Best Quotes About Pirate

There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates. -James Russell Lowell

It's not everyday you get to do a pirate movie, you might as well go for it. -Keira Knightley

When I was about 5 I think, I desperately wanted to be a pirate and have the hat and everything. -Keira Knightley

It was a great experience for a kid, because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides, so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood. -Corey Feldman

My access to music when I was growing up was through pirate radio, you know, transistor radio under the pillow, listening to one more and then 'just one more' until your favourite track comes on. -Robert Palmer

Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don't believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates. -John Pilger

Suddenly you're like a pirate, you're 65 years old and you've got an earring. -Fred Willard

The pirating thing is bad. The people it hurts the most are the ones you least think it hurts. It's not the big Britney Spears albums that are being pirated; it's the indie bands that don't have two cents to their name. -Rob Zombie

How much greater would their contributions to the U.S. economy be if U.S. copyright owners could access foreign markets otherwise dominated by pirate product? -Howard Berman

Our hope is to deliver an incredibly fun and compelling game that will give the fans more than what they've been waiting for, and show a whole new generation of gamers how much fun it is to live the life of a pirate! -Sid Meier

What happen to the pirates we are supposed to see? Then we go down the chutes, and it's where the pirates were. But they're all gone. There is nothing but skeletons down here! -John Hench

Well, it was never supposed to be like that. Walt died before we had finished. The original idea of Walt's was that you came down there, into the caves, and there were no pirates. But they had been there just seconds before! There was a hot meal on the table, steaming. -John Hench

We wanted to step off our island and add the color of the third world. We got gold cigarette paper and stuck it around our teeth. We really did look like pirates and dressed to look the part. -Vivienne Westwood

I don't really know much about pirates, or pirate culture. I'd be a contrarian pirate. -Todd Barry

When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love. -Orlando Bloom

Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all. -Johnny Depp

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island. -Walt Disney

I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already. -Orlando Bloom

The next few years are going to be horrendous in the UK. The last thing we need is a Somali pirate-style raid on the few wealth creators who still dare to navigate Britain's gale-force waters. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

Until this movie I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already, and am ready for this phase of my career. -Orlando Bloom

If you want to get my attention, wear a pirate outfit. -Michelle Branch

I have a pirate fetish – I just always thought eye patches were sexy. -Michelle Branch

I don't think that word – the word pirate – has any real meaning. Or it's something that's had meaning imposed on it. -Will Oldham

There's very little admirable about being a pirate. There's very little functional about a pirate. There's very little real about a pirate. -Will Oldham

I have more respect for somebody who points at his ideal – in this case, the ideal of the pirate – and then becomes something that's more radical, more exciting, more subversive than a pirate could ever be. -Will Oldham

My biggest dream since I was a kid was to be the woman sneaking on the pirate ship dressed like a man, who was this great sword fighter, and the captain fell in love with her. -Maria Bello

I played cops and robbers and pirates and all the rest when I was a kid, but I didn't want to grow up and be an actor and play cops and robbers and pirates. I wanted to grow up and be that, be cops and robbers and pirates. -James Spader

The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head… The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun. -Steve Sabol

Some people try to paint in my style. Some simply sell pirated copies of my work. Some claim to be my publisher or agent or even my exclusive representative, when they are not. -LeRoy Neiman

I have a ship's bed, which totally plays to my obsession of, if I were not an actress, I would be a pirate. -Zosia Mamet

People build up a picture of Johnny Depp as being some sort of weird pirate character. In reality he's incredibly nice… one of the nicest people I've ever met. -Freddie Highmore

Robots should stand up for themselves and not try to be humans. They should either utterly destroy us or protect us from aliens. And vampires. And pirates. -Daniel H. Wilson

I used to own an island in the Seychelles and had a big boat there and one day I came across some Somali pirates who were passing by on their way to re-provision their boat. They didn't even acknowledge me – which is unheard of among sailors – and it was like looking into the eyes of a black mamba. -Wilbur Smith

The really disturbing thing about Somalia is that in a country where there are few economic opportunities, pirates are perceived as glamorous and are held in awe by young boys who aspire to their lifestyle. -Wilbur Smith

