The Best Peaky Blinders, Season 1, Episode 1 Quotes

- Bring the bill to the peaky blinders.
- We'll take care of it.

- Arthur Shelby.
- Lead pack dog of the peaky blinders.
- Look at me.

Arthur: Where are you? It bloody won! Monaghan Boy bloody won!
Thomas: Yeah. It won. And word will spread. So the next time we do the powder trick, it wont be just the Garrison that'll bet on the horse, it'll be the whole of Small Heath. And you know what? The horse will win again. And the third time we do it, we'll have the whole of Birmingham betting on it. A 1000 quid bet on the magic horse. And that time, when we are ready, the horse will lose. Think about it.

- So that you don't have to.
- There's news from Belfast.
- I'm calling a family council tonight at 8:00.
- I want all of us there.
- You hear me?
- There's trouble coming.

- Damn right, Harry.
- You pay the peaky blinders a lot of money for protection.
- You're the law around here now, Tommy, aren't you?
- Maybe you should put a bullet in Danny whizz-bang's head like they do with mad horses.
- Maybe you'll have to put a bullet in my head someday, too.

- Finn?
- Arthur's mad as hell.
- What does a 10-year-old know about hell? Eh?
- I'm 11 Sunday.

- After 35 years of dealing with animals like you,
- I can telljust by sniffing the air whether or not you're lying.
- I'm not fucking lying, all right?
- I'm not fucking lying!

Thomas: In the bleak midwinter.

- I want you to see this as me introducing myself to you, you understand.
- In all the world, the only thing that interests me is the truth.
- What do you know about the robbery?
- What robbery?

- is that, sometimes...
- My horses stand a chance of winning.
- You know, there are days - when I hear about the cuttings and beatings - that I really wish I'd let you take that bullet in France.
- Believe me, there are nights I wish you had.

Charlie: You okay, Danny?
Danny: I'm still in shock. You sure this isn't heaven?
Charlie: If it was heaven, what would I be doing here?

- Aye, it was meant to.
- So, where are you taking me?
- London.
- Tommy has a little job for you.
- Give you a chance to say thanks.
- You're a peaky blinder now, Danny.

Inspector: Babies, discarded with the fishbones and eggshells. Girls. Eleven years old. Pierced and punctured by old men for three pence a time. Rutted upon like animals. Degradation. Fathers with their daughters, brothers and sisters sharing beds. Beggars and thieves left to run in the streets and astride the whole stinking pile of wounds and rotten flesh... Your masters. The men who you touch your cap to. The Peaky Blinders. The vicious merciless gangs who blind those who see and cut out the tongues of those who talk. You are worse than them. Those of you who have been taking their bribes these years since the war. Those of you who have looked the other way, you are worse than them. Goddamn you for soiling your uniforms.

- otherwise we are simply advertising them for sale.
- If there are bodies to be buried...
- Dig holes.
- And dig them deep.
- I want everything accounted for.
- Down to the last bullet.

Man: And Abraham made his home in a cave.
- But it was good. Because god resided there with him.
- You see, children, god does not care if you live in a slum, or in a mansion.
- God does not care if you are rich, or you are poor...
- Morning, sir.
- Morning, mr Shelby.

Aunt: This family does everything open. You've nothing more to say to this meeting, Thomas?
Tommy: No, nothing that's women's business.
Aunt: This whole bloody enterprise was women's business while you boys were away at war. What's changed?
Tommy: We came back.

- Three days until it wanes.
- Then you'll do the right thing?
- You have your mother's common sense.
- But your father's devilment.
- I see them fighting.
- Let your mother win.

- They're doing a magic spell.
- To make it win a race.
- The horse's name is monaghan boy.
- Kempton. 3:00. Monday.
- You ladies have a bet yourselves, but don't tell anyone else.

- Promise me.
- Bury me on a hill, and tell Rosie where.
- You're a good man, and a good soldier.
- Yes, sergeant major.

Arthur: You think we can take on the Chinese and Billy Kimber. Billy's got a bloody army...
Tommy: I think, Arthur. That's what I do. I think. So that you don't have to.

