I aim to see them safe. I ain't asking.


Ambition resides in your heart, Mr. Bohannon. Fed by a sin of pride. That's why you choose the railroad over your own family.


Freedom ain't easy.


Heavenly father has spared my neck twice now. He can manage a third.

The Swede

Imagine saving a man's life only to watch his slow death. What breed of monster is capable of such inhumanity.

The Swede

No man tortures his enemy, if he must torture himself in the process.

The Swede

He needs my workers, but not as badly as I need his road.


What’s good for the railroad, is good for America.


In politics, nothing is ever off the table.


Brigham: I’m weary of gentile serpents and their honey-lipped harlots.
Maggie: Well I believe that man just called me a honey-lipped harlot.

Mei: It’s son’s duty to bury father.
Cullen: Then just be his daughter, then.

When the light goes out, they will be home.


Hell on Wheels Quotes

Daniel: You released your slaves and still fought in the war. Why?
Cullen: Honor.

Sean: Do you not believe in a higher power?
Cullen: Yes, sir. I wear it on my hip.