VESPER LYND: What else can you surmise, Mr. Bond?
JAMES BOND: About you, Ms. Lynd? Well, your beauty’s a problem. You worry you won’t be taken seriously.
VESPER LYND: Which one can say of any attractive woman with half a brain.
JAMES BOND: True. But this one overcompensates by wearing slightly masculine clothing, being more aggressive than her female colleagues, which gives her a somewhat prickly demeanor, and, ironically enough, makes it less likely for her to be accepted and promoted by her male superiors, who mistake her insecurities for arrogance. Now, I’d of normally gone with only child, but, um, you see, by the way you ignored my quip about your parents, I’m gonna have to go with orphan.
VESPER LYND: Alright. By the cut of your suit, you went to Oxford—or wherever. Naturally, you think human beings dress like that. But you wear it with such disdain. My guess is you didn’t come from money, and your school friends never let you forget it. Which means you were at that school by the grace of someone else’s charity, hence the chip on your shoulder. And since your first thought about me ran to orphan, that’s what I’d say you are.
—Casino Royale, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Paul Haggis