This week’s quotes go back to when Pierce Brosnan got the role everyone had pictured him in and helped revive the James Bond franchise after six years of legal disputes. Of Brosnan’s four Bond movies (also Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day), I think GoldenEye stands the test of time.

–Gerald So

Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen): Enjoy it while it lasts.
James Bond: The very words I live by.

Xenia Onatopp: You don’t need the gun.
James Bond: That depends on your definition of safe sex.

James Bond: Who is the competition?
Jack Wade (Joe Don Baker): Ah, an ex-KGB guy. Tough mother. Got a limp in his right leg. Name’s Zukovsky.
James Bond: Valentin Dmitrovitch Zukovsky?
Jack Wade: Yeah, you know him?
James Bond: I gave him the limp.

M (Judi Dench): You don’t like me, Bond. You don’t like my methods. You think I’m an accountant, a bean counter more interested in my numbers than your instincts.
James Bond: The thought had occurred to me.
M: Good, because I think you’re a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War, whose boyish charms, though wasted on me, obviously appealed to that young woman I sent out to evaluate you.
James Bond: Point taken.

James Bond: Governments change. The lies stay the same.

James Bond: No, no, no. No more foreplay. Take me to Janus.