Quotes / Break the Haughty

Professor Port: With all due respect, your exceptional skill on the battlefield is matched only by your poor attitude.
Weiss: How dare you!
Professor Port: My point exactly.
RWBY, "The Badge and The Burden, Pt.2"

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!
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.

Some advice, prince...for the future. Next time, why don't you remember your place like the rest of them...and wait for Goku.
Cell, Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Episode 52: "Flashpoint"

Sucks, don't it? The moment you realize you don't know shit.
Negan, to Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead, "Last Day on Earth"

I made it all up, Double D. Everything about my brother was a lie. I just made things up, so people would like me, think I was cool. But boy was I wrong! The scam, my brother, this... when am I gonna learn, Double D?

Three months after that memorable day, Warden Norton resigned. He was a broken man, it gives me great pleasure to say. The spring was gone from his step. On his last day, he shuffled out with his head down like an old con shuffling down to the infirmary for his codeine pills. It was Goynar who took over, and to Norton, that must have seemed like the unkindest cut of all. For all I know, Sam Norton is down there in Eliot now, attending services at the Baptist church every Sunday and wondering how the hell Andy Dufresne got the better of him. I would have told him: the answer to the question is simplicity itself. Some have got it, Sam. And some don't and never will.