Saul Goodman’s 10 Best Quotes In Breaking Bad Better Call Saul

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Saul Goodman is one of the best written characters on TV, and thanks to his appearances in Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, he has plenty of quotes.

Saul Goodman’s 10 Best Quotes In Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul


  • Saul Goodman, a complex character, with great one-liners, quick wit, and charming personality, stands out in Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad.
  • Better Call Saul delves into Saul's past, struggles, and transformation into a criminal lawyer, offering rich character development.
  • Saul Goodman's journey from Jimmy McGill showcases a desire for recognition, moral struggles, and a pivotal role in Walter White's drug empire.


Saul Goodman is one of the best written and performed characters on TV, and throughout his time on Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, he always had something clever to say. Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the best television shows ever created, with brilliant writing, a thoroughly complete and satisfying narrative, and a rich cast of complex characters. However, only one character from the main series so far has made enough of an impression to warrant a whole spin-off show, with the prequel series, Better Call Saul.

Saul Goodman, formerly known as Jimmy McGill, is the shady lawyer who sets Walt and Jesse further along on their path to building a drug empire, but the story of how he came to be Saul Goodman is equally rich and rewarding. Better Call Saul digs deep into the character's past, as he struggles to maintain relationships with his family, navigates a turbulent romance with Kim Wexler, and slowly becomes the go-to lawyer of the criminal underworld. With his winning personality, quick wit, and quippy one-liners, Saul is also one of the most charming and fun characters in either series.

10 "Clearly His Taste In Women Is The Same As His Taste In Lawyers: Only The Very Best… With Just A Right Amount Of Dirty!"

Breaking Bad Season 3, Episode 11, "Abiquiu"

Saul Goodman’s 10 Best Quotes In Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul

Saul is a great lawyer, but not the most pleasant person. In one of his first encounters with Walter White's wife, Skylar, Saul tries to pay her a compliment, but what comes out is less than flattering. While Saul may not be the best at navigating social situations and staying on the right side of people, this comment is a perfect look into the character, capturing his vanity, and his lack of a filter. Saul is an invaluable help to Walt, providing his family with services above and beyond a typical lawyer, and as such, Saul speaks his mind freely.

9 "Perfection Is The Enemy Of Perfectly Adequate."

Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 2, "Witness"

Saul Goodman’s 10 Best Quotes In Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul

Before Saul Goodman made a name for himself on the other side of criminal law however, Jimmy McGill was working towards becoming a reputable and legitimate lawyer. However, Jimmy already possessed many things in common with his future self, and that can be seen clearly when he utters the above to Kim. As a lawyer, Jimmy was held to an incredible standard, and this was also reflected in his relationships with those around him. As Jimmy began to turn away from standards that constantly made him feel inadequate, his attitude changed to reflect his new lower standards.

8 "You're Now Officially The Cute One Of The Group."

Breaking Bad Season 3, Episode 7, "One Minute"


Back to Breaking Bad, When Saul Goodman was in the thick of working with Walt and Jesse, he was also a source of much comic relief in the series. Actor Bob Odenkirk is an incredible comic actor, and that was reflected in Saul's quick wit and comic timing. After Jesse was savagely beaten by Hank due to a stunt he and Walt pulled, his face was left a bloody pulp. It's in response to this that Saul turns to Walt to congratulate him on his new status in their group.

7 "Hail Satan. I Submit To The Dark Side."

Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 9, "Pimento"

Saul Goodman’s 10 Best Quotes In Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul

From the first season of Better Call Saul, the show was predestined to see Jimmy become Saul, but the series laid in a lot of hints leading up to that moment. When talking to his brother, Chuck, Jimmy jokingly pokes fun at his commitment to Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill. Jimmy has a clear distrust of large legal practices as an enemy to his way of being a lawyer. While this moment comes off as a slightly pointed joke between brothers, it is also far more significant when considering Jimmy's journey.

