JIMMY: You didn’t get it. You were never gonna get it. They… they dangle these things in front of you, they tell you you got a chance, but I’m sorry, it’s a lie, because they had already made up their mind and they knew what they were gonna do before you walked in the door.
You made a mistake, and they are never forgetting it. As far as they’re concerned your mistake is just, it’s who you are. And it’s all you are.
And I’m not just talking about the scholarship here. I’m talking about everything. I mean, they’ll smile at you, they’ll pat you on the head, but they are never, ever letting you in.
But listen… listen… it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t, because you don’t need them. They’re not gonna give it to you? So what? You’re gonna take it. You’re gonna do whatever it takes. Do you hear me? You are not gonna play by the rules. You’re gonna go your own way. You’re gonna do what they won’t do. You’re gonna be smart, you are gonna cut corners, and you are gonna win. They’re on the 35th floor? You’re gonna be on the 50th floor. You’re gonna be looking down on them. And the higher you rise, the more they’re gonna hate you. Good, good. You rub their noses in it. You make them suffer. You don’t matter all that much to them. So what? So what? Screw them. Remember, the winner takes it all.
From BETTER CALL SAUL, Season 4 Episode 10