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Miss Moneypenny (Character)
from Dr. No (1962)

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Skyfall (2012)
James Bond: [about getting shot] In your defense, a moving target is harder to hit.
Eve: Then you'd better keep moving.

M: [last line before opening credits] Take the bloody shot!
Eve: Agent down.

Eve: [watches Bond shave] Cut-throat razor. How very traditional.
James Bond: Well, I like to do some things the old-fashioned way.
Eve: Sometimes the old ways are the best.

Eve: You know, Mallory's not as bad as you think.
James Bond: He's a bureaucrat.
Eve: You should do your homework. Gareth Mallory was a Lieutenant Colonel...
James Bond: Lieutenant Colonel in Northern Ireland. Hereford Regiment. Spent three months at the hands of the IRA.
Eve: So there's more to him than meets the eye.

[Bond is gifted the porcelain bulldog]
Eve: I think she was encouraging you to take a desk job.
James Bond: Just the opposite.

Eve: She's ready for you.
James Bond: I'm sorry, have we met before?
Eve: I'm the one who should say sorry.
James Bond: It was only four ribs. Some of the less vital organs. Nothing major.

James Bond: Not enough excitement in Istanbul?
Eve: I've been reassigned. Temporary suspension from field work.
James Bond: Really?
Eve: Mmm. Something to do with killing 007.
James Bond: Well, you gave it your best shot.
Eve: That was hardly my best shot.
James Bond: I'm not sure I could survive your best.
Eve: I doubt you'll get the chance.

James Bond: [a mirror on Land Rover's right door falls] That's all right. You weren't using it.
Eve: [makes left mirror fall] I wasn't using that one, either.

M: [via Eve's earpiece] What was that?
Eve: VW Beetles... I think.

Eve: She's pretty.
James Bond: Now, now.
Eve: If you like that sort of thing.
James Bond: I'll keep you posted.
[puts his earpiece into her glass]

Eve: [to Bond] Keep still. This is the tricky part. Now, that's better.

James Bond: You look beautiful in that dress.
Eve: You don't scrub up so bad yourself.
James Bond: Well, its amazing what one can do with an extra pair of hands.

James Bond: Do you gamble?
Eve: I like a little flutter, now and then. Who doesn't like to take chances?

James Bond: You know, we've never formerly been introduced.
Eve: Oh? Well, my name's Eve. Eve Moneypenny.
James Bond: Well I look forward to our time together, Miss Moneypenny.
Eve: Me too. I'm sure we'll have one or two close shaves.


Casino Royale (1967)
Miss Moneypenny: I really have to note your qualifications.
Cooper: Height: six foot two and a half. 184 pounds. Trophies for karate and judo, holder of the Kama Sutra black belt.
Miss Moneypenny: Very impressive. How do you spell that?
Cooper: I'll show you!

Sir James: [taking the reins of the British Secret Service] Oh, by the way, Moneypenny, since I've come in here, have you heard me stammer?
Miss Moneypenny: No, sir!
Sir James: Splendid. Let me know if I do; I haven't got time for that sort of thing now.

Sir James: Ah, this is where you come in Moneypenny. I want you to go through all the Auxiliary Files.
Miss Moneypenny: The lot, sir? It'll take all night.
Sir James: Your mother did some of her best work at night.

Sir James: Good lord! Moneypenny, you haven't changed a bit.
[Long Kiss]
Miss Moneypenny: Actually, I'm Miss Moneypenny's daughter.
Sir James: How is your dear mother?

Miss Moneypenny: [Kissing on a bed] And what is your name?
Cooper: Cooper, big eyes; but, don't be formal, call me Coop.
Miss Moneypenny: It sounds like something for keeping birds.
Cooper: That's me!

Sir James: From now on, all remaining agents and trainees will be known as James Bond 007, including the girls.
Cooper: Won't that be rather confusing, sir?
Sir James: Exactly! The enemy won't know which way to turn. You are now, James Bond.
Miss Moneypenny: Congratulations, 007.
Cooper: And you, 007, sir.
Sir James: Good hunting, 007!

Sir James: No one can be such a perverse idiot as to assault a Customs official. It must be deliberate.
Miss Moneypenny: It may just be natural talent, sir.

Sir James: I must say, this place brings back a few memories.
Miss Moneypenny: Yes. Mother told me some of them.
Sir James: [Opens liquor cabinet] She probably also told you that I'm partial to jasmine tea.
Miss Moneypenny: [Writes it down] Jasmine tea, sir.

Miss Moneypenny: Eh, wIll you be needing me tonight, sir?
Sir James: Very probably.


