"In my fondest dreams, I would hope Gus comes back in Walt’s dreams and instructs him on how to go about things as he did in the beginning of the show. “A man provides.” I love that line. I think the gloves are off already. I think Walt has gone all the way to the other side, and I’d love to see him become far more sinister than Gus. I’d like Gus to be present in his nightmares and struggles and that he becomes so Gus-like that it haunts his every pore. I curse him with that!"
"When your hero is not a nice person, and he’s doing bad things, because he’s your protagonist, if you’re along for the ride, then you start to view things through his eyes. It’s the nature of storytelling. You’ll root for that person to succeed. And right now, Skyler gets in the way, on a purely mechanical level, of Walt’s success and happiness and therefore we see her as an obstacle and we don’t like for what she’s doing. The funny thing is, I see Skyler as the hero and Walt as the bad guy. I love Walt! He’s a great guy to write for, but he’s kind of a monster when you think about it. He shouldn’t be breaking into the house, trying to get back into her good graces when the things he’s done and the lies he told really make him not the good guy. She’s being heroic when she doesn’t tell the police on him."
- Vince Gilligan, answering a question about viewers not liking Skyler White (via natface
"I’m a blowfish. I’m a blowfish, yeah! Blowfishing this up!"
"He suffers for his loyalty to his mentor. I think he suffers in that scene [the 12-step meeting scene] for his loyalty. As a loyal friend, he killed an innocent man to save his father figure, Walter White, and I think you can see in that scene he’s suffering greatly for it and is kind of ready to be judged and ready to be told he did the wrong thing, because somehow the lack of judgment is not sitting well with him, I suppose."
"Shame on Walt. Like, I hate Walt for what he’s done to Jesse. If only Jesse knew all the horrible things that he did, oh my God. I love that they’re back together, but it’s always been such a back-and-forth struggle, a love-hate relationship. But I think at the end, in the parking lot, I think they’re there for each other. They know it was a rough ride. I think they understand each other as true partners now. I don’t think Walt considers himself as a boss to Jesse anymore. Maybe deep down, because Walt has a big ego, but I think Jesse sees himself as being equal to Walt."
- Aaron Paul, at Sundance, answering “Does it make you sad to see how [Walt and Jesse’s] relationship has frayed over time?” [via Vulture
] (via ryeisenberg
"Although it is a lot of fun to zip on this skin that used to be completely foreign to me ; now I have such a deep connection to Jesse Pinkman. I feel like he is in some ways a part of me.
"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 3 in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my diagnosis, I sleep just fine. I came to realize, it’s that fear that’s the worst of it. That’s the real enemy. So.. get up, get out of your world, and you kick that bastard as hard as you can right in the teeth."
- Walter White (Breaking Bad)
"The universe is random. It’s not inevitable. It’s simple chaos. It’s subatomic particles in endless, aimless collision. That’s what science teaches us, but what is this saying? What is it telling us, when on the very night that this man’s daughter dies, it’s me who’s having a drink with him? How can that be random?"