May: "May Carleton. I breed racehorses and train them. What is it you do?"
Thommy: "I rarely answer questions is what I do."
The soldier's minute. In a battle that's all you get. One minute of everything at once. And anything before it nothing. Everything after, nothing. Nothing in comparison to that one minute.MinutesThomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Season 1 Episode 6
Grace: "I had the phone put in. It's in the back."
Tommy: "If we knew someone else who had a phone, we could call them."
Whisky's good proofing water. Tells you who's real and who isn't.Alcohol, WhiskeyThomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Season 1 Episode 3
You don't parley when you're on the back foot. We'll strike a blow back first.Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Season 1 Episode 2
Freddie Thorne: "What kind of a list would have the name of a communist and the name of a bookmaker side by side?"
Thomas Shelby: "Perhaps it's a list of men who give false hope to the poor."
All religion is a foolish answer to a foolish question.Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders
Grace Burgess: "You think I am a wh-re?"
Tommy Shelby: "Everyone's a wh-re, Grace. We just sell different parts of ourselves."
Sometimes it lasts all night. And I lie here and I listen to the shovels, and the picks against that wall there. And I pray the sun will come up at the curtains before they break through. No, I don't pray. I hope. And sometimes it happens. The sun beats them. But mostly the shovels beat the sun.Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Season 1 Episode 3