Line(s) of the Day #TheWestWing

The West Wing

You know one of the things that happens when I stay away too long is that you forget that you don’t have the power to fix everything. You have a big brain, and a good heart and an ego the size of Montana. You do, Jed. You don’t have the power to fix everything. But I do like watching you try.

Abbey Bartlett (Stockard Channing) in the superlative political TV drama The West Wing (1999 – 2006). During its seven year run, it told of the President of the United States and his group of White House staffers’ issues when running the country.

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25 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #TheWestWing

  1. my fav show… EVER!!! too bad it only lasted 7 years… sorkin should return to making great tv shows like this and sports night!

    great quote Alex!

    • I never saw Sports Night. Will have to look out for it. I saw Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip which had Bradley Whitford, and some of The Newsroom, but I much preferred The West Wing. Every time a new character in The West Wing I wanted them them to come back, and yet I always loved the depth in the new characters. A superlative show.

  2. Great quote. I used to love this show till when Sorkin and Rob Lowe were on, but despite the depreciation in writing and quality in the final seasons, I remember it fondly.

    • The first four were sensational. Season five was atrocious. I still watched until the end though as it still had charm and depth in it last two seasons, even when the quality dropped significantly. I’m glad you liked the quote. I put a lot of thought into it.

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