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14 Of The Most Unforgettable Quotes From Breaking Bad

14 Of The Most Unforgettable Quotes from Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is definitely one of the greatest TV shows of all time, if not the greatest. The gripping story-line, the distinct characters, the erratic plot twists, sneaky symbolic motifs and the unforgettable quotes are a few of the many things that make this neo-Western crime drama so riveting. 

Walter White, a 50 year old apprehensive chemistry teacher, finds out that he has terminal lung cancer and decides to ‘break bad’ by cooking and selling crystal meth with the help of a former student and drug dealer, Jesse Pinkman. With every episode, they both go deeper into the dark world of the drug trade industry, dealing with their competition and the cartel, helplessly trying to maintain their relationships with their loved ones and all the while trying to be one step ahead of the DEA.

It’s just one of those TV series that you can watch over and over again and still be in awe at how well-knit every scene is and how everything that happens to the characters has a consequential impact on who they finally turn out to become. The way Vince Gilligan, the producer of this masterpiece, along with an elite cast – bring to life the astoundingly relatable yet queer characters is nothing less than extraordinary. 

This indelible series takes us on a roller coaster of events that gradually transforms the protagonist, Walter White, into the antagonist, Heisenberg – his alter-ego. Throughout the entire show, we progressively witness a very meek and modest father turn into a merciless drug lord. The whole life-changing process of Mr.White has blessed us with some of the most unforgettable quotes from Breaking Bad that have ever been heard on TV. 


Related: In Breaking Bad, we see many scenes of Walter going through stages of intense mental stress; causing his health to deteriorate slowly. We all have stress to overcome daily, so here are 6 Things You Can Do To Reduce Mental Stress

Here are 14 of the most unforgettable quotes from the Breaking Bad series: 

1. “I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And, I was really … I was alive.” – Walter White 

i did it for me

You can sense the passion Mr. White had for what he did, despite it being disruptive.


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

14 Of The Most Unforgettable Quotes From Breaking Bad

Yeah Mr. White, show them who’s boss.

3. “What good is being an outlaw when you have responsibilities?” – Jesse Pinkman “Darth Vader had responsibilities” – Brandon Mayhew


Brandon Mayhew’s way of putting things into perspective for Jesse is quite accurate in this one. 

4. “You know when they say,‘I’ts been a pleasure?’ It hasn’t” – Mike Ehrmantraut 

Do you know

Good ol’ Mike, as honest as they get.


5. “You are a wealthy man now. One must learn to be rich. To be poor, anyone can manage” – Gustavo Fring 


A true gentleman who refuses to settle for mediocrity.

6. “They will always be your priority, your responsibility. And a man, a man provides.” – Gustavo Fring


Gus with that hard to swallow pill for all men.


7. “I have spent my whole life scared, frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen, 50-years I spent like that. Finding myself awake at three in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my diagnosis, I sleep just fine. 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

14 Of The Most Unforgettable Quotes From Breaking Bad

Never let fears interfere when it comes to living life.


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

walter white, territory, breaking bad, unforgettable

Mr.White made sure he marked his territory and that they marked his words.

9. “You’re the smartest guy I ever met, and you’re too stupid to see he made up his mind 10 minutes ago.” – Hank Schrader 

hank death scene

One of the saddest scenes in the whole series. The moment Hank compliments his brother in law; which also happens to be his last.

10. 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

I am the one who knocks

Walter reassuring Skyler that they were not in danger gave her a glimpse of his alter-ego.

11. “Look, Skyler, I just haven’t quite been myself lately. I haven’t been myself lately, but I love you. Nothing about that has changed, and nothing ever will. So right now, what I need is for you to climb down out of my ass. Can you do that? Will you do that for me, honey? Will you please, just once, get off my ass. You know, I’d appreciate it. I really would.” – Walter White

14 Of The Most Unforgettable Quotes From Breaking Bad

Walter’s desperate reassurance for his wife is sweet but sadly short-lived.

12. “Someone has to protect this family from the man who protects this family.” – Skyler White

family protector

When Skyler becomes aware of Walt’s business, she has no choice but to step up against her own husband for the sake of their children.

13. “Jesse, you asked me if I was in the meth business or the money business. Neither. I’m in the empire business.” – Walter White

empire business

Walter’s thirst for power is understood when he explains to Jesse that he’s in it for more than just money or meth.

“Say my name” – Walter White

walter white, say my name, breaking bad, unforgettable

No introductions needed when you’re notorious for what you do.

Related: Walter White’s decisions had an immensely negative impact towards his family. You may have had some similar experiences in your family too. Here is How to deal with a dysfunctional family and find your happiness


14 Of The Most Unforgettable Quotes from Breaking Bad

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