Aaron Sorkin’s Poet Laureate

An artist’s job is to captivate you for however long as we’ve asked for your attention. If we stumble into truth, we got lucky, and I don’t get to decide what truth is…I write poetry, Toby. That’s how I enter the world.

Tabitha Fortis in “The U.S. Poet Laureate” on The West Wing

I whole heartedly agree with the first sentence. I just ask, if artists can’t decide what truth is who can? Can anyone?