'Breaking Bad': 10 Bone-Chilling Quotes to Get You in the Halloween Spirit
"I am the danger," "Tread lightly" and "Say my name" are only a few of the menacing lines Bryan Cranston and his co-stars delivered during the hit show's five seasons
Although the era of Breaking Bad finally came to a close when the drama picked up its last Emmy awards on Sept. 22, its legacy has continued to live on through fans’ nostalgia and positive word-of-mouth reviews — that and a Guinness World Record for the highest-rated television show of all time, which was awarded after the fifth and final season was given a 99 out of 100 by review aggregator Metacritic.
Part of the hit drama’s success lies in the depth of its dialogue, some of which has become so iconic that Samuel L. Jackson decided to read lines from the show as part of a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. As the seasons progressed, monologues like Walter White’s “I am the danger” became more and more frequent and demonstrated the accelerating decay of the character’s humanity. Ironically, they also coincided with his growing popularity on social media.
It is no surprise then, that many of the most memorable quotes from Breaking Bad were uttered by Walter White; after all, Bryan Cranston won four primetime Emmys for his portrayal of the everyman turned master criminal. But thanks to award-winning writers like Moira Walley-Beckett, the characters Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), and Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) each had their time in the limelight as well.
Below are some of the most badass quotes from the series, but click here to see THR’s complete list.
"You're my free pass ... bitch."
–Jesse Pinkman, Season 3, Episode 7
"No more half-measures."
–Mike Ehrmantraut, Season 3, Episode 12
"I am the one who knocks."
–Walter White, Season 4, Episode 6
"I will kill your wife, I will kill your son, I will kill your infant daughter."
–Gustavo Fring, Season 4, Episode 11
"All I can do is wait ... for the cancer to come back."
–Skyler White, Season 5, Episode 4
"Say my name."
–Walter White, Season 5, Episode 7
"I will put you under the jail."
–Hank Schrader, Season 5, Episode 9
–Walter White, Season 5, Episode 9
"My name is ASAC Schrader, and you can go f— yourself."
–Hank Schrader, Season 5, Episode 14
"I watched Jane die."
–Walter White, Season 5, Episode 14