Steven:Veronica wait! Come on honey, get back in the car. Let’s talk it over, okay?

  ruthless pragmatism。

Did you think I’d forgotten you?
Perhaps you hoped I had.
Don’t waste a breath mourning Ms.Barnes.
Every kitten grows up to be a cat.
They seem so harmless at first. Small,quiet,lapping up their saucer of miik.
But once their claws get long enough,they draw blood.
Sometimes from the hand that feeds them.
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.
Welcome back.

1.talk sth over (with sb)



to discuss (something) with someone in order to make a decision or reach an agreement;If you talk something over, you discuss it thoroughly and honestly.

  Treading water is the same a drowning for people like you and me .

One heartbeat away from the presidency,and not a single vote cast in my name.
Democracy is so overrated.

We need some time to talk over the offer.


The president is like a lone tree in an empty field.
He leans whichever way the wind is blowing.
And right now Raymond Tusk blows far too strong from the west.

I need to talk it over with my wife, first.


E 03

We should go somewhere quiet, and talk it over...

When Orrin gets a jury to weep a river of sont over this dead girl. When Gaffney goes tits up because you can’t afford to pay a seven-figure award in damages. When you all get booth out of office an I lose to Chase. Then you can chew my ear off about principles ,because we’ll all have nothing but time on our hands. until then you either contribute or you keep it shut.

Tusk is blocking my way. Goodwin at my heels.
There can be no false steps now.
The higher up the mountain, the more treacherous the path.

He always talked things over with his friends...


E 04

Talk over problems, don't bottle them up inside.


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

Veronica:No! I’m tired of your lies! I don’t know who you are anymore!

Steven:Veronica. It’s me, the man that has and always will love you. I’m sorry that I’ve lied to you. Believe me, it’s been so hard for me as well, and time and again, I’ve thought of coming clean. But, I couldn’t put you,or my mission at risk. It’s all over now. My assignment is complete and now I have to go back to India.


E 05

2.time and (time) again/ time after time


In Gaffney we had our own brand of diplomacy:
Shake with your right hand,but hold a rock in your left.

often; on many or all occasions


I’d rather manage someone I don’t trust than someone who is reckless.

During the months and years that followed, he was to ask himself this question time and again, and in his heart he knew the answer.


----Do you fear death, Mr.Vice President?
----No more or less than any man. It motivates me.
 To experience everything, accomplish all I can before it all vanishes.

You will get a perfect result time after time if you follow these instructions.

   You know what no one wants to talk about ----HATE. I know all about heat it stars in your gut deep down here, where it seirs and churns And then it rises. Hate rises fast and volcanic .It erupts hot on the breath, your eyes go wide with fire ,you clench your teeth so hard ,you think they’ll shatter.

F----Do you know how Grant defeated Lee?
   He had more men. That’s all. And he was willing to let them die.
   It was butchery, not strategy, which won the war.
----Mr. Tusk and I have great resources at our disposal.
----Add up all your billions together, and you get the GPS of Slovakia.
  I have the federal government of the United States of America. Your money doesn’t intimidate me. The most that you can buy is influence. But I wield Constitutional authority.
----The strongest army doesn’t always win. Mao started out with only a few thousand men. They took over half a continent.
---Mao is dead. And so is his China.
---But I’m not.
---Not yet.
---Don’t forget. Your ancestor fought for the losing side. There is no sacred ground for the conquered.

I've told you time and again [=repeatedly] not to do that.


----把你们的财力加到一同,能博取斯洛伐克共和国(The Slovak Republic)的国内生产总值。而笔者坐拥美利坚联邦合众国际结盟邦政坛,你们的钱吓不倒作者。你能买到的至多是影响力,而自个儿使用的是国际法权威。

Veronica:What? Are you kidding? Is there anything else I should know before I never see you again? How could you deceive me like that?

Don’t tell me you haven’t said those words before.

And the butchery begins.


I know you have ,we all have .


Her parents punished her for trying to deceive them.

If you have ever felt so crushing a loss, but Gods wantonness his cruelty. After all, what is fath? If it does not end are when we are tested the most?

We can’t avoid the battle, but we can choose the battlefield.
Set up a meeting at the White House. We’ll intimidate him with formality.

The wall doesn't look real–it wouldn't deceive[=fool] a child.


   If there’s one thing I know, it’s when a man wants me.
   I learned who Rachel was in church. She was young and beautiful. Jacob fell in love with her while she was watering a lamb and… she became his wife after he worked seven years to earn her hand in marriage. Rachel had son, Joseph. He became a king.

He was accused of deceiving the customer about the condition of the car.



People who think they can eat whatever they want without harming their health are deceiving themselves.



Unless my eyes deceive me [=unless I am mistaken about what I am seeing], there are no children in the room.

I asked the reverend once ,what are supposed to do in the face of so much senseless pain, what else can we do ?

----Presidents who obsess over history obsess about their place in it, instead of forging it.
----Who said that?
----I did. Just now.
---Ah, the White House. All day long it’s buzzing, and at this hour it’s so desolate.
----The presidency is a great and precious thing. Loneliness is the price.

It's no use deceiving ourselves into thinking [=it will not be helpful if we pretend] that everything will be fine.

But to let what seems meaningless and try to make something meaningful form it.


Remember that appearances can deceive–just because something looks good doesn't mean it is good.


I’ve never thought higher of her than I do at this moment.
She lost, but she played to win.

Steven:Yes... Veronica... I know that this isn’t the best time and that you probably hate me right now but, I want to be completely forthright with you. I know deep in my heart that you are the best thing that has ever happened to me. Veronica... will you marry me? Come with me to India baby, I can’t make up for everything that’s happened, but I can promise you my undying love. I will be the most devoted husband, and I will cherish you always.




What you have to understand about my people is that they are a noble people. Humility is their form of pride. It’s their strength , it is their weakness and if you can humble yourself before them . They well do anything you ask.

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.

honest and direct:providing answers or information in a very clear and direct way


Do you think I’m a hypocrite? Well, you should. I wouldn’t disagree with you.
The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties.
Never regret.

forthright answer/person


-----As for Raymond, we have to strike back hard and fast. I want him obliterated.
-----More than that. Let’s make him suffer.

He spoke in a forthright manner but without anger.

People in this town don’t go out of their way to be nice to each other.

I don’t know whether to be proud or terrified. Perhaps both.

She's always been very forthright about her preferences.


E 10



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

[only before noun] lasting for ever

Does not matter which said you on .Every body’s got to eat.

E 11

Dianne declared her undying love for Sam...


Doug----I work hard. I keep things simple. I know what my priorities are. But there’s this - -this person. She’s not even in my life, except on the edges, making things blurrier. It doesn’t tempt me to drink. It’s more like she - -it’s more like she feels what it was like when I was drinking. When I couldn’t get enough. No matter how many drinks I had, I wanted another. I - -I don’t want to be with her. I mean, I - - I - -I do. But it’s more like she’s my daughter. Or my mother. I don’t know. This is fucked up. I should cut her off. The way I did with booze. That’s all. I’m done.

He had won her undying gratitude...


E 12

He swore his undying devotion to her.

From this moment on you are a rock . You absorb nothing you say nothing and nothing breaks you .

---Mr. Vice President, what you’re asking is just shy of treason.
---Just shy. Which is politics.

You need an undying belief in your own ability.


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