'The end is inevitable, Maverick. Your kind is headed for extinction.'
Maverick: 'Maybe so, sir. But not today.'
Maverick: 'I have to admit, I wasn't expecting an invitation back.'
'They're called 'orders', Maverick.'
'Thirty plus years of service. Combat medals. Citations. Only man to shoot down three enemy planes in the last forty years. Yet, you can't get a promotion. You won't retire. And despite your best efforts, you refuse to die. You should be at least a two star admiral by now. Yet, here you are, captain. Why is that?'
Maverick: 'It's one of life's mysteries, sir.'
You don't have time to think up there. If you think, you're dead.0