Quotes from
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl

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Jack Sparrow: Now as long as you're just hanging there, pay attention. The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do. For instance, you can accept that your father was a pirate and a good man or you can't. But pirate is in your blood, boy, so you'll have to square with that some day. And me, for example, I can let you drown, but I can't bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesies, savvy? So, can you sail under the command of a pirate, or can you not?

Jack Sparrow: Now as long as you're just hanging there, pay attention. The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do. For instance, you can accept that your father was a pirate and a good man or you can't. But you are from a pirate family and you are meant to be a pirate too, boy, so you'll have to accept that some day. And me, for example, I can let you drown, but I can't bring this ship into Tortuga all by myself, do you understand? So, can you sail under the command of a pirate, or can you not?

Elizabeth: I think it'd be rather exciting to meet a pirate.
Norrington: Think again, Miss Swann. Vile and dissolute creatures, the lot of them. I intend to see to it that any man who sails under a pirate flag, or wears a pirate brand, gets what he deserves: a short drop and a sudden stop.

Elizabeth: I think it would be rather exciting to meet a pirate.
Norrington: Think again, Miss Swann. They are low and immoral men, all of them. I intend to see to it that any man who sails under a pirate flag or wears a pirate brand gets what he deserves: he will be hanged.

Will: My name is Will Turner, my father was Bootstrap Bill Turner. His blood runs in my veins!
Ragetti: Why, it's the spittin' image of our Bootstrap Bill, come back to haunt us!
Will: And on my word, do as I say, or I will pull the trigger and be lost forever to Davy Jones's locker!

Will: My name is Will Turner, my father was Bootstrap Bill Turner. His blood runs in my veins!
Ragetti: Why, you look exactly like Bootstrap Bill, as if his ghost had come back to haunt us!
Will: And I promise, do as I say, or I will kill myself and and be lost forever in the bottom of the ocean!

Elizabeth: You're despicable!
Jack Sparrow: Sticks and stones, love. I saved your life, you saved mine. We're square.

Elizabeth: You are a low and worthless man!
Jack Sparrow: That doesn't hurt my feelings*, love. I saved your life, you saved mine. We're even.

From the traditional saying: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."