"House of Cards" Chapter 1 (TV Episode 2013) Poster

(TV Series)

(2013)

Kevin Spacey: Francis Underwood

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  • 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.

  • Linda Vasquez : I know he made you a promise, but circumstances have changed.

    Francis Underwood : The nature of promises, Linda, is that they remain immune to changing circumstances.

  • Francis Underwood : I never make such big decisions so long after sunset and so far from dawn.

  • Zoe Barnes : We're in a very gray area. Ethically, legally. Which I'm okay with...

    Francis Underwood : I just love this painting, don't you? We're in the same boat now, Zoe. Take care not to tip it over, I can only save one of us.

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

  • Francis Underwood : Power is a lot like real estate. It's all about location, location, location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value. Centuries from now, when people watch this footage, who will they see smiling just at the edge of the frame?

  • Francis Underwood : Take a step back. Look at the bigger picture.

  • Francis Underwood : That's how you devour a whale, Doug, one bite at a time.

  • Francis Underwood : I almost pity him. He didn't choose to be put on my platter. When I carve him up and toss him to the dogs, only then will he confront that brutal, inescapable truth... my god. All I ever amounted to was chitlins.

  • Linda Vasquez : I understand we made you a promise Frank. But circumstances have changed.

    Francis Underwood : The nature of promises Linda, is that they remain immune to changing circumstances.

  • Francis Underwood : Did you smell that? The smugness, the false deference. She thinks I can be bought with a pair of tickets. What am I, a whore in post-war Berlin, salivating over free stockings and chocolate? What she's asking will cost far more than that.

  • Francis Underwood : You might very well think that. I couldn't possibly comment.

  • Francis Underwood : I know what I have to do.

    Claire Underwood : Good.

    Francis Underwood : We'll have a lot of nights like this- Making plans, very little sleep.

    Claire Underwood : I expected that. It doesn't worry me.

    Francis Underwood : I better get to work.

  • Linda Vasquez : I know we made you a promise, but circumstances have changed.

    Francis Underwood : The nature of promises Linda, is that they remain immune do to changing circumstances.

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