I’ve got so many favorite books (in print and in audio formats) and favorite movies and television shows that, no matter how much time I was given to recall titles, I would be hard pressed to ever reach the end of a list of favorites. I can always add just one more.
One of those favorite movies is The Princess Bride. Come on. Admit it. It’s one of your favorites too.
Well, recently I listened to the audio version (read by Cary Elwes) of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden. Outstanding! Another favorite. This one a favorite memoir. And it would be up toward the top of the list, too.
When I finished the book, I immediately wrote a review. Here’s what I said:
Absolutely FABULOUS!!! Oh, my. I had to watch The Princess Bride twice during the reading of this book. This memoir of the making of The Princess Bride is simply delicious, and the audio version made it even better because of the voices of so many of the stars and the director. It was told with such great affection by Cary Elwes, too. If you’re a fan of the movie, don’t miss this one.
And so, with this memoir still fresh in my thoughts (not to mention another viewing of the movie), I just had to share a few favorite lines. Hopefully, they’ll stir up some good memories for you too.
Buttercup: You mock my pain.
Man in Black: Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
The Impressive Clergyman: Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam…
Inigo Montoya: Who are you?
Man in Black: No one of consequence.
Inigo Montoya: I must know…
Man in Black: Get used to disappointment.
Inigo Montoya: ‘kay.
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
The Grandson: Murdered by pirates is good.
Inigo Montoya: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.
The Man in Black: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.
The Grandson: They’re kissing again. Do we have to read the kissing parts?
Vizzini: He didn’t fall?! Inconceivable!
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
What are a few of your favorite movie lines?
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