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Not everybody is perfect, and I don't think we should
by Simon Cowell

Not everybody is perfect, and I don't think we should
be looking for perfect people.
- Simon Cowell

Shave off your beard and wear a dress.
You would be a great female impersonator.
- Simon Cowell

My proudest achievement has been the success of the
shows and artists I have been involved with,
because they were made in Britain.
- Simon Cowell

If you've got a big mouth and you're controversial,
you're going to get attention.
- Simon Cowell

 

I don't think I can do this anymore.
- Simon Cowell

If we had to choose one American Idol to go out to dinner with,
it would be Fantasia.
There are no airs and graces about her...
I like her.
- Simon Cowell

My attitude is, if someone's going to criticize me,
tell me to my face.
- Simon Cowell

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We have hated the French for years.
Now you have just joined the club.
It makes you much more likable.
- Simon Cowell

I think that by ignoring the show you're ignoring the
audience who put you there.
- Simon Cowell

The object of this competition is not to be mean to
the losers but to find a winner.
The process makes you mean because you get frustrated.
- Simon Cowell

I do a couple of hundred press-ups a day but I haven't been to a gym in years.
- Simon Cowell

If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing,
a lot of people would be drowning.
- Simon Cowell

You are a saucy little thing aren't you?
- Simon Cowell

The end of the animal trade would leave more time to
trap or beat to death pop star wannabes.
- Simon Cowell

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.
- Simon Cowell

When I was young and we got caught pinching apples,
we got a smack from the local policeman.
Today if that happened he would be sued.
There is a tendency to punish the victim,
not the criminal.
If someone broke into my house or my mum's house,
I worry that the burglar has more rights than me.
- Simon Cowell

I met someone the other night who's 28 years old,
and he hasn't worked a day since he left college because
he's pursuing a dream he'll never,
ever realize: He thinks he's a great singer.
Actually, he's crap.
- Simon Cowell

I have always hated celebrities lecturing people on politics.
So forgive me.
But I am passionate about this country.
I am equally passionate about the potential of the people who live here.
- Simon Cowell

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.
- Simon Cowell

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.
- Simon Cowell

I have seen that the American Dream is a reality -
and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality.
To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense
and encourage family values,
a proper sense of justice and make people believe they
have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves.
I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this,
because I believe Britain Has Talent.
- Simon Cowell

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard


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