“How should you be? You should be like a rocky promontory against which the restless surf continually pounds. It stands fast while the churning sea is lulled to sleep at its feet. I hear you say: ’how unlucky that this should happen to me.’ But not at all. Perhaps say instead: ’how lucky I am that I am not broken by what has happened and I’m not afraid of what is about to happen.’ For the same blow might have struck anyone, but not many who would have absorbed it without capitulation or complaint.” - Marcus Aurelius, The Emperor’s Handbook
Black Sails 1x03 » III.
Would you like to know what Mr. Turk shared with me about our beloved captain?
— Turk thinks Flint is undead, walks the earth without a soul. He believes there’s a witch who lives deep inside the island who controls his every move.
— More or less, yes.