” There are two ways of knowing if something ends badly: If you’re honest with yourself, you just kind of know it. And then there’s other people’s reaction to it. “


” You don’t make a movie by yourself, you certainly don’t make a TV show by yourself. You invest people in their work. You make people feel comfortable in their jobs, you keep people talking. “


” If you look closely at ‘Breaking Bad’ and any given episode of ‘The X Files,’ you will realise the structure is exactly the same. “


” Sometimes when you’re creating something, it takes on a life of its own, and you can be surprised at how sad or dramatic it might get. “


” I never thought anyone would come up to me and say, ‘I like ‘Better Call Saul’ better than ‘Breaking Bad.” If you had asked me before we started, ‘Would that bother you if someone said that?’ First of all, I would have said, ‘That’s never gonna happen. And yeah, it probably would bother me.’ It doesn’t bother me a bit. It tickles me. I love it. “


” You can cheat in solitaire, but there’s nothing satisfying about cheating in solitaire. “


” TV is designed to keep characters in place for years on end. The best example is ‘M*A*S*H:’ You have a three-year police action in Korea, and they stretched that out to eleven seasons. It was a great show, but when you think about it, a weird unreality overtakes a television series. You see the actors age, and yet the characters don’t. “


” I was always the kid who wanted Christmas to not come, because I realized at a pretty early age that no matter what you got, there’s always a little bit of a letdown. It’s like, ‘Oh, gee, I wanted two ponies, not one. “


” How do you find a better actor than Michael McKean? How do you find someone who’s just that good? They don’t grow on trees. Plus, he’s a pleasure to work with, pleasure to be around. “


” Sometimes confidence can lead you to accept the first decent idea instead of to really strive to even discard that and go for the ultimate great idea. So in a weird way, I think confidence is overrated sometimes. “


” A big part of the job of being a showrunner is, in my way of thinking, being a good communicator because there’s really no other way to have hope for getting what you want, at the end of the day. “



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There are two ways of knowing if something ends badly: If you
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If you look closely at
Sometimes when you
I never thought anyone would come up to me and say,
You can cheat in solitaire, but there
TV is designed to keep characters in place for years on end. The best example is
I was always the kid who wanted Christmas to not come, because I realized at a pretty early age that no matter what you got, there
How do you find a better actor than Michael McKean? How do you find someone who
Sometimes confidence can lead you to accept the first decent idea instead of to really strive to even discard that and go for the ultimate great idea. So in a weird way, I think confidence is overrated sometimes.
A big part of the job of being a showrunner is, in my way of thinking, being a good communicator because there
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