Vince Gilligan on Writing About The Constants (2013)

I tend to shy away from overt politics in my writing because human problems will go on forever. The problems of living that we all face – no matter where we live throughout the world – is that there are certain human truths and constants. I am in no way comparing the work we do to Shakespeare, but when you think of Shakespeare, he wrote about basic human constants, and that’s the lesson I like to take as a writer. Politics, they come and go. But certain problems, they stick with us, always, no matter where we live and who we are. There are certain things that bind us all, that a person on one side of the globe can understand because someone else on the other side of the globe
is facing the same kind of situation.”