19 Times Cookie's One-Liners Stole the Scene on 'Empire'

You've gotta love Cookie Lyons on Empire. With each episode actress Taraji P. Henson steals the show as the smart-mouthed, strong-willed matriarch who never sugarcoats her feelings and always tells it like it is. Here are our fave Cookie one-liners from Fox's hit series.

Jolie A. Doggett Nov, 12, 2015

1 of 19 Fox

Preach! 

2 of 19 Fox

It's Cookie's world; we just live in it. 

3 of 19 Fox

Who says Cookie isn't religious? 

4 of 19 Fox

#SandraBland #SayHerName

5 of 19 Fox

We were all thinking it. 

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You betta not cross Cookie. 

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If you don't know you better ask somebody...

8 of 19 Chuck Hodes/FOX

We're adding this to our comeback repertoire. 

9 of 19 Chuck Hodes/FOX

To be fair, Carol did have reason to cry. 

10 of 19 Fox.com

Cookie will stay on the sideline for no man, not even Lucious.

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Cookie's plan to seduce Lucious kind of backfired (but she looked damn good trying).

12 of 19 Fox

Cookie Lyons doesn't have time for your problems and she will let you know it.

13 of 19 Fox

Don't ask Cookie for directions to the bathroom when she's not in the mood to be bothered.

14 of 19 Fox

Cookie has no shame. She'll throw shade in front of the Lord.

15 of 19 Fox

Boo Boo Kitty doesn't want to be on Cookie's bad side. 

16 of 19 Fox

Even when things don't go according to plan, Cookie always has something to say.

17 of 19 Fox

Her powers of perception are unmatched.

18 of 19 Fox

Cookie knows best.

19 of 19 Fox.com

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