110+ RuPaul Quotes On Drag, Friendship And Flamboyant

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Top 10 RuPaul Quotes (BEST)

  1. Life is about using the whole box of crayons.
  2. When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent.
  3. The world is your catwalk, so just remember this when you're out there.
  4. When you become the image of your own imagination, it's the most powerful thing you could ever do.
  5. If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?
  6. Be yourself. Know your proportions. And have a good tailor.
  7. Anybody who can step out of the house with a pair of heels and some lipstick on their lips is my hero.
  8. Negativity is basically laziness. It takes a lot of hard work to remain positive, but positivity always pays off.
  9. I'm enthusiastic and ambitious, and I work hard.
  10. Don't be afraid to use all the colors in the crayon box.

RuPaul Image Quotes

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When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent. — RuPaul

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The world is your catwalk, so just remember this when you're out there. — RuPaul

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If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? — RuPaul

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Be yourself. Know your proportions. And have a good tailor. — RuPaul

RuPaul Short Quotes

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  • Kindness only goes so far, and then it's time to show your claws.
  • Everyone gets drunk and makes out with the wrong guy sometimes.
  • Some girls talk to the boys in the chat room, my girls talk to the boys in the backroom.
  • Negativity is basically laziness.
  • Don't be jealous of my boogie.
  • I always felt like an outer-space alien. I was always breaking the fourth wall.
  • No one wants a cherry pie that bites back.
  • It's important to make a great first impression, so make sure to hold on to your damn weave.
  • Never forget that the most political thing you can ever do is follow your heart.
  • It's important to remember that you're born naked, and the rest is drag.

RuPaul Quotes On Love

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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. — RuPaul

Loving yourself—it really takes a daily practice. — RuPaul

Ego loves identity. Drag mocks identity. Ego hates drag — RuPaul

I'm always talking about loving yourself and expressing yourself and learning how to love yourself. I'm still the same. — RuPaul

Love yourself. KNOW thyself. And be mindful of your thoughts. — RuPaul

I always bring an orange scarf, not just so I can wear it or tuck it into my pocket, but also so I can throw it over a lamp in the hotel room. Orange is my favourite colour, and it gives a lovely, warm ambience. — RuPaul

Drag queens always love a portmanteau of combining words and making something new, because this whole world is shilarious. And so you have to contain yourself with words. Shilarious is just something that is a really hooty kiki funny item. — RuPaul

My motivation comes from a love of being creative. I'm in love with music and colour and laughter and dancing and all things that are beautiful. — RuPaul

my goal is to always come from a place of love ...but sometimes you just have to break it down for a motherfucker — RuPaul

I love the creativity and the social and political aspects of drag. — RuPaul

RuPaul Quotes On Drag

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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. — RuPaul

Don't take life too seriously. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

We're born naked, and the rest is drag. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag. — RuPaul

Look at me - a big old black man under all of this makeup, and if I can look beautiful, so can you. — RuPaul

All sins are forgiven once you start making a lot of money. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

We are all illusionists and that's why we are attracted to drag queens. This whole world is an illusion. It's not real. — RuPaul

RuPaul Quotes On People

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We as gay people get to choose our family and the people we're around. I am your family. We are a family here. — RuPaul

It's quite simple: If someone says UR beautiful, believe them. If someone says UR ugly, don't believe them. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

SOmetimes life isn't fair, and straight people are straight up crazy. — RuPaul

We encrypt 'Drag Race' with the secret language that kept gay people linked for many years before the '80s. — RuPaul

I've always idolized people who can write songs. — RuPaul

I think drag is universal, no matter who does it. I mean, yeah, I am homosexual, but I think everybody likes to toy with their image. I love those guys. I love Milton Berle and Flip Wilson and all those people. — RuPaul

Drag is really about reminding people that you are more than you think you are - you are more than what it says on your passport. — RuPaul

People can identify as however you want to. Right on. Go for it. But my strategy in this bigger game of life is to not identify as anything. — RuPaul

RuPaul Quotes On Life

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Actually, it does start with you - if you want to change the world, change yourself. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

Style is a celebratory expression of your life force. You must approach it with a sense of joie de vivre. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

