12 Bone-Chilling 'House of Cards' Quotes From the Diabolical Frank Underwood

Jenny Erikson | Feb 25, 2015 TV

We're only two days away from the release of the third season of House of Cards, Netflix's wildly popular series about debauchery in Washington, D.C. One of the things we love best about the show is Kevin Spacey's portrayal of Frank Underwood, the power hungry and bloodthirsty politician who won't let anything stand in his way in his quest to rule the world.

Here are 12 of Frank Underwood's most bone-chilling quotes to celebrate the return of House of Cards.

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  • Democracy


    "Democracy is so overrated."

  • Sex


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

  • Food Chain


    "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."

  • Poison


    "I am going to poison the president. If not today, then definitely sometime later this week."

  • Love


    "I love that woman. I love her more than a shark loves blood."

  • Children


    "I'm not going to lie. I despise children. There, I've said it."

  • Decisions


    "I never make such big decisions so long after sunset and so far from dawn."

  • Remember


    "Remember this moment when you resisted me."

  • Truth


    "There's no better way to overpower a trickle of doubt than with a flood of naked truth."

  • Martyrdom


    "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..."

  • Sleep


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

  • Lions & Zebras


    "A lion does not ask permission before he eats a zebra. Lions cannot talk and zebras will not listen."