“There’s not a lot of money in revenge.”
—Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride
“You fell victim to one of the classic blunders—the most famous of which is, ‘Never get involved in a land war in Asia’—but only slightly less well-known is this: ‘Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!’”
—Vizzini in The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride is one of my favorite films. The second quote from the movie I included because Vizzini thinks he is so smart in the scene where he matches wits with the Dread Pirate Robert. Right after saying this line he drops dead from being poisoned by the Dread Pirate Robert. The lesson here is never underestimate the competition. The first quote is maybe more profound–and I found a way to relate it to being poisoned. When we retain resentment for long periods of time its like trying to poison the other person by digesting the poison ourselves. It doesn’t work . . . on them. We feel the effects while they do not.