Frank Underwood’s Best Quotes: 21 Of His Most Sinister Lines From House Of Cards

Netflix’s political drama House Of Cards is packed full of double-crossing, slanderous snakes, but none can hold a candle to Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, the King Cobra of treachery. As season five is released, we look back on the president’s most malevolent quotes.

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“I have zero tolerance for betrayal, which they will soon indelibly learn.” (Season 1, Episode 10)

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house of cards quotes

“She can go after me all she wants but if she goes after Clare I’ll slit her fucking throat in broad daylight.” (Season 3, Episode 12)

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“The road to power is paved with hypocrisy, and casualties. Never regret.” (Season 2, Episode 9)

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“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.” (Season 1, Episode 1)

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“Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in the left.” (Season 2, Episode 5)

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“Democracy is so overrated.” (Season 2, Episode 2)

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“It only takes ten seconds to crush a man’s ambitions.” (Season 3, Episode 13)

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house of cards quotes

“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.” (Season 2, Episode 1)

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“What a martyr craves more than anything is a sword to fall on. So you sharpen the blade, hold it at just the right angle, and then 3,2,1…” (Season 1, Episode 2)

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house of cards quotes

“Treading water is the same as drowning, for people like you and me. Good luck, I’ll be watching.” (Season 1, Episode 3)

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house of cards quotes

“A great man once said, everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power.”

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“That’s how you devour a whale… one bite at a time.” (Season 1, Episode 1)

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“What is the face of a coward? The back of his head as he runs from the battle.” (Season 3, Episode 3)

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