Trying to guess what the (mass) audience wants and then trying to satisfy that is usually a bad recipe for getting something good.

-Aaron Sorkin
Aaron Sorkin

If you can socialize from the privacy of your desk at night in a dark room, you can be a smoother, cooler, funnier, sexy, more everything person than you actually are in real life.

Aaron Sorkin
I love writing, but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, 'You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, Giftless. I'm not your agent and I'm not your mommy: I'm a white piece of paper. You wanna dance with me?' and I really, really don't. I'll go peaceable-like.
Aaron Sorkin

I'm not interested in the difference between good and bad, I'm interested in the differences between good and great.

Aaron Sorkin
Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.
Aaron Sorkin

As a dramatist, you're looking for points of friction...

Aaron Sorkin
Decisions are made by those who show up.
Aaron Sorkin

It's nice that HBO is in business with the audience and not with the advertisers. There's a difference.

Aaron Sorkin
Elite is not a bad word, it's an aspirational one
Aaron Sorkin

I would love for people to think that I am as quick, clever, smart and heroic as the characters that I write, but those characters are characters.

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.