Life is about using the whole box of crayons.— RuPaul
The most passioned RuPaul quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent.
The world is your catwalk, so just remember this when you're out there.
When you become the image of your own imagination, it's the most powerful thing you could ever do.
If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?
Anybody who can step out of the house with a pair of heels and some lipstick on their lips is my hero.
Be yourself. Know your proportions. And have a good tailor.
Negativity is basically laziness. It takes a lot of hard work to remain positive, but positivity always pays off.
My attitude toward friendship has remained the same.
I will support and encourage you with all the love in my heart, but if it's not reciprocal, I gotta go. If your friends are bitter about your success to the extent that they act out, don't expect them to change. Move on.
The truth of who we are has nothing to do with religion or the type of car that we drive or the color of our skin. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. And the human experience part is very temporary. So, things like the bar, love, magic, dancing, and colors are there to remind us to not take all of this stuff so seriously.
I'm enthusiastic and ambitious, and I work hard.
Don't be afraid to use all the colors in the crayon box.
It's all about knowing that everybody that you see, everybody that you sit across from is a different aspect of yourself. So once you can accept yourself on every level, that's when everything opens up, that's when the party really begins.
Kindness only goes so far, and then it's time to show your claws.
True wealth is having a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
True wealth is having the knowledge to maneuver and navigate the mental obstacles that inhibit your ability to soar.
We as gay people get to choose our family and the people we're around.
I am your family. We are a family here.
Don't take life too seriously.
It's a sort of piss-take on culture, because a drag queen is a clown - a parody of our society. It's a sarcastic spoof on culture, which allows us to laugh at ourselves - but in a way that is inclusive of everyone.
Everyone gets drunk and makes out with the wrong guy sometimes.
Actually, it does start with you - if you want to change the world, change yourself.
We're born naked, and the rest is drag.
It's quite simple: If someone says UR beautiful, believe them.
If someone says UR ugly, don't believe them.
The world we live in is made up of polar opposites, black/white, male/female, night/day, and a human being who possesses both masculine and feminine – vulnerability and strength – is intriguing to us, whether they be a singer or actor or dancer, intrigues us, because THAT Is who we really are.
You want to know the truth about drugs? You can only go one or two ways.
You can go up, or you can go down. That's it. After a certain point, though, no matter what you do, what you take, you don't go anywhere, and that's when you've got to sit down and face yourself.
I've dedicated my career to fighting the mundane.
My hope is that my career will be a shining example to children everywhere that life is more meaningful when you are not afraid to see all colors of the rainbow.
Loving yourself—it really takes a daily practice.
Give a drag queen a fish and you feed her for a day;
show her how to be fishy and you feed her for a lifetime.
We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.
The overall commentary on what I'm doing is saying, 'Hey look! I get to create whatever persona I want to, and it's all up to me. And the truth is, we are all - basically the universe - pretending to be humans for a brief moment of time. With a little self-induced amnesia.
All sins are forgiven once you start making a lot of money.
Ego loves identity. Drag mocks identity. Ego hates drag
Don't take life too seriously and have fun.
Don't waste your time on things that your ego will try and convince you are important.
Look at me - a big old black man under all of this makeup, and if I can look beautiful, so can you.
Style is a celebratory expression of your life force.
You must approach it with a sense of joie de vivre.
So many times, people are afraid to start something because of fear of failing.
But it can be fabulous - because it leads you to the next thing.
I do not impersonate females! How many women do you know who wear seven inch heels, four foot wigs, and skintight dresses?
American culture is one that is so easily in denial.
We have such a strange dichotomy, so hypocritical. The truth can be blaring in neon letters but our culture will find a reason not to hear what the truth is.
I'm always talking about loving yourself and expressing yourself and learning how to love yourself. I'm still the same.
You can't have a discussion about bullying unless you also have a discussion against our culture's obsession with masculinity.
It's been important to cultures throughout history with the court jester and the witch doctor and the shaman - all preach the same thing.
What makes a gay icon is someone who possesses both masculine and feminine qualities simultaneously.
As gay people, we always think outside of the box.
The irreverent is always important to a drag queen and anyone else who lives outside the box. And this is why drag's important: remember to not take life seriously. It's always important to see the laughter in the illusion that we pretend is real.
I'd like to go for people I admire - I always gravitate towards the people I idolized when I was a teenager: Cher, Diana Ross, and David Bowie.
Don't be jealous of my boogie.
Negativity is basically laziness.
I always felt like an outer-space alien. I was always breaking the fourth wall.
When I was a kid in San Diego, I would read fashion magazines and Interview magazine, and all of that really inspired me to create a persona. So by the time I moved to New York, in the early '80s, I'd learned how to create a persona, and I knew what my persona would be.
SOmetimes life isn't fair, and straight people are straight up crazy.
No one wants a cherry pie that bites back.
We are all illusionists and that's why we are attracted to drag queens.
This whole world is an illusion. It's not real.