"The Princess Bride" - Who Said It? Trivia Quiz


By: Michael Poteet

5 Min Quiz

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

About This Quiz

A grandfather sits down to read a story to his grandson who is home sick in bed. Then a fabulous tale ensues of danger, sword fights, torture, giants, a handsome pirate and more. Do you recall the fire swamp? The rodents of unusual size? A son focused on revenge for the death of his father? If you're smiling right now remembering it all, don't waste any time. Get enchanted. Take the quiz right away. 

"The Princess Bride" is one of the most beloved stories to grace the silver screen. First showing in 1987, this film has stood the test of time. More than 30 years have passed, and this silly, but smart fairy tale that brings together a beautiful young woman and her one true love is endlessly quotable. Who said "Inconceivable"? What about "As you wish"?  Even a simple "Have fun storming the castle" brought laughter to audiences.  The stars were amazing, garnering numerous nominations throughout the awards season. Isn't it time you enjoy a fairy tale that is full of humor, comical characters and some of the best quotes ever? Take the quiz now and live happily ever after.

Starting with a gimme, who says, “Hello. My name is ____________. You killed my father. Prepare to die”?

Actor Mandy Patinkin told NPR in 2012 that, 25 years after making the movie, he’s still not tired of his most famous line.


Who says, “Have you ever considered piracy? You'd make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts"?

Westley offers this career to advice to Inigo after the Spaniard has finally achieved vengeance for his father’s death.


Who waxes less than eloquently about “mawage” and “twu wuv”?

Famous British comic Peter Cook played the cleric. A 2005 poll of comedians and comedy writers named him “the comedian’s comedian.”


Who says, “Well, I'm not saying I'd like to build a summer home here, but the trees are actually quite lovely”?

He’s speaking of the Fire Swamp, but it’s before he encounters the R.O.U.S. (Rodents of Unusual Size).


Who is the only character in the film other than Westley to say, “As you wish”?

It's the film's final line.


Who asks Westley, “I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?"

To which Westley responds, “Do you always begin conversations this way?”


Which character calls Plato, Aristotle and Socrates “morons”?

Vizzini is, with too much confidence, comparing his own intellect to the ancient philosophers’.


Who says, “I’m on the Brute Squad"?

To which Miracle Max replies, “You *are* the Brute Squad!”


Who says, “Never get involved in a land war in Asia"?

Vizzini says this is truth is as commonly accepted as, "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!"


Who says, “Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT…”?

The “M” stands for mutton, “nice and lean.”


Who says, "I've seen worse"?

Miracle Max makes this statement upon examining the dead—or mostly dead—Westley.


Who says, “I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around to kill you”?

Westley agrees with him: “It does put a damper on our relationship.”


Who tells Buttercup, “There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours"?

Westley tells Buttercup this as she is preparing to stab herself with a dagger.


Who says, “Probably some local fisherman, out for a pleasure cruise, at night in eel-infested waters”?

Vizzini hazards this guess regarding who is pursuing him as he tries to make his getaway with the kidnapped Buttercup.


Who promises, “Don’t worry; I won’t let it go to my head”?

He says this in response to Inigo praising him for finally doing something right.


Who says he'll fight his foe “to the pain”?

Westley insists on dueling Humperdinck “to the pain” rather than “to the death”: “It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.”


Who realizes, “My way’s not very sportsmanlike”?

Fezzik says this after Vizzini tells him “his way” of killing people involves hiding behind boulders and hitting people on the head with a rock.


Who said, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means”?

Inigo makes this comment after Vizzini exclaims “Inconceivable!” once too often.


Who tells Westley, “You just wiggled your finger. That’s wonderful!”?

Fezzik was played by Andre the Giant, who was also famous as a professional wrestler.


Who says, “You’re only saying that because no one ever has”?

It's Westley response to Buttercup when she fears they’ll never survive passage through the Fire Swamp.


Who admits, “There’s not a lot of money in revenge”?

He admits he only works for Vizzini “to pay the bills.”


Who says, “Have fun storming the castle"?

Cary Elwes, in his memoir "As You Wish," recalls, “For three days straight and ten hours a day, Billy improvised thirteenth-century period jokes, never saying the same thing or the same line twice.”


Who says, “Murdered by pirates is good”?

The Grandson, played by Fred Savage (best known at the time for “The Wonder Years”), says this when he realizes the book his grandfather wants to read him might not be so bad after all.


Who complains, “You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen”?

He is referring to Princess Buttercup, whom he has abducted in order to provoke war between Guilder and Florin.


Who says, “Please consider me as an alternative to suicide”?

Humperdinck realizes he’s a pretty low-set bar for Buttercup!


Who says, “Move? You’re alive. If you want, I can fly!”?

Robin Wright played Buttercup. She currently stars in “House of Cards” and will appear in the 2017 “Wonder Woman” film.


Which character declares, “Death cannot stop true love”?

He finishes his thought, “It can only delay it for a while.”


Who tells Buttercup, “Life is pain, Highness"?

At the time, Westley is disguised as Dread Pirate Roberts. He adds, “Anyone who says differently is selling something.”


Who says, “I know something you don’t know… I—am not left-handed!”?

Inigo reveals this fact during his duel with Westley, who shortly tells him, “There’s something I ought to tell you… I’m not left-handed, either.”


Who says, ‘We are men of action; lies do not become us"?

Westley says this to Count Rugen, after Rugen says he is taking Westley to his ship, when Rugen actually intends to kill him.


Who says, “If you haven’t got your health, then you haven’t got anything”?

The Count offers this counsel to Humperdinck, who is feeling “swamped” because he has a wedding to arrange and a wife to kill.


Who says, “Only compared to some”?

Buttercup tells Vizzini she is brave “only compared to some.”


Who says, “Stop saying that!”

It's Rugen response to Inigo’s repeated declaration that he will avenge his father’s death.


Who explains, “The chocolate coating makes it go down easier”?

She says this of the pill that restores Westley from “mostly” death to life. She also adds that he shouldn’t go swimming for an hour.


Who says, “Your vote of confidence is overwhelming”?

Peter Falk, most famous as 1970s TV detective Columbo, played The Grandfather.


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