GoldenEye (1995)
Miss Moneypenny: You know, this sort of behaviour could qualify as sexual harassment.
James Bond: Really. What's the penalty for that?
Miss Moneypenny: Someday, you'll have to make good on your innuendos.

James Bond: Hmm, never seen you after hours, Moneypenny... lovely.
Miss Moneypenny: Thank you, James.
James Bond: Out on some kind of fashion assignment, dressing to kill?
Miss Moneypenny: I know you'll find this crushing, 007, but I don't sit at home every night praying for some international incident so I can run down here all dressed up to impress James Bond. I was on a date, if you must know, with a gentlemen. We went to the theater together.
James Bond: Moneypenny, I'm devastated.

Miss Moneypenny: M authorizes you to observe Miss Onatopp but stipulates no - contact without prior approval. End transmission, Moneypenny. Good night, James. I trust you'll stay - Onatopp of things.

James Bond: What would I ever do without you?
Miss Moneypenny: As far as I can remember, James, you've never had me.
James Bond: Hope springs eternal.

James Bond: After you, Moneypenny.
Miss Moneypenny: No, I insist. You first.


On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
M: Miss Moneypenny, have you checked with communications?
Moneypenny: Well, replies to our Cairo, Amsterdam and Madrid inquiries - all negative, sir.
M: The PM wants to be informed personally when we find 007.

Moneypenny: James! Where have you been?
James Bond: Much too far from you, darling.
Moneypenny: Oh, same old James.
[James puts his hands on Moneypenny's behind]
Moneypenny: Only more so! Heartless, brute! Letting me pine away without even a postcard.
James Bond: Pine no more. Cocktails at my place, eightish. Just the two of us.
Moneypenny: Aw, I'd adore that. If only I could trust myself.
James Bond: Same old Moneypenny. Britain's last line of defense.

Moneypenny: That was a quick conference. How do you expect a girl to keep herself alluring...
James Bond: Take a memo, please, Moneypenny.
Moneypenny: Ready, James.
James Bond: Sir, I have the honor to request you will accept my resignation, effective forthwith.
Moneypenny: Resignation from what?
James Bond: Her Majesty's Secret Service. And kindly present it to that monument in there.

James Bond: Moneypenny, what would I do without you?
Moneypenny: My problem is that you never do anything with me.


You Only Live Twice (1967)
[last lines]
Submarine Captain: Dinghy's on board, sir.
M: [referring to Bond in the dinghy] Tell him to come below and report.
MoneyPenny: It'll be a pleasure, sir.

M: [buzzing intercom] Miss Moneypenny, give 007 the password we've agreed with Japanese S.I.S.
MoneyPenny: Yes sir.
[to Bond]
MoneyPenny: We tried to think of something that you wouldn't forget.
James Bond: Yes?
MoneyPenny: "I, love, you". Repeat it please, to make sure you get it
James Bond: Don't worry, I get it.

James Bond: Hello, Penny.
MoneyPenny: You better go right in. You're late, as usual - even from your own funeral.
James Bond: Well, we corpses have absolutely no sense of timing.

MoneyPenny: Oh, by the way, how was the girl?
James Bond: Which girl?
MoneyPenny: The Chinese one we fixed you up with.
James Bond: Oh, another five minutes, I'd have found out.
MoneyPenny: She'll never know what she missed.


Spectre (2015/I)
[hands Bond effects from Skyfall]
Eve Moneypenny: You've got a secret. Something you can't tell anyone, because you don't trust anyone.

Eve Moneypenny: So what's going on, James? They say that Mexico was a step too far, that you're finished.
James Bond: And what do you think?
Eve Moneypenny: I think you're just getting started.

James Bond: [over the phone] Who was that?
Eve Moneypenny: He's just a friend.
James Bond: At this hour of the night?
Eve Moneypenny: It's called life, James. You should try it some time.

M: What's that?
Eve Moneypenny: [hiding a palmtop from James Bond] Just a gift. From an admirer.
M: It's not your birthday, is it?
Eve Moneypenny: No.
[M walks out the door]
Eve Moneypenny: That was last week.


Thunderball (1965)
Miss Moneypenny: In the conference room - something pretty big; every double-o man in Europe has been rushed in. And the Home Secretary, too!
James Bond: His wife probably lost her dog.

Miss Moneypenny: James, how else will you recognize her?
James Bond: Can't miss. She has two moles on her left thigh.

Bond: [Talking on the phone] Moneypenny, next time I see you, I'll put you across my knee.
Miss Moneypenny: On yogurt and lemon juice? Ha-ha. I can hardly wait!

