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Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed.
by Joseph Barbera

Ted Turner sailed into the meeting, and I mean sailed.
He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat,
in the process of winning the race.
- Joseph Barbera

That's what keeps me going: dreaming,
inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.
- Joseph Barbera

One of the most attractive things about writing your
autobiography is that you're not dead.
- Joseph Barbera

Friends don't necessarily made good business or creative partners.
- Joseph Barbera

 

High-level, big-deal publicity has a way of getting old for me,
but what never fails to thrill me is when I make personal appearances.
- Joseph Barbera

Except for me, no one in my family could draw.
- Joseph Barbera

While I have never been a regular churchgoer,
I'm anything but immune to the power and the majesty
of the religious experience.
- Joseph Barbera

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Not once in six years did I make it to the office by 9 on the dot.
- Joseph Barbera

I have spent a lot of years on the outside looking in.
- Joseph Barbera

Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television,
but we both got our start and built the first phase
of our partnership in the movies.
- Joseph Barbera

Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist,
we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.
- Joseph Barbera

What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release
and relief provided by laughter.
- Joseph Barbera

You keep pitching.
Most of the pitches run wild.
A few are caught.
- Joseph Barbera

Creating fantasy is a very personal thing,
but you can't take the process too personally.
- Joseph Barbera

I learned long ago to accept the fact that not everything
I create will see the light of day.
- Joseph Barbera

Parents look at me like I'm somebody pretty important,
and say, We were raised on your characters,
and now we're enjoying them all over again with our children.
- Joseph Barbera

I first pitched the idea of doing a series of cartoons based on Bible stories.
They didn't much like it.
- Joseph Barbera

Publicity gets more than a little tiring.
You want it, you need it, you crave it,
and you're scared as hell when it stops.
- Joseph Barbera

When animators weren't sleeping, they were drinking.
- Joseph Barbera

After I had done a handful of cartoons I was satisfied with,
I started submitting them to the magazines.
- Joseph Barbera

I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital.
To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a
Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals.
- Joseph Barbera

My marriage had been impulsive.
That marriage should have been short-lived instead
of the 23 years it spanned.
- Joseph Barbera

Making cartoons means very hard work at every step of the way,
but creating a successful cartoon character is the hardest work of all.
- Joseph Barbera

I was 82 years old before Who's Who thought I was enough
of a big shot to do a piece on me.
- Joseph Barbera

My biggest kick comes from the individual fans I run into.
Middle-aged men ask me when we're going to do more Johnny Quest cartoons.
- Joseph Barbera

I hope we don't get to the point where we have to have
the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving.
- Joseph Barbera

Los Angeles was an impression of failure,
of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives.
This is California? I thought.
- Joseph Barbera

I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid,
but being by myself never bothered me.
- Joseph Barbera

I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat,
and that was Tony Randall.
- Joseph Barbera

There is no law that says a man who earned a hundred
million dollars in his first half-dozen years on the
job has to be a decent human being,
but Mike Eisner is that and more.
- Joseph Barbera

My last days at MGM were like the fall of the Roman Empire in fast motion.
- Joseph Barbera

Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules,
I came back year after year.
- Joseph Barbera

I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have
a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons.
- Joseph Barbera

I hate fishing, and I can't imagine why anyone would
want to hike when you can get in the car and drive.
- Joseph Barbera

Among the great glories of the MGM lot were the vast
outdoor sets that had been constructed over the years.
- Joseph Barbera

In those days, boxing was very glamorous and romantic.
You listened to fights on the radio,
and a good announcer made it seem like a contest between gladiators.
- Joseph Barbera

I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family.
- Joseph Barbera

What about Mickey Mouse? Disney tried very hard to make him a star.
But Mickey Mouse is more of a symbol than a real character.
- Joseph Barbera

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

You can never quit.
Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
- Ted Turner

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man
can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
- Ted Williams

Ted Kennedy is the only person alive who might know
more than we do about Chappaquiddick,
and he may not.
- Adam Clymer

My idea of fast food is a mallard.
- Ted Nugent

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.
- Ted Turner

In those days, the late 1970s, one of the leading politicians
was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger,
named Ted Kennedy.
- Michael Kinsley

Ted Williams was the greatest hitter I ever saw,
but DiMaggio was the greatest all around player.
- Bob Feller

When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief
congressional correspondent in 1991,
I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons.
- Adam Clymer

Vegetarians are cool.
All I eat are vegetarians - except for the occasional mountain lion steak.
- Ted Nugent

CNN is one of the participants in the war.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Ted needs someone to be there 100% of the time.
He thinks that's love.
It's not love - it's babysitting.
- Jane Fonda

The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do.
The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
- Ted Nelson

The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out
of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called
me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow.
- Ray Liotta

Many of the Central Asians know Russian,
and Ted Levin speaks it fluently.
I speak Chinese, but Mongolian is completely different,
so we had to have translators.
- Yo-Yo Ma

A man has to have goals - for a day,
for a lifetime -
and that was mine,
to have people say, 'There goes Ted Williams,
the greatest hitter who ever lived.'
- Ted Williams

If Ted Williams just tip his cap once he could be elected
Mayor of Boston in five minutes.
- Eddie Collins

It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter
getting all the glory and this poor guy doing all the work.
Murray worried so much he worried his hair off!
- Gavin MacLeod

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

I seek a deeper truth, but I don't think I have to
go to a building designated for worship to find it.
- Ted Lange

Well, I am a lot like my dad, and the character of Ted is based on my dad.
- Max Cannon

I wish there was a painter who could paint as well
as Ted Williams could hit.
- Jack Levine

We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution,
because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
- Christiane Amanpour

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

The way those clubs shift against Ted Williams,
I can't understand how he can be so stupid not to accept
the challenge to him and hit to left field.
- Ty Cobb

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer

I was with Ted Turner when he came to see Kofi Annan -
the Secretary-General of the UN -
to announce his decision to put $1 billion to the service
of UN projects and programs.
- Maurice Strong

The first two Prime Ministers whom I served,
Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher drew strikingly different
lessons from the Second World War.
- Douglas Hurd

No, Queer Eye has a book coming out before mine,
in the Spring of 2004, in which each of us has a section
and we do a brief overview of our subject area.
- Ted Allen

So, I was always frustrated having to write and having to cut things.
Why should you have to cut anything?
- Ted Nelson

There are ogres and black beasts out there;
you have to be constantly on guard.
- Ted Knight


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