An awful lot of storytelling isn’t really about making people understand —- it’s about making people care.

If you look at something like “The Weast Wing”, which is probably my favourite thing ever…I’m not sure I ever understood a single episode! I don’t understand enough American politics for a start. Also, all the characters are much cleverer than me. But they all seem to care about whatever’s happening, so I’ll care too.

Steven Moffat, “The Brilliant Book 2012”, BBC Books