120+ Witty Captain Jack Sparrow Quotes

Captain Jack Sparrow Quotes

Captain Jack Sparrow is a fictional character that was created by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. Sparrow is the main character in Pirates of the Caribbean movie series, and in those movies, Johnny Depp plays the part. In this article, we bring you the best and wittiest Captain Jack Sparrow quotes for your enjoyment.

Captain Jack Sparrow is basically a combination of Pepé Le Pew and Keith Richards, the Looney Tunes cartoon character with guitarist of The Rolling Stones. In the Pirates of the Caribbean lore, there are nine Pirate Lords of the Seven Seas, and he is one of them. He does not use great force to survive and escape dangerous and life-threatening situation, but instead uses his mind, wit, andת negotiation skills.

Sparrow’s main focus is to regain the Black Pearl, which is his ship, and in the process he finds himself facing challenging and dangerous situations. He usually tries to escape, fight his way out, and survive.

Here is a sneak peek at the quotes in this article:

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Captain Jack Sparrow Quotes from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Captain Jack Sparrow: Gentlemen, milady, you will always remember this as the day that you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow.


Captain Jack Sparrow: 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.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Worry about your own fortunes, gentlemen. The deepest circle of hell is reserved for betrayers and mutineers.


Captain Jack Sparrow: The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do, and what a man can’t do.


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

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


Will Turner: Where’s Elizabeth?

Captain Jack Sparrow: She’s safe, just like I promised. She’s all set to marry Norrington, just like she promised. And you get to die for her, just like you promised. So we’re all men of our word, really. Except for Elizabeth, who is, in fact, a woman.


Will Turner: This is either madness… or brilliance.

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


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

Captain Jack Sparrow: But you have heard of me.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Parleley, parlelellyleloooo, par le nee, partner, par… snip, parsley…

Ragetti: Parley?

Captain Jack Sparrow: That’s the one. Parley. Parley.


Pintel: You? You’re supposed to be dead!

Captain Jack Sparrow: Am I not?


Captain Jack Sparrow: I know those cannons. It’s the Pearl.

Man in Jail: The Black Pearl? I’ve heard stories. She’s been preying on ships and settlements for near ten years. Never leaves any survivors.

Captain Jack Sparrow: No survivors? Then where do the stories come from, I wonder?


Barbossa: How the blazes did you get off that island?

Captain Jack Sparrow: When you marooned me on that god forsaken spit of land, you forgot one very important thing, mate: I’m Captain Jack Sparrow.


Captain Jack Sparrow: If you were waiting for the opportune moment, that was it.


Captain Jack Sparrow: One question about your business, boy, or there’s no use going: This girl… how far are you willing to go to save her?

Will Turner: I’d die for her.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Oh good. No worries then.


Murtogg: This dock is off-limits to civilians.

Captain Jack Sparrow: I’m terribly sorry, I didn’t know. If I see one, I shall inform you immediately.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Any man who falls behind, is left behind.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Who makes all these?

Will Turner: I do. And I practice with them three hours a day.

Captain Jack Sparrow: You need to find yourself a girl, mate. Or perhaps the reason you practice three hours a day is that you already found one, and are otherwise incapable of wooing said strumpet. You’re not a eunuch are you?


Captain Jack Sparrow: Put it away, son. It’s not worth you getting beat again.

Will Turner: You didn’t beat me. You ignored the rules of engagement. In a fair fight, I’d kill you.

Captain Jack Sparrow: That’s not much incentive for me to fight fair, then, is it?


Elizabeth Swann: So that’s it, then? That’s the secret, grand adventure of the infamous Jack Sparrow. You spent three days lying on a beach drinking rum. Captain Jack Sparrow: Welcome to the Caribbean, love.


Will Turner: We’re going to steal a ship? That ship?

Captain Jack Sparrow: Commandeer. We’re going to commandeer that ship. Nautical term.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Do us a favour… I know it’s difficult for you… but please, stay here, and try not to do anything… stupid.


Barbossa: So you expect to leave me standing on some beach with nothing but a name and your word it’s the one I need and watch you sail away on my ship?

Captain Jack Sparrow: No. I expect to leave you standing on some beach with absolutely no name at all, watching me sail away on *my* ship, and then I’ll shout the name back to you. Savvy?


