Aaron Sorkin

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Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin

It's populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills. Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling.More Aaron Sorkin [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I love writing but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, "You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, giftless. I'm not your agent and I'm not your mommy. I'm a white piece of paper, you wanna dance with me?" And I really, really don't.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The problem with getting actors of this caliber is that if the show doesn't work, Tommy and I can be pretty sure it was our fault.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The play was written before 9/11 and July 7 and Abu Ghraib and a lot of things that have informed how we feel about the military, but I think it is going to resonate.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The play was written before a lot of things that have informed how we feel about the military, but I think it is going to resonate.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A Few Good MenMore Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have to allow for the possibility that I'm not just writing the season finale, that I'm writing the series finale,More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If I were running a television network, I would do a terrible job. That said, it would have been nice in sweeps month to have that as our lead-in.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I send them a lot of 'West Wing' hats, and they send me a lot of White House T-shirts and that kind of thing,More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
She's a person; the doctor pronounces her dead, not the news.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Certainly, last year we did an episode about the census and sampling versus a direct statistic. You just said the word 'census,' and people fall asleep.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You're going to fall down, but the world doesn't care how many times you fall down, as long as it's one fewer than the numbers of times you get back up.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mrs. Landingham, does the President have free time this morning? The President has nothing but free time, Toby. Right now he's in the residence eating Cheerios and enjoying Regis and Kathie Lee. Should I get him for you? Sarcasm's a disturbing thing coming from a woman of your age, Mrs. Landingham. What age would that be, Toby? Late twenties? Atta boy.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
President Bartlet: There's a delegation of cardiologists having their pictures taken in the Blue Room. You wouldn't think you could find a group of people more arrogant than the fifteen of us, but there they are, right upstairs in the Blue Room.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Toby Zeigler: There's literally no one in the world I don't hate right now.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Toby: All right. It couldn't have gone far, right? Sam: No. Toby: Somewhere in this building...is our talent.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't want to analyze myself or anything, but I think, in fact I know this to be true, that I enter the world through what I write. I grew up believing, and continue to believe, that I am a screw-up, that growing up with my family and friends, I had nothing to offer in any conversation. But when I started writing, suddenly there was something that I brought to the party that was at a high-enough level.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Develop your own compass, and trust it. Take risks, dare to fail, remember the first person through the wall always gets hurt.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Make no mistake about it, you are dumb. You're a group of incredibly, well-educated dumb people. I was there. We all were there. You're barely functional. There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups, but the screw-ups, they're a-coming for ya. It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I love writing, but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, 'You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, Giftless. I'm not your agent and I'm not your mommy: I'm a white piece of paper. You wanna dance with me?' and I really, really don't. I'll go peaceable-like.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An artist’s job is to captivate… if we stumble into truth, we got lucky.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And a wheat thin the size of Lake Tahoe.More Aaron Sorkin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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