16 Best Blackbeard Quotes from the Infamous British Pirate

Edward Teach aka Blackbeard is one of history’s most notorious pirates.

Although his origins remain largely unknown he was believed to have been a privateer before becoming a pirate around 1716.

He gained infamy by transforming a captured French merchantman into a 40-gun warship, Queen Anne’s Revenge and terrorizing the Virginia and Carolina coasts and the Caribbean Sea.

In 1718, he established a base in North Carolina, levied tolls on ships and formed a partnership with the colony’s governor.

Blackbeard Quotes

Later that year, a British naval force dispatched by the Virginia lieutenant governor killed him.

Despite legends about his buried treasure, it likely never existed.

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The wreck of Queen Anne’s Revenge was discovered in the 1990s off North Carolina, yielding numerous artifacts including navigational tools and cannons.

Below you will find the famous quotes by Blackbeard.

Blackbeard Quotes


All hands on deck! ~ Blackbeard.


We need one Mermaid. ~ Blackbeard.


Time and tide waits for none! ~ Blackbeard.


And what fate befalls mutineers? ~ Blackbeard.


People are what are scary…people. ~ Blackbeard.

Best Blackbeard Quotes

Aye, tough mermaids are, the lot of them. ~ Blackbeard.


Check the wounded! See if any can be saved. ~ Blackbeard.

Let’s jump on board, and cut them to pieces. ~ Blackbeard.


Your words surround you like fog and make you hard to see. ~ Blackbeard.

Famous Blackbeard Quotes


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

Curses seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you. ~ Blackbeard.


Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you. ~ Blackbeard.

It is a blessing for a man to have a hand in determining his own fate. ~ Blackbeard.


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

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. ~ Blackbeard.

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