55 James Bond Quotes From The Iconic 007

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James Bond is a fictional character created by writer Ian Fleming through his novels and later portrayed in other media.

He is portrayed as one of the most talented intelligence officers in Secret Intelligence Services who set out on some of the most challenging missions and adventures. The James Bond franchise is said to be one of the highest-grossing franchises and one of the most famous amongst people through comics, TV series, and most importantly, the film series of 34 Bond films portraying James Bond as the titular character.

The character of James Bond in the movies has been played by numerous talented actors like Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, and the like along with several other actors playing the roles of the Bond women and other characters like Q, M, Kerim Bey, Honey Ryder, Carly Simon, Tiffany Case, Moneypenny and more. The series has also made car models like Aston Martin and liquor brands like Dom Perignon even more famous, especially after novelist Ian Fleming mentioned them in his book.

Here is a list of some of the best quotes by James Bond and conversations with the characters and Bond women from the novels, films, and countless sources.

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The Best Bond Quotes

There are more than just 007 James Bond quotes because there isn't just one Bond movie, but many.

Here is a list of some of the best Bond quotes that will bring back memories of the good time spent watching this genius grace the movie screens back in the day.

1. "No small talk? No chit chat? That's the trouble these days. Nobody takes the time to do a real sinister interrogation. It's a lost art."

-James Bond, 'GoldenEye'.

2. "Well, if I'm gonna be forced to watch television, may I smoke?"

-James Bond, 'You Only Live Twice'.

3. "I must be dreaming."

-James Bond, 'Goldfinger'.

4. "Well, I must say you've become more beautiful every day!"

-James Bond,'Diamonds Are Forever'.

5. "Tiger Tanaka: Place yourself entirely in their hands, my dear Bond-san. Rule number one is never do anything yourself - when someone else can do it for you.

James Bond: And number two?"

-James Bond, 'You Only Live Twice'.

6. "There's always something formal about the point of a gun."

-James Bond, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.

7. "You only live twice: Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face."

-James Bond, 'You Only Live Twice'.

8. "Well, I like to do some things the old-fashioned way."

-James Bond, 'Casino Royale'.

9. "James Bond: I admire your courage, Miss…?

Sylvia Trench: Trench. Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, Mr…?

James Bond: Bond. James Bond."

- 'Dr. No'.

10. "There's a saying in England. Where there's smoke, there's fire."

-James Bond, 'From Russia With Love'.

11. "Blofeld: James Bond. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Ernst Stavro Blofeld. They told me you were assassinated in Hong Kong.

James Bond: Yes, this is my second life."

-James Bond, 'You Only Live Twice'.

12. "Q: Age is no guarantee of efficiency.

James Bond: And youth is no guarantee of innovation."

-'Casino Royale'.

13. "Fiona: Some men just don't like to be driven.

James Bond: No, some men don't like to be taken for a ride."


14. "This never happened to the other fellow."

-James Bond, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'.

15. "James Bond: I came here to kill you.

Franz Oberhauser: And I thought you came here to die.

James Bond: Well, it's all a matter of perspective."


16. "James Bond: Everybody needs a hobby.

Silva: So what's yours?

James Bond: Resurrection."

-'Casino Royale'.

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17. "Sheer magnetism, darling."

-James Bond, 'The Man With The Golden Gun'.

18. "Why is it that people who can't take advice always insist on giving it?"

-James Bond, 'Casino Royale'.

19. "Time to face gravity!"

-James Bond, 'Die Another Day'.

20. "Presumably, I'm the condemned man, and obviously, you're the hearty breakfast."

-James Bond, 'Diamonds Are Forever'.

21. "Jinx: Let's just say my relationships don't seem to last.

James Bond: I know the feeling."

-' Die Another Day'.

22. "Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something."

-James Bond, 'From Russia With Love'.

23. "Vesper: You love me?

James Bond: Enough to travel the world with you until one of us has to take an honest job... which I think is going to have to be you because I have no idea what an honest job is."

-'Casino Royale'.

24. "I've always enjoyed studying a new tongue."

-James Bond, 'Tomorrow Never Dies'.

25. "I was wrong about you."

-James Bond, 'The World Is Not Enough'.

26. "Bond: Would you settle for a tulip?

Moneypenny: Yes!"

-'Diamonds Are Forever'.

27. "I don't think the dead care about vengeance."

-James Bond, 'Quantum Of Solace'.

28. "Shaken and stirred."

-James Bond, 'Diamonds Are Forever'.

29. "Governments change. The lies stay the same."

-James Bond, 'GoldenEye'.

30. "Don't think. Just let it happen."

-James Bond, 'The Living Daylights'.

31. "James Bond: I help people with problems.

Franz Sanchez: Problem solver.

James Bond: More of a problem eliminator."

-' Licence To Kill'.

32. "James Bond: One bullet against my six?

Francisco Scaramanga: I only need one, Mr. Bond."

-'The Man With The Golden Gun'.

33. "They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies."

-'Quantum Of Solace'.

Roger Moore James Bond Quotes

Moore is said to be one of the best James Bond actors who ever played the character. Here is a list of lines and quotes by him as James Bond from various James Bond movies.

34. "Lovers lesson number two; togetherness 'till death do us part, or thereabouts."

-James Bond, 'Live And Let Die'.

35. "I think he had a rather inflated opinion of himself."

-James Bond, 'Live And Let Die'.

36. "A little restless, but I got off eventually."

-James Bond, 'A View To A Kill'.

37. "I trust you can handle this contraption, Q?"

-James Bond, 'Octopussy'.

38. "The Chinese have a saying; 'Before setting off on revenge, you first dig two graves!'"

-James Bond, 'For Your Eyes Only'.

39. "Take a giant step back for mankind."

-James Bond, 'Moonraker'.

40. "Having problems keeping up, Q?"

-James Bond, 'Octopussy'.

41. "James Bond: Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.

Q: That's putting it mildly, 007!"

-'For Your Eyes Only'.

42. "M: Remember, 007, you're on your own.

James Bond: Well, thank you, sir. That's a great comfort."


43. "James Bond: I trust you can handle this contraption, Q?

Q: It goes by hot air.

James Bond: Oh, then you can."


44. "Major Anya Amasova: Where is Fekkesh?

James Bond: With the pharaohs."

-'The Spy Who Loved Me'.

45. "Log Cabin Girl: But James, I need you!

James Bond: So does England!"

-'The Spy Who Loved Me'.

46. "Dr. Holly Goodhead: You know him?

James Bond: Not socially. His name's Jaws; he kills people."


47. "Which bullet has my name on it? The first or the last?"

-James Bond, 'The Spy Who Loved Me'.

48. "Major Anya Amasova: I have never failed on a mission, Commander. Any mission.

James Bond: In that case, Major, one of us is bound to end up gravely disappointed because neither have I."

-'The Spy Who Loved Me'.

49. "Someone seems to have stuck a knife in my wallet."

-James Bond, 'Octopussy'.

50. "Well, my dear, I take it you spend quite a lot of time in the saddle."

-James Bond, 'A View To Kill'.

51. "What... is that?

-James Bond, 'Octopussy'.

52. "Hello. My name is James St. John Smythe. I'm English."

-James Bond, 'A View To Kill.

53. "Kamal Khan: You seem to have this nasty habit of surviving.

James Bond: You know what they say about the fittest."


54. "Well, you just stay on the tail of that jukebox, and there's an extra twenty in it for you."

-James Bond, 'Live And Let Die'.

55. "He just dropped in for a quick bite."

-James Bond, 'The Spy Who Loved Me'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for James Bond then why not take a look at 'Indiana Jones' quotes, or Batman quotes.


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