Treasure hunt and scavenger hunt quotes
These are the best treasure hunt quotes we’ve come across or been sent. If you know any better ones, do share them with us by filling in “Leave a comment for us”, below. Bottles of champagne, pieces of eight or a piece of dead parrot for the best!
“Not all treasure‘s silver and gold, mate.”
Jack Sparrow, Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
“There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (our thanks to Eric Rouse for correcting us on who this quote is by)
Squire Trelawney: Well, gentlemen, this is definitely a genuine bona-fide treasure map.
Jim Hawkins: Really?
Squire Trelawney: Oh, yes. Mr. Bimbol told me so. Oh, Mr. Bimbol lives in my finger. He’s very smart. He’s been to the moon. (puts finger to his ear) Oh, thank you… twice.
Rizzo: I smell a bozo.
Muppet Treasure Island
“I’m an ocean, because I’m really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures.”
“Sailing for adventure on the big blue wet-thing.”
Squire Trelawney, Muppet Treasure Island
“The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.” Lao Tzu
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“Rich the treasure,
Sweet the pleasure”
John Dryden, Alexander’s Feast
Mr. Gibbs: Then, on the fourth day, he roped himself a couple of sea turtles, lashed ’em together and made a raft.
Will Turner: He roped a couple of sea turtles.
Mr. Gibbs: Aye. Sea turtles.
Will Turner: What did he use for rope?
Jack Sparrow: Human hair. (Pause) From my back.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Howard: A thousand men, say, go searching for gold. After six months, one of them’s lucky: one out of a thousand. His find represents not only his own labour, but that of nine hundred and ninety-nine others to boot. That’s six thousand months, five hundred years, scrambling over a mountain, going hungry and thirsty. An ounce of gold, mister, is worth what it is because of the human labour that went into the finding and the getting of it.
Bum: I never thought of it just like that.
Howard: Well, there’s no other explanation, mister. Gold itself ain’t good for nothing except making jewellery with and gold teeth.
Walter Huston and Clifton Young in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
“Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.”
Godfrey: Do you mind telling me just what a scavenger hunt is?
Irene: Well, a scavenger hunt is exactly like a treasure hunt, except in a treasure hunt you try to find something you want, and in a scavenger hunt you try to find something that nobody wants.
William Powell and Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey
Jack Sparrow: Gentlemen… what do keys do?
Leech: Keys unlock… things?
Gibbs: And whatever this key unlocks, inside there’s something valuable. So we’re setting out to find whatever this key unlocks!
Jack Sparrow: No. If we don’t have the key, we can’t open whatever it is we don’t have that it unlocks. So what purpose would be served in finding whatever need be unlocked, which we don’t have, without first having found the key what unlocks it?
Gibbs: So we’re going after this key!
Jack Sparrow: You’re not making any sense at all.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest