All writing is discipline, but screenwriting is a drill sergeant.
Aristotle said time is a measure of change, and this movie is about changing in time, through time, while remaining the same person. That's a philosophical paradox and a moral dilemma. But 'Casablanca' says it's possible. You can have both. That's what it means. And that's my wish for you: that you would have both.
I cannot be a character in a bad movie. I can't be.
No civilization, including Plato's, has ever been destroyed because its citizens learned too much.
Story is metaphor for life and life is lived in time.
When talented people write badly, it's generally for one of two reasons: Either they're blinded by an idea they feel compelled to prove of they're driven by an emotion they must express. When talented people write well, it is generally for this reason: They're moved by a desire to touch the audience.