17 of the best, most iconic James Bond quotes

17 of the best, most iconic James Bond quotes
17 of the best, most iconic James Bond quotes
The latest James Bond star Daniel Craig (Pictures: AFP / AP / Getty / Rex)

No Time To Die – the last James Bond film to star Daniel Craig as 007 – is almost out in UK cinemas.

After a pandemic-related delay, we’ll finally get to see Rami Malek’s sinister Bond villain Safin and Lashana Lynch’s new agent Nomi on the big screen.

And while speculation swirls about who’ll be next to play the suave secret agent in future films, let’s also take a look back at some of Bond’s best moments.

James has been played by seven actors since 1962: Craig, Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.

Between them, they’ve been dishing out Bond one-liners for seven decades now.

You can find some of the most iconic dialogue here…

The best James Bond movie quotes

Dr No (1962)
Bond. James Bond.

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

Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger
Sean Connery’s Bond drinking a martini out of a long glass in Goldfinger (Picture: Eon)
Jane Seymour and Roger Moore in Live and Let Die
Roger Moore as James Bond – this time, drinking out of a more recognisable receptacle (Picture: Danjaq/Eon/Ua/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

Bond dangles off the side of a cliff in Moonraker (1979)…
Dr. Holly Goodhead: Hang on!
Bond: The thought had occurred to me.

Skyfall (2012)
Well, I like to do things the old-fashioned way.

Dr No (1962)
Bond: Good evening, sir.
M: It happens to be 3am. When do you sleep, 007?
Bond: Never on the firm’s time, sir.

Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr No
No prizes for guessing what’s in the glass (Picture: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)

After blowing up Dr Kananga in Live And Let Die (1973)
Well, he always did have an inflated opinion of himself.

After he’s shocked back to life in Casino Royale (2006)
I’m sorry. That last hand, nearly killed me.

From Russia With Love (1963)
There’s a saying in England. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

image still from the 1979 james bond movie, moonraker
Not a precarious position at all… (Picture: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)

As his enemy is electrocuted in Goldfinger (1964)
Shocking, positively shocking.

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 just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs.

Sean Connery and Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger
Sean Connery and Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger (Picture: Danjaq/Eon/Ua/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

Thunderball (1965)
Pat: So, what exactly do you do?
Bond: Oh I travel – a sort of licensed troubleshooter.

Upon meeting Mr. Kil in Die Another Day (2002)
Now, there’s a name to die for.

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Well, I’m afraid you’ve caught me with more than my hands up.

The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
Pistols at dawn. It’s a little old-fashioned, isn’t it?

No Time To Die (2021)
History isn’t kind to men who play God.

Roger Moore in Live and Let Die (Picture: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock)

GoldenEye (1995)
I like a woman who enjoys pulling rank.

Casino Royale (2006)
Vesper: Doesn’t it bother you? Killing all those people.
Bond: Well, I wouldn’t be very good at my job if it did.


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Author: Elizabeth Atkin