Favorite Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Quotes
Mr. Allen, Master: Sir, might we press you for an anecdote?
Capt. Jack Aubrey: The first time he spoke to me... I shall never forget his words. I remember it like it was yesterday. He leaned across the table, he looked me straight in the eye, and he said "Aubrey... may I trouble you for the salt?"
There! I have you! You're completely dished. Do you not know that in the service ... one must always choose the lesser of two weevils?Capt. Jack Aubrey
Capt. Jack Aubrey: Do you want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly?
Capt. Jack Aubrey: Want to call that raggedy-ass Napoleon your king?
Capt. Jack Aubrey: You want your children to sing the "La Marseillaise?"
Name a shrub after me ... something prickly and hard to eradicate.Capt. Jack Aubrey
Right lads, now, I know there's not a faint heart among you, and I know you're as anxious as I am to get into close action. But we must bring them right up beside us before we spring this trap. That will test our nerve, and discipline will count just as much as courage. The Acheron is a tough nut to crack... more than twice our guns, more than twice our numbers, and they will sell their lives dearly. Topmen, your handling of the sheets to be lubberly and un-navy like. Until the signal calls, you're to spill the wind from our sails, this will bring us almost to a complete stop. Gun crews, you must run out and tie down in double quick time. With the rear wheels removed, you've gained elevation. and without recoil, there'll be no chance for re-load, so gun captains, that gives you one shot from the lardboard battery... one shot only. You'll fire for her mainmast. Much will depend on your accuracy... however... even crippled, she will still be dangerous, like a wounded beast. Captain Howard and the marines will sweep their weather deck with swivel gun and musket fire from the tops. They'll try and even the odds for us before we board. They mean to take us as a prize!Capt. Jack Aubrey
Capt. Jack Aubrey: Well, Stephen... the bird's flightless?
Dr. Stephen Maturin: Yes.
Capt. Jack Aubrey: It's not going anywhere.
We are worth more to them undamaged. Their greed... will be their downfall.Capt. Jack Aubrey
Capt. Jack Aubrey: To wives and sweethearts.
Officers: To wives and sweethearts.
Capt. Jack Aubrey: May they never meet!
England is under threat of invasion, and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship IS England!Capt. Jack Aubrey
This is the second time he's done this to me. There will not be a third.Capt. Jack Aubrey
Run like smoke and oakum!Capt. Jack Aubrey
Damn, he was good. Just came out of nowhere. Hit us with a full broadside, cut across our tail and took out our rudder. Damn fine gunnery. We only slipped away because of the fog. Quite forunate, really. He may have had the weather gauge, but we had the weather gods.Capt. Jack Aubrey