70 Ted Turner Quotes on Success to Inspire and Motivate You

Ted Turner a famous American media mogul philanthropist and environmentalist revolutionized the news industry by founding CNN the world’s first 24-hour news network in 1980.

Inheriting his father’s billboard business Turner Advertising in 1963, he expanded it into the Turner Broadcasting System which encompassed CNN, TNT, TBS and the sports franchises Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks.

Ted Turner

In 1996 Turner sold his empire to Time Warner subsequently serving as its vice-chairman. Turner owns roughly 2 million acres of land and 45000 bison.

His philanthropic endeavors channeled through the Turner Foundation Inc. include over $1 billion in donations to various causes such as the United Nations Foundation and the Nuclear Threat Initiative.

He co-created “Captain Planet” and authored his autobiography “Call Me Ted” in 2008.

Here is a greatest collection of quotes by Ted Turner.

Best Ted Turner Quotes

Best Ted Turner Quotes

The mind is just another muscle. ~ Ted Turner.

I wanted to better inform the world. ~ Ted Turner.

Do something. Either lead, follow or get out of the way. ~ Ted Turner.

The happiest people are those who are contributing to society. ~ 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.

My son is now an ‘entrepreneur.’ That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job. ~ Ted Turner.

Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous man in the world. ~ 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.

To succeed you have to be innovative. ~ Ted Turner.

I was gonna go broke if I didn’t get things turned around real fast. ~ 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.

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.

Top Ted Turner Quotes

There’s nothing wrong with being fired. ~ Ted Turner.


I see what keeps people young: work! ~ Ted Turner.

I don’t watch entertainment. I haven’t watched in years. I want to see serious news. ~ Ted Turner.

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

If you treat people with dignity, respect and friendliness, you can turn enemies into friends. An enemy is nothing but a friend in disguise. ~ 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.

I think George Bush is the most dangerous man in the world. ~ 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.

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

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.

Famous Ted Turner Quotes

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.

I fantasize about everything; being a fireman, an Indian chief, climbing mountains. Anything is possible. ~ Ted Turner.

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

Never set goals you can reach in your lifetime. ~ Ted Turner.

Basically we are chimpanzees with about two percent more intelligence and a little less hair. ~ 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.

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.

Life is a game. Money is how we keep score. ~ Ted Turner. If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect. ~ Ted Turner.

I have both sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation, which are both debilitating conditions. ~ 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.

I regret that I wasn’t more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is. ~ Ted Turner.

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.

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.

If you panic that’s a good way to lose. You have to stay in control. ~ Ted Turner.

Popular Ted Turner Quotes

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

When our time’s up, it’s up. All the money in the world won’t buy you one more day. ~ 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 lost 80 percent of my wealth and then gave away over half of the rest. So I’m a man of modest means now. But if you budget carefully and watch your expenditures, you can get by on a couple billion dollars. ~ Ted Turner.


I didn’t get here for my acting… but I love show business. ~ Ted Turner.

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

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

I love CNN. I love the Cartoon Network. I mean, I thought these things up. ~ 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 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.

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.

I’m hard of hearing. I miss a lot. It’s really tough. ~ Ted Turner.

Inspiring Ted Turner Quotes

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement. ~ 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.

I haven’t been in a store to buy anything for five years. ~ 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.

All my life people have said that I wasn’t going to make it. ~ Ted Turner.

Even when I started in 1970, I knew that television was having a negative effect on our society. ~ Ted Turner.

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

If I had any humility I would be perfect. ~ Ted Turner.

If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. ~ 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.

I travel a lot. I’m on the move. ~ Ted Turner.

Sports is like a war without the killing. ~ Ted Turner.

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

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 biggest thing I learned from losing? Winning’s better. ~ 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 you can get yourself where you’re not afraid of dying, then you can move forward a lot faster. ~ Ted Turner.

Man should be judged by the deeds done to help his fellow man. ~ Ted Turner.

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