I asked her once how she managed to master diplomacy and espionage in a time when no one wanted to see a woman succeed at either. And she said "Compromise where you can, but where you can't, don't. Even if everyone is telling you that something Wrong is something Right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say: No. You move."
The old Bond movies! Oh, man. Oh, when I was a kid that was my dream job... gentleman spy. –I always felt the old Bond films were only as good as the villain. As I child I rather fancied a future as a colorful megalomaniac. –What a shame we both had to grow up.