104+ Best Captain Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Captain Quotes

I’ve always found when I was captain when other people were doing the talking for me, I didn’t need to say as much, and when I did say one or two things, people tended to listen all the more. — Brian O’Driscoll

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement. — Ted Turner

With the second ‘Captain America,’ we really pushed the envelope in terms of what this guy is capable of, which I was excited to see. Because in the first ‘Captain America,’ he’s just strong. In ‘Avengers,’ it was still, in my opinion, a little bit ‘punch, punch, kick, kick.’ — Chris Evans

You will find the poet who wrings the heart of the world, or the foremost captain of his time, driving a bargain or paring a potato, just as you would do. — Rebecca Harding Davis

Phil Neville could be on the road to one day, maybe, becoming the England manager. I know him closely. He was a great captain, a great leader. He’s had great experience. — David Moyes

My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger. — Aldous Huxley

I think it’s very important to send the message that, while parents are needed to remind you to practice and occasionally force you to finish things… they also need to learn to respect you. You as an individual, ultimately, are the captain of where you’re going. — Angela Duckworth

Science is the captain, and practice the soldiers. — Leonardo da Vinci

I was the guy who had been bouncing around the film industry for years, and I’d been lucky if five or 10 people would see my movies, so Captain Jack did a big flip for my career. — Johnny Depp

I’m not trying to steal the show. I tend to shy away from – I don’t want to say the spotlight – how about responsibility? It’s just very daunting. These movies are very intimidating. ‘Captain America.’ This is the stuff I struggle with. — Chris Evans

Sometimes in T20, you need to bowl only one over, and once the captain has given you that one over, irrespective of whether it is good or bad, that one over is out of the equation. That actually helps you, that one over. By the time the batsman figures out what you are trying to do, you get rid of one over. — MS Dhoni

I had my father on the Under-21 team and during the World Cup in France in 1998 – and also in AC Milan for four months. So it was a weird experience, because having your father as a coach is pretty weird, and I was the captain. But he was great. — Paolo Maldini

During my training to become an airline captain, I had to learn how to navigate an airplane over long distances. Flights over huge oceans, crossing extensive deserts, and connecting continents need careful planning to ensure a safe arrival at the planned destination. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The big upside to being captain is it’s a huge honour, but the downside is that there is definitely extra pressure. — Brian O’Driscoll

When I ran the anchor leg to a gold medal with my Canadian teammates Glenroy Gilbert, Bruny Surin, and Robert Esmie in the 4×100-metre relay at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it was my responsibility to motivate the guys as unofficial captain and leader. — Donovan Bailey

But I just think as a captain, everybody’s different. — Mark Messier

My dad was actually a college boxer at L.S.U. and a good one, too. He was the captain of the boxing team. — James Carville

Growing up as a young black girl in Potomac, Maryland was easy. I had a Rainbow Coalition of friends of all ethnicities, and we would carelessly skip around our elementary school like the powerless version of Captain Planet’s Planeteers. — Issa Rae

Bierce radiates brilliancy, and perhaps no other man of letters ever had a more ready command of condensed expression. For him, each word has its unique place in the peerage of words, and he would not use a word out of place any sooner than he would thrust an ape into a captain’s saddle. — Edwin Markham

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. — William Ernest Henley

Being the captain is a great privilege and a responsibility to lead a great group with different cultures. — Sergio Ramos

There was this one movie I really wanted to do, with Gregory Peck, ‘Captain Newman, M.D.,’ and Universal said, ‘Well, if you want that, you’re going to have to sign a seven-year contract.’ And I’d already been through that. But I needed it, so I signed. — Angie Dickinson

Captain is a good travelling name and so I take it. — George Farquhar

I’m a very temperamental person, but when you are wearing the captain’s armband for Real Madrid or the national team, it’s best to express yourself in a different way. You have to maintain a sense of unity – a good atmosphere where everyone feels happy is one of the keys to success, and that’s something you shouldn’t lose. — Sergio Ramos

