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Whether seducing a beautiful lady or going tête-à-tête with a villain, James Bond always knows how to casually throw a one-liner in like a pro. Here are some of his best.


Bond: “Miss Anders! I didn’t recognize you with your clothes on.”


Largo: “Do you lose as gracefully as you win?”
James Bond: “I don’t know, I’ve never lost.”


Bond: “You were pretty good with that hook.”
Wai Lin: “Thanks. It comes from growing up in a rough neighborhood. You were pretty good on that bike.”
Bond: “Thank you. It comes from not growing up at all.”


Bond: “I always enjoyed learning a new tongue.”
Moneypenny: “You always were a cunning linguist, James.”


(After a gangster is crushed in a car) “He had a pressing engagement.”


Fatima Blush: “Oh, how reckless of me. I made you all wet.”
Bond: “Yes, but my martini is still dry. My name is James.”


Francisco Scaramanga: “You get as much pleasure out of killing as I do, so why don’t you admit it?”
Bond: “I admit killing you would be a pleasure.”


Vijay: “I hear the Island is exclusively for women, no men allowed.”
Bond: “Sexual discrimination, I will definitely have to pay it a visit.”


(After harpooning someone) “I think he got the point.”


Bond: “Mmm, maybe I misjudged Stromberg. Any man who drinks Dom Perignon ’52 can’t be all bad.”


Bond: “I was wrong about you.”
Christmas Jones: “Yeah, how so?”
Bond: “I thought Christmas only comes once a year.”


Xenia Onatopp: “You don’t need the gun, Commander.”
Bond: “Well, that depends on your definition of safe sex.”


Bond: “In my business, you prepare for the unexpected.”
Franz Sanchez: “And what business is that?”
Bond: “I help people with problems.”
Franz Sanchez: “Problems solver.”
Bond: “More of a problem eliminator.”


(After using a villainess like a human shield while dancing) “Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She’s just dead.”


Bond: “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.”


Bond: “Don’t worry. I’m not supposed to be here either.”
Honey Ryder: “Are you looking for shells too?”
Bond: “No, I’m just looking.”


(After cutting his own boot off his foot and watching a baddie fall to his death) “He got the boot.”


Bond: “I’ll do anything for a woman with a knife.”


Bond: “Which bullet has my name on it? The first or the last?”
Agent XXX: “I have never failed on a mission, Commander. Any mission.”
Bond: “In that case, Major, one of use is bound to end up gravely disappointed, because neither have I.”


Lachaise: “I’m giving you the opportunity to walk out with the money, Mr. Bond.”
Bond: “I’m giving you the opportunity to walk out with your life.”


Mr. Kil: “I’m Mr. Kil.”
Bond: “Now there’s a name to die for.”


Vesper Lynd: “It doesn’t bother you? Killing all those people?”
Bond: “Well, I wouldn’t be very good at my job if it did.”


(After electrocuting a henchman) “Shocking. Positively shocking.”