The Best 'Barry' Quotes

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. 

  • Accordion
    Photo: HBO
    18 VOTES


    NoHo Hank: You just whipped out your accordian and you f*cked it, man.

  • Gearhead
    Photo: HBO
    16 VOTES


    NoHo Hank: What can I say, man? I'm a gearhead!

  • Harakiri
    Photo: HBO
    14 VOTES


    Gene: Suicide, Barry. Are you not familiar with the Japanese ritual of harakiri

    Barry: The baseball announcer?

    Gene: I need you out of my house.

  • I'm Good at Killing People
    Photo: HBO
    70 VOTES

    I'm Good at Killing People

    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.

  • Getting Clean
    Photo: HBO
    10 VOTES

    Getting Clean

    Gene: Are you on drugs, Barry? Because getting clean is an important part of an actor's journey.

  • Balls
    Photo: HBO
    34 VOTES


    Akhmal: If I suck balls, then you are king of suck balls mountain!