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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.

[last line before opening credits]
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]

Spectre (2015)
[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.

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.

You Only Live Twice (1967)
MoneyPenny: Oh, by the way, how was the girl?
James Bond: (turns the lamp towards her, interrogation style) Which girl?
MoneyPenny: The... uh... Chinese one we set you up with?
James Bond: Another few minutes and I would have found out.

[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.

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.

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.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
James Bond: [Whilst being in bed with his Scandinavian language tutor] I always enjoyed learning a new tongue.
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.

M: 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.

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.

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.

Never Say Never Again (1983)
Miss Moneypenny: Have you got a mission, James?
James Bond: Yes. I am 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!

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
James Bond: 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] Mm, 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: Well, one of these days we really must look into that.
Miss Moneypenny: How 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 I'm afraid I have a... business appointment.
Miss Moneypenny: [laughing] 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] Then 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.

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

Die Another Day (2002)
[Moneypenny is typing a disinformative newspaper report in her office, when 007 walks in]
Miss Moneypenny: James...
[They begin to make out, when all of a sudden... ]
Q: [walking in] Moneypenny?
[Moneypenny sits up and in reality is in the virtual reality simulation centre]
Miss Moneypenny: Um... I was... just testing it out.
[She blushes and buttons her blouse]
Q: It's rather hard, isn't it?
Miss Moneypenny: Yes... very...

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]

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: Yes, well the man with the golden gun didn't.

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.