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Ted Turner
November 19, 1938 -
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

I didn't get here for my acting... but I love show business.


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.


Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.


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


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.


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


There's nothing wrong with being fired.


The United States has got some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that we know that.


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.


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.


Sports is like a war without the killing.

    Topics: Sports

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


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


If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.


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.


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


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


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


The mind is just another muscle.


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.


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