Mr. Gibbs Quotes in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)


Mr. Gibbs Quotes:

  • [Jack throws a bucket of water on sleeping Gibbs]

    Mr. Gibbs: Curse you for breathin' ya slack-jawed idiot. Mother's love. Jack. You should know better than to wake a man when he's sleepin'. Its bad luck.

    Jack Sparrow: Fortunately, I know how to counter it; the man who did the waking buys the man who was sleeping a drink; the man who was sleeping drinks it while listening to a proposition from the man who did the waking.

    Mr. Gibbs: Aye, that'll about do it.

    [Will throws more water on Mr. Gibbs]

    Mr. Gibbs: Blast! I'm already awake!

    Will Turner: That was for the smell.

  • Jack Sparrow: Anamaria.

    [Anamaria slaps Jack]

    Will Turner: I suppose, you didn't deserve that one either?

    Jack Sparrow: No, that one I deserved.

    Anamaria: You stole my boat!

    Jack Sparrow: Actually...

    Anamaria: [Anamaria slaps Jack again]

    Jack Sparrow: Borrowed... borrowed without permission, but with every intention of bringing it back.

    Anamaria: But you didn't!

    Jack Sparrow: You'll get another one.

    Anamaria: I will.

    Will Turner: A better one.

    Jack Sparrow: A better one.

    Will Turner: That one.

    Jack Sparrow: What one?

    Will Turner: [Will looks at the Interceptor]

    Jack Sparrow: That one? Aye, that one. What say you to that?

    The Crew: Aye!

    Mr. Gibbs: No, it's frightful bad luck to have a woman aboard.

    Jack Sparrow: It would be far worse not to have her.

  • [shouting during severe storm]

    Will Turner: How can we sail to an island that nobody can find with a compass that doesn't work?

    Mr. Gibbs: Aye, the compass doesn't point North. But we're not trying to find North, are we?

  • [toasting to their new partnership]

    Jack Sparrow: Take what ye can!

    Mr. Gibbs: Give nothin' back!

  • Jack Sparrow: I thought you were supposed to keep to the code.

    Mr. Gibbs: We figured they were more actual guidelines.

  • [first lines]

    Young Elizabeth: [singing] Yo, ho, yo, ho/ a pirate's life for me/ Yo, ho, yo, ho/ it's a pirate's life for me/drink up me hearties, yo, ho...

    Mr. Gibbs: [surprises her by coming up from behind her] Quiet, missy! Cursed pirates sail these waters. You want to call them down on us?

    Norrington: [sharply] Mr. Gibbs, that will do!

    Mr. Gibbs: She was singing about pirates. Bad luck to sing about pirates, with us mired in this unnatural fog... mark my words!

    Norrington: Consider them marked.

    Mr. Gibbs: 'Aye, Lieutenant.

    [as he moves off]

    Mr. Gibbs: Bad luck to have a woman on board, too. Even a miniature one.

  • 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.

  • Mr. Gibbs: Then, on the fourth day, he roped himself a couple of sea turtles, lashed 'em together and made a raft.

    Will Turner: He roped a couple of sea turtles.

    Mr. Gibbs: Aye. Sea turtles.

    Will Turner: What did he use for rope?

    Jack Sparrow: [from beside them] Human hair.


    Jack Sparrow: From my back.

  • Elizabeth: Lower the anchor on the right side.

    Anamaria: [looks stunned]

    Elizabeth: On the starboard side!

    Will Turner: It has the element of surprise.

    Anamaria: You're daft lady. You both are!

    Mr. Gibbs: Daft like Jack.

    [turns to the crew]

    Mr. Gibbs: Lower the starboard anchor!

    [crew looks reluctant]

    Mr. Gibbs: Do it you gobs! Or it's you we'll load into the cannons.

  • Jack Sparrow: You, sailor.

    Mr. Gibbs: Cotton, sir.

    Jack Sparrow: Mr. Cotton. Do you have the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true in the face of danger and almost certain death?


    Jack Sparrow: Mr. Cotton. Answer, man.

    Mr. Gibbs: He's a mute, sir. Poor devil had his tongue cut out, so he trained the parrot to talk for him. No one's yet figured how.

    Jack Sparrow: Mr. Cotton's... parrot. Same question.

    Parrot: [squawk] Wind in the sails. Wind in the sails.

    Mr. Gibbs: Mostly, we figure, that means 'yes.'

  • Anamaria: You're daft, lady! You both are!

    Mr. Gibbs: Daft like Jack.

  • Mr. Gibbs: The kid's a bit of a stick, isn't he?

    Jack Sparrow: You have no idea.

  • Mr. Gibbs: We should drop canvas, sir.

    Jack Sparrow: She can hold a bit longer.

    Mr. Gibbs: What's in your head, Captain, that puts you in such a fine mood?

    Jack Sparrow: We're catching up.

  • Young Elizabeth: Boy! There's a boy in the water!

    [Everyone leans over and sees an unconscious Will]

    Norrington: MAN OVERBOARD! Haul him in.

    [They pull Will aboard]

    Norrington: [sighs] He's still breathing.

    Mr. Gibbs: Mary, mother of God!

    [Everyone looks in the distance, where a destroyed British ship is in flames]

  • Mr. Gibbs: Leverage, says you. I think I feel a change in the wind, says I.

  • Parrot: Shiver me timbers.

    Mr. Gibbs: Cotton 'ere says you missed a bit.

  • Mr. Gibbs: Curse ya for breathin', ya slack-jawed idiot!

  • Elaine Harper: Now, wait a minute! Listen! You can't marry me one minute and throw me out of the house the next.

    Mortimer Brewster: I am not throwing you out of the house, I am not throwing you out of the house! Will you get out of here?

    [pushes her out and slams the door; Mr. Gibbs is standing on the porch holding a newspaper]

    Elaine Harper: Mortimer!

    Mortimer Brewster: [picks up the phone] I'm sorry, Judge. But a thing happened. Look, Judge... About Teddy... you see, he's...

    Elaine Harper: Mortimer!

    Mortimer Brewster: [into the phone] You see, Judge, it's his bugle blowing. Yes, the neighbors have been complaining, and the police are all set to throw him into a state institution.

    Elaine Harper: How do you like that...

    Mr. Gibbs: I read an ad here about a room to rent...

    Elaine Harper: Oh, shut up!

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