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Jack Valenti Quotes & Sayings

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I don't care if you call it AO for Adults Only, or Chopped Liver or Father Goose. Your movie will still have the stigma of being in a category that's going to be inhabited by the very worst of pictures. — Jack Valenti

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If You Cannot Protect What You Own, You Don't Own Anything! — Jack Valenti

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Film-makers must decide what story to tell and how to tell it. — Jack Valenti

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

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The VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston Strangler is to the woman alone. — Jack Valenti

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A public domain work is an orphan. No one is responsible for its life. But everyone exploits its use, until that time certain when it becomes soiled and haggard, barren of its previous virtues. How does the consumer benefit from the steady decline of a film's quality? — Jack Valenti

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There is no fair use to take something that doesn't belong to you. That's not fair use. — Jack Valenti

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It is called the First Amendment ... Simple words marching in seried ranks. Compact, concise. To the point. Clear and pure. It's freedom's music. — Jack Valenti

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

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What is fair use? Fair use is not a law. There's nothing in law. — Jack Valenti

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To many Congressmen and Senators right now, there's a ceaseless antagonism toward Hollywood because politically, it is high-reward and low-risk. So when you can't do anything about poverty or the budget deficit, and you can't deal with Bosnia or the possibility of nuclear explosions in Russia, what do you do? You bash Hollywood and get on the front pages. — Jack Valenti

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If what you own cannot be protected, you own nothing. — Jack Valenti

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There isn't anything in the world that can't be made better. — Jack Valenti

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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

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No one today knows what is indecent. — Jack Valenti

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I found the most convincing part to be the working stiffs, the guys who have a modest home and kids who go to public schools. They make $75,000 to $100,000 a year. That's not much to live on. I don't have to tell you that. — Jack Valenti

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I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently, because Lyndon Johnson is my president. — Jack Valenti

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

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In a political struggle, never get personal - else the dagger digs too deep. — Jack Valenti

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Washington and Hollywood spring from the same DNA. — Jack Valenti

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In a sometimes unreasonable business, Jack Valenti was a giant voice of reason. He was the greatest ambassador Hollywood has ever known and I will value his wisdom and friendship for all time. — Jack Valenti

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Every parent in America has the total power to control all television programming that is dispatched to their home today. — Jack Valenti

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If you buy a DVD you have a copy. If you want a backup copy you buy another one. — Jack Valenti

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A huge parasite in the marketplace, feeding and fattening itself off of local television stations and copyright owners of copyrighted material. We do not like it because we think it wrong and unfair. — Jack Valenti