" You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. "
Ted Turner
Ted Turner
Founder of CNN & Media Proprietor

Quotes on News & Want:

The whole idea of television news or any kind of news is to inform people about things they need to know about.
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.
I’d like to say that right now, in the last few years, the Democrats have been closer – have been more pro-environment. The coal industry is pretty well entrenched in the Republican Party and that’s one of the things that we need to phase out.
The next most dangerous thing [after nuclear proliferation] is probably… global warming, and then, right behind that are overpopulation — we need to get serious about family planning-and trying to alleviate poverty, to get clean, renewable energy, probably with solar panels to the billion and a half people in the world who don’t have access to electricity.
There’s an awful lot of superfluous news, the pervert of the day and someone that shot seven people at a fraternity party. Who needs it all?
The worst thing you can do if you want to start a fight is to use derogatory terminology.
I don’t watch entertainment. I haven’t watched in years. I want to see serious news.
I’m sure God, wherever he is, wants to see us get along with one another and love one another.
The world and life have been mighty good to me. And I want to put something back.
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.
I thought, between sports and news and television and friendship, that you could end the Cold War and, by God, we did.

“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise”

Quotes on People & Society:

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.
The United States has got some of the dumbest people in the world. I want you to know that we know that.
The reason that the World Trade Center got hit is because there are a lot of people living in abject poverty out there who don’t have any hope for a better life.
All my life people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.
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.
Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals.
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
I just love it when people say I can’t do it, there’s nothing that makes me feel better because all my life, people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.
If you treat people with dignity, respect and friendliness, you can turn enemies into friends. An enemy is nothing but a friend in disguise.
We’re too many people; that’s why we have global warming…on a voluntary basis, everybody in the world’s got to pledge to themselves that one child is it.
I see what keeps people young: work!
The happiest people are those who are contributing to society.



Ted Turner is an American entrepreneur, television producer, media proprietor and philanthropist. He is best known as the founder of Cable News Network (CNN), the first 24-hour cable news channel. He also founded, TBS (originally WTBS), a superstation of cable television.

Turner’s 1981 biography ‘Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way’ by Christian Williams chronicles the founding of CNN. In 2008, Turner wrote his autobiography ‘Call Me Ted‘ which documents his career and personal life.

In 1991, Turner was named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. The same year, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. He is also a two time Emmy winner.