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The object of this competition is not to be mean to
by 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 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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never fight an inanimate object.
- P. J. O'Rourke

The object of war is not to die for your country but
to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

Crave for a thing, you will get it.
Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
- Swami Sivananda

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship.
With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original,
has never been its own goal.
- Kazimir Malevich

A man nearly always loves for other reasons than he thinks.
A lover is apt to be as full of secrets from himself
as is the object of his love from him.
- Ben Hecht

The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes,
and, ironically, the more real.
- Lucian Freud

The message here is you cannot, under any circumstances,
throw an object at an official.
You just cannot do it.
- Stu Jackson

For psychological purposes the most important differences
in conation are those in virtue of which the object
is revealed as sensed or perceived or imaged or remembered or thought.
- Samuel Alexander

It is, perhaps, better to be valued as an object of
passion than never to be valued at all.
- Angela Carter

Jump out the window if you are the object of passion.
Flee it if you feel it.
Passion goes, boredom remains.
- Coco Chanel

The social object of skilled investment should be to
defeat the dark forces of time and ignorance which envelope our future.
- John Maynard Keynes

The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven,
but to get heaven into him.
- Thomas Hardy

And the fifteenth century was an impassioned age,
so ardent and serious in its pursuit of art that it
consecrated everything with which art had to ad as a religious object.
- Walter Pater

The attacks of which I have been the object have broken
the spring of life in me...
People don't realize what it feels like to be constantly insulted.
- Edouard Manet

I also use women as a sex object; maybe I'm kinky.
However, I like to talk to them as well.
- Oliver Reed

A work of art that contains theories is like an object
on which the price tag has been left.
- Alexander Pope

The object of Literature is to instruct,
to animate, or to amuse.
- George Henry Lewes

When we did the sign outside, we did not do the cigarette
or the mug of beer because it was going to be outside.
I wasn't sure if the city would object.
- John Gates

Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad
idea which could only have originated in California.
- Edsger Dijkstra

The fool within himself is the object of pity,
until he is flattered.
- Richard Steele

The fundamental purpose of a novel like Count Julian
is to achieve the unity of object and means of representation,
the fusion of treason as scheme and treason as language.
- Juan Goytisolo

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable
force to an immovable object.
- Laurence J. Peter

Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced
from the object of reference and wedded to the word.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

If somebody hits you with an object you should beat the hell out of them.
- Charles Barkley

To know a man, observe how he wins his object,
rather than how he loses it; for when we fail,
our pride supports us - when we succeed,
it betrays us.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas
undertaken by the command of his present majesty,
has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge.
- William Bligh

The idea is that the object has a language unto itself.
- Anish Kapoor

We think of the noble object for which the professor appears to-night,
we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one
who will laugh at the professor.
- Stephen Leacock

The object of the law of value is to elucidate the
actual exchange relations of commodities.
- Rudolf Hiferding

Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men,
then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The object of the superior man is truth.
- Confucius

But a science is exact to the extent that its method
measures up to and is adequate to its object.
- Gabriel Marcel

Desire creates its own object.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

The great object is that every man be armed.
- Patrick Henry

The object of China's strategy is inexorably to supplant
the United States as the world's premier economic power,
and if necessary, to defeat us militarily.
- Frank Gaffney

The true object of all human life is play.
Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I used to object to being called an Indian writer,
and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian,
and who happened to write about Indians.
- James Welch

I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already,
so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.
- Max Beckmann

Painting is seen as picture making, the making of an art object,
something that can stand on its own.
- Peter Wright

The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth,
is to shut it again on something solid.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest;
and that of conquest preservation.
- Charles de Secondat

The sum and substance of female education in America,
as in England, is training women to consider marriage
as the sole object in life,
and to pretend that they do not think so.
- Harriet Martineau


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