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50 Sean Connery Quotes That He Actually Said

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50 Sean Connery Quotes That He Actually Said

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Sean Connery was a Scottish actor and producer. He is best known for playing James Bond and was known for his charm and good looks which made him very famous. He won several awards including Golden Globe and Academy Award.

Connery often called ‘The Greatest James Bond of them All’. He has appeared in more than 70 films including ‘Dr. No’, ‘Goldfinger’, ‘From Russia with Love’, and ‘Never Say Never Again’.

Here’s a collection of the greatest Sean Connery quotes:

 

50 Sean Connery Quotes That He Actually Said

1. “To cultivate an English accent is already a departure away from what you are.” – Sean Connery

2. “There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man.” – Sean Connery

3. “Nothing is impossible, only mathematically improbable.” – Sean Connery

4. “There’s a lot of fantasy about what Scotland is, and the shortbread tins and that sort of thing.” – Sean Connery

5. “There’s something fundamentally wrong with a system where there’s been 17 years of a Tory Government and the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years. That hardly seems democratic.” – Sean Connery

6. “The terrible beauty is that in the brotherhood of golf we are all the same – certifiable.” – Sean Connery

7. “More than anything else, I’d like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso.” – Sean Connery

8. “You know, the Oscar I was awarded for The Untouchables is a wonderful thing, but I can honestly say that I’d rather have won the U.S. Open Golf Tournament.” – Sean Connery

9. “My view is that to get anywhere in life you have to be anti-social, otherwise you’ll end up being devoured. I’ve never been particularly social, anyway, but if I’ve ever been rude, fifty percent of it has usually been provoked by other people’s attitudes. Though I do admit, like most Celts, I’m moody. It’s fine until people try to cheer you up with gems like, ‘snap out of it’ or ‘Come on, now’.” – Sean Connery

 

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10. “I am not an Englishman, I was never an Englishman, and I don’t ever want to be one. I am a Scotsman! I was a Scotsman and I will always be one.” – Sean Connery

 

11. “Perhaps I’m not a good actor, but I would be even worse at doing anything else.” – Sean Connery

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12. “There are women who take it to the wire. That’s what they are looking for, the ultimate confrontation. They want a smack.” – Sean Connery

13. “Scotland should be nothing less than equal with all the other nations of the world.” – Sean Connery

14. “I’m an easy target because of my political opinions.” – Sean Connery

15. “The knighthood I received was a fantastic honor but it’s not something I’ve ever used and I don’t think I ever will.” – Sean Connery

16. “You write your first draft with your heart and you re-write with your head. The first key to writing is to write, not to think.” – Sean Connery

17. “Don’t wait for it to happen, don’t even want it to happen – just watch what does happen.” – Sean Connery

18. “The Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots.” – Sean Connery

19. “I left Scotland when I was 16 because I had no qualifications for anything but the Navy, having left school at 13.” – Sean Connery

 

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20. “I suppose I’ll be able to get a drink there… I told the stewardess liquor for three… Who are the other two?… Oh, there are no other two.” – Sean Connery

 

21. “Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.” – Sean Connery

22. “If you fear nothing, you love nothing. If you love nothing, what joy can there be in life?” – Sean Connery

23. “There’s always a new challenge to keep you motivated.” – Sean Connery

24. “I, unfortunately, don’t speak French, but my wife is now fluent in English, which really reflects rather badly on me.” – Sean Connery

25. “I’m an actor – it’s not brain surgery. If I do my job right, people won’t ask for their money back.” – Sean Connery

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26. “A man who fears nothing is a man who loves nothing; and if you love nothing, what joy is there in your life?” – Sean Connery

27. “I like women. I don’t understand them, but I like them.” – Sean Connery

28. “I can’t afford to slow down, but I suppose it really depends. As long as there’s enough enthusiasm, then one wants to continue.” – Sean Connery

29. “Only 4 percent of all the companies owned in Scotland have their head offices in Scotland.” – Sean Connery

 

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30. “But as a Scot with a lifelong love of Scotland and the arts, I believe the opportunity of independence is too good to miss. Simply put there is no more creative an act than creating a new nation.” – Sean Connery

 

31. “I’m fed up with the idiots… the ever-widening gap between people who know how to make movies and the people who green-light the movies.” – Sean Connery

32. “I have no shortage of material or offers, it’s just a case of what you select to do. But I think it’s realistic that my chances of playing Romeo are now over.” – Sean Connery

33. “I haven’t found anywhere in the world where I want to be all the time. The best of my life is the moving. I look forward to going.” – Sean Connery

34. “There’s one major difference between James Bond and me. He is able to sort out problems!” – Sean Connery

35. “I admit I’m being paid well, but it’s no more than I deserve. After all, I’ve been screwed more times than a hooker.” – Sean Connery

36. “I care about Bond and what happens to him. You cannot be connected with a character for this long and not have an interest. All the Bond films had their good points.” – Sean Connery

37. “I met my wife through playing golf. She is French and couldn’t speak English and I couldn’t speak French, so there was little chance of us getting involved in any boring conversations – that’s why we got married really quickly.” – Sean Connery

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38. “I’ve always been hopeful about Scotland’s prospects. And I now believe more than ever that Scotland is within touching distance of achieving independence and equality.” – Sean Connery

39. “If America had been discovered as many times as I have, no one would remember Columbus.” – Sean Connery

 

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40. “My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ’53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs!” – Sean Connery

 

41. “I’m swimming every day and I’m even trying to get the golf swing working again – but that might take a little bit longer.” – Sean Connery

42. “I am not a politician and I have no intention of being one.” – Sean Connery

43. “Your background and environment is with you for life. No question about that.” – Sean Connery

44. “When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking, I think it’s nice, very musical and harmonious.” – Sean Connery

45. “If anything could have pulled me out of retirement, it would have been an Indiana Jones film.” – Sean Connery

46. “My boy, we are pilgrims in an unholy land.” – Sean Connery

47. “How peaceful life would be without love. How safe, how tranquil and how dull.” – Sean Connery

48. “Personally I give us . . . one chance of three.” – Sean Connery

49. “The key to a woman’s heart is an unexpected gift at an unexpected time.” – Sean Connery

50. “People used to call me Bond in the street. It was impossible to avoid crowds of people all over the place and blinding flashguns. The Beatles had to run the gauntlet as well, but at least there were four of them!” – Sean Connery

 

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Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.

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