Arrogance and self-awareness


James Bond: Casino Royale (2006) – Arrogance and self-awareness

M: I knew it was too early
to promote you.

Bond: Well, I understand double-0s
have a very short life-expectancy…so your mistake will be short-lived.

Bond, this may be too much
for a blunt instrument to understand…

…but arrogance and self-awareness
seldom go hand in hand.

So you want me to be half monk,
half hit-man?

Any thug can kill.
I want you to take your ego
out of the equation… and to judge the situation dispassionately.

I have to know I can trust you,
and that you know who to trust.

And since I don’t know that,
I need you out of my sight.

Go and stick your head
in the sand somewhere…

…and think about your future.

Because these bastards
want your head.

And I’m seriously considering
feeding you to them.





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