Quotes from
The Princess Bride

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

Westley: You're that smart?

Vizzini
: Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?

Westley
: Yes.

Vizzini
: Morons.
Vizzini: I can't compete with you physically, and I'm far smarter than you.

Westley
: You're that smart?

Vizzini
: Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?

Westley
: Yes.

Vizzini
: Idiots.

Rugen: Your Princess is really a winning creature. A trifle simple, perhaps, but her appeal is undeniable.

Humperdinck
: Oh, I know. The people are quite taken with her. It's odd, but when I hired Vizzini to have her murdered on our engagement day, I thought that was clever. But it's going to be so much more moving when I strangle her on our wedding night. Once Guilder is blamed, the nation will be truly outraged. They'll demand we go to war.

(Rugen looks for the entrance to a secret room where he will torture Westley.)

Rugen: Now, where is that secret knot? It's impossible to find. Are you coming down into the Pit? Westley's got his strength back. I am starting him on The Machine tonight.

Humperdinck:
Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work. But, I've got my country's five hundredth anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I'm swamped.

Rugen:
Get some rest -- if you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything.

Rugen: Your Princess is really a charming woman. A bit simple, perhaps, but her appeal is undeniable.

Humperdinck
: Oh, I know. The people really like her. It's odd, but when I hired Vizzini to have her murdered on our engagement day, I thought that was clever. But it's going to be so much more moving when I strangle her on our wedding night. Once Guilder is blamed, the nation will be truly outraged. They'll demand we go to war.

(Rugen looks for the entrance to a secret room where he will torture Westley.)

Rugen: Now, where is that secret knot? It's impossible to find. Are you coming down into the Pit? Westley's got his strength back. I am starting him on The Machine tonight.

Humperdinck:
Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work. But, I've got my country's five hundredth anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and I need to make it look as if Guilder is responsible for her death. I have way too much to do.

Rugen:
Get some rest -- if you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything.

Inigo Montoya: I don't suppose you could speed things up?

Westley
: If you're in such a hurry, you could lower a rope or a tree branch or find something useful to do.

Inigo Montoya
: I could do that. I have some rope up here, but I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only only waiting around to kill you.

Westley
: That does put a damper on our relationship.
Inigo Montoya: I don't suppose you could work faster?

Westley
: If you're in such a hurry, you could lower a rope or a tree branch or find something useful to do.

Inigo Montoya
: I could do that. I have some rope up here, but I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only only waiting around to kill you.

Westley
: That is a depressing development in our relationship.