70 The Princess Bride Quotes on Life and True Love

There’s no better way to revisit the lines from your favorite comfort movie than through this collection of the best and most iconic The Princess Bride quotes.

The Princess Bride is a 1987 film adapted from William Goldman’s novel of the same name. Its story is about the life of a farmhand who saves a princess from a cruel prince. At first, the movie did not become a complete success, but it eventually turned into a cult classic for its relatable romantic plot and quotable lines.

Moreover, the witty script gave way to a film full of funny and cheesy lines, and above all, some meaningful words about love and life. So, what are you waiting for? Laugh and learn from Westley, Buttercup, and the rest of the characters by reading our entire collection below.

Let’s get started.

And make sure to read these Alice in Wonderland quotes and Beauty and the Beast quotes.

Best The Princess Bride Quotes

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

2. “This is true love—you think this happens every day?” – Westley

3. “Life is pain. Anyone who says different is trying to sell you something.” – Westley

4. “Who says life is fair. Where is that written?” – Grandfather

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

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

7. “Inconceivable. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya

8. “I always think that everything could be a trap, which is why I’m still alive.” – Prince Humperdinck

9. “We need a miracle. It’s very important.” – Inigo Montoya

10. “Just because you’re beautiful and perfect, it’s made you conceited. You think people can’t get tired of you, well, you’re wrong, they can, and she will, besides you’re too poor.” – Buttercup

Famous The Princess Bride Quotes

11. “That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying ‘As you wish,’ what he meant was, ‘I love you.’ And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back.” – Grandfather

12. Grandson: “A book?”

Grandfather: “In my day, television was called ‘a book.'”

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

14. Buttercup: “We’ll never survive.”

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

15. “Hear this now: I will always come for you.” – Westley

16. “There’s a shortage of perfect breasts in the world. It would be a pity to damage yours.” – Westley

17. Westley: “Can you move at all?”

Buttercup: “Move? You’re alive. If you want, I can fly.”

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

19. “Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world, except for a nice M.L.T.—mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky, I love that.” – Miracle Max

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

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The Princess Bride Quotes on Love That Are Full of Romance

21. “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” – Westley

22. “There is nothing better than true love in the whole world.” – Miracle Max

23. “It comes to this. I love Westley. I always have. I know now, I always will.” – Buttercup

24. “And love, true love, will follow you forever.” – The Impressive Clergyman

25. “You can’t hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords. And when I say you are a coward, it is only because you are one of the slimiest weaklings ever to walk the earth!” – Buttercup

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The Princess Bride Quotes by Westley

26. “It’s not that bad. Well, I’m not saying I’d like to build a summer home here, but the trees are actually quite lovely.” – Westley

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

28. “You were already more beautiful than anything I dared to dream. In our years apart, my imaginings did their best to improve on your perfection. At night, your face was forever behind my eyes. And now, I see that that vision who kept me company in my loneliness was a hag compared to the beauty now before me.” – Westley

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

30. “‘To the pain’ means the first thing you will lose will be your feet below the ankles, then your hands at the wrists. Next, your nose.” – Westley

The Princess Bride Quotes by Buttercup

31. “Everybody always talks about how beautiful I am. I’ve got a mind, Westley. Talk about that.” – Buttercup

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

33. “Because you’ve always been so kind to me, and I won’t be seeing you again since I’m killing myself once we reach the honeymoon suite.” – Buttercup

34. “You mock my pain.” – Buttercup

35. “I will never doubt again.” – Buttercup

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

The Princess Bride Quotes by Vizzini

37. “Pick up one of those rocks, get behind a boulder. In a few minutes, the man in black will come running around the bend, the minute his head is in view, hit it with the rock.” – Vizzini

38. “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders—the most famous of which is, ‘Never get involved in a land war in Asia’. But only slightly less well-known is this: ‘Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!'” – Vizzini

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

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

The Princess Bride Quotes by Inigo Montoya

41. “You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.” – Inigo Montoya

42. “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

43. “Humiliations galore!” – Inigo Montoya

44. “Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.” – Inigo Montoya

The Princess Bride Quotes by Fezzik

45. “You be careful. People in masks cannot be trusted.” – Fezzik

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

47. Inigo Montoya: “You know, Fezzik, you finally did something right.”

Fezzik: “Don’t worry, I won’t let it go to my head.”

48. “You’ve been mostly dead all day.” – Fezzik

Iconic Quotes and Conversations From The Princess Bride

49. “Don’t rush me, sonny, you rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.” – Miracle Max

50. “Why lose your venom on me?” – Westley

51. “I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well and dream of large women.” – Man in Black

52. “Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The end.” – Grandfather

53. “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam. And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva, so tweasure your wuv.” – The Impressive Clergyman

54. “Have fun stormin’ da castle.” – Miracle Max and Valerie

55. Vizzini: “I suppose you think you’re brave, don’t you?”

Buttercup: “Only compared to some.”

56. “There’s a lot of money in revenge.” – Inigo Montoya

57. Vizzini: “No more rhymes now, I mean it.”

Fezzik: “Anybody want a peanut?”

58. “Thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you’re at it, why don’t you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it.” – Buttercup

59. “Nothing gave Buttercup as much pleasure as ordering Westley around.” – Grandfather

Hilarious The Princess Bride Quotes and Conversations That Will Make You Laugh

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

61. “Turns out your friend here is only mostly dead. See, mostly dead is still slightly alive.” – Miracle Max

62. “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 anymore.” – Valerie

63. Inigo Montoya: “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.”

Man in Black: “That does put a damper on our relationship.”

64. Inigo Montoya: “Who are you?”

Man in Black: “No one of consequence.”

65. Miracle Max: “He’s only mostly dead. If he were all dead, there’s only one thing you can do.”

Inigo Montoya: “And what’s that?”

Miracle Max: “Go through his pockets and look for loose change.”

66. “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?” – Westley

67. Westley: “Give us the gate key.”

Yellin: “I have no gate key.”

Inigo Montoya: “Fezzik, tear his arms off.”

Yellin: “Oh, you mean this gate key.”

68. “Please consider me as an alternative to suicide.” – Prince Humperdinck

69. Westley: “You’re that smart?”

Vizzini: “Let me put it this way, have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?

Westley: “Yes.”

Vizzini: “Morons.”

70. Buttercup: “We’ll never succeed. We may as well die here.”

Westley: “No, no. We have already succeeded. I mean, what are the three terrors of the Fire Swamp? One, the flame spurt—no problem. There’s a popping sound preceding each. We can avoid that. Two, the lightning sand, which you were clever enough to discover what that looks like, so in the future, we can avoid that too.”

Did This Collection of The Princess Bride Quotes Show You What True Love Is?

As kids, we have all dreamed of a fairy tale story where we will meet someone who will rescue us or the other way around. But, love doesn’t always mean being a hero or being saved. 

Like Buttercup and Westley, their love came from genuine care and understanding of the other. Although Buttercup is the damsel in distress in the plot, she does not need rescuing. Her life did not revolve only around love, and she truly did fall in love with Westley on her own, without the influence of outside factors.

Overall, the film helps us break the false views we hold about love. After all, it is important to know what true love looks like so we can nurture our relationships and be more mature in life.

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