Loveless: I imagine you're bursting with question
James: You'll tell me.
Loveless: How can you be so sure?
James: Because I know you. You're always talking. About yourself. Bragging.
Loveless: That's preposterous. I'm not a petty man, I'm a scientist. I've trained, disciplined myself to be serenely dispassionate. To accuse me of bragging, you might as well accuse the sun of being egocentric because it shines.
Loveless: Really, you can be quite exasperating. Really, what kind of remark is that, "Um-hum"? I'm not quite sure why I put up with you.
James: Because you need me.
Loveless: I need you? Now who's being egocentric. I don't need you, I don't need anyone, I have myself.