You have either lived under a rock for the last 10 years, or you have heard of what Breaking Bad is all about. Even the most clueless souls on earth probably know the basic gist: an underpaid but brilliant chemistry teacher begins to cook meth with his old student after being diagnosed with cancer. Over the years, Breaking Bad has reset the bar for what is good television, and is often considered the best American television has had to offer in all of history. In fact, it entered the Guiness World Records in 2013 for being the most critically acclaimed show of all time. While sadly for fans, Breaking Bad’s sixth and final season came out in 2013, there’s an equally good (if not better) spin-off called Better Call Saul which will air its final season in 2022. Additionally, a spin-off movie called El-Camino that picked up the story immediately after Breaking Bad finale released in 2019. It stars Aron Paul reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman as the lead. Needless to say, there’s plenty of content to consume for the average Breaking Bad fan, but the original is always the original, right? We revisit 20 absolutely badass dialogues from Breaking Bad with this article.
Now onto our list of these 20 dialogues from Breaking Bad that’ll take you back to it brilliance.
1. Sometime you need to be absolutely clear about who you are.
“If you don’t know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.” – Walter White
2. Don’t we all wish we could say stuff like this and get away with it?
“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
3. Never choose half measures.
“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
4. Fear is the worst of it all.
“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
5. Isn’t change a fascinating pattern to analyse?
“Well, technically, chemistry is the study of matter. But I prefer to see it as the study of change.” – Walter White
6. Well, if you must put it that way.
“Some straight like you, giant stick up his ass, age what, 60? He’s just gonna break bad?” – Jesse Pinkman
7. The government is wild.
“Did you know that there’s an acceptable level of rat turds that can go into candy bars? It’s the government, jack.” – Jesse Pinkman
8. A man must provide.
“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.” – Gustavo Fring
9. Learn to dream big.
“Jesse, you asked me if I was in the meth business or the money business… Neither. I’m in the empire business.” – Walter White
10. Take charge of your situation.
“We’re done when I say we’re done” – Walter White
11. Do things that make you feel alive. Maybe don’t do things that are illegal, though.
“I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And, I was really…I was alive.” – Walter White
12. Sometimes the protector turns into the persecutor.
“You know what Walt? Someone needs to protect this family from the man who protects this family.” – Skyler White
13. All you need is a vision.
“There is gold in the streets just waiting for someone to come and scoop it up.” – Walter White
14. The best way to lie is to believe you’re telling the truth.
“I once told a woman I was Kevin Costner and it worked because I believed it.” – Saul
15. When a man’s gotta go, he just gotta go.
“Shut the fuck up and let me die in peace” – Mike Ehrmantraut
16. I am the danger.
“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
17. You never know how much worse things could be so it’s best not to wonder.
“I’m not saying it’s not bad. It’s bad. But it could be worse.” – Saul Goodman
18. I only had you in my heart.
“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
19. What’s the point of holding back, really?
“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
20. Would you make the choices you made if things were different?
“I have lived under the threat of death for a year now. And because of that, I’ve made choices.” – Walter White
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