or beat to death pop star wannabes. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#32. One thing I've learnt is you should never fight it. They're natural emotions and when you try and bottle everything up, that's what can make you depressed. Luckily I have fantastic memories [about my parents] and they really help. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#33. If I tape an 11-hour day, guess which parts end up on air. Not the bits when I'm pleasant, but the parts when I'm obnoxious. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#34. My attitude is, if someone's going to criticize me, tell me to my face. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#35. I get very anti-social, depressed and irritable with people. I don't have time for them. I can't make phone calls and stuff. I just sit on my own for days. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#36. The minute you start assuming that the audience is very happy to see the same show again, you're dead. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#37. I think of stress as the creator of cancer and heart attacks, like a tiny little ball you feed. I believe that one of the reasons I've never got ill is that I'm not stressed. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#38. I do see a big difference in the American work ethic compared to the British work ethic in a lot of artists. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#39. I turned down many chances to be on TV before 'Pop Idol' because I really wasn't interested in being famous. I didn't need it and didn't want it. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#40. I was slightly cynical of the American mentality before I came over here, but now I preach it. Here, no one's going to tear you down if you buy yourself a $300,000 car. They're likely to say: "Well, you probably worked hard for it. Good luck to you." - Author: Simon Cowell
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#41. Sometimes when you have a record out, you think you're going to go in at No. 1 but you go in at No. 8. So your second record has to be better. That's how I treat it. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#42. I still put punctuation in my texts. If it's an 'I', I make sure it's a capital. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#43. I hated school, but I love work. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#44. You know what the secret to weight loss is? Don't eat much. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#45. I don't have sophisticated tastes. I have average tastes. If you looked in my collection of DVDs, you'd see 'Jaws' and 'Star Wars.' In the book library, you'd see John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon. And if you look in my fridge, it's, like, children's food - chips, milkshakes, yogurt. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#46. You always want to go to a party where you get an invite. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#47. Talking to celebrities is too much effort. They all think the same. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#48. The love I have for my ex-girlfriends will always be there, so I think that's true love. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#49. What I'm interested in watching is to make sure that they give the right advice now to the contestants who are going forward because, you know, it's one thing just to criticize but you've got to also give, you know, good advice which is going to help them. Overall, I think they're a good panel. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#50. Every show I've ever, you know, produced, essentially it's the show I want to watch myself. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#51. Choosing how you vote should not be a snap verdict based on a few minutes of television. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#52. I have total respect for anyone who discovers a band like Snow Patrol. I would be hopeless at signing a rock band, or anything alternative, cause I don't know what that audience are into and I don't particularly like that kind of music. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#53. What other people think about me is none of my business . - Author: Simon Cowell
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#54. We felt the time was right to open up the boundaries, and say to all of America, regardless of your age, whether you're 2, whether you're 100, regardless of what you believe your talent is - juggling, magic, singing - this is the show you can enter. It's as simple as that. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#55. I am quite miserable because I'm never satisfied with what I've got. You're always looking for that next high, and that is what I would define as happiness. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#56. Of course I have an ego, but you have to have an ego. You have to be incredibly competitive. I can get competitive at times, way too much, and it becomes a little bit obsessive. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#57. I didn't have any qualifications when I left school - I had three O-levels. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#58. Women say hello and then put their hands down my trousers. I thought it was my hand they were supposed to shake. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#59. Shave off your beard and wear a dress. You would be a great female impersonator. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#60. You sounded like Dolly parton on helium."
