Top 43 William Goldman Quotes

Just because you’re beautiful and perfect, it’s made you conceited.


Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.


Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.


True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.


The Queen’s Pride was his ship, and he loved her. (That was the way his sentences always went: It is raining today and I love you. My cold is better and I love you. Say hello to Horse and I love you. Like that.)


Westley: This is true love — you think this happens every day?


Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.


Life isn’t fair, it’s just fairer than death, that’s all.


Inconceivable!””You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


We’ll never survive!” “Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.


I am your Prince and you will marry me,” Humperdinck said.Buttercup whispered, “I am your servant and I refuse.””I am you Prince and you cannot refuse.””I am your loyal servant and I just did.””Refusal means death.””Kill me then.


Buttercup’s mother whirled on him. ‘Did you forget to pay your taxes?’ (This was after taxes. But everything is after taxes. Taxes were here even before stew.)


Life is pain. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something.


I mean, I really do think that love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. But I also have to say, for the umpty-umpth time, that life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.


The Princess BrideS. Morgenstern’sClassic Tale of True Loveand High AdventureYou had to admire a guy who called his own new book a classic before it was published and anyone had a chance to read it.


Funny thing- Morgenstern’s folk’s were named Max and Valerie and his father was a doctor.


When was the last time you read a book? The truth now. And picture books don’t count-I mean something with print in it.


You don’t want to be rude but you have to be careful – there are a lot of strange people out there.(Goldman attributes this quote to Cliff Robertson.)


At 8:23 there seemed every chance of a lasting alliance starting between Florin and Guilder.At 8:24 the two nations were very close to war.


This was after stew. But then, so is everything. When the first man crawled out of the slime and went to make his home on land, what he had for dinner that night was stew.


I don’t like killing a girl,” the Spaniard said.”God does it all the time; if it doesn’t bother Him, don’t let it worry you.


Enough about my beauty,” Buttercup said. “Everybody always talks about how beautiful I am. I’ve got a mind, Westley. Talk about that.


I would describe her more as a knitter than a doer.


Love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.


The hollowness was in his arms and the world was snowing.


Nobody knows anything…… Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what’s going to work. Every time out it’s a guess and, if you’re lucky, an educated one.


I understand everything,” he said.“You understand nothing, but it really doesn’t matter, since what you mean is, you’re glad to see me, just as I’m glad to see you because no more loneliness.”“That’s what I mean,” said Fezzik.


The dweam of wuv wapped wiffin the gweater dweam of everwasting west. Eternity is our fwiend, wemember that, and wuv wiw fowwow you fowever.


I know something you do not know. I am not left-handed either.


I am as devoted to adventure now as then, and that’s never going to stop.


Who are you?””No one of consequence.””I must know.””Get used to disappointment.


You could concentrate much more deeply when you were alone with agony.


Look. (Grown-ups skip this paragraph) I’m not about to tell you this book has a tragic ending. I already said in the very first line how it was my favorite in all the world. But there’s a lot of bad stuff coming.


No. Not yet. A craftsman only. But I dream to be an artist. I pray that someday, if I work with enough care, if I am very very lucky, I will make a weapon that is a work of art. Call me an artist then, and I will answer.


I must be overtired’, Buttercup managed. ‘The excitement and all.”Rest then’, her mother cautioned. ‘Terrible things can happen when you’re overtired. I was overtired the night your father proposed.


Who can know when his world is going to change? Who can tell before it happens, that every priorexperience, all the years, were a preparation for . . . nothing.


That’s all you need? Easy. I love you.Okay? Want it louder?I love you. Spell it out schould I l-o-v-e y-o-u. Want it backwards You love I.


My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!


I’ve been in the revenge buisness for so long, now that it’s over I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.


Give the reader what they want, just not the way they expect it.


It must have been fifty seconds before Doc died.Long time.


You had to admire a guy who called his own new book a classic before it was published and anyone else had a chance to read it.


How can the removal of beauty from a world so lacking in beauty be anything but tragic?



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