My Senior Naval Science Instructor, a retired captain and pilot, is no stranger to sending cadets to the Academy. Upon meeting him last year when I first moved, I heard that I was his fourth or fifth cadet receiving an appointment in his six years so far teaching here! Upon talking to him for my NROTC interview, I told him I wanted to be a Naval Flight Officer. He succinctly replied, "Do you want to be the Goose or the Maverick?" He convinced me now to aspire to become a full Naval Aviator. Other pieces of advice he has given me include, "As a pilot you are going to be expected to hold completely unoriginal conversations verbatim in movie quotes." Though our military heroes have had their words engraved into our history, quotes that have been said to us directly hit closer to home. What have your mentors said to you that still stick?