37 Best Quotes “Treasure Island”

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Here are the 37 best handpicked quotes from “Treasure Island” by Robert Stevenson:

From quotes by Long John Silver to quotes by the Ben Gunn to quotes by Pew.

So if you want the best quotes from “Treasure Island” sorted by figure, then you’re in the right place.

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37 Best Quotes "Treasure Island" (Handpicked)

My Favorite “Treasure Island” Quote



“Sir, with no intention to take offence, I deny your right to put words into my mouth.”

— Treasure Island

With “Treasure Island” being a novel that teaches lessons in life, particularly the consequences of being greedy, I chose this as my favorite quote because, for me, it reflects the message of the book. 

While the quote may sound rude, when I think about the reality of life, this quote actually has a point. 

For me, when you know your worth and who you are, as long as you don’t mean anything bad or step on other people’s foot just to get what you want, you shouldn’t let others control you or tell you who you should be because others are just passersby in our lives anyway.

12 Quotes by Long John Silver


You Came

“‘You came in in about the nick, I guess, for me and Hawkins. And so it’s you, Ben Gunn!’ he added. ‘Well, you’re a nice one, to be sure.'”

— Long John Silver


I Am Cap

“I’m cap’n here by ‘lection. I’m cap’n here because I’m the best man by a long sea-mile. You won’t fight, as gentlemen o’ fortune should; then, by thunder, you’ll obey, and you may lay to it! I like that boy, now; I never seen a better boy than that. He’s more a man than any pair of rats of you in this here house, and what I say is this: let me see him that’ll lay a hand on him–that’s what I say, and you may lay to it.”

— Long John Silver



“‘Avast, there!… Who are you, Tom Morgan? Maybe you thought you was cap’n here, perhaps. By the powers, but I’ll teach you better! Cross me, and you’ll go where many a good man’s gone before you, first and last, these thirty year back—some to the yard-arm, shiver my timbers, and some by the board, and all to feed the fishes. There’s never a man looked me between the eyes and seen a good day a’terwards…”

— Long John Silver


Did Any

“Did any of you gentlemen want to have it out with ME?”

— Long John Silver


See Here

“‘See here, now, Hawkins,’ said he, ‘here’s a blessed hard thing on a man like me, now, ain’t it? There’s Cap’n Trelawney—what’s he to think? Here I have this confounded son of a Dutchman sitting in my own house drinking of my own rum!'”

— Long John Silver


And Then

“And then, all of a sudden, he stopped, and his jaw dropped as though he had remembered something. ‘The score!’ he burst out. ‘Three goes o’ rum! Why, shiver my timbers, if I hadn’t forgotten my score!’ And, falling on a bench, he laughed until the tears ran down his cheeks. I could not help joining; and we laughed together, peal after peal until the tavern rang again.”

— Long John Silver


You May

“You may lay to that.”

— Long John Silver


There Was

“There was some that was feared of Pew, and some that was feared of Flint; but Flint his own self was feared of me.”

— Long John Silver


And Now

“And now, shipmates, this black spot? ‘Tain’t much good now, is it? Dick’s crossed his luck and spoiled his Bible, and that’s about all.”

— Long John Silver


Never A

“There’s never a man looked me between the eyes and seen a good day a’terward.”

— Long John Silver


A Pleasant

“It’s a pleasant thing to be young, and have ten toes, and you may lay to that.”

— Long John Silver


Them That

“Them that die will be the lucky ones!”

— Long John Silver

11 Quotes by Jim Hawkins


My Heart 1

“My heart was sore for him, wicked as he was, to think on the dark perils that environed and the shameful gibbet that awaited him.”

— Jim Hawkins


I Clung

“I clung with both hands till my nails ached, and I shut my eyes as if to cover up the peril. Gradually my mind came back again, my pulses quieted down to a more natural time, and I was once more in possession of myself.”

— Jim Hawkins


I No

“I no more fear you than I fear a fly. Kill me, if you please, or spare me.”

— Jim Hawkins



“I scarce can say it was by my own volition, and I am sure it was without conscious aim.”

— Jim Hawkins


Silver 2

“The bar silver and the arms still lie, for all that I know, where Flint buried them; and certainly they shall lie there for me. Oxen and wain-ropes would not bring me back again to that accursed island; and the worst dreams that ever I have are when I hear the surf booming about its coasts, or start upright in bed, with the sharp voice of Captain Flint still ringing in my ears: ‘Pieces of eight! pieces of eight!’”

— Jim Hawkins


No Sooner

“I was no sooner certain of this than I began to feel sick, faint, and terrified. The hot blood was running over my back and chest. The dirk, where it had pinned my shoulder to the mast, seemed to burn like a hot iron; yet it was not so much these real sufferings that distressed me … it was the horror I had upon my mind of falling from the cross-trees into that still green water beside the body of the coxswain.”

— Jim Hawkins


But One

“But one man of her crew alive. What put to sea with seventy-five.”

— Jim Hawkins



“From trunk to trunk the creature flitted like a deer, running manlike on two legs, but unlike any man that I had ever seen, stooping almost double as it ran.”

— Jim Hawkins


Left Leg

“His left leg was cut off close by the hip, and under the left shoulder he carried a crutch, which he managed with wonderful dexterity, hopping about upon it like a bird. He was very tall and strong, with a face as big as a ham-plain and pale, but intelligent and smiling.”

— Jim Hawkins



“He was plainly blind, for he tapped before him with a stick, and wore a great green shade over his eyes and nose; and he was hunched, as if with age or weakness, and wore a huge old tattered sea cloak with a hood, that made him appear positively deformed. I never saw in my life a more dreadful-looking figure.”

— Jim Hawkins



“This grove that was now so peaceful must then have rung with cries, I thought; and even with the thought I could believe I heard it ringing still.”

— Jim Hawkins

3 Quotes by Captain Smollett


Either 1

“You’re either my ship’s cook-and then you were treated handsome-or Cap’n Silver, a common mutineer and pirate, and then you can go hang!”

— Captain Smollett


Well Sir

“Well, sir … better speak plain … I don’t like this cruise; I don’t like the men; and I don’t like my officer. That’s short and sweet.”

— Captain Smollett


We Must 1

“We must go on, because we can’t turn back.”

— Captain Smollett

2 Quotes by Ben Gunn


Many Long

“Many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese–toasted, mostly.”

— Ben Gunn



“Fetch aft the rum, Darby!”

— Ben Gunn

3 Quotes by Dr. Livesey



“There is a kind of fate in this … Every step, it’s you that saves our lives.”

— Dr. Livesey



“Well, squire … I don’t put much faith in your discoveries, as a general thing; but I will say this, John Silver suits me.”

— Dr. Livesey


Thing To

“I have only one thing to say to you, sir … if you keep on drinking rum, the world will soon be quit of a very dirty scoundrel!”

— Dr. Livesey

1 Quote by Squire Trelawney



“I’ll be as silent as the grave.”

— Squire Trelawney

1 Quote by Israel Hands


Dead Men

“Dead men don’t bite.”

— Israel Hands

1 Quote by The Pirates



“Fifteen men on the Dead Man’s Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

— The Pirates

1 Quote by Captain Flint



“Pieces of eight! pieces of eight! pieces of eight!”

— Captain Flint

1 Quote by Pew


I Wish

“I wish I had put his eyes out!”

— Pew