Ian Fleming


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Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst ... more »

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  • ''A medium Vodka dry Martini—with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred, please. I would prefer Russian or Polish vodka.''
    Ian Fleming (1908-1964), British author. James Bond, in Dr. No, ch. 14 (1958). Bond's favorite tipple.
  • ''Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time.''
    Ian Fleming (1908-1964), British author. notebook entry quoted in John Pearson, The Life of Ian FlemingÉ, ch. 8, sct. 1 (1966).
  • ''What happens is that, as with drugs, he needs a stronger shot each time, and women are just women. The consumption of one woman is the consumption of all. You can't double the dose.''
    Ian Fleming (1908-1964), British author. Notebook entry, describing a man's progress from woman to woman. quoted in John Pearson, The Life of Ian Flem...
  • ''A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.''
    Ian Fleming (1908-1964), British author. Quoted in Sunday Times (London, October 9, 1966).
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