Words matter. These are the best Turner Quotes from famous people such as J. Courtney Sullivan, Rita Ora, Jeff Zucker, George A. Romero, Grace Potter, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Deep down, I have always been 72 years old. In college, my friends used to make fun of me because I would sometimes skip a Friday night party to stay in my dorm room watching Turner Classic Movies.
Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe – they were myths of greatness.
It’s one of the things I respect about Time Warner and Turner: their understanding of CNN’s independence.
I’m a Turner Classic Movies guy. That’s it. I’d much rather sit here and watch an oldie than anything new.
What I’m wearing changes everything about how the show goes. If I’m wearing blue jeans and flannel, it’s going to be a country show, and I’m going to get my twang on. But if I’m wearing a flapper dress, fringe or sequins, I’m rocking out, Tina Turner style.
I started taking acting classes when I was 14. That’s when I knew I wanted to try it professionally. Before that, I watched movies, always, but I didn’t think it was a real job. I watched Turner Classic Movies with my parents. I’ve always loved the old classics.
I usually listen to various kind of singers. Curtis Mayfield was my favorite. James Brown, Tina Turner, queen of soul, I started to get that musical essence from that time before I even do my first song.
I remember being young in the backseat when my grandma would take me to school, and I would be literally singing and belting out Tina Turner at 3 years old.
I love Tina Turner.
Trai Turner does some things that really turn your head.
People could live very happily without the Turner Prize, but they could not live without real communication and emotion.
Civil rights leaders, including my husband and Albert Turner, have fought long and hard to achieve free and unfettered access to the ballot box. Mr. Sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens in the district he now seeks to serve as a federal judge.
I look forward to continuing my work on the sidelines for Turner Sports.
Today, one year after their divorce, Pamela and Tommy Lee announced they’re getting back together. You know what that means? There’s still hope for Ike and Tina Turner.
One of the advantages and disadvantages of WCW had to deal with was being a member of Turner Broadcasting.
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.
Movies for adults sucked in the 1980s, and music for adults sucked even worse; whether we’re talking about Kathleen Turner flicks or Sting albums, the decade’s non-teen culture has no staying power at all.
I’m just not the glamour type. Glamour girls are born, not made. And the real ones can be glamorous even if they don’t wear magnificent clothes. I’ll bet Lana Turner would look glamorous in anything.
Being a big Braves fan, Turner Field would be cool to play a show at.
My parents were always doubtful about my making a living as an artist. Even when I was up for the Turner Prize, my mum suggested I apply for a curator’s job.
Eric Turner, may he rest in peace. When I first got in the league he was just a friend to me.
As a child, the person I admired most in the world was Lana Turner! She seemed the epitome of glamour, and her glitzy surroundings so enviable, the opposite of my mother’s extremely banal taste.
Captain William Thomas Turner, hero; villain, Schwieger. As I started doing research into him and into the submarine and so forth, I found that I was growing increasingly sympathetic to him. He’s a young guy, 30, handsome, well-liked by his crew, humane.
Lana Turner and Ava Gardner were my special friends at MGM.
I don’t think you can ever tell the story of Ted Turner’s involvement in professional wrestling-slash-sports entertainment without devoting several chapters to the rise and continued ascent of Sting.
Most people would rather stay home and watch Casablanca for the fourth time or the 10th time on Turner Classic Movies than go see Matrix 12 or whatever the hell the flavor of the month is.
I recommend everyone wakes up in the morning to Bachman Turner Overdrive’s ‘Taking Care Or Business’ – you’ll feel better.
I found ‘Celebrity Gangster’ intense, dramatic, a real page turner.
I’d love to be a joiner or a wood turner.
Eric Turner; man, that was my man a hundred grand.
I’ve always thought the Nat Turner story to be very interesting.
Denys Cowan and Dwayne Turner’s visions of Wakanda as an ersatz African Epcot Center opened my eyes to the unexploited possibilities; these men, both of whom are African American, together with writer Peter B. Gillis, created an African Asgard of sorts, and I just went, ‘Oh, my.’
