Ted Turner

44+ Quotes from The "Captain Outrageous" Ted Turner

Robert Edward Turner III is an American entrepreneur, television producer, media proprietor, and philanthropist. Turner's penchant for controversial statements earned him the nicknames "The Mouth of the South" and "Captain Outrageous". He is known as the founder of the Cable News Network (CNN), the first 24-hour cable news channel.

Turner was born on November 19, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Florence (née Rooney) and Robert Edward Turner II. He attended Brown University and was vice-president of the Brown Debating Union and captain of the sailing team. In 1991 he was named Time magazine's Man of the Year.

In 2004, Turner received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a two-time (2004, 2015) Emmy Award winner. In 2010, Turner joined Warren Buffett's and Bill Gates's The Giving Pledge, vowing to donate the majority of his fortune to the charity upon his death.

Ted Turner has revolutionized news reporting and has a huge contribution to creating a true "Global Village,". This is a collection of Ted Turner quotes on money, success, and life.

The biggest thing I learned from losing? Winning's better. 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 like snakes. I like hummingbirds. There's nothing on earth I don't like. Frogs. Salamanders. The bunnies, the giraffes, the hippopotamuses. Ted Turner
There's really five companies who control 90% of what we read, see, and hear. Ted Turner
The mind is just another muscle. Ted Turner
The happiest people are those who are contributing to society. 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
If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. Ted Turner
Life is a game. Money is how we keep score. Ted Turner
There's nothing wrong with being fired. Ted Turner
I travel a lot. I'm on the move. Ted Turner
If you can get yourself where you're not afraid of dying, then you can move forward a lot faster. Ted Turner
You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for. Ted Turner
If you panic that's a good way to lose. You have to stay in control. Ted Turner
When I was a publisher of CNN, I took responsibility for the actions of the network. Ted Turner
All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it. 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
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
Basically we are chimpanzees with about two percent more intelligence and a little less hair. Ted Turner
I'm hard of hearing. I miss a lot. It's really tough. Ted Turner
Do something. Either lead, follow or get out of the way. Ted Turner
I've always tried to do the smartest and best thing. 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
To succeed you have to be innovative. Ted Turner
The worst sin, the ultimate sin for me, in anything, is to be bored. Ted Turner
Struggling hard to achieve something is the most fun I get. Ted Turner
I see what keeps people young: work! Ted Turner
I love CNN. I love the Cartoon Network. I mean, I thought these things up. Ted Turner
I like something with 'vice' in it. Ted Turner
It's been a long time since anybody caught me saying something stupid. Ted Turner
I wanted to better inform the world. 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
I'd rather be smart and poor than rich and dumb. Ted Turner
The chance for mistakes is about equal to the number of crew squared. Ted Turner
Sports is like a war without the killing. Ted Turner
It was okay for people to write negative things about me just as long as they spelled my name right. Ted Turner
If you think you're a second-class citizen, you are. Ted Turner
I was gonna go broke if I didn't get things turned around real fast. Ted Turner
I’m just a socialist at heart. Ted Turner
What the Bible says is really true-it’s better to give than to receive. Ted Turner
You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. Ted Turner
My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job. 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 sure God, wherever he is, wants to see us get along with one another and love one another. Ted Turner
There is no greater legacy that we can leave our children and grandchildren than a peaceful and safer world. Ted Turner
I’m a human being, just like everybody else. I’m up some days and down others. Some days, I just refuse comment. If I’m feeling a little down, I won’t say anything. But if I’m really up, I’ll let it all hang out. I do have a slight propensity to put my foot in my mouth. Ted Turner
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