Miss Moneypenny: [Looking at a photograph] A smashing figure! I don't suppose that has anything to do with your request.
Bond: Was there ever a man more misunderstood.
Miss Moneypenny: Now, James, you can't pull the wool over my eyes. You may be able to con the old man, but, I know better.


Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
James Bond: [Bond says goodbye in Danish to Moneypenny on the phone while making love to his language tutor] Goodbye my sweet.
Moneypenny: You always were a cunning linguist, James.
Moneypenny: [M walks up from behind Moneypenny] Don't ask.
M: Don't tell.

M: I believe you once had a relationship with Carver's wife, Paris.
James Bond: That was a long time ago, M... before she was married. I didn't realize it was public knowledge.
Moneypenny: Queen and country, James.
M: Your job is to find out whether Carver or someone in his organization sent that ship off course, and why. Use your relationship with Mrs. Carver, if necessary.
James Bond: I doubt if she'll remember me.
M: Remind her. Then pump her for information.
Moneypenny: You'll just have to decide how much pumping is needed, James.
James Bond: If only that were true of you and I, Moneypenny.

James Bond: [Calling on the phone] James? Where are you?
James Bond: [In bed with a Danish Professor] Oh, Moneypenny. Um. I'm just up here at Oxford, brushing up on a little Danish.
Professor Inga Bergstrom: Little?
Moneypenny: I'm afraid you're going to have to kiss off your lesson, James. We've got a situation here at the Ministry of Defense. We're sending the fleet to China.


The Living Daylights (1987)
James Bond: Keep this between ourselves.
Miss Moneypenny: That girl must be very talented.
James Bond: Believe me, my interest in her is purely professional.

Q: Una Yakov. Confirmed kills - 3. Probable kills - 2. Assassination methods - strangulation with hands or thighs.
Miss Moneypenny: Why, James, she's just your type.
James Bond: Wrong again, Moneypenny. You are.
Miss Moneypenny: I'll file that with the other secret information around here.

James Bond: Moneypenny, be a dear, ask Records to monitor Czech publications and news services, see if they can find any mention of a woman cellist at a conservatory in Bratislava.
Miss Moneypenny: I didn't know you were such a music lover, James. Anytime you want to drop by and listen to my Barry Manilow collection -
[Bond pats Moneypenny on the behind twice and leaves]


Octopussy (1983)
James Bond: Well, I must say you've become more beautiful everyday.
Miss Moneypenny: *I'm* over here.
James Bond: Oh, of course you are.
Miss Moneypenny: And this is Miss Penelope Smallbone - my new assistant.

James Bond: What can I say Miss Moneypenny, except to say that she is - as attractive and, eh, - as charming...
Miss Moneypenny: As I used to be?
James Bond: I didn't say that.
Miss Moneypenny: You're such a flatter, James.
James Bond: Oh, Moneypenny, you know there never has been and - there never will be anybody but you.
Miss Moneypenny: So, you've told me.

James Bond: Welcome to universal exports.
[Bond gives Miss Smallbone a bouquet of red carnations]
Miss Moneypenny: Take it dear, that's all you'll ever get from him.
Penelope Smallbone: Thank you, Commander Bond.
James Bond: You know me?
Penelope Smallbone: Miss Moneypenny described you.
Miss Moneypenny: In nauseating detail.
James Bond: Really?


Moonraker (1979)
Miss Moneypenny: James! But, why are you so late?
James Bond: I fell out of an airplane without a parachute. Who's in there?
Miss Moneypenny: Q and the Minister of Defense.
James Bond: You don't believe me do you?
Miss Moneypenny: No. And you should go right in.

Miss Moneypenny: Why James, you look like you've just fallen off a mountain.
James Bond: Funny you should say that, Moneypenny, actually I was in a cable car. It doesn't matter.


The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
James Bond: Moneypenny - Fairbanks.
Moneypenny: Alaska?
James Bond: No, Bill Fairbanks, 002.
Moneypenny: [Sadly] Oh, poor Bill. I miss him.
James Bond: Yeah, well the man with the golden gun didn't.
Moneypenny: Officially that was never confirmed.
James Bond: Where was 002 when it happened?
Moneypenny: Beirut. '69. In a cabaret with a lady called Saida

James Bond: Moneypenny, you are better than a computer.
Moneypenny: In all sorts of ways! But, you never take advantage of them.


Never Say Never Again (1983)
Miss Moneypenny: Have you got an assignment, James?
James Bond: Yes, Moneypenny. I'm to eliminate all free radicals.
Miss Moneypenny: Ooh. Do be careful.

