The Adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow
Real heroes are almost always antiheroes and there are few better than Captain Jack Sparrow. These are the tales of his quests. Not always idealistic and often morally ambiguous, Jack, in the end, still manages to do what is right and saves the day.
There is a sense of adventure being nostalgically drawn back in time to an age when ships sailed using the wind and the world was still a much bigger, more mysterious place; to a sense of exploration and possibility and the rewards that come with it.
Pirates are so intriguing because they represent a rebellious freedom. The freedom to explore and live according to ones own wishes. To answer to no one and be true to ones own self. That is the freedom we chase when watching the Pirates of the Caribbean.
“But you’re wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from human relationships. God’s placed it all around us. It’s in everything. It’s in anything we can experience. People just need to change the way they look at those things”
— Christopher McCandless
“Aristotle be damned!
By Zeus and all the gods, what makes you so much better than them, Cassander? Better than you really are! In you and those like you is this!
What disturbs me most is not your lack of respect for my judgment. It’s your contempt for a world far older than ours!”
— Alexander the Great
“I cannot waste time with these classes and these books, memorizing the weaker assumptions of lesser mortals! I need to look through to the governing dynamics, find a truly original idea. That’s the only way I’ll ever distinguish myself. It’s the only way that I’ll ever… matter”
— John Nash
“You know the worst part?
The world didn’t stop. The newspaper still came every morning, the automatic sprinklers went off at six. Jerry next door still washed his car every Sunday.
My life ended and nobody noticed.”
— Phil Woodward