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    This country-right-or-wrong business is getting a little out-of-date..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.
    tags: hero business
    — Ian Fleming
    A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.
    tags: dangerous
    — Ian Fleming
    Never say 'no' to adventures. Always say 'yes', otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.
    tags: adventure
    — Ian Fleming
    Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time.
    tags: time women
    — Ian Fleming
    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.
    tags: violence sex
    — Ian Fleming
    Hope makes a good breakfast. Eat plenty of it.
    tags: hope breakfast
    — Ian Fleming
    Smoking I find the most ridiculous of all the varieties of human behavior and practically the only one that is entirely against nature. Can you imagine a cow or any animal taking a mouthful of smoldering straw then breathing in the smoke and blowing it out through its nostrils?
    tags: animals nature human imagine smoke
    — Ian Fleming
    Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.
    tags: enemies time action enemy
    — Ian Fleming
    A medium Vodka dry Martini - with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred.
    tags: media
    — Ian Fleming
    Never job backwards. What might have been was a waste of time.
    tags: time job
    — Ian Fleming
    Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.
    tags: human fight
    — Ian Fleming
    It's no good protecting people or even looking after them past a certain point. One can't grasp more than a piece of anyone. Most of the rest can only be protected by themselves and the remainder by hired specialists and doctors and dentists and professional protectors.
    tags: people past dentist doctor
    — Ian Fleming
    Bond didn't defend the practice. He simply maintained that the more effort and ingenuity you put into gambling, the more you took out.
    tags: gambling
    — Ian Fleming
    Today we are fighting Communism. Okay. If I'd been alive fifty years ago, the brand of Conservatism we have today would have been damn near called Communism and we should have been told to go and fight that. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.
    tags: fight hero fighting communism year
    — Ian Fleming
    History is moving pretty quickly these days, and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.
    tags: hero
    — Ian Fleming
    Loneliness becomes a lover, solitude a darling sin.
    tags: solitude sin loneliness lover
    — Ian Fleming
    All the greatest men are maniacs. They are possessed by a mania which drives them forward towards thier goal. The great scientists, the philosophers, the religious leaders - all maniacs. What else but a blind singlenee of purpose could have given focus to thier genius, would have kept them in the groove of purpose. Mania ... is as priceless as genius.
    tags: men focus religious leader genius philosopher goal scientist
    — Ian Fleming
    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.
    tags: men women dying knowing sex sexual quality year
    — Ian Fleming
    I always make it a rule never to look back. Otherwise, I'd ask myself how I could write such piffle and live with myself, day after day.
    tags: live rules write
    — Ian Fleming
    Worry is a dividend paid to disaster before it is due
    tags: worries
    — Ian Fleming
    Love of life is born of the awareness of death, of the dread of it.
    tags: death
    — Ian Fleming
    Unfortunately most ways of making big money take a long time. By the time one has made the money one is too old to enjoy it.
    tags: time money
    — Ian Fleming
    When I wrote the first [Bond novel] in 1953, I wanted Bond to be an extremely dull, uninteresting man to whom things happened... when I was casting around for a name for my protagonist I thought by God, [James Bond] is the dullest name I ever heard.
    tags: men thoughts god
    — Ian Fleming
    I think it's the same with all the relationships between a man and a woman. They can survive anything so long as some kind of basic humanity exists between the two people. When all kindness has gone, when one person obviously and sincerely doesn't care if the other is alive or dead, then it's just no good. - from Quantum of Solace
    tags: humanity men people women kindness care gone relationship
    — Ian Fleming
    Everyone has the revolver of resignation in his pocket.
    — Ian Fleming
    You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.
    tags: death live
    — Ian Fleming
    I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
    — Ian Fleming
    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.
    tags: writing book
    — Ian Fleming
    And then one day when you're playing your little game you'll suddenly find yourself pinned down like a butterfly.
    tags: games butterfly
    — Ian Fleming
    A gentleman's choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit.
    tags: choice
    — Ian Fleming
    Diamonds are forever.
    tags: forever diamond
    — Ian Fleming
    I'm not in the Shakespeare stakes. I have no ambition.
    tags: ambition
    — Ian Fleming
    These blithering women who thought they could do a man's work. Why the hell couldn't they stay at home and mind their pots and pans and stick to their frocks and gossip and leave men's work to the men.
    tags: men work women thoughts hell mind
    — Ian Fleming
    I take a ridiculous pleasure in what I eat and drink. It comes partly from being a bachelor, but mostly from a habit of taking a lot of trouble over details. It's very persnickety and old-maidish really, but then when I'm working I generally have to eat my meals alone and it makes them more interesting when one takes trouble.
    tags: alone pleasure
    — Ian Fleming
    All women love semi-rape. They love to be taken.It was his sweet brutality against my bruised body that made his act of love so piercingly wonderful.
    tags: women body
    — Ian Fleming
    He could not just wear a watch. It had to be a Rolex.
    — Ian Fleming
    Most marriages don't add two people together. They subtract one from the other.
    tags: people marriage
    — Ian Fleming
    Luck in all its moods had to be loved and not feared. Bond saw luck as a woman, to be softly wooed or brutally ravaged, never pandered to or pursued.
    tags: women luck mood
    — Ian Fleming
    Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch.
    tags: men women
    — Ian Fleming
    At gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck.
    tags: mistakes luck bad sin gambling
    — Ian Fleming
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    ian fleming
    Birth    : May 28, 1908
    Death  : August 12, 1964
    Occupation  : Author