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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Murtogg: What we doin' 'ere?
Mullroy: The pirates come out, unprepared and unawares. We catch 'em in a crossfire... send 'em down to see Old Hob.
Murtogg: I know *why* we're here. I mean, why aren't we doin' what - what Mr. Sparrow said? With the cannons and all?
Norrington: Because it was Mr. Sparrow who said it.
Murtogg: [short pause; he turns to Mullroy] You don't think 'e was tellin' the truth?

Norrington: I, uh, apologize if I seem forward, but I must speak my mind... Ah, this promotion throws into sharp relief that which I have... not yet achieved: a marriage to a fine woman. You have become a fine woman, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth: [her corset is choking her] I can't breathe!
Norrington: Yes, I'm... I'm a bit nervous myself.
[Elizabeth faints and topples over the wall]

Young 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 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.
Mr. Gibbs: [Mr. Gibbs poses as if he's been hanged]
Governor Swann: Lt. Norrington, I appreciate your fervor, but I'm concerned about the effect this subject will have upon my daughter.
Norrington: My apologies, Gov. Swann.
Young Elizabeth: Actually, I find it all fascinating.
Governor Swann: Yes. That's what concerns me.

Norrington: Good work, Mr. Brown. You've assisted in the capture of a dangerous fugitive.
Mr. Brown: Just doing my civic duty, sir.
Norrington: Well, I trust it you will always remember this as the day that Captain Jack Sparrow *almost* escaped. Take him away.

Norrington: No additional shot nor powder, a compass that doesn't point north,
[looks at Jack's sword]
Norrington: And I half expected it to be made of wood. You are without doubt the worst pirate I've ever heard of.
Jack Sparrow: But you have heard of me.

Norrington: You forget your place, Turner.
Will Turner: It's right here. Between you and Jack.
Elizabeth: As is mine.
Governor Swann: Elizabeth. Lower your weapons. For goodness sake, put them down.
Norrington: So, this is where your heart truly lies, then?
Elizabeth: It is.

Norrington: Mr. Sparrow, you will accompany these fine men to the helm and provide us with the bearing to Isla de Muerta. You will then spend the remainder of the voyage contemplating all possible meanings of the phrase "silent as the grave". Do I make myself clear?
Jack Sparrow: Inescapably.

[Before Jack steals the Interceptor]
Norrington: That is, without doubt, the worst pirate I've ever seen.

[after Jack steals the Interceptor]
Officer: That's got to be the best pirate I've ever seen.
Norrington: So it would seem.

Governor Swann: Hang him.
Norrington: Keep your guns on him, men. Gillette, fetch some irons.
[Pulls up Jack's sleeve]
Norrington: Well, well, well Jack Sparrow, isn't it?
Jack Sparrow: Captain Jack Sparrow, if you please sir.
Norrington: I don't see your ship, Captain.
Jack Sparrow: I'm in the market, as it were.

Norrington: Gillette, Mr. Sparrow has a dawn appointment with the gallows. I would hate for him to miss it.

[protesting Jack's arrest]
Elizabeth: Commodore, I really must protest. 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.
Norrington: Indeed.

[first lines]
Young Elizabeth: [singing] Yo, ho, yo, ho/ a pirate's life for me/ Yo, ho, yo, ho/ it's a pirate's life for me/drink up me hearties, yo, ho...
Mr. Gibbs: [surprises her by coming up from behind her] Quiet, missy! Cursed pirates sail these waters. You want to call them down on us?
Norrington: [sharply] Mr. Gibbs, that will do!
Mr. Gibbs: She was singing about pirates. Bad luck to sing about pirates, with us mired in this unnatural fog... mark my words!
Norrington: Consider them marked.
Mr. Gibbs: 'Aye, Lieutenant.
[as he moves off]
Mr. Gibbs: Bad luck to have a woman on board, too. Even a miniature one.

Young Elizabeth: Boy! There's a boy in the water!
[Everyone leans over and sees an unconscious Will]
Norrington: MAN OVERBOARD! Haul him in.
[They pull Will aboard]
Norrington: [sighs] He's still breathing.
Mr. Gibbs: Mary, mother of God!
[Everyone looks in the distance, where a destroyed British ship is in flames]

Norrington: [to Will] Do not make the mistake in thinking you are the only man here who cares for Elizabeth.

Norrington: One good deed is not enough to redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness.
Jack Sparrow: But it seems enough to condemn him.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Norrington: Come on, then! Who wants some? Form an orderly line, I'll have you all one by one. Come on, who's first?
Elizabeth Swann: [Grabs bottle from Norrington's hand and smashes it over his head] I just wanted the pleasure of doing that myself!

