Walter Hartwell White Sr. is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the AMC television series Breaking Bad, portrayed by Bryan Cranston.
Walter White is a high school chemistry teacher who learns that he has inoperable lung cancer. To financially support his family, he decides to start making meth with former student Jesse Pinkman. Throughout five seasons and 62 episodes, we witness Walter’s transformation from a shy teacher to the menacing king known as Heisenberg.
Here are the most powerful quotes from Walter White.
I haven’t been myself lately, but I love you. Nothing about that has changed, 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.(to Skyler), S1.Ep2: Cat's in the Bag...
Sometimes it feels better not to talk. At all. About anything. To anyone.S1.Ep6: Crazy Handful of Nothin'
I have spent my whole life scared. Frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen. Fifty years I spent like that. Finding myself awake at three in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my diagnosis, I sleep just fine. And I came to realize it’s 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 as you can right in the teeth.S2.Ep8: Better Call Saul
Smoking marijuana, eating Cheetos, and masturbating do not constitute plans in my book.S2.Ep9: 4 Days Out
It cannot be blind luck or some imaginary relative who saves us. No, I earned that money, me.S2.Ep12: Phoenix
Who are you talking to right now? Who is it you think you see? Do you know how much I make a year? I mean, even if I told you, you wouldn’t believe it. Do you know what would happen if I suddenly decided to stop going into work? A business big enough that it could 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 that of me? No. I am the one who knocks!S4.Ep6: Cornered
What is going on with me is not about some disease, it’s about choices. Choices that I have made, choices I stand by.(to Walter Jr.), S4.Ep6: Cornered
I’ve been living with cancer for the better part of a year. Right from the start, it’s a death sentence. That’s what they keep telling me. Well, guess what? Every life comes with a death sentence, so every few months I come in here for my regular scan, knowing full well that one of these times, hell, maybe even today, I’m gonna hear some bad news. But until then, who’s in charge? Me. That’s how I live my life.S4.Ep8: Hermanos
I have lived under the threat of death for a year now, and because of that, I’ve made choices. Listen to me. I alone should suffer the consequences of those choices, no one else. And those consequences, they’re coming. No more prolonging the inevitable.(to Skyler), S4.Ep12: End Times
See that watch? It’s a birthday present. The person who gave me this present wanted me dead, too. Not that long ago, he pointed a gun right between my eyes, right here, and he threatened to kill me. He changed his mind about me, Skyler. And so will you.S5.Ep4: Fifty-One
Jesse, you asked me if I was in the meth business or the money business. Neither. I’m in the empire business.S5.Ep6: Buyout
If you believe that there’s a hell, I don’t know if you’re into that, but we’re already pretty much going there, right? But I’m not gonna lie down until I get there.(to Jesse), S5.Ep7: Say My Name
It can be done exactly how I want it. The only question is, are you the man to do it?(to Jack), S5.Ep8: Gliding Over All
If that’s true, if you don’t know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.(to Hank), S5.Ep9: Blood Money
You think I came all this way just to let something as silly as lung cancer take me down? Not a chance. I’m not going anywhere.(to Walter Jr.), S5.Ep12: Rabid Dog
I watched Jane die. I was there. And I watched her die. I watched her overdose and choke to death. I could have saved her. But I didn’t.(to Jesse), S5.Ep14: Ozymandias
I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really… I was alive.(to Skyler about meth business), S5.Ep16: Felina