Ted Turner quotes

  • You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Motivational #Inspiration #Hard Work

  • To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you're truly wireless.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Happiness #Airplane #Phones

  • You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Inspirational #Inspiring #Goal

  • My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Jobs #Business #Son

  • I believe in pulling together to make the country better right rather than pulling, tearing it apart for partisan reasons. I think the country comes first.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Country #Believe #Thinking

  • Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Life #Games #Inspire

  • The mind is just another muscle.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Inspirational #Mind #Muscles

  • I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Father #Thinking #Environmental

  • The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much. There's really five companies that control 90 percent of what we read, see and hear. It's not healthy.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Media #People #Healthy

  • All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Motivational #Life Lesson #People

  • It's going to cost trillions of dollars to rework the energy sources all over the world. Were going to have to move away from fossil fuels.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Moving #Cost #Fuel

  • The whole idea of television news or any kind of news is to inform people about things they need to know about.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Ideas #People #News

  • The worst thing you can do if you want to start a fight is to use derogatory terminology.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Fighting #Want #Use

  • If you can get yourself where you're not afraid of dying, then you can move forward a lot faster.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Moving #Dying #Faster

  • There's nothing wrong with being fired.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Economy

  • The biggest thing I learned from losing? Winning's better.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Winning #Losing

  • The Iranians don't intimidate! They're like the Vietnamese and the Iraqis. You want to start a war with them? They'll still be fighting in fifty years!
    -- Ted Turner

    #War #Fighting #Years

  • Even if we didn't have greenhouse gases, were going to have to move away from fossil fuels, as we're going to run out. They're finite, whereas solar and wind are infinite.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Running #Moving #Wind

  • I made a lot of money. I earned a lot of money with CNN and satellite and cable television. And you can't really spend large sums of money, intelligently, on buying things. So I thought the best thing I could do was put some of that money back to work - making an investment in the future of humanity.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Cnn #Humanity #Television

  • I think we've already voted at the U.N., in the Security Council, to get rid of nuclear weapons. Let's get rid of them. Let's get rid of ours and then Iran will stop, I believe. And so everybody else will, because if everybody doesn't have them, then we're safe, at least safe from a nuclear attack.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Believe #Thinking #Iran

  • I'd like to say that right now, in the last few years, the Democrats have been closer - have been more pro-environment. The coal industry is pretty well entrenched in the Republican Party and that's one of the things that we need to phase out.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Party #Years #Needs

  • I'm a very good thinker, but I sometimes grab the wrong word. I say something I didn't think through adequately. I mean, I don't type my speeches, then sit up there and read them off the teleprompter, you know. I wing it.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Mean #Thinking #Wings

  • If the perpetrators of the World Trade Center plane crashes had a nuclear weapon, there's no doubt in my mind but that they would've detonated it in New York.
    -- Ted Turner

    #New York #Doubt #Mind

  • Newspapers are technologically obsolete. In the days of instant electronic communications, its crazy to have to print these newspapers at a central plant and deliver them by truck. They're the biggest problem with our solid-waste disposal. And the news you get is a day old. You can get it off the Internet instantaneously for a fraction of the cost.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Crazy #Communication #Cost

  • I'm hard of hearing. I miss a lot. It's really tough.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Missing #Hearing #Tough

  • I'm 68 and a half years old; I grew up with newspapers; I love newspapers; I love the news business. I started CNN; I'm a journalist and proud of it.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Years #Cnn #News

  • I wanted to better inform the world.
    -- Ted Turner

    #World #Wanted

  • Sports is like a war without the killing.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Sports #War #Killing

  • I didn't care what, how much adversity life threw at me. I intended to get to the top.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Adversity #Care

  • I mean, there's no point in sittin' around and cryin' about spilt milk. Gotta move on.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Moving #Mean #Milk

  • I don't watch entertainment. I haven't watched in years. I want to see serious news.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Years #Want #Entertainment

  • I haven't been in a store to buy anything for five years.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Years #Stores

  • I know what I'm having 'em put on my tombstone: 'I have nothing more to say'.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Happiness #Tombstone #Ems

  • I love CNN. I love the Cartoon Network. I mean, I thought these things up.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Mean #Cnn #Cartoon

  • Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth - it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Business #Tragedy #Machines

  • Just because your ratings are bigger doesn't mean you're better.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Mean #Economy #Bigger

  • The United States has got some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that we know that.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Work #People #World

  • I regret that I wasn't more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Regret #Successful #I Regret

  • Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous man in the world.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Men #World #Economy

  • I like Obama. I don't know who could do a better job. He's got an incredibly tough situation, and a good heart and mind. I'd like to see him rally support a little better.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Jobs #Heart #Support

  • I've never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn't have the right attitude, didn't give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it; wasn't prepared and didn't have the whole program worked out.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Running #Attitude #Winning

  • I didn't get here for my acting... but I love show business.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Business #Acting #Economy

  • I've had the good fortune to have a much more diverse life than most people would, professional sports and television and news and movies.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Sports #People #News

  • If the Russian nuclear arsenal was fired at the United States and other targets, and we fired back at them with thousands of nuclear weapons, it would be the end of life on earth.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Would Be #Nuclear #Target

  • When I started 'CNN,' I made the decision to stay out of endorsing candidates, and let the doers make up their own minds about politics, that it wasn't going to come from me.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Cnn #Decision #Mind

  • We have to do more than keep media giants from growing larger; they're already too big. We need a new set of rules that will break these huge companies to pieces.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Media #Giants #Needs

  • When I was a publisher of CNN, I took responsibility for the actions of the network.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Responsibility #Cnn #Action

  • War has been good to me from a financial standpoint but I don't want to make money that way. I don't want blood money.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Money #War #Blood

  • Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.
    -- Ted Turner

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Suicide

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