After the 9/11 apocalypse happened in..

After the 9/11 apocalypse happened in New York City, people, particularly New Yorkers, who breathed in the ash, or saw the results of that, have a tendency to keep seeing echoes and having flashbacks to it.

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The properties of people and the properties of character have almost nothing to do with each other. They really don't. I know it seems like they do because we look alike, but people don't speak in dialogue. Their lives don't unfold in a series of scenes that form a narrative arc.
Alike
Almost
Almost Nothing
Arc
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Character
Dialogue
Each
Form
Know
Like
Lives
Look
Narrative
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Energy
Merely
Nobody
Normal
People
Some
Some People
Tremendous
I find television, and particularly live television, very romantic: the idea that there is this small group of people, way up high, in a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, beaming this signal out into the night.
Find
Group
High
Idea
Live
Live Television
Manhattan
Middle
Night
Out
Particularly
People
Romantic
Signal
I feel I'm two people: I have my interest in acting and I have a lot of other political interests I'd like to pursue.
Acting
Feel
I Feel
Interest
Interests
Like
Lot
Other
People
Political
Pursue
Two
Two People
No matter what cause one defends, it will suffer permanent disgrace if one resorts to blind attacks on crowds of innocent people.
Attacks
Blind
Cause
Crowds
Defends
Disgrace
Innocent
Innocent People
Matter
People
Permanent
Suffer
Will
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.
Alibi
Always
Been
Particular
People
Tyrants
Welfare
I never thought of myself as a wealthy person. I've thought of myself as a person who has had a lot of luck. I don't have the same stress that other people have, but there are too many things I could have done differently if wealth was what I was after. If I was all about money, I would have lived in L.A.
About
After
Could
Differently
Done
Had
Lived
Lot
Luck
Many
Money
Myself
Never
Other
I can't complain that I've had a public all through my writing life, but people don't quite know what I've written. People don't read you too closely. Perhaps, after I've died, they'll look at my stuff, and read it through, and find there's more in it. That may be wrong, but that's what I comfort myself with.
After
Closely
Comfort
Complain
Died
Find
Had
Know
Life
Look
May
More
Myself
People
I started out as an actor, where you seek to understand yourself using the words of great writers and collaborating with other creative people. Then I slid into show business, where you seek only an audience's approval whether you deserve it or not.
Actor
Approval
Audience
Business
Collaborating
Creative
Creative People
Deserve
Great
Only
Other
Out
People
Seek
Heroes in drama are people who try hard to reach a virtuous ideal. And whether they succeed or fail really doesn't matter - it's the trying that counts.
Counts
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Fail
Hard
Heroes
Ideal
Matter
People
Reach
Really
Succeed
Try
Trying
Virtuous
I won every award you could win in television. I got paid well. And people loved '30 Rock'. And I loved '30 Rock'. I mean, sometimes you do a show that's a hit show, and you hate it.
Award
Could
Every
Got
Hate
Hit
Loved
Mean
Paid
People
Rock
Show
Sometimes
Television
Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
Other
People
Sleep
Some
Some People
Talk
While
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.
About
Any
Anything
Day
Disagree
Get
Look
People
Room
Scene
Time
Two
Two People
Who
People don't understand this: if you want to have a really good shot at succeeding, there are doors you have to slam in people's faces and say, 'This is my priority, and you can't depend on me to help you.' I was never good at that.
Depend
Doors
Faces
Good
Help
Me
Never
People
Priority
Really
Say
Shot
Slam
Succeeding
I know some people who live this much more insulated life in Los Angeles, where their feet never touch public ground. They walk out of their bathroom, their living room, they get into their garage, their car, and the next thing you know, they're at the valet parking of the restaurant or the store or the office. They're in a bubble the whole time.
Angeles
Bathroom
Bubble
Car
Feet
Garage
Get
Ground
Know
Life
Live
Living
Living Room
Los
My way of getting the best from people on a set is to notice their work, to make every prop master, every seamstress, part of 'The Newsroom' or 'The West Wing' or 'Steve Jobs.'
Best
Every
Getting
Jobs
Make
Master
Newsroom
Notice
Part
People
Prop
Set
Steve
Steve Jobs
No cause justifies the deaths of innocent people.
Cause
Deaths
Innocent
Innocent People
Justifies
People
I've had a relatively charmed life. I loved to be out in the city. New York was my town. I've had people come up to me and say, 'You're a great New Yorker. You've given your time and money to so many New York charities. You're a great supporter of the arts. I like some of your movies - and some of your movies suck, actually.'
Actually
Arts
Charities
Charmed
City
Come
Given
Great
Had
Life
Like
Loved
Many
Me
I hope people will learn more about agriculture in America. About locally grown farming and about water conservation. About how much pollution results from beef and pig farming.
About
Agriculture
America
Beef
Conservation
Farming
Grown
Hope
How
How Much
Learn
Locally
More
Much
I'm not on Facebook, and I don't tweet, but I know plenty of people who love both.
Both
Facebook
Know
Love
People
Plenty
Tweet
Who
There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap.
About
Before
Big
Country
Critical
Critical Thinking
Critically
Ever
Forget
Going
Less
Level
Main
Main Street
A lot of people want to not wear a tie when they go to a restaurant. They feel they don't have to wear a tie. I think it's kind of a statement they're making. I don't know what that statement is. I haven't quite figured that out yet.
