M: I knew it was too early to promote you.
Bond: Well, I understand double-O's have a very short life expectancy, so your mistake will be short-lived.
M: This may be too much for a blunt instrument to understand, but arrogance and self awareness seldom go hand-in-hand.
Bond: So you want me to be half monk, half hitman?
M: Any thug can kill. I want you to take your ego out of the equation, and to judge the situation dispassionately. I need to know that 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 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.