As You Wish Quotes

Cary Elwes
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Nobody knows anything.
-- Rob Reiner (Foreword paragraph 1)

Importance: This quote is from William Goldman, but written by Rob Reiner in relation to The Princess Bride. It shows how nobody in the film industry can predict whether a movie will work financially or critically.

(...) every actor is insecure.
-- Rob Reiner (chapter 4 paragraph 1)

Importance: This quote reveals one of the themes of the book, creative insecurity. Although Reiner makes the claim about Mandy Patinkin and actors in general, it applies to him as well. He did not know whether Goldman would accept his vision for the film.

Everything about the setting screamed, 'Big-Time Hollywood movie.' What I felt could be akin to the thrill that perhaps a minor-league baseball player experiences when he’s called up to the majors and walks into a 50,000-seat stadium for the first time.
-- Cary Elwes (chapter 5 paragraph 5)

Importance: This quote makes the reader reflect on Elwes' tone. Elwes' language makes him come across like an everyman stepping into a larger-than-life...

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