Wednesday’s Words: Wuv, Twue Wuv

Princess Bride

My original plan was to share the few favorite “love” quotes from various books I have copied down in my book journal, but then I remembered that I’ve never written a “Wednesday’s Words” about The Princess Bride by William Goldman.  While these quotes aren’t all my favorites (there’s too many to list), they are my favorite love-related ones.

Kissing Book

“Is this a kissing book?”

You know me.  I’m not big on Romance.  When I get a book recommendation from someone who I know loves the kind of Fantasy that is more Romance than Adventure, this is the question, in the exact same tone, I want to ask.

true love

“This is true love — you think this happens every day?”

The confidence in this line is what gets me.  Every once in a while, the Boyfriend says something about our relationship with that kind of assuredness.  It makes me weak in the knees, and my stomach does that weird little flip thing.


“She loves you,” the Prince cried. “She loves you still and you love her, so think of that–think of this too: in all this world, you might have been happy, genuinely happy. Not one couple in a century has that chance, not really, no matter what the storybooks say, but you could have had it, and so, I would think, no one will ever suffer a loss as great as you.”

This quote reminds me of a scene in Gilmore Girls when Lorelai’s Father ends up in the hospital, and Emily demands that she gets to die before he does because she couldn’t handle losing him.  I don’t believe in soul mates, but I do believe in the kind of love that when one of a couple passes away, the other can’t go on living.

Best Kiss

“There have been five great kisses since 1642 B.C…(before then couples hooked thumbs.) And the precise rating of kisses is a terribly difficult thing, often leading to great controversy…. Well, this one left them all behind.”

Sometimes kissing books are ok 😉

As You Wish

“As you wish…”


5 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Words: Wuv, Twue Wuv

  1. The only one you missed: “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”

    “As you wish.” is the best way, IMO, to say I love you. There is so much wrapped up in those three words.

    We watched this movie with my niece and nephew this summer. They loved it more than I thought. I thought they were too young. They went home and started playing The Princess Bride. 🙂

  2. Hey! Kissing books can be good too! Just think of what he said at the end of the movie.
    My favorite line (from the movie, but it also appears in a different manner in the book) will probably always be “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” Although As you wish has some extra charm during the ravine/hill scene. 😉
    ~Litha Nelle

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