We love Peaky Blinders because of its amazing cast especially Cillian Murphy who played Thomas Shelby.
Even in deep trouble and intense situations, Thomas is incredibly calm and collected, and his lines and quotes are absolutely the best.
To provide you with some inspiration, we have included the best Thomas Shelby quotes. Before we get to those, let’s get to know more about Thomas Shelby.
Who is Thomas Shelby
Thomas enjoys sitting on the throne and having an empire without any disdain for anyone. However, he is growing more distant from everyone.
Tommy is the kind of man who believes his family is his strength, rather than thinking they are his weakness. Even in the most stressful situations, he can remain calm.
Thomas knows how to carry himself and is well-dressed all the time when it comes to the cut of his suit and the style of his hair. When something is not strategic in Tommy’s view, he doesn’t pursue it, just like he doesn’t pursue the women in his life.
In addition, Shelby quickly gains the respect of Winston Churchill, who often makes an appearance in the show.
The character of Thomas Shelby, as seen in Peaky Blinders, has an overall calm, cool, and collective personality trait that makes him appealing.
Best Thomas Shelby Quotes
Here is some inspirational Thomas Shelby quotes that might help you change your life. I hope some of them will be a positive affirmation for you in your life.
I learned long ago to hate my enemies, but I’ve never loved one before.
This is the day we become respectable but first, we do the dirty work.
Drink the f*cking wine and smile, that’s what I’m doing.
Five for peace, two for truce, one abstention. Let’s get on with the war.
You can change what you do, but you can’t change what you want.
Mum. That word is like a bullet to me.
When fortune drops something valuable into your lap, you don’t just dump it on the bank of the cut.
Never push a loyal person to the point where they don’t care.
A man needs to prove he is better than me, rather than show me his birth certificate.
I can fucking be scared and carry on.
In pubs sometimes people say things and sometimes it’s the whisky talking. It’s hard to tell which is which.
It’s like with Grace, Arthur. They’re gone. They’re just f***ing gone.
Conviction introduces emotion, which is the enemy of oratory.
For those who make the rules, there are no rules.
I imagine being shot by a woman hurts the same as being shot by a man. Just a bit more shameful.
Whisky’s good proofing water. Tells you who’s real and who isn’t.
The one minute. The soldier’s minute. In a battle, that’s all you get. One minute of everything at once. And anything before is nothing. Everything after, nothing. Nothing in comparison to that one minute.
There is no rest for me in this world. Perhaps in the next.
The only way to guarantee peace is by making the prospect of war seem hopeless.
I’m going to do a good thing. Whenever I do a good thing, innocent people get hurt.
Grace: “I warn you, I’ll break your heart.” Tommy: “Already broken.”
It’s business, Grace. And bad, bad business it is, all round. And I’m scared, Grace. I’m scared for you. I’m scared for the baby. And this is how I am when I’m scared. It is unfamiliar to you but not to me. I can fucking be scared and carry on. And it’s not pleasant to look at and no joy to be around.
I can charm dogs. Gypsy witchcraft. And those I can’t charm I can kill with my own hands.
If you apologize once, you do it again and again and again. Like taking bricks out of the wall of your fucking house.
People are loyal to those who pay their wages.
We used to come here, she’d wait for hours for me, when I couldn’t make it. And I’d wait for her if her family kept her in.
You have to get what you want your own way.
She’s in the past. The past is not my concern. The future is no longer my concern, either.
I’m a good man. But my hands… These hands belong to the devil.
You know, gentlemen, there is hell, and there is another place below hell.
Sometimes death is a kindness.
When you plan something well there’s no need to rush.
If you’re soft on rebellion, it’ll grow.
In France I got used to seeing men die. I never got used to seeing horses die.
I have no limitations.
I’m not a traitor to my class. I am just an extreme example of what a working man can achieve.
She won’t be back, so it’s just you and me.
There is God, and there are the Peaky Blinders. This is Sparkhill, we’re in Small Heath. We are much, much closer at hand than God.
A few days without you and I completely lost my mind.
Lies travel faster than the truth.
I don’t pay for suits. My suits are on the house or the house burns down.
So f***ing close. Oh, and there’s a woman. Yeah. A woman i love. And i got close. Nearly got f***ing everything!
Those of you who are last will soon be first. And those of you who are downtrodden will rise up.
Now, why would I shake the hand of a man, who didn’t even fight for his country?
You once said to me, that men like us can never be loved. She loves me, she told me—she loves me.
A good man needs to hold out sometimes.
Good taste is for people who can’t afford sapphires.
If you want to f***, I’ll f***. But you’ll have to cross the floor because i refuse to f*** on tory benches.
Are you a whore? Because if you’re not, you’re in the wrong place.
May you be in heaven a full half-hour before the devil knows you’re dead.
You are still the one that I love, the only one I dream of.
I know that you all want me to say that I’ll change, that this fucking business will change, but I’ve learned something in the last few days. Those bastards. Those bastards are worse than us. Politicians, fucking judges, lords, and ladies. They’re worse than us, and they will never admit us to their palaces, no matter how legitimate we become because of who we are.
It’s not a good idea to look at Tommy Shelby the wrong way.
I’m guessing you people all decided that the only person who could ever kill Tommy Shelby, is Tommy Shelby himself.
Everyone’s a whore, Grace. We just sell different parts of ourselves.
Nobody works with me. People work for me
A real man chooses to honor, love, respect, adore, and be faithful to one woman.
You strike when your enemy is weak.
You don’t parley when you’re on the back foot.
That’s funny, don’t you think? A war about peace.
I have made arrangements with men I trust… If I should die, then you will die. Know that!
In my opinion, Thomas Shelby is an interesting character, and everyone should strive to be as calm as he is.
It is a great show and it is inspiring to many people they should learn more about this character trait from this show and look at the family as power.
I hope these Thomas Shelby quotes will serve as positive affirmations that could change your life for the better.