Sir Roger Moore RIP

Some of Sir Roger Moore’s quotes: 

  • I’m the fourth best James Bond.
  • Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am.
  • I believe it is better to be prepared for illness than to wait for a cure.
  • There is nothing glamorous about death.
  • If you don’t have humour, then you may as well nail the coffin lid down now.
  • I would love to be remembered as one of the greatest Lears or Hamlets.
  • You can either grow old gracefully or begrudgingly. I chose both.
  • Of course, I do my own stunts. And I also do my own lying.
  • 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.
  • My acting range has always been something between the two extremes of ‘raises left eyebrow’ and ‘raises right eyebrow.’
  • It’s wonderful to travel with somebody that you love and we never travel anywhere without one another.


  • Of course, I am frustrated with regard to extreme poverty, to violence that never seems to cease. Greed is the key. It’s easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate on the subject of the Third World debts. Not many of us are willing to give up everything we have. We can however give some, and millions of people do, governments do, but there is so much more to be done.
  • We all have a responsibility in life to do what we can to help those less fortunate.
  • 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.
  • Some are blessed with musical ability, others with good looks. Myself, I was blessed with modesty.
  • Go out there and thrill me.
  • I’m not in this business to win a popularity contest, I just want to be a good actor. Well, you’ve failed at being a good actor. Why not try for the popularity contest?
  • When I started 70 odd years ago I was told that to be a success you’ve got to have talent, personality and luck. I’ve had 99.9 percent luck and the other miniscule percentage would be having had the luck to have a little bit of talent, being able to stand upright and that’s it. It’s all luc.
  • My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness and being on time. All very important lessons.
  • I used to work for a living. Then I became an actor.
  • Not only am I a spender, I have had a couple of business people in the past who have been spending my money quite happily.
  • It’s easy to sit in relative luxury and peace and pontificate on the subject of the Third World debts.
  • To be associated with success is absolutely wonderful.