For Everyone Complaining about Aaron Sorkin’s Self-Plagiarizing
Show me an artist/writer who has not re-used dialogue or images or music or gestures and I will show you an artist who has no obsessions—aka, a pretty shitty artist. You know who was an awesome writer and wrote kickass dialogue? Shakespeare.
POLONIUS: What do you read, my lord?
HAMLET: Words, words, words.
From Troilus and Cressida:
PANDARUS: What says she there?
TROILUS: Words, words, mere words.
I could dig up more examples, but really, I rest my case here.