Ian Fleming - Quotes

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Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. ---->>>

As a result of 50 years of emancipation, feminine qualities were dying out or being transferred to the males. Pansies of both sexes were everywhere, not yet completely homosexual, but confused not knowing what they were. The result was a herd of unhappy sexual misfits... the women wanting to dominate and the men to be nannied. ---->>>

Never say 'no' to adventures. Always say 'yes', otherwise you'll lead a very dull life. ---->>>

One of the bibles of my youth was 'Birds of the West Indies,' by James Bond, a well-known ornithologist, and when I was casting about for a name for my protagonist I thought, 'My God, that's the dullest name I've ever heard,' so I appropriated it. Now the dullest name in the world has become an exciting one. ---->>>

I was just on the edge of getting married, and I was frenzied at the prospect of this great step in my life after having been a bachelor for so long. And I really wanted to take my mind off of the agony, and so I decided to sit down and write a book. ---->>>

I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. ---->>>

Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time. ---->>>

You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face. ---->>>

A woman should be an illusion. ---->>>

This country-right-or-wrong business is getting a little out-of-date.. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts. ---->>>

Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas. ---->>>

Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch. ---->>>

As for sex, well, I mean sex is a perfectly respectable subject as far as Shakespeare is concerned. I mean, all history is love and violence. ---->>>

A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle. ---->>>

People do connect me with James Bond simply because I happen to like scrambled eggs and short-sleeved shirts and some of the things that James Bond does, but I certainly haven't got his guts nor his very lively appetites. ---->>>

Most marriages don't add two people together. They subtract one from the other. ---->>>

I'm not in the Shakespeare stakes. I have no ambition. ---->>>

I don't regard James Bond precisely as a hero, but at least he does get on and do his duty, in an extremely corny way. ---->>>

If I wait for the genius to come, it just doesn't arrive. ---->>>

It was the short men that caused all the trouble in the world. ---->>>

Writing about 2,000 words in three hours every morning, 'Casino Royale' dutifully produced itself. I wrote nothing and made no corrections until the book was finished. If I had looked back at what I had written the day before I might have despaired. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 05-28, 1908
Die: 08-12, 1964
Occupation: Author

Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917 (wikipedia)