Margaret: He and I...
Nucky: Oh no. Really? No.
Margaret: Not that. Why does everyone assume? I helped him with stock information in exchange for an apartment.
Nucky: How'd you come up with that?
Margaret: I asked myself what you would do.

Nucky: What are you trying to prove? That you've got a better excuse than me, for being a crook?
Joe Kennedy: We can play with words but I've never broken a law in my life.
Nucky: I'd call that a technicality.
Joe Kennedy: I'd call that good business.
Nucky: If that helps you sleep.

Nucky: Doesn't have to be a contest.
Joe Kennedy: Isn't it always?
Nucky: Not if we go in together.
Joe Kennedy: Why you?

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Fern: Does she know what you are.
Chalky: She knew what I was.

Fern: There's forgiveness for everyone. That's what Jesus said.
Chalky: Baby girl, Jesus was wrong.

Nucky: There's no law against inside information.
Joe Kennedy: Knock wood.

Narcisse: I'm sorry you came up this far for nothing.
Charlie: What I love about the city, everything's so close.

Narcisse: You're in Harlem gentlemen.
Benny: Uptown downtown, it's all New York.
Narcisse: My experience is otherwise.

Why must it always be pandemonium?

Van Alden

What qualifies me is that for the past eleven years I have been one of the most successful bootleggers in the country.


You reek by the way...of urine.

Van Alden

I know the way crime eats you out from the inside. I know it and I hate it. Give me a chance sir please. Let me do something good with my life.

Will Thompson

Boardwalk Empire Quotes

History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme. The fuck does that mean?

Al Capone

Flip a coin. When it's in the air, you'll know what side you're hoping for.