I’m the same Nina Turner, whether I’m on MSNBC or talking to my hometown newspaper or CNN.
With rock ‘n’ roll, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, the Runaways, there was always that feminine spirit.
Ted Turner is still a leader. And he sets a great example. His ability financially has been reduced, but his influence and his example still is an important asset to the whole environmental movement.
The one immutable reality of film is, no matter how wonderful the actors and the performances are, every year the actors age and grow older – Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey was wonderful!
If you think about art, if you look at Rembrandt and Vermeer and Caravaggio, if you look at Turner and Constable and all the Impressionists and the Hudson River School, there’s a tradition of light in art, especially painting.
I love a lot of the ’70s singers: Pam Grier from the ‘Foxy Brown’ movie, Diana Ross, Tina Turner. They’ve always been able to embrace their hair, and they’ve never been afraid to take risks and go all out and make it thick and fun and a statement at the same time.
In Presley’s time, you didn’t dare not to be a fan of his, because you were part of a club. Now you can say I prefer Billy Joel or Tina Turner or someone else. It’s all fractionalized.
Up until the time Turner Broadcasting bought Hanna-Barbera, it was essentially an independent studio whose planning cycle had to be nine months. You got a pickup in January, and you put it on the air in September. That’s been the cycle.
Turner Broadcasting went from a very entrepreneurial, risk-taking company where I had a tremendous amount of freedom and autonomy to a corporate, bureaucratic nightmare.
I saw Tina Turner do ‘Proud Mary’ on TV, and it was so electrifying and such a unique experience. I remember crying out of excitement, and I knew that I wanted to be a performer and make people feel excited and moved, and that’s why I gravitated towards it.
All the musicians I loved growing up were men. I loved Leonard Cohen, Mick Jagger. I loved Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Even today, I love Van McCann from Catfish and the Bottlemen and Matt Healy from The 1975.
Gerry Schoenfeld told me ‘Les Parents Terribles’ was not going to sell, even though we had Kathleen Turner and Jude Law in the cast. So we called it ‘Indiscretions.’
I’ve always been attracted to music, and women like Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Tina Turner showed the path, in a way. They’re all tough women but not afraid to be vulnerable. They made me feel someone like me could do that.
When we talk about my music, it’s a cross between Tina Turner, Alanis Morrisette, and Diana Ross. It’s the glamour and the showiness of Diana Ross; the ferociousness and pain of Tina Turner; and the vocals of Alanis.
When actors have the opportunity to play a larger-than-life icon – my wife did it with Tina Turner, and Jamie Foxx did it with Ray Charles – you have to make a decision how you go in. What do you start with? Where do you begin?
I do love Turner Classic Movies, because I feel like I’m not wasting as much time. I’m almost educating myself if I watch that.
My all-time hero is Tina Turner. Her energy, her attitude, her shows. She’s just a great performer.
My favourite authors are John Grisham and Jeffrey Archer. Grisham rapidly established himself and now completely owns the legal space of fiction writing, something I want to do in financial space. I like Archer because he keeps his readers engaged: every chapter is a page turner, and he keeps his writing simple.
It would be a dream come true to appear on Turner Classic Movies with Robert Osborne, who is one of my heroes.
I love Turner Network television; I love Adult Swim. That’s actually how I got my start on Cartoon Network was through Adult Swim, originally. I had a special appearance on ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force!’
That said, I should also add that I learned a great deal from being allowed in these privileged circles and am grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with some of the most powerful and successful people in the business including Steven Spielberg and Ted Turner.
I’d love to play a role like Kathleen Turner in ‘Body Heat.’
James Ralston, my guitar player, has performed with Tina Turner for about 22 years. Jim Hanson on bass has played with Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell and Bruce Springsteen, and they’re fantastic musicians and amazing singers they get a really cool vocal sound together.