Happy Birthday to The Princess Bride

Happy 25th Birthday to one of my ALL-TIME favorite movies: The Princess Bride! I couldn’t possibly tell you how many times I’ve seen it. Even IF I could come up with the number, I’m not sure I’d be able to admit it!  Yes, it’s THAT good! And yes, I’m getting old!

The Princess Bride is a SIlver Lined classic that is beloved as much today as it was when it came out 25 years ago. About a month ago, I watched it for the first time with Sweetly Six. She loooooooved it!  The rodents of unusual size knocked her off her rocker a bit (as it did to me the first time I saw it!), but I assured her that Wesley would win and that all would be well.

Here are some of my favorite quotes (and things that I learned!) from The Princess Bride:

Never get involved in a land war in Asia.

You can learn to live comfortably in the fire swamp.

When grandpa was your age, television was called books!


Max (the miracle worker) will offer discounts if you help ruin the Prince’s life.

Chocolate coating helps the miracle go down easier.

An immunity to iocane powder is a necessity in life.

And the dialogue between these guys is fantastic!

Inigo: Probably he means no harm.
Fezzik: He’s really very short on… charm.
Inigo: You have a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that!
Inigo: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead!
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it!
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?

If you’ve never seen this movie, then let me tell you that you are in for a ginormous treat! I’m looking so forward to watching it again with Sweetly Six this weekend….which will be a major Silver Lining!


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  1. says

    It is hard to believe that it was 25 years ago that our book club read and discussed this book. I really enjoyed the book and have seen the movie a couple of times. It is now a cult classic of sorts. It came out at the height of the feminist movement, and spoke purposefully to women that they could be powerful. I had not given a thought to sharing the film with my grand daughters, 9 and 11, but since Sweetly Six enjoyed it, perhaps I will.
    Thanks for the nostalgic moment, Hollye. xxx