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100 Best Quotes From Netflix’s Queer Eye

Netflix’s Queer Eye is a reality television series that is a reboot of the critically-acclaimed Bravo series of the same name. It stars a new “Fab Five”: Antoni Porowski, food and wine expert; Tan France, fashion expert; Karamo Brown, culture expert; Bobby Berk, design expert; and Jonathan Van Ness, grooming expert. 

In each episode, the “Fab Five” spend a week using their knowledge to help a specific individual– that episode’s “hero”– to make their lifestyle better and attain greater happiness in their day-to-day lives.

Queer Eye is what reality TV should be. It’s a beautiful representation of what being kind can do for a person and why it’s important to always uplift others.

Here’s the scoop on the best Queer Eye quotes!

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1. “You can’t selectively numb feelings. So if you try to numb the vulnerability, you also numb joy, happiness, connection. You can’t have connection and joy and happiness without vulnerability.” -Jonathan Van Ness

2. “Can you believe?” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

3. “You gotta floss.” -Jonathan Van Ness

4. “And, like, whatever role you are whether it’s like moon or sun. Moon being more feminine energy and sun being more masculine. I think there is gorgeous strength to be held in both.” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

5. “There’s no right or wrong way to be gay. No right or wrong way to come out. It’s your journey, do it the way you wanna do it.” -Tan France

6. “Inspiration can really strike from anywhere.” -Bobby Berk

Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk
Queer Eye. (L to R) Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk in season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix. © 2021

7. “You’re strong, you’re a Kelly Clarkson song, you got this.” -Jonathan Van Ness

8. “He needs to understand that being vulnerable is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of strength. It shows that you are in tune with yourself, which is the sexiest thing to men or women.” -Karamo Brown

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Queer Eye. Karamo Brown in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

9. “When people build up walls, they end up keeping other people out. But they’re also keeping themselves in.” -Karamo Brown

10. “I wanna show straight and gay men alike that self-care and grooming isn’t mutually exclusive with femininity or masculinity.” -Jonathan Van Ness

Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness
Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

11. “When people say, ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,’ it’s not true, because you can reinvent yourself and learn new things whenever you want.” -Jonathan Van Ness

12. “​I love a pickle.​” -Antoni Porowski

Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France
Queer Eye. (L to R) Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

13. “By saying, ‘I wanna let you know I’m inviting you into my life, and I want you to be a part of it,’ is the healthiest thing you can do.” -Karamo Brown

14. “I never want people to feel like they aren’t gay enough or straight enough. It’s about what’s in your heart.” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Karamo Brown in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

15. “You being your true self isn’t going to offend anybody.” -Tan France

16. “Don’t get stuck in a rut with your margarita.” -Antoni Porowski

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

17. “I heard a preacher once say, ‘Sometimes when you’re feeling buried, you’re actually just planted.’” -Bobby Berk

18. “How you take care of yourself is how the world sees you. It’s OK to have a relationship with yourself.” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk in season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix. © 2021

19. “We have great memories to hold on to, but we gotta let go of the past and move forward to new memories.” -Esther (Season 1, Episode 6)

20. “You’re just like owning your space and stuff.” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

21. “Confidence is sexy. Knowing who you are is sexy.” -Jonathan Van Ness

22. “It’s very unlikely that people are going to cause you an issue just because you are being yourself. And if they’re concerned, that’s on them. You’re happy.” -Tan France

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Antoni Porowski in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

23. “I experienced the hate and the ignorance and it’s scary.” -Bobby Berk

24. “I want my partner to look at me and think I respect them enough to make an effort.” -Tan France

25. “That’s what I’m here for.” -Antoni Porowski

26. “Just because the office is casual doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make an effort.” -Tan France

Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski
Queer Eye. (L to R) Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

27. “Does my hair look insane? Yes it does, but it’s fierce so I don’t care.” -Jonathan Van Ness

28. “It wasn’t an option for me to be closeted or to keep it to myself. Sky’s blue, grass is green. Can’t fight it.” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

