Q: I've always tried to teach you two things. First, never let them see you bleed.
Bond: And the second?
Q: Always have an escape plan.
- In the backstory, Elektra's father not paying the $5 million ransom for her on M's advice. It wound up being her Start of Darkness.
- For car lovers, Bond's BMW Z8 being cut in half by a buzzsaw helicopter.
- Valentin Zukovsky storms the Supervillain Lair and figures out Elektra and Renard have murdered his nephew (the submarine's captain), simply by looking at his cap.
- Zukovsky's Heroic Sacrifice.
- The genuinely grateful smile Bond gives him just before he passes away.
- Bond finds himself forced to shoot Elektra. Her Stockholm Syndrome was seemingly irredeemable.
You couldn't kill me. You'd miss me. (Bond shoots her in cold blood) Bond: (Bitterly) ...I never miss.
- M comes into view right when Bond shoots Elektra, and is visibly shaken by it.
- Renard's horrified reaction to learning that Elektra is dead.
- M expressing regret over leaving Elekta with Renard. "It went against every instinct I have as a mother." A lot of her reactions can boil down to My God, What Have I Done?.
- Q's conversation with Bond, which was Desmond Llewelyn's final performance as Q. He'd been the only actor to appear in every Bond film from From Russia with Love to thisnote .
- The Cigar Girl's truly terrified "Not from him!" (Regarding Bond promising to protect her) just before she kills herself. How much of a bastard is Renard that this Femme Fatale is petrified of having failed to carry out his orders?
- In a tragic Real Life case of Retirony, Desmond Llewlyn, perhaps the best-remembered Q in the entire franchise, was killed in a car accident shortly after the film's release. The World Is Not Enough marks his official retirement of the role after 36 years with Q passing the torch onto his replacement "R", played by John Cleese (who later becomes "Q" in Die Another Day). Home media releases featured a very touching clip montage of Llewelyn as Q throughout the franchise set to "Nobody Does It Better" from The Spy Who Loved Me to honor him.