“The Princess Bride” is having a moment. The 1987 movie just appeared in an Entertainment Weekly reunion feature, was parodied by Ben Stiller on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend and “Good Morning America” brought the film’s cast together last week.
The morning show reunited most of the film’s actors during "80s Week" (minus Fred Savage, Mandy Patinkin and deceased stars André the Giant and Peter Falk), and the cast shared that fans are still quoting the movie to them 24 years later.
Wallace Shawn, who played Vizzini, said that people recite lines and ask him to say “inconceivable” on a daily basis. “Each person thinks that it’s an idea of his own,” the actor commented.
Cary Elwes, who played the film’s hero Westley, joked that his most famous line will follow him to his grave: “I think when I die, they’ll say on my gravestone ‘as you wish.’” He added, "Every woman wants to hear that."
Billy Crystal shared that people often remember his ad-libbed “MLT” line. In the film, his character Miracle Max says he loves “a nice MLT — mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean.”
“It happened just the other day,” the comedian said of a fan encounter. “I was eating, and he leaned over, he whispered in my ear, and he said ‘leeeaan.’”
What’s your favorite “Princess Bride” line?
My favorite line from this movie would have to be; "Get used to disappointment."
you've fallen for one of the classic blunders! The first of which of course, is never get involved in a land war in Asia...
I love reading these! This movie may be the most quotable ever. I love it. Here are a couple of favorites:
"Let me 'splain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up."
"Have you da wing?"
"I'll explain and I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand, you warthog-faced buffoon."
"That may be the first time in my life a man has dared insult me."
"It won't be the last."
Anybody want a peanut!
Westley: I mean, if we only had a wheelbarrow, that would be something.
Inigo: Where we did we put that wheelbarrow the albino had?
Fezzik: Over the albino, I think.
Westley: Well, why didn't you list that among our assets in the first place?
Whenever I'm facing an intractable problem, "If only I had a wheelbarrow!" is my standard coping method. :D
There is a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, it would be a shame to lose yours.
"I've been mostly dead all day."
I read through this whole list and surprised no one mentioned this scene:
"And you can die too for all I care!"
"As you wish....",
"Oh my sweet Westley, what have I done?" after Buttercup pushes westley down the hill.
"Now if only we had a holocaust cloak."
"Will this do?"
WHY DIDN'T YOU LIST THAT AMONG OUR ASSETS?!
No, no carrie, the line is:
"Where id you get that from?"
"Miracle Max. It looked good on me that he said I could keep it."
A number of entries already listed some of the best lines, but I also love how the grandson groans over the "Kissing" book & how Max's wife runs around the cottage yelling "Humperdinck" multiple times.
Grandson: Aw, no. No, please.
Grandfather: What is it? What's the matter?
Grandson: They're kissing again. Do we have to hear the kissing part?
Valerie: He's afraid. Ever since Prince Humperdinck fired him, his confidence is shattered.
Miracle Max: Why'd you say that name? You promised me that you would never say that name!
Valerie: What... Humperdinck?
Miracle Max: Aaaigh!
Valerie: Humperdinck! Humperdinck! Humperdinck! Humperdinck! Humperdinck! Humperdinck! Humperdinck! Humperdinck!
"You think it'll work?" "It would be a miracle."
"Your strength, his sword and my brain, against 60 men? Impossible."
"Starting a land war is a very honorable line of work."
"Is this a KISSING movie??"
"Murdered by PIRATES is good..."
"When I was your age TV was called BOOKS."
"Only slightly less important is ... never get involved in a ground war in Asia."
"I know something you do not know.... I am not left-handed."
"That doesn't seem very sportsman-like."
"Dream of very large women."
"I MUST know who you are." "Get used to dissappointment."
"You know that Idocane powerdower is deadly, so you must have studied. And since you've studied you know that man is mortal, and you clearly won't want to die, so you would have put the poison in MY cup"
Inigo: "Fezzik! You did something right!"
Fezzik: "Don't worry, I won't let it go to my head."
"Wrong! 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 — every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, 'Dear God, what is that thing?' will echo in your perfect ears. That is what 'to the pain' means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever."
"I think you're bluffing."
"It's possible, pig."
It's conceivable that I'm only lying here because I lack the will to stand...
