RIP Sean Connery (1930 – 2020), who has passed away aged 90
Some Connery quotes:
There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man.
Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.
I haven’t found anywhere in the world where I want to be all the time. The best of my life is the moving. I look forward to going.
If you’re afraid of getting a rotten apple, don’t go to the barrel. Get it off the tree.
You call it luck. I call it destiny.
Laughter kills fear, and without fear, there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil, there is no need for God.
Some age, others mature.
No thinking—that comes later. You must write your first draft with your heart. You rewrite with your head. The first key to writing is… to write, not to think!
I like women. I don’t understand them, but I like them.
Your background and environment is with you for life. No question about that.
There’s one major difference between James Bond and me. He is able to sort out problems!
I’m an actor – it’s not brain surgery. If I do my job right, people won’t ask for their money back.
If anything could have pulled me out of retirement, it would have been an Indiana Jones film. But in the end, retirement is just too much fun.
Connery caused controversy for stating in a 1965 Playboy interview:
In a 1987 interview with Barbara Walters he clarified his views. Watch the interview by clicking on:
Here is a transcript of that part of the interview:
You did an interview in which you said: “It’s not the worst thing to slap a woman now and then.” As I remember you said, you don’t do it with a clenched fist, it’s better to do it with an opened hand.
Yeah. Remember that?
Ye-ah. I didn’t love that.
I haven’t changed my opinion.
No. Not at all.
You think it’s good to slap a woman?
No, I don’t think it’s good –
You don’t think it’s bad –
I don’t think it’s that bad, I think that it depends entirely on the circumstances and if it merits it. Ya.
And what would merit it?
Well, if you have tried everything else – and women are pretty good at this – they can’t leave it alone they want to have the last word and you give them the last word – but they’re not happy with the last word. They want to say it again and – and get into a really provocative situation. Then I think it’s absolutely right.
Uh, what would – [slap]