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As You Wish – Here are the 30 Best Quotes from ‘The Princess Bride’ on Its 30th Anniversary

1. We have to start with this iconic line. 

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2. Followed by this line that is required to be said by one guest at every wedding.

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Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam… And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv.”

3. The battle of rhymes

Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can fuss.
Fezzik: Fuss, fuss… I think he like to scream at us.
Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no harm.
Fezzik: He’s really very short on charm.
Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that.
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it.
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4. Followed by the battle of pleasantries 

Inigo Montoya: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.
The Man in Black: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.

5. This witty yet honest truth

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Buttercup: You mock my pain!
Man in Black: Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.

6. When Humperdinck had a packed schedule

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Prince Humperdinck: 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.

7. And Count Rugen was the angel you need on your shoulder every Saturday night.

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Count Rugen: Get some rest. If you haven’t got your health, then you haven’t got anything.

8. This classic line.

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Vizzini: He didn’t fall?! Inconceivable!

9. Followed by this retort that you’ve definitely said before.

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10. When Fezzick was the purest character in the movie

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

11. On Fair Fighting…

Fezzik: We face each other as God intended. Sportsmanlike. No tricks, no weapons, skill against skill alone.
Man in Black: 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?
Fezzik: [brandishing rock] I could kill you now.
Man in Black: Frankly, I think the odds are slightly in your favor at hand fighting.
Fezzik: It’s not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise.

12. This notorious line, which doesn’t even need the caption for you to know which one it is.

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13. The perfect way to say goodbye to your friends.

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14. Classic Vizzini…

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Vizzini: 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”! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha…[thunk].

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15. When Westley had a positive outlook

Buttercup: We’ll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.

16. The perfect comedic line to say when someone won’t do what you want them to

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.

17. On Clever Comebacks…

Prince Humperdinck: Surrender.

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18. On trusting strangers

Inigo Montoya: But, I promise I will not kill you until you reach the top.
Man in Black: That’s VERY comforting, but I’m afraid you’ll just have to wait.
Inigo Montoya: I hate waiting. I could give you my word as a Spaniard.
Man in Black: No good. I’ve known too many Spaniards.
Inigo Montoya: Isn’t there any way you trust me?
Man in Black: Nothing comes to mind.
Inigo Montoya: I swear on the soul of my father, Domingo Montoya, you will reach the top alive.
Man in Black: Throw me the rope.

19. Listen to Miracle Max

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20. When Westley was relationship goals

Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for you.
Buttercup: But how can you be sure?

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21. But the R.O.U.S.’s were not a fan

Buttercup: Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.’s?
Westley: Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.
[Immediately, an R.O.U.S. attacks him]

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22. Small Talk 101 

Inigo Montoya: I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?
Man in Black: Do you always begin conversations this way?

23. On fair fighting Part 2…

Inigo Montoya: You are wonderful.
Man in Black: Thank you; I’ve worked hard to become so.
Inigo Montoya: I admit it, you are better than I am.
Man in Black: Then why are you smiling?
Inigo Montoya: Because I know something you don’t know.
Man in Black: And what is that?
Inigo Montoya: I am not left-handed.
[switches sword to his other hand, and begins to fight far more successfully]
Man in Black: You are amazing.
Inigo Montoya: I ought to be, after 20 years.
Man in Black: Oh, there’s something I ought to tell you.
Inigo Montoya: Tell me.
Man in Black:

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24. When Westley spoke on giant dreams

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

25. On the importance of ‘I Do.’

Buttercup: Oh, Wesley, will you ever forgive me?
Westley: What hideous sin have you committed lately?
Buttercup: I got married. I didn’t want to – it all happened so fast.
Westley: Never happened.
Buttercup: What?
Westley: Never happened.
Buttercup: But it did I was there; this old man said ‘man and wife.’
Westley: Did you say ‘I do?’
Buttercup: Um, no… we sort of skipped that part.
Westley: Then you’re not married. You didn’t say it; you didn’t do it.

26. When Westley dropped this truth bomb

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27. Then Grandpa followed suit

Grandpa: When I was your age, television was called books.

28. And made your heart melt

Grandpa: 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.

29. Again

Grandpa: 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.

30. And again.

The Grandson: Grandpa, maybe you could come over and read it again to me tomorrow. 

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