Adam Sorkin

I think socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality.
Aaron Sorkin

You know, one of the things I like about this world, or at least I like about the way we’re presenting this world, is these issues are terribly complicated – not nearly as black and white as we’re led to believe.
Aaron Sorkin

I’m very physical. When I’m writing, I’m playing all the parts; I’m saying the lines out loud, and if I get excited about something – which doesn’t happen very often when I’m writing, but it’s the greatest feeling when it does – I’ll be out of the chair and walking around, and if I’m at home, I’ll find myself two blocks from my house.
Aaron Sorkin

I’ve never written anything that I haven’t wanted to write again. I want to, and still am, writing ‘A Few Good Men’ again. I didn’t know what I was doing then, and I’m still trying to get it right. I would write ‘The Social Network’ again if they would let me, I’d write ‘Moneyball’ again. I would write ‘The West Wing’ again.
Aaron Sorkin

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

Heroes in drama are people who try hard to reach a virtuous ideal. And whether they succeed or fail really doesn’t matter – it’s the trying that counts.
Aaron Sorkin

The properties of people and the properties of character have almost nothing to do with each other. They really don’t. I know it seems like they do because we look alike, but people don’t speak in dialogue. Their lives don’t unfold in a series of scenes that form a narrative arc.
Aaron Sorkin

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

I think socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality.
Aaron Sorkin

I have all of the Apple products. Everything I’ve ever written, I’ve written on a Mac. My first computer, my roommates and I chipped in, and we got that first Macintosh – 128K. It had as much memory as a greeting card that plays music.
Aaron Sorkin

There really isn’t a story that you can’t tell inside of it. It’s very much a clearinghouse for anything that goes on in the world. So you’re not at all limited.
Aaron Sorkin

Decisions are made by those who show up.
Aaron Sorkin

I have a big problem with people who glamorize dumbness and demonize education and intellect. And I’m giving a pretty good description of Sarah Palin right now.
Aaron Sorkin

I’m not sophisticated when it comes to politics, when it comes to journalism.
Aaron Sorkin

We’re about to shoot an episode on Air Force One, for instance, and we’re going to take liberties, small liberties, with Air Force One, as we take small liberties with our White House set.
Aaron Sorkin

A news organization has a much different responsibility. I might not be telling you the whole story. I might not be telling you a story in a manner that is properly sophisticated.
Aaron Sorkin

Any time you get two people in a room who disagree about anything, the time of day, there is a scene to be written. That’s what I look for.
Aaron Sorkin

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.
Aaron Sorkin

Our responsibility is to captivate you for however long we’ve asked for your attention. That said, there is tremendous drama to be gotten from the great, what you would say, heavy issues.
Aaron Sorkin

It’s important to remember that, first and foremost, if not only, this is entertainment. ‘The West Wing’ isn’t meant to be good for you.
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.
Aaron Sorkin

There’s a great tradition in storytelling that’s thousands of years old, telling stories about kings and their palaces, and that’s really what I wanted to do.
Aaron Sorkin

Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I’m writing episode seven now and couldn’t tell you what happens in episode eight.
Aaron Sorkin

Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.
Aaron Sorkin

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

It’s nice that HBO is in business with the audience and not with the advertisers. There’s a difference.
Aaron Sorkin

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

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