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The Best 'Barry' Quotes

Updated September 3, 2019 844 votes 127 voters 3.5k views20 items

It's not easy being Barry. The titular character of one of HBO's most daring shows is a tortured assassin trying to become a sensitive artist, and those two tones - deadly and comedic - are at the forefront of every episode of Barry. It's a beautiful series that excels in both genres, and its characters, Barry included, are some of the most richly drawn on television. So, of course, it makes sense that the words they say - even NoHo Hank's lines - are as compelling, funny, heartbreaking, and entertaining as they are.

The best Barry quotes swing wildly from laugh out loud funny one-liners to deep monologues that can give any drama a run for its money. Everyone's going to have their favorite quotes, but only some will be cut out for the big time. So let's rank our favorites and yank our least favorites off the stage. 

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    I'm Good at Killing People

    I'm Good at Killing People is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Barry' Quotes
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    Barry: You wanna know what I'm good at? I'm good at killing people. You know, when I got back from Afghanistan I, ah, was really depressed. You know, like I didn't leave my house for months, and, ah, this friend of my dad's, he's, uh he's like an uncle to me. He, uh, he helped me out and he gave me a purpose. He told me that, that what I was good at over there could be useful here and, uh, it's a job. You know. All right the money's good, and, uh, these people I take out, like they're they're bad people, you know, like they're pieces of shit. Um... But lately, you know, I've like, I'm not sleeping and, ah, that depressed feeling's back, you know. Like, like I know there's more to me than that. Maybe, I don't know, maybe there's not. Maybe this is all I'm good at.

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    Leadership Skills

    Leadership Skills is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Barry' Quotes
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    NoHo Hank: Like a good leader, I'm gonna get us some Ubers.

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    Starting... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Barry' Quotes
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    Barry: Starting... Now.

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    Sell Yourself

    Sell Yourself is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Barry' Quotes
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    Fuches: When you meet Goran, don't be afraid to sell yourself. Remember that liquor distributor in Canton, you stabbed in the nut? I think Goran's the kind of man, who would find something like that intriguing. So work it into the conversation, to make him aware that, you know, you'll go there.

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