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The Best 100 Quotes from Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a six-season Netflix drama surrounding a notorious family-run gang that takes place in the early 1900s in England. Throughout the show, viewers get to know the Shelby family and see the tough decisions their leader, Tommy Shelby, faces in the midst of war, violence, and economic uncertainty.

Here’s the scoop on the best quotes from Peaky Blinders!

1. “Do you know it was a fine speech you made in there, about this company believing in equal rights for women. But when it comes to it, you don’t listen to a word we say.” -Polly

2. “I am my own revolution.” -Tommy

3. “Mr. Shelby, your sins are legend.” -Mother Superior

4. “You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you take.” -Lizzie

Tommy Shelby peaky blinders
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

5. “Did you know that madness sets you free?” -Tatiana

6. “You are stepping into a world you don’t understand.” -Tommy

7. “I’ve never seen you read the paper. I’ve only seen you light fires with them.” -Ada

8. “There’s only one thing that can blind a man as smart as you Tommy. Love.” -Pol

Ada Shelby
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

9. “Should I ask how your day was, like a good wife?” -Grace

10. “But Pol, Michael is alive. He’s in England. And I know where he lives, I went there.” -Tommy

11. “People are loyal to those who pay their wages.” -Tommy

12. “I’ve thought about it. Made a decision. I ain’t f*cking going nowhere.” -Arthur

A ship in peaky blinders
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

13. “I thought it would make you different. But it doesn’t seem to change you. Nothing seems to change you.” -May Carlton

14. “Behave myself or f*cking what?” -Polly

15. “No one’s gonna hang you, Tommy. You’re gonna hang yourself.” -Ada

16. “To be born in the year 1930, where everything will be changed for the better.” -Polly

Michael Gray
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

17. “My initials on your backside. That’s quite an image.” -Tommy

18. “You know, there are days when I hear about the cuttings and the beatings that I really wish I’d let you take that bullet in France.” -Freddie

19. “God help those who stand in our way.” -Campbell

20. “Are you a whore? Because if you’re not, you’re in the wrong place.” -Tommy

Tommy Shelby in peaky blinders
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

21. “What makes you think I would’ve gone to bed with you after one whiskey and some conversation?” -Grace

22. “But you’re young. So you think what we do is all right. It’s not all right. People get hurt.” -Tommy

23. “Why should the boys have all the fun?” -Polly

24. “Until this business is settled, we stay together.” -Tommy

Arthur Shelby and Linda Shelby
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

25. “Nice women don’t do that sort of thing.” -Lizzie

26. “I know who I am, Linda. I know who I am, and I’m all right with it.” -Arthur

27. “Oi! I’m a Shelby, too, you know. Put my f*cking film back on.” -Ada

28. “For a woman who’s had a hard life with men, you’re still full of romance, eh?” -Tommy

Arthur Shelby, Tommy Shelby, and Grace Burgess in peaky blinders
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

29. “You break the law, but you obey the rules. Why?” -Tatiana

30. “I know you like to be asked properly. Grace, can I have this dance?” -Tommy

31. “F*ck sounds funny coming from her.” -Lizzie

32. “I’m back. And there’s gonna be nobody dipping their hand with me here, not unless they want it cut off.” -Polly

A dog
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

33. “We are the people and we’ve had enough.” -Tommy

34. “It’s all gonna change, Esme.” -John

35. “Some part of you wants me still. And sure as hell, some part of me wants you still. And not just that part that…. Some part of my soul.” – Campbell

36. “Grace, look at me. F*ck these people, eh. F*ck ‘em. I need you to be all right. I need you, Grace. I need you.” -Tommy

Lizzie Shelby in peaky blinders
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

37. “Inside every man, there is a devil.” -Tatiana

38. “What I didn’t understand until today is when you’re dead already…you’re free.” -Polly

39. “I swear to God, if I spend another day in that village, I’m going to blow it up with dynamite. Probably blow my hands off with it, but it will be worth it.” -Michael

40. “You know, gentlemen, there is hell and there is another place below hell. I will remember everything. And forget nothing.” -Tommy

Luca Changretta
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

41. “So what I want to know is, why are you changing things?” -John

42. “Lies travel faster than the truth.” -Tommy

43. “No society party in London is complete without a gangster for the girls to go giddy for.” -Ada

44. “Today, they’re gonna test us.” -Tommy

Tommy Shelby in peaky blinders
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

45. “You’re unlike any man I’ve ever met.” -May Carlton

46. “Well I drink to you, Tom. You mad b*stard.” -Billy

47. “I can’t be bothered with this sh*t.” -Lizzie

48. “Me and Arthur can’t write it down… ‘cause they haven’t invented the f*cking words.” -Tommy