I remember when I first came to Liverpool, Pepe Reina helped with everything, and he made it easy for me. When I was Atletico Madrid captain, I tried to help everyone. These are the basics in football: you need to create an atmosphere and try to create a group of friends. It’s not easy, and it doesn’t always happen, but you have to try. — Fernando Torres

I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a Gentle-man and is nothing else. — Oliver Cromwell

Well, my transition into being a captain was easy. — Mark Messier

The biggest problem is when a player asks a captain why he is not playing but does not want an honest answer. — MS Dhoni

Every team that I’ve played on, I’ve either been the captain or co-captain. — Julius Erving

Selecting a strong team without giving the new captain appropriate time isn’t possible. — MS Dhoni

A captain of the Navy ought to be a man of strong and well connected sense, with a tolerable good education, a gentleman, as well as a seaman both in theory and practice. — John Paul Jones

When you are captain, you are never speaking for yourself. — Brian O’Driscoll

With me, traveling for work is arriving at the airport, checking into the hotel, leaving the hotel the next morning at 4 or 5 to do something like ‘The Jimmy and Jackie Captain Crazy Morning Zoo,’ doing a bunch of those in a row, then going back to the hotel, and then finally going to the club. — Gilbert Gottfried

As a captain, I think it’s important that the players really know who you are and what you stand for, what your beliefs are, and to be consistent in those if things are going good or things are going bad. — Mark Messier

I want to conquer the unknown. I really, really want to live on the water and captain my own boat. I have dreamed of going around the world on a boat. — Suze Orman

By and large, the making of motion pictures is all about, ‘Let’s ratchet it up.’ And I always think, ‘We don’t need to ratchet this up.’ If you do, don’t call it ‘Captain Phillips’ or ‘The Maersk Alabama.’ Call it something else, and then you have carte blanche to do anything, down to sea serpents and aliens. — Tom Hanks

In the liberal remake of ‘Casablanca,’ the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to ’round up the usual weapons.’ It’s always the weapon and never the shooter. — Charles Krauthammer

What Kirk wanted every evening was to go to bed with a beautiful woman. Our captain now is a man of infinitely more skill. A better man. — Gene Roddenberry

I am the captain of Madrid, and I will defend my team. — Sergio Ramos

The Eagles and the Captain and Tennille ruled the airwaves, and we were the answer to it. — Joey Ramone

One of my theories is to be captain on the field and off the field, you need to totally enjoy each other’s company. I don’t like discussing cricket off the field. — MS Dhoni

I’ve seen so much good Tilly cosplay. I’ve seen a lot of Captain Killy. I’ve seen a Cadet Tilly with dreads. I’ve seen stuff – it’s the most incredible experience, and I think I probably fangirl over the cosplayers more than they do over me. — Mary Wiseman

I’d come out of the army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the army at the end, in 1945. — Eli Wallach

In Medford, I awaked the Captain of the Minute Men; & after that, I alarmed almost every house, till I got to Lexington. — Paul Revere

There will be goals to achieve along the way, but until I captain Liverpool, I will not be satisfied. — Trent Alexander-Arnold

It is in following Christ as our captain that we can win in our personal lives, families, churches, and communities. — Tony Evans

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever. — Thomas Aquinas

You know what the lowest rated episode we ever had was? Where Captain Kirk kissed Uhuru – a white man kissing an African-American woman. All the stations in the American South – in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana – refused to air it. And so our ratings plummeted. — George Takei

I resigned from captaincy because I wanted the new captain to get enough time for preparing a team before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. — MS Dhoni

Captain Jack Sparrow is like a cross between Keith Richards and Pepe Le Pew. — Johnny Depp

Captain Clarke who had gone out yesterday with eighteen men to bring in the meat we had killed the day before, and to continue the hunt, came in at twelve o’clock. — Meriwether Lewis

I am very happy with it, it is a great honour to be the captain of your country. — Virgil van Dijk

With ‘Captain America,’ you might have three lines of dialogue the whole day. And there are just a million angles and a million set-ups, and it’s tedious. — Chris Evans

