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Yes, we know that Breaking Bad is long gone, but we got a little nostalgic for a good TV show. So, here are 10 best quotes from Breaking Bad, for those who need a reminder about how great this TV show was.

What Is Breaking Bad?

For those who have been living under a rock, Breaking Bad is an incredibly popular TV which aired between 2008 and 2013. 

About The Show

Breaking Bad follows the story of the protagonist Walter White (played by Brian Cranston) who is a chemistry teacher living in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and his teenage son (RJ Mitte) who suffers from cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with cancer and given an approximate of two years to live. With this new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to make sure his family has financial security, White chooses to go into the dangerous world of crime and drugs. He quickly ascends to a powerful figure within this world. The Breaking Bad series explores how a fatal diagnosis such as White’s cancer changes a typical person and releases them from the typical day to day concerns and constraints of normal society. The story follows White’s transformation from a regular, mild family man to a kingpin of the drug and crime world. 

1. Mister Walter Loves Skylar

“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

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2. What Makes a Plan?

“Sitting around, smoking marijuana, eating Cheetos and masturbating do not constitute ‘plans.’” Walter White.

Another one of the best quotes from Breaking Bad comes from the episode ’4 Days Out’ – season two, episode nine – Walt is attempting to convince Jesse to head into the desert to cook meth for an entire weekend, something Pinkman is against, insisting he has ‘plans’.

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3. Do You Think You Know Advertising? Well, You Don’t

“I’ve seen better acting in an epileptic whore house” Hank Schrader

This quote was said by Hank when talking about Saul’s commercials (Season 2, Episode 8).

4. You Cannot Bring White Down

“My name is Walter Hartwell White. I live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104. This is my confession. If you’re watching this tape, I’m probably dead. Murdered by my brother-in-law, Hank Schrader.” Walter White

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5. A Man Always Provides

“When you have children, you always have a family. They will always be your priority, your responsibility. 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

6. For What Time I Have Left, I Want to Live in My Own House

“Skyler you’ve read the statistics sheet, these doctors talking about surviving, one year, two years like it’s the only thing that matters. But what good is it to survive if I’m too sick to work, to enjoy a meal, to make love. For what time I have left, I want to live in my own house, I want to sleep in my own bed. I don’t want to choke down 40 or 50 pills every single day, and lose my hair, lie around, too tired to get up, and so nauseated that I can’t even move my head. You cleaning up after me. Me… me some um… some dead man, some artificially alive, just marking time… no. And that’s how you would remember me. That’s the worst part. So… that is my thought process Skyler… I’m sorry, it’s just I choose not to do it” Walter White

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7. Appreciate When You Have Something Good Going On

“We had a good thing, you stupid son of a bitch! We had Fring, we had a lab, we had everything we needed and it all ran like clockwork! You could have shut your mouth, cooked, and made as much money as you ever needed. It was perfect! But no, you just had to blow it up, you, and your pride and your ego! […] If you’d known your place, we’d all be fine right now!”  Mike Ehrmantraut

8. Involve People in Your Lie

“Let me just get this straight. Elliott and I offered to pay for your treatment, no strings attached – an offer which still stands by the way – and you turn us down out of pride, whatever. And then you tell your wife that in fact, we are paying for your treatment. Without our knowledge, against our will, you involve us in your lie. And you sit here and tell me that that is none of my business?” Gretchen Schwartz

“Yeah. That’s pretty much the size of it”. This was the answer Walter White gave to the line above. Some say this is one of the best quotes from Breaking Bad, and it’s surely interesting.

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9. I Love Hot Dogs

“Did you know that there’s an acceptable level of rat turds that can go into candy bars? It’s the government, jack. Even the government doesn’t care that much about quality. You know what is okay to put in hot dogs? Huh? Pig lips and ass**holes. But I say, hey, have at it bitches ’cause I love hot dogs”. Jesse Pinkman

10. I Am the One Who Knocks

Finally, let’s have a look at another one of the best quotes from Breaking Bad, said by no one other than Walter White:

“Who are you talking to right now? Who is it you think you see? So you know how much I make a year? Even if I told you, you wouldn’t believe it. Do you know what would happen if I stopped going in to work? A business big enough to be listed on the NASDAQ goes belly-up, disappears, it ceases to exist without me. No, 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 about me? No, I am the one who knocks” Walter White

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Best Quotes From Breaking Bad: Conclusion

We hope that you have enjoyed our list of the best quotes from Breaking Bad. Which are your favorite quotes from Breaking Bad? Do you know any other quotes from Breaking Bad that you think should be on this list? We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions. Please leave us a comment in the comments section below this article. 

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