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.
I'm not interested in the difference between good and bad, I'm interested in the differences between good and great.
As a dramatist, you're looking for points of friction...
It's nice that HBO is in business with the audience and not with the advertisers. There's a difference.
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.