Felix Dennis Quotes

Who is Felix Dennis?

Felix Dennis was an English businessman, poet and publisher known for the book 'How to Get Rich'.

Born May 27, 1947
Died June 22, 2014

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“America is an empire. I hope you know that now. All empires, by definition, are bumbling, shambolic, bullying, bureaucratic affairs, as certain of the rightness of their cause in infancy, as they are corrupted by power in their dotage.”

“America is not the center of the universe.”

“Anyone not busy learning is busy dying.”

“Believing your own bullsh*t is always a perilous activity, but never more fatal than for the owner of a start-up venture.”

“Discourse has ended in America. It's all just shouting and ranting and demonization. Do you know how the rest of the world laughs at you guys? Have you got any idea? They're just rocking with laughter night and day.”

“Do not be shy to call customers who owe you money. It works.”

“False praise is worse than no praise.”

“I adore my readers, I like my advertisers, but I don’t adore them. I adore my readers. Everything I publish is for my readers.”

“I am a born-again atheist, so there isn’t going to be a funeral. I will be buried in a linen wrap in a cardboard coffin in my forest with an oak tree planted on my head.”

“I am one of the finest magazine publishers in the world. That’s not braggadocio — I refuse to engage in false modesty — it’s what I am.”

“I couldn’t care less what anyone’s ‘perception’ of me is. I’m too long in the tooth to care.”

“I don't take investment advice from wealth managers. I have grown several businesses from scratch and amassed many millions from my publishing empire - why would I take advice from someone who has never experienced that?”

“I have one talent, and that's figuring out what people want about two minutes before they know it themselves.”

“I loathe and detest movies and television and don't watch any. I do not have the time.”

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“I only buy a computer when it's two years old, after the glitches have been worked out.”

“I think having a great idea is vastly overrated. I know it sounds kind of crazy and counterintuitive. I don’t think it matters what the idea is, almost. You need great execution.”

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“I thoroughly object to getting old. If you could let me be 16 again, I'd give you everything I've got and everything I'll ever have.”

“If I get lung cancer, I will die by an overdose of crack cocaine with an 18-year-old perched on top of me — I absolutely swear to you I will.”

“If it flies, floats or fornicates, always rent it. It's cheaper in the long run.”

“It's kind of a crazy thing to decide that you're going to be worth tens and tens and tens of millions of dollars and set out to do that. It doesn't suit everybody.”

“Knowing isn't doing; doing isn't knowing. Nothing but the knowing and the doing gets it done.”

“Let’s get real. I mean, you know, if you had millions of pounds, and you could be in love with half a dozen beautiful women at the same time, and they were happy with that arrangement, would you? Or would you like to be married and have children? Choose!”

“Money is power. Power is an aphrodisiac.”

“Native trees are so important to our ecosystem.”

“No poetry that I’m aware of, however bad or glorious, has ever left somebody a worse person than they were before they read it.”

“Nobody could like Donald Trump, surely, except his mother. No one really likes The Donald. But how can you not have respect for a guy who's been down on the floor and just keeps coming back? Nothing will keep Donald Trump down until they drive a wooden stake in his heart and a silver bullet in his brain.”

“People who get trapped in the tunnel vision of making money think that is all there is to life.”

“Rich people always have a certain degree of debt. Apparently it helps to reduce taxes. I’m not so hot on the bean-counting side.”

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“Say to yourself: The world is full of money. Some of it has my name on it. All I have to do is collect it.”

“Teamwork is the glue which binds losers together.”

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