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  • James Bond: A gun and a radio...not exactly Christmas, is it?
    Q: What did you expect, an exploding pen? We don't really go for that anymore.


  • James Bond: I want to meet your employer.
    Severine: Be careful what you wish for.


  • Silva: Do you know what it does to you? Hydrogen cyanide?


  • Silva: life clung to me like a disease
    Silva: life clung to me like a disease.
    Silva: Life clung to me like a disease.


  • Doctor Hall: M
    James Bond: Bitch


  • James Bond: What makes you think this is my first time?


  • Silva: She sent you after me, knowing you're not ready, knowing you would likely die. Mommy was very bad.


  • James Bond: Last rat standing.


  • Kincade: Welcome to Scotland


  • Silva: I win.


  • Silva: The two survivors...this is what she made us
    Silva: The two survivors... This is what she made us.


  • Doctor Hall: Skyfall?
    James Bond: [suddenly pauses, shocked]
    James Bond: ...Done.


  • Doctor Hall: I'm going to say a word, and I want you to say the first word that comes into your head. For example, if I say, 'day', you say...?
    James Bond: Wasted.
    Doctor Hall: Agent?
    James Bond: Provocateur.
    Doctor Hall: Woman?
    James Bond: Provocatrix.
    Doctor Hall: M?
    M: Bitch.


  • M: Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.
    Q: Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.
    James Bond: Or not pulled. It's hard to know which in your pajamas.


  • Q: 007. I'm your new Quartermaster.
    James Bond: You must be joking...
    Q: Why? Because I'm not wearing a lab coat?
    James Bond: Because you still have spots.
    Q: My complexion is hardly relevant.
    James Bond: Your incompetence is.
    Q: Age is no guarantee of efficiency.
    James Bond: And youth is no guarantee of innovation.


  • Silva: What do you think?
    James Bond: I think that's a bloody waste of good scotch.


  • Silva: It tells a story, doesn't it? They left the island so quickly, they couldn't decide what to take, what to leave, what was important. I think this everyday reminds me to focus on the essentials. There's nothing...nothing superfluous in my life. When a thing is redundant, it is...eliminated.


  • James Bond: That's a waste of good scotch!
    James Bond: I think that's a bloody waste of good scotch.


  • James Bond: [Hands case of money to Eve] Put it all on red
    James Bond: [hands case of money to Eve] Put it all on red.


  • James Bond: Open the door, please...
    Tube Driver: *she stares at him, blankly.*
    James Bond: Open the door!
    Tube Driver: *she opens the door.*
    James Bond: Health and safety. Carry on.


  • M: For gods sake, just get out of the way.


  • Q: Always makes me feel a bit melancholy. A grand old war ship, being ignominiously hauled away for scrap. The inevitability of time, don't you think? What do you see?
    James Bond: A bloody big ship. Excuse me.
    Q: 007. I'm your new Quartermaster.
    James Bond: You must be joking.
    Q: Why, because I'm not wearing a lab coat?
    James Bond: Because you still have spots.


  • M: One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield
    M: One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.


  • Mallory: And Bond, don't cock it up!


  • Kincade: So who are we going against?
    James Bond: There's no, 'we,' this isn't your fight.
    Kincade: Try and stop me you jumped up little shit.


  • Eve: Maybe that was her way of telling you to take a desk job.
    James Bond: Just the opposite.


  • James Bond: To Q: And youth does not guarantee innovation
    James Bond: Youth is not a guarantee of innovation.


  • Silva: Do you see what comes of all this running around, Mr. Bond? All this jumping and fighting, it's exhausting! Relax. You need to relax... Ah well, mother's calling. I will give her a good-bye kiss for you.


  • James Bond: [Bond stares at the porcelain bulldog statue on M's desk] The whole office goes up in smoke and that bloody thing survives?


  • James Bond: [as his boyhood home burns down] I always hated this place.


  • Silva: Do you like my island? My grandmother had an island. We could circle the whole place in an hour. Then one day, we went back to the island to see it infested with rats. They came from a sunken ship and fed on coconut. But my grandmother came up with a solution. She buried oil drums and filled them with coconut bait, luring them down the drums. In about three months, all the rats were trapped. So what do you do? Do you drown them? Burn them? You leave them alone. As soon as they run out of coconut, they begin to eat each other. When there are two left, you let them go toward the coconut trees. But they will not eat coconut anymore. They will only eat rat. You have changed their nature.


  • Silva: The two survivors. This is what she made us.


  • James Bond: I know when a woman is afraid and pretending not to be
    James Bond: I know when a woman is afraid and pretending not to be.


  • James Bond: For her eyes only.


  • Silva: Not bad James, not bad. For a physical wreck!
    Silva: No bad, not bad, James, for a physical wreck.


  • James Bond: That's a waste of good Scotch.
    James Bond: What a waste of good Scotch.


  • James Bond: Or blow up a building in London?
    Silva: Yes - just point, and click.
    James Bond: 'Spose everyone needs a hobby.
    Silva: What's yours?
    James Bond: Resurrection.


