-> ''"In [[BeingGoodSucks honest service there are thin commons, low wages, and hard labour]]. Yet as [[BetterLivingThroughEvil gentlemen of fortune we enjoy plenty and satisfaction, pleasure and ease, liberty and power]]... so [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids what man with a sensible mind would choose the former life]], when the only [[AntiquatedLinguistics hasard]] we pirates run is [[MoralGuardians a sour look from those without strength or splendour]]! Now, I have been among you six weeks, and in that time I have adopted [[BecomingTheMask your outlook as my own]], and with so fierce a conviction that it may frighten you to see your passions reflected from me in so stark a light. But... if it's a captain you see in me now, aye then... I'll be your [[PrecisionFStrike bloody]] captain! [[ThenLetMeBeEvil For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters]], and withdrawing them find ''''tis better to be a commander than a common man'''!"''
-->-- '''Bartholomew Roberts''', ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', a rephrasing of a real-life speech noted in ''A General History of the Robberies and Murders by the Most Notorious Pyrates''

->''Fly our flag, we teach them fear''\\
''Capture them, the end is near''\\
''Firing guns they shall burn''\\
''Surrender or fight there's no return''\\
''Under Jolly Roger!''
-->-- '''Music/RunningWild''', "Under Jolly Roger"

->Oh, some are fond of red wine and some are fond of white,\\
And some are all for dancing by the pale moonlight,\\
But rum alone's the tipple and the heart's delight\\
Of the old, bold mate of Henry Morgan.\\
Oh, some are fond of Spanish wine and some are fond of French,\\
And some'll swallow tay and stuff fit only for a wench,\\
But I'm for right Jamaica till I roll beneath the bench,\\
Says the old, bold mate of Henry Morgan.\\
Oh, some are for the lily and some are for the rose,\\
But I am for the sugar cane that in Jamaica grows,\\
For it's that that makes the bonny drink to warm my copper nose,\\
Says the old, bold mate of Henry Morgan.\\
Oh, some are fond of fiddles and a song well sung\\
And some are all for music for to lit upon the tongue,\\
But mouths were made for tankards and for sucking at the bung,\\
Says the old, bold mate of Henry Morgan.\\
Oh, some that's good and godly ones they hold that it's a sin\\
To troll the jolly bowl around and let the dollars spin,\\
But I'm for toleration and for drinking at an inn,\\
Says the old, bold mate of Henry Morgan.
-->-- '''Creator/JohnMasefield''', "Captain Stratton's Fancy"

->''Terrorizing suckers on the seven seas''\\
''And if you've got beef - you'll get capped in the knees''\\
''We got sixteen men on a dead man's chest''\\
''And I shot those suckers and I'll shoot the rest''
-->-- '''The Music/BeastieBoys''', "Rhymin' and Stealin'"

->''He was the mildest-manner'd man that ever scuttled ship or cut a throat.''
-->- '''Creator/LordByron'''

->''With a hi hi ho and a hi hi hey''\\
''We're bound to be close to the sea''\\
''Our captain will stand on the bridge and sing''\\
''Pirates are all we can be''\\
''With a hi hi ho and a hi hi hey''\\
''We're hoisting the flag to be free''\\
''We will steal the show''\\
''Jolly Rogers, go''\\
''We are wolves of the sea''.
-->-- '''Music/{{Alestorm}},''' "Wolves of the Sea"

->''They murder coldly and detachedly\\
Whatever comes across their path\\
They throttle gullets as relaxedly\\
As fling a rope up to the mast.\\
At wakes they fall upon the liquor\\
Then stagger overboard and drown\\
While the remainder give a snigger\\
And wave a toe as they go down.''
-->-- '''Creator/BertoltBrecht''', "Ballad of the Pirates"

->''Yar, har, fiddle-de-dee''\\
''Being a Pirate is all right to be''\\
''Do what you want 'cause a Pirate is free''\\
''You are a Pirate!''
-->-- '''Series/LazyTown''', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AzpByR3MvI You Are a Pirate]]"

-> ''And those buccaneers drown their sins in rum''\\
''TheDevil [[EvenEvilHasStandards himself would have to call 'em scum]]''\\
''Every man a board would've killed his mate''\\
''For a bag of guineas or a piece of eight''\\
''A piece of eight''\\
''A piece of eight''\\
''A five, six, seven, eight''
-->-- ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'', "Shiver My Timbers"

->''Greed for pearls and diamonds\\
They are hellbent for gold\\
Their notorious symbol\\
Makes every decent sailor's blood run cold\\
Like the mighty eagle\\
Diving down on the lamb\\
Pirates don't give mercy\\
When they fight and get the upper hand''
-->-- '''Stormwitch''', "Skull and Crossbones''

->"We fly no Colours out here, but praise the Lack of 'em. So let the Black Flag signal nothing but your Alliegiance to Man's natural freedoms."
-->-- Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch, Game/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag

->Yo ho, all hands\\
Hoist the colours high\\
Heave ho, thieves and beggars\\
Never shall we die
-->-- '''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''', "Hoist the Colours"