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Daily Diaries: 10 Powerful Quotes From House of Cards’ Frank Underwood For Every Situation

Daily Diaries: 10 Powerful Quotes From House of Cards’ Frank Underwood For Every Situation

We probably wouldn’t have Stranger Things or The Get Down if not for the success of the Netflix Original that put the network on the map—House of Cards. A lot of the credit goes to the cunning Frank Underwood, played masterfully by Hollywood heavyweight Kevin Spacey. For four seasons, we followed his vicious climb towards the apex of American politics through sheer ruthlessness and manipulation. He can be hard to root for sometimes (well, most of the time), but one thing’s for sure: It’s always a pleasure to watch him. But more than entertainment, the brilliant and malevolent Frank Underwood gifted us with “quotable quotes” that we could use for everyday situations. Read on and learn how to speak in a striking and powerful manner like President Underwood.


1. When bes offers you a mouthwatering cheeseburger but you’re on a diet:

“It’s harder to say no twice than once.”

2. When your friends ask you for career advice, tell them this:

“If you don’t like how the table is set, turn over the table.”

3. When someone’s being selfish and you want to call them out for it:

“Generosity is its own form of power.”

4. When your friends tell you to move on from your ex:

“I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.”


5. When someone tells you to rest and get some shuteye:

“I’ve always loathed the necessity of sleep. Like death, it puts even the most powerful of men on their backs.”

6. When someone reprimands you for not asking permission first:

“A lion does not ask permission before he eats a zebra.”

7. When you rage against drivers who swerve to your lane in but you do the exact same thing to others when given the chance:

"Do you think I’m a hypocrite? Well, you should. I wouldn’t disagree with you."

8. When your boyfriend or girlfriend introduces you to his/her good-looking officemate that you feel is a “threat”:

“Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in your left.”


9. When you’re about to take on the morning rush hour MRT crowd:

“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.”

10. When the boss announces that the Christmas bonus this year is higher than last year’s:

“When money is coming your way, you don’t ask questions.”

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Images from the House of Cards Facebook Page




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