The only way for a pirate to make a living these days is by betraying other pirates.

Barbossa: [Captain Barbossa and Captain Jack Sparrow are both trying to give orders] What are you doing?
Jack Sparrow: What are you doing?
Barbossa: No, what are you doing?
Jack Sparrow: What are you doing?
Barbossa: No, what are you doing?
Jack Sparrow: What are you doing? Hmm. Captain gives orders on the ship.
Barbossa: The Captain of this ship is giving orders!
Jack Sparrow: [thinking] My ship, makes me captain!
Barbossa: They be my charts!
Jack Sparrow: That makes you Chart-man!
Pintel: Stow it! The both of you! That's an order! Understand!
[They glare at him]
Pintel: Sorry, I just thought that with the Captain issue in doubt I'd just throw in my name for consideration. Sorry.

Barbossa: [at a pirate gathering] There's not been a gathering like this in our lifetime.
Jack Sparrow: And I owe them all money.

There was a time when a pirate was free to make his own way in the world. But our time is comin' to an end. Our enemies are united; they vow to destroy us. The Pirate Lords from the four corners of the Earth, must stand together.

Barbossa: It's not possible!
Jack Sparrow: Not probable.

Barbossa: So what now, Jack Sparrow? Are we to be two immortals locked in an epic battle until Judgment Day and trumpets sound?
Jack Sparrow: Or you could surrender.

Barbossa: Why thank ye, Jack.
Jack Sparrow: You're welcome.
Barbossa: Oh, not you. We named the monkey Jack.

Barbossa: For too long I've been parched of thirst and unable to quench it. Too long I've been starving to death and haven't died. I feel nothing. Not the wind on my face nor the spray of the sea. Nor the warmth of a woman's flesh.
[steps into moonlight becoming a skeleton]
Barbossa: You best start believing in ghost stories Miss Turner. You're in one.

Elizabeth: Captain Barbossa , I am here to negotiate the cessation of hostilities against Port Royal .
Barbossa: There are a lot of long words in there, Miss; we're naught but humble pirates. What is it that you want?
Elizabeth: I want you to leave and never come back.
Barbossa: I'm disinclined to acquiesce to your request. Means "no."

First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement, so I must do nothin'. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the Pirate's Code to apply, and you're not. And thirdly, the Code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner.

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Captain Barbossa

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Captain Barbossa is the sworn enemy of Captain Jack Sparrow. Or is he? These two have a complicated history. Years ago, Captain Barbossa led a mutiny against Captain Jack, taking control of his beloved Black Pearl from him. That wasn't cool.

Played By
Geoffrey Rush
Full Name
Captain Barbossa