53 Most Entertaining Sean Connery Quotes

Sean Connery, whose original name is Thomas Connery, was born on 25th August 1930, Edinburgh, Scotland was a Scottish actor. His popularity and uniqueness in the James Bond spy thrillers resulted in a successful decades-long career. Sean Connery grew up in an average wealth family and after three years stint in the Royal Navy, he started practicing body-building and emerged as a model for the youths or rathers student’s artists and even the men fashion catalogs.

Sean Connery has bagged many awards and accolades for his performances including an Academy Award, Golden Globes, and two BAFTA Awards among others. Interestingly, Sean Connery was voted by the “People Magazine” as the sexiest man alive and the sexiest man of the century in 1989 and 1999 respectively. Some of Sean Connery’s most popular works include “The Hunt for Red October”, “The Untouchables,” “Murder on The Orient Express”, “The Name of The Rose”, “The Rock” among others. Below are the most entertaining quotes from his interviews, dialogues, and more.

Sean Connery Quotes

1. “Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God.”– Sean Connery

2. “I unfortunately don’t speak French, but my wife is now fluent in English, which really reflects rather badly on me.”– Sean Connery

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

4. “You know, the Oscar I was awarded for The Untouchables is a wonderful thing, but I can honestly say that I’d rather have won the U.S. Open Golf Tournament.”– Sean Connery

5. “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.”– Sean Connery

6. “I got my break — big break — when I was five years old. And it’s taken me more than seventy years to realize it. You see, at five, I learned to read. It’s that simple, and it’s that profound.”– Sean Connery

7. “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.”– Sean Connery

8. “I can’t afford to slow down, but I suppose it really depends. As long as there’s enough enthusiasm, then one wants to continue.”– Sean Connery

9. “Perhaps I’m not a good actor, but I would be even worse at doing anything else.”– Sean Connery

10. “I met my wife through playing golf. She is French and couldn’t speak English and I couldn’t speak French, so there was little chance of us getting involved in any boring conversations – that’s why we got married really quickly.”– Sean Connery

11. “I have no shortage of material or offers, it’s just a case of what you select to do. But I think it’s realistic that my chances of playing Romeo are now over.”– Sean Connery

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12.  “The knighthood I received was a fantastic honour but it’s not something I’ve ever used and I don’t think I ever will.”– Sean Connery

13. “I’m an actor – it’s not brain surgery. If I do my job right, people won’t ask for their money back.”– Sean Connery

14. “Nothing is impossible, only mathematically improbable.”– Sean Connery

15. “I suppose I’ll be able to get a drink there… I told the stewardess liquor for three… Who are the other two?… Oh, there are no other two.”– Sean Connery

16. “You wanna get Capone? Here’s how you get him. He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the Chicago way. And that’s how you get Capone!”– Sean Connery

17. “Do you know what’s true? When something sounds too good to be true, then it’s not true.”– Sean Connery

18. “Someone I once knew wrote that we walk away from our dreams afraid that we may fail or worse yet, afraid we may succeed. You need to know that while I knew so very early that you would realize your dreams, I never imagined I would once again realize my own.”–Sean Connery

19. “Why is it that the words that we write for ourselves are always so much better than the words we write for others?”– Sean Connery

20. “Everything I have done or attempted to do for Scotland has always been for her benefit, never my own and I defy anyone to prove otherwise.”– Sean Connery

21.”I don’t think there is anything particularly wrong in hitting a woman, though I don’t recommend you do it the same way that you hit a man .”– Sean Connery

22. “Ever since the introduction of psychoanalysis there have been too many terms to excuse behavior and phrases that can be [used] to explain everything.”– Sean Connery

23. “Either what we hold to be right and good and true IS right and good and true, for all mankind, or we’re just another robber tribe.”– Sean Connery

24. “I’ve never really fancied Mexican food. A taco rather minds me of a puncture outfit.”– Sean Connery

25. “I love you. All my failings were preparation for me to you. It’s like nothing I have ever known: it’s unselfish love, grown up love. You know it is. It’s mature, absolute, thrilling love.”– Sean Connery

