“Just because you shot Jesse James don’t make you Jesse James.”

From: Breaking Bad

Genre: Television

Who said it?: Mike Ehrmantraut

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes widely acclaimed AMC television drama, Breaking Bad. The show has received rave reviews from both critics and audiences alike for the stories and also for the acting, especially for Bryan Cranston’s performance as the anti-hero, Walter White.

The quote comes from the 3rd episode of the 5th season, Hazard Pay. Walter White had just eliminated his former “boss,” Gustavo Fring in the previous season and is now finding a new way to make his signature blue crystal meth. He comes up with the idea of using houses that are being fumigated as no one would look there. He calls Mike Ehrmantraut (played by Jonathan Banks) to set up the deal. While Mike does come true, Walter realizes his cut is much smaller than when he worked with Gus. This is when Mike delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom:  Just because you beat the top man, that doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get the recognition that you’re now the best. That still needs to be earned through hard work and, more importantly, consistency on being the best.

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