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If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing,
by Simon Cowell

If your lifeguard duties were as good as your singing,
a lot of people would be drowning.
- 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 do a couple of hundred press-ups a day but I haven't been to a gym in years.
- 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow...
may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

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

Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Set Life's Rhythm with Your Heart-Drum
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

Be the Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to paint life in bold colors;
set today's rhythm with your heart-drum;
walk today's march with courage;
create today as your celebration of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose your Habits, Choose your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Your love is more powerful
than your words or your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to soar. Choose to fly your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Count Your Blessings.
- Og Mandino

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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