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The Fifteen Best Lines From Hit Netflix Series House of Cards

Warning: this article contains spoilers for all four seasons! Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past four years, you’ll know that House of Cards has taken the world of media, politics, and entertainment by complete and absolute storm. With two-time Academy Award Winner and recent SAG and Golden Globe winner Kevin Spacey leading the charge as ruthless politician Frank Underwood, this is the kind of series that begs to be watched all at once. Robin Wright plays his wife, equally ruthless and endlessly pragmatic, Claire Underwood, and together they tackle insurmountable odds in their quest to achieve every single thing they want.


The series is known for its cutting dialogue and unforgettable lines, but here are the ten best so far:


  1. “I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.” — Frank Underwood
  2. “I should have never made you President.” — Claire Underwood
  3. “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.” — Frank Underwood
  4. “More than that. Let’s make him suffer.” — Claire Underwood
  5. “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.” — Frank Underwood
  6. “I like irons, but I love fire.” — Claire Underwood
  7. “The road to power is paved with hypocrisy…and casualties.”
  8. “I should have never made you President.” — Claire Underwood
  9. ““There’s no better way to overpower a trickle of doubt than with a flood of naked truth.” — Frank Underwood
  10. “Seduce him, give him your heart. Cut it out and put it in his f***ing hands.” — Claire Underwood
  11. “A great man once said, everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power.” — Frank Underwood
  12. “I’m willing to let your child wither and die inside of you if that’s what’s required.” — Claire Underwood
  13. “I’ve always loathed the necessity of sleep. Like death, it puts even the most powerful men on their backs.” — Frank Underwood
  14. “Now tell me, am I really the sort of enemy you want to make?” — Claire Underwood
  15. “The gift of a good liar is making people believe you lack a talent for lying.” — Frank Underwood


I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of any of those quotes, especially considering they don’t even begin to cover the depth and depravity of their characters, both of whom are based off Shakespeare’s best works! Frank Underwood was drawn from Iago and Richard III and Claire Underwood takes the best shades of Lady MacBeth. How can you go wrong with two characters like that joining forces to become one unstoppable team? You can’t!


Season 4 of the series was just released on Netflix on March 4th, so if you haven’t already started watching, I suggest you get over there immediately and start. Once you get one episode down, you won’t be able to stop.