70 The Princess Bride Quotes

Join us as we embark on a journey to find and actualize the world’s greatest tale of true love through this collection of The Princess Bride quotes.

First published in 1973 and then released as a movie in 1987, The Princess Bride tells us a story of love—how Buttercup and Westley reunite amidst different challenges and fight against all odds so they can be together in the end. As a cult classic fairy tale, it defies conventional standards of what a fairy tale is, and serves up a bunch of life lessons that are timeless, impactful, and relatable.

Check out the full list below.

Best The Princess Bride Quotes

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1. “My way’s not very sportsman-like.” – Fezzik

2. “He’s right on top of us. I wonder if he is using the same wind we are using.” – Inigo Montoya

3. “My brains, his steel, and your strength against sixty men, and you think a little head-jiggle is supposed to make me happy?” – Westley

4. “Anybody want a peanut?” – Fezzik

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5. “It’s not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise.” – Fezzik

6. “They’re so perky, I love that.” – Miracle Max

7. “Inconceivable!” – Vizzini

8. “Who are you? Are we enemies? Why am I on this wall? Where is Buttercup?” – Westley

9. “Have you ever considered piracy? You’d make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts.” – Westley

The Princess Bride Quotes on Love and Affection

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10. “Get some rest. If you haven’t got your health, then you haven’t got anything.” – Count Rugen

11. “That does put a damper on our relationship.” – The Man in Black

12. “I told you I would always come for you. Why didn’t you wait for me?” – Westley

13. “You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.” – Westley

14. “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” – The Man in Black

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15. “This is true love. You think this happens every day?” – Westley

16. “You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.” – Miracle Max

17. “I really do think that love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.” – William Goldman (Author)

18. “As you wish.” – Westley

19. “You can die slowly, cut into a thousand pieces.” – Buttercup

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20. “That’s hardly complimentary, Highness. Why lose your venom on me?” – Westley

21. “It’s possible. I kill a lot of people.” – Westley

22. “I’m not a witch, I’m your wife. But after what you just said, I’m not even sure I want to be that any more.” – Valerie

23. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” – Westley

24. “We face each other as God intended. Sportsmanlike. No tricks, no weapons, skill against skill alone.” – Fezzik

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25. “They’re kissing again. Do we have to read the kissing parts?” – The Grandson

26. “I will never love again.” – Buttercup

27. “Since the invention of the kiss, there have only been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind.” – William Goldman (Author)

28. “True love is the greatest thing in the world, except for a nice MLT—mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomatoes are ripe.” – Miracle Max

29. “You killed my love.” – Buttercup

The Princess Bride Quotes on Violence and Death

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30. “There will be blood tonight!” – Inigo Montoya

31. “I could do that. I have some rope up here, but I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around to kill you.” – Inigo Montoya

32. “You mean, you’ll put down your rock and I’ll put down my sword, and we’ll try and kill each other like civilized people?” – The Man in Black

33. “While you’re at it, why don’t you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it?” – Miracle Max

34. “First things first—to the death.” – Prince Humperdinck

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35. “You never said anything about killing anyone.” – Fezzik

36. “Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!” – Vizzini

37. “We are men of action. Lies do not become us.” – Westley

38. “Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.” – Dread Pirate Roberts

39. “The next thing you will lose will be your left eye followed by your right.” – Westley

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40. “It just so happens that your friend here is only mostly dead.” – Miracle Max

41. “We’ll never survive.” – Buttercup

42. “We’ll never succeed. We may as well die here.” – Buttercup

43. “I’ve hired you to help me start a war. It’s a prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition.” – Vizzini

44. “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” – Inigo Montoya

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45. “You mocked me once, never do it again! I died that day!” – Buttercup

46. “The King’s stinking son fired me, and thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject.” – Miracle Max

47. “Your ears you keep and I’ll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish.” – Westley

48. “There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead, there’s usually only one thing you can do.” – Miracle Max

49. “It’s very strange. I have been in the revenge business so long. Now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.” – Inigo Montoya

The Princess Bride Quotes on Life, Humor, and Wisdom

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50. “That doesn’t leave much time for dilly-dallying.” – Westley

51. “I’ve never worked for so little. Except once, and that was a very noble cause.” – Miracle Max

52. “I just want you to feel you’re doing well. I hate for people to die embarrassed.” – Fezzik

53. “Your vote of confidence is overwhelming.” – Grandpa

54. “I can’t compete with you physically, and you’re no match for my brains.” – Vizzini

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55. “When I was your age, television was called books.” – Grandpa

56. “You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen.” – Vizzini

57. “Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.” – William Goldman (Author)

58. “For now, rest well and dream of large women.” – The Man in Black

59. “I’ll explain and I’ll use small words so that you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoon.” – Westley

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60. “Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.” – Westley

61. “Keep your shirt on, and let me read.” – Grandpa

62. “If you’re in such a hurry, you could lower a rope or a tree branch or find something useful to do.” – Westley

63. “He’s dead. He can’t talk.” – Inigo Montoya

64. “This is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick, and I used to read it to your father. And today I’m gonna read it to you.” – The Grandfather

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65. “I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?” – Inigo Montoya

66. “Oh no, it’s just that they’re terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.” – Westley

67. “You mock my pain.” – Buttercup

68. “I need him to help avenge my father, who was murdered twenty years ago.” – Inigo Montoya

69. “Why do you wear a mask? Were you burned by acid, or something like that?” – Fezzik

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70. “I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders.” – Vizzini

How Far Will You Go for True Love?

The Princess Bride is a timeless classic and a household favorite all over the world. It’s humorous, but still makes you think. It’s filled with action and fight scenes, but it’s still lighthearted and makes you laugh. But most of all, it’s a treasure trove of wisdom and life lessons that inspires us all. It teaches us the value of love and the time we spend with our loved ones. It’s a perfect example to show that life isn’t always fair, and that we should make the most out of our everyday lives and always find the fun in everything we do. Most of all, it teaches us that true love will always prevail—if we have patience, strength, and faith.

Did you also watch and read The Princess Bride when you were younger? Are there any new insights you’ve gained when you’ve refreshed your mind on its storyline now that you’re an adult? Share the lessons you’ve picked up from the story in the comments section below!

Amy Finn

Hi. I'm Amy, the founder of this blog. I love quotes and enjoy sharing the best ones with you.

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