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William Goldman’s “The Princess Bride” Quotes (42 Quotes)


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  • There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • Inigo Montoya: He's right on top of us. I wonder if he is using the same wind we are using.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • There's death coming up, and you better understand this:some of the wrong people die.Be ready for it.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • Anything there is that I can do for you, I will do for you; anything there is that I cannot do, I will learn to do.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • Inside and out, Westley's world was ripping apart and he could do nothing but crack along with it.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")


  • This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • But just as he knew the sun was obliged to rise each morning in the east, no matter how much a western arisal might have pleased it, so he knew that Buttercup was obliged to spend her love on him. Gold was inviting, and so was royalty, but they could not match the fever in his heart, and sooner or later she would have to catch it. She had less choice than the sun.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • It's one of my biggest memories of my father reading. I had pneumonia, remember, but I was a little better now, and madly caught up in the book, and one thing you know when you're ten is that, no matter what, there's gonna be a happy ending. They can sweat all they want to scare you, the authors, but back of it all you know, you just have no doubt, that in the long run justice is going to win out.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • This was after stew. But then, so is everything. When the first man crawled out of the slime and went to make his home on land, what he had for dinner that night was stew.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • Cynics are simply thwarted romantics.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • Just because you're beautiful and perfect, it's made you conceited.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")


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