Game time, bitches.


I love you son. I always did. I know I did some really terrible things to you. I was just scared. It's hard enough growing up in this world as a black man, but then to be homosexual---.

Lucious [to Jamal]

Jamal: All my life all I ever wanted was for that man to love me.
Cookie: I know, baby. That's all I ever wanted, too. Look Jamal, I just want you to always remember what I told you all those years ago in that visiting room. No matter what's going on between me and your daddy, I got you.
Jamal: I know you do. But Mom I need to know.
Cookie: That's between him and the Lord, baby.

Cookie: Tell me why I shouldn't throw this drink in your bitch ass face?
Anika: Cause you'll never get up off the floor, bitch.

Lets build our own. You and me. I did it before. You know I'm good, Hakeem. And I know how good you are. Much better than your father realizes. Much better than you even realize. We can do this. Come on.


You see son, sometimes you gotta be willing to sacrifice your queen in order to win the game.

Lucious [to Jamal]

Jamal: That ain't all she's getting. You made a deal, you'd let her back in the company.
Lucious: That was before.
Jamal: Before what?
Lucious: Before your mother tried to murder me.

So is this the little angel that's got you down here filling your head with all these ideas about a higher purpose? Let's see who's more powerful, your God or your daddy.

Lucious [to Andre]

I read a magazine article and it called you the future of Empire. You believe that? Cause I do. I just need to know that you got that monster in you that does what he has to do.

Lucious [to Jamal]

Andre: There was always something missing, Dad. A void that I filled with darkness, but now I'm getting to know my God. And he is filling that void with a higher purpose.
Lucious: God?
Andre: God.
Lucious: What do you know about God? There's no higher purpose than being a maker of music. That's the voice of God.

Everybody's just waiting for you to die, Lucious. You gonna die a lonely man, just like you deserve. You gonna need Cookie. Watch what I say! I built this! This is my company!


Well, if he's God, I must be Jesus.

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Empire Season 1 Quotes

Cookie: You better be glad I don't feel like no scene today, cuz I shut it down.
Lucious: You look nice.

Cookie's coming home.