(After kristy lee cook of season 7 on american idol,sang her country rendition of the Beatles'"Eight Days A Week.) - Author: Simon Cowell
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#61. Anything I shouldn't laugh at makes me laugh. I mean, I'm bad at that, when somebody is singing something terribly and I'm thinking to myself, 'If I laugh now, this is the absolute worst thing I could ever do,' and then I start laughing and I can't stop. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#62. I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste. And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#63. I can't admit things; that's why I can't go to funerals and stuff like that. I find it very, very difficult to deal with that kind of reality. I shut myself off totally because it affects me so badly. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#64. I like to know why a video has suddenly gone viral, why a song has broken, why a TV show is suddenly rating out of pattern ... I'm pretty good at understanding why things are becoming popular. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#65. Praise a stranger with a few nice words and he becomes a stranger that calls you a friend. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#66. On one level, going bust didn't bother me. It was the 80s, and there wasn't the stigma about bankruptcy that you might think. My mates weren't bothered. My dad was in business.. he knew that it happened, too. He loaned me the money to bail me out, and I got a loan from the bank to pay him back. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#67. I want people to understand that from the minute Lady Gaga arrived, she created a new set of rules: being different is good; embrace it. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#68. You don't hate the mosquito; you just want it out of your face. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#69. I work out three or four times a week, I have Botox, take tons of vitamins and vitamin infusions - if you believe that these things work, you will feel better. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#70. My heart, my lungs, my blood - they've all been checked. I remember one of the doctors almost being disappointed when he showed me the results because he couldn't wait to tell me what smoking was doing to me. But there was nothing there. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#71. I like spaghetti bolognese, I like baked beans on toast. I hate French food. I hate fancy food. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#72. I think if you're an unhappy person, you're always going to be an unhappy person. You're probably going to be less unhappy if your business is doing well, if I'm being honest. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#73. Most things in music go full circle eventually. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#74. Not everybody is perfect, and I don't think we should be looking for perfect people. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#75. When you get your first pay cheque, it's the best feeling in the world. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#76. When someone asks, 'Does success make you into a monster?' I always say, 'No, it enables you to be a monster.' - Author: Simon Cowell
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#77. I don't mind being cast as some kind of a pantomime baddie, but I am very fair in business. I always have been. I pride myself on being fair. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#78. I was living life like in one of those Disney movies, where I genuinely believed nobody was ever going to die - Author: Simon Cowell
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#79. There's no need for me to get married. I live with someone; we're happy; end of story. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#80. I suggest we bring some normality back to this country and say if you are carrying a knife, there must be zero tolerance. If it was up to me, everyone caught with a knife would get an automatic ten year sentence. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#81. The only magazines I read are car magazines. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#82. Good is not enough. You've got to be great. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#83. Being different is good; embrace it. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#84. Maybe I am a bit mad. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#85. No one really has any job security anymore, including myself. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#86. I grew up when the whole Motown thing was huge. The charts in those days were dominated by groups more than solo artists at one point. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#87. You don't go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn't make it. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#88. What luxury would I take to a desert island? A mirror. It's true. I'd miss me. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#89. As an actor, I really like Philip Seymour Hoffman. I think he's a genius. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#90. I break up very well. I am a good breaker-upper. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#91. If I said to most of the people who auditioned, 'Good job, awesome, well done,' it would have made me actually look and feel ridiculous. It's quite obvious most of the people who turned up for this audition were hopeless. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#92. My dad did teach me a very important lesson about people when he explained to me that everybody around you will have an invisible sign on their head, which says, "Make me feel important." - Author: Simon Cowell
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#93. Everyone who turns up on 'X Factor' does it because a door has been closed to them at some time in their lives, and this is the only shot they have got. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#94. I probably get more satisfaction from making a show than being on a show. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#95. If I had one dog, I'd want a hundred. If I had one kid, I'd probably want a hundred. I mean, it's just the way I am. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#96. I'm a great believer in getting checked out because if you know you're OK, you actually feel better; your mind plays a big part of it. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#97. Would I like kids? If I knew I could be - and how could I put this delicately - faithful, then yes. I do like kids. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#98. It's the government's job to encourage entrepreneurialism and investment. Most importantly, it's the government's duty to inspire confidence. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#99. I think America is a hard nut to crack. But once you get a toehold, it's a great place for an entrepreneur because people are so enthusiastic, and you have the most enthusiastic audiences in world. - Author: Simon Cowell
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#100. I look at him [son Eric] and I think of my dad all the time ... I was born to be a dad. - Author: Simon Cowell
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