Quantum of Solace
This article refers to notable quotes from the 2008 James Bond film 'Quantum of Solace'. The film avoids some of the cheesy throwaway lines of previous Bond films, taking on a far darker political tone. Many of the quotes show the tension between Bond and M, where their professional relationship is put in jeopardy by his personal feelings of revenge. Several of the quotes reflect the rather bleak political landscape of the film, where corporate villains and corrupt politicians cynically attempt to exploit the world's resources. This reflects the blurred line between good and evil inherent in the movie, and demands a certain maturity from the audience.
James Bond (Daniel Craig), to M - "You don't have to worry about me".
M: "Bond, I need you back." Bond: "I never left."
Bond: "I don't think the dead care about vengeance."
Bond: "Have you ever killed someone? Your training will tell you that when the adrenaline kicks in you should compensate... but part of you isn't going to believe the training because this kill is personal. Take a deep breath, you only need one shot. Make it count."
Camille: "Is that how you treat your friends?..." Bond: "He wouldn't care."
Greene: "How much do you know about Bond, Camille? Because he's rather a tragic case... his MI6 says he's difficult to control; a nice way of saying that everything he touches seems to wither and die."
Mathis: "But I guess, when one's younger, it seems very easy to distinguish between right and wrong. But as one gets older, it becomes more difficult... the villains and the heroes get all mixed up."
Bond: "Can I offer an opinion? I really think you people should find a better place to meet."
Felix: "You know who Greene is and you want to put us in bed with him, you aren't kidding, right?" Beam: "Yeah, you're right, we should just deal with nice people."
Greene: "My friends call me Dominic." Bond: "I´m sure they do."
Camille: "Friend of yours?" Bond: "I don't have any friends."
M: "If you could avoid killing every possible lead it would be deeply appreciated." Bond: "Yes ma'am, I'll do my best." M: "I've heard that before."
Greene: "You should know something about me and the people I work with. We deal with the left, or the right, with dictators, or liberators. If the current president had been more agreeable, I wouldn't be talking to you. So, if you decide not to sign, you will wake up with your balls in your mouth and your willing replacement standing over you. If you doubt that, then shoot me, take that money, and have a good night's sleep."
Bond: "I bet you make it 20 miles before you consider drinking that... goodbye, Mr. Greene"
M: "I assume you have no regrets." Bond: "I don't. What about you?" M: "Of course not, it would be unprofessional."