Captain Jack Sparrow: Funny ol’ world, i’n’it?


Harbormaster: Hold up there, you. It’s a shilling to tie up your boat at the dock… and I shall need to know your name.

Captain Jack Sparrow: What do you say to three shillings and we forget the name.

Harbormaster: Welcome to Port Royal, Mr. Smith.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You know, for having such a bleak outlook on pirates you are well on your way to becoming one: sprung a man from jail, commandeered a ship of the fleet, sailed with a buccaneer crew out of Tortuga, and you’re completely obsessed with treasure.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You seem somewhat familiar. Have I threatened you before?


Captain Jack Sparrow: Mr. Cotton. Do you have the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true in the face of danger and almost certain death? Mr. Cotton. Answer, man.

Mr. Gibbs: He’s a mute, sir. Poor devil had his tongue cut out, so he trained the parrot to talk for him. No one’s yet figured how.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Mr. Cotton’s… parrot. Same question.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You don’t want to be doing that, mate.

Barbossa: No, I really think I do.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Your funeral.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Is there a problem between us, Miss Swann?

Elizabeth Swann: You were going to tell Barbossa about Will in exchange for a ship.

Captain Jack Sparrow: We could use a ship. But the truth is, I wasn’t going to tell Barbossa about Will, as long as I had something to bargain with, which now nobody has, thanks to bloody stupid Will.


Norrington: One good deed is not enough to redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness.

Captain Jack Sparrow: But it seems enough to condemn him.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You think this wise, boy… crossing blades with a pirate?

Will Turner: You threatened Miss Swann.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Only a little.


Captain Jack Sparrow Quotes from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

Captain Jack Sparrow: It’s funny what a man will do to forestall his final judgment.


Captain Jack Sparrow: There comes a time when one must take responsibility for one’s mistakes.


Captain Jack Sparrow: My tremendous intuitive sense of the female creature informs me that you are troubled.


Captain Jack Sparrow : I want my jar of dirt!


Captain Jack Sparrow: 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.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Oi! Fishface! Lose something? Eh? Scungilli! Come to negotiate, eh, have you, you slimy git? Look what I got. I got a jar of dirt, I got a jar of dirt, and guess what’s inside it?


Captain Jack Sparrow: Why fight when you can negotiate? All one needs is the proper leverage.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You know; these clothes do not flatter you at all. It should be a dress or nothing. I happen to have no dress in my cabin.


Elizabeth Swann: There will come a time when you have a chance to do the right thing.

Captain Jack Sparrow: I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Come to join my crew, lad? Welcome aboard!

Elizabeth Swann: I’m here to find the man I love.

Captain Jack Sparrow: I’m deeply flattered, son, but my first and only love is the sea.


Will Turner: You want me to find this?

Captain Jack Sparrow: No. You want you to find this, because the finding of this finds you incapacitorially finding and or locating in your discovering the detecting of a way to save your dolly belle, ol’ what’s-her-face. Savvy?


Captain Jack Sparrow: Is this a dream?

‘Bootstrap’ Bill Turner: No.

Captain Jack Sparrow: I thought not. If it were, there’d be rum.


Captain Jack Sparrow: So what’s your plan, then?

Will Turner: I row over, search the ship until I find your bloody key.

Captain Jack Sparrow: And if there are crewmen?

Will Turner: I cut down anyone in my path.

Captain Jack Sparrow: I like it. Simple, easy to remember.


Gibbs: So, we’re setting out to find whatever this key unlocks?

Captain Jack Sparrow: No. If we don’t have the key, we can’t open whatever we don’t have that it unlocks. So what purpose would be served in finding whatever need be unlocked, which we don’t have, without first having found the key what unlocks it?


Gibbs: Let’s put some distance between us and this island and head out to open sea!

Captain Jack Sparrow: Yes to the first, yes to the second, but only insofar as we keep to the shallows as much as possible.

Gibbs: That seems a bit contradictory, Captain.

Captain Jack Sparrow: I have every faith in your reconciliatory navigational skills, Mr. Gibbs, now where is that monkey, I want to shoot something!


