We are not now that strength, which in old days moved earth and heaven. That which we are, we are. One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.
Have you ever had to kill a man, Max? Have you? To pull that trigger, you have to be sure. Yes, you investigate, analyze, assess, target. And then you have to look him in the eye. And you make the call. And all the drones, bugs, cameras, transcripts, all the surveillance in the world can’t tell you what to do next. A license to kill is also a license not to kill.
“The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”[quoting Jack London]
Your interior decorating tips have always been appreciated, 007.[James Bond: The whole office goes up in smoke and that bloody thing survives.]
When someone says we got people everywhere, you expect it to be hyperbole. Lots of people say that. Florists use that expression. Doesn’t mean that they’ve got somebody working for them inside the bloody room.
We used to be able to get into a room with the enemy, we could look him in the eye. And now the enemy is just floating in the ether. We don’t even know what they’re after.