Capt. Jack Aubrey: What is it with this man? Did I kill a relative of his in battle, perhaps? His boy, God forbid?
Dr. Stephen Maturin: He fights like you, Jack.

Tie your neck bands on your right upper arm to tell friend from foe.


Run like smoke and oakum!

Capt. Jack Aubrey

For England, for home, and for the prize!

Capt. Jack Aubrey

But we have no alternative... we must turn and fight! He must have been hiding in some inlet and waited until we passed!

1st Lt. Tom Pullings

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?"

Calamy, Midshipman: Excuse me, sir, but Mr. Blankeney said that you served under Lord Nelson at the Nile.
Capt. Jack Aubrey: Indeed. I was a young lieutenant, not much older than you are now. And Mr. Pullings... Mr.P ullings was a sniveling midshipman... still yearning for hearth and home.

1st Lt. Tom Pullings: He would always say: "Never mind the maneuvers, just go straight out!"

Captain's not called Lucky-Jack for no reason.

Joseph Nagle, Carpenter's Mate

Blakeney: Should you really be getting up, sir?
Dr. Stephen Maturin: Mr Blakeney, are you also a doctor?
Blakeney: No, sir.
Dr. Stephen Maturin: No, you're not.

Dr. Stephen Maturin: Well, Mr. Blakeney, it would appear that you have the makings of a naturalist.
Blakeney: Well, sir, perhaps I could combine them to be a sort of... fighting naturalist, like you, sir.

Able Seaman: Is them 'is brains, doctor?
Dr. Stephen Maturin: No, that's just dried blood. THOSE are his brains.

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Quotes

Capt. Jack Aubrey: Do you want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly?
Crew: No!
Capt. Jack Aubrey: Want to call that raggedy-ass Napoleon your king?
Crew: No!
Capt. Jack Aubrey: You want your children to sing the "La Marseillaise?"
Crew: No!

May I have the coin, please?

Dr. Stephen Maturin