Captain Jack Sparrow: Darling, I am truly unhappy to have to tell you this, but through an unfortunate and entirely unforeseeable series of circumstances that had nothing whatsoever to do with me, poor Will has been press-ganged into Davy Jones’s crew.


Elizabeth Swann: It’s real!

Norrington: You actually were telling the truth.

Captain Jack Sparrow: I do that quite a lot. Yet people are always surprised.


Davey Jones: But I wonder, Sparrow, can you live with this? Can you condemn an innocent man, a friend, to a lifetime of servitude in your name while you roam free?

Captain Jack Sparrow: Yep. I’m good with it.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Mr. Gibbs.

Gibbs: Captain.

Captain Jack Sparrow: We have a need to travel upriver.

Gibbs: By “need,” do you mean a trifling need? Fleeting? As in, say, a passing fancy?

Captain Jack Sparrow: No, a resolute and unyielding need.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You mistrust me? Listen, you can mistrust him, trust me.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Oh bugger.


Norrington: Lord Beckett desires the contents of that chest. I deliver it, I get my life back.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Ah. The dark side of ambition.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Have you not met Will Turner? He’s noble, heroic – terrific soprano. Worth at least four… maybe three and a half. And did I happen to mention… he’s in love? With a girl. Due to be married. Betrothed. Dividing him from her and her from him would only be half as cruel as actually allowing them to be joined in holy matrimony, eh?


Captain Jack Sparrow: Ah! A heading. Set sail in a… uh… a general… that way! direction.


Will Turner: Jack, Elizabeth is in danger!

Captain Jack Sparrow: Have you considered keeping more watchful eye on her? Maybe just lock her up somewhere.


Captain Jack Sparrow: 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.


Will Turner: That’s the Flying Dutchman? It doesn’t look like much.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Neither do you. Do not underestimate.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You already have my payment. One soul to serve on your ship is already over there.

Davey Jones: One soul is not equal to another.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Ah-ha! So, we’ve established my proposal as sound in principle. Now, we’re just haggling over price.


Will Turner: If we can outrun her, we can take her. We should turn and fight.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Why fight when you can negotiate?


Captain Jack Sparrow Quotes from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

Captain Jack Sparrow: Close your eyes and pretend it’s all a bad dream. That’s how I get by.


Captain Jack Sparrow: If you choose to lock your heart away, you’ll lose it for certain.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Now we’re being followed by rocks. Never had that before.


Captain Jack Sparrow: I’m not certain I can survive any more visits from old friends.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You may kill me, but you may never insult me.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Cruel is a matter of perspective.


Captain Ammand: Shoot him!

Captain Jocard: Cut out his tongue!

Captain Jack Sparrow: Shoot him and cut out his tongue, then shoot his tongue! And trim that scraggly beard!


Barbossa: The world used to be a bigger place.

Captain Jack Sparrow: World’s still the same. There’s just less in it.


Lord Cutler Beckett: You’re mad.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Thank goodness for that, ’cause if I wasn’t this would probably never work.


Barbossa: There’s not been a gatherin’ like this in our lifetime.

Captain Jack Sparrow: And I owe them all money…


Captain Jack Sparrow: Why should I sail with any of you? Four of you have tried to kill me in the past… one of you succeeded.


Captain Jack Sparrow: I have no sympathy for any of you feculent maggots and no more patience to pretend otherwise. Gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Without me, you’d arrive at the Cove and find it a fortress, nigh-impregnable, able to withstand a blockade for years. Then you’ll be wishing “Oh, if only there was someone I hadn’t killed inside, to make sure the pirates come OUTside…”


Captain Jack Sparrow: We must fight… to run away!


Captain Jack Sparrow: Send this pestilent, traitorous, cow-hearted, yeasty codpiece to the brig.


Lord Cutler Beckett: Jack, I just remembered… I have this magic compass that points to whatever I want. So what do I need you for?

Captain Jack Sparrow: It points to the thing you want the most, and that is not Shipwreck Cove.

Lord Cutler Beckett: Then what is, Jack?

Captain Jack Sparrow: Me… dead.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Why would he do that? Because he’s a lummox, isn’t he? Well, we shall have a magnificent garden party, and you’re not invited!


Captain Jack Sparrow: William, have you noticed something? Or rather, have you noticed something that’s not there to be noticed?


