I've never seen American Idol but I am grateful to them. That show is one of Fox's biggest moneymakers, and some of that money goes to pay for shows like Prison Break. Simon Cowell's been signing my paychecks and for that I say thanks.— Wentworth Miller
Most Powerful Cowell quotations
If I was Simon Cowell for a day, I’d buy a bouncy castle, and jump on it.
Then…pour ketchup on myself!
The only reason I wanted to get one [a star on Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame] was because Simon Cowell didn't have one.
Americans have been dumbed down to the point where more people watching 'American Idol' than listen to the state of the union address. And that's too bad. I'm not trying to take any bread out of the mouth of Simon Cowell, but if the president is speaking to the people of the United States, and people are going to watch 'American Idol,' that's sad.
I love Simon Cowell, he's a dear friend.
Simon Cowell seems like a very nice guy, but I think hes a secondhand Mickie Most to be honest.
I'm a big fan of all those singing competition shows.
Most recently, I've been into The Voice. It's one of my secrets! And I'm definitely looking forward to The X Factor, especially because I'm a huge Simon Cowell fan. Personally, I sing for fun, but mainly in the shower, when I'm alone. Other people definitely do not want to hear me sing.
Making good television is what Simon Cowell does. That's his business.
I don't have anything against Simon Cowell and 'The X Factor.'
I would like to sing for the Pope. And the Queen, and at Simon Cowell's wedding.
Maybe Simon Cowell for his effect on music. I call him Slimy Cowpat.
I would have Simon Cowell sing 'Shiny Happy People' by R.E.M. just to show his true personality.
I'm always being asked if I watch 'The X Factor,' and I do from time to time.
I know it makes for great TV and that Simon Cowell has a real gift.
I made Simon Cowell look stupid once.
He is terrified of presenting so I gave him the microphone and walked away. He hates interviewing people it means the focus is off him.
There are pop managers, and then there's Simon Cowell, who isn't gay, Jewish or particularly riveting. He's not without interest but he doesn't exactly have the hinterland of, say, Brian Epstein.
Simon Cowell is tight. That's why he's so successful - he's able to keep his money to himself.
I like Simon Cowell - look at how many great artists have come out of the U.K. because of him.
I'm proud to be involved with Simon Cowell and 'X Factor.
I'm not advocating violence but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell.