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Aaron Sorkin quotes: First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: She's a person; the doctor pronounces her dead, not the news. She's a person; the doctor pronounces her dead, not the news.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: All my heroes wore coats and ties to work. What happened to men wearing hats? Maybe I should bring back hats. All my heroes wore coats and ties to work. What happened to men wearing hats? Maybe I should bring back hats.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: And my friends, you ain't seen nothin' yet. And my friends, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Presidents don't make new friends. That's why they've got to keep their old ones. Adm. Fitzwallace Presidents don't make new friends. That's why they've got to keep their old ones. Adm. Fitzwallace
Aaron Sorkin quotes: I'm a playwright. All I care about is the play being good. I'm a playwright. All I care about is the play being good.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: My resting pulse as a writer is writing idealistically and romantically; aspirationally. My taste lies in quixotic heroes. My resting pulse as a writer is writing idealistically and romantically; aspirationally. My taste lies in quixotic heroes.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: That's a very real feeling - that I don't have a story to tell. I'm not a pure storyteller. I have a tough time with story. That's a very real feeling - that I don't have a story to tell. I'm not a pure storyteller. I have a tough time with story.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: While I was doing 'The Newsroom,' I always had the news on on different networks on different TVs around my house and around my office. While I was doing 'The Newsroom,' I always had the news on on different networks on different TVs around my house and around my office.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Oratory should raise your heart rate. Oratory should blow the doors off the place. Oratory should raise your heart rate. Oratory should blow the doors off the place.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: If I get an idea for a series that I really like, I'm sure I won't be able to resist coming back and doing it. If I get an idea for a series that I really like, I'm sure I won't be able to resist coming back and doing it.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: I like writing idealistically, romantically and swashbucklingly. I like writing idealistically, romantically and swashbucklingly.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Trying to guess what the (mass) audience wants and then trying to satisfy that is usually a bad recipe for getting something good. Trying to guess what the (mass) audience wants and then trying to satisfy that is usually a bad recipe for getting something good.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: I'm neither a millennial nor a hipster. I'm neither a millennial nor a hipster.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: I want to convey that I'm crazy about the Kardashians - but I'm not sure which is which. I want to convey that I'm crazy about the Kardashians - but I'm not sure which is which.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Develop your own compass, and trust it. Take risks, dare to fail, remember the first person through the wall always gets hurt. Develop your own compass, and trust it. Take risks, dare to fail, remember the first person through the wall always gets hurt.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: It's nice that HBO is in business with the audience and not with the advertisers. There's a difference. It's nice that HBO is in business with the audience and not with the advertisers. There's a difference.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: You are like seven of the strangest women I have ever met. You are like seven of the strangest women I have ever met.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Roxy Sorkin, your father just won the Academy Award. I'm going to have to insist on some respect from your guinea pig. Roxy Sorkin, your father just won the Academy Award. I'm going to have to insist on some respect from your guinea pig.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: The guy who wins the Oscar for Best Actor has a much higher bar to clear than the woman who wins best actress. The guy who wins the Oscar for Best Actor has a much higher bar to clear than the woman who wins best actress.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: I'm a registered Republican, I only seem liberal because I believe that hurricanes are caused by high barometric pressure and not gay marriage. I'm a registered Republican, I only seem liberal because I believe that hurricanes are caused by high barometric pressure and not gay marriage.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: If you feel that strongly about something, you have an obligation to try and change my mind. If you feel that strongly about something, you have an obligation to try and change my mind.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Don't tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing. Don't tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: People who don't know anything tend to make up fake rules, the real rules being considerably more difficult to learn. People who don't know anything tend to make up fake rules, the real rules being considerably more difficult to learn.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: There are no Asian movie stars There are no Asian movie stars
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Music is what mathematics does on a Saturday night. Music is what mathematics does on a Saturday night.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: The downside to series television is that the schedule is ferocious. It constantly feels like you have a midterm due that you haven't started yet. The downside to series television is that the schedule is ferocious. It constantly feels like you have a midterm due that you haven't started yet.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: I consider plot a necessary intrusion on what I really want to do, which is write snappy dialogue. I consider plot a necessary intrusion on what I really want to do, which is write snappy dialogue.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: DONNA: She said she knew it in her heart. Do you know how many times I've been wrong about things I knew in my heart? DONNA: She said she knew it in her heart. Do you know how many times I've been wrong about things I knew in my heart?
Aaron Sorkin quotes: The upside of web-based journalism is that everybody gets a chance. The downside is that everybody gets a chance. The upside of web-based journalism is that everybody gets a chance. The downside is that everybody gets a chance.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the only thing that ever has. Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the only thing that ever has.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Rule of storytelling: When a character is shoved against a wall, shove them against a wall harder. Rule of storytelling: When a character is shoved against a wall, shove them against a wall harder.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Film doesn't have to worry. Movies are awesome. There's no war going on, theaters aren't going to lose. Film doesn't have to worry. Movies are awesome. There's no war going on, theaters aren't going to lose.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: It's an election year. We would prefer that voters didn't use common sense. It's an election year. We would prefer that voters didn't use common sense.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: This is a time for serious people, Bob, and your fifteen minutes are up. This is a time for serious people, Bob, and your fifteen minutes are up.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: And a wheat thin the size of Lake Tahoe. And a wheat thin the size of Lake Tahoe.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Everything can be going well, but if I'm not writing, I'm not happy. When I'm writing well, I'm like a different person. Everything can be going well, but if I'm not writing, I'm not happy. When I'm writing well, I'm like a different person.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: 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. 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.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: I feel like the better version of myself is on paper ... I'd rather have people know me on paper. I feel like the better version of myself is on paper ... I'd rather have people know me on paper.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Never argue with a drunk or a fool. Never argue with a drunk or a fool.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: I spend most of my days pacing around, muttering that I have no ideas, feeling like I'm walking a plank. I spend most of my days pacing around, muttering that I have no ideas, feeling like I'm walking a plank.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Television is a visual medium. You have to create some kind of visual interest. And it's entertainment for your eyes. Television is a visual medium. You have to create some kind of visual interest. And it's entertainment for your eyes.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: I was sitting on a bench having a bagel, but from where I was both jogging and sculng looks good to me. Sam I was sitting on a bench having a bagel, but from where I was both jogging and sculng looks good to me.
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Aaron Sorkin quotes: I think socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality. I think socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: I'm not on Facebook, and I don't tweet, but I know plenty of people who love both. I'm not on Facebook, and I don't tweet, but I know plenty of people who love both.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: As long as you keep one foot in the real world while the other foot's in a fairy tale, that fairy tale is going to seem kind of attainable. As long as you keep one foot in the real world while the other foot's in a fairy tale, that fairy tale is going to seem kind of attainable.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: You can only write, 'Somebody wants something, something else is in their way of getting it.' You can only write, 'Somebody wants something, something else is in their way of getting it.'
Aaron Sorkin quotes: It's one thing to be asked to respect someone else's religion. It's another to be asked to respect their taboos. It's one thing to be asked to respect someone else's religion. It's another to be asked to respect their taboos.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep can play with the boys but there just aren't that many tour-de-force roles out there for women, Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep can play with the boys but there just aren't that many tour-de-force roles out there for women,
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Tell me what you think and then tell me what the really smart person in the room who disagrees with you thinks. Tell me what you think and then tell me what the really smart person in the room who disagrees with you thinks.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Elite is not a bad word, it's an aspirational one Elite is not a bad word, it's an aspirational one
Aaron Sorkin quotes: We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: A friend is somebody who says the same things to your face that they would say if you're not in the room. A friend is somebody who says the same things to your face that they would say if you're not in the room.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: I am all for everyone having a voice; I just don't think everyone has earned the microphone. And that's what the Internet has done. I am all for everyone having a voice; I just don't think everyone has earned the microphone. And that's what the Internet has done.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: It seems to me that more and more we've come to expect less and less from each other, and I think that should change. It seems to me that more and more we've come to expect less and less from each other, and I think that should change.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Good writers borrow. The best writers steal. Good writers borrow. The best writers steal.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Writing anything, it sorta starts the way you'd build a castle at the beach. You're just taking your hands and you're mounting up sand. Writing anything, it sorta starts the way you'd build a castle at the beach. You're just taking your hands and you're mounting up sand.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: When I was starting out, William Goldman took me under his wing, and he's still the person I show pages to. When I was starting out, William Goldman took me under his wing, and he's still the person I show pages to.
Aaron Sorkin quotes: Government should be a place where people can come together, and no one gets left behind. No one ... gets left behind. An instrument of good. Government should be a place where people can come together, and no one gets left behind. No one ... gets left behind. An instrument of good.