Roger Moore quotes

Born
14 October 1927 Stockwell, London, England.

Died
23 May 2017.

Occupation
Actor.

Roger Moore was an English actor. He is best known for having played Ian Fleming’s fictional British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films from 1973 to 1985.

We all have a responsibility in life to do what we can to help those less fortunate.
– Roger Moore
Some are blessed with musical ability, others with good looks. Myself, I was blessed with modesty.
– Roger Moore
Oh yes, I love gadgets.
– Roger Moore
I made some very forgettable films, but I liked them all when I was doing them.
– Roger Moore
I was fortunately always offered jobs because I was so pretty. Women used to complain about it!
– Roger Moore
Wait until the baby is born before you start criticising it, I say!
– Roger Moore
I just want to be remembered as somebody who paid his debts.
– Roger Moore
I loved my mother and father.
– Roger Moore
I was an only child and I wasn’t going to share anything with anybody.
– Roger Moore
I said I did not know enough about UNICEF to handle a press conference and she said they would not want to talk about it they would only want to talk about films.
– Roger Moore
I was possibly shy. I don’t know why some people are shy and some aren’t. Some people blush very easily.
– Roger Moore
Whenever I’m asked who my favourite co-star is, I always hesitate in giving an answer.
– Roger Moore
I personally didn’t like the idea of Bond in space.
– Roger Moore
I would have loved to play a real baddie.
– Roger Moore
Being eternally known as Bond has no downside.
– Roger Moore
Kristina has been to the Maldives but never to Venice, and I have been to Venice but never to the Maldives.
– Roger Moore
I never liked guns, I hate them, I always blink before they go off.
– Roger Moore
Maybe come to think about it, that is the sign of an extrovert, in any event I have always from the earliest of ages found it difficult to wander into a restaurant on my own.
– Roger Moore
I was born in London, so going there is always a treat.
– Roger Moore
No, I’m not at all adventurous. I’m terribly cowardly.
– Roger Moore
I was so pretty, actresses didn’t want to work with me.
– Roger Moore
When I filmed ‘Live And Let Die’ with Jane Seymour, I kept my socks on in bed, as it was such a cold set.
– Roger Moore
When I played Ivanhoe, kids used to come along and kick me because they thought I wore armour under my clothes. When I was Maverick, I was accepted as a cowboy. And in ‘The Persuaders,’ I became Lord Brett Sinclair. In other words, I am what I am for as long as I am.
– Roger Moore
I nearly died of double bronchial pneumonia at the age of five.
– Roger Moore
I enjoy tennis, though don’t play very often nowadays, and skiing… oh yes and swimming.
– Roger Moore
It’s no good being talented and not being in the right place at the right time.
– Roger Moore
I was considered chubby as a teen.
– Roger Moore
Everybody seems to live rather well down here in Monaco!
– Roger Moore
You can’t be a real spy and have everybody in the world know who you are and what your drink is. That’s just hysterically funny.
– Roger Moore
I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.
– Roger Moore
Not many of us are willing to give up everything we have.
– Roger Moore
I never thought I was much of an actor anyway.
– Roger Moore
I was not born with tremendous ambition.
– Roger Moore
Lana Turner taught me how to kiss on the set of the movie ‘Diane’ in the early Fifties.
– Roger Moore
I would have loved to study medicine, but I was lucky to have come into the profession that I loved. I may not have been very good at it, but I loved it.
– Roger Moore
It’s no good being the best actor in the world if nobody sees you because you didn’t happen to be there at the right day when a part was being cast.
– Roger Moore
I’m very lucky.
– Roger Moore
‘Skyfall’ was marvellous, the best Bond film ever made.
– Roger Moore
I’m the worst Bond, according to the internet. Generally hated!
– Roger Moore
I am a mixture of idealist and realist.
– Roger Moore
Bond was escapism, but not meant to be imitated in real life.
– Roger Moore
Creating a character on or off the stage is an escape.
– Roger Moore
I’ve learnt that through life you just get on with it. You’re going to meet a lot of dishonest people along the line and you say good luck to them. I hope they live in comfort. Then I start sticking more pins in their effigies.
– Roger Moore
My parents adored me, and I had a very happy childhood, so maybe I just sort of expect to be loved.
– Roger Moore
It’s wonderful to travel with somebody that you love and we never travel anywhere without one another.
– Roger Moore
My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness and being on time. All very important lessons.
– Roger Moore
I don’t like bungee jumping, but I do like skiing.
– Roger Moore
I had prostate cancer. It was rather painful and, in many ways, life-changing.
– Roger Moore
It’s easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate on the subject of the Third World debts.
– Roger Moore
I’m sorry to say that no, I do not play the piano.
– Roger Moore
Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am.
– Roger Moore
Sometimes I’ve had to put myself on a diet.
– Roger Moore
Bond may be a very international, cosmopolitan kind of character, but underneath it all, he is essentially British.
– Roger Moore
I do a lot of cooking; we eat a lot of fish, but I try not to make fattening things.
– Roger Moore
The Bond situations to me are so ridiculous, so outrageous. I mean, this man is supposed to be a spy, and yet everybody knows he’s a spy.
– Roger Moore
Some of the things I’ve done in my life I’m ashamed of.
– Roger Moore
I believe it is better to be prepared for illness than to wait for a cure.
– Roger Moore
I must admit that I was in total awe of Stewart Granger. He was my idol.
– Roger Moore
I think arriving at or departing from any airport in America is just horrendous these days.
– Roger Moore
I’m often asked, ‘Who has you worked with who you really thought was great?’ and I think Eleanor Parker was the first and one of the only who was a really accomplished actress, a really caring actress, who was most unselfish, and I was secretly in love with her.
– Roger Moore
Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.
– Roger Moore
Tony and I had a good on and off screen relationship, we are two very different people, but we did share a sense of humor, we now live in different parts of the world but when we find ourselves in the same place it is more or less as if there had been no years in between.
– Roger Moore
I was probably a little bit overweight as a child, being passionate about baked beans on toast and Cadbury’s milk chocolate when I could get it.
– Roger Moore
Of course I do not regret the Bond days, I regret that sadly heroes in general are depicted with guns in their hands, and to tell the truth I have always hated guns and what they represent.
– Roger Moore
You can either grow old gracefully or begrudgingly. I chose both.
– Roger Moore
When I was doing Bond, I was always being sent scripts to play the derring-do hero, with explosions going on all around.
– Roger Moore