Skyfall Quotes

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Gareth:  “M, you’ve had a great run.  You should leave with dignity.”

M:  “Oh to h*** with dignity.  I”ll leave when the job’s done.  I’ll be d***** if I’m going to leave the company in worse shape than I found it.”

“Think on your sins.”

Psychologist:  “I’m going to start with some simple word associations, such as day.”

Bond:  “Wasted.”

Q:  “Always makes me feel a bit melancholy—Grand old war ship being ignominiously hauled off for scrap.”

Q:  “I’ll wager I can do more damage in my PJs before I’ve had my first cup of tea on this laptop than you can in a year in the field.”

Bond:  “What do you need me for then?

Q:  “Every once in a while, someone has to pull a trigger.”

Bond:  “Or not…but it’s hard to know which when you’re in your PJs.”

M:  “Where the h*** have you been?”

Bond:  “Enjoying death.  007 reporting for duty.”

Bond:  “Everybody needs a hobby.”

Raul:  “What’s yours?”

Bond:  “Resurrection.”

Q:  “Only about six people in the world can create fail-safes like that.”

Bond:  “Can you get past them?”

Q:  “I invented them.”

Q:  “It’s like solving a rubix cube that’s fighting back.”

“There’s a train coming. …  That’s vexing.”

After a ridiculous stunt to get on the train, someone comments:  “He’s keen to get on.”

Bond:  “It takes a certain type of woman to wear a backless dress with a Beretta 70 strapped to her thigh.”

Bond:  “Youth is not a guarantee of innovation.”

Bond:  “You still have spots.”

Q:  “My complexion is hardly relevant.”

“I’m frightened because our enemies are no longer known to us.”

“Our world is not more transparent.  Now it’s more opaque.”

Tennyson’s Ulysses final lines quoted in Skyfall:

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.


“Always got to make an entrance.”

“Orphans always make the best recruits.”

“If all else fails… [he pulls out a knife]… sometimes the old ways are the best ways.”

“Last rat standing.”