Best James Bond Quotes: Dr. No to Skyfall

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Indelible, that is what James Bond has become to movie audiences for 50 years. The character has produced some of the best movie lines of all time. We go through each film and present you with the best movie quote for each of his 23 films. And don’t forget to stay with Movie Fanatic as we add to our growing list of whip smart James Bond quotes.

Daniel Craig is James Bond in Skyfall

As part of our week-long 007 Days of Bond, we start our quotes celebration with Dr. No and the first time our superspy utters his introduction of that famous moniker and finish with what will be another iconic quote from Skyfall.

Dr. No
Bond: I admire your courage, Miss...?
Sylvia Trench: Trench, Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, Mr..?
Bond: Bond, James Bond | permalink

From Russia with Love
Bond: Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something.
Red Grant: You may know the right wines, but you're the one on your knees. | permalink

Bond: Do you expect me to talk?
Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die! | permalink

Q: Try to be a little less than your frivolous self, 007. | permalink

You Only Live Twice
Blofeld: James Bond, allow me to introduce myself. I am Ernst Stavro Blofeld. They told me you were assassinated in Hong Kong.
Bond: Yes, this is my second life.
Blofeld: You only live twice, Mr. Bond. | permalink

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Draco: My apologies for the way you were brought here. I wasn't sure you'd accept a formal invitation.
Bond: There's always something formal about the point of a pistol. | permalink

Diamonds are Forever
Bond: Good morning, gentlemen. ACME pollution inspection, we're cleaning up the world, we thought this was a suitable starting point. | permalink
Roger Moore is James Bond

Live and Let Die
M: I'm sure the over-burdened British taxpayer would be fascinated to know how its Special Ordinances section dispenses its funds. In future, Commander, let me suggest a perfectly adequate watchmaker just down the street.
[Bond's watch magnetizes M's spoon away]
M: Good god!
Bond: You see, by pulling out this button sir, it turns the watch into a hyper-intensified magnetic field. Powerful enough to even deflect the path of a bullet at long range.. or so Q claims.
M: I'm tempted to test that theory. | permalink

The Man with the Golden Gun
Scaramanga: A duel between titans. My golden gun against your Walther PPK -- each of use with a fifty-fifty chance.
Bond: Six bullets to your own?
Scaramanga: I only need one.
Bond: Sounds a bit old fashioned, doesn't it? I mean, pistols at dawn, that sort of thing.
Scaramanga: Indeed it is, Mr. Bond. But it still remains the only true test for gentlemen.
Bond: I doubt if you qualify on that score. | permalink

The Spy Who Loved Me
Girl: But James, I need you!
Bond: So does England! | permalink

Hugo Drax: Mr. Bond, you persist in defying my efforts to provide an amusing death for you. | permalink

For Your Eyes Only
Bond: Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.
Q: That's putting it mildly, 007! | permalink

Grischska: This is for my brother..
Bond: [Dodges the knife, and kills Grischska] And that's for 009. | permalink

A View to a Kill
Bond: My department knows I'm here. When I don't report, they'll retaliate.
Max Zorin: If you're the best they've got, they'll more likely try and cover up your embarrassing incompetence.
Bond: Don't count on it, Zorin.
Max Zorin: You amuse me, Mr. Bond.
Bond: Well, it's not mutual. | permalink

The Living Daylights
Brad Whitaker: That's too bad, Bond. You could've been a live rich man, instead of a poor dead one. | permalink

License to Kill
Bond: In my business, you prepare for the unexpected.
Franz Sanchez: And what business is that?
Bond: I help people with problems.
Franz Sanchez: Problems solver.
Bond: More of a problem eliminator. | permalink
Pierce Brosnan in James Bond

Bond: Well, I must say, I've had a lovely evening. You?
Xenia Onatopp: Once again the pleasure was all yours. | permalink

Tomorrow Never Dies
Bond: I always enjoyed learning a new tongue.
Moneypenny: You always were a cunning linguist, James.
M: [Walks up behind Moneypenny]
Moneypenny: Don't ask.
M: Don't tell. | permalink

The World is Not Enough
Bond: I was wrong about you.
Christmas Jones: Yeah, how so?
Bond: I thought Christmas only comes once a year. | permalink

Die Another Day
Bond: You know, you're cleverer than you look.
Q: Still, better than looking cleverer than you are. | permalink

Casino Royale
M: You don't trust anyone, do you?
Bond: No.
M: Then you've learned your lesson. | permalink

Quantum of Solace
M: Bond, I need you back.
Bond: I never left. | permalink

Bond: Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first. | permalink

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James Bond Quotes

James Bond: Can I ask you a personal question?
Solange: Now would seem an appropriate time.

James Bond: I already have a dinner jacket.
Vesper Lynd: There are dinner jackets and then there are dinner jackets; this is the latter. And I need you to look like a man who belongs at that table.
James Bond: How... it's tailored!
Vesper Lynd: I sized you up the moment we met.