Jack Sparrow: 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?

Share with your friends

More from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Elizabeth: Pirate or not this man saved my life.
Norrington: One good deed is not enough to redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness.
Jack Sparrow: Though it seems enough to condemn him.

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

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

Elizabeth: I’m not entirely sure that I’ve had enough rum to allow that kind of talk.