Life's journey - it unfolds for you as you are ready for it. — RuPaul

Our ego never wants to die and it will do anything to prolong its life. But the truth is, we are both spirit and ego and you have to have a balance between the two. Your spirit never dies, but the ego is all about beginnings and ends. — RuPaul

I think this life is hard without assistance from others. — RuPaul

The whole point is to live life and be - to use all the colors in the crayon box. — RuPaul

'The Wizard of Oz' is my favourite. It explains what life on this planet is about. Although Dorothy reaches Oz, she finds she had what she needed to go back to Kansas all along, but the Good Witch tells her that she had to learn it for herself. All of the answers to the meaning of life are there. — RuPaul

I don't think drag will ever be mainstream because it's counter to what the mainstream directive is, which is picking an identity and sticking with it for the rest of your life. — RuPaul

RuPaul Quotes On Culture

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It's been important to cultures throughout history with the court jester and the witch doctor and the shaman - all preach the same thing. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

You can't have a discussion about bullying unless you also have a discussion against our culture's obsession with masculinity. — RuPaul

Drag is there to remind culture not to take itself too seriously. All of this is illusion. — RuPaul

I had mentors, growing up in gay life - older gay men who told me about our history and the history of art and culture - but somehow, the younger generation missed out on that synergy. — RuPaul

Doing drag in a male-dominant culture is an act of treason. It's the most punk-rock thing you can do. — RuPaul

I think our culture is moving forward - slowly. And also, as we move forward, we're witnessing some of the old stalwarts rejecting that forward motion. — RuPaul

I think in times of fear and hysteria in a culture, gender experimentation as it pertains to men has to go underground because it scares people too much and it's too much for people to take on. Especially when a culture is held hostage by fear and hysteria and fundamentalism. — RuPaul

Unfortunately, in our culture, one person can write a letter to the network, and they shut something down. It's unfortunate. — RuPaul

Sacrifices have to be made if you want to make a dent in the world, and that's what I started out to do - to make a dent in pop culture. — RuPaul

RuPaul Famous Quotes And Sayings

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When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent. — RuPaul

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The world is your catwalk, so just remember this when you're out there. — RuPaul

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If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? — RuPaul

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Be yourself. Know your proportions. And have a good tailor. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

I do not impersonate females! How many women do you know who wear seven inch heels, four foot wigs, and skintight dresses? — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

What makes a gay icon is someone who possesses both masculine and feminine qualities simultaneously. — RuPaul

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. — RuPaul

For both men and women, an eyelash curler is a must. It gives your eye the appearance of being well-rested and wide open. — RuPaul

If you grow up in show business, you look beyond the looking glass. So, all of the surface facades get broken. — RuPaul

It's very easy to look at the world and think this is all so cruel and so mean. It's important to not become bitter from it. — RuPaul

What other people think of me is not my business. What I do is what I do. How people see me doesn't change what I decide to do. I don't choose projects so people don't see me as one thing or another. I choose projects that excite me. I think the problem is that people refuse to understand what drag is outside of their own belief system. — RuPaul

I feel an obligation to myself to entertain myself and if other people get something out of it, I'm like, right on. — RuPaul

Hollywood is an idea. It's not a real place. — RuPaul

I'm not religious, but I do pray. It's 60 seconds of meditation, visualizing myself, looking at myself, and being conscious of my own consciousness. That will align me for the rest of the day. — RuPaul

Life is not to be taken seriously. — RuPaul

Life is dangerous. There are no guarantees. — RuPaul

For my tribe, the people I found years ago, we've found sanctuary in the irreverent, in the off-center, in the quirky... And that's how we stay entertained, and that's how we stay engaged in what would otherwise seem to be a really cruel world. A really harsh world. — RuPaul

My love life has never been of interest to people. Of course I have a love life; I have a real life outside of show business. — RuPaul

When someone wrongs you, walk away from them and don't ever look back. — RuPaul

My spiritual practice reminds me of what's really real, what's really hood. — RuPaul

It's important to stay in this moment right here, the now. This moment is the most important moment of your life. — RuPaul

I'm a regular Joe...I just have the unique ability to accessorize. — RuPaul

There's not a long career span because you can't really make money doing drag for very long the way the system was set up for so many years. — RuPaul

Very little is off -limits, but draw the line at being unkind. — RuPaul

Drag is involved with changing identities and not taking identities too seriously at all. That's why drag is such a hard sell to a network - or anyone, really - because it's up against the ego. — RuPaul

