110+ Ted Turner Quotes (Visionary, Innovative And Philanthropic)
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- You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
- 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.
- There's nothing wrong with being fired.
- If you treat people with dignity, respect and friendliness, you can turn enemies into friends. An enemy is nothing but a friend in disguise.
- You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.
- Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.
- To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you're truly wireless.
- My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job.
- 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.
- Do something. Either lead, follow or get out of the way.
Ted Turner Image Quotes
There's nothing wrong with being fired. — Ted Turner
Ted Turner Short Quotes
- A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.
- If there is a God, he is not doing a good job of protecting the earth. He's kind of checked out.
- Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
- I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Every man sees a little of himself in Rhett Butler.
- I know what I'm having 'em put on my tombstone: 'I have nothing more to say'.
- The worst thing you can do if you want to start a fight is to use derogatory terminology.
- Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous man in the world.
- When our time's up, it's up. All the money in the world won't buy you one more day.
- It was a struggle financing CNN, but I did it without ever asking the government for a nickel.
Ted Turner Famous Quotes And Sayings
There's nothing wrong with being fired. — Ted Turner
Once you decide to do something, and you're pretty sure you're right, then you gotta go ahead and do it. Because if you piddle around, somebody else will beat you to it. — Ted Turner
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
I like snakes. I like hummingbirds. There's nothing on earth I don't like. Frogs. Salamanders. The bunnies, the giraffes, the hippopotamuses. — Ted Turner
We won't be signing off until the world ends. We'll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event . . . we'll play 'Nearer, My God, to Thee' before we sign off. — Ted Turner
We're too many people; that's why we have global warming...on a voluntary basis, everybody in the world's got to pledge to themselves that one child is it. — Ted Turner
The United States has got some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that we know that. — Ted Turner
The whole idea of television news or any kind of news is to inform people about things they need to know about. — Ted Turner
Once again, victims of disaster have turned to the UN and the international community in their time of need, .. The world needs the UN's leadership in these times, and the UN needs the world's support. We are communicating with the UN and its agencies to learn where UN Foundation funds may be of greatest assistance to the UN's relief efforts. — Ted Turner
I just love it when people say I can't do it, there's nothing that makes me feel better because all my life, people have said that I wasn't going to make it. — Ted Turner
Every action or inaction has an impact-good or bad-upon our surroundings, and anything we do today will have an impact on the lives of our grandchildren. — Ted Turner
Life is like a B-movie. You don't want to leave in the middle of it but you don't want to see it again. — Ted Turner
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
We'll be eight degrees hotter in ten -- not ten, but thirty or forty years, and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals. — Ted Turner
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
Music has a great power for bringing people together. With so many forces in this world acting to drive wedges between people, it's important to preserve those things that help us experience our common humanity. — Ted Turner
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
The chance for mistakes is about equal to the number of crew squared. — Ted Turner
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
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
If I had to predict, the way things are going, I'd say the chances are about 50-50 that humanity will be extinct or nearly extinct within 50 years. Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me. — Ted Turner
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
What the Bible says is really true-it's better to give than to receive. — Ted Turner
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
Jesus Christ would have been considered just another long-haired hippie freak if he hadn't been crucified. The folks weren't impressed with healing the sick, feeding the multitudes bread and fish or anything else, except maybe the walking on water. But when he got crucified, that gave him his big start. — Ted Turner
The happiest people are those who are contributing to society. — Ted Turner
Hell, we spent $200 Billion to get a scared guy who needed a shave out of a fox-hole! And he may even die of prostate cancer before we even get a chance to try him, dammit! — Ted Turner
If you never quit, you're never beaten. — Ted Turner
The sad thing about destroying the environment is that we're going to take the rest of life with us. The bluebirds will be gone, and the elephants will be gone, and the tigers will be gone, and the pandas will be gone. — Ted Turner
All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it. — Ted Turner
I don't measure success in numbers, but I consider my contributions of more than $1.3 billion to various causes over the years to be one of my proudest accomplishments and the best investment I've ever made. Those dollars have improved lives, saved species, fought disease, educated children, inspired change, challenged ideas and opened minds; at the time of my death, virtually all of my wealth will have gone to charity. — Ted Turner
I'm no genius. I'm not at all; I just happen to look five or 10 years ahead and think things through. — Ted Turner
The world and life have been mighty good to me. And I want to put something back. — Ted Turner
We must go through a natural revolution if we are to survive on earth. We need to change people's perceptions. If there's no environment, there's no human race. We are in a state of global denial. — Ted Turner
I love this planet I want to see the environment preserved and I want to see the human race preserved. And I'd like to see everybody living decently in a more equitable, kind-hearted, thoughtful, generous world. — Ted Turner
Be sure to set your goals so high that you can't possibly accomplish them in one lifetime. That way you'll always have something ahead of you. I made the mistake of setting my goals too low, and now I'm having a hard time coming up with new ones. — Ted Turner
