“No man’s land. There was a time when stopping halfway across this bridge would have been unthinkable to you. How things change. … You have nothing to be sorry about. I was standing between you and your dreams for this place. You did what you had to do.”

“I thought you said this place was just sand.”

“Sand has its virtues. On sand, nothing is fixed. Nothing is permanent. And fates change so quickly. Yesterday Captain Hornigold was immovable from that fort. And Captain Vane was a beggar. Now look at them today. Yesterday I was a whore of little consequence easily dismissed, easily forgotten. Today I am a madam with an income and allies and a woman who has learned the most important of lessons. Never let anyone stand in between you and you’re ambitions. Thank you for teaching it to me.”

— Black Sails S01 E08