William Goldman and The Princess Bride

Which 1973 novel features the Fire Swamp and Rodents of Unusual Size?

And the answer is: The Princess Bride

"Inconceivable!" –  Vizzini

Written by William Goldman, The Princess Bride combines elements of comedy, adventure, and drama to tell the story of Princess Buttercup and her beloved Westley. The novel was adapted into a popular 1987 movie with the same name.

Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, The Princess Bride tells the story of Princess Buttercup and how she discovers true love with a "farm boy."

The movie and book are immensely quotable. Here are a few of our favorites:


Buttercup: Farm boy ... fetch me that pitcher.

Westley: As you wish.

Vizzini: He didn’t fall?! Inconceivable!

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

Vizzini: You're trying to kidnap what I've rightfully stolen.

Vizzini: You fell victim to one of the classic blunders — the most famous of which is, "Never get involved in a land war in Asia" — but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!"

Miracle Max and Valerie: Have fun stormin’ the castle!

The Impressive Clergyman: Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam ... And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva ... So tweasure your wuv.

Inigo Montoya: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

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