The Best Aaron Sorkin quotes

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Aaron Sorkin is one of the most highly acclaimed screenwriters in Hollywood. His unique writing style and engaging dialogue have won him numerous awards, including an Oscar for his work on The Social Network. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the life and career of Aaron Sorkin, from his early days as a playwright to his current work on HBO’s smash hit show The Newsroom.

Here are the strongest Story, Time, Writing, Night, World quotes from Aaron Sorkin, and much more.


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About Aaron Sorkin

birth of the author

June 9, 1961

occupation of the author

Film Director, Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor

college of the author

Alma Mater:
Syracuse University

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Music is what mathematics does on a Satruday night. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

Josh: So, Toby, it’s election night. What do you say about a country that goes out of its way to protect even those citizens that try to destroy it? Toby: God bless America. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

In that moment, Dan was reminded why he wanted to write in the first place. It was the same reason anybody does anythingโ€“โ€“to impress women. (Jeremy Goodwin, Sports Night) โ€” Aaron Sorkin

By and large, the mission of any ghost is to offer humility. They point out what’s important by mocking what is not. (Joshua Malina, Sports Night) โ€” Aaron Sorkin

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I think I would have done very well as a writer in the Forties. I think the last time America was a great country was then or not long after. It was before Vietnam, before Watergate. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

This is a time for serious people, Bob, and your fifteen minutes are up. โ€” 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. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

I don’t think I write differently when I’m writing a screenplay, as opposed to a stage play or a teleplay. Maybe if I were in a film class and there was time to think about it, we could point out differences. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

It’s a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

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Toby Zeigler: There’s literally no one in the world I don’t hate right now. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

As long as you keep one foot in the real world while the other foot’s in a fairy tale, that fairy tale is going to seem kind of attainable. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

Don’t ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it’s the only thing that ever has. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

I think socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality. โ€” 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. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

Whether it’s ‘The West Wing’ or anything else, my first thought is always, ‘What’s a good story?’ โ€” 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. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

Molly’s Game’ was a true story about a remarkable young woman named Molly Bloom. She was this close to going to the Olympics; she was ranked third in North America in women’s moguls. โ€” 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. โ€” Aaron Sorkin


With a television series, there’s a hard deadline, and so you have to write even when you’re not writing well. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

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In Aaron Sorkin Statements


Writing never comes easy. The difference between Page 2 and Page Nothing is the difference between life and death. โ€” 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. โ€” 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. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

My resting pulse as a writer is writing idealistically and romantically; aspirationally. My taste lies in quixotic heroes. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

The thing I know how to do most is write a play. I came up loving plays and learning about plays and writing plays. I actually feel like an outsider when I’m writing movies and television. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

I consider plot a necessary intrusion on what I really want to do, which is write snappy dialogue. But when I’m writing, the way the words sound is as important to me as what they mean. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

I’m terribly afraid of failure. When your identity is wrapped up in writing and you’ve written something that doesn’t work, it’s a tough pill to swallow. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

There’s that process of writing itโ€“then you come out of your room into the sunlight, and you now have to complete the circuit and make the connection finally with the audience. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

Writing anything, it sorta starts the way you’d build a castle at the beach. You’re just taking your hands and you’re mounting up sand. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

I am truly at my happiest not when I am writing an aria for an actor or making a grand political or social point. I am at my happiest when I’ve figured out a fun way for somebody to slip on a banana peel. โ€” Aaron Sorkin

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