Then again... (stands up and lifts his sword, pointing it at Humperdink) perhaps I have the strength after all.
Drop. Your. Sword.
*sigh* I love this movie.
"You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotamic land mass!"
I dated a girl and went over to her house one day. The Princess Bride was on. They said EVERY SINGLE line before as as the actors said it. The WHOLE movie – I found that a little unsettling – even though I really like the movie...
People in masks cannot be trusted.
Buttercup: We'll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has.
Any article about TPB, specifically about famous lines, that doesn't mention: "My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die." can't be taken that seriously......
Count Rugen: Get some rest, if you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything.
Prince Humperdinck: ...I shall be very put out. (A line which my whole family uses to this day in conversation).
"Why didn't you list that among our assets?!"
Have fun storming the castle!
"As You Wish". Those words are engraved into my wedding ring and in my husband's wedding band. I also walked down the aisle to "Storybook Love". (We made the band learn it!)
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"Sleep well and dream of large woman"
Criminy... I dare you to name a line that isn't quotable.
Mawwage is what bwings us togever today.
The Queen of Putrescence!!!!!
Westley to Humperdink – I'll explain, and I'll be sure to use small words so that you'll be sure to understand. You wart-hog-faced-buffoon!
The Albino (raspy voice) – The Pit of Despair, Don't even think... (cough cough) ....
My favorite line is when they're waiting to storm the castle and Wesley is coming-to from being mostly dead. Inigo is about to give Wesley a run-down and says, "let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up." So subtly brilliant!
You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.
Prince Humperdinck: Surrender.
Westley: You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.
Good luck storming the castle!
"I want my father back you son of a b**ch."
So many great lines (and our family has memorized them all), but three faves we use constantly:
1. "I do not think that means what you think it means." (re: Wallace Shawn's hilarious 'Inconceivable!')
2. "Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything." (re: "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.")
3. "Truly you have a dizzying intellect."/"Just wait til I get going! Now where was I?"
My husband and I danced to Storybook Story (credit song) three months ago at our wedding. It is a timeless classic.
"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...
No more rhyming now, I mean it! Anybody want a peanut?
When I say good night to my girlfreind, I alwasy follow with "Sleep well, most likely kill you in the morning"
When Wesley wakes up in the "Pit of Despair" looks up see's the worker and asks the worker where he is.
The worker starts speaking in a very deep scary, sinister voice, then clears his throat and speaks in a normal voice: hilarious.
I have seen this movie at least 50 times, it never gets old
Inconceivably, my favorite movie of all time. Besides all the classic lines above...
Westley says to Buttercup after the tumble down the hill: I told you I would always come for you. Why didn't you wait for me?
B: Well, you were dead.
W: Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for awhile.
B: I'll never doubt again.
I love this movie and recite some lines almost daily. "Have fun storming the castle" and "As you wish" are the two phrases I use most often. I love how EVERY character in the movie has memorable lines! It's full of great quotes just like Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The best 2 quoted movies ever.
Inigo: "Give us the gate key"
Yellin: "I have no gate key"
Inigo: Fezzik, tear his arms off."
Yellin: "Oh, you mean this gate key"
DPR: "We are men of action–lies do not become us"
Inigo: "Who are you?"
DPR: "No one of consequence..."
Inigo: "I MUST know!"
DPR: "Get used to disappointment."
In that wonderful accent: "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Made me melt then – still makes me melt.
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.
Count Rugen: Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything.
Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for you.
Buttercup: But how can you be sure?
Westley: This is true love – you think this happens every day?
Vizzini: So, it is down to you and it is down to me.
Inigo Montoya: There will be blood tonight!
I love this movie!
I almost forgot!
Vizzini: "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... *pauses and drops dead*
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Have fun storming the castle has been used on a regular basis at our house!!!
Fezzik "You moove you finger..That's wonderful"
I've always been a fast healer.
"Have fun storming the castle!"
"Wuv... true wuv"
“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.”
"Bye bye boys, have fun storming the castle!" (which I still use on a regular basis when saying bye to someone)
I would have to say, "Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday." My husband and I actually used it as the opening line to our wedding ceremony. Our officiator practiced for weeks and nailed it! The entire church errupted in laughter.. it was epic :)
Have you ever heard of Plato? Aristotle? Socrates?