6 "You Two Suck At Peddling Meth. Period."

Breaking Bad Season 2, Episode 11, "Mandala"


When Saul comes into contact with Walt and Jesse in Breaking Bad, they see his value with his connections in the drug trade. However, after getting to know Walt and Jesse, Saul points out their lack of sales skills, or anything past cooking the product. Walt may be a genius chemist, and Jesse is loyal and determined, but they need help when it comes to getting their product out there. It's at this moment that Saul decides to put them in contact with a drug boss who could ramp up their business, and set them on a dangerous new course.

5 "Money Is Not Beside The Point… Money Is The Point."

Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 1, "Uno"

Saul Goodman’s 10 Best Quotes In Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul

From the very beginning of Better Call Saul, one characteristic that will continue to define both Jimmy and Saul is revealed when he utters these words to his brother Chuck McGill. Growing up, Jimmy hustled to earn whatever he could and make enough to survive. As he grew up, this attachment to money and financial wealth remained his primary motivation for everything. Money led him down a lot of dark paths, as criminals began to open new doors to unimagined wealth for Jimmy, eventually causing him to shed his former life completely.

4 "You Look At Me And You See Slippin' Jimmy."

Better Call Saul Season 4, Episode 9, "Wiedersehen"

Saul Goodman’s 10 Best Quotes In Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul

One of the most heartbreaking parts of Better Call Saul is the build up and break down of Jimmy and Kim's relationship. The couple clearly had a lot of love for each other, but their moral differences and desires in life saw them drifting miles apart. Jimmy struggled with the way that the woman he loved viewed him, and this was a reflection of how he struggled to accept himself too. Nearer the time when Jimmy was becoming Saul Goodman, Kim was a reminder of his past, and it hurt them both, and their relationship.

3 "I'm Gonna Be A Damn Good Lawyer, And People Are Gonna Know About It."

Better Call Saul Season 4, Episode 5, "Quite A Ride"


A few episodes earlier, Jimmy was still wrestling with his dreams of becoming a "damn good lawyer," and he was committed to proving himself. This quote shows his longing for recognition, and to prove that he is worth something to the world, but the path he took didn't necessarily get him the kind of recognition he may have wanted. Jimmy was a brilliant man in many ways, but he struggled to be a really good one, and while he had all the makings of a great lawyer, he chose to apply those skills in an out of the box way.

2 “Fact Is, Walter White Couldn’t Have Done It Without Me.”

Better Call Saul Season 6, Episode 13, "Saul Gone"

Saul Goodman’s 10 Best Quotes In Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul

In the Better Call Saul series finale, as Saul stands trial for his involvement in the criminal activities of Walter White, these are the final words he delivers to the court before being sentenced. In a way, this was the recognition Saul set out to get earlier on, and a touching moment as he stood up and owned his actions. It was also an acknowledgment of how pivotal and important he was in the journey to building Walter White's drug empire. Ultimately, this became one of the most iconic lines from the character.

1 “S’All Good, Man!”

Better Call Saul Season 4, Episode 10, "Winner"

Saul Goodman’s 10 Best Quotes In Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul season 4 was a pivotal turning point in the transition from Jimmy McGill to Saul Goodman, and in the final episode of the season, the show hammers home that transition with one snappy bit of dialogue. As Jimmy makes plans and prepares to change his name, and in a brief, but powerful moment, he reveals his new name to Kim. This clever writing is indicative of everything that comes before and after in Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, and marks a major shift between the end of Jimmy's story, and the beginning of Saul Goodman's.

Cast Bob Odenkirk , Rhea Seehorn , Jonathan Banks , Patrick Fabian , Michael Mando , Giancarlo Esposito Release Date February 8, 2015 Seasons 6 Network AMC Franchise(s) Breaking Bad Writers Peter Gould , Vince Gilligan Directors Vince Gilligan , John Shiban , Keith Gordon Showrunner Peter Gould

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