36 Total Quotes

Jack Valenti Quotes

They are sprung from the same DNA , for God's sake. They are always onstage. They are always performing.
Jack Valenti
#DNA

I don't know any other business that tells you not to go in and buy their product.
Jack Valenti
#Business

to tell us what kind of movies to make.
Jack Valenti
#Movie

I am proud that the entertainment industry and the citizens of Los Angeles turned out in full force to support a long overdue national memorial to Dr. King.
Jack Valenti
#Entertainment

They are one of the handsomest, most sought-after couples.
Jack Valenti
#Couples

The VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston Strangler (a serial killer of the time) is to the woman alone.
Jack Valenti
#Boston

Foreign capital to build new cinemas will help modernize China's aging cinema infrastructure, attract Chinese consumers back into cinemas, and increase demand for U.S. films.
Jack Valenti
#American Businessman #Cinema

In the last several years, piracy has been the dominant issue that has consumed my life,
Jack Valenti
#Life

The public's nerves are raw and edgy. You have to be discreet and understanding about the films you are showing.
Jack Valenti
#American Businessman #Understanding

To have something happen that never before in our history have we ever borne witness to or imagined, that hits very deep in the entrails of this country.
Jack Valenti
#History

The only group in America that deserves to scrutinize what we are doing ... are parents.
Jack Valenti
#America

That's just wrong, ... Some people in marketing have stepped over the line from reasonable to unacceptable.
Jack Valenti
#Marketing

To endure in a volatile, unpredictable arena populated by egos the size of small planets is not an inconsiderable achievement,
Jack Valenti
#Achievement

The digital world, the world of virtual reality ... is going to be part of the embrace of this great, new cooperative venture.
Jack Valenti
#Reality

Film-makers must decide what story to tell and how to tell it.
Jack Valenti
#American Businessman

Sen. Stevens asked me if I would attend a work-forum on ratings systems, how they work and how they were developed. I told him I would be there.
Jack Valenti
#Work

If movies are causing moral decay, then crime ought to be going up, but crime is going down.
Jack Valenti
#American Businessman

Serious efforts are underway to try to bring the domestic problems under control.
Jack Valenti
#Control

We're hard at work trying to make parents better understand that they have total control today over what individual programs they allow into their homes. We want to show a closer rapport between the TV ratings system and the movie ratings system.
Jack Valenti
#Control

When people make up invitation lists, they are in the top 10.
Jack Valenti
#People

I visited the labs at Caltech, and they’re running an experiment called FAST where they can bring down a DVD-quality movie in 5 seconds. The director told me it could be operative in the market in 18 months. Well, my face blanched.
Jack Valenti
#Running

In the last 15 years, 70 to 77 percent of all parents with children under 13 find this ratings system very useful to fairly useful ... in helping parents make their own decisions.
Jack Valenti
#Children

Mr. Rove wanted to come out and have a meeting with the top executives of the studios, the television networks, theater owners, to see what ideas we have that would enable this war to be fought on every front, ... The ideas will be lofted at this meeting on Sunday, and then I'll see to it, with my colleagues' help, that we transform these ideas into action.
Jack Valenti
#Television

The government cannot devise and enforce it's own ratings systems. For a variety of First Amendment reasons it just can't be done, ... Indeed, the FTC report clearly states there are serious First Amendment problems.
Jack Valenti
#Government

The same percentage also report they do not want government to step in and fix this problem. From these facts about the public's revealed opinion, we present a common sense plan that will convey to American parents that they have, right now, all the weaponry they need to control all the TV programming that enters their home.
Jack Valenti
#Facts

That's the primary thing I learned, you cannot fight a war without public support. And the second thing is, you cannot, no matter what mighty army you are conquering a foreign land, you cannot win against an insurgency that springs from the population with their traditions and their religion and their culture. Never has been done in history.
Jack Valenti
#Support

You cannot win against an insurgency that springs from the population. There's never been an insurgency that doesn't prevail against a mighty power.
Jack Valenti
#Population

This is not a get-even book. There may be three or four people I vent a little spleen on, but it takes too much energy to be vengeful or hateful.
Jack Valenti
#People