Bond, James Bond: The Most Memorable 007 Quotes

Last updated on Nov 9th, 2021

Bond, James Bond: The Most Memorable 007 Quotes

James Bond, also known by the code number 007, is a fictional character created by Ian Fleming.

The character successfully appeared in twelve books and two short story collections by Fleming, but some of the best Bond lines came from films produced by Eon Productions, which are one of the longest-running film series of all time.

Starting with Dr. No (1962) and the iconic performance by Sean Connery, several actors played the role, including George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig.

Without further ado, here is our selection of the top James Bond quotes.

Bond. James Bond. - James Bond (Dr. No Quotes)
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Bond. James Bond.(Sylvia Trench: I admire your luck, Mr...?), Dr. No (1962)

World domination. The same old dream. Our asylums are full of people who think they're Napoleon, or God. - James Bond (Dr. No Quotes)
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World domination. The same old dream. Our asylums are full of people who think they’re Napoleon, or God.Dr. No (1962)

Red wine with fish... Well, that should have told me something. - James Bond (From Russia with Love Quotes)
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Red wine with fish… Well, that should have told me something.(to Red), From Russia with Love (1963)

There's a saying in England: "Where there's smoke, there's fire." - James Bond (From Russia with Love Quotes)
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There’s a saying in England: “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”From Russia with Love (1963)

Just a drink. A martini. Shaken, not stirred. - James Bond (Goldfinger Quotes)
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Just a drink. A martini. Shaken, not stirred.(Mei-Lei: Can I do something for you, Mr. Bond?), Goldfinger (1964)

Shocking. Positively shocking. - James Bond (Goldfinger Quotes)
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Shocking. Positively shocking.(after pushing a fan into the tub to electrocute his enemy), Goldfinger (1964)

My dear girl, there are some things that just aren't done, such as drinking Dom Perignon '53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That's as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs. - James Bond (Goldfinger Quotes)
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My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ’53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs.(to Jill), Goldfinger (1964)

Oh, I travel... sort of a licensed troubleshooter. - James Bond (Thunderball Quotes)
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Oh, I travel… sort of a licensed troubleshooter.(Pat Fearing: What kind of work do you do, anyway?), Thunderball (1965)

When one has little time, one sort of has to be obvious. - James Bond (Thunderball Quotes)
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When one has little time, one sort of has to be obvious.(Domino: I hoped you'd not be so obvious.), Thunderball (1965)

I think he got the point. - James Bond (Thunderball Quotes)
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I think he got the point.(after shooting Vargas with a spear gun), Thunderball (1965)

Well, if I'm going to be forced to watch television, may I smoke? - James Bond (You Only Live Twice Quotes)
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Well, if I’m going to be forced to watch television, may I smoke?(Ernst Stavro Blofeld: The firing power inside my crater is enough to annihilate a small army. You can watch it all on TV. It's the last program you're likely to see.), You Only Live Twice (1967)

I have a bachelor's taste for freedom. - James Bond (On Her Majesty's Secret Service Quotes)
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I have a bachelor’s taste for freedom.On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

That's quite a nice little nothing you're almost wearing. I approve. - James Bond (Diamonds Are Forever Quotes)
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That’s quite a nice little nothing you’re almost wearing. I approve.(to Tiffany), Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Don't tell me you're not insured. - James Bond (Live and Let Die Quotes)
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Don’t tell me you’re not insured.(Kananga: It's unfortunate that your wet suit was discovered only minutes before the field was destroyed.), Live and Let Die (1973)

Miss Anders... I didn't recognize you with your clothes on. - James Bond (The Man with the Golden Gun Quotes)
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Miss Anders… I didn’t recognize you with your clothes on.The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

All those feathers and he still can't fly. - James Bond (The Spy Who Loved Me Quotes)
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All those feathers and he still can’t fly.(after the motorcyclist flies off a cliff in a cloud of feathers), The Spy Who Loved Me (1974)

Keeping the British end up, sir. - James Bond (The Spy Who Loved Me Quotes)
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Keeping the British end up, sir.(Frederick Gray: Bond, what do you think you're doing?), The Spy Who Loved Me (1974)

Well, the trouble is there is never a 70-year-old around when you need one. - James Bond (Moonraker Quotes)
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Well, the trouble is there is never a 70-year-old around when you need one.(Holly Goodhead: Come on, Mr. Bond. A 70-year-old can take 3 Gs.), Moonraker (1979)

I discovered he had a crush on me. - James Bond (Moonraker Quotes)
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I discovered he had a crush on me.(Hugo Drax: You're not a sportsman, Mr. Bond. Why did you break off the encounter with my pet python?), Moonraker (1979)

