The Peaky Blinders tend to let their fists, guns and razor-trimmed hats do the talking. The likes of Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Helen McCrory are amazing actors, but considering the show is full of sullen, taciturn, emotionally closed off murderers, it’s no surprise most of the best lines go to matriarch Polly.
Still, the Shelby brothers et al have managed to let off a few choice words between cigarettes and swigs of homemade gin. And some of them are even printable. We’ve rounded up a few of the best to tide you over before season five.
Now you are going to read them… by order of the Peaky Blinders.
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I don't pay for suits. My suits are on the house or the house burns down.
Intelligence is a very valuable thing, innit, my friend? And usually it comes far too ******* late.
Everyone’s a whore, Grace. We just sell different parts of ourselves.
All religion is a foolish answer to a foolish question.
Don’t **** with the Peaky Blinders.
Men always tell their troubles to a barmaid.
When you’re dead already, you’re free.
Who wants to be in heaven, eh? Who wants to be in heaven when you can be sending men to ******* hell?
Men don’t have the strategic intelligence to conduct a war between families. Men are less good at keeping secrets out of their lies.
He’ll wake up. Granted he won’t have any teeth left but he will be a wiser man for it.
May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows you’re dead.
Whisky’s good proofing water. Tells you who’s real and who isn’t.
Sometimes the women have to take over. Like in the war.
I know what I know, you know. If you don't know, then you don't ******* know, do you?
Good taste is for people who can't afford sapphires.
Men and their cocks never cease to amaze me.
Rum’s for fun and *******, innit? Whisky, now that…that is for business.