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There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old,
by 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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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