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  • I love you, I know this must come as something of a surprise, since all I've ever done is scorn you and degrade you and taunt you, but I have loved you for several hours now, and every second, more. I thought an hour ago that I loved you more than any woman has ever loved a man, but a half hour after that I knew that what I felt before was nothing compared to what I felt then. But ten minutes after that, I understood that my previous love was a puddle compared to the high seas before a storm.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • The infant is ten and he stays,
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • I love you. Okay? Want it louder? I LOVE YOU. Spell it out, should I? I ell-oh-vee-ee why-oh-you. Want it backward? You love I.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • The tears that kept Buttercup company the remainder of the day were not at all like those that had blinded her into the tree trunk. Those were noisy and hot; they pulsed. These were silent and steady and all they did was remind her that she wasn't good enough. She was seventeen, and every male she'd ever known had crumbled at her feet and it meant nothing. The one time it really mattered, she wasn't good enough.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • I mean if we even had a wheelbarrow, that would be something.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")


  • There are always too few perfect breasts in this world; leave yours alone.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • I'll tell you the truth and its up to you to live with it.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • 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")


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