Talk Like a Pirate Day with Pirates of the Caribbean

“Avast there! It be too late to alter course, mateys!” International Talk Like a Pirate Day is upon us once again—which feels like the perfect time to reflect on one of Disney’s legendary movie franchises, Pirates of the Caribbean! The fifth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is already in production; helmed by Kon-Tiki’s Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning, the film will set sail into theaters in 2017. At the recent D23 EXPO 2015, Johnny Depp himself—resplendent in full Captain Jack Sparrow regalia—surprised the audience during the “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at the Walt Disney Studios” panel. Johnny helped Walt Disney Pictures president of production Sean Bailey announce more casting for the film, including Orlando Bloom (returning as Will Turner), Geoffrey Rush (back as Captain Barbossa), and new-to-the-franchise Oscar® winner Javier Bardem.

As for the film’s plot: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea… including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. The film also stars Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent), and Golshifteh Farahani (The Patience Stone).

Get ye in a plunderin’ Talk Like a Pirate Day mood by taking a gander at 23 notable Pirates of the Caribbean quotes. “Aye, tales… there be a-plenty in this cursed place.“


  1. Captain Jack: “This is the day you will always remember as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow!”
  1. Norrington: “You are, without doubt, the worst pirate I’ve ever heard of.”
    Captain Jack: “But you have heard of me.”
  1. Will Turner: “This is either madness… or brilliance.”
    Captain Jack: “It’s remarkable how often those two traits coincide.”


  1. Captain Barbossa: “You best start believing in ghost stories, Miss Turner… you’re in one!”
  1. Captain Jack: “Why is the rum gone?”
    Elizabeth Swann: “One: because it is a vile drink that turns even the most respectable men into complete scoundrels. Two: that signal is over a thousand feet high. The entire Royal Navy is out looking for me. Do you really think there is even the slightest chance they won’t see it?”
    Captain Jack: “But why is the rum gone?”


  1. Captain Jack: “Well! I’m actually feeling rather good about this. I think we all arrived at a very special place eh? Spiritually. Ecumenically. Grammatically.”
  1. Elizabeth: “Bloody pirates!”
  1. Elizabeth: “Parlay. I invoke the right of parlay. According to the Code of the brethren, set down by the pirates Morgan and Bartholomew, you have to take me to your Captain…”
  1. Captain Barbossa: “Strike your colors, ya bloomin’ cockroaches!”


  1. Elizabeth: “There will come a time when you have a chance to do the right thing.”
    Captain Jack: “I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by.”
  1. Captain Jack: “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?”
  1. Captain Jack: “My tremendous intuitive sense of the female creature informs me that you are troubled.”


  1. Davey Jones: “Let no joyful voice be heard! Let no man look up at the sky with hope! And let this day be cursed by we who ready to wake… the Krakken!”
  1. Captain Barbossa: “The world used to be a bigger place.”
    Captain Jack: “World’s still the same. There’s just less in it.”
  1. Captain Jack: “Drink up, me hearties, yo ho!”
  1. Captain Jack: “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?”


  1. Will Turner: “Keep a weather eye on the horizon.”
  1. Captain Jack: “Captain, I wish to report a mutiny. I can name fingers and point names.”
  1. Captain Jack: “NOBODY MOVE! I’ve dropped me brain.”


  1. Blackbeard: “If I don’t kill a man every now and then, they forget who I am.”
  1. Captain Jack: “You know the feeling you get when standing in a high place, the sudden urge to jump… I don’t have it.”


  1. Angelica: “The lies I told you were not lies.”
    Captain Jack: “You lied to me by telling the truth?”
    Angelica: “Yes.”
    Captain Jack: “That’s very good. May I use that?”
  1. Captain Jack: “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.”