16 Romantic Quotes From 'The Princess Bride' Movie to Use in Your Vows

"Love, true love, will follow you forever."
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Updated Mar 09, 2021

The Princess Bride, Rob Reiner's beloved 1987 film is a modern-day classic, thanks to the fact that nearly every line spoken is a gem. If you're searching for vow inspiration, we rounded up the most romantic The Princess Bride quotes to help inspire you. The film boasts some of this generation's most memorable quotes on love, marriage and more.

We know writing vows can be a daunting task, which is why we rounded up the most swoon-worthy quotes from the movie. Whether you're looking for romantic The Princess Bride love quotes or hilarious quotes to get everyone laughing, this is the list that will always come for you—Westley-style.

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Westley The Princess Bride Quotes

Westley Princess Bride quotes
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While the movie is called The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes' Westley, also known as the Man in Black, also known as the Dread Pirate Roberts, is the hero of our story, and thus, is the speaker of some of the most famous quotes from The Princess Bride. If you're looking for some of the most memorable Princess Bride love quotes, look at these picks from Westley.

1. As you wish.

2. I will always come for you.

3. This is true love. Think this happens every day?

4. Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.

Buttercup The Princess Bride Quotes

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Robin Wright plays the beautiful princess Buttercup, who's heartbroken after learning that her one true love, Westley, was killed at sea—or so she thinks. Her journey involves many a beautiful declaration of love in honor of her lost (and quickly found) soulmate. If you're looking for Princess Bride quotes about enduring love, Buttercup is your source.

1. It comes to this. I love Westley. I always have. I know now, I always will.

2. You can't hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords. And when I say you are a coward it is only because you are one of the slimiest weaklings ever to walk the Earth!

Inigo Montoya The Princess Bride Quotes

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You don't recognize a pre-Homeland Mandy Patinkin? For shame! His Inigo Montoya, on a restless hunt for the six-fingered murderer of his father, is the proud speaker of what may be the most famous of The Princess Bride quotes: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." But that's not his only quotable line; we have lots more funny Princess Bride quotes from Inigo to get your guests laughing!

1. We need a miracle. It's very important.

2. Let me explain… No, there is too much. Let me sum up.

3. Humiliations galore!

Vizzini The Princess Bride Quotes

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Wallace Shawn's Vizzini is the brain behind the trio of men who attempt to kidnap Buttercup—not that it saves him in the end! His reaction to his fate? Well, it would probably be his famous Princess Bride quote...

1. Inconceivable!

The Impressive Clergyman The Princess Bride Quotes

The Impressive Clergyman Princess Bride quotes

We don't condone bullying someone for a speech impediment, but when it comes to Peter Cook's Impressive Clergyman, you can't help but giggle. Both romantic and clueless, he seems blissfully unaware of the fact that he's pronouncing all his Rs and Ls as Ws during what would otherwise be a very serious scene: Prince Humperdinck and Buttercup's dreaded wedding! His character has also shaped the social media game for weddings—when was the last time you attended a wedding and didn't see #mawwiage in a handful of captions? Try these Princess Bride marriage quotes to get your guests laughing.

1. Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togeder today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam wifin a dream…

2. And love, true love, will follow you forever

Miracle Max The Princess Bride Quotes

Miracle Max Princess Bride Quotes
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Spoilers ahead! Billy Crystal's Miracle Max enters in the film's last act, and yet, who could possibly forget the bartering magic man? While attempting to bring Westley back to life, Max yaps at his wife and waxes poetic on true love and the joys of fresh mutton. Because, as he says, "You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles." Here are few more of his best Princess Bride quotes.

1. True love is the greatest thing in the world. Except a nice MLT—a mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomatoes are ripe!

The Grandfather The Princess Bride Quotes

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Peter Falk plays The Grandfather who comes to read his sick grandson a book, and in doing so, also becomes our narrator—and a cheeky one at that. The commentary between him and his grandson, played by Fred Savage, is especially sweet with just a little bit of sass. These Princess Bride quotes are both tender and hilarious, which is exactly why we love this movie.

1. Well, who says life is fair? Where is that written? Life isn't always fair.

2. Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind.

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