Motivational Pirate Quotes for Life, Love and Adventure

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Updated March 2, 2020
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Avast ye seadogs! Did you know pirate terms and phrases can provide fun and wisdom for modern life? As you set off on your own swashbuckling adventures, use quotes from your favorite pirate books, pirate movies, and real life pirates to keep you inspired and motivated.

Romantic Pirate Quotes for Your Love Life

Romantic pirate quotes might not be your typical sweet love quotes, but they can make your love life a little more adventurous and humorous.

  • “You can be the gentleman and shoot the lady and starve to death yourself.” - Captain Barbosa, Pirates of the Caribbean
  • “Fate has brought us together again. Well, actually, buried treasure and pirates brought us together.” - Kermit the Frog as Captain Abraham Smollet, Muppet Treasure Island
  • “If you choose to lock your heart away, you’ll lose it for certain.” - Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
  • “Ah. Love. A dreadful bond.” - Davy Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean
  • “I may be a pirate, but I bristle at the thought of a woman losing her heart. Unless it’s over me.” - Captain Killian Hook, Once Upon a Time
  • “My heart will always belong to you.” - Davy Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean
  • "Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." - Dread Pirate Roberts, The Princess Bride
  • “Actually, I quite fancy you from time to time. When you’re not yelling at me.” - Captain Killian Hook, Once Upon a Time

Life Lessons From Real Pirate Quotes

Real pirate quotes are hard to come by because there wasn’t much written at the time some of the most famous pirates sailed. When you do find real pirate quotes, they deliver powerful life lessons.

  • “If you'd fought like a man, you would not have been hang'd like a dog." -Anne Bonny
  • “In an honest service, there is thin commons, low wages, and hard labor.” - Black Bart
  • "Heaven, you fool? Did you ever year of any pirates going thither? Give me hell, it's a merrier place.” -Thomas Sutton
  • “Since we met in love, let us part in love.” - Howell Davis
  • “For my part, I am the innocentest person of them all, only I have been sworn against by perjured persons." - William Kidd
  • “Under the leadership of a man you have all chosen to flee. We shall see how you prove yourselves under the hand of a woman.” - Madame Ching
  • “If there’s a man among ye, ye’ll come up and fight like the man ye are to be!” - Mary Read

Inspirational Life Quotes From Fictional Pirates

Meaningful quotes about life and quotes about life lessons can come from anywhere, even fictional pirates.

  • “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.” - Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
  • “You got the makings of greatness in you, but you got to take the helm and chart your own course!” - Long John Silver, Treasure Planet
  • “I know you feel like you’ve got the weight of the world on your shoulders, but at some point, even though we’re quite different, you’ve got to trust me.” - Captain Killian Hook, Once Upon a Time
  • “You'll not forget what I done good, not any more than you'll forget the bad.” - Long John Silver, Treasure Island
  • “One soul is not equal to another.” - Davy Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean
  • “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” - Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
  • “In the dark, there is discovery, there is possibility, there is freedom in the dark once someone has illuminated it.” - Captain Flint, Black Sails
  • “For certain you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was.” - Captain Barbosa, Pirates of the Caribbean
  • "Look, I don't mean to be rude but this is not as easy as it looks so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't distract me." - Dread Pirate Roberts, The Princess Bride
  • “The truth is far too much fun.” - Captain Hook, Hook
  • “Revenge may sate your being, but don’t misunderstand me, my dear. It’s an end, not a beginning.” - Captain Killian Hook, Once Upon a Time
  • “Nobody will believe it’s possible until we show them.” - Captain Flint, Black Sails
  • “I've just had a sublime vision. All the jagged parts of my life have come together to form a complete and mystical... whole.” - Captain Hook, Hook
  • “It's a pleasant thing to be young, and have ten toes, and you may lay to that.” - Long John Silver, Treasure Island

Pillage for Power

Motivational pirate quotes provide fun inspiration for any of your endeavors. If you have a favorite pirate, search for quotes from them that will feel more meaningful to your own life. Check out some encouraging words for every occasion to find the right quote for your current adventures.