Lommers: Remember when you were a kid and you thought grown-ups knew everything and the President was the smartest man on the planet? Lex: And you were going to be an astronaut? Lommers: I was going to be the President.
Lommers: You know, the older you get the more you realize how rare it is that someone who deserves to be making the important decisions is actually in power to do so, and that if you want to be one of them, you have to be tough as nails. Lex: Oh, I'd say you've got that covered.