15 Total Quotes

John Wells Quotes

We're dealing with fictional characters, and so it's difficult to convey to the audience the sense of urgency. This is the right thing to do for the cast and the audience and the material.
John Wells
#Audience

The series has celebrated from the beginning in (creator/former executive producer) Aaron (Sorkin)'s conception, the remarkable strength of American democracy. And one of the things that's most dramatic about American democracy is the peaceful passing of power from one leader to another. And we thought that was a really wonderful way to sort of end the series.
John Wells
#Beginning

The series has celebrated from the beginning ... the remarkable strength of American democracy, and part of that ... is the peaceful passing of power from one leader to another. And we thought that was a really wonderful way to sort of end the series, the storytelling of it. So as the numbers were declining, we started to think ... we'd conclude the series at its natural place.
John Wells
#Beginning

We had planned out the entire rest of the season, and it didn't end up being what we thought it was going to be. We have been rewriting frantically over the last couple of weeks.
John Wells
#Rest

Infantilism is possibly the hallmark of our generation.
John Wells
#Twentieth Century

We got interested in the idea of, what is the responsibility inside the White House for taking individual responsibility for leaking? ... How does leaking work? Why do people do it?
John Wells
#Responsibility

West Wing. There are certain circumstances where you don't want it to have that gloss.
John Wells
#Circumstances

From the beginning, it (the Firestone property) was visualized as the front yard of the library. It was not intended to be there from the beginning.
John Wells
#Beginning

It's certainly a very interesting gray area, we wouldn't have gotten into without John's death. But it makes for some compelling drama on the show.
John Wells
#Death

That was one of Aaron's original concepts. And the peaceful passing of power from one leader to another expresses this strength and makes for wonderful storytelling.
John Wells
#Power

Obviously, we won't share (the winner) with you, because that wouldn't be fun for anyone.
John Wells
#Fun

You telling me no midriffs exposed? That's the only clothes they make now.
John Wells
#Clothes

If a kid is struggling, sending him home for having a shirt tail out, that's not helping him a bit.
John Wells
#Home

It's killing our trees. Some have died and have been taken out. Most of the trees are infected. We have 20 or 30 years' growth in those trees. It will take about that long to get the growth back.
John Wells
#Killing

We have a very, very large Republican audience that loves to kind of watch the show and throw things at the screen.
John Wells
#Republican