Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr. No (1962)
[Bond admires a huge aquarium. Dr. No enters]
Dr. No: One million dollars, Mr. Bond. You were wondering what it cost.
James Bond: As a matter of fact, I was.
Dr. No: The Americans are fools. I offered my services, they refused. So did the East. Now they can both pay for their mistake.
James Bond: World domination. The same old dream. Our asylums are full of people who think they’re Naploeon. Or God.
James Bond: Both hands on the wheel, Mr. Jones, I’m a very nervous passenger.
[James Bond’s first scene, winning a game of chemin-de-fer]
James Bond: I admire your courage, Miss…?
Sylvia Trench: Trench. Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, Mr…?
James Bond: Bond. James Bond.
[Professor Dent tries to kill Bond, but his gun is out of bullets]
James Bond: That’s a Smith & Wesson, and you’ve had your six.
[shoots Dent twice]
James Bond: Tell me Miss Trench, do you play any other games?
James Bond: Don’t worry. I’m not supposed to be here either.
Honey Ryder: Are you looking for shells too?
James Bond: No, I’m just looking.
Miss Moneypenny: James! Where have you been? I’ve been searching all over London for you.
[Picks up phone]
Miss Moneypenny: 007 is here sir.
[Slaps Bond’s hand away from the papers on her desk]
James Bond: Moneypenny! What gives?
Miss Moneypenny: Me, given an ounce of encouragement. You’ve never taken me to dinner looking like this. You’ve never taken me to dinner…
James Bond: I would, you know. Only “M” would have me court-martialed for… illegal use of government property.
Miss Moneypenny: Flattery will get you nowhere – but don’t stop trying.
Miss Taro: What should I say to an invitation from a strange gentleman?
James Bond: You should say yes.
Miss Taro: [shaking her head] I should say maybe.
Worker: What happened?
James Bond: I think they were on their way to a funeral!
Sylvia Trench: When did you say you had to leave?
James Bond: Immediately… almost immediately
Dr. No: That’s a Dom Perignon ’55, it would be a pity to break it
James Bond: I prefer the ’53 myself…
Dr. No: I’m a member of SPECTRE
James Bond: SPECTRE?
Dr. No: SPECTRE. Special Executive for Counter Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, Extortion. The four great cornerstones of power headed by the greatest brains in the world.
James Bond: Correction. Criminal brains!
Dr. No: The successful criminal brain is always superior. It has to be!
Major Boothroyd: [to M, referring to Bond’s Baretta] Nice and light… in a lady’s handbag.
M: Any comment, 007?
James Bond: I disagree, sir. I’ve carried the Baretta for ten years, and I’ve never missed with it.
M: No, but it jameed on you last job, and you spent six months in hospital in consequence. When you carry a 00 number, you have a license to kill, not get killed. Furthermore, since I’ve been head of MI7
[sic – MI6]
M: there’s been a forty percent drop in casualties, and I want to keep it that way. From now on you carry the Walther… unless you’d rather return to standard intelligence duties.
James Bond: No sir,I would not.
M: [to Boothroyd] Show him, Armourer.
Major Boothroyd: [to Bond] Walther PPK, 7.65 millimeter, with a delivery like a brick through a plate-glass window. The American CIA swear by them.
James Bond: Good evening, sir.
M: It happens to be 3 a.m. When do you sleep, 007?
James Bond: Never on the firm’s time, sir.
Dr. No: [to Bond] I had even hoped that there would be a position for you in our organization.
James Bond: I’m honored. Of course, I’d prefer the Revenge department. My first job would be to find out who killed Strangways and Quarrel.
[Showing prisoners Bond and Honey around their cell]
Sister Lily: Don’t hesitate to ring if there’s anything else you want. Anything at all.
James Bond: Two air tickets to London?
[Honey describes how she killed the man who had raped her]
Honey Ryder: I put a black widow spider underneath his mosquito net… a female, they’re the worst. It took him a whole week to die.
[Bond looks shocked]
Honey Ryder: Did I do wrong?
James Bond: Well, it wouldn’t do to make a habit of it.
Felix Leiter: Ahoy, Mr. Bond! Ahoy, Mr. Bond!
James Bond: Well, well. What’s the matter? Do you need help?
[Honey stands up into plain view]
Felix Leiter: Quite sure you don’t.
James Bond: Well, now that you’re here, you’d better give us a tow.
Felix Leiter: Throw us your line.
[Bond pulls up to the front of Government House with a dead man sitting up in the backseat]
James Bond: Sergeant, make sure he doesn’t get away.
James Bond: [to Honey Ryder] I can assure you, my intentions are strictly honorable.
Honey Ryder: Have you any idea what they’ll do with us?
James Bond: No idea. No door handles or windows, either.
Honey Ryder: It’s a prison, then.
James Bond: Mink-lined, with first-class service.
Honey Ryder: How can you eat at a time like this?
James Bond: I’m hungry. We don’t know when we’ll get the chance to eat again. Here, take this.
James Bond: [whispering] Careful. The whole place is probably wired for sound.
James Bond: Now, don’t worry, Quarrel. Everything’s going to be fine.
Quarrel: You say so, Captain. Bottom part of where my belly used to be tells me different.
James Bond: For me, Crab Key’s going to be a gentle relaxation.
Felix Leiter: From what? Dames?
James Bond: No, from being a clay pigeon.
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