Captain Jack Sparrow: You add an agreeable sense of the macabre to any delirium.


Captain Jack Sparrow: If I may lend a machete to your intellectual thicket.


Captain Jack Sparrow: He made you captain? They’re giving the bloody title away now.


Elizabeth Swann: We’ve come to rescue you.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Have you, now? It’s very kind of you. But it would seem that as I possess a ship, and you don’t… you’re the ones in need of rescuing, and I’m not sure that I’m in the mood.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Death has a way of reshuffling one’s priorities. I slip aboard the Dutchman, find the heart, take it, stab the beating thing, free your father from his debt, and you are free to be with your charming murderess.


Captain Jack Sparrow: No, mate. I’m free forever. Free to sail the seas beyond the edges of the map, free from death itself.


Captain Jack Sparrow: I haven’t the face for tentacles. But, immortality has to count for something, eh? Oh…


Captain Jack Sparrow Quotes from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Captain Jack Sparrow: Better to not know which moment may be your last. Every morsel of your entire being alive to the infinite mystery of it all. And who’s to say I won’t live forever, eh? Discoverer of the Fountain of Youth. I have no say in it, Gibbs. It’s a pirate’s life for me. Savvy?


Captain Jack Sparrow: It is not the destination so much as the journey, they say.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You know that feeling you get sometimes when you’re standing in a high place? Sudden urge to jump? I don’t have it.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Clergyman. On the off chance that this does not go well for me, I would like it noted, here and now, that I am fully prepared to believe in whatever I must, so that I may be welcomed into that place where all the goody-goodies get to go. Savvy?


Captain Jack Sparrow: Did everyone see that? Because I will not be doing it again.


Captain Jack Sparrow: A gentleman allows a lady to maintain her fictions.


Captain Jack Sparrow: There should be a “Captain” in there somewhere.


Angelica: Wait! I am with child… yours.

Captain Jack Sparrow: I don’t recall that we ever had…

Angelica: You were drunk.

Captain Jack Sparrow: I’ve actually never been that drunk.


Captain Teague: I heard where you’re headed. The Fountain.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Have you been there?

Captain Teague: Does this face looks like it’s been to the Fountain of Youth?

Captain Jack Sparrow: …Depends on the light.


Salaman: You’re either with us or against us!

Philip: I’m not with you, neither am I against you!

Salaman: Can he do that?

Captain Jack Sparrow: He’s religious, I believe it’s required.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You lied to me by telling me the truth?

Angelica: Yes.

Captain Jack Sparrow: That’s very good, may I use that?


Captain Jack Sparrow: How can you say I used you?

Angelica: You know exactly how!

Captain Jack Sparrow: I know, but how can you say it?


Angelica: What were you doing in a Spanish convent, anyway?

Captain Jack Sparrow: Mistook it for a brothel. Honest mistake.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Captain, I wish to report a mutiny. I can name fingers and point names.


Angelica: Admit it, Jack. You still love me.

Captain Jack Sparrow: If you had a sister and a dog… I’d choose the dog.


Captain Jack Sparrow: I support the missionary’s position.


Captain Jack Sparrow: I understand everything… except that wig.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You’ve stolen me. And I’m here to take meself back.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Death lies before us, as we sail to the Fountain of Youth.


Captain Jack Sparrow: There’ll be dangers along the way… firstly mermaids, zombies… Blackbeard.


Captain Jack Sparrow: You demonstrated a lot of technique for someone I supposedly corrupted.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Seeing as how you’re still alive, I say it’s all been very successful thus far.


Captain Jack Sparrow Quotes from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Captain Jack Sparrow: One-legged man with 18 pound balls? That’s why he walks funny.


Captain Jack Sparrow: I once knew a Spaniard named, something in Spanish.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Most of the men on this ship can’t read. Which makes all maps “The Maps That No Man Can Read.”


Captain Jack Sparrow: Next time you raise a sword, boy, be the last to die.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Now, a bit of discretion when courting a brunette, never pursue her sister. But if you cannot avoid the charm of her sister, kill the brother. Savvy?


Captain Jack Sparrow: How dare you do exactly what I would do if I were you?


Captain Jack Sparrow: Who are you?

