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.
I've never met anyone who has said, "My goal is to make America mediocre." That's a kind of hard-right conservative fallacy.
I'm a playwright. All I care about is the play being good.
Mrs. Landingham, does the President have free time this morning? The President has nothing but free time, Toby. Right now he's in the residence eating Cheerios and enjoying Regis and Kathie Lee. Should I get him for you? Sarcasm's a disturbing thing coming from a woman of your age, Mrs. Landingham.
Josh: So, Toby, itâ€™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.
I have to allow for the possibility that I'm not just writing the season finale, that I'm writing the series finale,
It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
The stuff that I write doesn't work very well as background music. You have to watch it from beginning to end and pay attention as if you were watching a play.
But HBO is less interested in how many people are watching than in how much the people who are watching are liking the show. They didn't set up their business model to make writers happy. It's just a nice unintended consequence.
Tell me what you think and then tell me what the really smart person in the room who disagrees with you thinks.
Government should be a place where people can come together, and no one gets left behind. No oneâ€¦gets left behind. An instrument of good.
Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright. Aaron So
When I write something, I want the best director to direct it. And that's not going to be me.
Music is what mathematics does on a Saturday night.
We're shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden death of our friend and colleague.
Perhaps something like Facebook couldn't have been invented by somebody who goes out five nights a week and has a ton of friends and makes friends really easily.
I send them a lot of 'West Wing' hats, and they send me a lot of White House T-shirts and that kind of thing,
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.
We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.
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.
There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups... but they're coming for ya. It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
Develop your own compass, and trust it. Take risks, dare to fail, remember the first person through the wall always gets hurt.
Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the only thing that ever has.
If you feel that strongly about something, you have an obligation to try and change my mind.
And my friends, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Aaron So
I can kind of put any piece of red meat out on the table -- census, proportional response, slavery reparations -- and get them fighting about it.
That's a very real feeling - that I don't have a story to tell. I'm not a pure storyteller. I have a tough time with story.
I'm a registered Republican, I only seem liberal because I believe that hurricanes are caused by high barometric pressure and not gay marriage.
The problem with getting actors of this caliber is that if the show doesn't work, Tommy and I can be pretty sure it was our fault.
She's a person; the doctor pronounces her dead, not the news.