Arts & Entertainment

Guess What Bryan Cranston's Favorite 'Breaking Bad' Line Is

"I am the one who knocks iconic lines and prefers different ones"

Loads of Walter White's lines in Breaking Bad became instant fodder for t-shirts, mugs and posters picked up during freshers' week fairs.

However, Bryan Cranston says that his favorite line from the series is slightly more off-piste than, "I am the one who knocks," "I did it for me," or "I am not in danger. I am the danger".

Cranston told Entertainment Weekly that it's a line from 'Blood Money' in the final season of the show: "Tread lightly".

"First of all, it’s only two words so I go through it quickly," he said. "So, there. I confess. There is an expediency to it—and economy. I enjoy brevity." Cranston said that it is the phrase which he reaches for most often while autographing fans' bits and pieces, which makes those encounters sound both cosmic and a slightly ominous."

He went on: "It’s his credo. In many ways, he was very careful. Even though he stepped into landmines, he was very careful almost all the time."


It was when he strayed from his self-imposed limits that White gets into the hottest water: "When he didn’t follow that credo is when he found himself in the most troubling condition."

We might not have seen the last of White and his pal Jesse Pinkman yet either. Last week, co-creator Vince Gilligan revealed just how desperately he wants to work a cameo from the pair into the spin-off Better Call Saul.

This story originally appeared on

* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

View More Articles About:
About The Author
Tom Nicholson
View Other Articles From Tom Nicholson
Latest Feed
The Singapore-based startup reportedly laid off employees in Indonesia and Thailand, according to a media report.
New styling and convenience features update the 10th generation Civic.
The young La Spezia chefs want to challenge themselves.
Game of Thrones showrunners seem to delight in featuring various celebrities in the show.
She tried to get showrunners to change their minds but eventually gave up.
Whether you’re a highly technical diver or simply looking to tell time in between laps at the pool, here are the timepieces that are built to thrive under extreme (water) pressure.
Some early Galaxy Fold models are running into screen issues
Heading into Season Eight, the HBO show's treatment of female characters remains unforgivable.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us