You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

— Ted Turner

The most powerful Ted Turner quotes that will inspire your inner self

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.


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.


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.


A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.


About Ted Turner

Quotes 141 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Businessman
Birthday October 16

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.


If there is a God, he is not doing a good job of protecting the earth. He's kind of checked out.


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.


I like snakes. I like hummingbirds. There's nothing on earth I don't like. Frogs. Salamanders. The bunnies, the giraffes, the hippopotamuses.


The United States has got some of the dumbest people in the world.

I want you to know that we know that.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


The chance for mistakes is about equal to the number of crew squared.


It was a struggle financing CNN, but I did it without ever asking the government for a nickel.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous man in the world.


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.


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.


When our time's up, it's up. All the money in the world won't buy you one more day.


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.


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.


What the Bible says is really true-it's better to give than to receive.


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.


The happiest people are those who are contributing to society.


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!


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.


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


If you never quit, you're never beaten.


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.


Men should be disqualified for public office. Women should run the planet. They're better than us.

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