In the words of a ‘Lyoness’
When it comes to being brash, bold, and bodacious–no one can dish it quite like Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) from “Empire.” She is the queen of the Lyon’s den and if she crosses your path, you better take cover. She’s a no-nonsense mom, a take-charge business woman, and a fierce fashionista. But what makes this onscreen diva memorable–even more than her attitude and style–is her witty retorts that will either make you laugh, or reduce you to tears. Here’s 16 of her best one-liners.
“Why don’t you back off and let me handle Boo Boo Kitty.”
“I’m always going to eat, just not with you.”
“Get your hands off my fur.”
The streets ain’t made for everybody. That’s why they made sidewalks.
“I didn’t know vampires have shadows.”
“Let me make space in case lightening strikes.”
“I make you better, don’t forget that.”
Everybody wants to be Beyoncé, but nobody wanna put in the work.
“You need a brain cell.”
“Yeah, that’s my name. Take a bite.”
“Don’t stop when you are tired, stop when you are done.”
Better be glad I don’t feel like no scene today, ’cause I’d shut it down.
“I’m not competin’ with that noise.”
“You lose your soul when you feel like the world’s forgotten you.”
“Just ’cause I asked Jesus to forgive you, don’t mean I do.”
A girl should be like a butterfly, easy to see but hard to catch.