29. “If my gay black ass from the South could do it, your ass can do it. So, just believe in yourself.” -Karamo Brown

30. “I really wanna take Sean from like a pre-pubescent Justin Bieber into like a world tour-purpose Biebs, except for one that didn’t get canceled and break everyone’s heart.” -Jonathan Van Ness

Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Terri White, Bobby Berk, Tan France
Queer Eye. (L to R) Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Terri White, Bobby Berk, Tan France in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

31. “I wanna rip your shirt and nuzzle in your nook.” -Jonathan Van Ness

32. “Leo has logo tees, logo tees, logo tees, and well… logo Tees. He needs help more than most.” -Tan France

Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Terri White, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk
Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Terri White, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

33. “But he’s living his truth and it’s cute.” -Jonathan Van Ness

34. “Style is dressing the way that you feel confident and what is appropriate for you, your age, body type.” -Tan France

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix. © 2021

35. “Being an adult means being a person of action. But when you make your plan and go after that plan, you’ll succeed.” -Karamo Brown

36. “I just wanted to be free.” -Bobby Berk

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Queer Eye. Bobby Berk in episode 602 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

37. “I’m giving you Beyoncé, hold up. Yes.” -Jonathan Van Ness

38. “Neal’s bathroom reminds me a lot of a skin tag. It’s not hurting anything, but it doesn’t look great.” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix. © 2021

39. “Spray, delay, walk away.” -Jonathan Van Ness

40. “This is what we call the sexy crawl.” -Jonathan Van Ness

Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness
Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

41. “I’m sending this memo to every guy in the world. making an effort with your wardrobe doesn’t mean you’re a wuss. Making an effort means you’re serious about the life you want.” -Tan France

42. “You are the epitome of what it is to be a strong, beautiful, black, gay man.” -Karamo Brown

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Queer Eye. Karamo Brown in episode 602 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

43. “There is a diva in there, but all she needs is a little bit of a bold lip.” -Jonathan Van Ness

44. “Coming home to a tidy, pulled-together space will help everything in your life feel the same way.” -Bobby Berk

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Queer Eye. Bobby Berk in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

45. “Imperfection is beautiful.” -Jonathan Van Ness

46. “Don’t let that fear hold you. Don’t let it hold you anymore.” -Karamo Brown

47. “Sexy time. You’re giving me Patrick Dempsey, you’re giving me take-your-top-off, you’re giving me hold me till the pain goes away.” -Jonathan Van Ness

Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness
Queer Eye. (L to R) Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

48. “I forgot how truly flat he can be, but I love him anyway.” -Jonathan Van Ness

49. “I’m never massively concerned about what somebody is wearing, as long as it makes them feel really good about themselves.” -Tan France

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Terri White, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix. © 2021

50. “My accent is very confused.” -Tan France

51. “You have to advocate for yourself because no one else is going to do it.” -Jonathan Van Ness

Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Terri White, Bobby Berk
Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Terri White, Bobby Berk in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

52. “You thought it’s depressing to cook for one. My goal is to change your mind on that.” -Antoni Porowski

53. “Has there been an unrequited gay love story in here?” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. Jonathan Van Ness in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix. © 2021

54. “It’s hard to make up for the mistakes, but you can make up for it.” -Tan France

55. “I have a deep and pathological obsession with trees and plants.” -Antoni Porowski

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Queer Eye. Antoni Porowski in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

56. “The bathroom, it’s bleak in there. It’s like the Russian winter in World War I, honey.” -Jonathan Van Ness

57. “Just because we mess up doesn’t mean all the lessons we learned are undone.” -Jonathan Van Ness

Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski
Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix. © 2021

58. “​It’s impossible to have everybody like you. No matter what you do.” -Antoni Porowski

59. “Like he’s just giving you basic, basic, basic.” -Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness and Terri White
Queer Eye. (L to R) Jonathan Van Ness and Terri White in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix. © 2021

60. “Girl. Still. Got. It.” -Tan France

61. “I would be Sassy Spice.” -Bobby Berk

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

62. “Never stop believing in yourself. You had it all along.” -Karamo Brown

63. “Food can offer a moment of pure emotional pleasure in an otherwise hard and difficult world.” -Antoni Porowski