I love performing for kids, but you can’t play down to them, of course. Then it would be ‘Captain Kangaroo.’ — Rita Moreno

I was assistant in Edmonton with Wayne as captain, and Kevin Lowe was the other assistant. — Mark Messier

The team should have implicit confidence in the captain’s decisions. — Lord Mountbatten

I really like people who have the gift of the gab. I like characters that are very eloquent, articulate and confident in what they’re saying. Especially coming off ‘Captain America,’ who’s very internal and intimate, I’d love to play someone who wears their emotions on their sleeves, potentially to a fault. — Chris Evans

What little success I may have won in life I attribute to the loyalty I had for a dear old friend who was my first steel master, whom you perhaps have never heard of: Captain Bill Jones. — Charles M. Schwab

The biggest learning during my tenure as a captain was that, a lot of time, I used to think that this is common sense. But no, there is nothing called common sense. — MS Dhoni

I don’t like being recognised, I have no interest in being famous at all, I just do what I do. If I could be like Captain Kirk and beam myself up and then beam myself down, I would! — Bruce Dickinson

I was never, in my whole school career, given a job as a monitor, a form captain, or a prefect. I never won any kind of prize. — Victoria Coren Mitchell

The ‘Next Generation’ and ‘Voyager’ are about even; I think ‘Voyager’ is mildly superior, although Picard is the quintessential captain. — Stacey Abrams

Belize is still a pirate haven and is run more or less along the lines established centuries ago by the likes of Captain Morgan, Blackbeard, and Captain Barrow. — John McAfee

I’d love to see T’he Avengers’ with Robert Downey, Jr. playing Loki and Clark Gregg playing ‘Thor’ and I play Captain America. — Tom Hiddleston

I’m honored to be one of the guys that is seen as a leader of this great team – a team that has stood the test of time. AKA is one of the only teams that has been around since the beginning of the MMA explosion, and it’s a huge honor for me to be named captain. — Daniel Cormier

A wise man has to always listen to the peers he surrounds around himself. That’s why you surround yourself with other smart people. Captain Kirk keep Mr. Spock right beside him. — Rza

Each picture has some sort of rhythm which only the director can give it. He has to be like the captain of a ship. — Fritz Lang

I wasn’t thrilled about ‘The Sound Of Music’ – not the movie itself but my role in it. Captain Von Trapp was a bore, and they tried to help by giving it a bit more cynicism, but it wasn’t my favourite role. I enjoyed the music, and I loved Julie Andrews. — Christopher Plummer

I decided to make ‘Captain America’ because I realized I wasn’t doing the film because it terrified me. You can’t make decisions based on fear. — Chris Evans

I have often wondered why I was never captain of the Lakers. — Jerry West

Captain Cook discovered Australia looking for the Terra Incognita. Christopher Columbus thought he was finding India but discovered America. History is full of events that happened because of an imaginary tale. — Umberto Eco

Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ was inspired by Cinthio’s ‘A Moorish Captain’; his ‘Hamlet’ came from Saxo Grammaticus’s ‘Amleth.’ — Malorie Blackman

I would love to get bumped up to be team captain, or even Asuka. Either-or. We can even be co-captains. — Naomi

I was captain in Atletico at 19, playing in the same team as Demetrio Albertini, who won three Champions Leagues, and Sergi Barjuan from Barcelona, who had won everything, and they were 32, 33. I was a kid as captain, so I wasn’t the real captain, just a kid learning from them. — Fernando Torres

No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy. — Horatio Nelson

My job is to help Virat in the field. He is the captain, and whenever he looks up around, I should be around to complement him and help him as much as I could. — Rohit Sharma

The conservative movement today is like that tall ship with its proud captain: strong, accomplished but veering off course into the dangerous and uncharted waters of big government republicanism. — Mike Pence

We stay as a team. I might be England captain, but that doesn’t mean I get treated differently. — David Beckham

Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time. — William Shatner

You know, the reward for ‘Captain America’ is amazing. It’s always fun to see a giant spectacle film and see the fun stuff – the special effects. — Chris Evans

I auditioned for soap operas and commercials; I remember auditioning for Lays potato chips. It was a sort of ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ sketch, where Captain Bligh was torturing the crew by saying, ‘You can only have one Lays potato chip,’ and they all rise up. — John Lithgow

I wasn’t the biggest Captain America fan, but increasingly, I see him as a great character. Winter Soldier really got into what it meant to actually represent America. — Ta-Nehisi Coates

Throughout my entire life, I’ve always been a captain. I was the captain of my high school team. I was the captain at Oklahoma State University. I was the captain of the 2008 Olympic team. — Daniel Cormier

When I was eight or nine, I wrote a new version of ‘Peter Pan’ for the school play. They didn’t use it – I imagine it was unperformable – but as recompense for not doing my script, I was offered any role, and instinctively went for Captain Hook. I came on trying to be terrifying, but everyone laughed at me. — Arthur Smith

During my career as an airline pilot, I had the opportunity to be a check and training captain. Part of this job was to train and test experienced pilots to ensure that they had the necessary knowledge and skills to safely and efficiently operate those magnificent big jets. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I think, at the end of the day, filmmaking is a team, but eventually there’s got to be a captain. — Ridley Scott

I don’t pretend to be captain weird. I just do what I do. — Johnny Depp

The one thing I was always told is you absolutely have to tell truth to power. Whether you’re a second lieutenant working with a captain and a lieutenant colonel, or a four-star general working with the Office Secretary of Defense and the White House, the decision makers have got to have ground truth. — John F. Kelly

Usually in features, I’m the lead. I consider the director the captain, but I consider myself the first mate, and it’s up to me to keep in contact with the heart of the crew. — Edward Albert

Whether you’re a second lieutenant working with a captain and a lieutenant colonel, or a four-star general working with the Office Secretary of Defense and the White House, the decision makers have got to have ground truth. Otherwise, the decisions they make could be flawed – and that can be dangerous. — John F. Kelly

When Wayne was traded, I became captain. For me it really wasn’t anything – I didn’t do anything or I didn’t feel I had to do anything different than what I had been doing all along. — Mark Messier

I always wanted to see why Captain America was on this team of Avengers. He’s got to have a reason – he can’t just be really fast and punch really hard. — Chris Evans

There was a little less pressure to be fit on ‘The Avengers’ than ‘Captain America.’ I had just finished ‘Captain America,’ so I was already built. Plus, ‘Captain America’ has that one scene dramatic scene where my transformation is revealed. ‘The Avengers’ has not one shirtless scene. — Chris Evans

The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep. — Charles Baudelaire

The weather became so intensely cold that we sent for all the hunters who had remained out with captain Clarke’s party, and they returned in the evening several of them frostbitten. — Meriwether Lewis

The dream is to captain Liverpool. — Trent Alexander-Arnold

My teammate Franco Baresi was a real captain. He was an example for everyone. Not a big talker. He never talked. But on the field or in training, he was No. 1. — Paolo Maldini

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman. — George Santayana

I don’t need a captain’s band to lead a team to victory. — Hope Solo

I was once the captain of Akagi, and it is with heartfelt regret that I must now order that she be sunk. — Isoroku Yamamoto

At 17, I already had responsibility because I took care of my family, but in the football I was young; I wasn’t experienced or the captain – I was just in the team. — Pele

When I lost my rifle, the Army charged me 85 dollars. That is why in the Navy the Captain goes down with the ship. — Dick Gregory

I was never a standout player until I played for the under-19s and became the captain. Then everything went much better – I played some games for the under-23s and after that it went pretty quickly. — Virgil van Dijk

There is so much to sailing a ship. There’s about a thousand different lines on a brig ship, and knowing what each one of those does, it takes a long time, and that’s why you have these cabin boys that start on the ship, and they learn throughout the years, and that’s why it takes so long to captain one. — Tom Holland

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