Fans of Peaky Blinders who enjoy binging rather than following weekly episodes saw an end to their long wait after the final season was recently made available on Netflix. And those who’ve already watched everything will be happy with the fact that things are not yet over since there’s a TV movie still to come out.
In the final season. most of the main characters remain in top form, especially in regard to their pronouncements. Alfie doubles down on his sarcasm while Tommy continues to flaunt his intelligence through words. But which are some of the best ever quotes on the series? According to Reddit, there are a few notable ones.
When Tommy Gives The Secret Behind His Fashion Sense
“I Do Not Pay For Suits. My Suits Are On The House, Or The House Burns Down.” – Tommy
Frustrated about not finding the appropriate attire to wear to the races, Grace asks Tommy if he has already bought his. Well, Tommy lets her know that he never needs to pay and callmezoyu says, “that’s a whole new level of badass.”
The practice of businesses being shaken down by mobsters is as old as organized crime itself and the series hints at the same happening in Birmingham with this quote. Tommy is aware that since he is the boss of one of the biggest criminal organizations in England, people fear him. And he has figured out a way to exploit the fear in order to satisfy his fashion appetites.
When Alfie Describes How He Nailed Someone On A Cross
“It Was F ***** g Biblical, Mate.” – Alfie
During one of his chats with Tommy, Alfie tells him a story about how he tortured someone by nailing them on a cross. He then compares it to what happened to the persecution of Christians in the bible, and Apollo027 admits, “Any quote by Alfie is considerable for best quote of the series.”
He might not be a straight-out villain but Alfie isn’t one of the good guys either, which explains why he would find glee in nailing someone to a cross. It’s the golden remark among Alfie Solomons’ best quotes and as subtle as it sounds, he says it in order to prove to Tonny just how ruthless he can get when provoked. And it works because Tommy learns to watch his back when dealing with him.
When Polly Explains The Peaky Blinder Way Of Life
“We Shake Hands With The Devils And We Walk Past Them.” – Polly
Polly does a great job of explaining what life as a Peaky Blinder is really like. You have to be okay with making deals with foes. CrystalGrimmDied appreciates her honesty, commenting that the quote is “my absolute favorite.”
Polly’s words are proven to be accurate many times in the series, with key examples being when Tommy is forced to make deals with some of the best Peaky Blinders villains: the fascist Oswald Mosley, and the iRA member, Captain Swing. Alfie fits in the “devil” category too since even though he hasn’t always been a good person, he has turned out to be a useful ally at times.
When Campbell Compares Himself To Tommy
“Men like Us, Mr. Shelby, Will Always Be Alone. And What Love We Get, We Will Have To Pay For.” – Campbell
Major Campbell compares himself to Tommy during one of their confrontations and says plenty, the above remark included. JoeyLock describes it as “a pretty prophetic quote of Tommy’s future.”
The Redditor is right about Campbell’s words being prophetic since, at the end of the series, Tommy figures the best way to leave a legacy is to leave huge chunks of cash for everyone. He is clearly paying for love. And on his part, Campbell does it literally by visiting escorts and trying to use his influence to get Polly and Grace to love him. Unfortunately for him, it does not work.
When John Castigates Tommy For Keeping Information Away From Him
“Do This John, Do That John, Kill Your F ***** g Teacher John.” – John
Having had enough of being treated as a mere enforcer, John lets his feelings known to Tommy. Redditor burymeinpink thinks it’s not just one of the best quotes but overall “one of John’s best scenes.”
John has every right to be angry at the moment since Tommy demonstrates favoritism towards Michael by giving him key information ahead of everyone else. This does not feel right to John because Michael is still a new member of the family yet John has been there from the beginning.
When Tommy Complains About His Fate
“There’s A Woman. Yeah! A Woman I Love … And I Got Close … I Nearly Got F ***** g Everything!” – Tommy
In the Season 2 finale, Tommy believes he is going to die when he is taken to an open field by 3 would-be-assassins. He laments about dying before achieving everything he wanted. Faezan confesses, “they were on the verge of shedding my tears because of the amount of pain.”
Weaved into Tommy’s weary acceptance is his appreciation of the time he has had with Grace. The two might not be one of the best Peaky Blinders couples, but their love was always pure, something Tommy wishes would have morphed into something bigger. Though he always knew death was coming, he is not happy about it coming too soon.
When Alfie Meets Aberama Gold For The First Time
“When A Pikey Walks In With Hair Like That, You Gotta Ask Yourself, Have I Made A Mistake?” – Alfie
When Aberama Gold interrupts Tommy Alfie’s meeting with Tommy to discuss an upcoming boxing match, Alfie goes on to mock him, and eb28 feels “that whole exchange was amazing.”
In any war of words, Alfie is guaranteed a win and the same happens here. Not one to fear anyone or tolerate disrespect, he goes on a verbal offensive because he sees it as the most appropriate way to put Aberama in his place. Luckily for both men, the exchange does not end with guns drawn.
When Grace Acknowledges Tommy’s Good Side
“May You Be In Heaven A Full Hour Before The Devil Knows You Are Dead.” – Grace
Upon learning that Tommy is dissuading John from marrying Lizzie because she is not right for him, Grace commends him, admitting that he is a good man sometimes hence he deserves to see heaven (briefly). LittleBirdieToldMe_ · confesses the line is so good they “use it for ‘cheersing’ in bars.”
A sworn gangster, Tommy obviously does more harm than good but Grace feels he should at least benefit from his good deeds. Through her comments, it’s evident that she likes him for who he is, a major reason she quits being an undercover agent for the Royal Irish Constabulary in order to align herself with his goals.
When Polly Threatens Mother Superior
“I Will Wear High Heels So That You Will Hear My Approach On The Cobblestones, And You Will Have Time To Repent.” – Polly
Polly is quick to threaten the Sisters of Mercy at St. Hilda’s Orphanage after learning that they are mistreating the children. Well, LondonBeer355 loves the fact that “Tommy was just on the way out the door when Polly slid that terrifying little threat in there.”
Polly’s threat is golden because of the wording. One is able to paint a picture of how punishment will be served before it even happens. Furthermore, viewers can tell that she is not bluffing. She has never been one to hesitate to take a life when need be. A crime family matriarch threatening a nun feels odd but Mother Superior completely deserves it.
When Arthur Expresses Joy About Killing People
“Who Wants To Be In Heaven When You Can Be Sending Men To F ***** g Hell?” – Arthur
Arthur briefly develops a conscience while carrying out a bombing for Father Hughes but resigns to doing it anyway. After going through most comments, bicnicky says “All of my favorites have been said except this gem.”
After developing a conscience, Arthur resists it because he does not want to be thought of as being too weak to commit a violent act, After all, violence is what his profession mostly entails. And having been a gangster for a very long time, there is nothing he has come to enjoy more than killing.
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