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RuPaul’s Drag Race Quotes and the Queens Who Said Them

by Elyse V

RuPaul’s Drag Race is one of the best shows on television. It has everything you could possibly hope to get from a television show – comedy, drama, camaraderie, and creativity for days/weeks/months/years. It never disappoints and always leaves you incredibly entertained and awed by the sheer talent and quick-wit of the contestants. If you’re new to the show, you may want to keep our Drag Queen Terminology Guide handy along with this collection of RuPaul’s Drag Race quotes. They will help you keep up with the sass of it all 😊

Putting the entertainment value aside, Drag Race brings LGBTQ+ and drag culture to the mainstream and, in the process, helps to break down prejudice faced by both communities. It’s a much-needed interruption/squashing of the heteronormative rhetoric that tends to drown everything out and keeps people living in shame and keeps hate alive. It’s inspirational TV for anyone who ever felt like an outsider or was picked on and spreads a message of self-acceptance, diversity, body positivity, and love. And it’s devoted fanbase (including many celebs) around the world are here for all of it.

With the US Drag Race Season 13 having started on January 1st and UK Drage Race Season 2 starting January 14th, we put together a collection of our favourite RuPaul’s Drag Race quotes from some of our favourite queens. It’s a cross-section of quotes to suit any mood or occasion. Let’s start with the profoundness (and shade) from the queen of queens Mama Ru. They are in alphabetical order after that.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Phrases

RuPaul
  • “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else! Can I get an amen?”
  • “We’re all born naked and the rest is drag.”
  • “I feel like you’re being sabotaged by your inner saboteur.”
  • “When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.”
  • “Impersonating Beyoncé is not your destiny, child.”
  • “Biggest obstacle I ever faced was my own limited perception of myself.”
  • “Good luck and don’t fuck it up.”
  • And my personal favourite: “Unless they’re paying your bills, pay them bitches no mind!”
Adore Delano
  • “She looks fuckin’ bomb dot com dot org dot co dot uk.”
Alaska Thunderfuck
  • “Hiyeee” and “Byeee”
  • “These other girls are gonna say you have terrible makeup skills, you have no fashion sense, and you’re dumb as a rock. But they’re wrong! You don’t have terrible makeup skills.”
  • “Don’t worry, if drag doesn’t work out, you will always have something to fall back on: your backrolls.”
Alyssa Edwards
  • “Don’t get bitter, just get better.”
  • “I don’t get cute, I get drop-dead gorgeous.”
  • “She was the one backstabbing me behind my back.”
  • “You were that girl I knew you were.”
April Carrion
  • “You’re shadier than a palm tree.”
Aquaria
  • “The only ‘vers’ I am is Versace.”
Bianca Del Rio
  • “Not today Satan. Not today.”
  • “I call it my Rolodex of hate!”
  • “Beauty fades, dumb is forever!”
  • “It looks like she went into Claire’s Boutique, fell on a sale rack and said, ‘I’ll take it!’”
  • “The most important thing is to accept and be comfortable with who you are. Anyone who has a problem with it can f*ck off.”
  • “Girl, if I was going to come for you I’d come to your room at night and cut your f*ckin’ wigs up.” 
  • “This is not sisters of the travelling pantyhose.”
  • “Everything that I was ridiculed for as a child – being too feminine or wearing a dress – has made my life fabulous now.”
Bob the Drag Queen
  • “Walk into the room purse first.”
  • “I kind of have this mentality that says, ‘everything will work out in the end. And if it’s not working out, it’s not the end.’”
  • “If my intentions were to hurt you, you’d be crying right now, bitch!”
  • “I find it amazing you have eleven brothers and sisters and no one loved you enough to tell you not to wear those shoes on national TV.”
  • “If anyone has proven you can win Drag Race without being pretty, it’s Bianca Del Rio.” (Relax…they are close friends)
Courtney Act
  • “The only thing wrong with me was that I thought there was something wrong with me.”
Darienne Lake
  • “You remind me of a Russian doll, full of yourself.”
Ginger Minj
  • “You’re so old you’re still on MySpace.com.”
Jasmine Masters
  • “No T, no shade, no pink lemonade.”
Jinkx Monsoon
  • “You’re so full of s***, the toilet is jealous.”
  • “Water Off A Duck’s Back”
  • “We should not be assuming anything for anyone else’s gender, because gender is defined by the individual.”
  • “Everyone should be able to express themselves in the way that best suits them – life is too short to spend it unhappy.”
Jujubee
  • “Was your barbecue cancelled? Your grill is f***ed up!”
Lashauwn Beyond
  • “This is not ‘RuPaul’s Best Friends Race.’”
Latrice Royale
  • “It’s okay to fall down. Get up, look sickening, and make them eat it!”
  • “BMW – Body. Made. Wrong.”
  • “5 G’s please: Good God, get a grip girl!.”
  • “The shade of it all.”
Michelle Visage
  • “Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, or something like the truth, so help you Jon Bon Jovi?”
  • “I push up my boobs for Jesus.”
Miz Cracker
  • “I’m a Jewish Barbie on bath salts.”
  • “I live in Harlem, so people call me by name all the time.”
Monet X Change
  • “I’m Monét X Change and you better get your currency in check, bitch.”
Naomi Smalls
  • “Check your lipstick before you come for me.”
  • “You can’t spell ‘legendary’ without… ‘leg’!”
  • “Go back to Party City, where you belong!”
Priyanka
  • “When my dad asks who I’m dating, I say I’m dating a girl called ‘Priyanka’. So now when he watches Canada’s Drag Race, he’ll finally be able to meet her!”
Raja
  • “I have a master’s degree in fierce.”
  • “My outfit was a MILF slash cougar who is sort of waiting poolside for the pool boy to come clean it up.”
Shangela
  • “Live your passion, and live it to the fullest.”
  • “I always say that the most resourceful people in the world are drag queens.”
  • “I don’t have a sugar daddy. I’ve never had a sugar daddy. If I wanted a sugar daddy, yes, I could probably go out and get one because I am what? Sickening!”
  • “Hallelooo”
Sasha Velour
  • “Michelle (Visage) is so Jersey, her idea of classical music is Lisa Lisa.”
Sharon Needle
  • “I feel sexy in anything, even a bodybag.”
The Vivienne
  • “All tea, no collusion.”
Trixie Mattel
  • “Katya, where’d you get your outfits, girl, American Apparently Not?”
Willam
  • “I tend to think that emotions are for ugly people.”
  • “Your tone seems very pointed right now.”
  • “Phi Phi, you are gorgeous, you catch the camera’s eye from the right. But from the left, you SNAG IT!”
Vanessa Vanjie
  • “Miss Vanjie…. Miss… Vaaaaanjie… Miss Vaaaaaaaaaaaaanjiiiiiiie.”

These RuPaul’s Drag Race quotes are just a taste of the quick-wit and sheer brilliance of the talented queens we’ve had the privilege of getting to know through the show. Every season that pool grows. If you haven’t seen all seasons, you can watch them on Netflix or Crave. There’s a reason why it made our list of BingeWorthy Shows that will make you smile.

Have you watched RuPaul’s Drag Race? Share your thoughts on the show in the comments below.

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