7 of Ru Paul’s Sassiest, Most Inspiring Quotes

Ru Paul is the host of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, a reality competition that searches for the next drag superstar. Of course, Ru Paul does more than run a famous show. He is also an actor, model, author, and recording artist. There’s nothing he can’t do, which is why the funny things he says typically end up sounding strangely inspirational. If you’ve never seen his show or read his book, here are some of the most hilarious yet motivational Ru Paul quotes to help you gain a new perspective on life.

Big Old Black Man

Some people don’t believe men can look good while wearing makeup. Well, Ru Paul proves them wrong. After all, if a “big old black man” is able to look stylish with the help of fashion designers and makeup brands, then he gives hope to all of the men and women out there who feel like they’re unattractive. Anyone can be pretty with the right products and a bucketload of confidence.

Give A Drag Queen A Fish

You’ve probably heard the original phrase, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Well, Ru Paul decided to put a little twist on the traditional phrase. His version is a little wackier, but it still gets the point across.

Jam Don’t Shake Like That

There’s no better compliment to give a lady than to tell her her booty must be made of jelly, because jam doesn’t shake like that. After all, in this day and age, a woman’s booty is one of her most important assets. Take Ru Paul’s advice and compliment her on how sexy she looks when she walks.

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Forget the phrase, “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again,” because this one is even more inspirational. Whenever you fail, don’t let it get you down. Instead, you should set even higher goals and work to become a legend. Of course, Ru Paul has also tweeted, “If at first you don’t succeed, twerk and twerk again,” which is a little less motivational.

Break It Down

Ru Paul is a compassionate, affectionate man—but he knows you can’t always treat others with kindness. When someone steps out of line, you need to be blunt and break down the situation for them. They don’t deserve to walk around while treating people with disrespect. When the time comes, speak up. You know Ru Paul would.

Forgiven Sins

You’ve probably heard that money isn’t everything. Unfortunately, Ru Paul doesn’t believe that’s the entire truth. The more money you make, the more your enemies will love you. After all, if they become your friends, there’s a chance you’ll spend some of that dough on them.

Learn To Love Yourself

This is Ru Paul’s most famous quote, because it’s the cold, hard truth. Before you enter a relationship, you should learn to love yourself. If you don’t accept your flaws, then how in the hell are you going to deal with someone else’s for the rest of both your lives?


What’s your favorite Ru Paul quote?



Holly Riordan
Holly Riordan
Holly is an aspiring sci-fi writer who currently writes lifestyle articles for All Women Stalk and News Cult. She's a fan of comedy movies, ridiculous puns, and is the owner of a pup named Ferris (last name Bueller).