Quotes by William Stephenson

About William Stephenson:


Sir William Samuel Stephenson is best known by his wartime intelligence codename Intrepid. Many people consider him to be one of the real-life inspirations for James Bond. Ian Fleming himself once wrote, "James Bond is a highly romanticized version of a true spy. The real thing is ... William Stephenson."

Author Bio


  • NameWilliam Stephenson
  • DescriptionCanadian spymaster
  • BornJanuary 23, 1897
  • DiedJanuary 31, 1989
  • AwardsMilitary Cross; Distinguished Flying Cross; Presidential Medal Of Freedom; Companion Of The Order Of Canada