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Favorite quotes from „House of Cards'“ season 4

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Season 4 of „House of Cards“ which premiered on Friday (March 4, 2016) was a little slow to get into, but it picked up steam in the second half – starting with episode 7.

My favorite quotes

Episode 1 (chapter 40)

Francis Underwood: Claire is the First Lady of the United States, and you still think she made the wrong choice.
Elizabeth Hale (Claire’s mother): Reduced to tabloid gossip? She might as well be living in that trailer park you come from.
Francis: Well, it was a peach farm. But you’re right, I am still white trash. I just happen to be white trash that lives in the White House.


Episode 6 (chapter 45)

Claire Underwood [to the President of Russia]: Your people are hurting. Six months at most, they are going to march on Red Square. I’m done letting you have your dignity. The truth is, you’re a beggar, on your knees, and you will take whatever we shove down your throat.

Episode 7 (chapter 46)

Francis Underwood: Conscience has an unmistakable stink to it, sorta like raw onions and morning breath. But a lie stinks even more when it’s coming from someone who isn’t used to lying. It’s more like rotten eggs and horseshit.

Francis [to the viewers, watching a private video of the Conways]: You guessed it: I still hate children.

Claire to Francis [commenting on the Conways]: The country is falling in love with them. They won’t fall in love with us like that. But we have something they don’t: We are willing to go one step farther than anyone else.

Episode 8 (chapter 47)

Francis Underwood: The problem with common sense is that it is so … common.

Episode 11 (chapter 50)

Francis Underwood: I don’t know where all this is coming from, but it’s extremely ungrateful, given all that I have done for you.
Freddy Hayes: What did you do for me, Frank?
Francis: This is the White House. You will call me Mr. President.
Freddy: You a motherf*cker.
Francis: Get out!
Freddy [walks out, stops]: My bad, my bad. You a motherf*cker, Mr. President.

For recaps, I recommend Entertainment Weekly’s „Complete guide to binge-watching House of Cards season 4“ and The Atlantic’s „Live-Binge Review“.

Nice bing preview by my colleague Juliane Leopold (in German): „Warum ich heute zum Zombie werde“.

Erst nachdem ich auf einem Transatlantikflug aus reiner Langeweile anfing, die erste Staffel “House of Cards” zu gucken und acht Stunden später angepisst war, dass mein Flieger landete, weil ich noch 3 Folgen zu gucken hatte, verstand ich, was “bingewatchen” bedeutet.

Funny comment by Netflix Germany:

Today’s feeling when you didn’t have money for the German rights of House of Cards four years ago.

Written by Peter Jebsen

7. März 2016 um 10:54

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