I can tell you as a fact that if you'd asked anyone in Hollywood one year before 'Pirates of the Caribbean' had come out, they'd have told you the pirate movie was a dead genre. And it's not that it's a dead genre. If you make a bad pirate movie, no one will want to see it. If you make a good one, everyone will want to see it. -Dean Devlin

I wasn't political enough to write articles about myself or go to cocktail parties, meaning that not only has my art been pirated and my intellectual property rights stolen, but my work has been misrepresented. -Michael Heizer

Parrots have gone a bit quiet since pirates have gone. -Karl Pilkington

The really best acting is children in a playground or in a backyard. They're just lost in their imagination. The backyard isn't a pirate ship or a jungle, in the same way that the soundstage isn't Shambala. -Nolan North

What I like about fairy tales is that they highlight the emotions within a story. The situations aren't real, with falling stars and pirates. But what you do relate to is the emotions that the characters feel. -Charlie Cox

In the movies, I loved Errol Flynn whether he was playing a soldier or a pirate. I dug pirates. In fact, my first exposure to live performances was when my paternal grandfather took me to a D'Oyly Carte performance of 'The Pirates of Penzance' which impresario Sol Hurok imported from London. I loved every minute of it. -Stephen Lang

Growing up, there was only classical music on BBC Radio. We had to listen to the American Forces Network in Germany, which played pop songs, or the pirate radio boats off the coast. -Michael Caine

When I was a child, I wanted to raise horses in Wyoming or be a cabin boy on a pirate ship. -Sadie Jones

Pirates are the very essence of profit maximising entrepreneurs described in neoclassical economics. Yet, whilst films such as 'The Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' have gone a long way to popularise both pirates and outlaw behaviour, the truth of the matter is that piracy is illegal, and it kills. -Peter Middlebrook

I started to work on a feature-length script about pirates in Somalia, but I knew that there was something I was missing, which was that I didn't know what day-to-day life looked like and felt like in East Africa. So I decided I had to go. -Cutter Hodierne

I have three sons, and the oldest wants to play pirates all the time. It has all these associations of living some kind of very free life. It's interesting for me as a filmmaker to show a whole different side of that. -Tobias Lindholm

I'm not a pirate. I'm an innovator. -Kim Dotcom

After student years of flat-sharing and living with other people's taste, I went into decorating overdrive when I acquired my first apartment – its floor plan not much bigger than the vintage Hermes scarves I then wore side-knotted on my head, pirate-style. -Hamish Bowles

I always say, 'I'm not a pirate, I just play one on TV.' -Paul Watson

When U.S. commercial interests press the Chinese government to do a better job of policing Chinese websites for pirated content, a blind eye is generally turned to the fact that ensuing crackdowns provide a great excuse to tighten mechanisms to censor all content the Chinese government doesn't like. -Rebecca MacKinnon

I go to universities to talk to the students and teach them how to watch movies. Movies have so many elements – acting, music, art direction, costumes. I also tell them not to watch pirated movies. At the cinema, they can enjoy the big screen and the surround sound. -Andrew Lau

I have four older siblings and one younger, and all three of my brothers are in the music industry. My dad was really involved in music, too, with the disco, and he also started Radio Caroline and was the one who invented pirate radio, if you like, off on a coast in England on a boat. -Liberty Ross

When I was studying, I was part of a children's entertainment company, and I'd have to dress up as a pirate or fairy and go to corporate parties and entertain the children. I will never, ever do that again. The worst was the demanding children – I've never been so exhausted doing a job as that one. -Shelley Conn

The use of pirated software in China is really quite a sizeable loss to our software producers. -Lael Brainard

The easiest way to stop piracy is not by putting antipiracy technology to work. It's by giving those people a service that's better than what they're receiving from the pirates. -Gabe Newell

The real problem with the art world is not the money men scavenging in its wake – they've always been there – but the pirates who've taken over the ship. I am thinking, of course, of that awful art world species: the curator. -Waldemar Januszczak

The United States has been fighting African pirates since the early days of the republic – battles so formative that, among other things, they established a long-standing pattern of dealing with foreign policy problems through armed interventions and also inspired the iconic phrase 'the shores of Tripoli' in the Marine Corps hymn. -Nick Turse

Musicians make up for the copies of their songs that get pirated by performing live. I don't think there will be as many people showing up to hear me read as to hear Beyonce sing. We need to make sure piracy is dealt with effectively. -Scott Turow

