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From the premier to the finale, my favorite Breaking Bad quotations, and or memories.


When I travel, read, or watch anything, and listen to people, I take of whatever I find interesting or make make entries into my diary at the end of the day. This is because; first, I’m a passionate collector of things, and secondly, I do use words that remind me of those experiences to write stories either to, and for myself and sometimes, an imaginary audience.

Recently, I spent a week appreciating the magical piece of art that is or rather was AMC’s award winning TV series Breaking Bad. (It’s been, unbeknownst to me, showing for the last five years).
For those who may not be in the know, Breaking Bad is, in brief, the visual representation of the story of a hero to many, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a broke chemistry teacher who after celebrating his 50th birthday is diagnosed with cancer. He partners with his former student, the erratic Jesse Pinkman to cook meth (methamphetamine) that makes them a whole lot of money that he would love to use to better the future of his family (wife Skyler White, son Walt Jr, and their unexpected baby Holly White).
A hero because he represents all the crises, dilemmas, and anxieties of the modern male.

Skyler, Walt, and Jesse.

From it, I derived the following. However, this is, indeed, unhelpful to those who have not watched yet as I neglected the incorporation of those who said these statements.

Don’t bullshit the bullshitter.

Close did not put man on the moon.

If you want to make more money, and keep the money you make, better call Saul.

Make hay while the sun is still shinning.

A little culture won’t kill you.

Let’s just say I am a guy who knows a guy.

Jesse, you’re depending on the kindness of strangers to get high?

Accept who you are. You either run from things or you face them.

We live to fight another day.

It’s a cruel world. Grow up.

Sometimes it does not hurt having someone watching your back.

What does a man do? A man provides, and he does it even when he is under pressure.

Name one thing in this world that is not negotiable?

Family is all.

Uncle Hank told me, good guys never get killed. Bad guys do.

Not knowing is the hardest part. I think.

Walt: Jesse, you are now a millionare, and you are complaining? What world are you living in?
Jesse: One where the dudes that are doing all the work ain’t getting fisted! What’s happened to you? Hey! I want to hash this out! What’s more important than money?

Walt: “How much is it?” Skyler: “I stopped counting”

IRS. If they can get Al Capone, they can get you.

If you want to stay a criminal and not become a convict, you should grow up and listen to your lawyer.

Forget about money, you have all you want.

Ebola is a disease on the Discovery Channel which makes your intestines pop out of your ass.

The government does not care that much about quality.

Never  make the same mistake twice.

An innocent man does not kill himself.

Now, I don’t know which movies you’ve been watching but in the real world we don’t kill eleven people as some kind of prophylactic measure.

I am alive, and I am broke. Counting the money that I owe Jesse, I am about 40 grand in the hole. Does that seem like an acceptable starting point to you?

There is gold in the streets just waiting for somebody to come up and sweep it up.

Saul, Mike threatened me, he threatened Jesse, he probably threatened someone before breakfast this morning. It’s what he does.

If it feels right, it feels right. Sometimes, you got to listen to your gut.

One hand washes the other.

Just because you shot Jessie James doesn’t make you Jessie James.

It isn’t unfixable.

Take it from me buddy. It is always darkest before the dawn.

There are two kinds of heists; those that get away with it, and those who leave behind witnesses.

Making less money is better than making nothing.

Jesse, you asked me if I was in the meth business, or the money business. Neither. I am in the empire business.

Some hurts only show on the inside.

Do you really want to live in a world without Cocacola?

A better high means customers pay more. A higher purity means a greater yield.

Declan: “Who are you?”
Walter White: “I’m the cook. I’m the man who killed Gus Fring. Now, say my name.”
Declan: “Heisenberg.”
Walter White: “You’re goddamn right.”


Being good at something is a very rare thing.

I’m not going to lie down till get there (to hell).

*soundtrack* Crystal blue persuasion, it’s the new vibration.

To W.W; My star, my perfect silence.

You need to stop focusing on the darkness behind you. The past is the past.

If you do not know who I am, then your best course is to tread lightly.

No one in the world is more important to me than your sister.

Mexico. A’lls I’m saying.

I miss you like my balls miss jock itch.

I got a bladder the size of a hot water bottle.

Happy people don’t go around throwing millions of dollars away.

Christ! Some people are immune to good advice.

The less you distract him, the better he can protect you.

Don’t skimp on family.

This is millions, no matter how much you got, how do you turn back on more.

You are not Western Union. We can’t settle for you just sending messages.

Risk is what you are paying for. Not Toilet Paper.

*soundtrack* Maybe tomorrow, a bullet will find me,
Tonight, nothing is worse than this pain in my heart.

No replacement for displacement.

If it ain’t broke, why fix it.

I kept you waiting my love
Didn’t know you’d think that I’d forget
Or I’d regret
The special love I had for you
My baby blue
All the days became so long
Did you really think I’d do you wrong
Dixie, when I let you go
Thought you’d realize that I would know
I would show
The special love I have for you
My baby blue


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