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“If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”
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“my goal is to always come from a place of love ...but sometimes you just have to break it down for a motherfucker”
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“We all came into this world naked. The rest is all drag.”
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“With hair, heels, and attitude, honey, I am through the roof.”
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“All sins are forgiven once you start making a lot of money.”
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“When you become the image of your own imagination, it's the most powerful thing you could ever do.”
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“We're born naked, and the rest is drag.”
RuPaul, Lettin it All Hang Out: An Autobiography
“Look at me--a big old black man under all of this makeup, and if I can look beautiful, so can you.”
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“Whatever you proclaim as your identity here in the material realm is also your drag. You are not your religion. You are not your skin color. You are not your gender, your politics, your career, or your marital status. You are none of the superficial things that this world deems important. The real you is the energy force that created the entire universe!”
RuPaul, Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style
“When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent.”
RuPaul, Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style
“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, Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style
“Be very careful of what you allow to infiltrate your consciousness and subconsciousness. When you watch too much television, you'll start to feel inferior from all the commercials hard selling the idea that you're not complete unless you buy their product [...] The ad agencies appeal to your fear of not being wanted or loved. It's the same with the local news. They get you to stay tuned with a constant stream of fear tactics [...] It's as if our culture is addicted to fear and the flat screen is our drug dealer. Don't allow that crap into your head!”
RuPaul, Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style
“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!”
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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, Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style
“I'm six foot four - hello. And with hair, heels, and attitude... I'm through the mother-freakin' roof!”
RuPaul, Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style
“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, Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style
“Walking with your chest out and your head held high says you have earned the right to stomp and pummel this particular piece of real estate.”
RuPaul, Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style
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“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, Lettin it All Hang Out: An Autobiography
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“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.”
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“The point about pop culture is that so much of it is borrowed. There's very little that's brand new. Instead, creativity today is a kind of shopping process—picking up on and sampling things form the world around you, things you grew up with.”
RuPaul, Lettin it All Hang Out: An Autobiography
“remember to love yourself, because if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen in here?”
RuPaul, Workin' It! Rupaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style
“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, Lettin it All Hang Out: An Autobiography
“And If I fly or if I fall, at least I can say I gave it all.”
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“To this day it cracks me up to think that my debut on national British television as a reporter ends with me turning a trick.”
RuPaul, Lettin it All Hang Out: An Autobiography
“You are born naked, the rest is drag.”
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