Quotes from House of Cards

Quotes from House of Cards
Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 5 Episode 9

There is nothing more lonely or terrifying than feeling unheard.

Voice, Solitude & Being Alone
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 5 Episode 8

History is earned. You win the day, and then you win the day after, and you do the same thing every day until you're dead. And you're remembered not for the winning, but because you never lost.

Ambition, Work, Motivation
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 5 Episode 5

People underestimate the importance of detail to the overall impact.

Small Things
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 4 Episode 13

To mourn is not to fear. To grieve is not to admit defeat.

Crying & Tears, Grief
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Quote by Claire Underwood from House of Cards in Season 4 Episode 13

Claire: 'I'm done trying to win over people's hearts.'
Francis: 'Let's attack their hearts.'
Claire: 'We can work with fear.'

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Quote by Will Conway from House of Cards in Season 4 Episode 9

Francis Underwood: 'Oh... God, this turkey tastes like rubber.'
Will Conway: 'Well, it's better than eating a real one. Oh, I always wear protection when I'm getting my dick sucked by the Democrats.'

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Quote by Claire Underwood from House of Cards in Season 4 Episode 8

The blood is on all of our hands, and doing nothing is the same as pulling a trigger.

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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 4 Episode 7

Conscience has an unmistakable stink to it, sort of like raw onions and morning breath. But a lie stinks even more when it's coming from someone who isn't used to lying. It's more like rotten eggs and horseshit.

Lies, Conscience
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 4 Episode 4

A diversity of ideas makes us all wiser, and that holds true even for your president. True leadership is not running away from those who disagree with you, but embracing them.

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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 4 Episode 1

Elizabeth Hale: 'Reduced to tabloid gossip? She might as well be living in that trailer park you come from.'
Francis: 'Well, it was a peach farm. But you're right, I am still white trash. I just happen to be white trash that lives in the White House.'

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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 3 Episode 8

Francis: 'I think what my wife is gently trying to tell me is that I've run overtime. She has a very clever nickname for me.'
Claire: 'Verbosity.'
Francis: 'Now, the main difference between Claire and me, aside from her stunning beauty, of course, is that she actually knows what that word means.'

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Quote by Freddy Hayes from House of Cards in Season 2 Episode 9

I ain't one for lookin' back. Eyes ahead.

Sorrow, New Beginning, Motivation
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Quote by Freddy Hayes from House of Cards in Season 3 Episode 8

It's good to have dreams, just so long as they're not fantasies.

Dreaming
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Quote by Linda Vasquez from House of Cards in Season 3 Episode 8

Heather Dunbar: 'I'm not above agreeing with the opposition when they're right. But I'm surprised you've been so critical. I thought you and Underwood were close.'
Linda Vasquez: 'I'm not above disagreeing with an ally when they're wrong.'

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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 3 Episode 6

Anyone can commit suicide, or spout their mouth in front of a camera. But you wanna know what takes real courage? Keeping your mouth shut, no matter what you might be feeling.

Being Silent, Courage
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Quote by Claire Underwood from House of Cards in Season 3 Episode 4

Once people imagine themselves in the Oval, there's no turning back.

Power
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 1

I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.

Love declerations
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 3 Episode 3

Peace should not have to be bought. Peace should be its own reward.

Peace
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 3 Episode 3

You can't turn a 'No' to a 'Yes' without a 'Maybe' in between.

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Quote by Linda Vasquez from House of Cards in Season 3 Episode 2

When you write about presidents, people pay attention.

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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 3 Episode 2

I've always said that power is more important than money. But when it comes to elections, money gives power.

Money, Power
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 2 Episode 12

'Cry 'Havoc', said he who fought chaos with chaos.

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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 2 Episode 11

I've never given someone a third chance.

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Quote by Claire Underwood from House of Cards in Season 2 Episode 10

Francis: 'Does this mean that we've officially not quit?'
Claire: 'We've never been quitters, have we?'

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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 2 Episode 10

I always loathed the necessity of sleep. Like death, it puts even the most powerful men on their backs.

Power, Sleeping
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 2 Episode 9

The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties. Never regret.

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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 2 Episode 7

Presidents who obsess over history obsess about their place in it, instead of forging it.

Politicians, History
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 2 Episode 5

Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in your left.

Trust
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 2 Episode 2

The president is like a lone tree in an empty field. He leans whichever way the wind is blowing.

Politicians
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 2 Episode 2

One heartbeat away from the presidency, and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated.

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Quote by Claire Underwood from House of Cards in Season 2 Episode 1

Am I really the sort of enemy you want to make?

Enemies
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 12

A smart man once said to me that speculation is a poor form of politics. Why don't you stick to what you know?

Politicians
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 9

If she wants to be an adult, let her see how she can fly once she leaves the nest.

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Quote by Peter Russo from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 9

Journalist: 'If I didn't think you were such a liability to yourself, congressman, I might even like you.'
Peter: 'If your circulation was as high as The Wall Street Journal, I might like you back.'

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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 8

Harmony. It's not about what's lasting or permanent, it is about individual voices coming together for a moment. And that moment lasts the length of a breath.

Moment, Present, College
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 5

If you do decide to take the coward's way out, cut along the tracks, not across them. That's a rookie mistake.

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Quote by Zoe Barnes from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 4

The White House is where news goes to die. Everything's canned. These perfectly prepared statements.

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Quote by Claire Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 3

You make a lot of sacrifices. You turned down a six-figure salary at Google to start your own non-profit. People don't get Malaria in Palo Alto.

Google
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 3

The only two words I want to hear from you when I ask you to do something are 'Yes' and 'Sir'.

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Quote by Claire Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 2

I'm not worried about your brain. It's your heart we're talking about.

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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 2

Money is the McMansion in Sarasota, that starts falling apart after ten years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries.

Money, Power
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 1

Power is a lot like real-estate. It's all about location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.

Power
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Quote by Zoe Barnes from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 1

Zoe: 'I read somewhere that JFK never lasted more than three minutes.'
Francis: 'The point being?'
Zoe: 'Time is precious. Powerful people don't have the luxury of foreplay.'

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Quote by Zoe Barnes from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 1

'Maybe I could come up?'
Zoe: 'You're so sweet, really. But if I was gonna fuck you, you'd know.'

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Quote by Peter Russo from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 1

You want me to say those three magic word. One of which starts with an L. Okay, I'll say it. Christina Gellegar... lick my balls.

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Quote by Claire Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 1

Francis: 'I am sorry.'
Claire: 'No, that I won't accept.'
Francis: 'What?'
Claire: 'Apologies. My husband doesn't apologize. Even to me.'

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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 1

The nature of promises is that they remain immune to changing circumstances.

Trust
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 1

There are two kinds of pain: The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain, the sort of pain that's only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.

Pain
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Quote by Francis Underwood from House of Cards in Season 1 Episode 12

I said to my professor, ‘Why mourn the death of presidents, or anyone for that matter? The dead can’t hear us.’ And he asked me if I believed in heaven. I said, ‘No.’ And then he asked if I had no faith in God. I said, ‘You have it wrong; it’s God who has no faith in us."

Death
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