Henry Turner: My name is Henry Turner. Son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Ewww. You’re the evil spawn of them two. Does mummy ever ask about me?

Henry Turner: No.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Oh go on. She call my name in her sleep?

Henry Turner: She never spoke of you.

Captain Jack Sparrow: Are you sure we’re talking about the same people? He’s a cursed eunuch. She’s golden-haired, stubborn, pouty lips, neck like a giraffe, and two of those wonderful…

Henry Turner: Yes! Yes, it’s her.


Henry Turner: I saw her ankles.

Captain Jack Sparrow: You would’ve seen a lot more if you kept your cakehole shut.


Carina Smyth: I’m not looking for trouble!

Captain Jack Sparrow: What a horrible way to live.


Henry Turner: Do you even have a ship, a crew… pants?

Captain Jack Sparrow: A great pirate does not bother with such intricacies.


Henry Turner: That’s it! I’m going with her!

Captain Jack Sparrow: You would leave me for some horologist in her knickers?

Henry Turner: Yes!

Captain Jack Sparrow: You men are all alike!


Captain Jack Sparrow: Guillotine? Sounds French. I love the French! How bad can it be? It’s French.


Captain Jack Sparrow: Here’s an idea, how about a good old-fashioned stoning? I’d kill to be stoned right now!


Captain Jack Sparrow: I have a rendezvous beyond my beloved horizon…


Captain Jack Sparrow: I’m not normally one to complain, but this basket is full of heads!


Interesting Facts about Captain Jack Sparrow

After you’ve enjoyed the Captain’s quotes, here are some interesting facts about Captain Jack Sparrow. I’m quite certain you’ll enjoy them as well.

  1. A Real Antique Pistol – Although Captain Jack Sparrow almost never uses his pistol during the movies, this pistol is not your ordinary pistol. You see, what you may think is a prop for the movie, is actually a real antique pistol. And so, the pistol you see in the movies, is an actual 17th century flintlock. That, is amazing.
  2. Robert De Niro as Captain Jack Sparrow – Early on during production of the first movie, filmmakers offered actor Robert De Niro to play the part of Captain Jack Sparrow. However, De Niro felt that the movie will fail and so turned the role down. Personally, I think Johnny Depp does an excellent job playing the role, but that’s just me.
  3. Jim Carrey Also Could Have Been Captain Jack Sparrow – In early stages of the production, Disney really liked the idea of Jim Carrey to be the one to play the role of Captain Jack Sparrow. However, this movie collided with another project (the movie Bruce Almighty), and Carrey decided to play in the later project. I wonder who would have been the better pirate, Carrey or Depp. Something to think about…
  4. Improvisation by Johnny Depp – Even though (and as always) there were written scripts for all actors and their roles, during the movies, Johnny Depp decided to improvise as well and not stay 100% strict to the script. Filmmakers allowed him to improvise, and so a lot of catchy and memorable lines from the movies came actually from the mind of Johnny Depp himself and not from the script. Also, it was Depp who came up with the catchphrase “Savvy?”
  5. Sparrow’s Gold Teeth Was Depp’s Idea – It was Johnny Depp’s idea to apply gold teeth to Captain Jack Sparrow. However, he wanted more gold teeth than filmmakers wanted, so what he did was to install a few extra gold teeth, and when he was told to remove some, he ended up with exactly the amount of gold teeth that he planned and wanted.
  6. Johnny Depp Steered a Ship – In the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, Depp was asked to steer the ship himself, even though he has never done it before. Depp was great in the situation and looks as if he was born to be a pirate.
  7. Filmmakers Were Extremely Worried – Early on, filmmakers were very worried about the way Johnny Depp played the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, and were afraid that this will make the movie tank and fail. The felt that Depp tried to make Sparrow look and act as a drunk and even considered at one point firing him. At the end, they trusted his acting abilities and we all got to enjoy Depp’s version of Captain Jack Sparrow.
  8. Special Contacts to Look at the Sun – Sailing at sea also means you’re exposed to look at or close to the sun in order to be able to steer your ship. Sunglasses are not an option when filming a pirates movie, so Johnny Depp had to wear special contacts that allowed him to look at the sun while he was sailing his ship.

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