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
Aaron Sorkin

The play was written before a lot of things that have informed how we feel about the military, but I think it is going to resonate.

Aaron Sorkin
Tell me what you think and then tell me what the really smart person in the room who disagrees with you thinks.
Aaron Sorkin

that there might be at NBC or HBO.

Aaron Sorkin
John was an uncommonly good man, an exceptional role model and a brilliant actor.
Aaron Sorkin

The play was written before 9/11 and July 7 and Abu Ghraib and a lot of things that have informed how we feel about the military, but I think it is going to resonate.

Aaron Sorkin
And my friends, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
Aaron Sorkin

It's certainly easy for me to make a fictional character mad about something. I can get them angry about something that I'm relatively indifferent about, just because I'm not educated on it, if I go to someone who is educated about it and is passionate about it. I find a point of fiction and then give it to them.

Aaron Sorkin
There's that process of writing it - 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.
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.

Aaron Sorkin
Just to clarify the division of labor on the show, I write the show and Alan [Poul] does everything else.