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21 Pieces Of Evidence That Prove "The Princess Bride" Is A Masterpiece

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

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1. When Inigo and Westley were honestly the most polite enemies ever.

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2. When Westley was ill-prepared for ROUSes.

3. When persuasion went a long way.

Westley: Give us the gate key.Yellin: I have no gate key.Inigo: Fezzik, tear his arms off.Yellin: Oh, you mean this gate key.
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Westley: Give us the gate key.

Yellin: I have no gate key.

Inigo: Fezzik, tear his arms off.

Yellin: Oh, you mean this gate key.

4. When Vizzini said his beautiful, beautiful catchphrase...

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5. ...and Inigo called him out for it.

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6. When Humperdinck rambled on about his long list of errands to run.

Prince Humperdinck: Tyrone, You know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it; I'm swamped.
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Prince Humperdinck: Tyrone, You know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it; I'm swamped.

7. When Vizzini said, "No more rhymes now, I mean it."

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8. When Inigo and Westley's friendship was off to a great start.

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9. When we learned one of the most classic blunders known to man.

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10. When Inigo basically had a preamble for his preamble.

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Inigo: Let me sum up... Let me explain... No, there is too much.

11. When Westley taught us the cold, hard truth about life.

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12. And when Fezzik did the same.

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13. Oh, wait, and when Humperdinck gave us this life advice.

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Humperdinck: I always think everything could be a trap. Which is why I'm still alive.

14. When the word "marriage" no longer had "r"s in it.

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15. When Westley used a few choice words for his well-crafted insult.

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16. When Westley and Fezzik attempted to kill each other like civilized people.

Fezzik: We face each other as God intended, sportsmanlike. No tricks, no weapons…skill against skill alone.Westley: You mean you’ll put down your rock and I’ll put down my sword, and we’ll try to kill each other like civilized people?
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Fezzik: We face each other as God intended, sportsmanlike. No tricks, no weapons…skill against skill alone.

Westley: You mean you’ll put down your rock and I’ll put down my sword, and we’ll try to kill each other like civilized people?

17. When this command was used against Humperdinck.

Humperdinck: Surrender.Westley: You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.
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Humperdinck: Surrender.

Westley: You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.

18. When we met the Brute Squad.

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19. When Miracle Max and Valerie wished them well on their journey.

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20. When Westley uttered these three words.

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21. And, finally, when Inigo uttered the lines that need no explanation.

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