For the most part, pirates were nothing but bad ass mother fuckers that ruled the seas way back in the day. We know a few famous names, like Blackbeard, and we have a handful of pirate movies. Here, though, are some real quotes from actual pirates of history. These quotes come from ‘A General History of the Pyrates’ written by Captain Charles Johnson in the 1700s. The book is considered to be one of the most important sources of genuine Pirate history. So you know it’s good shit.