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The Best Quotes From 'The Princess Bride' 

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The best quotes from The Princess Bride make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from The Princess Bride, with the help of your votes. Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, and Robin Wright, The Princess Bride was directed by Rob Reiner and was released in 1987.

What are your favorite lines from The Princess Bride? One of the memorable one-liners was when Inigo says, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." Another great line from The Princess Bride is, "Once word leaks out that a pirate has gone soft, people begin to disobey you, and then it's nothing but work, work, work all the time." spoken by Westly as the Dread Pirate Roberts who was played by Cary Elwes.

Vote up all The Princess Bride quotes you want to see at the top of the list, regardless of which character they come from.

Prepare To Die is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes From 'The Princess Bride'
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Prepare To Die

Inigo: Was a great swordmaker, my father. When the six-fingered man appeared and requested a special sword, my father took the job. He slaved a year before it was finished. [removes sword and hands it to the Man in Black, who examines it before handing it back]

Man in Black: I've never seen its equal.

Inigo: The six-fingered man returned and demanded it, but at 1/10th his promised price. My father refused. [sheaths sword] Without a word, the six-fingered man slashed him through the heart. I loved my father. So naturally, I challenged his murderer to a duel. I failed. The six-fingered man leaves me alive... but he gave me these. [points to scars on cheeks]

Man in Black: How old were you?

Inigo: I was 11 years old. When I was strong enough, I dedicated my life to the study of fencing. So, the next time we meet, I will not fail. I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

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Know What It Means is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes From 'The Princess Bride'
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Know What It Means

Vizzini: He didn't fall?! Inconceivable!

Inigo: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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I'd Hate To Die is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes From 'The Princess Bride'
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I'd Hate To Die

Inigo: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you.

Man in Black: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.

Inigo: Begin.

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Mostly Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes From 'The Princess Bride'
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Mostly Dead

Miracle Max: Well, I'll ask him.

Inigo: He's dead, he can't talk.

Miracle Max: Woo hoo-hoo, looks who knows so much, huh? Well, it just so happens that your friend here is only "mostly dead." There's a big difference between "mostly dead" and "all dead." Please, open his mouth. Now, "mostly dead", he's slightly alive. Now, "all dead"...well, with "all dead", there's usually only one thing you can do.

Inigo: What's that?

Miracle Max: Go through his clothes and look for loose change.

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