Can You Finish All of the Best Quotes From “The Princess Bride”?

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By: Beth Hendricks

7 Min Quiz

Image: Act III Communications / Buttercup Films / The Princess Bride Ltd.

About This Quiz

It's been more than 30 years since the cult classic "The Princess Bride" hit movie theaters, and it's never been more beloved. And, by "beloved," we mean turned into memes and GIFs on the internet. (Hey, that's how we show love in the 21st century.) 

But let's face it: The movie is a treasure trove of great one-liners, like the line Inigo Montoya is famous for repeating, the mini-monologue by the Impressive Clergyman and a host of quotable phrases from Miracle Max and his wife. One of our favorites is even quoted by the movie's protagonist while rolling down a hill! 

Fast facts: The 90-minute movie, based on the book of the same name by William Goldman, is a live-action fairytale about a woman named Buttercup and her true love. Like most fairytales, they are separated and must find a way to be reunited. Along the way, we meet some interesting characters who, unironically, deliver some of the movie's most memorable scenes.

Are you a Princess Bride expert? Be honest, how many times have you seen it? See if you can remember the second half of these memorable lines from the 1987 film. Your failure on this quiz is ... inconceivable!


One of the movie's most recited quotes begins, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya." What comes next?

Poor Inigo Montoya. That guy really knows how to hold a grudge, which is why he greets just about everybody with the same miniature speech: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

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Westley's short and popular quote from "The Princess Bride" is even uttered as he's rolling down a hill: "As you ________." What's missing?

Westley's history of saying "as you wish" dates back to his relationship with Buttercup when he was just a farmhand working for her family. After he disappears and comes back, that phrase is how he reveals his true identity and that he's not the man in black.

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Sicilian criminal Vizzini says "Probably some local fisherman, out for a pleasure cruise at night ..." What's the rest of the phrase?

Vizzini is trying to school everyone on the "eel-infested waters" they're traveling through right before Buttercup jumps overboard into those very same waters. Luckily, Fezzik is around, even though he can only "dog-paddle."

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You've probably heard this quote, delivered by Miracle Max the Wizard: "Have fun storming ..." What comes next?

Miracle Max's quote, "Have fun storming the castle," is probably something you've heard in day-to-day conversation but couldn't remember where it came from. And now you're taking this quiz that tells you! Fate is funny like that.

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"It's iocane powder ..." is how this quote from Prince Humperdinck begins. How does it end?

Prince Humperdinck must have some sniffer on him since iocane powder is described in "The Princess Bride" as being odorless. But he's sure of himself — so sure that he says he swears his life on it.

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Here's a good one from Miracle Max: "Turns out your friend here is only mostly dead." What's the next sentence?

Talk about seeing the silver lining in a situation. We guess "mostly dead" is still "slightly alive" if you're a "glass half full" type of person. But it still leaves a body in pretty bad shape, don't you think?

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Inconceivable! Inigo Montoya follows that declaration with, "You keep using that word." What is it followed by?

We'd be lying if we said we haven't used this one a time or two to school people in using proper vocabulary. Does that make us bad people? (Please say no.) This quote is spoken by Montoya after one too many "Inconceivables!" are said in his presence.

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Fezzik's tired of everyone picking on him: "It's not my fault being the biggest and the strongest." What comes next?

Fezzik, played by the 7'4", 500-pound Andre the Giant, utters this phrase when he suggests that he and the man in black drop their weapons and fight with their hands. The man in black, rightfully, acknowledges his adversary's physical superiority.

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"Never go in against a Sicilian ..." is part of an epic scene in "The Princess Bride" between Vizzini and Westley. What completes the quote?

Vizzini is on a rant in this movie scene where he also claims that the most famous blunder is getting "involved in a land war in Asia." The slightly lesser-known blunder of challenging a Sicilian when death is on the line is apparently second.

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These words of wisdom from Westley begin, "Life is pain, Highness." What concludes the phrase?

Buttercup is referring to her sadness over the disappearance of Westley and doesn't even realize she's talking to Westley! He plays along for a bit, letting her know that life is full of pain, and "anyone who says differently is selling something."

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"I do not think you would accept my help ..." starts Montoya. How does he finish this quote?

Inigo Montoya finds himself staring over the side of a cliff in a position to help the man in black and offers some rope he has at the top, but adds: "I do not think you would accept my help since I am only waiting around to kill you."

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Miracle Max offers this advice: "Don't rush me, sonny. You rush a miracle, man ..." and what happens?

Nobody wants a rotten miracle, so it's best to heed Miracle Max's advice. He's being rushed through his process when he warns that rushing a miracle gets you rotten miracles. Seems logical to us.

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Heartbroken Buttercup utters this phrase, "I will never ________ ________." What's missing?

Buttercup, after hearing news that Westley has been killed by pirates, takes to her sickbed. She shuts herself alone in her room, refusing to eat, eventually letting everyone know "I will never love again." And, hey, she appears to have kept her word.

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"You know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan ..." is the start of this Humperdinck quote. What comes next?

Prince Humperdinck has a lengthy to-do list. After rattling off his list of nefarious tasks, he concludes by saying, "... and Gilda to blame for it. I'm swamped." Sounds like a regular Monday to us.

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Vizzini is appalled by the man in black's actions, saying, "You're trying to kidnap ..." Which of these answers completes the phrase?

Just imagine being upset over someone trying to kidnap what you've rightfully stolen. The humanity of it all! Vizzini utters this comical quote to the man in black when he is trying to get Buttercup in his possession, so to speak.

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You have to read this one with a bit of an accent: "Marriage. Marriage is what..." How do you finish this Impressive Clergyman quote?

If you didn't read that quote in the Impressive Clergyman's accent, you did it all wrong. The quote continues, "Love, true love, will follow you forever." It's undoubtedly one of the movie's most memorable scenes.

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The man in black said "You mean you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword ..." How does it end?

The man in black knows he's out-muscled when he's set to take on Fezzik, played by the colossal Andre the Giant. The two opt for hand-to-hand combat, which we're thinking wasn't terribly smart for the undersized Westley.

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"You seem a decent fellow," is a line delivered by Montoya, followed by which of these?

Montoya says, "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you," to the man in black. He offers this retort: "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die." Hey, at least the pair of them is on the same page.

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One of Fezzik's best lines begins, "I just want you to feel you’re doing well." What is the next sentence?

Phew, we hate for people to die embarrassed, too. It's big (get it?) of Fezzik to be concerned about his enemy's feelings, or at least he conveys that with the first line. That second line, though, is a bit of a gut punch.

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Prince Humperdinck said, "I killed you too quickly the last time." What phrase comes next?

Humperdinck is getting sassy with Westley in this quote, letting him know that he intends to draw Westley's death out a bit longer than the last one. Apparently, it takes more than one death to nip Westley in the bud.

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Prince Humperdinck is speaking to Buttercup when he says, "Please consider me as an alternative to _________." What's missing?

Nothing says love like charming your beloved as an "alternative to suicide," which is what Prince Humperdinck says to Buttercup. In fairness, Buttercup is pretty unhappy, so Humperdinck's request isn't without merit.

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The man in black delivers this memorable line: "I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well ..." What's the rest of the quote?

This quote is only funny because it's delivered to Fezzik who, of course, would need a companion who was also, well, rather large. It's a clever saying that plays on Fezzik's enormous size.

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Grandpas everywhere can relate to this quote: "In my day, television was called _________." What completes the quote?

When grandpa is trying to convince his grandson to get enthused about "The Princess Bride" as a book, he uses a quintessential grandparent-y saying, "In my day, television was called books," an obvious ode to a time before picture entertainment.

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Westley and Buttercup are about to enter the Fire Swamp when she says "We'll never survive!" What is Westley's response?

The fact that no one has ever survived the Fire Swamp seems a pretty good reason for Buttercup to be doubtful if you ask us. Westley is pretty sure of himself, though, with this quote ... or maybe he just lives by the "fake it 'til you make it" mantra.

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Awww! How is this quote from Westley completed, "Death cannot stop true love?"

One of Westley's "awww" moments with Buttercup is this quote about true love: "Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." Westley imparts this tidbit of wisdom on all of us after he and Buttercup are reunited.

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Buttercup kisses the King and then explains why she did it: "Because you have always been so kind to me ..." How does it conclude?

Again with the dying! Buttercup is really having some issues coming to terms with her relationship with Humperdinck in "The Princess Bride." She bestows one last kiss upon his father, alluding to her imminent plans. Not to worry, though, no Buttercups were harmed in the making of the movie.

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"I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have ..." is the start of an interesting question posed by Montoya. What is the ending?

Montoya is still on the lookout for the six-fingered man who killed his father when he presents this question to the man in black. Luckily, the man in black has only the traditional five fingers, so he's safe ... for now.

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As they're entering the Fire Swamp, Westley remarks: "Rodents of Unusual Size?" What comes next?

Maybe he's trying to convince himself as much as Buttercup, but when the pair start to talk about "Rodents of Unusual Size," Westley remarks that he doesn't think they exist. Of course, that theory has to be tested.

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"Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world," according to Miracle Max. What phrase comes next?

We'll take Miracle Max's word for it on this one. Mutton is meat processed from older sheep. We feel about it like Jerry from "Seinfield" did: Inedible. But, hey, if mutton if your thing, more power to you!

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Vizzini is feeling himself when he says "I can’t compete with you physically ..." How does it end?

Vizzini is trying to determine what type of battle he and the man in black can undertake to find a winner, saying, "I can't compete with you physically, and you're no match for my brains." Alrighty then.

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Vizzini to Fezzik: "I've hired you to help me start a war." Which of these sentences comes next?

We don't know if we'd call war a "long and glorious tradition," but it makes for a pretty funny phrase coming from Vizzini to Fezzik. Fezzik could easily be a one-man wrecking machine if he weren't so darn lovable.

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How does Valerie respond when Miracle Max says, "Get back, witch?"

We suspect very few husbands could get away with calling their wives a witch, but Valerie seems to take the quote from Miracle Max in stride, responding, "I'm not a witch, I'm your wife!"

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Here's another good one from Humperdinck: "I always think that everything could be a trap ..." How does it conclude?

Humperdinck is a suspicious soul, probably because he's also pretty shady himself. It always seems like the ones who are distrusting should be trusted the least. Why does it work out like that?

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Westley says, "We are men of action ...," followed by what ending?

Westley delivers this one-liner to Count Rugen, saying, "We are men of action ... lies do not become us." In short, he's letting Rugen know what he thinks about the situation. Rugen, for his part, responds "Well spoken, sir."

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Vizzini is just rude with this one: "Friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were?" What's the last phrase?

Who knows how Vizzini and Fezzik teamed up with Fezzik being unemployed in Greenland and Vizzini a true Sicilian, but the partnership makes for some comical moments throughout the movie. Except for this one. This one is just rude.

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