The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies of all time – second only to Star Wars IV. In Black Orchid I had a lot of fun incorporating quotes from the movie as a way to show that Nate’s often goofy personality survived the other changes. It’s also his way of flirting with Adelaide. In my opinion, almost every single line from the film is quotable. I could go on for two hours (or the length of the film) doing it. Here are my 10 favs with a quick reason why. Hope you enjoy!
10. Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
I like this one because I think every person I know has quoted it at some point or other.
9. Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
I think every closet romantic – and even some of us open romantics – love this concept.
8. You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.
I use this with my kids all the time. Drives them nuts.
7. You’ve been mostly dead all day.
What I love about this is that Westley just accepts that explanation.
The best part about this one is the line Inigo has eventually… “You keep using that world. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
5. Have fun stormin’ the castle!
The entire seen with Miracle Max is hilarious. One of the funnies in cinematic history.
4. Now more rhymes, now. I mean it. Anybody want a peanut?
Any time someone makes a rhyme – especially if it’s inadvertent – this pops into my head. You get some confused looks when you just say the peanut line. Lol.
3. 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.
2. To the pain.
This works for so many things. I say it when I eat too much. Especially if I top it off with dessert.
1. As you wish.
The best line any man could ever say to the woman he loves. Especially when she’s being a total brat. Lol.
If you’re a fan of the movie and I missed one of your favs, please share! Or if you have your own quotable movie, I’d love to hear about it.