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Aaron Sorkin Quotes and Sayings

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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 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

The good news is that, according to the Obama administration,
the rich will pay for everything.
The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration,
you're rich.
- P. J. O'Rourke

I don't think business news is just for old white men with money.
- Neil Cavuto

If we were meant to be happy,
why did God create war, hunger, and the 11 o'clock news?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do.
The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
- Ted Nelson

At great, great remove sit the head of General Electric,
the head of News Corp, the head of Viacom,
or the head of this giant international corporation
that wants these ratings.
- Norman Lear

Raising the minimum wage means raising the living wage -
and that's good news for Ohio.
- Sherrod Brown

Every news organization should ideally be as broadly
representative as possible.
- Judy Woodruff

I have a liberal definition of news because I think
news can be what excites people.
I'm not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn't.
- Diane Sawyer

If they asked me, I did two shifts.
I did sports, I did news, because I loved it.
- Larry King

You can't get all of your news from Jon Stewart,
especially since it's a comedy show.
- Joe Klein

There's no new news.
- Tommy Lee

I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
- Calvin Klein

Leaks and whispers are a daily routine of news-gathering in Washington.
- William Greider

During the war, in which several of our embedded correspondents
were able to report from moving vehicles crossing the Iraqi desert,
the use of technology made news gathering safer.
- Jim Walton

The news is what it is.
It's going to be good, it's going to be positive,
it's going to be negative.
It's going to have all sorts of effects on candidates always.
- Mark E. Hyman

The evening news is a concept whose time has come and gone.
- Bernard Goldberg

Men still control the news, both on and off camera.
- Jessica Savitch

If it's far away, it's news, but if it's close at home,
it's sociology.
- James Reston

We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
- Edward R. Murrow

The big political news, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced
he's running for governor of California,
and already, people are chanting, 'Four more vowels,
four more vowels.'
- Craig Kilborn

They called to tell me that I was going to be returning to RAW.
I left immediately to run home and tell Jackie.
She said, I have some news for you-I'm expecting.
- Charlie Haas

One of the first rules of playing the power game is
that all bad news must be accepted calmly,
as if one already knew and didn't care.
- Michael Korda

Spreading the news is your duty as a Christian,
and there are many ways to do this.
- Nicholas Sparks

It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill.
- Aeschylus

Be able to notice all the confusion between fact and
opinion that appears in the news.
- Marilyn vos Savant

I do not like to get the news, because there has never
been an era when so many things were going so right
for so many of the wrong persons.
- Ogden Nash

Honestly, I'm more into the computer,
the Internet, and checking out scores or the news.
- Martina Hingis

Victor Saville was bad news because he wanted money
just to do one big picture.
- Mickey Spillane

But I learned first-hand how the news media operates
by watching how they interpreted,
changed, and misrepresented my intentions.
- Joey Skaggs

Europe has a press that stresses opinions;
America a press,
radio, and television that emphasize news.
- James Reston

Problems are the price of progress.
Don't bring me anything but trouble.
Good news weakens me.
- Charles Kettering

The good news was that Enterprise and the newly arrived
Yorktown had attacked the Marshall and Gilbert islands.
Those attacks had a great effect on morale.
- Jack Adams

TV news is what you want it to be, and if you want it to be different,
take a look at what you watch.
- Aaron Brown

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
- A. J. Liebling

The one function that TV news performs very well is
that when there is no news we give it to you with the
same emphasis as if it were.
- David Brinkley

Today or any day that phone may ring and bring good news.
- Ethel Waters

The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles.
There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.
- Jessica Savitch

The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind,
or to miss a big story.
So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality,
for accuracy and context.
- Carl Bernstein

They are words you don't easily forget:
I don't have good news.
- Joel Siegel

You don't hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask.
It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news.
- Thomas J. Watson

Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently
accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses.
It is bad news for democracy in this country.
- Helen Suzman

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever.
Is that good news?
- W. Somerset Maugham

If you look up the definition of news in the dictionary,
it isn't what you watch on TV.
- Val Kilmer

Television news is like a lightning flash.
It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it,
leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
- Hodding Carter

The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire;
the good news is that we got exclusive footage.
- Jessica Savitch

It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in
the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.
- Jerry Seinfeld

I think television often has dismissed younger people.
They figure, well, they're not really watching news,
that's not our audience.
- Kurt Loder

Tell your husbands any bad news when everything is calm,
not just as they come through the door.
- Indra Devi

I want everybody in the news business to think of ABC
before they go any place else.
If it costs us an extra few thousand dollars to do that,
what does it mean?
- Roone Arledge

Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news
of this mischance was noised about the city.
Such a tumult of mourning was never before heard,
for the whole city was moved.
- Marie de France

If a liberal News channel were launched it would fall flat on its face.
- Paul Weyrich

Some of those stories in local newspapers are just
as dull and boring as the stories that I get from on-line services,
which are basically sort of straight news.
- Tabitha Soren


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