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"My brother is not a bad person. He has a good heart. It's just...he can't help himself. And everyone's left picking up the pieces."
Chuck McGill, "Rebecca"

Jimmy: Tell me why! It's the least you can do for me now! I'm your brother! We're supposed to look out for each other! Why were you working against me, Chuck?
Chuck: You're not a real lawyer.
Jimmy: I'm what?
Chuck: You're not a real lawyer! University of American Samoa for Christ's sake? An online course? What a joke. I worked my ass off to get where I am! And you take these shortcuts and you think suddenly you're my peer? You do what I do because you're funny and you can make people laugh? I committed my life to this! You don't... slide into it like a cheap pair of slippers and then reap all the rewards!
Jimmy: I thought you were proud of me...
Chuck: I was! When you straightened out and got a job in the mail room I was very proud.
Jimmy: So that's it then, right? Keep old Jimmy down in the mail room 'cause he's not good enough to be a lawyer?
Chuck: I know you. I know what you were, what you are—people don't change, you're Slippin' Jimmy! And Slippin' Jimmy I can handle just fine but Slippin' Jimmy with a law degree is like a chimp with a machine gun! The law is sacred! If you abuse that power people get hurt! This is not a game! You have to know — on some level I know you know I'm right! You know I'm right!
Jimmy: I... I got you a twenty pound bag of ice, and some bacon and some eggs. A couple of those steaks that you like, some fuel canisters, enough for three or four days. After that... you're on your own. I am done.
— "Pimento"

Chuck: I AM NOT CRAZY! (Beat) I am not crazy! I know he swapped those numbers, I knew it was 1216 — one after Magna Carta, as if I could ever make such a mistake! Never, never! I just-I just couldn't prove it! H-H-He covered his tracks, he got that idiot at the copy shop to lie for him!
Alley: Mr. McGill, please. You don't have to go in—
Chuck: You think this is something, you think this is bad, this, this chicanery? He's done worse. That billboard! Are you telling me that a man just happens to fall like that? No, he orchestrated it! Jimmy! He defecated through a sunroof! And I saved him! I shouldn't have, I took him into my own firm! What was I thinking?! He'll never change. He'll never change, ever since he was 9, always the same. Couldn't keep his hands out of the cash drawer. "But not our Jimmy, couldn't be precious Jimmy!" Stealing them blind! And he gets to be a lawyer?! What a sick joke! I should have stopped him when I had the chance! And you, you have to stop him, you—
(Chuck realizes he's ranting)
Chuck: I apologize. I lost my train of thought... got carried away. Do you have anything else?
Jimmy: No. Nothing further.
Chuck McGill's Villainous Breakdown, "Chicanery"

Jimmy: You're sorry? You kill my brother and you say you're sorry? Let me tell you something: the job offer? It didn't upset me. It amused me. Big job at the illustrious HHM — chance to play at the palace! Ooh, little old me? You have no idea what's going on! You're a teensy-tiny man in a teensy-weensy little bubble!
Howard: Oh, Jimmy...
Jimmy: Oh, don't you fuckin' 'oh Jimmy' me! You look down on me, you pity me?!
(Howard begins walking away from Jimmy)
Jimmy: Walk away, that's right, Howard. You know why I didn't take the job? 'Cause it's too. SMALL! I don't care about it! It's nothing to me, it's a bacterium! I travel in worlds you can't even imagine! You can't conceive of what I'm capable of! I'm so far beyond you! I'm like a god in human clothing! LIGHTNING BOLTS SHOOT FROM MY FINGERTIPS!
Saul Goodman having a professional conversation with a colleague, "JMM"

Jimmy: Kim, doing this... it's not you, okay? You would not be okay with it. Not in the cold light of day.
Kim: Wouldn't I?