15+ Best Blackbeard Quotes From The Infamous British Pirate

Devangana Rathore
Dec 12, 2023 By Devangana Rathore
Originally Published on Feb 18, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Pirate ship at the open sea at the sunset

History will never see another pirate like Captain Blackbeard.

More popularly known in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise and his work with Captain Jack Sparrow, Blackbeard is a well-known historical figure. If you enjoy reading quotes about sea-faring pirates, then why not take a look at some pirate quotes and Jack Sparrow quotes?

With every other pirate in awe of the infamous Blackbeard - we managed to find for you some of the most famous Blackbeard quotes.

Though he is known for many things - some of the things he has done include a lot of violence, needless bloodshed, and a ruthless nature to achieve his ends. Though these things are not honorable or good, it is what earned him his infamy.

Though the report compiled by the government of England after his death left out many details about his life, there are multiple sources you can use to learn more things about him.

Blackbeard Quotes For Budding Pirates

Some of the best Blackbeard quotes were said in the presence of his crew - who had to report only to him- since he spent most of his life traveling with them.

He used to loot ships, plunder cities, hold them for ransom, capture people and ships alike, and most importantly - evaded escape from the authorities.

They were hard to find, and not a day went by when the British government tried to place their location on maps and globes. Though they do not teach about the man in school, he is definitely a study in leadership and bravery.

There are many a report speaking of his latest exploit, and if you wish to have a look at a report, you can do so at archives and museums where they store them.

Though Blackbeard is not known to have any favorite quotes as such, you can! Scroll through this list for some of his most iconic quotes, and send it to a friend so you both can find your favorite quotes and share them with the world!

1. "Let's jump on board, and cut them to pieces."


2. "On your way, now. And tell the world you set sail with Blackbeard."


3. "It is a blessing for a man to have a hand in determining his own fate."


4. "You know when I feel closest to our Maker? When I see suffering, pain, and anguish. That's when the true design of this world is revealed."


5. "And what fate befalls mutineers?"


6. "All hands on deck!"


The Best Of Blackbeard Quotes

It is said that till the day he died, none could catch this notorious pirate. On the day of his capture and death, he was said to have been stabbed twenty times and shot five times before he died.

It varies from report to report, but this seems to be the general consensus. Nonetheless, his life and story are very iconic and has left behind many Blackbeard quotes for you to read and know more about him.

The Blackbeard quotes probably will not tell you this, but his real name was Edward Teach. A very underwhelming choice, which is why he changed it to be something that may inspire respect and fear.

7. "Your words surround you like fog and make you hard to see."


8. "Check the wounded! See if any can be saved."


9. "People are what are scary...people."


10. "Time and tide waits for none!"


11. "A good dream is better than a bad reality."


Blackbeard Quotes From The Movies

Edward Teach - also called Blackbeard - was a pirate second to none - which is why he has a series of movies, TV shows, and web series. They teach us a lot about pirate life - such as the meaning and contexts of Blackbeard quotes and the meaning of his flag.

His flags were often red or black, with images and symbols of death, terror, and destruction on them. This was to warn off enemy pirates, and these flags were lowered when trying to loot a ship.

He is well known for a lot other than looting ships. He is very famous for blockading the Charleston Harbour in 1718 with his ship - Queen Anne's Revenge - and three others.

He then plundered many other ships who came to the harbor. The Blackbeard quotes may be excellent to know more about him, but his history can teach you even more about him than the quotes.

12. "Well done, sailor."

-Blackbeard, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'.

13. "Angelica. My beloved daughter, the one true good thing I have done in this life."

-Blackbeard, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'.

14. "We need one Mermaid."

-Blackbeard, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'.

15. "Curses seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you."


16. "Aye, tough mermaids are, the lot of them."


Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Blackbeard quotes then why not take a look at Robin Hood quotes, or ['Pirates of the Caribbean' quotes].

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Written by Devangana Rathore

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Language, Master of Philosophy

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Devangana RathoreBachelor of Arts specializing in English Language, Master of Philosophy

Devangana is a highly accomplished content writer and a deep thinker with a Master's degree in Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin. With a wealth of experience in copywriting, she has worked with The Career Coach in Dublin and is constantly looking to enhance her skills through online courses from some of the world's leading universities. Devangana has a strong background in computer science and is also an accomplished editor and social media manager. Her leadership skills were honed during her time as the literacy society president and student president at the University of Delhi.

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