I thought, between sports and news and television and friendship, that you could end the Cold War and, by God, we did. — Ted Turner
I'm just a socialist at heart. — Ted Turner
Even when I started in 1970, I knew that television was having a negative effect on our society. — Ted Turner
Exposure to defeat is a very important thing. Anyone who doesn't look to get beaten is doing a disservice to himself. — Ted Turner
If people get all the sex they can handle, they're so happy and content they just sit around and smile. I mean, you never feel aggressive just after you've gotten laid, right? Lots of sex for everybody, that's a solution to the world's problems. — Ted Turner
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
If you panic that's a good way to lose. You have to stay in control. — Ted Turner
Christians are losers. — Ted Turner
The U.N. had such lofty goals to eliminate poverty and stop war and cure diseases and help refugees - things that no one country could do. — Ted Turner
Man should be judged by the deeds done to help his fellow man. — Ted Turner
There's a fine line between being colorful and being an asshole, and I hope I'm still just colorful. — Ted Turner
Where's the upside in opening your mouth? — Ted Turner
Women? I love women. Life would have been virtually zero without them. Journalism? I really feel like I am a journalist... And courage? I had a boat named Courageous. — Ted Turner
Many times through the ages, like as not the chance appears, but because of indecision, man's fond hopes are drowned in tears. — Ted Turner
The mind is just another muscle. — Ted Turner
I've always tried to do the smartest and best thing. — Ted Turner
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
If you can get yourself where you're not afraid of dying, then you can move forward a lot faster. — Ted Turner
I was gonna go broke if I didn't get things turned around real fast. — Ted Turner
I regret that I wasn't more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is. — Ted Turner
If you had the most prestige and you were the network that everybody turned to in times of a crisis, that that was the most important position, in the news business, to hold. — Ted Turner
There is no greater legacy that we can leave our children and grandchildren than a peaceful and safer world. — Ted Turner
Struggling hard to achieve something is the most fun I get. — Ted Turner
The Palestinians are fighting with human suicide bombers, that's all they have. The Israelis... they've got one of the most powerful military machines in the world. The Palestinians have nothing. So who are the terrorists? I would make a case that both sides are involved in terrorism. — Ted Turner
Sports is like a war without the killing. — Ted Turner
When I got my statement in January, I was worth $2.2 billion. Then I got another statement in August that said I was worth $3.2 billion. So I figure it's only nine months' earnings, who cares? — Ted Turner
I travel a lot. I'm on the move. — Ted Turner
The next most dangerous thing [after nuclear proliferation] is probably... global warming, and then, right behind that are overpopulation -- we need to get serious about family planning-and trying to alleviate poverty, to get clean, renewable energy, probably with solar panels to the billion and a half people in the world who don't have access to electricity. — Ted Turner
Christianity is a religion for losers. — Ted Turner
I'm hard of hearing. I miss a lot. It's really tough. — Ted Turner
I mean, there's no point in sittin' around and cryin' about spilt milk. Gotta move on. — Ted Turner
I've got a virtually limitless supply of bullshit. — Ted Turner
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
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
The word impossible does not exist for me. I've got a lot of signal flags in my flag bag, but there is not a white one in there. I am going to keep fighting until the day I die - and might keep on fighting afterward ... depends on where I am. — Ted Turner
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
I'm sure God, wherever he is, wants to see us get along with one another and love one another. — Ted Turner
If you think you're a second-class citizen, you are. — Ted Turner
I had more energy at 50. On the other hand, at 75, I've probably got a little more wisdom and good judgment than I had at 50 because I've got more experience. But I haven't really changed. I'm still driven by the same philosophy. — Ted Turner
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
I believe in a reasonable amount of "right to bear arms". But private citizens of the United States are not allowed to own nuclear weapons. I always wanted a nuclear weapon, if I could have gotten one. I'm every other kind of power, but I'm not a nuclear power. — Ted Turner
I see what keeps people young: work! — Ted Turner
The more good I do, the more money has come in. You have to learn to give. You're not born to give. You're born selfish. — Ted Turner
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
CNN anchor Gwen Scott claimed it is common knowledge that Turner sits in his office and smokes marijuana. — Ted Turner
I like something with 'vice' in it. — Ted Turner
There's really five companies who control 90% of what we read, see, and hear. — Ted Turner
The reason that the World Trade Center got hit is because there are a lot of people living in abject poverty out there who don't have any hope for a better life. — Ted Turner
I see the whole field of environmentalis m and population as nothing more than the survival of the human species. I have wanted to have some bumper sticker made up saying 'Save the Humans'. At the bottom of it all, we are trying to save ourselves. — Ted Turner
I didn't get here for my acting... but I love show business. — Ted Turner
Nuclear war would really set back cable. — Ted Turner
There are too many people, that's why we have global warming. We have global warming because too many people are using too much stuff. — Ted Turner
It's been a long time since anybody caught me saying something stupid. — Ted Turner
Basically we are chimpanzees with about two percent more intelligence and a little less hair. — Ted Turner
The biggest thing I learned from losing? Winning's better. — Ted Turner
Life Lessons by Ted Turner
- Ted Turner's success as an entrepreneur and businessman can teach us the importance of taking risks and having the courage to pursue our dreams.
- He also teaches us the value of hard work and dedication; he worked hard to build his empire and never gave up despite the many challenges he faced.
- Finally, Ted Turner's philanthropic work serves as an example of the importance of giving back and making a positive impact on the world.
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