Ben Affleck Appreciation Week︱Day Two: Favorite Role → Capt. Rafe McCawley (Pearl Harbor, 2001)

“Ma'am, I’m never gonna be an English teacher. But I know why I’m here: to be a pilot. And you don’t dogfight with manuals. You don’t fly with gauges. I mean, it’s all about feeling and speed, and lettin’ that plane become like a part of your body. That manual says that a guy who’s a slow reader can’t be a good pilot? That file says I’m the best pilot in this room. Ma'am, please: don’t take my wings.