Best Quotes by Ian Fleming (Top 10)

  1. You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.
  2. 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.
  3. Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.
  4. Today we are fighting Communism. Okay. If I'd been alive fifty years ago, the brand of Conservatism we have today would have been damn near called Communism and we should have been told to go and fight that. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.
  5. All the greatest men are maniacs. They are possessed by a mania which drives them forward towards thier goal. The great scientists, the philosophers, the religious leaders - all maniacs. What else but a blind singlenee of purpose could have given focus to thier genius, would have kept them in the groove of purpose. Mania ... is as priceless as genius.
  6. History is moving pretty quickly these days, and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.
  7. Everyone has the revolver of resignation in his pocket.
  8. I think it's the same with all the relationships between a man and a woman. They can survive anything so long as some kind of basic humanity exists between the two people. When all kindness has gone, when one person obviously and sincerely doesn't care if the other is alive or dead, then it's just no good. — from Quantum of Solace
  9. Unfortunately most ways of making big money take a long time. By the time one has made the money one is too old to enjoy it.
  10. Loneliness becomes a lover, solitude a darling sin.

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