The best Quotes by Ian Fleming

The best Quotes by Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was a British writer, best known for his postwar James Bond series of spy novels.

Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
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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."
James Bond - Casino Royale
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I am a poet in deeds--not often in words.
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
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.
James Bond - Casino Royale
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It is strange with how little notice, good, bad, or indifferent, a man may live and die in London.
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If you're curious, London's an amazing place.
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I've often thought a blind man could find his way through London simply by gauging the changes in innuendo: mild through Trafalgar Square, less veiled towards the river.
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I have nothing against Orlando, though you are, of course, far more likely to get shot or robbed there than in London.
I don't miss London much. I find it crowded, vast and difficult to get around. Cabs are incredibly expensive.
London. The beating heart of England.
England is my home. London is my home. New York feels like, if I have to spend a year living in an unfamiliar city, this is a pretty lovely one to spend a year in, but I will be going home at the end of it, certainly.
Fashion needs fresh blood, and London is the most creative place for that.
Look at London or Paris: they're both filthy. You don't get that in Tokyo. The proud residents look after their city.
When you find a man you wish to marry, Tessa, remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does.
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Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
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Success is all about having the confidence to shoot for something even if it seems impossible.
The secret behind success isn't as much of a secret as people think. It's pretty simple. It's working as hard as you can to accomplish what you want.
It's the way it works: Love plus time minus distance equals hate.
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Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we're gone.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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There's no death for those who don't fear it.
Death is so close, always, a breath away, so perhaps it was wise to introduce children to that concept at an early age.
Brom: "Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe."
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Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
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I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
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