Quotes by Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917.

Quotes by Ian Fleming

Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch.

MenIan Fleming
 
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The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

SuccessIan Fleming
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'People are islands,' she said. 'They don't really touch. However close they are, they're really quite separate. Even if they've been married for fifty years.'

Humanity, RelationshipsIan Fleming in James Bond - Casino Royale
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I am a poet in deeds--not often in words.

Ian Fleming in James Bond - Goldfinger
 
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You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face

Life, DeathIan Fleming in James Bond - You Only Live Twice
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Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.

PrinciplesIan Fleming in James Bond - Casino Royale
 
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