Quote of the week, bonus edition: Jack Warner on standpatters

Jack Warner, founding father of the motion picture industry and cofounder of Warner Brothers:

Every worthwhile contribution to the advancement of motion pictures has been made over a howl of protest from the standpatters, whose favorite refrain has been, ‘You can’t do that.’

And when we hear that chorus now, we know we must be on the right track.

As quoted in Neal Gabler’s outstanding An Empire of Their Own.