26. “The wonderful thing about falling in love is you learn everything about that person and so quickly. And if it’s true love, then you start to see yourself through their eyes. And it brings out the best in you. It’s almost as if you’re falling in love with yourself.”– Sean Connery

27. “Only 4% of all the companies owned in Scotland have their head offices in Scotland.”– Sean Connery

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28. “Now, are you sure you want to have a fight? Because I’m only gonna use my thumb—my right thumb. Left one’s much too powerful for you.”– Sean Connery

29. “You write your first draft with your heart and you re-write with your head. The first key to writing is to write, not to think.”– Sean Connery

30. “If anything could have pulled me out of retirement it would have been an Indiana Jones film.”– Sean Connery

31. “There’s something fundamentally wrong with a system where there’s been 17 years of a Tory Government and the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years. That hardly seems democratic.”– Sean Connery

32. “Do you know what’s true? When something sounds too good to be true, then it’s not true.”– Sean Connery

33. “A man who fears nothing is a man who loves nothing; and if you love nothing, what joy is there in your life?”– Sean Connery

34. “I care about Bond and what happens to him. You cannot be connected with a character for this long and not have an interest. All the Bond films had their good points.”– Sean Connery

35. “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!”– Sean Connery

36. “How peaceful life would be without love. How safe, how tranquil and how dull.”– Sean Connery

37. “The key to a woman’s heart is an unexpected gift at an unexpected time.”– Sean Connery

38. “I admit I’m being paid well, but it’s no more than I deserve. After all, I’ve been screwed more times than a hooker.”– Sean Connery

39. “To cultivate an English accent is already a departure away from what you are.”– Sean Connery

40. “I don’t understand if you get caught in a fight, but take it out on a room, how that implies some psychiatric disorder.”– Sean Connery

41. “If there is to be hope, we must all betray our country. We have to save each other because all victims are equal and none is more equal than others. It’s everyone’s duty to start the avalanche.”– Sean Connery

42. “There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man.”– Sean Connery

43. “You’d like it here, you know. We’ve got everything. Power cuts, strikes, unemployment, race riots, and a terrific crime rate.”– Sean Connery

44. “Weather is no longer in God’s hands, but in mine.”– Sean Connery

45. “When you hear someone from the very north of Scotland speaking, I think it’s nice, very musical, and harmonious.”– Sean Connery

46. “Hey, Ryan, be careful what you shoot at. Most things in here don’t react too well to bullets.”– Sean Connery

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47. “If America had been discovered as many times as I have, no one would remember Columbus.”– Sean Connery

48. “Most movies shot in Italian don’t even bother to record the sound. In fact, sometimes when Fellini works, he doesn’t even know what the dialogue is going to be, and he simply has his characters count from 1 to 10, knowing he will loop in their dialogue later.”– Sean Connery

49. “The Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots.”– Sean Connery

50. “I hope to work, support my children and die quietly without pain.”– Sean Connery

51. “Red wine with fish. That should have told me something.”– Sean Connery

52. “After I began to make some money, my brain-damaged accountant put me in one business after another that went bad. The only one that panned out was a small bank, an old Scottish firm with London offices in Pall Mall. I was a director. We sold out to a larger bank. That was the only successful venture I’ve had, apart from acting.”– Sean Connery

53. “My view is that to get anywhere in life you have to be anti-social, otherwise you’ll end up being devoured. I’ve never been particularly social, anyway, but if I’ve ever been rude, fifty percent of it has usually been provoked by other people’s attitudes. Though I do admit, like most Celts, I’m moody. It’s fine until people try to cheer you up with gems like, ‘snap out of it’ or ‘Come on, now’.”– Sean Connery


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Sean Connery was a well-known Scottish actor whose fame was felt across the globe. Although he died in 2020, he left behind an unmatched legacy and his contribution towards acting is still being appreciated today.

Apart from acting, Connery was an outspoken advocate representing the Scottish National Party and an advocate of Scottish independence. His quotes will without a doubt have a great impact on your day-to-day life. If you have enjoyed the above Sean  Connery quotes, you can note down your favorite quote for inspiration.

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