House of Cards, Season 2 – Top 10 quotes

“You see, Freddy believes that if a fridge falls off a minivan, you better swerve out of its way. I believe it’s the fridge’s job to swerve out of mine.”

“Generosity is its own form of power.”

“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.”

“If we didn’t do the things we shouldn’t do, we’d never feel good about doing the things we should.”

“Proximity to power deludes some into thinking they wield it.”

“We had our own brand of diplomacy. Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in your left.”

“From the lion’s den to a pack of wolves… When you are fresh meat, kill and throw them something fresher.”

“You know what I like about money? I can stack it on a table, like this one. I can measure it with a yardstick. I can see it, smell it, buy things with it – houses, cars, clothes. Things that are real. You’re going to have to show up with more than beads.”

“The only thing more satisfying than convincing someone to do what I want is failing to persuade them on purpose. It’s like a do not enter sign. It’s just begs you to walk in the door.”

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

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