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That's the miracle of telling a story in film: You can express something inside someone's mind. — Matthew Weiner

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I had a realization in the midst of my happy marriage that I had kind of lost most of my friends - my male friends in particular. And I started wondering if my wife, who was certainly my best friend, supplanted those relationships. — Matthew Weiner

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Identity is part of drama to me. Who am I, why am I behaving this way, and am I aware of it? — Matthew Weiner

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TV writing is for people who hate being alone more than they hate writing. — Matthew Weiner

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Super-confident people with no problems and great marriages and great parenting are not good entertainment. — Matthew Weiner

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In movies and TV, we tend to fall into tropes about how characters might get out of problems. But when you look at real life, you realize that there is a lot of drama of not being able to get out of the problems. — Matthew Weiner

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Hate is more interesting than love ... — Matthew Weiner

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Seeing movie people trying to get into TV now who don't understand that is very interesting. — Matthew Weiner

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This sounds really craven on some level, but on some level, a lot of what I'm doing is trying to not do a typical TV show. — Matthew Weiner

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I do find it sometimes that people project their own feelings on to the characters and I think that there is a certain amount of sexism - I mean the proprietary nature, for men and women. — Matthew Weiner

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My wife's an architect, so she definitely has a very high-risk artistic profession, and she gets the idea that you're really sensitive, you really care what people think, you have a low threshold for criticism. — Matthew Weiner

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I guess because I'm a liberal I think it's not people's natural instinct to be completely self-interested. — Matthew Weiner

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Success has a lot of things that go along with it and I haven't experienced any personal resentment. I can't control any of that and I try not to worry about it. I hope that's not the case, you know. Most of the writers that I know and artists that I know understand what was going on. I think there's just as many things going on in the awards process that have to do with the show having won a few times. — Matthew Weiner

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I'm in the entertainment business, where you're only as good as your last show. — Matthew Weiner

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Opinions can't be inaccurate. — Matthew Weiner

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I am trying to be as impartial as possible. As you can tell from the trailers for Mad Men, I am a person who believes that you should know nothing. — Matthew Weiner

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If you've ever had somebody try to sell you something - people who can sell, they really are not manipulating you. They are selling themselves. — Matthew Weiner

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It's an ugly thing to see ambition and to see people satisfying themselves. — Matthew Weiner

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All human stories are interesting. You don't put a kid in a show because you need a device. They have a story, too. — Matthew Weiner

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[Peggy Olson]: Just try it. — Matthew Weiner

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As far as I can tell, 1968 is a year about change, about revolution, about violence, about people turning inwards as community breaks down. — Matthew Weiner

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My major goal is to take my bathrobe off before the kids get home from school. — Matthew Weiner

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It's very hard to turn writers against each other, believe it or not. — Matthew Weiner

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I keep going to a lot of places and ending up somewhere I've already been — Matthew Weiner

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The most defeatist thing I hear is, "I'm going to give it a couple of years." You can't set a clock for yourself. If you do, you are not a writer. You should want it so badly that you don't have a choice. You have to commit for the long haul. There's no shame in being a starving artist. Get a day job, but don't get too good at it. It will take you away from your writing. — Matthew Weiner

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The show is not a history lesson or intellectual exploration. It is entertainment based on tension, irony and storytelling that is closely related to today's life. — Matthew Weiner

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I would never want my name on something that I did not write most of. Part of television is you get rewritten. — Matthew Weiner

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Believe it or not, there's a lot of humor in 'Mad Men.' Especially in the dark moments. — Matthew Weiner

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You can't set a clock for yourself. If you do, you are not a writer. — Matthew Weiner

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Who knows where the talent goes? Sometimes it goes where the money is. Sometimes I think writers are really interested in the glory. — Matthew Weiner

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I am a competitive person. But more good TV is more good TV. — Matthew Weiner

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I'm very supportive of creative people being paid for the work that they do. — Matthew Weiner

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It took seven years from the time I wrote Mad Men until it finally got on the screen. I lived every day with that script as if it were going to happen tomorrow. That's the faith you have to have. — Matthew Weiner

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If you want to reach any kind of poignancy or meaning a lot of times, coming from comedy is the best way to get there. — Matthew Weiner