Against the background of this luminous and sparkling stage Bond stood in the sunshine and felt his mission to be incongruous and remote and his dark profession an affront to his fellow actors.
Ian Fleming, Casino Royale
Bond: Do you expect me to talk?
Goldfinger: No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!
Bond: That gun, it looks more fitting for a woman.
Emilio Largo: You know much about guns, Mr. Bond?
Bond: No, but I know a little about women.
James Bond: Who’d pay a million dollars to have me killed?
M: Jealous husbands! Outraged chefs! Humiliated tailors! The list is endless!
from The Man With The Golden Gun
A cool exhibition in London.
illustration: Thunderball Japanese record sleeve from Johan Oomen on flickr