Thomas Shelby, portrayed by the brilliant Cillian Murphy, has become synonymous with his distinctive dialogue delivery and profound expressions. Understanding the origins of his quotes helps unravel the depth behind the character.

I'm not a traitor to my class. I am just an extreme example of what a working man can achieve."

I don't pay for suits. My suits are on the house or the house burns down."

We're not criminals because we like to steal. The Shelby family is nothing without its word."

I've heard word that the devil is coming. So, for some of you, it's time to be afraid."

The truth is, I've taken the very best care of you. All that I've done, I've done for the family."

The one minute, the soldier says, 'I didn't see the man who killed me.' Then, in the next, he says, 'There he is!'"

It's not a good idea to look at Tommy Shelby the wrong way."

You can change the way you look, but you can't change the way you feel."

I'm not a good man, but I'm not a bad one either. And I don't want to make the world in my image; I just want to make the world in my son's image."

You can change what you do, but you can't change what you want."