Any time I'm given a name tag with the header "Hello, My Name Is:" I write: Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.
That is AWESOME and my favorite line.
"Sleep now and dream of large women..."
Said many times already, but THE iconic line from this movie has to be, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
"I have a wedding to plan, a wife to murder, and Gilder to frame for it. I'm swamped."
"We are men of action. Lies to do not become us."
One of the best movies EVER.
Our favorite line was "Good luck storming the castle" from Carol Kane....
Murdered by pirates is good!
"There are few perfect breasts in this world – it would be a shame to ruin yours."
Count Rugen to Prince Humperdink:
"Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything."
"No more rhyming I mean it!"
"anyone want a peanut?"
"Why are you smiling? Because I am not Left handed!"
Go away, or I'll call the Brute Squad!
I'm on the brute squad.
You ARE the brute squad!
Inigo: "I am going to do him left handed. If I use my right, over too quickly..."
Vizzini: "Oh have it your way!..."
Wesley: "You mean I'll put down my sword, and you'll put down your rock and we will kill each other like civilized people?"
My favorite to my kids when they do something good...
"Have you considered piracy? You'd make a great Dread Pirate Roberts..."
I do not envy the headache you will have when you awake. Until then, sleep well and dream of large women.
"My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!"
Oh I forgot about
"I just took one year of your life away"
"NOT TO 50!!!!!!!"
"My name is Inigo Montoya.
You killed my father.
Prepare to die."
Vizzini; "...never start a landwar in Asia."
Enough rhymes, now I mean it!
Does anybody want a peanut?
I am the dread pirate Robeets
Get away from me witch!
I'm not a witch! I'm you're wife!
For a very long time this was the ringtone when my husband called. And "Inconceivable" is still my text notification. I love this movie.
" As You Wish..."
My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
The most used line in our home is...
Miracle Max (Billy Crystal): Have fun storming the castle.
Valerie (Carol Kane): You think they'll make it.
MM: It will take a miracle
I know something you don't know–I am not left-handed!
Life IS pain highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.
Then he spoke of a girl of surpassing beauty and faithfulness. I can only assume he meant you. You should bless me for killing him before he found out what you REALLY are.
We'll never survive!
Nonsense – you're only saying that cause no one ever has.
why don't you just give me a papercut and pour lemon juice on it!
"unemployed ... in GREENland"
But, really, my favorite line is at the end when the boy says that his grandfather maybe could come back and read the book again, and Peter Falk's character smiles and says "As you wish."
When Buttercup & the old King are walking back to her room & she thanks him for being so kind and tells him she's going to kill herself then kisses his cheek he says: "Won't that be nice!"
"She kissed me!"
As Buttercup goes back to her room and puts a knife to her heart to kill herself, Wesley pipes up from the bed behind her...."There are a shortage of perfect breasts in the world, it would be a pity to damage yours"
"I don't suppose you could speed things up?"
"You wouldn't by chance be able to lower a rope, or a tree branch, or do something useful?"
Would you rather we left you where we found you...unemployed...in Greenland????
never go against a scicilian, when DEATH" is on the line
There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours.
Do you know what that sound is, Highness? Those are the shrieking eels!!!!!!!!
Westley: "I'm not left-handed either."
Booooooo Queen of garbage...booo....:>
Inigo: We are looking for Miricle Max.
Max: Go away or I'll call the Brute Squad!
Fezzik: I am on the Brute Squad.
Max: You ARE the Brute Squad.
"Yes you're very smart, now shut up." Grandpa
"dear god what is that thing"
Think it will work? It'll take a miracle...
Every time my son and his friends leave the house, I wave and shout "Have fun storming the castle". My son is 23.
This film is a big family favorite. My husba d will often say - "My name is Inegra Montoyo, you killed my father, Prepare to die".
We find our selves om a weekly basis quoting this film. So to all Beware of rodents of unusual size! Kg.
"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. PREPARE TO DIE!"
Perhaps one of my favorite films of all time. I believe all my favorite lines have been said, including the warning about getting in a land war with Asia and "TO THE PAIN!" I'm also very partial to the "As you wish" that's stuttered out as Westley rolls down the hill.
