Governor Swann Quotes in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)


Governor Swann Quotes:

  • Governor Swann: Even a good decision if made for the wrong reasons can be a wrong decision.

  • [Elizabeth is being laced into a corset]

    Governor Swann: Elizabeth, how's it coming?

    Elizabeth: It's difficult to say.

    Governor Swann: I'm told it's the latest fashion in London.

    Elizabeth: Well, women in London must have learned not to breathe.

  • Governor Swann: So, this is the path you've chosen? After all, he is a blacksmith.

    Elizabeth: No.


    Elizabeth: He's a pirate.

  • Governor Swann: Hang him.

    Norrington: Keep your guns on him, men. Gillette, fetch some irons.

    [Pulls up Jack's sleeve]

    Norrington: Well, well, well Jack Sparrow, isn't it?

    Jack Sparrow: Captain Jack Sparrow, if you please sir.

    Norrington: I don't see your ship, Captain.

    Jack Sparrow: I'm in the market, as it were.

  • Town Clerk: Jack Sparrow.

    Jack Sparrow: Captain... Captain Jack Sparrow.

    Town Clerk: ...for your willful commission of crime against the crown. Those crimes being numerous in quantity and sinister in nature...

    Elizabeth: This is wrong...

    Governor Swann: Commodore Norrington is bound by the law, as are we all.

    Town Clerk: ...impersonating an officer of the Royal Navy; impersonating a clergy of the Church of England...

    Jack Sparrow: Oh yeah, heh heh

    Town Clerk: ...arson; kidnapping; perjury; piracy; pilfering; deprivation of a Federal Loyalist. For these crimes you will be hung by the neck until dead. May God have mercy on your soul.

  • Elizabeth: I had a dream about you last night.

    Will Turner: About me?

    Governor Swann: Elizabeth, is that entirely proper for you to c...

    Elizabeth: About the day we met. Do you remember?

  • Young Elizabeth: I think it'd be rather exciting to meet a pirate.

    Norrington: Think again, Miss Swann. Vile and dissolute creatures, the lot of them. I intend to see that any man who sails under a pirate flag or wears a pirate brand gets what he deserves: a short drop and a sudden stop.

    Mr. Gibbs: [Mr. Gibbs poses as if he's been hanged]

    Governor Swann: Lt. Norrington, I appreciate your fervor, but I'm concerned about the effect this subject will have upon my daughter.

    Norrington: My apologies, Gov. Swann.

    Young Elizabeth: Actually, I find it all fascinating.

    Governor Swann: Yes. That's what concerns me.

  • Norrington: You forget your place, Turner.

    Will Turner: It's right here. Between you and Jack.

    Elizabeth: As is mine.

    Governor Swann: Elizabeth. Lower your weapons. For goodness sake, put them down.

    Norrington: So, this is where your heart truly lies, then?

    Elizabeth: It is.

  • Elizabeth: [Elizabeth and Jack have just been rescued from the rumrunners' island] But we've got to save Will!

    Governor Swann: No! You're safe now. We will return to Port Royal immediately, not go gallivating after pirates!

    Elizabeth: Then we comdemn him to death!

    Governor Swann: The boy's fate *is* regrettable... but then, so was his decision to engage in piracy.

  • Governor Swann: Do pass my compliments on to your master.

    Will Turner: I shall.


    Will Turner: A craftsman is always proud to hear his work is appreciated.

  • Governor Swann: Elizabeth! Are you dead?

    Elizabeth Swann: [shakes her head, whispers] No, no.

    Governor Swann: I think I am.

  • [Elizabeth sees her father in a boat that headed towards the land of the dead and is trying to get off the ship to him]

    Tia Dalma: She must not leave the ship!

    [she and most of the crew members rush towards her to stop her]

    Elizabeth Swann: Father!

    Governor Swann: I'll give your love to your mother, shall I?

    Elizabeth Swann: Father!

    [Will grabs her and holds onto her while she cries]

    Will Turner: [to Tia] Is there a way?

    Tia Dalma: [shakes her head] Him at peace.

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