Quotes from House of Cards

Quotes from House of Cards

There is nothing more lonely or terrifying than feeling unheard.

Voice, Solitude & Being AloneFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 5 Episode 9
 
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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 & Carreer, MotivationFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 5 Episode 8
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People underestimate the importance of detail to the overall impact.

Small ThingsFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 5 Episode 5
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To mourn is not to fear. To grieve is not to admit defeat.

Crying & Tears, Grief & CondolenceFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 4 Episode 13
 
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Claire: "I'm done trying to win over people's hearts."
Francis: "Let's attack their hearts."
Claire: "We can work with fear."

Claire Underwood in House of Cards, Season 4 Episode 13
 
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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."

Will Conway in House of Cards, Season 4 Episode 9
 
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The blood is on all of our hands, and doing nothing is the same as pulling a trigger.

Claire Underwood in House of Cards, Season 4 Episode 8
 
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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, ConscienceFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 4 Episode 7
 
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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.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 4 Episode 4
 
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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 Underwood in House of Cards, Season 4 Episode 1
 
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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."

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 8
 
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I ain't one for lookin' back. Eyes ahead.

Sorrow, Beginning, MotivationFreddy Hayes in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 9
 
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It's good to have dreams, just so long as they're not fantasies.

DreamingFreddy Hayes in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 8
 
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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."

Linda Vasquez in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 8
 
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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, CourageFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 6
 
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Once people imagine themselves in the Oval, there's no turning back.

PowerClaire Underwood in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 4
 
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I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.

Love declerationsFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
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Peace should not have to be bought. Peace should be its own reward.

PeaceFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 3
 
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You can't turn a 'No' to a 'Yes' without a 'Maybe' in between.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 3
 
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When you write about presidents, people pay attention.

Linda Vasquez in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 2
 
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I've always said that power is more important than money. But when it comes to elections, money gives power.

Money, PowerFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 3 Episode 2
 
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'Cry 'Havoc', said he who fought chaos with chaos.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 12
 
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I've never given someone a third chance.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 11
 
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Francis: "Does this mean that we've officially not quit?"
Claire: "We've never been quitters, have we?"

Claire Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 10
 
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I always loathed the necessity of sleep. Like death, it puts even the most powerful men on their backs.

Power, SleepingFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 10
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The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties. Never regret.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 9
 
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Presidents who obsess over history obsess about their place in it, instead of forging it.

HistoryFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 7
 
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Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in your left.

TrustFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 5
 
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The president is like a lone tree in an empty field. He leans whichever way the wind is blowing.

PoliticsFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 2
 
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One heartbeat away from the presidency, and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 2
 
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Am I really the sort of enemy you want to make?

EnemiesClaire Underwood in House of Cards, Season 2 Episode 1
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A smart man once said to me that speculation is a poor form of politics. Why don't you stick to what you know?

PoliticsFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 12
 
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If she wants to be an adult, let her see how she can fly once she leaves the nest.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 9
 
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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."

Peter Russo in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 9
 
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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, CollegeFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 8
 
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If you do decide to take the coward's way out, cut along the tracks, not across them. That's a rookie mistake.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 5
 
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The White House is where news goes to die. Everything's canned. These perfectly prepared statements.

Zoe Barnes in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 4
 
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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.

GoogleClaire Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 3
 
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The only two words I want to hear from you when I ask you to do something are 'Yes' and 'Sir'.

Francis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 3
 
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I'm not worried about your brain. It's your heart we're talking about.

Claire Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 2
 
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Money is the McMansion in Sarasota, that starts falling apart after ten years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries.

Money, PowerFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 2
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Power is a lot like real-estate. It's all about location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.

PowerFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
 
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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."

Zoe Barnes in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
 
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'Maybe I could come up?"
Zoe: "You're so sweet, really. But if I was gonna fuck you, you'd know."

Zoe Barnes in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
 
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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.

Peter Russo in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
 
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Francis: "I am sorry."
Claire: "No, that I won't accept."
Francis: "What?"
Claire: "Apologies. My husband doesn't apologize. Even to me."

ApologizeClaire Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
 
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The nature of promises is that they remain immune to changing circumstances.

TrustFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
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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.

PainFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 1
 
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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."

DeathFrancis Underwood in House of Cards, Season 1 Episode 12
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