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 Martiniwith 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).