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'NOW THERE'S A NAME TO DIE FOR' - James Bond | Iconic James Bond quotes

James Bond first appeared in Ian Fleming’s novel Casino Royale in 1953. The character appeared in 14 books from Fleming, but his book series also spawned an even more popular film series that is still going to this day. There have been 26 Bond movies to date, with another movie expected to be released next year.

Iconic James Bond quotes in history:

  1. 'I THINK HE GOT THE POINT': While newer 007 movies are rather serious, some of the older ones were quite funny. Certain scenes are laughably bad, but other times Bond’s puns were simply hilarious. One example of this comes in the 1965 film Thunderball featuring Sean Connery. In Bond’s fourth outing, the 00 agent is sitting on a beach with Domino (played by Claudine Auger) as one of Largo’s henchmen quietly sneaks behind them. After Domino spots him, she tells Bond, who quickly turns around and shoots the bad guy with a spear gun. Bond then says, “I think he got the point.”
  2. 'WELL, I LIKE TO DO SOME THINGS THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY': While Die Another Day in 2002 was a rather disappointing entry to the series for Bond’s 40th Anniversary, Eon Productions more than made up for it for Bond’s 50th. In 2012, Skyfall was released, which saw Bond go back to the roots of early Bond films. In one scene in Skyfall, Eve is watching Bond shave with a straight razor. Moneypenny mentions that his choice of razor is very traditional, to which Bond replies, “Well, I like to do some things the old-fashioned way.” The line perfectly fits the theme of the movie, which was all about celebrating 50 years of Bond.
  3. 'WHY IS IT THAT PEOPLE WHO CAN'T TAKE ADVICE ALWAYS INSIST ON GIVING IT?': Daniel Craig has produced some of the greatest lines in James Bond history, and this is yet another one. This one took place during his debut as the character, in Casino Royale as he spoke with Vesper and it is a fantastic line that is incredibly fitting in todays world. His comment that people often give advice when they can't take it is something that would be fitting to todays society, where many people often like to dish out plenty of comments. It suited Bond, who is a confident enough character that he doesn't need lots of advice, yet he is always willing to listen, which is why it works so well.
  4. 'JUST A SLIGHT STIFFNESS COMING ON...IN THE SHOULDER' : James Bond is well-known for being a smooth talker with the ladies, and sexual innuendos are commonplace within the movies because of that. Within the movie, On Her Majesties Secret Service, Bond busts out one of those classic lines, discussing his stiffness. This takes place while a girl writes on Bond's leg under the table. It causes him to pull an awkward face, and he is obviously discussing a stiff problem when he brings it back around to his... shoulder. It's classic Bond in everyway possible and is why people love the character so much.
  5. 'I THOUGHT CHRISTMAS ONLY COMES ONCE A YEAR': Pierce Brosnan’s time in the role of James Bond resulted in four movies, which had varying levels of quality. One of the poorer received films came in 1999 and was titled The World Is Not Enough. The main Bond girl in the film was named Dr. Christmas Jones, played by Denise Richards. Most people didn’t like Richards in her role, but her character did allow for a hilarious Bond joke. One scene shows Christmas and Bond together in bed when Bond cracks the joke, “I thought Christmas only comes once a year.” Yes, it’s cringy, but it is the perfect example of how ridiculous and iconic certain Bond jokes had become.
  6. 'I ALWAYS ENJOYED STUDYING A NEW TONGUE': After the success of Goldeneye, Pierce Brosnan returned once again for Tomorrow Never Dies. In the film, the newest Bond girl is playe
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