From Russia With Love Film Quotes

Sean Connery as James Bond in From Russia With Love (1963)


[Moneypenny, M, and other officials are listening to Bond’s taped interview of Tatiana Romanova]
Tatiana: The mechanism is… Oh James, James… Will you make love to me all the time in England?
James Bond: Day and night. Go on about the mechanism.

James Bond: Red wine with fish. Well that should have told me something.
Donald “Red” Grant: You may know the right wines, but you’re the one on your knees. How does it feel old man?

James Bond: Pardon me, do you have a match?
Kerim’s Chauffeur: I use a lighter.
James Bond: Better still.
Kerim’s Chauffeur: Until they go wrong.
James Bond: Exactly.

James Bond: How can a friend be in debt?

Donald “Red” Grant: Is any of the opposition around?
James Bond: Not in any condition to be worried about.

Tatiana: Horrible, horrible woman.
James Bond: Yes, she had her kicks.

[last lines]
Tatiana: [removes ring and hands it to Bond] Here you are. In case you ever need it again.
James Bond: Oh, yes. All government property has to be accounted for. But as I said before, we won’t always be working on the company’s time. Will we?
Tatiana: No
[Tatiana kisses Bond passionately]
Tatiana: James, behave yourself. We are being filmed.
James Bond: Oh, not again.
[Bond pulls a film reel from his pocket and unwinds it]
James Bond: He was right, you know.
Tatiana: What is it?
James Bond: I’ll show you.
[Bond kisses Tatiana and throws the film away]

[Grant has just explained SPECTRE’s plot for Bond]
James Bond: That must have been a pretty sick collection of minds to dream up a plan like that.
Donald ‘Red’ Grant: Wish you could see the headlines, “British agent murders beautiful Russian spy, then commits suicide.”
James Bond: Tell me, which lunatic asylum did they get you out of?
Donald ‘Red’ Grant: [angered] Don’t make it tougher on yourself, Mr. Bond!
[Grant slaps Bond across the face]
Donald ‘Red’ Grant: My orders are to kill you and deliver the Lektor. How I do it is my business. It’ll be slow and painful.

[after shooting down a SPECTRE helicopter]
James Bond: I’d say one of their aircraft is missing.

James Bond: Your clock, is it correct?
Russian Clerk: Always.
James Bond: But of course.
[he walks away, checks his watch, then comes back]
James Bond: Excuse me, you did say your clock was correct?
Russian Clerk: Russian clocks are always…
[the hidden tear-gas bomb explodes]

James Bond: How about a cigarette?
Donald ‘Red’ Grant: Not a chance.
James Bond: I’ll pay for it.
Donald ‘Red’ Grant: What with?
James Bond: Fifty gold sovereigns.

[When the two Gypsy girls are brought out to fight, Vavra addresses the tribe in the Romani Gypsy language]
Kerim Bey: [translating] The women will fight until one of them is dead or surrenders. The winner will marry the man they both love, the loser will be cast out of the tribe, never to return. If both quit, the elders of the tribe will then decide who will marry the chief’s son.
[speaking Romani, Vida lets out a long string of curses, glaring venomously at Zora]
Kerim Bey: She’s saying that…
James Bond: Yes, I think I got it without the subtitles.

Man in a Punt: Great sport, this!
Woman in a Punt: What?
Man in a Punt: I said, it’s great sport, this punting!
[Their punt passes another one beached behind some reeds, where James and Sylvia are making out]
James Bond: I couldn’t agree with him more.
Sylvia Trench: Mmm, I may even give up golf for it.

[on seeing Kerim Bey’s office in shambles]
James Bond: Well… who won?
Kerim Bey: I had visitors. Limpet mine on the wall outside – timed to catch me at my desk. But by good fortune, I was relaxing on the settee for a few moments. The girl left in hysterics.
James Bond: Found your technique too violent?

James Bond: There’s a saying in England: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

Tatiana: [trying on dresses] I will wear this one in Picadilly.
James Bond: You won’t. They’ve just passed some new laws there.

James Bond: She should have kept her mouth shut.

James Bond: [in atypical self-effacement] Suppose when she meets me in the flesh I-I don’t come up to expectations?
M: Just see that you do.

James Bond: I hope you’re not… disappointed.
Tatiana: I will tell you… in the morning.

James Bond: You’re one of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever seen.
Tatiana: Thank you, but I think my mouth is too big.
James Bond: No, it’s the right size… for me, that is.

Tatiana: But, there are some English customs that are going to be changed.
James Bond: But of course darling.

Donald “Red” Grant: We were keeping you alive until you could get us the Lektor.
James Bond: So, you had me deliver it on a silver plate? That’s brilliant. Go on, I’m fascinated.
Donald “Red” Grant: Now that we’ve got it, you and the girl are expendable… from here onto Trieste.
James Bond: The girl? Isn’t she working for SPECTRE too?
Donald “Red” Grant: No. She thinks she’s doing it all for Mother Russia. She takes her orders from Colonel Klebb. And so do I.
James Bond: Rosa Klebb? But Colonel Rosa Klebb is a Russian, head of operations for SMERSH.
Donald “Red” Grant: Correction: was. Klebb works for SPECTRE now. The girl doesn’t know that.
James Bond: But why kill her?
Donald “Red” Grant: Orders. That’s only half of it, old man.
[Grant pulls out a roll of 8mm film and an envelope from his suit pocket]
Donald “Red” Grant: Here’s a roll of film. She’ll have this in her handbag. And on you they’ll find this letter. It’s from her, threatening to give the film to the press unless you marry her for helping you steal the Lektor.
James Bond: [confused] What film?
Donald “Red” Grant: [sneers] Taken in the bridal suite at your hotel. Something else the girl didn’t know about… or you.

Tatiana: I think my mouth is too big.
James Bond: I think it’s a very lovely mouth. It’s just the right size – for me anyway!


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Post by Chad Elkins. Source: IMDB

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