The article says Ben Stiller parodied the movie in the SNL this past weekend. I just watched the show on nbc.com and didn't see anything. I've googled and youtubed and still can't find this mysterious bit. Anyone know about it? I didn't actually watch the monologue, but a review I read said it was a take off of Willy Wonka, so I didn't think it was in there...
Found this description of the SNL sketch. It states the video is not on NBC.com, speculating the reason as multiple copyrighted show tunes being used in the sketch.
He played the part of Mandy Patinkin in the skit "Two Sides". Hugh Jackman, Andy Samburg, etc.
Bow down to her, bow down to the queen of muck, the queen of slime, boo, boo, boo!
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I'm not a witch I'm your wife.
When I lived in NYC 16 years ago i frequented the same lunch spot as Wallace Shawn for about 3-4 years and i had a hard time every time i saw him or heard his voice not saying "inconceivable". It was one of the best movies ever.
Fezzik; Who says-ik?
"Give me the key!" I don't have any key.....Fezzig, tear his arms off! Oh, you mean this key!" That is one of the best scenes in the movie....also...."don't pester him, he's had a hard day!"
... 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 in against a Sicilian (pause) when DEATH is on the line!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, HAHAHAHAHAHA, HAHA-" (silence)
I love this line...I use it when teaching Vietnam in my history classes to make the kids laugh!
Inigo – Who are you?
Wesley – No one of consequence.
Inigo – I must know
Wesley – Get used to disappointment
" I'm waaaaaai i i i ting.... "
"I hate waiting"
The beginning of the best movie swordfight since the days of Errol Flynn:
INIGO "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you."
WESLEY "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die."
My favorite lines!
"As it turns out your friend is only mostly dead, there is a difference between mostly dead and all dead."
"What can you do if he is all dead?"
"Go through his pockets and look for loose change."
i love the mostly dead line.
'Mostly dead".... my favorite line
To the death...WRONG!!! To the pain.
Is this a kissing book?
Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning.
He's been mostly dead all day.
"I will explain. No, that will take too long. I will sum up."
He's mostly dead.
My favorite line of the movie... well that and "He IS the brute squad!"
My daughter has three rats. When one of them grew significantly larger than the others, we, of course, nicknamed him "ROUS".
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As I was leaving to attend a "Occupy Denver" rally the other day, my son said to me: "Have fun storming the castle".
"Mawwage is what bwings us togefa today....wuv, twu wuv."
"That dweem wid in a dweem...." lol
Did anyone else think the Priest at William and Kate's wedding was like this guy? Oh, I laughed out loud and immediately emailed my BFF from high school who I watched this 100 times with and she thought so too!
Best line: It's Possible-Pig!
"My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die."
The best line in the whole movie must be, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. PREPARE TO DIE!"
My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father – prepare to die!! This plus Andre the Giant's "Hello Lady". Great movie for everyone – I'm 70+ and still enjoy it!!
Buttercup: 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]
I read the book because it's written by one of the favorite authors years before the movie came out and was more than pleased with the what they did for the movie - in fact, it was better than the book (which is usually impossible). Everyone in it was perfect for the role and the story. When it's being shown on TV, I watch it, even though I've seen it at least 25+ times.
Quiero una torta de carne asada con una horchata
Peanuts sounds good right now! Butter Toffe or Honey roasted :)
My friends from high school and I have reunions every couple of years - we rent a cabin up north in the fall and whomever drives off to go back home is waved to and after we wish them a safe drive, we wave and say "have fun storming the castle!"
hilarious......we don't mind the ROUS's and have been living quite happily in the swamp for some time now.
I love, "I don't think that word means, what you think it means". Also, "anybody want a peanut?"
Hey Georgia! Wouldnt it be nice to be a princess
Life is pain princess, anyone who says differently is selling something.
Inigo Montoya: He's right on top of us. I wonder if he is using the same wind we are using.
Vizzini: He didn't fall? INCONCEIVABLE!
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Best line of all.....
Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
Andre the Giant RIP...a giant of a heart, you're still missed sir.
Peter Falk RIP...a TV and movie legend, you're also missed sir.
Vizzini to Fezick: Do you want me to send you back to where you came from? Unemployed in Greenland?
That's the one my brother and I always use. classic. You have to use the accent of course.
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