Thunderball Film Quotes

Sean Connery as James Bond in Thunderball (1965)


Bond: [draping arm around nurse] Do I seem healthy to you?
Pat Fearing: Too healthy.

Fiona: Some men just don’t like to be driven.
Bond: No, some men don’t like to be taken for a ride.

Pat Fearing: What exactly do you do?
James Bond: Oh, I travel… a sort of licensed troubleshooter.

[after making love to the evil Fiona Volpe]
James Bond: My dear girl, don’t flatter yourself. What I did this evening was for Queen and country. You don’t think it gave me any pleasure, do you?
Fiona: But of course, I forgot your ego, Mr. Bond. James Bond, the one where he has to make love to a woman, and she starts to hear heavenly choirs singing. She repents, and turns to the side of right and virtue…
[she steps on Bond’s foot]
Fiona: … but not this one!

Miss Moneypenny: In the conference room – something pretty big; every double-o man in Europe has been rushed in. And the Home Secretary, too!
James Bond: His wife probably lost her dog.

James Bond: My dear, uncooperative Domino.
Domino: How do you know that? How do you know my friends call me Domino?
James Bond: It’s on the bracelet on your ankle.
Domino: So… what sharp little eyes you’ve got.
James Bond: Wait ’til you get to my teeth.

[after shooting Vargas with a spear gun]
James Bond: I think he got the point.

[Placing Fiona’s body in a chair after she is shot on the dance floor]
James Bond: Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She’s just dead.

[to the shark that almost bit him]
James Bond: You can tell of the one that got away.

Bond: It looks very difficult.
[Shooting from the hip, Bond shatters his clay pigeon]
Bond: Why no, it isn’t, is it!

Miss Moneypenny: James, how else will you recognize her?
James Bond: Can’t miss. She has two moles on her left thigh.

Pat Fearing: Funny-looking bruise. A fall?
James Bond: A poker, in the hands of a widow.
Pat Fearing: Really? I’d have thought you were just the type for a widow.
James Bond: Not this one. He didn’t like me at all.

[after a narrow escape from a motorized traction table set on overload]
James Bond: I must be six inches taller.

M: I’ve assigned you to Station “C” Canada.
James Bond: Sir, I’d respectfully request that you change my assignment to Nassau.
M: Is there any other reason, besides your enthusiasm for water sports?

[Bond shows M a picture of Dominique Derval, the Vulcan pilot’s sister]
M: Do we know where she is now?
James Bond: Nassau.
M: Do you think she’s worth going after?
James Bond: Well, I wouldn’t put it quite like that, sir…

[after making love to Pat, Bond sees something suspicious on the grounds, and gets up to investigate]
Pat Fearing: James, where are you going?
James Bond: Oh, nowhere. I just thought I’d take a little, uh… exercise.
Pat Fearing: You must be joking.

James Bond: That gun, it looks more fitting for a woman.
Emilio Largo: You know much about guns, Mr. Bond?
James Bond: No, but I know a little about women.
[Bond and Largo spot Domino eavesdropping

Bond: I hope we didn’t scare the fishes.

Q: It is to be handled with special care!
James Bond: Everything you give me…
Q: …is treated with equal contempt. Yes, I know.

Felix Leiter: Well, hello Double-Oh…
[James slugs Felix to shut him up, then slugs the bad guy hiding in the shower]
Felix Leiter: Fine way to treat the CIA!
James Bond: I’m sorry about that, Felix, but you were about to say double-O seven. Here.
[James gives Felix the bad guy’s gun]
Felix Leiter: Well, James, did you kill him?
James Bond: You know me better than that.

Felix Leiter: What’s our next move?
James Bond: The Disco Volante. If the bombs aren’t aboard, they soon will be.
Felix Leiter: Who you going to ask, Largo?
James Bond: No, we won’t have to.

Emilio Largo: You wish to put the evil eye on me, eh? We have a way to deal with that where I come from.
James Bond: You may hex me yet. Let’s see your decks for the cards.

[Bond is standing in the doorway between their apartments as Fiona takes a bath]
Fiona: Aren’t you in the wrong room, Mr. Bond?
Bond: Not from where I’m standing.

[first lines]
Madame LaPorte: The coffin – it has your initials: J.B.
Bond: At the moment, rather him than me.
Madame LaPorte: At least you’ve been saved the effort of removing him. Colonel Bouvar passed away in his sleep, so they tell me.
Bond: Mm…
Madame LaPorte: You sound disappointed you did not kill him yourself.
Bond: I am. Jacques Bouvar murdered two of my colleagues.

[last lines]
Bond: [helping Domino into a life raft] Up.

Bond: You should be locked up in a cage.
[starts kissing her]
Fiona: Mmm… this bed *feels* like a cage, all these bars. Do you think I will be -
[voice cracks in a blissful moan]
Fiona: *safe*?

Bond: [massaging Pat] Mink. It uh, reduces the tensions.
Pat Fearing: [throaty voice] Not mine.

[Largo dies]
Domino: I’m glad I killed him.
James Bond: You’re glad?

Bond: Keep in touch.
Pat Fearing: Anytime, anyplace, James.
Bond: Another time, another place.

[after leaving an Irrigation Therapy Room]
Bond: See you later, irrigator.

Count Lippe: [after Bond slides a broom handle through the handles of doors on a sitting steam bath that Lippe is in] What the hell do you think you’re doing?
Bond: Now don’t you worry, I’ll tell the chef!
Count Lippe: Let me out of this bloody machine!

James Bond: [donning the underwater jet pack] … and the kitchen sink.
Felix Leiter: On you, anything looks good.

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Post by Chad Elkins. Source: IMDB

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