Simon Cowell Quotes

Simon Cowell was born on 7 October 1959 in Lambeth, London, England. Simon Cowell full name is Simon Phillip Cowell. Simon Cowell is an English reality TV judge and entrepreneur, producer, and philanthropist. Simon Cowell is most recognized as a judge on the British TV talent competition series Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor, and Pop Idol, and on American TV talent shows such as The X-Factor, American Idol, and America’s Got Talent. Simon Cowell is the founder and chief executive of the British entertainment company Syco. Right down here we have the best Simon Cowell Quotes.

Simon Cowell Quotes:

1.”My dad said to me, ‘Work hard and be patient.’ It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in.” Simon Cowell

2.”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.” Simon Cowell

3.”People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love.” Simon Cowell

4.”If you’ve got a big mouth and you’re controversial, you’re going to get attention.” Simon Cowell

5.”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

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

7.”When someone asks, ‘Does success make you into a monster?’ I always say, ‘No, it enables you to be a monster.” Simon Cowell

8.”I was bought an electric guitar when I was 12, but my guitar teacher beat me up. I didn’t like guitar lessons and I got quite bored. My teacher was obviously bored giving me lessons, and one day I offered him a licorice toffee, but he didn’t answer. So I threw it at him, it hit him in the face, and he sort of beat me up.” Simon Cowell

9.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.” Simon Cowell

10.”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.” Simon Cowell

11.”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

12.”The only people with power today are the audience. And that is increasing with Twitter, Facebook, and everything else. We cater to their likes and dislikes, and you ignore that at your peril.” Simon Cowell

13.”For the music business, social networking is brilliant. Just when you think it’s doom and gloom and you have to spend millions of pounds on marketing and this and that, you have this amazing thing now called fan power. The whole world is linked through a laptop. It’s amazing. And it’s free. I love it. It’s absolutely brilliant.” Simon Cowell

14.”My attitude is, if someone’s going to criticize me, tell me to my face.” Simon Cowell

15.”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 mom’s house, I worry that the burglar has more rights than me.” Simon Cowell

16.”The secret of my success is that I make other people money. And, never ever, ever, ever be ashamed about trying to earn as much as possible for yourself, if the person you’re working with is also making money. That’s life!” Simon Cowell

17.”I’ve always been petrified of working for a boss who I didn’t like but who I was in fear of, because I wanted my salary.” Simon Cowell

18.”My own saying is: ‘Create the hype, but don’t ever believe it.” Simon Cowell

19.”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?” Simon Cowell

20.”I’m obsessed with cleanliness for myself, so I will take a bath three times a day, sometimes a steam twice a day in addition to that.” Simon Cowell

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

22.”In TV, film, and music there’s a lot of snobbery, and I don’t like it. I’ve never been a cultural snob.” Simon Cowell

23.”You know what the secret to weight loss is? Don’t eat much.” Simon Cowell

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

25.”I have always hated celebrities lecturing people on politics.” v

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.” Simon Cowell

27.”I was 12 years old when I first realized that food could be hot. That’s why I turned out the way I am.” Simon Cowell

28.Most things in music go full circle eventually. Simon Cowell

29.”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.” Simon Cowell

30.”I don’t like kids that are pushed into things by stage moms, but when I can see they are having a good time, they’re excited and enjoying the process, then I think it’s wrong to discriminate.” Simon Cowell

31.”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.” Simon Cowell

32.”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.” Simon Cowell

33.”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

34.”I couldn’t think of anything worse than being in an unhappy marriage. It worries me because I’ve seen it destroy people.” Simon Cowell

35.”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.” Simon Cowell

36.”You don’t go into anything contemplating failure, because if you did, you wouldn’t make it.” Simon Cowell

37.”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.” Simon Cowell

38.”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.” Simon Cowell

39.”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

40.”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

41.”Not everybody is perfect, and I don’t think we should be looking for perfect people.” Simon Cowell

42.”You are a saucy little thing aren’t you?” Simon Cowell

43.”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

44.”When I think of invention, I always think of America. You’re always seeing ads: ‘Have you got the next big idea?’ There seems to be that spirit in America of inventions and inventors.” Simon Cowell

45.”If you only ever heard Lady Gaga, she’s the most boring singer in the world.” Simon Cowell

46.”No one really has any job security anymore, including myself.” Simon Cowell

47.”As an actor, I really like Philip Seymour Hoffman. I think he’s a genius.” Simon Cowell

48.”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.” Simon Cowell

49.”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.” Simon Cowell

50.”Britain’s got talent, enormous talent; that’s very obvious.” Simon Cowell

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