The 9 Best James Bond One-Liners, Ever

26 February 2020
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“That’s just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs”

News that Phoebe Waller-Bridge (of Fleabag and Killing Eve fame) made tweaks and recommendations to the script for No Time To Die has Bond fans excited. And rightly so. The writer, actor, and director is known for her combination of darkness and humour.

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The 25th film is likely to be a treasure trove of quotes and one-liners, and we're counting down the days to see if it lives up to our expectations. Ahead of one of the most exciting releases of the year, let’s take a look at the best so far...

1. “Bond, James Bond.”
Obvious, yes. But would it be a definitive list of the best Bond quotes if we didn’t include the most famous line in 007 history? You know the answer to that. The line originated in the first movie back in 1962, when we first meet the secret agent.

2. “I think he got the point.”
Bond delivers this line in Thunderball, after shooting Vargas with a spear gun.

3. “Shocking. Positively shocking.”
During a fight scene in Goldfinger, he throws his enemy in the bath and electrocutes him with a lamp, before coming out with this quote. Does any Bond deliver a good pun as well as Sean Connery?

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4. “Now there’s a name to die for.”
Pierce Brosnan’s Bond throws this one out when introduced to Mr Kil in Die Another Day.

5. “Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She’s just dead.”
Another brilliant quip from Thunderball.

6. “That’s just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs.”
The Beatles never did record a Bond theme song… maybe this line in Goldfinder reveals why.

7. “Shaken, not stirred.”
Another classic. The line first appeared in the movie franchise in Dr No, but it’s actually an old line from Ian Flemming’s original books.

8. “Why is it that people who can’t take advice always insist on giving it?”
Daniel Craig drops this pearl of wisdom in Casino Royale, during a conversation with Vesper.

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9. “He always did have an inflated opinion of himself.”
Showcasing his quick wit when Kananga blows up like a balloon in Live and Let Die.