- Tommy, look at the book.
- Just look.
Arthur: Tommy!
- All on monaghan boy.
- Good work, John.
- Tommy!
- Get in here. Now.
- Bookie: That'll be six pennies, nipper.
- That's ten Bob you'll see for that.

- ♪ my boyhood friends
- ♪ and my own relations
- ♪ have all passed on now
- In Ireland...
- My singing made them cry and stopped them fighting.
- Well, I hope you know a lot of songs.

- That the ira murdered my father will not affect myjudgement.
- If you see any guns, check the serial numbers against that list.
- Your father...
- Was the finest officer
- I ever worked with.
- I know he'd be very, very proud of you.

- I will ask you again.
- What do you know about the robbery?
- I swear to god, I don't know what you're talking about.
- What fucking robbery?!

- Some of them work at the bsa.
- I've been talking to the wives of factory hands.
- Detectives have been asking questions in the proofing shops.
- Nothing happens in that factory without you knowing about it.
- Speak.
- God and aunt Polly are listening.

- ♪ I don't care a fig
- -[alljoining in]
- ♪ the boyl love is up in the gallery
- -♪ the boyl love is looking at me
- -[Men stop singing]
- ♪ Can't you see him standing there?
- ♪ Waving his handkerchief
- ♪ as merry as a Robin

- And the third time we do it we'll have the whole of Birmingham betting on it.
- A thousand-quid bet on the magic horse.
- And that time...
- When we are ready...
- The horse will lose.
- Think about it.

- And Tommy says he's after the likes of you.
- So maybe you should burn your books and stop making speeches.
- Oh, my Ada.
- The only Princess of the royal family of the kingdom of small Heath.
- I'm just a poor communist frog with a big mouth.
- Give me a kiss, Princess Ada.

- Sir, this is her.
- The girl who tells fortunes?

- At the bsa factory or the Austin.
- And they'll make foremen,
- I know they will.
- Just... ordinary.
- Just ordinary men.
- And they won't get told to do this shit.
- This shit...
- This shit that we got told to do!

- Come on, lad.
- Good day, sir.
- Morning, mr Shelby.
- Sir.
Man: Good day, mr Shelby.

- -We're closed. -[Sobbing]
- Go home.
- Go home, crazy man.
- They're gonna kill me!
- I say go home, crazy man.
- They're gonna kill me!
- I said, go home.
- Big spiders!

Polly: Bad week?
- Heard there was no moon last night.
- I checked. Did you do the right thing?
- Yes, I did the right thing.

- Right.
- I want a blowjob off both of you before they let the ordinary people in.
- Away you go. Take your hat off.
- What the fuck!
- Who the fuck are you?
- I'm Arthur fucking Shelby!

- You cannot hide from the almighty himself.
- The creator sees all.
- You cannot hide from the true and living god.
- Get off with ya!
- Ahh!
- Fuck off.

- We haven't had singing in here since the war.
- Why do you think that is, Harry?

- While you scrape to find enough to put shoes on your children's feet!
- And what is the reward they offer you for your sacrifices made?
- A fucking cut in your wages!
- That is your reward!
- Raise a hand, all those who want to strike!
- Yes! Yes!
- Yes! Yes!

Winston: If there are bodies to be buried, dig holes. And dig them deep.

- This copper takes no prisoners.
- I'm told he didn't serve.
- Reserved occupation.
- Is it another war you're looking for, Tommy?
- The tobacco wharf.
- By order of the peaky blinders.

- Likes to take his fights onto the mud.
- Doesn't like to stand and wait.
- You know what he'd do if he found out about us?
- He could try.
- Sometimes it's like you're with me just to show you can.
- One day me and Tommy will be on the same side again.

- But understand this.
- It is well within my power to have you and the rest of your scum family face down in the canal before the year is out.
- On the other hand...
- We can help each other.

Freddie: She found the list of names, left on the telegraph machine. And on that list was your name and my name, together. What kind of a list would have the name of a communist and the name of a bookmaker side-by-side?
Tommy: Perhaps it's a list of men who give false hope to the poor. The only difference between you and me, Freddie, is that sometimes my horses stand a chance of winning.