Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Aaron Sorkin

American,  Producer
Total Quotes : 88
Couch Balloons Some

I had a lot of survival jobs. One was for the Witty Ditty singing-telegram company. I was in the red-and-white stripes with the straw boater hat and kazoo. Balloons. Even when you're sleeping on a friend's couch, you have to pay some kind of rent.

- Aaron Sorkin

Anybody About I Write

I am uncomfortable talking about the things that I write. It seems unseemly to me. I have no problem at all when I see anybody else talking about the same project, but I feel my work should speak for itself.

- Aaron Sorkin

Think Other I Think

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

Very About Around

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

Steal Borrow Other

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

- Aaron Sorkin

Myself Like Rather

I feel like the better version of myself is on paper... I'd rather have people know me on paper.

- Aaron Sorkin

Work Maybe Wearing

All my heroes wore coats and ties to work. What happened to men wearing hats? Maybe I should bring back hats.

- Aaron Sorkin

Kind Going Other

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

Love Reason Need

I desperately need the love of complete strangers. That's one reason I overtip. I love when skycaps, waiters, and valets are happy to see me.

- Aaron Sorkin

Play Movie Works

A song in a musical works best when a character has to sing - when words won't do the trick anymore. The same idea applies to a long speech in a play or a movie or on television. You want to force the character out of a conversational pattern.

- Aaron Sorkin

Like Going 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

Small Idea Very

I find television, and particularly live television, very romantic: the idea that there is this small group of people, way up high, in a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, beaming this signal out into the night.

- Aaron Sorkin

Through Act Characters

I do not speak through my characters; it's not a ventriloquist act.

- Aaron Sorkin

Doing News Always

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

Love Some Agent

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.

- Aaron Sorkin

Tell Very I Write

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

Thought Always Good Story

Whether it's 'The West Wing' or anything else, my first thought is always, 'What's a good story?'

- Aaron Sorkin

Two People About Any

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

Think I Think TV

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

- Aaron Sorkin

Death Life And Death Never

Writing never comes easy. The difference between Page 2 and Page Nothing is the difference between life and death.

- Aaron Sorkin