'Breaking Bad': 20 Most Badass Quotes 11:59 AM PDT 8/25/2013 by Aaron Couch, Chris Godley "I am the danger," "Tread lightly," and "Say my name" are only a few of the chilling lines Bryan Cranston and his co-stars have delivered during the hit's five seasons. 1 / 20 'Youâ€™re an insane, degenerate piece of filth, and you deserve to die.' Season 2, Episode 2 Remember the days when Walt was clearly a better human being than his meth peers? We couldn't help but cheer for him when he put Tuco in his place: "We tried to poison you. We tried to poison you because youâ€™re an insane, degenerate piece of filth, and you deserve to die." It was an incredibly ballsy thing to say, considering Tuco had an automatic weapon in his hands. The line was designed to throw Tuco off his game, and it worked, allowing Jesse enough time to hit him in the head with rock. 2 / 20 'Stay out of my territory.' Season 2, Episode 10 This is almost a precursor to Walt's "Say my name" speech in season five. Having nothing but his badass attitude and staring-contest skills, Walt successfully gets two tough-looking meth wannabes to leave his territory after he catches one of them buying supplies for a cook. 3 / 20 'You two suck at peddling meth.' Season 2, Episode 11 It's hard to imagine, but there was once a time when Saul Goodman could blatantly disrespect the great Heisenberg to his face. After Walt and Jesse suffer the setback of Combo's murder, he says: "Look, let's start with some tough love, all right? Ready for this? Here goes: You two suck at peddling meth. Period." Saul goes on to give them the (seeming) answer to their prayers: the opportunity to work with a distributor, who we eventually learn is Gus Fring. We all know how that turned out â€¦ 4 / 20 'May his death satisfy you.' Season 3, Episode 6 With these words, Gus sets in motion the ill-fated assassination attempt of Hank. The move marks the beginning of the end for the killer twins, as well as the first sign that he's ready to cut ties with the cartel, as the attempt goes against the expressed wishes of Juan Bolsa, who dies soon after at the hands of Mexican federales (also a Gus move). 5 / 20 'La familia es todo.' Season 3, Episode 7 After one brother breaks the other's toy, the wronged kid tells Hector he wishes his brother were dead. Hector responds by attempting to drown the offending brother to prove a point: Don't turn against family, no matter what. "La familia es todo." 6 / 20 'You're my free pass ... bitch.' Season 3, Episode 7 Jesse rarely gets the best of Walt, but after being beaten and bruised by Hank, he's got a Get Out of Jail Free card. More importantly, he's got another one up his sleeve: the great Heisenberg. Jesse threatens that if he's ever taken into custody, he'll give Walt up. "You're my free pass â€¦ bitch." 7 / 20 'No more half-measures.' Season 3, Episode 12 In Mike's best monologue of the series, he explains to Walt why he needs to address Jesse's plan to kill two drug dealers against Gus' wishes. He recounts being a cop who attempted to scare an abusive man straight, only to have the scumbag murder his victim two weeks later. "The moral of the story is: I chose a half-measure when I should have gone all the way. I'll never make that mistake again. No more half-measures, Walter." Trivia: Aaron Paul has "no half-measures" tattooed across his bicep. 8 / 20 'Run' Season 3, Episode 12 Walt is known for his long monologues, but after running over two drug dealers and shooting one in the head, one simple word is enough to send chills down viewers' spines: "Run." Charles Baker (Skinny Pete) told THR the scenes ranks as his favorite in the series. "I jumped out of my chair when that happened," Baker said. "It was fantastic. As an actor, watching Bryan work, it's like a study in how to do it right." 9 / 20 'You -- are not the guy.' Season 4, Episode 4 "You -- are not the guy. You're not capable of being the guy. I had a guy, but now I don't. You -- are not the guy." After Jesse asks if he's going to be an enforcer type, Mike puts young Mr. Pinkman in his place, reminding him that he's no Victor -- the man Gus dispatched with a box cutter. 10 / 20 'I am the one who knocks.' Season 4, Episode 6 The most famous Walt quote has been celebrated by fans and inspired an homage by Samuel L. Jackson. Breaking Bad writer Gennifer Hutchison, who wrote the episode, told THR she didn't realize the monologue would become iconic. "It was always a cool scene. I didnâ€™t realize how big it would become." Here's the quote in full: "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!" 11 / 20 'Fight me and die!' Season 4, Episode 10 After Gus slays his mortal enemy and erstwhile business partner, he's weakened and nearly dead from drinking the same poison tequila as Don Eladio. That doesn't stop him from uttering one of his best lines ever, bluffing his way out of a potentially deadly situation. "Don Eladio is dead. His capos are dead. You have no one left to fight for. Fill your pockets and leave in peace. Or fight me and die!" 12 / 20 'I will kill your wife, I will kill your son, I will kill your infant daughter.' Season 4, Episode 11 This is what happens when you really get on Gus' bad side. No more Mr. Polite Fast Food Restaurateur. Once Gus is confident Jesse can run his lab without Walt, he tells Heisenberg to stay away from Jesse or his family will die. What he really means: I will kill you as soon as I convince Jesse to let me. 13 / 20 'Because I say so.' Season 5, Episode 1 ("Live Free or Die") Walter's God complex manifested itself early in season five. After killing Gus Fring and pulling off the brilliant magnet attack on the police's evidence room, Mike asks Walt how he can be so sure it all worked. "Because I say so," is the smug Heisenberg's answer. Breaking Bad writer George Mastras told THR the line illustrated Walt's "arrogance" at the start of the season, which the writers would work readily to tear down. "There's this arrogance about him," Mastras said. "How long was this going to last?" 14 / 20 'Just because you shot Jesse James, don't make you Jesse James.' Season 5, Episode 3 Mike puts Walt in his place when the meth cook complains their new operation isn't running as smoothly as Gus Fring's did: "Just because you shot Jesse James, donâ€™t make you Jesse James." 15 / 20 'All I can do is wait ... for the cancer to come back.' Season 5, Episode 4 In a difficult-to-watch scene, Walt verbally bullies Skyler for wanting their kids out of the house for their own safety. When she realizes Walt will always be one step ahead of her, she drops this on him: "All I can do is wait. That's it. That's the only good option. Hold on, bide my time, and wait." "For what?" Walt asks. "For the cancer to come back."