The Movie: The Princess Bride, 1987 (William Goldman, screenwriter, from his novel; Rob Reiner, dir.)
Who says it: Wallace Shawn as the Sicilian master criminal, Vizzini
The context: Vizzini believes he has won his battle of wits with The Man in Black (Cary Elwes)
How to use it: To gloat over a rival’s obvious mistake.
And so we come to the end of our Princess Bride week. It was an interesting experiment for me, but I'll be glad to switch away tomorrow. When I started this project, I wanted to limit myself to only one quotation from each movie I cited, but that didn't last long. Some movies are just too quotable.
It's a gorgeous day, and Dizzy and I will spend at least part of the afternoon in Vaughan Woods, a small wilderness on the eastern edge of Hallowell. After the year's first dose of flea-and-tick repellent, of course -- for Dizzy, not me.