Mr. Mercer: The last of our ships is returned.
Lord Cutler Beckett: Is there any news on the chest?
Mr. Mercer: None. But one of the ships did pick up a man adrift at sea.
[drops the Letters of Marque on the desk]
Mr. Mercer: He had these.
[Beckett opens the letter to look at it before looking up at Norrington]
Norrington: I took the liberty of filling in my name.
Lord Cutler Beckett: If you intend to claim these, then you must have something to trade. Do you have the Compass?
Norrington: [shakes his head] Better.
[tosses a bag onto Beckett's desk]
Norrington: The heart of Davey Jones.

Elizabeth Swann: We're not getting out of this.
Norrington: Not with the chest. Into the boat.
[takes chest]
Elizabeth Swann: You're mad.
Norrington: Don't wait for me.
[runs away from the longboat with the chest]
Jack Sparrow: Uh, I say we respect his final wish.

Jack Sparrow: [pulls out sword and threatens Will] Can't let you do that, William. 'Cause if Jones is dead, who's to call his terrible beastie off the hunt, eh? Now, if you please. The key.
Will Turner: [Pulls his sword on Jack] I keep the promises I make, Jack. I intend to free my father. I hope you're here to see it.
Norrington: [Norrington draws his sword, points it at Will] I can't let you do that, either. So sorry.
Jack Sparrow: [to Norrington] I knew you'd warm up to me eventually.
Norrington: [Norrington points his sword at Jack] Lord Beckett desires the contents of that chest. I deliver it, I get my life back.
Jack Sparrow: Ah. The dark side of ambition.
Norrington: Oh, I prefer to see it as the promise of redemption.

Norrington: [drunk and angry] So am I worthy to serve under Captain Jack Sparrow...
[he draws his pistol and points it at Jack, who is hiding behind a pole]
Norrington: ... or should I just kill you now?
Jack Sparrow: [tries and fails to hide behind his pole] You're hired!
Norrington: Sorry. Old habits and all that.
[smiles and prepares to pull the trigger]

Gibbs: [while recruiting in Tortuga] And what's *your* story?
Norrington: My story? It's exactly the same as your story, just one chapter behind. I chased a man across the seven seas. The pursuit cost me my crew... my commission... and my life.
[he swigs some rum]
Gibbs: [a pause, as it dawns on him] ... Commodore?
Norrington: [suddenly angry] No, not anymore, weren't you *listening*?

Hadras: [chuckles evilly] Your bravery is wasted. I shall pry the chest away from your cold... dead... hands.
Norrington: [looks around, then tosses the empty chest into Hadras' hands] Here you go!

Norrington: Do excuse me while I kill the man who ruined my life.
Will Turner: Be my guest.
Jack Sparrow: Let us examine that claim for a moment, former Commodore, shall we? Who was it that, at the very moment you had a notorious pirate safely behind bars, saw fit to free said pirate and take your dearly beloved all to hisself, eh? So whose fault is it *really* that you've ended up a rum-pot deckhand what takes orders from pirates?
Norrington: ENOUGH!
[Jack somersaults off roof, Norrington turns to Will]
Norrington: Unfortunately Mr. Turner, he's right!

Gibbs: ...Commodore?
Norrington: [irritably] No, not anymore, weren't you listening?

Elizabeth Swann: It's real!
Norrington: You actually were telling the truth.
Jack Sparrow: I do that quite a lot. Yet people are always surprised.
Will Turner: With good reason.

Jack Sparrow: You look bloody awful, what are you doing here?
Norrington: You hired me. I can't help it if your standards are lax.
Jack Sparrow: [immaturely] You smell funny.

Jack Sparrow: My compass is unique.
Norrington: *Unique* here having the meaning of *broken*?
Jack Sparrow: True enough.

Norrington: There was a time when I would have given anything for you to look like that while thinking about me.
Elizabeth Swann: I don't know what you mean.
Norrington: I think you do.
Elizabeth Swann: Oh, don't be absurd, I trust him, that's all.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Norrington: I had nothing to do with your father's death. But that does not absolve me of my other sins.

Elizabeth Swann: [Norrington is helping Elizabeth to escape] What are you doing?
Norrington: Choosing a side.

Norrington: Our fates have been entwined, Elizabeth, but never joined.
[kisses her]

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) (VG)
[first lines]
Captain Edward Teague: You would sleep through your own hanging JJack.
Captain Jack Sparrow: I just assumed they'd wake me.