Feel
Figured
Go
I Think
Kind
Know
Lot
Making
Out
People
Quite
Restaurant
Statement
Think
New York... where people come for their Ph.D. in corruption.
Come
Corruption
New
New York
People
Where
York
Am I a homophobe? Look, I work in show business. I am awash in gay people, as colleagues and as friends.
Am
Business
Colleagues
Friends
Gay
I Am
Look
People
Show
Show Business
Work
When I wrote 'The West Wing,' the juice behind it was that in popular culture, our leaders in government are generally portrayed as Machiavellian, or as idiots. I thought, well, how about writing about a group of hyper-competent people?
About
Behind
Culture
Generally
Government
Group
How
Idiots
Juice
Leaders
Our
People
Popular
Popular Culture
I feel like the better version of myself is on paper... I'd rather have people know me on paper.
Better
Feel
I Feel
I Feel Like
Know
Like
Me
Myself
Paper
People
Rather
Version
There's three things: there's masculinity, there's intelligence, there's sensitivity. You've got to bring those three things to a leading man's role: masculinity, sensitivity, intelligence. In some people, there's a little too much in the mix of one or the other.
Bring
Got
Intelligence
Leading
Little
Man
Masculinity
Mix
Much
Other
People
Role
Sensitivity
Some
There are some times when you make films and you travel places, and the take that people in the business have is that the worst way to see a city is to shoot there, because you work these long 12, 13 and 14-hour days, and you go home to the hotel, you eat, and you pass out.
Because
Business
City
Days
Eat
Films
Go
Go Home
Home
Hotel
Long
Make
Out
Pass
We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.
Anarchist
Community
Obey
Off
People
Rules
Set
Small
Started
Trying
Up
'The Apprentice' was a huge success, and Trump was a huge television star who managed to trick people into thinking he was the guy from the show.
Apprentice
Guy
He
Huge
People
Show
Star
Success
Television
Thinking
Trick
Trump
Who
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.
Business
Business Model
Consequence
Happy
HBO
How
How Many People
How Much
Interested
Just
Less
Liking
Make
Many
Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor.
Actor
Anymore
Career
Certainly
Face
Facts
Get
Good-Looking
High
Make
Medium
Minute
Out
People
The way we divorce in this country hurts people on the deepest level. The ripple effect and resonance of it is remarkable, vast - vast - and if I ever went into Parliament, I would become very involved in that.
Become
Country
Deepest
Divorce
Effect
Ever
Hurts
Involved
Level
Parliament
People
Remarkable
Resonance
Ripple
I'm less genial than people think, but I'm too timid to seem nasty.
Less
Nasty
People
Seem
Than
Think
Timid
Too
There is no better way to give comfort to an enemy than to divide the people of a nation over the issue of foreign war. There is no shorter road to defeat than by entering a war with inadequate preparation.
Better
Better Way
Comfort
Defeat
Divide
Enemy
Entering
Foreign
Give
Inadequate
Issue
Nation
Over
People
Most of the people that I deal with are human. So I've had a lot of experience with that.
Deal
Experience
Had
Human
Lot
Most
People
If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
Bad
Bad People
Good
Lawyers
People
Were
Would
Would-Be
You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble.
All My Life
Been
Help
Help People
Life
My Life
People
Poems
Trouble
Trying
You
Your
May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
Above
Being
Below
Common
Common People
Complaint
Fact
May
Often
People
Rise
Station
Take
Uncommon
It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.
Agree
Each
Ill
Luck
Misunderstanding
Never
Other
People
Understood
Universal
Would
Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
Coat
Dignity
Even
Holiness
Imagine
More
People
Questions
Some
Some People
Sometimes
Than
Too
There is no better way to give comfort to an enemy than to divide the people of a nation over the issue of foreign war.
Better
Better Way
Comfort
Divide
Enemy
Foreign
Give
Issue
Nation
Over
People
Than
War
Way
Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
Although
Becomes
Companion
Delightful
Doubtful
Flatterer
He
Him
His
Most
Other
People
Skillful
Takes
We Americans are a primitive people... Americans seem to have little respect for the law or the rights of others.
American
Law
Little
Others
People
Primitive
Respect
Rights
Seem
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
Away
Corner
Far
Find
Forgotten
Galaxies
Galaxy
Insignificant
Live
Lost
More
People
Planet
Some
When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.
Bleeds
Dangerous
Dangerous Thing
Good
He
Himself
Inwardly
Laughs
Man
Other
People
Thing
Ultraconservatism is, to me, so illogical. Everywhere you go, conservatives want to cut, cut, cut, cut - cut money for powerless people. So, that's the biggest problem I have with them.
Biggest
Biggest Problem
Conservatives
Cut
Everywhere
Go
Illogical
Me
Money
People
Powerless
Problem
Them
Want
Certainly, last year we did an episode about the census and sampling versus a direct statistic. You just said the word 'census,' and people fall asleep.
About
Asleep
Census
Certainly
Did
Direct
Episode
Fall
Just
Last
Last Year
People
Said
Sampling
There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time.
Choke
Go
Letters
Me
Movies
People
Rather
See
Than
Time
Who
Would
Write
I need to be home more. That's the goal now. I have a steady flow of things people want me to do.
Flow
Goal
Home
Me
More
Need
Now
People
Steady
Things
Want