Sharon Needles. Did I meet you at the free clinic? — RuPaul

If you have goals and the stick-with-it-ness to make things happen, people will feel threatened by you, especially if your goals don’t include them. They believe that if you take a piece of pie, then that leaves less pie for them. Seeing you follow your dreams leaves them realizing that they’re not following theirs. In truth, there is unlimited pie for everyone! — RuPaul

I love Superman. Because he represents the hero with 1,000 faces. And the potential that lies in every human on this planet. — RuPaul

I've always been interested in what else is here, what lies beneath. — RuPaul

It's important to find your tribe. — RuPaul

The public wants a great product, but they also want more layers of value. So it's lifestyle, it's takeaway, it's entertainment. It's all of those things and social media facilitates a big chunk of that, because they want to touch and feel you, they want to talk to someone about it, they want to join a community of other people who dance to the beat of a different drummer. — RuPaul

A glamazon is someone who's taken a love of beauty and life and listen, depending on the weather or how my blood sugar at any time, I can be more outspoken than other times, but it's a conscious decision to live life with a fierce determination. — RuPaul

Some people are beyond help, just accept that. — RuPaul

I try to do three active things a day because I have to fit into costumes that are very tight. — RuPaul

Drag is like breaking the fourth wall in theater where we're letting you know straight up that this is an illusion. People are attracted to that because they know it's the truth of who they are also. No one is who they think they are. That's why people are attracted to drag. — RuPaul

Young people need to know there are ways for them to navigate this life. — RuPaul

I started out in this business in rock and roll bands and stumbled into drag. Drag just happened to be my vehicle for my creativity. So, you know, it's afforded me the opportunity to create new shows, to make music. — RuPaul

I change clothes at least three times a day. It's the only way I can justify all the shopping I do. Prada to the grocery store? Yes! Gucci to the dry cleaner's? Why not? Dolce & Gabbana to the corner deli? I insist! — RuPaul

In my life, I've been able to really examine society in a way most people who aren't outsiders don't get a chance to do. — RuPaul

I love to laugh, I love color, I love texture, and I love creativity, so I was always inspired by people who incorporate those things in their work. — RuPaul

The mantle of glamour has been taken from the women and given to the men. The women toil in their shadows, plain and ordinary-looking. So that transition has left a void. It is a void for drop-dead, impossible, over-the-top glamour. Supermodels fill that void. The only thing they have to do is work the runway, sweetie, and refuse to get out of bed for less than ten thousand dollars. — RuPaul

The secret of success in every field is redefining what success means to you. It can't be your parent's definition, the media's definition, or your neighbor's definition. Otherwise, success will never satisfy you. — RuPaul

People deal with grief in many different ways. And some people in show business parade their relationships around like an accessory, and others like to keep it separate from business and commerce. It's perfectly fine to say, 'I actually don't want to talk about my love because that's not part of the fantasy world I created in commerce.' — RuPaul

There are only two types of people in the world. There are the people who understand that this is a matrix, and then there are the people who buy it lock, stock and barrel. — RuPaul

A regular old drag queen is usually your science teacher who's actually wearing women's panties underneath his slacks. A drag-queen superstar is someone who actually works in clubs and makes a living doing it more than one night a year, or even one night in six months. — RuPaul

I can always sniff out when someone is being what they think I want them to be, which is the complete opposite. I really want a queen to be herself. — RuPaul

Once you clear out from your consciousness things that no longer matter, you're able to make room for other things. — RuPaul

Most women, when they ask me for beauty tips aren't really prepared for my answer, which is, there is no magic beauty wand that can transform you and make you beautiful. It takes practice and what you see on Rupaul's Drag Race is years and years of practice. — RuPaul

I dance to the beat of a different drummer. — RuPaul

If you look at their voting habits and their eating habits, you realize people are stupid. — RuPaul

Life Lessons by RuPaul

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  1. RuPaul teaches us to be confident and proud of who we are, no matter what others may think.
  2. He also reminds us that it's important to be open-minded and accepting of all people, regardless of their gender identity or expression.
  3. Lastly, RuPaul encourages us to be creative and have fun with our lives, and to never be afraid to express ourselves.

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