Grace Burgess and Tommy Shelby
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

49. “This family does everything open.” – Polly

50. “I think, so you don’t have to.” -Tommy

51. “I know there’s business on your mind. And I know there always will be.” -Grace

52. “No fraternizing with the foreigners.” -Arthur

Group image in peaky blinders
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

53. “We own the city, but we don’t need to rub everybody’s noses in it.” -Polly

54. “Every man is a soldier in this army.” -Tommy

55. “And who’s the father, have you managed to narrow it down?” -Linda

56. “I did not betray my f*cking family!” -Michael

Michael Gray
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

57. “They didn’t fight, so they’re different. They stay kids.” – Tommy

58. “If you’ve come to talk about redemption, you’re talking to the wrong person.” -Lizzie

59. “You have no home until you tell me the truth.” -Polly

60. “My aunt only employs the best whores.” -Tatiana

Tommy Shelby in peaky blinders
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

61. “F*ck them.” -John

62. “Whose f*cking idea was it that I go on holiday, eh?” -Tommy

63. “I already know who the father is. But we’ve had enough shocks for one day.” -Polly

64. “I’m Arthur. You’ve already met me. I used to throw you out the window so John could catch you.” -Arthur

Tommy Shelby
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

65. “I just told you…I make up my own mind.” -Michael

66. “For the cause Ada, the good old cause.” -Tommy

67. “When I was Michael’s age, I’d killed a hundred men and seen a thousand die.” -John

68. “You’re not an artillery shell, Danny. You’re a man.” -Tommy

Tommy Shelby
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

69. “God damn you for soiling your uniforms!” -Campbell

70. “Sorry, I misunderstood your intention when you pushed me against the wall.” -Polly

71. “These new coppers over from Belfast, breaking into our homes and interfering with our women. We don’t think our king would want to see that happening. So we’re lighting fires to raise the alarm.” – Tommy

72. “That’s his a** that looks like you, Arthur.” -John

Tommy Shelby
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

73. “You think I haven’t got enough on? The war is done. Shut the door on it.” -Tommy

74. “But you love me more than you fear them, right?” -Ada

75. “After 35 years dealing with animals like you, I can tell by sniffing the air whether or not you’re lying.” – Campbell

76. “No Catholic girl would enter a church and forget to make the sign of a cross.” – Tommy

Shelby door in peaky blinders
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

77. “Soon you’re going to have to start being the man with the answers.” -Polly

78. “I betrayed you, but only in my heart.” -Michael

79. “I could never understand… why people like us only had bread and f*cking lard. And I wanted to be different. That’s what I wanted.” -Tommy

80. “It’s men like you we’re fighting.” -Ada

Tommy Shelby
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

81. “Her name is Charlotte, and Michael cannot breathe if he does not talk to her every two hours.” -Polly

82. “We own the ropes. Who’s gonna hang us now, eh?” -Tommy

83. “In Ireland, my singing made them cry and stopped them from fighting.” – Grace

84. “I have already betrothed you. So if you back out now, there’s gonna be one f*cking mighty war breaking out here that’s gonna make the Somme look like a f*cking tea party.” -Tommy

Tommy Shelby
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

85. “I don’t want a conversation. I want an address. Until I have that, haven’t got anything to say.” -Polly

86. “The only difference between you and me Freddie, is that sometimes, my horses stand a chance of winning.” -Tommy

87. “I was dead in the noose and then I was saved, so everything from now on is extra.” -Polly

88. “The bullet was mine. I never got a chance to fire it.” -Tommy

Tommy Shelby in peaky blinders
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

89. “We live somewhere between life and death, waiting to move on. And in the end, we accept it. We shake hands with devils, and we walk past them.” -Polly

90. “We run London. We run the north, we run the whole f*cking country.” -John

91. “I’m gonna get better slowly. But you need to get better fast.” -Michael

92. “If I fail this time, I’ll fall all the way.” -Linda

Tommy Shelby
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

93. “Everything is mine, Lizzie. Everything.” – Tommy

94. “You can’t. I’m having trouble these days and I’m twice the man you are.” – Polly

95. “What does a ten-year-old know about hell, eh?” – Tommy

96. “Thomas, you’re a bookmaker, a robber, a fighting man, you are not a fool.” – Polly

Luca Changretta
Peaky Blinders – Netflix

97. “I found you. And you found me. We’ll help each other.” – Tommy

98. “Men don’t have the strategic intelligence to conduct war between families.” -Polly

99. “It’s not about rules, Pol. It’s about what he asked me.” -Tommy

100. “Why? What have you got in there, a magic wand?” -Polly

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Peaky Blinders – Netflix

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10 Best Quotes From Peaky Blinders