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100 Best Quotes from Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is a crime drama series that follows a high school chemistry teacher who turns to the world of drugs to secure his family financially after discovering he is dying of cancer. This award-winning series stars Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, and Aaron Paul.

The series is considered one of the greatest television shows of all time. And because of Breaking Bad’s popularity, a spin-off prequel series was created, Better Call Saul. So with the release of the final season of Better Call Saul, it’s time to go back and look at some unforgettable quotes from Breaking Bad.

Here’s the scoop on the best quotes from Breaking Bad!

1. “Well, technically, chemistry is the study of matter. But I prefer to see it as the study of change.” – Walter White

2. “Finding myself awake at three in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my diagnosis, I sleep just fine.” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

3. “Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!” – Jesse Pinkman

4. “I did it for me.” – Walter White

5. “If you don’t know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

6. “I am not in danger, I am the danger.” – Walter White

7. “You know what Walt? Someone needs to protect this family from the man who protects this family.” – Skyler White

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

8. “To all law enforcement entities, this is not an admission of guilt.” – Walter White

9. “I have spent my whole life scared, frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen, fifty years I spent like that.” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

10. “The devil is in the details.” – Skyler White

11. “I told you, Skyler, I warned you for a solid year: you cross me, and there will be consequences.” – Walter White

 Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

12. “I want my kids back. I want my life back. Please tell me – How much is enough? How big does this pile have to be?” – Skyler White

13. “It’s easy money. Until we catch you.” – Hank Schrader

Bryan Cranston as Walter White breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

14. “You clearly don’t know who you’re talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot, and you think that of me? No! I am the one who knocks!” – Walter White

15. “If I have to hear one more time that you did this for the family…” – Skyler White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

16. “We’re all on the same page. The one that says, if I can’t kill you, you’ll sure as shit wish you were dead.” – Jesse Pinkman

17. “Who are you talking to right now? Who is it you think you see? Do you know how much I make a year?” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

18. “I once told a woman I was Kevin Costner and it worked because I believed it.” – Saul Goodman

19. “Run.” – Walter White

20. “We’ve come this far…what’s one more?” – Skyler White

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Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

21. “Scientists love lasers.” – Saul Goodman

22. “If you’re committed enough, you can make any story work.” – Saul Goodman

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

23. “Did I say you could open your mouth? And, hands off the car!” – Hank Schrader

24. “If you believe that there’s a hell, we’re pretty much already going there.” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

25. “You’re the smartest guy I’ve ever met. And you’re too stupid to see… he made up his mind ten minutes ago.” – Hank Schrader

26. “Right now, what I need, is for you to climb down out of my *ss. Can you do that? Will you do that for me, honey? Will you please, just once, get off my *ss? You know? I’d appreciate it. I really would.” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

27. “You add plus a douchebag to a minus douchebag and you get, Like, Zero Douchebags.” – Jesse Pinkman

28. “A guy that clean has to be dirty.” – Hank Schrader

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

29. “That’s it. That’s the only good option. Hold on. Bide my time and wait.” – Skyler White

30. “Wire…” – Jesse Pinkman

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

31. “My name is ASAC Schrader – and you can go f*ck yourself.” – Hank Schrader

32. “I need support. Me, the almost 40-year-old pregnant woman with a surprise baby on the way. And the husband with lung cancer who disappears for hours on end, and I don’t know where he goes and he barely even speaks to me anymore.” – Skyler White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

33. “Congratulations, you’ve just left your family a second-hand Subaru.” – Saul Goodman

34. “This is my own private domicile, and I will not be harassed…b*tch!” – Jesse Pinkman

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

35. “What I came to realize is that fear, that’s the worst of it. That’s the real enemy. So, get up, get out in the real world and you kick that bastard as hard you can right in the teeth.” – Walter White

36. “There is gold in the streets just waiting for someone to come and scoop it up.” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

37. “The fun’s over. From here on out, I’m Mr. Low Profile. Just another douche bag with a job and three pairs of Dockers. If I’m lucky, month from now, best-case scenario, I’m managing a Cinnabon in Omaha.” – Saul Goodman

38. “We tried to poison you. We tried to poison you because you are an insane, degenerate piece of filth and you deserve to die.” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

39. “I am speaking to my family now. Skyler, you are the love of my life. I hope you know that.” – Walter White

40. “F*ck you and your eyebrows.” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

41. “I’m not saying it’s not bad. It’s bad. But it could be worse.” – Saul Goodman

42. “We’re done when I say we’re done” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

43. “Some straight like you, giant stick up his ass, age what, 60? He’s just gonna break bad?” – Jesse Pinkman

44. “Tread lightly.” – Walter White

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

45. “Just because you shot Jesse James, don’t make you Jesse James.” – Mike Ehrmantraut

46. “Even government doesn’t care that much about quality. You know what is okay to put in hot dogs?” – Jesse Pinkman

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

47. “Say my name.” – Walter White

48. “Oh, hey, nerdiest old dude I know, you wanna come cook crystal? Please. I’d ask my diaper-wearing granny, but her wheelchair wouldn’t fit in the RV.” – Jesse Pinkman

Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

49. “Did you know that there’s an acceptable level of rat turds that can go into candy bars?” – Jesse Pinkman

50. “Walt, I’ve said it before, if you are in danger, we go to the police…” – Skyler White

51. “Oh, no. I don’t want to hear about the police! I do not say that lightly!” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

52. “I won.” – Walter White

53. “Shut the f*ck up and let me die in peace.” – Mike Ehrmantraut

Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

54. “Tagging trees is a lot better than chasing monsters.” – Hank Schrader

55. “Well, at least he didn’t sh*t himself this time. Guess that’s progress.” – Hank Schrader

Dean Norris as Hank Schrader
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

56. “I swear to Christ, I will put you under the jail!” – Hank Schrader

57. “When I go in there, I’m bringing proof, not suspicion.” – Hank Schrader

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

58. “The moral of the story is…I chose a half measure when I should have gone all the way. I’ll never make that mistake again. No more half measures, Walter.” – Mike Ehrmantraut

59. “Is this just a genetic thing with you? Is it congenital? Did your mother drop you on your head when you were a baby?” – Walter White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

60. “You can go f*ck yourself.” – Hank Schrader

61. “I learned from the best. Something tells me Hank is here because of you – and I’m not forgetting that.” – Skyler White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Anna Gunn as Skyler White breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

62. “I am the one who knocks.” – Walter White

63. “If you try to interfere, this becomes a much simpler matter.” – Gus Fring

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

64. “And a man, a man provides. And he does it even when he’s not appreciated, or respected, or even loved. He simply bears up and he does it. Because he’s a man.” – Gus Fring

65. “This kicks like a mule with its balls wrapped in duct tape!” – Tuco Salamanaca

66. “Never do the same mistake twice.” – Gus Fring

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

67. “You are not the guy. You’re not capable of being the guy. I had a guy, but now I don’t. You are not the guy.” – Mike Ehrmantraut

68. “Marie, shut up!” – Skyler White

Krysten Ritter as Jane Margolis and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

69. “I watched Jane die. I was there. And I watched her die. I watched her overdose and choke to death. I could have saved her. But I didn’t.” – Walter White

70. “We have discussed everything we need to discuss… I thought I made myself clear…” – Skyler White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

71. “Smoking marijuana, eating Cheetos, and masturbating do not constitute plans in my book.” – Walter White

72. “I have lived under the threat of death for a year now. And because of that, I’ve made choices.” – Walter White

73. “No, they’re minerals, Jesus Marie!” – Hank Schrader

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

74. “It’s always been one step forward and two steps back” – Walter White

75. “When I put everything into quicken, nothing flashed red, so that’s gotta mean it’s ok, right?” – Skyler White

76. “Walt, please, let’s both of us stop trying to justify this whole thing and admit you’re in danger!” – Skyler White

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

77. “Darth Vader had responsibilities. He was responsible for the Death Star.” – Badger

78. “I hide in plain sight, same as you.” – Gus Fring

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

79. “Stay out of my territory.” – Walter White

80. “This is what comes from blood for blood.” – Gus Fring

Anna Gunn as Skyler White breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

81. “I f*cked Ted.” – Skyler White

82. “Hey, I’m a civilian! I’m not your lawyer anymore. I’m nobody’s lawyer.” – Saul Goodman

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

83. “Does the Pope sh*t in his hat?” – Hank Schrader

84. “I’m A blowfish! Blowfish! Yeah! Blowfishin’ this up!” – Jesse Pinkman

85. “Sending him on a trip to Belize.” – Saul Goodman

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

86. “Walter Jr., you’re my big man. There are going to be some things that you’ll come to learn about me in the next few days. But just know that no matter how it may look, I only had you in my heart. Goodbye.” – Walter White

87. “Cause God knows she’s the one with the really important problems!” – Skyler White

Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, and Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

88. “Sometimes the forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest.” – Hank Schrader

89. “Yo, Gatorade me, B*tch.” – Jesse Pinkman

Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Anna Gunn as Skyler White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

90. “I mean, it’s just..it’s the constant, it’s the cycle. Its solution, dissolution, just over and over and over. It is growth, then decay, then transformation. It is fascinating, really.” – Walter White

91.  “When you have children, you always have family.” – Gus Fring

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

92. “What do I look like? Scarface?” – Jesse Pinkman

93. “I’m in the empire business.” – Walter White

Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman breaking bad
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

94. “You really want to burn him down? Let’s do it together.” – Hank Schrader

95. “Coin flip is sacred.” – Jesse Pinkman

96. “Free food always tastes good. Free drinks even better.” – Hank Schrader

Anna Gunn as Skyler White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

97. “I don’t believe fear to be an effective motivator.” – Gus Fring

98. “You got me riding shotgun to every dark recess of this state. It’d be nice if you clued me in a little.” – Jesse Pinkman

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

99. “My friends, I promise you that together, we will prosper.” Gus Fring

100. “Now look buddy, the last thing I want to do is get you in hot water, but some meth monkey had a feeding frenzy in here.” – Hank Schrader

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