House of Cards (TV Series 2013–2018) Poster


Kevin Spacey: Francis Underwood



  • Francis Underwood : Such a waste of talent. He chose money over power. In this town, a mistake nearly everyone makes. Money is the Mc-mansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot respect someone who doesn't see the difference.

  • Francis Underwood : A great man once said, everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power.

  • [first lines] 

    Francis Underwood : 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.

    [strangles dog] 

  • Francis Underwood : Proximity to power deludes some into thinking they wield it.

  • Francis Underwood : Democracy is so overrated.

  • Francis Underwood : For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: hunt or be hunted.

  • Francis Underwood : I've always loathed the necessity of sleep. Like death, it puts even the most powerful men on their backs.

  • Francis Underwood : The road to power is paved with hypocrisy. And casualties.

  • Francis Underwood : I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.

  • Francis Underwood : You can't purchase loyalty Raymond. Not the sort I have in mind. If you want to earn my loyalty then you have to offer yours in return. And if we can agree to that - well, you're a man with imagination.

  • Francis Underwood : It only takes 10 seconds to crush a man's ambitions.

  • Francis Underwood : He doesn't measure his wealth in private jets, but purchased souls.

  • Francis Underwood : It's so refreshing to work with someone who'll throw a saddle on a gift horse rather than look it in the mouth.

  • Francis Underwood : [to his bodyguard]  From this moment on you are a rock. You absorb nothing, you saying nothing, and nothing breaks you.

  • Francis Underwood : [ending a bathroom squabble]  I know you take a lot of pride in your manhood, Bob, it's impressive. But as big as it is, Linda can still shut the door on it.

  • [repeated line] 

    Francis Underwood : I couldn't possibly comment.

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