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Vizzini, The Sicilian Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Vizzini, The Sicilian
  1. #1
    “I have the keenest mind that has ever been turned to unlawful pursuits . . . ”
  2. #2
    “Inconceivable!”
  3. #3
    “He must have outplanned and outthought Vizzini and he will tell me how to break through the castle and kill the six-fingered beast.”
  4. #4
    “There are no words to contain all my wisdom. I am so cunning, crafty and clever, so filled with deceit, guile and chicanery, such a knave, so shrewd, cagey as well as calculating, as diabolical as I am vulpine, as tricky as I am untrustworthy…”
  5. #5
    “There are no words to contain all my wisdom. I am so cunning, crafty and clever … I told you there were not words invented yet to explain how great my brain is … ”
  6. #6
    “Finish him, finish him.” The Sicilian was getting peeved. “Succeed since Inigo failed us.”
    “But I can’t fence, I don’t know how to fence—”
    “Your way.” The Sicilian could barely control himself now.
    “Oh yes, good, my way, thank you, Vizzini.” Fezzik said to the hunchback. Then, summoning all his courage: “I need a hint.”
    “You’re always saying how you understand force, how force belongs to you. Use it, I don’t care how. Wait for him behind there—” he pointed to a sharp bend in the mountain path—” and crush his egg like an eggshell.” He pointed to the cannonball-sized rocks.
    “I could do that, yes.” Fezzik nodded. He was marvelous at throwing heavy things. “It just seems not very sportsmanlike, doesn’t it?”
  7. #7
    He was quite cheery until the iocane powder took effect.
  8. #8
    “And now it is down to you. And now it is down to me.”
  9. #9
    “Fool!” cried the hunchback. “You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is ‘Never get involved in a land war in Asia,’ but only slightly less well-known is this: ‘Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line’.”
  10. #10
    “You only think I guessed wrong,” said the Sicilian, his laughter ringing loudly. “That’s what’s so funny. I switched glasses when your back was turned.”