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I grew up in the theatre.
by 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I don't think I can tell any stories about how I lived in a van in Alaska.
I grew up in the suburbs, I even had my own room.
We weren't poor.
Everything was very normal.
- Lisa Loeb

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.
- James Iha

I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way
I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy.
- Ben Stiller

I grew up in Denver, Colorado.
After high school I went to Vegas.
- Paul Taylor

Las Vegas and I both grew up together,
and all of a sudden I was doing things that no performer had ever done before.
- Wayne Newton

We wanted a supporting cast that would appeal to Baby
Boomers who grew up in the fifties.
- Randal Kleiser

Well, let's put in this way, I grew up in West New York,
New Jersey.
- Jason Alexander

My mother's been married many, many times and grew
up believing in love like that.
It's remarkable.
- Sherilyn Fenn

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between
religious belief and existential despair,
chose marijuana.
Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
- Peggy Noonan

And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.
- Marc Newson

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better
to insist on the genuine forms of nature,
for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
- Albrecht Durer

I have a very long relationship with America.
My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there.
I was schooled there briefly for about a year.
- Colin Firth

I grew up in a family where we weren't allowed to talk
about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance.
- Pam Grier

I wanted to bring back that big, ballad type of music
that we used to love so much.
Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, when they first came out,
that's what I grew up singing.
- LaToya London

There is nothing like playing for the team you grew up rooting for.
- Milton Bradley

Well, I grew up between Holland and Israel and then
moved to France when I was eleven.
- Keren Ann

We grew out of the superhero comics,
but we still liked comics,
so we started putting our own experiences in the stories
we were doing for our own amusement.
- Gilbert Hernandez

Detroit, the heart of the country...
I grew up on 10 Mile, 2 miles better than 8 Mile.
- Kristen Bell

Brooke was special in the sense that we grew up together on that island.
- Christopher Atkins

The way I grew up, I was always taught that it's uncouth to talk about money,
and that's not what should inspire you.
- Justin Timberlake

Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it,
but I keep it long because I love the way it feels,
part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.
- Marge Piercy

I grew up with brothers.
I love men.
Of course it's hard to be a woman in a man's world.
- Allison Janney

Well, I grew up around the magazine and was part of
a generation that was embracing our sexuality.
- Christie Hefner

I like the idea of being out there regularly with an
audience and with a funny gang of people.
That's what I grew up with - doing television,
doing shows every week.
- Eric Idle

I grew up in a trailer park in Bellingham,
Washington.
- Hilary Swank

Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind.
This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes,
this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
- Sophocles

If Kuwait grew carrots we wouldn't give a damn.
- Lawrence Korb

I grew up in Hawaii and I think it was easier because
we did not have cliques at high school.
- Kelly Preston

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what
grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
- Paul Getty

That's the era we grew up in.
It's weak to go to a psychiatrist.
- Tanya Tucker

I grew up with six brothers.
That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom.
- Bob Hope

I was doing acting work at Fox - bit pieces with Greg
Peck in The Gunfighter and things like that -
and grew up more or less as a Fox contract player in about two years.
- Larry Buchanan

The outcome of any serious research can only be to
make two questions grow where only one grew before.
- Thorstein Veblen

I grew up thinking that you were supposed to read and
write all your waking hours.
- John Hope

I mean, I grew up riding.
I can't ever remember not being able to ride or rope and all that stuff.
It was part of my life growing up, so it was fun for me.
- Tim McGraw

Darwinism as presented by Darwin contradicted idealistic philosophy,
and this contradiction grew deeper with the development
of its materialist teaching.
- Trofim Lysenko

I grew up in a very open-minded family.
My father died when I was very little,
so my mother was really, really incredibly busy trying to provide for us.
- Sonia Braga

I grew up in New York City in the late '70s,
at a time when U.S.
- China relations were something that was on the front
page of The New York Times on a regular basis.
- John Pomfret

My father died when I was five, but I grew up in a strong family.
- Philip Levine

Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania,
but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic,
and prospering, since the revolution in 1989.
- Nadia Comaneci

I grew up years ago doing something that unfortunately
doesn't hardly exist any more,
a medium called Radio.
- Robert Stack

When I became a Christian my confidence grew.
- Cliff Richard

The next summer, 1794, corn grew dear,
and distress began in our land.
- Joanna Southcott

I returned to upstate NY where I just laid in bed for
days with a fever that just wouldn't go away.
After more of this, I grew increasingly sure that this was not simply the flu!
- Daryl Hall

I grew up in a culturally radical home,
where strong emotions were forbidden.
- Lars von Trier

I grew up in Seattle, but I always knew I wanted to leave.
- David Guterson

However, when my parents married in 1945,
China was in turmoil and the possibility of returning
grew increasingly remote,
and they decided to begin their family in the United States.
- Steven Chu

My Cleveland years were both scientifically and personally most rewarding.
My wife Judy was able to rejoin me in our research
and my research group grew rapidly.
- George Andrew Olah

The dream factory of that time was much simpler.
As media outlets grew, everything became so complicated.
- Janet Leigh


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