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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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.

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.

As I started getting rich, I started thinking, 'what the hell am I going to do with all this money?'... You have to learn to give.

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.

I'd rather go to hell. Heaven has got to be boring.

John Rocker's vitriolic, hate-filled rhetoric demands immediate action,

Religious leaders are supposed to be that and he seems like a decent-looking guy.

There is no greater legacy that we can leave our children and grandchildren than a peaceful and safer world.

Democracy and free enterprise are winning out all over the world, ... Things are really looking up.

I don't know what the deal is ... I told my caddie, 'Tomorrow, you line me up,'

I'd rather put myself in the Iraqis' hands than in some Americans', Add to Chapter...

Just because your ratings are bigger doesn’t mean you are better.

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