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If I said to most of the people who auditioned,
by 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

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

 

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

If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing,
a lot of people would be drowning.
- 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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We have hated the French for years.
Now you have just joined the club.
It makes you much more likable.
- Simon Cowell

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
- Arabian Proverb

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
- Karl Barth

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

I unconditionally forgive myself for everything
that I have ever done, said, or thought
that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When a man you like switches from what
he said a year ago, or four years ago,
he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough
to change his mind with changing conditions.
When a man you don't like does it,
he is a liar who has broken his promise.
- Franklin Pierce Adams

My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you
before you can move on.
- the movie Forrest Gump

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When all is said and done,
the one sole condition that makes
spiritual happiness and preserves it
is the absence of doubt.
- Mark Twain

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

I unconditionally forgive everyone for all hurt
that I have ever experienced in the presence of their actions.
I unconditionally forgive myself for everything that I have ever done,
said, or thought that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

I believe in God, but not as one thing,
not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God
is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha
and all the rest said was right.
It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
- John Lennon

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Overflowing Cup of Tea:
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said,
"you are full of your own opinions and assumptions.
How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"
- Traditional Zen Koan

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
- Calvin Coolidge

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

I never said most of the things I said.
- Yogi Berra

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual.
- Allen Klein

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice.
Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts,
but I never noticed.
- B. B. King

In my prayers I never said I needed a home.
I said I wanted a sanctuary.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Delusion: belief said to be false by someone who does not share it.
- Thomas Szasz

As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.
- Gloria Swanson


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