60 The Princess Bride Quotes by William Goldman

“The Princess Bride” a 1973 fantasy romance novel by William Goldman blends comedy adventure fantasy drama and fairy tale.

It’s an abridged version of a fictional longer work by S. Morgenstern with Goldman’s commentary.

The story also made into a 1987 film follows Buttercup and Westley in a Renaissance world. Buttercup believing Westley dead agrees to marry Prince Humperdinck but is kidnapped by outlaws.

The Princess Bride Novel by William Goldman

Westley alive and disguised rescues her. They face challenges like the Fire Swamp and Humperdinck’s schemes eventually escaping with the help of allies including Inigo Montoya and Fezzik.

The tale ends with uncertainty but hints at their successful escape.

Below is a great collection of quotes from the The Princess Bridge novel.

The Princess Bride Quotes


The enemy is always in the mind. ~ William Goldman.


Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high. ~ William Goldman.


If there’s ever a question about anything, you can always count on me to get it wrong. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.


Who says life is fair, where is that written? ~ William Goldman.


When I was your age, television was called books. ~ The Grandfather.


I’ll tell you the truth and its up to you to live with it. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.


Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. ~ Man in Black.


Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while. ~ Westley.


I always think that everything could be a trap, which is why I’m still alive. ~ Prince Humperdinck.

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Best The Princess Bride Quotes


Don’t rush me, sonny. You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles. ~ Miracle Max.

Terrible things can happen when you’re overtired. I was overtired the night your father proposed. ~ William Goldman.


We face each other as God intended. Sportsmanlike. No tricks, no weapons, skill against skill alone. ~ Fezzik.

I am as devoted to adventure now as then, and that’s never going to stop. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.


I’m not witch. I’m your wife. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.

I’ll tell you the truth and it’s up to you to live with it. ~ William Goldman.


Let’s look on the bright side: we’re having an adventure, Fezzik, and most people live and die without being as lucky as we are. ~ William Goldman.

Just because you’re beautiful and perfect, it’s made you conceited. You think people can’t get tired of you, well you’re wrong, they can, and she will, besides you’re too poor. ~ Buttercup.


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.

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Famous The Princess Bride Quotes

Get some rest. If you haven’t got your health, then you haven’t got anything. ~ Count Rugen.


There is no room in my body for anything but you. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.

Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. ~ The Grandfather.

My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die! ~ Inigo Montoya.

Flaws would not only bring death but, far worse, humiliation. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.


Why lose your venom on me? ~ Westley.

I have been in the revenge business so long, now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life. ~ Inigo Montoya.

Top The Princess Bride Quotes


You could concentrate much more deeply when you were alone with agony. ~ William Goldman.

You are trying to kidnap what I have rightfully stolen, and I think it quite ungentlemanly. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.

I know something you do not know. I am not left-handed either. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.


This is true love – you think this happens every day? ~ Westley.

Life isn’t fair, it’s just fairer than death, that’s all. ~ William Goldman.

Inigo had only one problem: he could not find the enemy. ~ Inigo Montoya.


Existence was really very simple when you did what you were told. ~ William Goldman.

You were already more beautiful than anything I dared to dream. In our years apart, my imaginings did their best to improve on your perfection. ~ Westley.

Don’t expect too much from life, Buttercup told herself as she rode along. Learn to be satisfied with what you have. ~ William Goldman.

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. ~ Buttercup.


Dummy, dummy, go out now and fill your tummy. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.

Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.

Popular The Princess Bride Quotes

Widows happen. Every day – don’t they, Your Highness? ~ Westley.


Have fun storming the castle! ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.

This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it. ~ William Goldman.


Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches. ~ Westley.

You mock my pain! Life is pain, anyone who says otherwise is obviously selling something! ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.

I mean if we even had a wheelbarrow, that would be something. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.

True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. ~ William Goldman.


The hollowness was in his arms and the world was snowing. ~ William Goldman.

You had to admire a guy who called his own new book a classic before it was published and anyone had a chance to read it. ~ William Goldman.


You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen, and I think it quite ungentlemanly. ~ Vizzini.

Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.


The only way forward is to never look back. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.

Wise The Princess Bride Quotes

I have not known a night when your visage did not accompany me to sleep. There has not been a morning when you did not flutter behind my waking eyelids. ~ William Goldman.


I can’t compete with you physically, and you’re no match for my brains. ~ Vizzini.

I just work for Vizzini to pay the bills. There’s not a lot of money in revenge. Inigo Montoya.


Cynics are simply thwarted romantics. ~ William Goldman.

My heart was now a secret garden and the walls were very high. ~ William Goldman, The Princess Bride.


You be careful. People in masks cannot be trusted. ~ Fezzik.

My arms love you, my ears adore you, my knees shake with blind affection. My mind begs you to ask it something so it can obey. ~ Buttercup.

You can’t hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords. ~ Buttercup.


Love is many things none of them logical. ~ William Goldman.

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

When was the last time you read a book? The truth now. And picture books don’t count-I mean something with print in it. ~ William Goldman.

So these were the 60 quotes from The Princess Bride novel.

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