Lord Durant: A gentleman knows when to use his sword and when to lay it down. Have you forgotten, Lynch, that was what you once were?
Lynch: I'm not a gentleman; I'm an Irishman!
Lynch: Here you are, my lord
[handing over a cutlass]
Lynch: . The blade, you know, is very sharp.
Lord Durant: Unlike your wit.
Nick: This girl is trouble, Ned. A pirate in love is like a fish out of water. Both are where they shouldn't be. But only the fish has sense enough to know it.
Nick: There once was a maiden named Starkey who had an affair with a darkey. The result of her sins was quadruplets, not twins: One white, one black, and two khaki.
Lord Durant: Draw the curtains. The farce is ended!
[Durant's dying words as he falls from the balcony]
[as newly-freed Jane Barnet and Captain Lynch kiss]
Nick: We've come to make war, Captain, not love!
Lynch: [talking to Jane in his rowboat after she hs dived in the sea for a nude swim] What do you want? Well, girl, it's a lot easier to get off a ship with no clothes on than to get back onto a ship with no clothes on.
Chaplain: [Referring to Nick, who is about to be hanged] Has he lived a religious life?
Major Folly: No matter. He shall have a Christian death!
Jane Barnet: [turning around to see the Captain] How long have you been sitting there?
Lynch: A very long time.
Jane Barnet: [laughs softly] You move quietly.
Lynch: Yes, girl, I do.
Jane Barnet: It's natural among thieves.
Lynch: Beg your pardon, Ma'am. I'm not a thief. I'm a pirate and good to be called one.
Jane Barnet: Will you give me back what you stole from my family?
Jane Barnet: Then, sir, you are a thief!
Lynch: [after a pause] As you please.
Nick: [Hoping that the outnumbered Major Folly will not fight to a certain death] It would be a major blunder, Major Folly.
Nick: A woman's place is between the sheets. I suspect there's more to this wench than that.