Alan Sugar Quotes

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Among some of the youngsters, I think reality TV has installed that culture into them and inspired a few of them into wanting to be 'TV celebrities.'
— Alan Sugar

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I am tired of hustling.

Alan Sugar

I believe employment regulations for women, whereby the prospective employer is not able to inquire about the interviewee's status regarding children, childcare, or indeed their intention of becoming a parent, are counterproductive.

Alan Sugar

I came from a socially deprived background when I was 15, 16 years old, but one thing I knew was one - you don't abuse a policeman, and two - you don't steal things.

Alan Sugar

I did not come into football to make money. I had already made millions.

Alan Sugar

I don't like paying 50 per cent of tax.

Alan Sugar

I don't like this young crudeness now which is supposed to be comedy on Friday nights.

Alan Sugar

I don't make enemies, it's just I'm not afraid to speak my mind, which can sometimes mean people don't like what I am saying.

Alan Sugar

I get angry when people bring derisory actions against me.

Alan Sugar

I have always been an honest trader. I come from a school of traders where there was honour in the deal. No contracts, just a handshake and that's it, done. That's the way I prefer to do business but it's not always possible these days, sadly.

Alan Sugar

I have no patience at all.

Alan Sugar

I have principles and I am not going to be forced to compromise them.

Alan Sugar

I like things in their proper places.

Alan Sugar

I like to be a very fair person.

Alan Sugar

I like to keep fit.

Alan Sugar

I never experienced any feelings of closeness and caring from my parents.

Alan Sugar

I'm a commercial person, not an academic.

Alan Sugar

I'm not that hands-on as a grandfather.

Alan Sugar

I've just got an exceptional memory, if I say so myself.

Alan Sugar

If you lock me in the room with a piano teacher for a year I might be able to knock out a rendition of 'Roll Out The Barrel,' but will I ever be a concert pianist? No.

Alan Sugar

In America, everybody thinks they're an entrepreneur. That's the problem. It's not a title that anybody should call oneself.

Alan Sugar

It is torment to be segregated out because of some bit of clothing that you're wearing.

Alan Sugar

It will take a brave person to cull the benefits system and analyse who deserves and who doesn't.

Alan Sugar

Look, I'm a member of the House of Lords and I'm the first to admit that I don't understand how one gets new laws through.

Alan Sugar

Money is all right but once you have it you learn it's not the be all and end all.

Alan Sugar

My main regret about my years in football was keeping my mouth shut like a little mouse, not daring to speak out because I was told you left the managers to get on with the job and that the chairman must never interfere with the manager's decisions or the performance of his team.

Alan Sugar

My mother was a housewife. My father was a garment worker.

Alan Sugar

Nobody can honestly say that they never lie.

Alan Sugar

Not everybody needs to go to university; they can get out and start working straight away.

Alan Sugar

Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else.

Alan Sugar

The entrepreneurial instinct is in you. You can't learn it, you can't buy it, you can't put it in a bottle. It's just there and it comes out.

Alan Sugar

The only people whose opinions I worry about are my wife, my children, and my employees.

Alan Sugar

There is a lot of luck in football. Following England is like following Wycombe Wanders or Leyton Orient. You hope for the best and hope you are lucky.

Alan Sugar

There's too much of a culture that exists out there, what I call an expectancy culture, of things being provided.

Alan Sugar

Well, it's not hard to be number one entertaining Jew. Some of them are quite bleeding bloody miserable, really.

Alan Sugar

When I was a kid, a policeman was someone you looked up to and respected.

Alan Sugar

Why work when you can fill out a few forms and get paid for doing nothing?

Alan Sugar

You can't stop people printing what they want to print.

Alan Sugar

You've got to admire Sir Richard Branson. He is a completely different style of businessman to me, but you have got to admire what he has achieved.

Alan Sugar

Youngsters have got to stop thinking about becoming the next Zuckerberg. It's a trillion-to-one chance. What they need is mater and pater to say, 'Get a job, son.'

Alan Sugar

Among some of the youngsters, I think reality TV has installed that culture into them and inspired a few of them into wanting to be 'TV celebrities.'

Alan Sugar