Quotes - From Russia With Love

Klebb: Kronsteen's plan should be as succesful as his chess.
Kronsteen: It will be. I've anticipated every possible variation of countermove.
Blofeld: Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one.

Klebb: Corporal, I have selected you for a most important assignment. Its purpose is to give false information to the enemy. If you complete it successfully, you will be promoted. From now on, you will do anything he [Bond] says.
Tatiana: And if I refuse?
Klebb: Then you will not leave this room alive. Come, come, my dear. You're very fortunate to have been chosen for such a simple, delightful duty. A real labour of love, as we say.

Blofeld: Siamese Fighting Fish. Fascinating creatures. Brave, but on the whole, stupid. Yes, they're stupid... except for the occasional one such as we have here, who waits. Waits until the survivor is so exhausted that he cannot defend himself. And then, like SPECTRE, he strikes.
Klebb: I find the parallel amusing.
Blofeld: Our organization did not arrange for you to come over from the Russians just for amusement, Number Three.

Tatiana: You look surprised. I thought you expected me.

Kerim: [Tapping his nose] This is an old friend of mine. And it tells me something smells.


Tatiana: The mechanism is... Oh James, James... Will you make love to me all the time in England?
Bond: Day and night. Go on about the mechanism.

Grant: I've been keeping tabs on you. I've been your guardian angel.

Kerim: Ah, the old game: give a wolf a taste and then leave him hungry. My friend, she's got you dangling.

Bond: Red wine with fish. Well, that should have told me something.
Grant: I might not know my wines, but you are the one on your knees.

Bond: It must be a pretty sick collection of minds to dream up a plan like that.
Grant: Can't you see the headlines? "British agent murders beautiful Russian spy, then commits suicide."
Bond: Tell me, which lunatic asylum did they get you out of?

Grant: My job is to kill you and deliver the Lektor. How I do it is my business.


Blofeld: Twelve seconds. One day we must invent a faster-working venom.

Grant: The first one won't kill you; not the second, not even the third... not till you crawl over here and you kiss my foot!

Klebb: Training is useful, but there is no substitute for experience.
Morzeny: I agree - we use live targets as well.

Kerim: I like big families. My whole life has been a crusade for larger families.

Kerim: All of my key employees are my sons. Blood is the best security in this business.

Bond: How can a friend be in debt?

Blofeld: Kronsteen, you're sure this plan is foolproof?
Kronsteen: Yes, because I have anticipated every possible variation of countermove.
Klebb: But what makes you think that M will oblige you by falling in with your plan?
Kronsteen: For the simple reason that this is so obviously a trap. My reading of the British mentality is that they always treat a trap as a challenge. And they couldn't possibly pass up the chance of getting the Lektor decoder.

Morzeny: Grant's one of our best men. Homicidal paranoiac, superb material. His response to our training and indoctrination have been remarkable.

Tatiana: I know all about you from your file.
Bond: You do? Well, I hope you're not disappointed.
Tatiana: I will tell you... in the morning.

Kerim: Blood is the best security in this business.

Bond: "Once more unto the breach, dear friends."


Grant: I get a kick out of watching James Bond find out what a bloody fool he's been.

Bond: You're one of the most beautiful girls...
Tatiana: Thank you, but I think my mouth is too big.
Bond: No, it's the right size. For me, that is.

Klebb: I see you trained for the ballet.
Tatiana: But I grew an inch over the regulation height, and so...

Sylvia: [Spying a scar on Bond's back] Souvenir from another jealous woman?
Bond: Yes. But I haven't turned my back on one since.

Moneypenny: [On the phone] Where in the world are you, James?
Bond: Well, I've just been reviewing an old case.
Sylvia: So I'm an old case now, am I?

Kerim: You know why I stay in this mad business?
Bond: It could be that you find selling rugs a bore.

Bond: Darling Moneypenny, you know I never even look at another woman.

Kerim: She has a lovely mouth, that Anita.

Bond: Well, really, I'm not too busy
at the moment, sir.
M: You're booked on the 8.30 plane in the morning.
Bond: Suppose when she meets me in the flesh I don't come up to expectations?
M: Just see that you do.

Bond: Can I borrow a match?
Kerim's driver: I use a lighter.
Bond: It's better still.
Kerim's driver: Until they go wrong.


Bond: Your clock, is it correct?
Clerk: Always.
Bond: Of course. [A moment passes.] Excuse me. You did say your clock was correct?
Clerk: Russian clocks are always... [Tails off as a bomb blasts the embassy.]

Kerim: [To the Russian minder, bound and gagged.] I've had a particularly fascinating life.... Would you like to hear about it? You would?

Bond: [After killing Klebb.] She's had her kicks.