Courage is no match for an unfriendly shoe. - James Bond (For Your Eyes Only Quotes)
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Courage is no match for an unfriendly shoe.(to Countess), For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Well, you know what they say about the fittest. - James Bond (Octopussy Quotes)
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Well, you know what they say about the fittest.(Kamal Khan: You have a nasty habit of surviving.), Octopussy (1983)

A successful cover becomes almost second nature. - James Bond (A View to a Kill Quotes)
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A successful cover becomes almost second nature.A View to a Kill (1985)

Don't think. Just let it happen. - James Bond (The Living Daylights Quotes)
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Don’t think. Just let it happen.The Living Daylights (1987)

I'll do anything for a woman with a knife. - James Bond (Licence to Kill Quotes)
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I’ll do anything for a woman with a knife.(Della Churchill: James, would you mind? Felix is still in the study, and we've got to cut this cake.), Licence to Kill (1989)

More of a problem eliminator. - James Bond (Licence to Kill Quotes)
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More of a problem eliminator.(Franz Sanchez: Problem solver?), Licence to Kill (1989)

Governments change, the lies stay the same. - James Bond (GoldenEye Quotes)
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Governments change, the lies stay the same.GoldenEye (1995)

What, no small talk? No chit-chat? That's the trouble with the world today. No one takes the time to do a really sinister interrogation anymore. It's a lost art. - James Bond (GoldenEye Quotes)
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What, no small talk? No chit-chat? That’s the trouble with the world today. No one takes the time to do a really sinister interrogation anymore. It’s a lost art.(Dimitri Mishkin: So, by what means shall we execute you, Commander Bond?), GoldenEye (1995)

So that's what I've been doing wrong all these years. - James Bond (Tomorrow Never Dies Quotes)
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So that’s what I’ve been doing wrong all these years.(Q: Your new telephone. Talk here. Listen here.), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Never argue with a woman. They're always right. - James Bond (Tomorrow Never Dies Quotes)
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Never argue with a woman. They’re always right.Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Revenge is not hard to fathom for a man who believes in nothing. - James Bond (The World Is Not Enough Quotes)
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Revenge is not hard to fathom for a man who believes in nothing.The World Is Not Enough (1999)

The world is not enough. - James Bond (The World Is Not Enough Quotes)
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The world is not enough.(Elektra King: I could've given you the world.), The World Is Not Enough (1999)

I thought Christmas only comes once a year. - James Bond (The World Is Not Enough Quotes)
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I thought Christmas only comes once a year.(to Christmas Jones), The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Well, there's a name to die for. - James Bond (Die Another Day Quotes)
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Well, there’s a name to die for.(Mr. Kil: I'm Mr. Kil.), Die Another Day (2002)

Vodka martini. Plenty of ice, if you can spare it. - James Bond (Die Another Day Quotes)
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Vodka martini. Plenty of ice, if you can spare it.(at the party in the ice palace), Die Another Day (2002)

Vesper? I do hope you gave your parents hell for that. - James Bond (Casino Royale Quotes)
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Vesper? I do hope you gave your parents hell for that.(reading Vesper's business card), Casino Royale (2006)

Why is it people who can't take advice always insist on giving it? - James Bond (Casino Royale Quotes)
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Why is it people who can’t take advice always insist on giving it?Casino Royale (2006)

Now the whole world's gonna know that you died scratching my balls. - James Bond (Casino Royale Quotes)
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Now the whole world’s gonna know that you died scratching my balls.(to Le Chiffre, laughing after being hit with a knotted rope), Casino Royale (2006)

If they wanted his soul, they should have made a deal with a priest. - James Bond (Quantum of Solace Quotes)
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If they wanted his soul, they should have made a deal with a priest.(M: They got his body.), Quantum of Solace (2008)

You're judged by the strength of your enemies. - James Bond (Quantum of Solace Quotes)
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You’re judged by the strength of your enemies.Quantum of Solace (2008)

Youth is not a guarantee of innovation. - James Bond (Skyfall Quotes)
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Youth is not a guarantee of innovation.Skyfall (2012)

Well, I like to do some things the old-fashioned way. - James Bond (Skyfall Quotes)
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Well, I like to do some things the old-fashioned way.(Eve Moneypenny: Cut-throat razor. How very traditional.), Skyfall (2012)

Do me a favor, will you? Throw that down the toilet. Cut out the middleman. - James Bond (Spectre Quotes)
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Do me a favor, will you? Throw that down the toilet. Cut out the middleman.(Clinic Barman: Here you are, sir. One prolytic digestive enzyme shake.), Spectre (2015)

Visionaries... Psychiatric wards are full of them. - James Bond (Spectre Quotes)
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Visionaries… Psychiatric wards are full of them.Spectre (2015)

History isn't kind to men who play God. - James Bond (No Time to Die Quotes)
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History isn’t kind to those who play God.No Time to Die (2021)