The thing that no one wants to admit is that most people want things to happen to them. We tell each other lies about the fight for free will and independence, but we don't really want that. We want to be told how to live and then die when we're not looking. People want oblivion, and a few of us are born to build it for them. So here I am - their invisible god sneaking under their skin.
By: Rami Malek
Characters: Lyutsifer Safin
From: No Time To Die
| Spy and Espionage
Bio-terrorist Lyutsifer Safin (Rami Malek) comments on his rationale for releasing his poison upon the world. He wants to play God.
Bio-terrorist Lyutsifer Safin (Rami Malek) comments on his rationale for releasing his poison upon the world.
Bio-terrorist Lyutsifer Safin (Rami Malek), speaking to James Bond (Daniel Craig) during the finale of No Time to Die. Safin comments on his rationale for releasing his poison upon the world. Bond responds with his reason for working in intelligence.
Scientist and Bio-terrorist Valdo Obruchev (David Dencik) provokes MI6 Agent Nomi (Lashana Lynch) while the two fight for a suitcase filled with vials of "Heracles," a bio-weapon Obruchev and Lyutsifer Safin (Rami Malek) are attempting to release upon the world. Nomi proceeds to throw Obruchev into a vat of his own poison.
Bio-terrorist Lyutsifer Safin (Rami Malek), speaking to James Bond (Daniel Craig) during the finale of No Time to Die. Safin comments on the similarities between the two, with the key difference being that Safin believes he will keep killing after his death, thanks to his poison that he is attempting to release upon the world.
MI6 Double-0 agent Nomi (Lashana Lynch), speaking to secretary Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) about James Bond. Nomi feels a sense of competition from Bond, who has returned to MI6 after 6 years living off grid.
Nomi (Lashana Lynch), an MI6 operative who has been designated as a "Double-0" agent, gives a not so subtle warning to Commander James Bond (Daniel Craig). They are separately conducting the same operation in Havana, Cuba - Nomi for MI6 and Bond, for the CIA.
Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) is speaking to James Bond (Daniel Craig) in a pivotal scene from No Time to Die, talking about how intelligence work has changed.
Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) is speaking to James Bond (Daniel Craig) in a pivotal scene from No Time to Die, talking about sparing Bond's life previously.
Blofeld (Christoph Waltz) is speaking to James Bond (Daniel Craig) about Bond's love interest Madeleine (Léa Seydoux) and a secret that Bond hasn't fully realized at this point in the movie. Once Bond realizes what Blofeld is referring to, it leads to a confrontation between the two men. The statement could also foreshadow future events in the film.
WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD!
MI6 spy chief M (Ralph Fiennes) gathers Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and others in the London to pay tribute to a fallen comrade, opening a book and reading a quote that calls back to the history of Ian Fleming’s James Bond series.
According to Yahoo Entertainment, the lines that M reads come from Jack London, an American novelist known for adventure books like The Call of the Wild and The Sea Wolf. The passage was first published in the San Francisco Bulletin in 1916, which said that the author "is known to have said these words, just two months before his death, to a group of friends with whom he was discussing life and living."
The words have another connection to the James Bond lexicon. The very same passage appeared in Ian Fleming's 1964 novel You Only Live Twice.
In the novel, the words are used to eulogize Bond after a newspaper obituary appears and the world mistakenly thinks that the famed British agent has been killed. MI6 agent and 007 love interest Mary Goodnight suggests “these simple words for his epitaph. Many of the junior staff here feel they represent his philosophy: ‘I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.'” The book connection suggests that we shouldn't write off 007 for good.
No Time to Die offers other clues, including what M says just after reading the quote, "Let's get back to work." Additionally, at the very end of the credits, the franchise's trademark statement "James Bond will return" appears.