30 Classic Princess Bride Quotes

30 Classic Princess Bride Quotes

Since its release in 1987, The Princess Bride has changed the fantasy adventure genre for the better and has made a big impact with many viewers at any age. Here are 30 classic Princess Bride quotes so you can relive the magic — and if you haven’t seen it, stop right now and watch, and get ready for your life to change for the better! 

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1. “As you wish.” — Westley 

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

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

4. “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.” — Grandpa

5. “Inconceivable!” — Vizzini

6. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” — Inigo Montoya

7. The Man in Black: “Look, are you just fiddling around with me or what?”

Fezzik: “I just want you to feel you're doing well. I hate for people to die embarrassed.”

8. Westley: I told you I would always come for you. Why didn't you wait for me?

Buttercup: Well ... you were dead.

Westley: Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.

9. Buttercup: We’ll never survive.

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

10. “Have fun stormin’ da castle.” — Miracle Max

11. “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

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

13. “You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.” — Inigo Montoya

14. “You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.” — The Man In Black

15. “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 

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16. “You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen.” — Vizzini

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

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

19. “You be careful. People in masks cannot be trusted.” — Fezzik

20. “Don’t rush me, sonny. You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.” — Miracle Max 

21. “True love is the greatest thing in the world, except for a nice MLT, mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, when the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato is ripe.” — Miracle Max 

22. [After knocking out Fezzik] I don't envy you the headache you'll have when you awake. But, in the meantime, rest well...and dream of large women.” — Westley

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

24. “The king's stinking son fired me. And 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?! WE'RE CLOSED!” — Miracle Max

25. Grandson: A book?

Grandpa: That's right. When I was your age, television was called books. And 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.

26. Westley: I will always come for you 

Buttercup: But how can you be sure?

Westley: This is true love. You think this happens every day?

27. Prince Humperdinck: I don’t think I’m quite familiar with that phrase.

Westley: I’ll explain. And I’ll use small words so that you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog faced baffoon.

Prince Humperdinck: That may be the first time in my life a man has dared insult me. 

Westley: It won’t be the last. 

28. Miracle Max: Well, I'll ask him.

Inigo: He's dead, he can't talk.

Miracle Max: Woo hoo-hoo, looks who knows so much, huh? Well, it just so happens that your friend here is only "mostly dead." There's a big difference between "mostly dead" and "all dead."

29. Buttercup: “You mock my pain!”

The Man In Black: “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” 

30. “Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work... but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it; I'm swamped.” — Prince Humperdinck

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Isabell Tenorio is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, love and relationship topics.