The 17 best quotes from 'The Princess Bride', which turns 30 today

Buttercup and westley princess brideMGMWestly and Buttercup in ‘The Princess Bride.’

“The Princess Bride” celebrated its 30th anniversary Monday.

Since its release, Buttercup and Westley’s love story has cemented itself into pop culture, and has become known for its bounty of hilarious and memorable lines.

Any fan of the cult classic will find it impossible not to think immediately of Vizzini when the word “inconceivable” is uttered, or be reminded instantly of Westley when the phrase “as you wish” is said.

In honour of “The Princess Bride’s” thirtieth anniversary we’ve put together a list of the best quotes from the film.

Here are the 17 best quotes from “The Princess Bride”:

1. 'A book?'


The Grandson: A book?

Grandpa: In my day, television was called 'a book.'

2. 'As you wish.'


Grandpa: Nothing gave Buttercup as much pleasure as ordering Westley around.

Buttercup: Farm boy, polish my horse's saddle. I want to see my face shining in it by morning.

Westley: As you wish.

Grandpa: 'As you wish' was all he ever said to her.

Buttercup: Farm boy, fill these with water - please.

Westley: As you wish.

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 realised she truly loved him back.

Buttercup: Farm boy ... fetch me that pitcher.

Westley: As you wish.

3. 'Anybody want a peanut?'


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.

Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?

4. 'Inconceivable!'


Vizzini: Inconceivable!

5. 'You keep using that word.'


Vizzini: He didn't fall?! Inconceivable!

Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

6. 'My way's not very sportsman-like.'


Vizzini: Finish him. Finish him, your way.

Fezzik: Oh good, my way. Thank you Vizzini ... what's my way?

Vizzini: 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.

Fezzik: My way's not very sportsman-like.

7. 'I just want you to feel you're doing well.'


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. 'But for now, rest well and dream of large women.'


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.

9. 'You're trying to kidnap what I've rightfully stolen.'


Vizzini: You're trying to kidnap what I've rightfully stolen.

10. 'Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!'


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!

11. 'Death cannot stop true love.'


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.

Buttercup: I will never doubt again.

Westley: There will never be a need.

12. 'Nonsense.'


Buttercup: We'll never survive.

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

13. 'You are the Brute Squad!'


Miracle Max: Beat it or I'll call the Brute Squad.

Fezzik: I'm on the Brute Squad.

Miracle Max: You are the Brute Squad!

14. 'They're so perky, I love that.'


Miracle Max: Sonny, 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 tomato is ripe. They're so perky, I love that.

15. 'Have fun stormin' da castle.'


Miracle Max and Valerie: Have fun stormin' da castle.

16. 'Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today.'


The Impressive Clergyman: 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.

Prince Humperdinck: Skip to the end.

The Impressive Clergyman: Have you the wing? ... and do you, Pwincess Buwwercup ...

17. 'Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya.'


Inigo Montoya: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

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