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"I might as well ask you if all those vodka martinis ever silence the screams of all the men you've killed... or if you find forgiveness in the arms of all those willing women for all the dead ones you failed to protect."
Alec Trevelyan, GoldenEye

Bond: Vodka martini.
Bartender: Shaken or stirred?
Bond: Do I look like I give a damn?

"Some men are coming to kill us. We're gonna kill them first."
Bond, Skyfall

Andrew: We're real supervillains now, like... Doctor No!
Warren: Yes, back when Bond was Connery and movies were decent!
Jonathan: Who even remembers Connery? Roger Moore was smooth.
Warren: You're insane. You're short, and you're insane.
Bond: In my business you prepare for the unexpected.
Franz Sanchez: And what business is that?
Bond: I help people with problems.
Sanchez: Problem solver.
Bond: More of a problem eliminator.

"You are professional. You do not kill without reason."
General Leonid Pushkin, The Living Daylights

"Hey, limey. What's your name?"
"Bond. James Bond."
"That's a pretty chump name."

...long ago summer evenings at home in England. Home? This was his home, this cocoon of danger he had chosen to live in. And here he would be buried 'in some corner of a foreign blast furnace that is for ever two thousand degrees Centigrade'. God rest ye merry gentlemen of the Secret Service! What should he give himself as an epitaph? What should be his 'famous last words'? That you have no choice about your birth, but you can choose the way you die? Yes, it would look well on a tombstone — not Savoir vivre but Savoir mourir.
[At prompting from the villain to talk and so receive a quick death, James Bond attempts to talk his way out again but Goldfinger, apparently, won't have his bargain, so...]
It was time to start winding up the mainspring of will-power that must not run down again until he was dead. Bond said politely, 'Then you can go and yourself.'

M: Tell me what you know of James Bond.
Miranda Frost: He's a Double-O, and a wild one, as I discovered today. He'll light the fuse on any explosive situation and be a danger to himself and others. Kill first, ask questions later. I think he's a blunt instrument whose primary method is to provoke and confront. A man nobody can get close to. A womanizer.