"When I started 'CNN,' I made the decision to stay out of endorsing candidates, and let the doers make up their own minds about politics, that it wasn't going to come from me."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Ted Turner on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Ted Turner on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Ted Turner on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Ted Turner on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Ted Turner on Joseph Stalin
"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."
"My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're called when you don't have a job."
"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."
"I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement."
"Life is a game. Money is how we keep score."