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Quotes: Break the Haughty

I'm ready, man, check it out. I am the ultimate badass! State of the badass art! You do NOT wanna fuck with me. Check it out! Hey Ripley, don't worry. Me and my squad of ultimate badasses will protect you! Check it out!
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Well that's great, that's just fuckin' great, man. Now what the fuck are we supposed to do? We're in some real pretty shit now man! That's it, game over man, game over!
Hudson, before and after encountering the Xenomorphs, Aliens

Iroh: Zuko, you must let go of your feelings of shame if you want your anger to go away.
Zuko: But I don't feel any shame at all! I'm as proud as ever!
Iroh: Prince Zuko, pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame.
Zuko: Well, my life has been nothing but humbling lately...
Avatar: The Last Airbender, "Bitter Work"

So join Zeppelin on her personal quest for praise and glory… or just sit back and get on with the praising and ...glory-ing. Because military boot camp is going to be a cakewalk for someone this headstrong and arrogant.
— Blurb for Lighter Than Heir

Someone I can be honest with... About what a failure I ended up becoming. I remember a time when I knew there was no one better than me. Now all I can see is the huge mess I've made.