【学英语】大热美剧《纸牌屋》经典台词| 关于权利、欲望和人性

 平淡水的平凡 2015-03-05

1. There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong or useless pain...The sort of pain that‘s only suffering.


2. And a person’s character isn’t determined by how he or she enjoys victory,but rather how he or she endures defeat.


3. Power’s a lot like real estate. It‘s all about location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.


4. He chose money over power--In this town, a mistake nearly everyone makes. Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after ten years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries.


5. Don’t play dumb with me.


6. What are we supposed to do in the face of so much senseless pain? And he said to me, "What else can we do but take what seems meaningless and try to make something meaningful from it"


7. Of course we should enjoy our success and be grateful for it. But never let your gratitude sour into pride.


8. Nothing can help us endure dark times better than our faith.


9. What is faith? If it doesn‘t endure when we are tested the most.


10. How it is the world keeps spinning and you manage to stay ahead of it?


11. You are never to dictate what I can and can not do. The only two words I want to hear from you when I ask you to do something are "Yes" and "Sir".


12. I almost pity him. He didn’t choose to be put on my platter. When I carve him up and toss him to the dogs, only then will he confront that brutal inescapable truth.


13. You can‘t just roll up on my property and act like you own it.


14. Most politicians are permanently chained to that slogan family value. But when you cozy up to hookers and I find out, I will make that hypocrisy hurt.


15. You’ve been with older men before Then you know they hurt you, and after they hurt you, they discard you.


16. I don‘t use people unless I can throw them away afterwards. I’m trying to strengthen our partnership.


17. But I'll tell you this, though, Pop: when they bury me, it won't be in my backyard. And when they come to pay their respects, they'll have to wait in line.

但是我要告诉你爸爸,他们给我下葬我的时候 我绝对不会被葬在我家后院。而且在他们来缅怀纪念我的时候,我要他们排成一条长龙。

18. He may hate my guts, but there's nothing like a death in the family to separate the wheat from the bullshit.

他虽然恨我入骨,但是没有什么能比家庭成员的去世 更让人分清形势了

19. I've always said that power is more important than money. But when it comes to elections, money gives power... well, a run for its money.


20. If I made every decision based on what makes people feel good, I'd be a talk show host, not the president.


21. I can't fault you for being shortsighted. I hope you won't fault me for having a long memory.


22. For too long, we in Washington have been lying to you. We say we're here to serve you, when in fact, we're serving ourselves.

一直以来,我们华盛顿的人都没说实话。我们说为人民服务, 但其实我们为自己服务。

23. Give and take. Welcome to Washington.


24. I love that woman. I love her more than sharks love blood.


25. Forward! That is the battle cry. Leave ideologies for the Armchair General, does me no good.


26. Oh, and if you do decide to take the coward's way out,cut along the tracks, not across them. That's a rookie mistake.


27. I must not lose my resolve. I will march forward, even if I have to do so...alone.


28. Speculation is a poor form of investment and an equally poor form of politics.


29. There is no solace above or below. Only us... Small, solitary, battling one another. I pray to myself, for myself.

天堂地狱都没法给你慰藉,只有我们自己,渺小孤独,奋斗 与彼此抗争,我向自己祈祷,为自己祈祷。

30. Not an easy thing to say no to the most powerful man in the free world. Sometimes the only way to gain your superior's respect is to defy him.

对自由世界最有权势的人说不,可不容易 有些时候,想要赢得上司的尊重,就只能违抗他。

31. Friends make the worst enemies.


32. The rational and the irrational complement each other. Individually, they are far less powerful.


33. You know what Francis said to me when he proposed? I remember his exact words. He said, "Claire, if all you want is happiness, Say no. I'm not gonna give you a couple of kids and count the days until retirement. I promise you freedom from that. I promise you'll never be bored."


34. Proximity to power deludes some into believing they wield it. I put an end to that sort of thinking before it begins.


35. It only takes ten seconds to crush a man's ambitions. I need to take care that I protect mine.


36. Once someone is exposed, they're at your mercy.


37. We may have our disagreements, Linda, but that doesn't mean we can't look out for each other.


38. A great man once said that everything in life is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power.


39. Which means he's one step above me and one below Birch, which is akin to being between a very hungry wolf and a very quarrelsome sheep? Let's see if he stays with the herd or joins the pack.


40. 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.


41. The last thing we want to do is rock the boat.


42. I had two choices: lose face or exhibit strength. I chose the latter.


43. Allow me to do this quietly, with a soft touch. I won’t agonize them, sir.


44. Every kitten grows up to be a cat. They seem so harmless at first. Small, quiet, lapping up their saucer of milk. But once their claws get long enough, they draw blood. Sometimes from the hand that feeds them.


45. Not everyone can be on the right side of history.


46. You want somebody to hold your hand and say its okay to go on this fucking goose chase.


47. Cut off the head of the snake, and another will grow in its place.


48. Hold yourself to the same standards as you hold your staff.


49. I wouldn’t be sitting here if I wanted a shoulder to cry on.


50. Grief demands an answer, but sometimes there isn’t one.


51. He’s a brute, but he’s not an idiot.


52. There’s nothing I despise more in life than pettiness.


53. To improve is to change. To perfect is to change often.


54. Any pugilist worth his salt knows when someone’s on the ropes, that’s when you throw a combination to the gut and a left hook to the jaw.


55. The gift of a good liar is making people think you lack a talent for lying.


56. The Chinese love to gamble, especially the rich ones.


57. 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 those are real. You’re gonna have to show up with more than beads.


58. The president is like a lone tree in an empty filed. He leans whichever way the wind is blowing.


59. The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties.


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


61. You gave this to me as a gesture of friendship. When I look at this now, I don’t see friendship, I see calculation.


62. I lack scruples and some would even say compassion. But that’s just the image that I present to the world because it elicits fear and respect.


63. Power versus money, Power is better than money for as long as it lasts. But it never lasts.


64. Don’t step out of the sunlight for no reason.


65. A little sibling rivalry isn’t such a bad thing, especially between adopted boys. They either push each other to be the best versions of themselves or one of them gets booted back to the orphanage.


66. From the lions den to a pack of wolves. When you’re fresh meat, kill, and throw them something fresher.


67. I cannot force a man who thinks I’m his enemy to suddenly call me his friend.




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