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45 Inspirational Simon Cowell Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

45 Inspirational Simon Cowell Quotes On Success

Simon Cowell is an English television music and talent show judge, businessman, A&R executive, talent manager, television producer, and entrepreneur. He has judged on the British TV talent competition series Pop Idol, The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, and the American TV talent competition shows American Idol, The X Factor, and America’s Got Talent. Cowell is the principal, founder, and chief executive of the British entertainment company Syco. Cowell often makes blunt and controversial comments as a television show judge, including insults and wisecracks about contestants and their singing abilities. He combines activities in both the television and music industries. Cowell has produced and promoted singles and albums for various singers whom he has taken under his wing. He is popularly known for signing successful boybands such as  Westlife, One Direction and CNCO. In 2004 and 2010, Time named Cowell one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2008, The Daily Telegraph ranked him sixth in their list of the ‘100 most powerful people in British culture’. Simon Cowell has an estimated net worth of $539 million. May these Simon Cowell Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. 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.” Simon Cowell

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

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

4. I am quite miserable because I’m never satisfied with what I’ve got. You’re always looking for that next high, and that is what I would define as happiness.” Simon Cowell

5. “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

6. “I’ve never been cool and I don’t care, I hate all that. With me, what you see is what you get.” Simon Cowell

7. “Praise a stranger with a few nice words and he becomes a stranger that calls you a friend.” Simon Cowell

8. “I don’t mind competition at all. I mean, the record business is the most competitive business in the world, probably. So, I’m used to that. In a weird way, it kind of makes you work harder.” Simon Cowell

9. “The artists who endure are the ones who stay focused even after they have reached the top of their profession.” Simon Cowell

10. “Being different is good; embrace it.” Simon Cowell

11. “So I would only feel guilty if I misled somebody who was terrible.” Simon Cowell

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

13. “What I am doing is kind by telling people who are useless, Do something that you’re good at.” Simon Cowell

14. “There’s an expression in life: You can only make one first impression. And that first impression has to be spectacular. So, I wait and let people see it when it’s ready to go. It’s not a set rule, but I think it’s the better way of working. People will agree with you because of your track record, but you want people to like it because it’s good, not because you found it.” Simon Cowell

15. “Harshness to me is giving somebody false hopes and not following through. That’s harsh. Telling some guy or some girl who’ve got zero talent that they have zero talent actually is a kindness.” Simon Cowell

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

17. “I got good advice once. Someone said to me: Live in your money rather than look at it.” Simon Cowell

18. “Every single negative can lead to a positive. Any negative situation don’t get too down about it – you’ll work it out. You learn it as you go along. You don’t get smart at 17. You just don’t unless you’re one of a billion. It will happen over time and it’s the getting there which will be the most fun.” Simon Cowell

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

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

21. “It’s the government’s job to encourage entrepreneurialism and investment. Most importantly, it’s the government’s duty to inspire confidence.” Simon Cowell

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

23. “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

24. “The minute you start assuming that the audience is very happy to see the same show again, you’re dead.” Simon Cowell

25. “You always want to go to a party where you get an invite.” Simon Cowell

26. “If I go into a relationship with an artist, which at most is going to last five years, we have a 100-page contract covering every eventuality. Whereas with marriage you go into it with no contract, with laws that date back hundreds of years, and I don’t think that’s right.” Simon Cowell

27. “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

28. “I think if you’re an unhappy person, you’re always going to be an unhappy person. You’re probably going to be less unhappy if your business is doing well, if I’m being honest.” Simon Cowell

29. “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

30. “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

31. “Have I got a black book? Yes, it’s called a mobile phone. I do get offers. There is no shortage of people if you want to go on dates – working in TV, living in L.A., it is there if you want it.” Simon Cowell

32. “Not in a billion years. There’s only so many words I can drag out of my vocabulary to say how awful that was.” Simon Cowell

33. “You have an advantage if you win. I always think it’s best to be remembered as a winner rather than as the runner-up. It’s definitely more fun getting the gold than it is the silver.” Simon Cowell

34. “You have to be original. The people creating a buzz on YouTube are taking risks, and they’re doing something different. I like it when 15-year-olds come on and tell me what to do rather than the other way around.” Simon Cowell

35. “What other people think about me is none of my business.” Simon Cowell

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

37. “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

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

39. “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

40. “I was never given any hand-outs. I started at the bottom and was very good at finding people who knew more than me and learning from them.” Simon Cowell

41. “Maybe I am a bit mad.” Simon Cowell

42. “I’m obsessed with cleanliness for myself.” Simon Cowell

43. “I do see a big difference in the American work ethic compares to the British work ethic in a lot of artists.” Simon Cowell

44. “That was exactly identical to a nightmare I had last week.” Simon Cowell

45. “Good is not enough. You’ve got to be great.” Simon Cowell

I hope you enjoyed these Simon Cowell Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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