The very first film I ever saw was a pirate movie called 'The Black Swan' with Tyrone Power. And I thought that was great stuff. Of course, in those days, Technicolor was really Technicolor; there was no such thing as desaturation. Everybody looked super suntanned. -Ridley Scott

Why is 'Game of Thrones' the most pirated show in the history of TV? Because people can't get it fast enough, that's why. -Kevin Spacey

The first 'Polly and the Pirates' is about a prim and proper girl who gets kidnapped out of her comfy boarding school by a bunch of pirates that think she's the daughter of their long lost queen. In the course of the adventure, she discovers she has a natural penchant for swashbuckling, despite her sheltered childhood. -Ted Naifeh

I was not into sci-fi, science fiction, at all. I was into some of the old pirate films with Burt Lancaster and stuff. I liked them. -Mads Mikkelsen

I was the feral, mud-bathing, tree-climbing variety of child. Why would I want to read about pirates when I could build a raft and terrorise sheep along the riverbanks? -Sarah Hall

Novels are pirated all the time, but it's hard to imagine that you're at work and you open up the attachment that your brother sent you and it's the new Phillip Roth novel. -Adam Mansbach

As a student in Beijing in 1996, I sometimes marveled at the sheer obscurity of the movies that somehow made it onto pirated discs in China. -Evan Osnos

I've done all the table reads for Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow for all the pirate movies, because he's just been doing other stuff, and I just love the whole Jack Sparrow thing he's got going on; it is just genius, and I just think he has so much fun with it. -Owain Yeoman

I got stuck on the Peter Pan ride when I was nine years old with my dad at Disney World. We got stuck on that part of the ride when you're suspended in the pirate ship above the miniature London, and I was fascinated by the why of it all. 'Why is Peter Peter Pan, why is he in Neverland, how did he learn how to fly, etc.?' -Jason Fuchs

In college, I wrote newspaper articles and songs. Then, on my 21st birthday, I sold my first book. It was a nonfiction book about women pirates – 'Pirates in Petticoats.' After that, I was a book writer for good. -Jane Yolen

Ever since I read 'Kitchen Confidential,' I saw a little light bulb go off. Being a chef is like being on a pirate ship; it's not like 'Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?' or whatever my impression was as I was growing up. -Jon Favreau

I went to high school, and I started getting bullied because I was very weird. I mean, freshman year I went to school in a pirate suit – I just didn't care. I'm not like the cool girls – I'm the other girl. The one that's basically a nerd, but proud of that. -Lele Pons

I think if I could be a man in any time period, I would be a pirate. You know, go climbing in the rigging, sword fighting. I'd like to do that. -Sarah Snook

Lego allows all levels of complexity. But a child can do their own thing at any level. They can built a pirate ship, for example, and then mash it up with completely different things. -Jorgen Vig Knudstorp

If your mom asks you to do the dishes, do not pull out your pirate attitude. But if someone tells you you're not good enough, says your dreams are too lofty, or claims there is no room in showbiz for a dancing violinist – well then, by all means, pull out your eye patch, my friend, and take to the high seas. -Lindsey Stirling

I've always had a fascination with pirates. You know, I've written a song completely inspired by I want this to feel like pirates, you know, fighting together, made a music video about it, yada, yada. -Lindsey Stirling

The more I learned about real pirates, the more exciting they seemed to me. They appeared to be even more dramatic than pirates of the movies or TV shows. -Robert Kurson

I think that pirates represent every person's ability to get up and leave their current daily situation and go on an adventure, and maybe to see things and do things they've never done before or even dreamed of doing. -Robert Kurson

Pirates did not store all their treasures in treasure chests, then bury them and draw maps to them. That's a movie invention. In reality, pirates spent their money as fast as they could steal it because they knew they were living on borrowed time. They didn't want to wait around to enjoy the money. -Robert Kurson

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that pirates did wear eye patches and have peg legs and have brightly colored beads. I never knew what the beads were for. They really were for frightening and terrifying their prey. -Robert Kurson

Once you discover that real pirates are more interesting than fictional ones, you can't look away. -Robert Kurson

Real pirates were better than in movies, more daring and terrifying and cunning than any screenwriter could imagine. They operated during the Golden Age of Piracy, from 1650 to 1720. -Robert Kurson

