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Casino Royale

Casino Royale quotes

19 total quotes

Ian Fleming

View Quote [M comes home to find Bond waiting for her]
M: You've got a bloody cheek.
Bond: Sorry. I'll shoot the camera first next time.
M: Or yourself. You stormed into an embassy. You violated the only absolutely inviolate rule of international relationships, and why? So you could kill a nobody. We wanted to question him, not to kill him! [Angrily throws down a newspaper headlined MI6 KILLS UNARMED PRISONER onto a table in front of Bond] For God's sake, you're supposed to display some kind of judgment.
Bond: I did. I thought one less bomb maker in the world would be a good thing.
M: Exactly. One bomb maker. We're trying to figure out how an entire network of terrorist groups is financed and you give us one bomb maker. Hardly the big picture, wouldn't you say? The man isn't even a true believer; he's a gun for hire. And thanks to your overdeveloped trigger finger, we have no idea who hired him, or why. And how the hell did you find out where I lived?
Bond: Same way I found out your name. I thought "M" was a randomly assigned letter. I had no idea it stood for--
M: [interrupts Bond] Utter one more syllable, and I'll have you killed. [Bond remains silent in agreement] I knew it was too early to promote you.
Bond: Well, I understand 00's have a very short life expectancy, so your mistake will be short-lived.
M: Bond, this may be too much for a blunt instrument to understand, but arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand-in-hand.
Bond: So you want me to be half monk, half hit-man?
M: Any thug can kill. I want you to take your ego out of the equation, and to judge the situation dispassionately. I need to know that I can trust you, and that you know who to trust...and since I don't know that, I need you out of my sight. Go and stick your head in the sand somewhere and think about your future, because these bas**** want your head. And I'm seriously considering feeding you to them. [Bond heads for the elevator] And Bond...don't ever break into my house again.
Bond: Ma'am.
View Quote [on the phone]
M: She had a boyfriend. A French Algerian. They were very much in love. He was kidnapped by the organisation behind Le Chiffre. And they blackmailed her, threatening to kill him unless she co-operated. We should have picked up on it, but sometimes we pay so much attention to our enemies, we forget to watch our friends. How are you doing?
Bond: She left her cell phone. She must have known I'd check it.
M: Hm, she knew you were you. [pause] Well, at least this clears Mathis.
Bond: No.
M: No?
Bond: No. It would have proved that she's guilty, not that he's innocent. It could have been a double-blind. Keep sweating him.
M: You don't trust anyone, do you, James?
Bond: No.
M: Then you've learnt your lesson. Get back as soon as you can. We need you.
Bond: Will do.
M: If you do need time…
Bond: Why should I need more time? The job's done, and the bitch is dead.
M: James? Did you ever ask yourself why you weren’t killed that night? Isn’t it obvious? She made a deal to spare your life in exchange for the money. I’m sure she hoped they would let her live. but she must have known she was going to her death. And now we’ll never know who was behind this, the trail’s gone cold.
View Quote [Vesper Lynd sits opposite James Bond on the train to Montenegro]
Vesper Lynd: I'm the money.
James Bond: Every penny of it.
[Vesper hands him her business card]
Vesper: The Treasury has agreed to stake you in the game.
Bond: [reading the card] Vesper? I do hope you gave your parents hell for that.
View Quote [At the Lake Como hospital, Vesper is sitting, smiling and looking at James who is asleep. He wakes up and smiles] Bond: Hm. Hello.
Vesper: [softly] Hello.
Bond: You alright?
Vesper: I can't resist waking you. Every time I do, you look at me as if…you haven't seen me in years. Makes me feel reborn.
Bond: If you'd have just been born, wouldn't you be naked?
Vesper: You have me there. [whispers in his ear] You can have me anywhere.
[Bond touches her arm]
Bond: I can?
Vesper: Yeah. Here, there. Anywhere you like.
Bond: Does this mean that you're…warming to me?
Vesper: Yeah. That's how I would describe it.
Bond: It's just that not so long ago, I would have described your feelings towards me as, um…well, I'm trying to think of a better word than "loathing".
Vesper: I'm afraid I'm a complicated woman.
Bond: That is something to be afraid of.
[They are about to kiss, but Mr. Mendel runs up to them, carrying a silver briefcase]
Mendel: Hello!
Bond: Urgh, perfect timing.
Vesper: Oh - Monsieur Mendel. How are things in Switzerland?
Mendel: My apologies. I do not need to rush, but 120 million is a large sum of money.
Bond: It certainly is. You didn't bring any chocolates with you?
Mendel: I'm afraid not. [laughs] If you would type in the account number? [Vesper does so] And now the password.
Bond: You can do that.
Vesper: I would if I knew what it was.
Bond: V-E-S-P-E-R. [As he says more letters, Vesper realises, turns and smiles. She types the password]
Mendel: The funds have now been transferred. Sorry for disturbing you. Thank you. Auf Wiedersehen.
Bond: Auf Wiedersehen, Herr Mendel.
[Mendel leaves. Vesper looks upset and turns to face Bond]
Vesper: You know, James…I want you to know that if all that was left of you was your smile, and your little finger, you'd still be more of a man than anyone I've ever met.
Bond: That's because you know what I can do with my little finger.
Vesper: I have no idea.
Bond: But you're aching to find out.
Vesper: You're not going to let me in there, are you? You've got your armour back on. That's that.
Bond: I have no armour left. You've stripped it from me. Whatever is left of me… [Vesper puts her hand on his cheek] whatever is left of me, whatever I am…I'm yours.
[They kiss]