There is nothing more lonely or terrifying than feeling unheard.Voice, Solitude & Being Alone0
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, Motivation0
People underestimate the importance of detail to the overall impact.Small Things0
To mourn is not to fear. To grieve is not to admit defeat.Crying & Tears, Grief0
Claire: 'I'm done trying to win over people's hearts.'
Francis: 'Let's attack their hearts.'
Claire: 'We can work with fear.'
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.'
The blood is on all of our hands, and doing nothing is the same as pulling a trigger.0
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, Conscience0
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.0
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.'
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.'
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.'
I ain't one for lookin' back. Eyes ahead.Sorrow, New Beginning, Motivation0
It's good to have dreams, just so long as they're not fantasies.Dreaming0
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.'
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, Courage0
Once people imagine themselves in the Oval, there's no turning back.Power0
I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.Love declerations0
Peace should not have to be bought. Peace should be its own reward.Peace0
You can't turn a 'No' to a 'Yes' without a 'Maybe' in between.0
When you write about presidents, people pay attention.0
I've always said that power is more important than money. But when it comes to elections, money gives power.Money, Power0
'Cry 'Havoc', said he who fought chaos with chaos.0
I've never given someone a third chance.0
Francis: 'Does this mean that we've officially not quit?'
Claire: 'We've never been quitters, have we?'
I always loathed the necessity of sleep. Like death, it puts even the most powerful men on their backs.Power, Sleeping0
The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties. Never regret.0
Presidents who obsess over history obsess about their place in it, instead of forging it.Politicians, History0
Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in your left.Trust0
The president is like a lone tree in an empty field. He leans whichever way the wind is blowing.Politicians0
One heartbeat away from the presidency, and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated.0
Am I really the sort of enemy you want to make?Enemies0
A smart man once said to me that speculation is a poor form of politics. Why don't you stick to what you know?Politicians0
If she wants to be an adult, let her see how she can fly once she leaves the nest.0
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.'
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, College0
If you do decide to take the coward's way out, cut along the tracks, not across them. That's a rookie mistake.0
The White House is where news goes to die. Everything's canned. These perfectly prepared statements.0
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.Google0
The only two words I want to hear from you when I ask you to do something are 'Yes' and 'Sir'.0
I'm not worried about your brain. It's your heart we're talking about.0
Money is the McMansion in Sarasota, that starts falling apart after ten years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries.Money, Power0
Power is a lot like real-estate. It's all about location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.Power0
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.'
'Maybe I could come up?'
Zoe: 'You're so sweet, really. But if I was gonna fuck you, you'd know.'
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.0
Francis: 'I am sorry.'
Claire: 'No, that I won't accept.'
Claire: 'Apologies. My husband doesn't apologize. Even to me.'
The nature of promises is that they remain immune to changing circumstances.Trust0
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.Pain0
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."Death0