Top Ten Best Quotes from Breaking Bad

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10. “Better Call Saul,” (Season 2, Episode 8)

[quote]“Better Call Saul!” – Saul Goodman[/quote]

Saul GoodmanThis classic tagline seen all over the low-budget commercials and comically used in later episodes in the series, is who Walt and Jesse turn to when they learn he is someone who can help them out of their predicament. Badger was busted by an undercover cop and is now being questioned by the DEA to give up his supplier. Saul comes in to save the day, and Jesse realizes Saul is exactly what they need: “You don’t want a criminal lawyer,” he says, “You want a criminal lawyer.”


9. “Buyout,” (Season 5, Episode 6)

[quote]“You asked me if I am in the Meth Business or the Money Business. It’s neither. I am in the Empire Business.” – Walter White[/quote] 

“Buyout,” (Season 5, Episode 6) With Mike already selling out his share in the business, Walt learns that Jesse is out too. Walt is refusing to sell his share after being burned in the past. We get this quote from Walt who later explains that his marriage and family have virtually crumbled, but his empire is the only thing he has to hold onto in his life.


8. “Say My Name,” (Season 5, Episode 7)

[quote]“Now, Say My Name. You’re Heisenberg. You’re God dammed Right.” – Walter White[/quote] 

“Say My Name,” (Season 5, Episode 7) Mike, Jesse, and Walt meet Declan and his bodyguards in the middle of the desert to secure their previously arranged Meth deal. Walt proposes to continue cooking his 99.1% pure Blue Sky and have Declan buy out Mike’s 33.3% share so everybody can make money. To drive his point home, Walt demands that Declan “say his name” and announce Walt as Heisenberg.


7. “A No Rough-Tough Type Of Deal,” (Season 1, Episode 7)

[quote]“So you do have a plan? Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!” – Jesse Pinkman[/quote] 

“A No Rough-Tough Type Of Deal,” (Season 1, Episode 7) Walt is trying to figure out how they will get ingredients to make four pounds of meth instead of the usual two pounds for Tuco. Jesse announces that it will be 200-300 boxes of sinus pills and he doesn’t know how it can be done. Walt says they’ll just produce their own ingredients which is where he get to enjoy Jesse’s quote. Walt then hands Jesse a list of chemicals and equipment to sets him back to immediate confusion.


6. “Mandala,” (Season 2, Episode 6)

[quote]“Let’s start with some tough love, okay. You ready for this? You two suck at peddling meth. Period.” – Saul Goodman[/quote] 

“Mandala,” (Season 2, Episode 6)As Jesse and Walt try to expand their business by growing their territory, they are continuously running into major setbacks. These setbacks are constantly forcing them to return to Saul to bail them out of their predicaments. Jesse and Walt fight over who is to blame for their setbacks. “Who do I look like, Maury Povich?” Saul interrupts. Saul learns the duo made 38 pounds of meth, and is sitting on a goldmine. Saul delivers this classic quote, and this is when he offers to set them up with a “low-profile businessman” who will bulk buy their product. We later learn this is Gus.


5. “Crawl Space,” (Season 4, Episode 11)

[quote]“If you try to interfere, this becomes a much simpler matter. I will kill your wife. I will kill your son. I will kill your infant daughter.” – Gus Fring[/quote] 

Crawl Space,” (Season 4, Episode 11) Walt has been tazered, beaten, and is now covered in blood. He was then covered with a hood and taken out to the desert where he meets with Gus, who says he’s fired. Walt declares that Jesse is preventing Gus from eliminating him, shouting “If you could kill me, I’d already be dead.” Gus is also after Hank now after the accident, and warns Walt with this memorable quote that he’ll kill his entire family if he interferes.


4. Various Episodes (All Seasons)

[quote]“Yeah, Bitch!” – Jesse Pinkman[/quote] 

Bitch.This quote is sprinkled all throughout the series whenever Jesse discovers even more how Science plays a major role in their drug enterprise. Jesse also uses it whenever they find a smart solution of yet another situation. It all began in Season 1 when Walt taught Jesse how to make the Meth while also providing a Chemistry lesson. Every time Jesse fully understood a concept and another piece of the puzzle, he would shout, “Yeah! Science Bitch!” in some form. Each season when Jesse stated this, it was actually endearing and gave viewers a glimpse of how quickly Jesse was evolving each season.


3. “Blood Money,” (Season 5, Episode 9)

[quote]“Tread Lightly” – Walter White[/quote] 

Tread LightlyAt the end of Season 5, Episode 8, we see that Hank reads the inscription in Walt’s copy of Leaves of Grass while in the bathroom which reads, “Favorite W.W.”. He then speeds home, has a panic attack along the way and compares the inscription to Gale’s lab notes. Hank now knows who the real Heisenberg is. After Walter hears of the panic attack and finds a tracking device on his car, he goes to his house to check on him. When he arrives, he finds a stressed Hank who is clearing papers from his garage, and they in turn have a confrontation over the tracking device after Hank lowers the garage door behind them. Walt gets a black eye, and tries to explain himself with no avail. Walter tells Hank his cancer is back, and because of this he wouldn’t live long enough to see the inside of a jail cell even if Hank prosecuted him. Hank tells Walt to bring Skyler and the kids to his house so that he and Walt can talk. Walter says that that will never happen and Hank responds that he doesn’t even know who Walt is any more. Walter says that if Hank doesn’t know who Walter is, perhaps he should “Tread Lightly.”


2. “Bullet Points,” (Season 4, Episode 4)

[quote]“It says, ‘TO W.W., MY STAR, MY PERFECT SILENCE.’ W.W., I mean, who do you figure that is? Woodrow Wilson? Willy Wonka? Walter White?” – Hank Schrader[/quote] 

W.W?During a dinner at the White residence, Hank brings a DVD of Gale singing karaoke he was given with his file which makes Walt uneasy. Thankfully, Skylar and Walter successfully pull off their plan of Walt having a gambling problem which diverts everyone’s attention. Walt offers to help Hank look at the files so he can look for evidence that would trace back to him or Jesse. Hank believes at this point that Gus is Heisenberg, and when he opens Gale’s lab notes, he sees this note and tries to decipher it. Hank tries to determine who “W.W.” is and attempts at a few guesses, joking it could be Walter White. Walter jokingly confesses, although completely sweating bullets that he is revealed.



1. “Cornered,” (Season 4, Episode 6)

[quote]“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[/quote] 

I Knock.This quote definitely summarizes how great this show is. Skylar is asking Walt questions about Gale, his murder, and people he is working for. Skylar is persistently asking if he is safe as she is concerned not only about Walt, but her entire family. After countless pestering and Walt is continuously avoiding all of the questions Skylar deducts that he is scared. She also states that a part of Walt wants Hank to catch him so this can all be over trying to comfort him. Walt says this infamous quote and to Skylar’s surprise explains the entire drug enterprise to Skylar and how it would fall if he didn’t show up for work.