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A movie, book or TV show character doesn’t become iconic until his lines are spluttered as references by everyone, and their dad, and by that standard, her majesty’s slick weapon, James Bond, is iconic as they come. Surely, everyone has ordered a Martini just so they could say the famed “shaken, not stirred” line, even though it’s not the classic way to make the cocktail. But there is far more to the 007’s vocabulary than the two most used lines, James Bond quotes are entertaining and distinctive as much as James Bond villains.
Some lines have become as synonymous with the famed character as much as the James Bond tuxedo, Aston Martin car, or the powerful theme song. So put on your best suit, make a martini, and try reading these in your best British accent.
James Bond Quotes: One Liners
“I’ll do anything for a woman with a knife.”
(After a hearse flies over a cliff and explodes) “I think they were on their way to a funeral.”
“Why is it that people who can’t take advice always insist on giving it?”
(After watching a villain get crushed under a statue of the Duke of Wellington) “He met his Waterloo.”
“Mmm, maybe I misjudged Stromberg. Any man who drinks Dom Perignon ’52 can’t be all bad.”
(After harpooning someone) “I think he got the point.”
“Some men are coming to kill us. We’re going to kill them first.”
“Miss Anders! I didn’t recognize you with your clothes on.”
“Martini, shaken, not stirred.”
(while unzipping Helga’s dress) “The things I do for England.”
“Good morning, my name is Bond…James Bond.”
”Well, I’m afraid you’ve caught me with more than my hands up.”