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  • Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • The enemy is always in the mind.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • You mock my pain! Life is pain, anyone who says otherwise is obviously selling something!
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • I guess the most amazing thing about crying though is that when you're in it, you think it'll go on forever but it never really lasts half what you think. Not in terms of real time. In terms of real emotions, it's worse than you think, but not by the clock.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")

  • The hollowness was in his arms and the world was snowing.
    (William Goldman, "The Princess Bride")


  • 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")


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