Whenever the name James Bond is mentioned, the first things that come into our minds are the guns, gadgets and espionage thrills. But there is more to bond than just that. The international man of mystery is known for his wit, playfulness and sexual innuendos. These have given rise to some of the most iconic Bond lines ever.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 10 most iconic Bond lines of all time. If you haven’t seen these movies, do check out them too, as they are sure to entertain you.
“I Think He Got The Point”
Not all bond moments are hardcore serious. There were plenty of scenes in old Bond movies that were downright funny. The 1965 film Thunderball featuring Sean Connery has this gem that is laughably bad, yet simply hilarious. The scene has 007 sitting on a beach with Domino (Claudine Auger). Domino suddenly notices Largo’s henchmen quietly sneaking behind them. Bond immediately shoots the bad guy with a spear gun and says: “I think he got the point.”
“I Always Enjoyed Studying A New Tongue”
In Tomorrow Never Dies, the super-spy tries to learn from a Danish professor named Inga Bergstrom. However, the two ends up making love, leading to the iconic cheesy dialogue from Bond: “I’ve always enjoyed studying a new tongue.”
“Keeping The British End Up, Sir”
The Spy Who Loved Me is often considered one of the best Bond movies from Roger Moore. In the movie after defeating Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens), Bond and Anya Amasova (Barbara Bach) escapes using a pod. On the way, the two celebrate their victory by having sex. It is when the superiors ask him what he was doing that Bond makes the funniest reply ever: “Keeping the British end up, sir.”
“I Thought Christmas Only Comes Once A Year”
Pierce Brosnan had some of the most poorly received bond movies. The 1999’s The World Is Not Enough was not an exception. However, this one-liner is surely something memorable. Denise Richards plays Dr. Christmas Jones, the main Bond girl in the film. Though her character got criticized by many, the name did help make some cringy Bond jokes. One such comes when Christmas and Bond are on the bed together and he cracks the joke: “I thought Christmas only comes once a year.”
“A Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred”
Fans of Bond will never forget his choice of drink- “A Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred”. The line first appeared in Ian Flemming’s book and later made its way into the first James Bond movie Dr. No. Ever since then it started appearing constantly in almost all the Bond movies to date.
“Shocking. Positively Shocking.”
Though most of Bond’s iconic lines are funny jokes, there is no one who delivers it best than Sean Connery. Take this one for example. The pun from the 1964 film Goldfinger would have not been this much fun if it wasn’t for his brilliant timing. James Bond was making out with a girl. Suddenly he sees the reflection of a henchman in her eye. He quickly starts to fight the thug and shoves him into the tub, where he gets electrocuted by a lamp. Bond makes an exist saying: “Shocking. Positively Shocking”