50 Inspiring Ian Fleming Quotes

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50 Inspiring Ian Fleming Quotes

1. “Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.”—Ian Fleming

2. “Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes’, otherwise, you’ll lead a very dull life.”—Ian Fleming

3. “Follow your fate, and be satisfied with it, and be glad not to be a second-hand motor salesman, or a yellow-press journalist, pickled in gin and nicotine, or a cripple – or dead.”—Ian Fleming

4. “You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.”— Ian Fleming

5. “I don’t regard James Bond precisely as a hero, but at least he does get on and do his duty, in an extremely corny way.”—Ian Fleming

6. “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.” —Ian Fleming

7. “The gain to the winner is always less than the loss to the loser.”—Ian Fleming

8. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”—Ian Fleming

9. “You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.”—Ian Fleming

10. “You never get real adventures without a bit of risk somewhere.”—Ian Fleming

11. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”—Ian Fleming

12. “Love of life is born of the awareness of death, of the dread of it.”—Ian Fleming

13. “Mania is as priceless as genius.”—Ian Fleming

14. “Once is happenstance. Twice is the coincidence. Three times is enemy action.”—Ian Fleming

15. “Everyone has the revolver of resignation in his pocket.”—Ian Fleming

16. “Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.”—Ian Fleming

17. “The difference between a good golf shot and a bad one is the same as the difference between a beautiful and a plain woman, a matter of millimeters.”—Ian Fleming

18. “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.”—Ian Fleming

19. “It’s no good protecting people or even looking after them past a certain point.”—Ian Fleming

20. “If you fail at the large things it means you have not large ambitions. Concentration, focus – that is all. The aptitudes come, the tools forge themselves.”—Ian Fleming

21. “Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them seemed to come from Texas.”—Ian Fleming

22. “Prohibition is the trigger of crime.”—Ian Fleming

23. “You are about to awake when you dream that you are dreaming.”—Ian Fleming

24. “A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.”—Ian Fleming

25. “Worry is a dividend paid to disaster before it is due.”—Ian Fleming

26. “You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face.”—Ian Fleming

27. “The World Is Not Enough.”—Ian Fleming

28. “It was the short men that caused all the trouble in the world.”—Ian Fleming

29. “There is only one recipe for a best seller and it is a very simple one. You have to get the reader to turn over the page.”—Ian Fleming

30. “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.”—Ian Fleming

31. “A woman can put up with almost anything; anything but indifference.”—Ian Fleming

32. “Don’t lose faith in your stars.”—Ian Fleming

33. “Once is happenstance. Twice is the coincidence. Three times is enemy action.”—Ian Fleming

34. “History is moving pretty quickly these days, and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.”—Ian Fleming

35. “Most marriages don’t add two people together. They subtract one from the other.”—Ian Fleming

36. “Once a King, always a King. But once a Knight is enough!” —Ian Fleming

37. “Hope makes a good breakfast. Eat plenty of it.”—Ian Fleming

38. “I’m not in the Shakespeare stakes. I have no ambition.”—Ian Fleming

39. “Loneliness becomes a lover, solitude a darling sin.”—Ian Fleming

40. “All the greatest men are maniacs. They are possessed by a mania which drives them forward towards their goal. The great scientists, the philosophers, the religious leaders – all maniacs. What else but a blind singleness of purpose could have given focus to their genius, would have kept them in the groove of purpose.”—Ian Fleming

41. “Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes’, otherwise, you’ll lead a very dull life.”—Ian Fleming

42. “I have discovered that even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve.”—Ian Fleming

43. “When the odds are hopeless, when all seems to be lost, then is the time to be calm, to make a show of authority – at least of indifference.”—Ian Fleming

44. “Power is the goal of all ambition.”—Ian Fleming

45. “Our prisons are full of people who think they’re Napoleon or God.”—Ian Fleming

46. “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.”—Ian Fleming

47. “Most marriages don’t add two people together. They subtract one from the other.”—Ian Fleming

48. “The gain to the winner is always less than the loss to the loser.”—Ian Fleming

49. “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?”—Ian Fleming

50. “The gain to the winner is always less than the loss to the loser.”—Ian Fleming

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