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If I had any humility I would be perfect.
– 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.
Sports is like a war without the killing.
I didn’t get here for my acting… but I love show business.
I have both sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation, which are both debilitating conditions.
Even when I started in 1970, I knew that television was having a negative effect on our society.
I love CNN. I love the Cartoon Network. I mean, I thought these things up.
There’s nothing wrong with being fired.
Men should be disqualified for public office. Women should run the planet. They’re better than us.
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.
I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
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.
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.
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.
I think George Bush is the most dangerous man in the world.
I didn’t care what, how much adversity life threw at me. I intended to get to the top.
Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.
When our time’s up, it’s up. All the money in the world won’t buy you one more day.
My son is now an ‘entrepreneur.’ That’s what you’re called when you don’t have a job.
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.
Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous man in the world.
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 worst thing you can do if you want to start a fight is to use derogatory terminology.
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.
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.
I see what keeps people young: work!
The mind is just another muscle.
I regret that I wasn’t more successful with my marriages, but it is what it is.
The U.N. had such lofty goals to eliminate poverty and stop war and cure diseases and help refugees – things that no one country could do.
If you can get yourself where you’re not afraid of dying, then you can move forward a lot faster.