Princess Bride

Inigo Montoya: Hello there. Slow going?

Man in Black: Look, I don't mean to be rude but this is not as easy as it looks, so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't distract me.

Inigo Montoya: [apologetic] Sorry.

Man in Black: Thank you.

Inigo Montoya: I donna suppose you could speed things up?

Man in Black: If you're in such a hurry, you could lower a rope or a tree branch or find something useful to do.

Inigo Montoya: I could do that. I have some rope up here, but I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around to kill you.

Man in Black: That does put a damper on our relationship.

Inigo Montoya: But, I promise I will not kill you until you reach the top.

Man in Black: That's VERY comforting, but I'm afraid you'll just have to wait.

Inigo Montoya: I hate waiting. I could give you my word as a Spaniard.

Man in Black: No good. I've known too many Spaniards.

Inigo Montoya: Isn't there any way you trust me?

Man in Black: Nothing comes to mind.

Inigo Montoya: I swear on the soul of my father, Domingo Montoya, you will reach the top alive.

Man in Black: Throw me the rope.

[after Inigo pulls the Man in Black to the top]

Man in Black: Thank you.

[He begins to draw his sword, but Inigo motions him to stop]

Inigo Montoya: We'll wait until you are ready.

Man in Black: [sheathes sword] Again, thank you.

Inigo Montoya: I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?

Man in Black: Do you always begin conversations this way?

Inigo Montoya: My father was slaughtered by a six-fingered man. He was a great swordmaker, my father. When the six-fingered man appeared and requested a special sword. My father took the job. He slaved a year before it was done.

[Shows the Man in Black the sword]

Man in Black: I've never seen its equal.

Inigo Montoya: The six-fingered man returned and demanded it, but at one tenth his promised price, my father refused. Without a word, the six-fingered man slashed him through the heart. I loved my father. So naturally, I challenged his murderer to a duel. I failed. The six-fingered man left me alive, but he gave me these.

[strokes the scars on his cheeks]

Man in Black: How old were you?

Inigo Montoya: I was eleven years old. And when I was strong enough, I dedicated my life to the study of fencing. So the next time we meet, I will not fail. I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

Man in Black: You've done nothing but study swordplay?

Inigo Montoya: More pursuing than studying, lately. You see, I cannot find him. It's been twenty years now. I'm starting to lose confidence.

Inigo Montoya: [Both characters are engaged in a sword fight] You are using Bonetti's Defense against me, ah?

Man in Black: I thought it fitting considering the rocky terrain.

Inigo Montoya: Naturally, you must suspect me to attack with Capa Ferro?

Man in Black: Naturally... but I find that Thibault cancels out Capa Ferro. Don't you?

Inigo Montoya: Unless the enemy has studied his Agrippa... which I have.

[fencing]

Inigo Montoya: You are wonderful.

Man in Black: Thank you; I've worked hard to become so.

Inigo Montoya: I admit it, you are better than I am.

Man in Black: Then why are you smiling?

Inigo Montoya: Because I know something you don't know.

Man in Black: And what is that?

Inigo Montoya: I... am not left-handed.

[Moves his sword to his right hand and gains an advantage]

Man in Black: You are amazing.

Inigo Montoya: I ought to be, after 20 years.

Man in Black: Oh, there's something I ought to tell you.

Inigo Montoya: Tell me.

Man in Black: I'm not left-handed either.

[Moves his sword to his right hand and regains his advantage]

Inigo Montoya: Who are you?

Man in Black: No one of consequence.

Inigo Montoya: I must know...

Man in Black: Get used to disappointment.

Inigo Montoya: 'kay.

[after being beaten by the Man in Black]

Inigo Montoya: Kill me quickly.

Man in Black: I would sooner destroy a stained glass window than an artist like yourself. However, since I can't have you follow me either...

[knocks him out]

Man in Black: Please understand I hold you in the highest respect.