For my new book 'Pirate Hunters', I follow John Chatterton and John Mattera, two world-class scuba divers, who teach themselves to think and act as pirates while searching for what would be only the second pirate ship ever found and positively identified. -Robert Kurson

Pirates almost never sailed with women. Just four or five are known to have worked as pirates during the Golden Age. Two of them – Mary Read and Anne Bonny – became famous, dressing as men and fighting alongside one of the most celebrated of all pirate captains, 'Calico' Jack Rackham. -Robert Kurson

A century before the concept took hold in America, pirate ships were democracies. Most captains were elected by crew and could be voted out anytime. -Robert Kurson

Port Royal, Jamaica, was built for pirates. The town had a well-protected harbor, corrupt politicians and townsfolk, and a set of ethics that seemed passed down from Sodom and Gomorrah. -Robert Kurson

Piracy was risky business, and injuries were commonplace; a single lost limb or gouged-out eye could end a pirate's career. To encourage pirates not to hesitate in battle – and out of a sense of fairness – many pirate crews compensated wounded crewmen in predetermined amounts. -Robert Kurson

Violence, as it is for the mafia and most other criminal organizations, was bad for pirate business. By doing battle with prey, pirates risked damage to their own ships and injury to their crews. It also made them bigger targets for law enforcement. -Robert Kurson

I have been interested in pirates since I was about 8 years old. The idea of people deciding, sometimes at a moment's notice, to throw over the rules and restrictions of society – it was just irresistible. -Robert Kurson

I am part of this generation with 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Peter Pan.' I think we all grew up in this culture of pirates. -Yasmine Al Masri

I am especially fascinated with mermaids, and they are always coming out in pirate stories. -Yasmine Al Masri

I have a baby that is 21 months old, and I watch Disney Junior with him. A lot of those shows are about pirates. Even the T-shirts and pajamas I buy for him have pirate themes like, 'Aye-aye, argh and mate.' But, I definitely grew up watching pirates. -Yasmine Al Masri

Belize is still a pirate haven and is run more or less along the lines established centuries ago by the likes of Captain Morgan, Blackbeard, and Captain Barrow. -John McAfee

To make money, I did portraits . The truth is so bizarre! I'm kind of embarrassed. I was like a 19th-century pirate painter. I'd say, 'Your mom would love a painting of you!' A salesman! I'd hawk paintings. -Taylor Negron

Blackbeard is probably the most infamous pirate who ever lived. He's one of those characters for which most of your work is done before you start. -Ian McShane

My youngest son has a very clear idea of what he wants to be when he grows up: he wants to be Indiana Jones, Batman and Jack Sparrow. Yes, all three at the same time. So he basically wants to be an archaeologist who wears tights and fights crimes on pirate ships. That's pretty cool, huh? -Rhys Darby

My definition of freedom is still ruled by the reluctance to live a conventional life, from Emilio Salgari's pirates. -Alvaro Enrigue

I know a lot of grime artists started off on pirate radio, but I missed that era; I was way too young. -Stormzy

The notion of a writer sitting in a library doing research isn't what I want. The research I love doing isn't found in a book. It's what it feels like to rappel down the side of a building; to train with a SWAT team; to hold a human brain in your hands; or to dive for pirate treasure. Those are things I've done to research my stories. -Marcus Sakey

These pirates are evolving, and we must stay with the curve and evolve with them to stop these incidents from happening. -Richard Phillips

I thought the first thing the pirates would do is take me out if they thought an attack was imminent. I really didn't see a good outcome. -Richard Phillips

What's the most fetching thing that provokes people? A volcano? Fountains that dance? A pirate ship that sinks? Some other animated device or presentation? Is that as strong as mystery? Allure, intrigue, is much more powerful… It taunts you. -Steve Wynn

I wanted to – any chance I had to dress up as a boy, like Halloween, I would be a pirate or a ghost that wore a tie. A hobo. -Jane Lynch

My understanding is that a book becomes a best seller only when it is pirated, sold on footpaths and at traffic lights. -Ravi Subramanian

I was not big on playing house. I preferred make-believe that revolved around adventure, featuring pirates and knights. I was also domineering, impatient, relentlessly verbal, and, as an only child, often baffled by the mores of other kids. -Ariel Levy

I was the kid who stared out the window. I fantasized myself on the deck of pirate ships – Cussler at the bridge. -Clive Cussler

