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We're about to shoot an episode on Air Force One,
by 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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown

I have no fear of the gallows ... They're going to shoot me.
- the movie Love and Death

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot
the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal,
the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede.
- Eugen Herrigel

Shoot a lower score than everybody else.
- Ben Hogan

That's the most difficult issue for me...
to find a subject that holds my interest long enough
that I'm prepared to go to work and spend the time
and energy to shoot the subject.
- Leonard Nimoy

When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in
my absence and sentenced to death in my absence,
so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
- Brendan Behan

Now, I recognize that there are certain postures and
angles that make people see red,
which are evidence of original sin or something,
and I avoid that.
I don't shoot that any more.
- Jock Sturges

I think that realistically we can shoot for the title this year.
If we stay healthy and be persistent throughout the season,
I think we have good chance to go all the way.
- Jason Kidd

When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk.
- Eli Wallach

They have so fundamentally flawed techniques it's ridiculous.
They shoot the ball flat.
They all stand upright, there's just so many things they do incorrectly.
- Rick Barry

With Animal Factory you'd think that because it's mostly interiors,
you could shoot it anywhere.
So we shot this in Philadelphia, and we had the cooperation of the prison system.
- Steve Buscemi

They often ask me to shoot for them.
But I say no.
I think an old guy like me ought not take pages away
from young photographers who need the exposure.
- Helmut Newton

I am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons,
and shoot the bull.
- Rita Mae Brown

I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence,
so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
- Thomas Hardy

Boy, I'd hate to shoot on tape or disc or whatever
the hell they're talking about.
I love film.
- Frank Darabont

I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun,
drive the car, have fun.
I even have these kind of action dreams,
where I'm the action guy.
- Kevin Bacon

If you keep making jokes like that, somebody is going to shoot you,
father.
- Mary Todd Lincoln

Electricity can be dangerous.
My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug.
Whoever said a penny doesn't go far didn't see him shoot across that floor.
I told him he was grounded.
- Tim Allen

I think when you watch the dailies, the film that you shoot every day,
you're very excited by it and very optimistic about how it's going to work.
- Joel Coen

God is not on the side of the big battalions,
but on the side of those who shoot best.
- Voltaire

The day that I ever become hip...
please shoot me and put me outta my misery!
- Meat Loaf

If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
- Steven Wright

I had a gun and I had to run and shoot,
which is not easy.
- Jimmy Fallon

It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius
ever arrives at maturity.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

You didn't have to go on location if you could just shoot down City Hall,
LA.
- Ann Robinson

America is at that awkward stage; it's too late to work within the system,
but too early to shoot the bastards.
- Claire Wolfe

For Devil's Backbone I loved it but I felt very pressured
but so I was neurotic on the shoot.
- Guillermo del Toro

An actor really suffers when the director isn't prepared
because you start running out of time for the shoot
and then have to do it fast.
- Carol Kane

Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank.
I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds.
We shoot a helicopter out of the sky.
That's the only fight I'm in.
- Anthony Anderson

I think that one of the strengths of Cop Shoot Cop lay in the different,
and at times, clashing personalities,
Ideally, I want to have both ways of working in my life.
- Jim Coleman

I shoot an arrow into the air, where it lands I do not care:
I get my arrows wholesale!
- Curly Howard

A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book
and being convinced by its arguments,
will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
- John McCarthy

I was court-martialled in my absence,
and sentenced to death in my absence,
so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
- Brendan Behan

And now it looks like I'm probably going to shoot a movie that I wrote.
I got the money to do it, and I would star and all,
because of being on Howard.
- Artie Lange

I like to play golf.
I like to shoot hoops.
- Justin Timberlake

Well first of all, it's hard to shoot a movie and break
for a long time and then come back and do,
in a sense, one of the biggest scenes that each character had.
- Dustin Hoffman

Things aren't right.
If a burglar breaks into your home and you shoot him,
he can sue you.
For what, restraint of trade?
- Bill Maher

If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
- Steven Wright

No, we didn't shoot...
in the ones that I did there were hardly any sex...
there were suggestions of sex scenes but we never actually
shot a sex scene as such.
- Val Guest

At 21, I discovered repression and injustice.
The army would shoot students with real bullets.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

You know, I'd love to do a Maxim shoot.
But I'm not going to do it, because that's just stupid to do.
- Christy Romano

Be wary of strong drink.
It can make you shoot at tax collectors...
and miss.
- Robert A. Heinlein

From the beginning, we were prepared,
we know how we would shoot and cut the two versions.
- Bille August

I like the dueling club scene, where Daniel and I fight with our wands.
I thought it was a brilliant scene to shoot.
I think the end product looked really good.
- Tom Felton

We shoot double episodes in 15 days in Los Angeles.
- Stephen Hopkins

You don't need to be straight to fight and die for your country.
You just need to shoot straight.
- Barry Goldwater

No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking
over the municipal fireplace,
is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas.
- Alfred E. Smith

I've never put myself in the mindset that I'm actually
any good at taking pictures,
I just love to shoot things that catch my eye,
whether it's landscapes or just my kids.
- Graeme Le Saux

As far as pacing the shoot is concerned,
I know when I've got it.
I don't think there's any reason to take ten takes unless you need them.
- Debbie Allen

I can goof around with other people right up to when we shoot.
- Gillian Anderson

We are protecting civilians.
We are unarmed.
We are no threat to you.
Please do not shoot.
- Rachel Corrie

People feel they have to live that stereotypical lifestyle
in order to be a rock star.
You don't have to shoot heroin and act a certain way
to be a rock and roll musician.
- Lenny Kravitz

I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again.
- Bernhard Goetz


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