Friday, March 11

~Day 6 of Challenge~

"Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all." ~William Goldman (screenwriter for The Princess Bride)


Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.

PRINCESS BUTTERCUP


Okay, so no one said it had to be a real person, and I'm a hopeless romantic who has watched "The Princess Bride" so many times I could probably recite most of the movie.

My hubby's cell phone ring for when I'm calling is a recording of me saying, "Farmboy, fetch that pitcher" -- in my best British accent, of course! (If this makes no sense to you, just go watch the movie, you'll love it!) Likewise, he'll often reply to things I say, "As you wish." *swoon*

Anyway, since I've loved this movie for 20+ years, I've come across some others just as crazy about it as myself, some even crazier...and a few with some awesome input about this seemingly simple little fairytale. I want to share with you this amazing list of 10 Life Lessons from The Princess Bride:

1. It's possible, with the right strategy, to best a giant.

2. Outsmarting the one who thinks he is smartest of all is not inconceivable. Pride creates vulnerability.

3. Don't believe everything you hear. It appears people can actually survive the fire-swamp.

4. The obvious bad guy isn't always the bad guy, but a reputation can be bigger than reality.

5. Reciting your name and life's purpose with passion to everyone you meet can gain you the resources you need to reach your goal. Plus win you a few lifelong friends along the way.

6. Good fighting is as much about style as it is about skill. Add style to your skills because style is more fun to watch.

7. The six fingered man was wicked then and he's wicked now. Pay attention to track records they tell a true story.

8. There is such a thing as true love if you are willing to fight to the death for it.

9. Having a great gift for rhyme can bring levity during a difficult time... I mean it. Anybody want a peanut? A sense of humor is priceless.

10. Fairy tales are a great reminder that happy endings are possible if you believe in them. We sacrifice for those things we believe in.

8 comments:

Bethe77 said...

Very fun! And very cool!
Blessings

Stuff could always be worse said...

Funny, love your perspective and humor!
kim

Beth Zimmerman said...

This is awesome! I LOVE the movie and every one of your posts made me smile! Have you run across the blog www.onceuponamiracle.com yet? Rachel is a MAJOR Princess Bride fan and drops random PB quotes into her blogging regularly! Plus she's just a grand gal!

Beverooni said...

I love this. Absolutely love it. I had forgotten all those things from Princess Bride. I shall have to watch it again tonight. I wish my husband would say, "As you wish." It would make things a lot easier around here. LOL!

Becky Jane said...

Princess Bride is one of the best! You would make a great Princess Buttercup! We have it memorized too...whenever the kids want to watch it AGAIN, I tell them to just stand in front of the TV and act it out instead! lol

LBDDiaries said...

And - ROUS's (Rodents Of Unusual Size?) may exist but are overcome with right focus and confidence! I love this movie so much that when it was time to switch to DVD I kept my VHS 'just in case" something happened to scratch the DVD. Now, of course, we can buy the on Amazon with ease. Another favorite is Ladyhawke - have you seen it?

Karen V. said...

I have read around your blog and adore this particular post. I have never seen this movie but I love these 10 life lessons more than I can say. You make me want to watch the movie. (I don't know if I will have success with a 4.5 year old son and my husband in the house but I will do it eventually!!)

You are very inspirational and I find myself leaving your blog feeling comforted and content. Thank you so much.

Jasmine@Purebebe said...

An all-time classic and favorite of mine. I love, love, love your husband's customized ringtone. And yes, *swoon* is right - I can hear Wesley's voice right now. :)