Ted Turner

United States
Born on 19 Nov 1938


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I didn't care what, how much adversity life threw at me. I intended to get to the top.
If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.

New York Times (1980)
I've got a virtually limitless supply of bullshit.

Interview, Playboy (1978)
So far I like it fine. Most entrepreneurs don't last very long in big companies. But I'm not normal.

New York Times (1996)
I've been learning how to give. It's something you have to keep working on, because people like money the way they do their homes and their dogs.

New York Times (1997)
it's not how much you earn, it's how much you owe.

Speech (1986)
I've always believed in cash flow rather than stated profits, because when you state profits you've got to pay 50% to the government.

Broadcasting (1987)
If you have an olive, you want an olive tree. You want a little more. You want the whole tree.

New York Times (1996)
You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.
The more good I do, the more money has come in. You have to learn to give. You're not born to give. You're born selfish.
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."