Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Ian Fleming !

Ian Lancaster Fleming
Today is the birthday of an English author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer Ian Lancaster Fleming. Ian Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) is best known for creating the fictional spy James Bond and the series of twelve novels and nine short stories about the character. The Bond books are among the biggest-selling series of fictional books of all time, having sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Fleming also wrote the children's story Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang and two works of non-fiction. While working in British Naval Intelligence during the Second World War, Fleming was involved in the planning stages of Operation Mincemeat and Operation Golden Eye, the former of which was successfully carried out. In 2008, The Times ranked Fleming fourteenth on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Presenting some quotations : Being Poet
  • A woman should be an illusion.
  • A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.
  • Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch.
  • I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
  • A medium Vodka dry Martini - with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred.
  • Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time.
  • You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.
  • Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time.
  • A medium Vodka dry Martini—with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred, please. I would prefer Russian or Polish vodka.
  • My mental hands were empty, and I felt I must do something as a counterirritant or antibody to my hysterical alarm at getting married at the age of 43.
  • 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.
  • You can get far in North America with laconic grunts. "Huh," "hun," and "hi!" in their various modulations, together with "sure," "guess so," "that so?" and "nuts!" will meet almost any contingency.