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Any time you get two people in a room who disagree about anything,
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury,
or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.
- Socrates


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