Ted Turner, fully Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III

Turner, fully Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III

American Businessman, Cable Television Pioneer, Captain and Winner of America’s Cup

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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.

Well, you can't make people give - that's not giving. They gotta want to give. It's very complicated, but the best way is to lead by example.

We've still got a lot of people alive and houses still standing, ... Hopefully global warming can still be mitigated, but we have got to take a lot of steps. We have to move fast. And we have to move now.

When you lose small businesses, you lose big ideas. People who own their own businesses are their own bosses. They are independent thinkers. They know they can't compete by imitating the big guys; they have to innovate. So they are less obsessed with earnings than they are with ideas.

Where's the upside in opening your mouth?

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

You have to question ... the president on a lot of decisions he's made. He might just think launching those weapons would be a good thing to do. ... He thought Iraq was.

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

This is America . We can do anything here.

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

Up-to-the minute news relevant to their interests in a concise format.

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.

We are going to survive together, or we are going to perish together.

We are very concerned about the nuclear arsenals of both India and Pakistan and we would love see the world without nuclear weapons at all.

We had a president of the United States who had been out of the country but once before he was elected. There's been a lot since.

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

I consider this movement part of the human rights movement, ... Everybody is entitled to an equal chance in life. ... I'm going to keep pressing so everyone has an equal chance in the world. There's still a lot of work to do, and we'll keep doing it.

I would say that anything that is indecent and violent in TV is a crime against humanity and they should shoot the head man responsible.

It's just hypocrisy in my opinion for us, with our 30,000 nuclear weapons, to tell other small countries -- some small countries, it's OK for others; I don't think we've ever said anything about Israel's nuclear weapons -- but I don't see how we can say anything about anybody when we've got so many ourselves.

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

The organization that has the most reach and the most influence and is doing the most good.

All the money is in the hands of these few rich people and none of them give any money away. It’s dangerous for them and the country. We may have another French Revolution and there’ll be another Madame Defarge knitting and watching them come in little oxcarts down to the town square and BOOM! Off with their heads!

I decided I wanted to be a success.

I’m very busy. Over the last three to four years, I’ve created another life for myself, and even if they had offered me the chairmanship of the company I probably wouldn’t have taken it. It would require all my time and I’d have to move to New York and I don’t want that. I’ve got this other stuff that I think is in many ways more important.

I've got a virtually limitless supply of bullshit.

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American Businessman, Cable Television Pioneer, Captain and Winner of America’s Cup