Simon Phillip Cowell is a popular English producer, entrepreneur and reality television judge. He has gained recognition globally as a reality TV show judge and has been a part of some of the most popular shows worldwide. Over the course of his successful career, Cowell has emerged as one of the most fascinating individuals on television due to his unique style of withering and often contemptuous feedback to contestants. Cowell became a global celebrity only after he started doing television and one of his first forays saw him as a judge in the show ‘Pop Idol’. On British television, he has been a judge on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘The X Factor’. On the other hand, he has been one of the judges on some of America’s biggest shows like ‘America’s Got Talent’, ‘American Idol’ and ‘The X Factor’. His autobiography ‘I Don’t Mean To Be Rude, but’ gives a glimpse into his mind as an entrepreneur and a reality show judge. Cowell has delivered a number of put-downs, one liner and sagacious thoughts over the years. Some of the famous quotes and thoughts by Simon Cowell have been collated here from his TV shows, interviews, public utterances, work, writings and his life.
Money brings you security and choice. You can make decisions in a different way if you have a lot of money. But when you have nothing, you have a naivety, and a more fearless attitude because you have nothing to lose.
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.
I could just sit back and get someone to spin my achievements, I suppose, but when I see others do it, I always think, 'Why are you telling me how successful you are?' I am always suspicious of those kinds of boasts.
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.