Sir Sean Connery: His most memorable quotes

By Alex Green, PA Entertainment Reporter
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Sir Sean Connery, the original star of the James Bond films, has died at the age of 90.

Here are the best quotes from his glittering five-decade career.

– On his similarities to 007

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

– On retaining his accent

“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.”

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Sir Sean Connery as James Bond (PA)

– On Scottish independence

“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.”

– On love

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

– On life while in character as James Bond in Goldfinger

“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.”

– On reprising the role of Indiana Jones’s father in the fourth film

“If anything could have pulled me out of retirement, it would have been an Indiana Jones film. But in the end, retirement is just too much fun.”

– On aging

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

– Sir Sean makes his debut as 007

“The name’s Bond… James Bond.”