  • Silva: Look at you. Barely held together by your pills, your drink...
    James Bond: And don't forget my pathetic love of country.


  • Silva: What has she done to you?
    James Bond: Well, she never tied me to a chair.


  • James Bond: Are you gonna complain the whole way?
    M: Go on then. Eject me. See if I care.


  • James Bond: Well, it takes a certain type of woman to wear a backless dress with a Beretta 70 strapped to her thigh.
    James Bond: Well it takes a certain kind of girl to wear a backless dress with a Beretta 70 strapped to her thigh.


  • M: Quoting Tennyson's poem Ulysses: Though much is taken, much abides, and though we are not now that strength which in old days, moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.


  • Severine: What do you know about fear?
    James Bond: All there is
    James Bond: All there is.


  • Kincade: What was it you said you did for a living again?


  • Q: So much for my prosperous career in espionage.
    Q: So much for my promising career in espionage.


  • M: Regret is unprofessional.


  • M: Take the bloody shot!


  • James Bond: Everybody needs a hobby
    James Bond: Everybody needs a hobby.
    Silva: What's yours?
    Silva: So, what's yours?
    James Bond: Resurrection
    James Bond: Resurrection.


  • Kincade: Welcome to Scotland!!
    Kincade: Welcome to Scotland!
    Husband at Tube Station: He's keen to get home
    Husband at Tube Station: He's keen to get home.


  • James Bond: The whole of MI6 goes up in smoke, and yet that bloody thing survives
    James Bond: The whole of MI6 goes up in smoke, and yet that bloody thing survives.


  • Q: What were you expecting, an exploding pen?


  • M: Where the hell have you been?
    James Bond: Enjoying death.


  • James Bond: Was that intended for me?
    Silva: No. But that is.


  • Silva: She sent you after me, knowing you're not ready, knowing you would likely die. Mommy was very bad.


  • Kincade: Welcome to Scotland.


  • Silva: Just look at you. Chasing spies. England. MI6. She sent you after me knowing you're not ready, knowing you would likely die. Mommy was very bad... The two survivors. This is what she made us.


  • James Bond: Oh good. A train's coming.


  • Q: I can do more damage on my laptop than you can do in a year sitting in my pyjamas and waiting for my Earl Grey.
    Q: I can do more damage on my laptop, sitting in my pajamas, before my first cup of Earl Grey than you can do a year in the field.


  • M: What's going on?
    Miss Moneypenny: It's hard to explain.


  • James Bond: I never liked the place anyway.


  • James Bond: A radio and a gun. Not exactly Christmas, is it?
    Q: You weren't expecting an exploding pen, were you?


  • James Bond: The Last Rat Standing
    James Bond: Who's going to be the last rat standing?


  • Silva: Mommy Was Bad.
    Silva: Mommy was very bad.


  • Silva: What's your favorite hobby?
    James Bond: Resurrection!


  • James Bond: Some men are coming to kill us, We're going to kill them first.
    James Bond: Some men are coming to kill us, we're going to kill them first.


  • M: Are you taking me hostage?
    James Bond: You could call it that.


  • James Bond: A gun and a radio. Hardly Christmas, is it?


  • Kincade: Welcome to Scotland!


  • James Bond: to Q, You still have spots
    James Bond: You still have spots.


  • M: Where the hell have you been?!
    M: Where the hell have you been?
    James Bond: Enjoying death.


  • Severine: How much do you know about fear?
    James Bond: All there is.
    Severine: Well, not like this... Not like him...


  • Silva: She sent you after me knowing you're not ready, you would likely die. Mommy was very bad.


  • Gareth Mallory: Three months ago you lost the drive containing the identity of every agent embeded in terrorist organization across the globe.


  • James Bond: Everybody needs a hobby
    James Bond: Everybody needs a hobby.


  • M: Ready to get Back to work?
    M: Ready to get back to work?
    James Bond: With Pleasure.
    James Bond: With pleasure.


  • James Bond: 007 Reporting For Duty.
    James Bond: 007 reporting for duty.
    M: Why Didn't You Call?
    M: Why didn't you call?
    James Bond: You Didn't Get The Postcard?
    James Bond: You didn't get the postcard?


  • M: Bond, where have you been?
    James Bond: Cottaging, and?


  • Q: "What did you want, an exploding pen? We don't really do that any more
    Q: What did you want, an exploding pen?


  • James Bond: Some men are coming to kill us. We're gonna kill them first.


  • James Bond: 007 reporting for duty.
    M: WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN?!
    James Bond: Enjoying death.


  • Mallory: Why not stay dead? There's no shame in saying you've lost a step.


  • James Bond: Everybody needs a hobby
    James Bond: Everybody needs a hobby.
    Clair Dowar: So what's yours?
    Silva: So what's yours?
    James Bond: Resurrection
    James Bond: Resurrection.


  • Q: Less of a random killing machine. More of a personal statement!


  • Q: I'm your quartermaster.
    James Bond: You must be joking!


  • James Bond: Some men are coming to kill us. we're going to kill them first!


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