Gustav Graves
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Gustav Graves (Character)
from Die Another Day (2002)

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Die Another Day (2002)
Graves: Are you a gambling man Mr. Bond?
James Bond: If the stakes are right.

Graves: You have no idea how much Icarus is about to change your world.

Graves: Time to draw the line.

Reporter: We've been hearing rumors about the Icarus space program. What's the big secret?
Graves: It's not a secret, it's a surprise.

Graves: You only get one shot at life. Why waste it on sleep?

[Graves and Bond are fighting in a depressurizing plane]
Graves: Ya see Mr. Bond, you can't kill my dreams. But my dreams can kill you. Time to face destiny.
[James pulls Graves' parachute cord]
James Bond: Time to face gravity.

Graves: Care to place a bet, Verity?
Verity: No, thanks. I don't like cockfights.

James Bond: [a device closes; cocks gun] So you lived to die another day... Colonel.
Graves: At last... I was beginning to think you would never guess.
James Bond: Was it painful? The gene therapy.
Graves: You couldn't possibly imagine.
James Bond: Oh, good. I'm glad to hear that.
Graves: But there have been compensations, like you floating around in peril. Granting you life day by day just to see you get wise. It's been fun.
James Bond: Well, the fun is about to come to a dead end.

Graves: [Spoiler Quote]
[Miranda point her gun at Graves]
Graves: So... Miss Frost is not all she seems.
James Bond: Looks can be deceptive.
Graves: Yes. By the way, did you find out who betrayed you in North Korea?
James Bond: Only a matter of time.
Graves: You never even thought of looking inside your own organization?
[Miranda turns against MI6 by pointing the gun at James]
Graves: She was right under your nose.
Miranda Frost: [James shoots, but his gun is empty] It was so good of you to bring your gun in bed with us.
James Bond: Yes. Occupational hazard.
[throws the empty pistol on the floor]
Graves: You see, I have a gift. An instinct for sensing people's weaknesses. Yours is women. Hers and mine are winning, whatever the cost. So when I arranged for that fatal overdose for the true victor at Sydney, I won myself my very own MI6 agent, using everthing at my disposal - her brains, her talent, even her sex.
James Bond: The coldest weapon of all.

Graves: Look. Parachutes for both of us.
[throws one out the window]
Graves: Whoops. Not anymore.

Graves: Armed and very dangerous.

Reporter: Are you going to try out for the British fencing team? We hear you have been training furiously.
Graves: I never get furious. As we say in fencing, "What's the point?'

Graves: And Mr.?
James Bond: Bond. James Bond

Graves: What a wonderful day to become a knight.

Reporter: After an entrance like that you can't be surprised you've been called a self-publicizing adrenaline junkie, can you?
Graves: I prefer the term adventurer.

Graves: The pleasure of the kill is in the chase.

James Bond: I see you don't chase dreams, you live them.
Graves: One of the virtues of never sleeping, Mr. Bond. I have to live my dreams. Besides, plenty of time to sleep when you're dead.

Graves: [fencing with Bond] Since you've upped the stakes, let's up the weapons, shall we? Let's do this the old-fashioned way - first blood drawn from the torso!
[He grabs two swords and throws one to Bond]

James Bond: There will be others after me. You know that.
Graves: Oh, you mean your American friend Jinx? Soon to be the victim of a tragedy. An ice palace can be such a treacherous place.

Graves: You're a rare challenge, Mr. Bond.

Graves: We only met briefly, but you left a lasting impression. You see, when your intervention forced me to present the world with a new face, I chose to model the disgusting Gustav Graves on you. I paid attention to details - that unjustifiable swagger, the crass quips, the self-defence mechanism concealing such inadequacy...
James Bond: [holding up his Walther P99] My self-defence mechanism's right here.

Graves: Glad you could make it Mr. Bond. How did you like my run?
James Bond: Like a man on the edge of losing control.
Graves: It's only by being on the edge that we know who we really are - under the skin.

Graves: He died chasing a dream. Isn't that the way to go?
James Bond: I'd rather not go at all.

General Moon: I don't know you.
Graves: You always found it difficult to accept me. That made my exile easier to bear, but, I never forgot what you taught me: In war, the victorious strategist only seeks battle...
Graves, General Moon: After the victory has been won.
Graves: You see, father, I remember my Art of War.

Graves: Come father, watch the rising of your son.

Colonel Moon: You will not live to see the day all Korea is ruled by the North.
James Bond: Then you and I have something in common.

Colonel Moon: That'll teach you to lecture me. Get me another anger management therapist.

Colonel Moon: Mr Van Bierk.
[Picks up Tankbuster]
Colonel Moon: Our new tankbuster. Depleted uranium shells, naturally.
James Bond: Naturally.

Colonel Moon: I studied at Oxford and Harvard. Majored in Western hypocrisy.

Colonel Moon: How do you propose to kill me know, Mr. Bond? It's pathetic! You British still believe you have the right to police the world. But, you will not live to see the day, all Korea is ruled by the North.
James Bond: Then you and I have something in common.