"Just so we're ready when the time comes." Hello! So, the above phrase is what I would like to have translated. It's a quote from the film Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl. It's mine and my girlfriend's favourite film, and this has become an unofficial motto for us and our relationship. I can't find a decent YouTube clip to show you, apart from this, so you will just need to watch the film if you're interested. For additional context, the full scene is two undead pirates sitting in front of lots of food. One says something like "Which one will you pick first?" and the other replies, "I think we should decide now, just so we're ready when the time comes." The point is that being undead, they cannot eat, but they're expecting the curse to lift at any moment so they're eagerly anticipating being able to eat food again. I plan to propose to my girlfriend this year, and I'd like to get this engraved on a wedding/engagement ring (although a ring-tattoo is a possible Plan B). Because it's a long sentence, I'm mainly here because Latin might be able to provide a shorter equivalent, and because Latin is pretty cool. To make things a little bit more complicated, I don't necessarily need/want the whole thing in one sentence. I would accept separate translations for: "Just so we are ready." "When the time comes/arrives." The thinking here is that I get the first part engraved on the engagement ring, and the second part on the wedding ring. Or split them between hers and mine wedding ring, or get one part tattooed and the other on the ring.... you get the idea. Important Bit: The aim here is to get something that's short & snappy, but still carries a similar meaning. I don't really mind what the 'literal' translation is, so long as it's close enough and I can reasonably say "[the quote] is basically what it says." I can then always say what the actual translation is as a follow up. In terms of gender - in the clip it's two guys, but in this context the 'we' is me [male] and her. If you have to pick a gender, I'm happy it being female as she is wearing the ring/tattoo, not me. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thinking it through there are many ways you can play around with those phrases to get different translations, so I can be flexible.