Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of a glorious day.Â On September 25, 1987 The Princess Bride was given to the world, and the world has been a much better place for it.Â I could write a lot about The Princess Bride.Â Itâ€™s one of my triumvirate of favorite movies (along with Jaws and Jurassic Park) and a movie I regularly watch multiple times a year.Â I never get tired of it.Â The cast is perfect, the story never gets old, and it is one of the most quoteable movies of all time.Â Everybody has their favorites: â€œHello, my name is Inigo Montoyaâ€¦â€, â€œas you wishâ€, mawwiageâ€, and so many more.
The enduring charm of The Princess Bride is that it is basically the perfect movie.Â I suppose that last sentence was not entirely accurate since it only has a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I will disregard that other three percent.Â There is absolutely something for everyone in this movie.Â Practically every genre is covered: fantasy, adventure, action, romantic comedy, drama, and a little bit of horror if you count the shrieking eels and Count Rugen.Â The movie is also appropriate for any age group.Â I have been watching The Princess Bride for as long as I can remember, and it just never gets old.Â I even named my dog (pictured below) Buttercup after the main character.Â Needless to say, I love this movie and to honor its 30th anniversary I made a list of the top five quotes that are most often overlooked as great quotes:
â€œAnybody want a peanut?â€-Fezzik
â€œIâ€™ll explain it and Iâ€™ll use small words so that youâ€™ll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoonâ€¦â€- Westley
â€œHave fun storminâ€™ the castle.â€Â Miracle Max
â€œYou seem a decent fellow, I hate to kill you.â€- Inigo Montoya
â€œI do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake.Â But for now, rest well and dream of large women.â€- Westley
Oh what the heck, a Princess Bride post wouldnâ€™t be complete without this too:
What are some of your favorite Princess Bride quotes?