The 15 most iconic Pirates of the Caribbean quotes

“Pirates of the Caribbean” is an exciting film series allowing us to dive into the world of pirates, adventures, treasures, and love. The main character, Captain Jack Sparrow, has delivered us some of the most memorable quotes we still remember to this day, even though the first movie aired almost 20 years ago.

Here is a fine selection of 15 truly iconic “Pirates of the Caribbean” quotes: 

1. Have you heard of him?

James Norrington: “You are without a doubt the worst pirate I’ve ever heard of.”

Jack Sparrow: “But you have heard of me.”

Credits: Disney Enterprises

The confidence Jack Sparrow has is nearly as iconic as he is himself. He has the ability to see the good in every single situation, and this quote definitely proves it!

2. Captain Jack Sparrow’s take on honesty: 

“Me? I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It’s the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly… stupid.”

Credits: Disney Enterprises

If this doesn’t make sense, I honestly don’t know what does.

3. So, what’s the problem? 

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.”

Credits: Disney

Somehow, despite his many peculiarities, Captain Jack Sparrow has always been mentally prepared for the challenges ahead of him.

4. A pirate’s belief of the meaning of “treasure.”

Will Turner: “That’s not true. I am not obsessed with treasure.”

Jack Sparrow: “Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.”

Credits: Disney

Here, the captain is beautifully educating us that the most valuable things in life cannot be measured in gold.

5. When madness coincides with brilliance.

Will Turner: “This is either madness or brilliance.”

Jack Sparrow: “It’s remarkable how often those two traits coincide.”

Credits: Buena Vista Pictures

Captain Jack Sparrow is the true definition of the wild combination between madness and brilliance.

6. The power of words.

“Why fight when you can negotiate?”

Credits: Disney Enterprises

Even one of the most fierce pirates is aware that not all battles need to be resolved with violence.

7. Curiosity killed the cat(or did it).

“One word, love: curiosity. You long for freedom. You long to do what you want to do because you want it. To act on selfish impulse. You want to see what it’s like. One day you won’t be able to resist.”

Credits: Disney Enterprises

There are moments in life when your desire for adventures prevails and you let your curiosity lead the way. That’s when we start truly living, instead of simply existing.

8. Carpe diem!

“If you were waiting for the opportune moment, that was it.”

Credits: Disney Enterprises

Seizing the moment is something we can all learn from the legendary pirate.

9. The curse of immortality.

“Mate, if you choose to lock your heart away, you’ll lose her for certain.”

Credits: Disney Enterprises

These are the words Jack Sparrow told Will Turner when he found out about his plan of killing Davy Jones, therefore, taking his place on the Flying Dutchman. The captain knew how heartbreaking immortality can be, so he tried to stop Will from doing the irreversible.

10. A trustworthy pirate.

“I do that quite a lot yet people are always surprised.”

Credits; Walt Disney Pictures

While trusting a pirate’s word might not be the smartest move, Mr. Sparrow doesn’t really lie as much as it may seem. He may skirt around the truth and embellish some facts, but lying is definitely something he avoids.

11. Adventure awaits!

“Wherever we want to go, we’ll go.”

Credits: IMDB

Captain Jack Sparrow perfectly knew that the only limits we have are the limits we set ourselves.

12. Why is the rum gone? 

“Why is the rum always gone? [stands up and staggers drunkenly] Oh… that’s why.”

Credits: Disney

The relationship between a pirate and his stash of rum is like no other.

13. That Friday night feeling…

“Nobody move! I dropped me brain!”

Credits: Disney

14. A man of many talents.

“Did everyone see that? Because I will not be doing it again.”

Credits: Walt Disney Pictures

As we all know, the captain is a man of many talents, including running away from the law, taming wild sea creatures, and winning an argument with himself.

15. The one that got away.

“Gentlemen! You shall always remember this as the day that you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow!”

Every time Mr. Sparrow says something in this spirit, things end up going incredibly bad for him. However, he always finds a way to turn even the worst-case scenario into an opportunity, which is why we love him so much!

Credits: IMDB

What is your favorite “Pirates of the Caribbean” quote? Let us know in the comment section!

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