Quotes by: Felix Dennis

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Felix Dennis
Born (1947-05-27)27 May 1947
Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England
Died 22 June 2014(2014-06-22) (aged 67)
Dorsington, Warwickshire, England
Residence Dorsington and Mustique
Occupation Founder of Dennis Publishing
Years active 1973–2014
Net worth More than £750m[1]
Website www.felixdennis.com

I hear poets complaining: 'We face what our forebears did not face. We face TV. We face radio. We face this and that.'
Felix Dennis
I write about whatever turns up. Every single day, I'm sitting down for three to five hours in the evenings wrestling away and producing far too much verse.
Felix Dennis
The problem with rich lists is... it is impossible to know what someone is worth until they have died and you have sold it.
Felix Dennis
Unless you are completely retired, earning money is the best form of wealth preservation.
Felix Dennis
The planet doesn't require saving, and actually hasn't asked Greenpeace to save it.
Felix Dennis
I only buy a computer when it's two years old, after the glitches have been worked out.
Felix Dennis
There are jobs, particularly database-oriented ones, for which computers are necessary, but for everyday office life, I question whether they have brought the productivity that their enormous cost, up to £10,000 per person, demands.
Felix Dennis
I should have liked to get married, but over many decades I have lived essentially alone. I go to sleep when I'm tired, get up when I wake up, have my food prepared when I'm hungry. I can't bear the thought that I'd have to coincide, make an effort.
Felix Dennis
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.
Felix Dennis
Good ideas are like Nike sports shoes. They may facilitate success for an athlete who possesses them, but on their own they are nothing but an overpriced pair of sneakers. Sports shoes don't win races. Athletes do.
Felix Dennis
I'm very proud of the fact that I'm one of Britain's biggest selling poets. That gives me a huge amount of pleasure.
Felix Dennis
The reason I don't carry a mobile phone is I don't want people to know where I am!
Felix Dennis
The vast majority of free verse is ghastly. Utterly ghastly. No one reads it. No one listens to it.
Felix Dennis
I've always noted with some awe the reading habits of the Australian public. Australians read more newspapers and magazines per head of population than almost any other country in the world.
Felix Dennis
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.
Felix Dennis
I couldn't care less what anyone's 'perception' of me is. I'm too long in the tooth to care.
Felix Dennis
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.
Felix Dennis
What is negotiation but the accumulation of small lies leading to advantage?
Felix Dennis
It's a long, slow sunset for ink-on-paper magazines, but sunsets can produce vast sums of money.
Felix Dennis
I have one talent, and that's figuring out what people want about two minutes before they know it themselves.
Felix Dennis
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