Love hurts more than hate.
I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty.
Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the only thing that ever has.
There can be no liberty without the law.
Decisions are made by those who show up.
The harder I work the luckier I get.
Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.
I don't want yes men around me. I want everyone to tell the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.
It seems to me that more and more we've come to expect less and less from each other, and I think that should change.
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.
Understanding is a three-edged sword. Your side, my side, and the truth.
I want everyone to tell me the truth, even if it costs him his job.
If I look confused it is because I am thinking.
The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language.
We are seeing lots of young people with melanoma. It's actually scared me quite a bit.
From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
I didn't think I would make this much money.
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Trying to guess what the (mass) audience wants and then trying to satisfy that is usually a bad recipe for getting something good.
I've always been proud of being a Hoosier. When I talk to people, I tell them that.
Include me out.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn't like it.
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
I love entertaining people and this is entertainment.
Toby Zeigler: There's literally no one in the world I don't hate right now.
You know what shows today are missing? Stars.
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
For your information, I would like to ask a question.
It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
And my friends, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
A Hospital is no place to be sick.
I'm in prison. But my heart and mind is free. Gangsta haters on the streets are doing more time than me. They need 30 police escorts with them every time they walk down the street.
Phil Ramone is very special. Barbra Streisand or Diana Ross... they are the best.
It is reassuring for people to feel they have a boss, someone who knows the answers and has charted the course.
It is my goal to learn as much about the people I'm surrounded by.
I am slowly widening who I am close with, and at the same time, growing further away from others.
If it happened to me, it can happen to anyone.
I'm a Star Wars fanatic.
And writing I think is a gift that you have, the same as acting, in a way.
It's populated by people who, by and large, have terrific communication skills.
Every day is an extraordinary day. For me, it was just a great area for storytelling.
It's important to remember that, first and foremost, if not only, this is entertainment. "The West Wing" isn't meant to be good for you.
You ought to try being cruel to some people.
Stealing, you'll go far in life. Actually, there is something funny about getting away with it.
It's amazing what we can get away with and what we can't. But it's not for me to decide.
I don't return anybody's calls unless it's going to mean extra money for me.
And I've completely cut off all relationships with any friends that I had before the show. And I've copped an attitude.
Toby: All right. It couldn't have gone far, right? Sam: No. Toby: Somewhere in this building...is our talent.
But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about.
We don't do a lot of violent shows. When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.
As a producer, I probably am a little stronger than most, since I was a director originally.
You can tell a lot from someone's eyes.