Spectre – Quotes
Opening quote on screen: The dead are alive.
James Bond to M: You’re right, sir, you have got a tricky day ahead.
Moneypenny: Everybody is talking—that what you did in Mexico is a step too far.
James Bond: What do you think?
Moneypenny: That you’re just getting started.
Q: A shame really, she [a car] was designed for you, but now she’s been reassigned to 009…you get this. [Gives him a watch.]
James Bond: Does it do anything?
Q: Tells the time.
Q: I said “bring it back in one piece”, not “bring back one piece”!
Q: You may experience a drop in coverage the first 24…[James Bond gives him a look]…48 hours.
James Bond: I’ll send you a postcard.
Q: Please don’t.
Lucia Sciarra: How can you talk like this? Can’t you see I’m grieving?
James Bond: No.
White: He [Blofeld] is everywhere. He’s…kissing your wife. He’s eating dinner with your family.
White: You’re a kite, dancing in a hurricane, Mr. Bond.
C: You can’t really tell me that one man in the field can compete with all of this?!
M: You ever killed anyone, Max? To kill a man, you have to be sure. … You have to look him in the eyes. [A drone doesn’t.]
M: A license to kill is also a license not to kill.
M: You watch MI6 Agents?
C: We watch everyone.
Q: M wants my balls for Christmas decorations.
Madeleine: What if I shoot you by mistake?
James Bond: Wouldn’t be the first time.
Madeleine: Why, given every other option, does a man choose to be an assassin?
James Bond: Well, it was either than or the priesthood…. Didn’t have a choice, really.
Madeleine: I think you’re wrong. There’s always a choice.
Blofeld: Information. Information is all, is it not?
James Bond: I came here to kill you.
Blofeld: Then you came here to die.
James Bond: Well, it’s all a matter of perspective.
James Bond, about C: What does he get out of it?
Blofeld: Nothing! He’s a visionary.
Blofeld: It’s always been me, James, the author of all your pain.
Blofeld: [It’s] a crucial fact that a terrible event can lead to something wonderful.
Blofeld: The things that brings people together… Out of horror…beauty.
James Bond: You know what happens when a cuckoo hatches inside another bird’s nest?
Madeleine: Yes, he forces the other birds out.
James Bond: I’d recognize you anywhere.
Agent: I’ve never even heard of Hildebrand.
M: That is the general idea of a safe-house.
M: Not a good feeling, being watched, is it?
M: I’m going to shut this down and then I’m going to bring you in.
C: On what grounds, exactly?
M: Poor taste in friends.
C: Isn’t that what M stands for, moronic?
M: Now we know what C stands for, careless.
Blofeld: I’ve really put you through it, haven’t I? ... That’s brothers for you. They really know which buttons to push.
C: Why can’t you just face it? You don’t matter anymore.
M: Maybe I don’t, but something has to.