Ian Fleming quotes

Born
May 28, 1908, London, UK.

Died
August 12, 1964.

Occupation
Author, journalist.

Ian Lancaster Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. 

You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.
– Ian Fleming

Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time.
– Ian Fleming

I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
– Ian Fleming

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

I was just on the edge of getting married, and I was frenzied at the prospect of this great step in my life after having been a bachelor for so long. And I really wanted to take my mind off of the agony, and so I decided to sit down and write a book.
– Ian Fleming

If I wait for the genius to come, it just doesn’t arrive.
– Ian Fleming

Most marriages don’t add two people together. They subtract one from the other.
– Ian Fleming

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

Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch.
– Ian Fleming

It was the short men that caused all the trouble in the world.
– 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.
– 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.
– Ian Fleming

A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.
– Ian Fleming

Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.
– Ian Fleming

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

This country-right-or-wrong business is getting a little out-of-date..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.
– Ian Fleming

People do connect me with James Bond simply because I happen to like scrambled eggs and short-sleeved shirts and some of the things that James Bond does, but I certainly haven’t got his guts nor his very lively appetites.
– Ian Fleming

I’m not in the Shakespeare stakes. I have no ambition.
– Ian Fleming

A woman should be an illusion.
– Ian Fleming