Ian Fleming’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Ian Fleming Quotes 

Ian Fleming, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Ian Fleming quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Ian Fleming’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Ian Fleming made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“I am a poet in deeds–not often in words.”
― Ian Fleming, Goldfinger

 “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, Goldfinger

“People are islands,’ she said. ‘They don’t really touch. However close they are, they’re really quite separate. Even if they’ve been married for fifty years.”
― Ian Fleming, Casino Royale

 “Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action’.”
― Ian Fleming, Goldfinger

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

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

“You only live twice:
Once when you are born
And once when you look death in the face”
― Ian Fleming, You Only Live Twice

 “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action”
― Ian Fleming

“The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success”
― Ian Fleming

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

10 Famous Quotes by Author Ian Fleming

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Ian Fleming quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Ian Fleming quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Ian Fleming. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Ian Fleming quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Ian Fleming Quote 

“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.”
― Ian Fleming, Casino Royale

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Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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