James Bond: Still here, Moneypenny? You should be in bed.
Miss Moneypenny: James, we *both* should be!


The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Ms. Moneypenny: James! Have you brought me a souvenir from your trip? Chocolates? An engagement ring?
James Bond: I thought you might enjoy one of these.
[gives Ms. Moneypenny a cigar tube]
Ms. Moneypenny: How romantic. I know exactly where to put that.
[throws the cigar tube in the garbage]
James Bond: Oh Moneypenny, the story of our relationship: close, but no cigar.

M: [Reading Bond's medical report] I see the good doctor has cleared you. Notes you have exceptional stamina.
Ms. Moneypenny: I'm sure she was touched by his dedication
[walks toward Dr. Molly Warrmflash]
Ms. Moneypenny: to the job in hand.


A View to a Kill (1985)
Miss Moneypenny: [At a horse race] Come on Fluke! Get a wiggle on!


From Russia with Love (1963)
James Bond: [Playfully] Once more into the breach, dear friends.
Miss Moneypenny: And one plane ticket, lucky man. I've never been to Istanbul.
James Bond: You've never been to Istanbul? Where the moonlight on the Bosphorus is irresistible.
Miss Moneypenny: Maybe I should get you to take me there someday. I've tried everything else.
James Bond: Darling, Moneypenny, you know I've never even looked at another woman.
Miss Moneypenny: Oh, really James?
James Bond: Let me tell you the secret of the world...
[Interrupted by M]


Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
James Bond: Anyone seeing you in that outfit, Moneypenny, would most certainly be discouraged from leaving the country. What can I bring you back from Holland?
Miss Moneypenny: A diamond? In a ring?
James Bond: Would you settle for a tulip?
Miss Moneypenny: [Bond leaves; she sighs longingly] Yes!


Goldfinger (1964)
James Bond: What do you know about gold, Moneypenny?
Miss Moneypenny: Oh, the only gold I know about is the kind you wear... you know, on the third finger of your left hand?
James Bond: Hmm, one of these days we really must look into that.
Miss Moneypenny: What about tonight? You'll come over for dinner...
[playfully tosses Bond's hat onto the hat rack]
Miss Moneypenny: and I'll cook you a wonderful angel cake.
James Bond: Well, nothing would give me greater pleasure, but unfortunately I do have a... business appointment.
Miss Moneypenny: That's the flimsiest excuse you've ever given me. Oh, well, some girls have all the luck. Who is she, James?
M: [over intercom] "She" is me, Miss Moneypenny. And kindly omit the customary byplay with 007. He's dining with me and I don't want him to be late.
Miss Moneypenny: [to Bond] So there's hope for me yet.
James Bond: [gives Moneypenny a playful peck on the cheek] Moneypenny, won't you ever believe me?


Dr. No (1962)
Miss Moneypenny: James! Where have you been? I've been searching all over London for you.
[Picks up phone]
Miss Moneypenny: 007 is here sir.
[Slaps Bond's hand away from the papers on her desk]
James Bond: Moneypenny! What gives?
Miss Moneypenny: Me, given an ounce of encouragement. You've never taken me to dinner looking like this. You've never taken me to dinner...
James Bond: I would, you know. Only "M" would have me court-martialed for... illegal use of government property.
Miss Moneypenny: Flattery will get you nowhere - but don't stop trying.


Die Another Day (2002)
Miss Moneypenny: [Moneypenny is typing a disinformative newspaper report in her office, when 007 walks in] James!
James Bond: Moneypenny.
[Bond and Moneypenny embrace and kiss. Bond lays Moneypenny out on her desk]
Miss Moneypenny: Oh, James...
[Continue kissing, when all of a sudden... ]
Q: [walking in] Moneypenny?
[Moneypenny sits up abruptly and removes a pair of virtual reality simulation centre glasses]
Miss Moneypenny: Um... I was... um... just testing it out.
[She blushes and buttons her blouse]
Q: Oh, it's rather hard, isn't it?
Miss Moneypenny: Yes... very...


For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Miss Moneypenny: James!
James Bond: Moneypenny, a feast for my eyes!
Miss Moneypenny: What about the rest of you?
James Bond: Well, I was going to get around to that.


Live and Let Die (1973)
James Bond: Miss Moneypenny, thank you.
Moneypenny: Goodbye, James. Or, should I say - Ciao, bello!


The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
M: Moneypenny, where's 007?
Moneypenny: He's on a mission sir. In Austria.
M: Well, tell him to pull out. Immediately.
[scene cuts to Bond making love to a woman]