These 21 Lines From The Bond Movies Are The Epitome Of 007

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James Bond is widely seen as a spy icon: tall, handsome, lethal, lucky, suave, sophisticated, vigorous, and full of wit.

James Bond is reading a newspaper in the compartment of a train while a woman relaxes next to him with his right arm around her
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His wit often attracts bad men as well as ladies, but with different emotions and intentions. These are the wittiest lines spoken by 007, his villains, and his love interests.

James Bond and Severine talk at the bar
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1.One of the most iconic lines comes from a villain from the movie named after him, Goldfinger:

James Bond is tied to a metal slab and a laser is coming toward him by cutting the slab and he asks a question to Auric Goldfinger

Bond thinks that his foe Goldfinger is trying to scare him and extract information, but Goldfinger informs him that he intends to kill him.

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2.At the end of The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond is celebrating his victory in his usual style when he is interrupted by a minister:

James Bond and a woman lying unclothed under the sheets

Minister of Defence: "Bond! What do you think you're doing?"

James Bond: "Keeping the British end up, sir."

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3.One of the most recognizable and catchy lines, "Shaken, not stirred," appeared in the first Bond film, Dr. No. Ironically, the first time this line was spoken was by the villain and not Bond.

A man serves a cocktail to James Bond while Dr No comments on the contents of the cocktail as Honey Ryder looks at him
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A variation of it does appear earlier in the movie when a server speaks it, but "shaken, not stirred" originated from the mouth of Dr. No.

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4.When Bond comes back to the poker game in Casino Royale after he survives a near assassination by Le Chiffre:

James Bond sitting at a poker table
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5.When Bond shoots a henchman with a harpoon gun in Thunderball:

James Bond and Domino are sitting on a carpet at the beach and he suddenly shoots a harpoon at a man lurking in the bushes killing him
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6.When Bond arrives at the ice palace of Gustav Graves in Die Another Day, he meets Graves' henchman:

A henchman introduces himself to James Bond
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7.When Bond first met Goldfinger's chief pilot in Goldfinger:

A woman introduces herself to James Bond and he looks at her dreamily
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8.In Die Another Day, Bond's fencing instructor is none another than Madonna (playing the role of Verity), and this is how Bond returns her compliment:

A woman holds the tip of the fencing sword of James Bond and he says something
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9.In Thunderball, Bond is given a very speedy ride by Fiona Volpe, a SPECTRE agent, who thinks that Bond doesn't know who she works for. Bond sees through her and gives her a friendly repartee.

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10.In Live and Let Die, after Bond causes Dr. Kananga to explode by inflating him, he quips, "He always did have an inflated opinion of himself."

James Bond in a colorful robe
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11.In the movie Thunderball, when Bond finally leaves the health clinic where he is recuperating, a nurse asks him:

A nurse talking to James Bond as he gets in his car
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12.Bond's witticism in Die Another Day comes to bite him:

James Bond says something to Zhao, who has diamonds embedded in his face. The latter then punches the former and says something to him
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13.Bond electrocutes a henchman in Goldfinger and quips, "Shocking. Positively shocking."

James Bond putting on shoulder holster
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14.In GoldenEye, Bond takes an MI6 officer for a ride and is met by a mysterious woman driving a Ferrari. This follows:

James Bond is driving a car and is talking to his female passenger when suddenly a woman driving a red Ferrari appears next to their car
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15.Bond's first exchange with the first Bond girl:

James Bond looks at a woman in a bikini holding sea shells
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16.When Bond is about to shave in Skyfall, Moneypenny comes in and comments about Bond's choice of razor (a straight razor). Bond explains his choice:

James Bond about to shave his lathered face.
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17.Somewhere in From Russia With Love, Bond has this aphorism to offer: "There’s a saying in England. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire."

James Bond ties a ribbon around the neck of a woman.
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18.Before tragedy strikes Jill Masterson in Goldfinger, Bond explains the importance of temperature in relishing expensive champagnes:

James Bond holding a bottle of champagne and lies on top of a woman

"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."

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19.While enjoying the Junkanoo in Thunderball, Fiona Volpe gets killed by her own henchmen, and Bond makes light of the irony:

James Bond helps sit the corpse of a woman at a table while shocked guests look on
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20.Just at the end of The World Is Not Enough, Bond celebrates his victory in his usual style:

James Bond and a woman enjoy a glass of champagne while the sky gets filled with fireworks
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21.The most iconic line from the whole franchise came from Dr. No.

A woman is a red dress at a baccarat table asks something to James Bond sitting across her

Bond: I admire your courage Miss...?

Baccarat player: Trench. Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck. Mr...?

Bond: Bond... James Bond.

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