Jack Valenti

(Jack Joseph Valenti)

Jack Valenti
Jack Valenti
  • Born: September 5, 1921
  • Died: April 26, 2007
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President MPAA, Special Assistant To U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson









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… an avalanche of avarice Corruption
I think politicians and movie actors … are similar in more ways than they’re different. There is an egocentric quality about both; there is a very sensitive awareness of the public attitude, because you live or die on public favor or disfavor. There is the desire for publicity and for acclaim, because, again, that’s part of your life... And in a strange and bizarre way, when movie actors come to Washington, they’re absolutely fascinated by the politicians. And when the politicians go to Hollywood, they’re absolutely fascinated by the movie stars. It’s a kind of reciprocity of affection by people who both recognize in a sense they’re in the same racket. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
If you buy a DVD you have a copy. If you want a backup copy you buy another one. Copyrights, Patents & Intellectual Property
In a political struggle, never get personal—else the dagger digs too deep. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
In politics you learn from the mistakes you made and the mistakes that you see other people make. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
No one today knows what is indecent Freedom & Liberty
Nothing of value is free. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Capitalism
They lied, they cheated, they stole, they had the power to do it and they did. Corruption
When you get into a political fight, never try and kill your opponent. Leave him an exit way to escape with his dignity intact. Remember your enemy today you may need as an ally tomorrow. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
You don’t make any money in the White House—that’s for darn sure—but you can get things done….The most rewarding experience I have ever had was my three years in the White House. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
You never want to inhale your press clippings. Media, Journalism & The Press
Every parent in America has the total power to control all television programming that is dispatched to their home today. Power
Film-makers must decide what story to tell and how to tell it.
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.
I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently, because Lyndon Johnson is my president.
If movies are causing moral decay, then crime ought to be going up, but crime is going down. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
No one today knows what is indecent.
The only group in America that deserves to scrutinize what we are doing... are parents.
The public's nerves are raw and edgy. You have to be discreet and understanding about the films you are showing.
The VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston Strangler is to the woman alone.
There isn't anything in the world that can't be made better.