With a bucket of Lego, you can tell any story. You can build an airplane or a dragon or a pirate ship – it's whatever you can imagine. -Christopher Miller

I think the idealism has always been marketing. Even back in the early days of Apple and the 'pirate' mentality, they were building a computer that they wanted to differentiate from IBM and Microsoft. -Brad Stone

I had a role in 'DodgeBall,' where I played a pirate who played dodge ball. I'd say 80 to 90 percent of my lines were 'Garrr' or 'Arghh.' And it was all about what the quality of your 'Grr-arr' was. -Alan Tudyk

'We need a guy who plays dodge ball and thinks he's a pirate – get me Alan Tudyk on the phone!' Those are the jobs I do. -Alan Tudyk

When we were kids, we would just go walking: just walk in a direction and hope that you were gonna find a crashed alien spaceship or buried pirate's treasure or something like that. You never did. You'd find, like, a coyote skeleton, something like that. That was the most exciting thing you'd ever find. -Jon Watts

Red Sonja, she was a hellraiser before Buffy, Xena, and Ripley even existed. When so many heroines in comics were all hung up on romance and the bizarre gender politics of comics at the time, Sonja was out cutting off the heads of dragons and pirates. -Gail Simone

Privateers, military contractors – these aren't pirates. They have bosses. Real pirates are sellswords on missions of their own making. -Mary H.K. Choi

To say 'A High Wind in Jamaica' is a novel about children who are abducted by pirates is to make it seem like a children's book. But that's completely wrong; its theme is actually how heartless children are. -Andrew Sean Greer

When I was in my early and mid-teens, my style changed constantly. My clothing was inspired by 'Annie Hall' for a while, by a yoga teacher, a flower child, a pirate… name it. -Maya Hawke

Piracy was kind of hard: It took a few minutes to download a song. It was kind of cumbersome. You had to worry about viruses. It's not like people want to be pirates. They just want a great experience. -Daniel Ek

I've always wanted to play a coach in a movie, just to be the captain of anything in the pirate ship of my bathtub. -Brad Garrett

Pirate was going to be my middle name, but then my uncle had a problem with it because pirates are bad. -Billie Eilish

I love pirates, and I'm a big fan of the Johnny Depp films. -Bradley Walsh

There was a point in my life where I either wanted to be an astronaut, an actor, a veterinarian, or a pirate. I just thought being in space would be really cool, but then you have to have 20/20 vision, which I don't have, so there. -Emily Bett Rickards

A teacher asked me if I'd audition for a play, and I ended up playing the pirate Red Dog in a production of 'Treasure Island.' And that's where it started, and I really felt part of something special, but I still didn't think about it as something I wanted to do. I was just having fun. -Nick Gehlfuss

You don't read many positive things about Iran in the press, which is depressing, but when I go back to my grandparents' house in the hills, and I'm sitting by the pool, sipping a bootleg Turkish beer, watching a pirate DVD, eating my grandma's cooking… you realise there is a real bridge between politics and country and people. -Kayvan Novak

I had some really early recordings when I was 16 or 17. I was rapping over jungle beats with my friends. We used to do pirate radio stations in my area, down near Brighton. They were pretty terrible. -Rag'n'Bone Man

I like the pirate and gypsy vibe. That's always been my thing. -Marisol Nichols

Steam is not really leading the PC in any creative way, but it certainly has proved that the PC is a viable commercial platform by having a product that is amazingly easy to use for the end user, to the point where it's easier to buy a game on Steam than it is to pirate it. -Markus Persson

When I hear the news that the pirated version of my film is doing rounds, I cannot keep quiet. -Karthik Subbaraj

Bald guys have been playing the bad guy for a long time, whether it's pirates, thieves, murderers, or whatnot, so the deck is a little bit stacked against you in that regard. -Anthony Carrigan

The day my film 'Dum' released, it was available on pirated DVDs and VCDs. They showed the movie on cable channels. It was pathetic. It was so frustrating. -Vivek Oberoi

I have always maintained that the audience should take a call on this. Its up to them to decide whether they want to see a pirated version or not. They should understand the effort and amount of hard work that go into a film. -Fahadh Faasil

Taking legal action against pirates is a headache for artists like me. -Ilaiyaraaja

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