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Queer Eye. Antoni Porowski in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

64. “You guys are a bunch of baby bros who need to have gorgeous hair, too.” -Jonathan Van Ness

65. “I am beautiful. I am powerful. I am a boss.” -Tan France

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Terri White, Tan France in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

66. “Take off the shirt, Superman!” -Karamo Brown

67. “If I as a gay black man…from the South could do it, you…can do it. So, just believe in yourself.” -Karamo Brown

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Queer Eye. Karamo Brown in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

68. “My sexuality’s something that’s intimate. It’s not anything that I’m ashamed of.” -Antoni Porowski

69. “Ulysses S. Grant? Yes, queen. I know.” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. Jonathan Van Ness in episode 610 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

70. “My biggest nightmare is that something doesn’t have enough salt.” -Antoni Porowski

71. “My comfort zone is in a kitchen.” -Antoni Porowski

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Queer Eye. Antoni Porowski in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

72. “Everything we saw that was in you is just shining on the outside now, so just get used to it.” -Karamo Brown

73. “A Mac and Cheese is something that can actually be so personal.” -Antoni Porowski

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Queer Eye. Antoni Porowski in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

74. “Let me give you some Niki Minaj.” -Jonathan Van Ness

75. “My t-shirts wrinkle because I sweat a lot.” -Antoni Porowski

Terri White and Antoni Porowski
Queer Eye. (L to R) Terri White and Antoni Porowski in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix. © 2021

76. “You deserve to take a moment for yourself. Don’t get into a space where it’s always about everyone else and there’s no time for you.” -Karamo Brown

77. “Johnny’s loves pizza, yummers yummers yummers.” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Jamie Wallace Grenier in episode 610 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

78. “You’re giving me strong man, ‘I will change your tire, I will pay your bills, I will provide.”  -Jonathan Van Ness

79. “Even if you’re not ready to live at your full volume, turn it up halfway and get there.” -Bobby Berk

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Queer Eye. Bobby Berk in Season 6 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

80. “For too long tomatoes have been misunderstood.” -Antoni Porowski

81. “It’s not easy to say ‘this is me, this is what I represent.’ It’s a process and you will know this better than anybody, but somedays it’s really hard and then I remember that I’m in a position to influence people.” -Tan France

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Jamie Wallace Grenier, Antoni Porowski, Tan France in episode 610 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

82. “I’m not saying a conversation between one police officer and one gay guy will solve all the problems, but maybe it can open up eyes to something more.” -Karamo Brown

83. “When you’re happy at home, it spills out into every other area of your life.” -Bobby Berk

Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Terri White, Karamo Brown
Queer Eye. (L to R) Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Terri White, Karamo Brown in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

84. “No one told me that there was gonna be a corgi.” -Antoni Porowski

85. “You’re not alone in this.” -Tan France

Tan France
Queer Eye. Tan France in episode 610 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

86. “You wanna have yourself looking together. As much as you can.” -Jonathan Van Ness

87. “Eat your veggies, kids, and have a nice day.” -Antoni Porowski

Antoni Porowski
Queer Eye. Antoni Porowski in episode 610 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

88. “That chest is inviting me to lay my head on it.” -Jonathan Van Ness

89. “In my world, everything that’s romantic is topless.” -Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Tan France
Queer Eye. (L to R) Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Tan France in episode 601 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

90. “I just need him to make better a little bit, you know what I mean?” -Jonathan Van Ness

91. “We’ve got five gays from big cities, except for Tan, and we’ve got things to do” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. (L to R) Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Jamie Wallace Grenier, Antoni Porowski in episode 610 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

92. “Sometimes you just need change, and I’m ready for it.” -Wesley

93. “I’m really just this cuddly, cozy, boobie baby.” -Jonathan Van Ness

Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness
Queer Eye. (L to R) Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness in episode 610 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix. © 2021

94. “It’s really because your relationship broke down with yourself.” -Jonathan Van Ness

95. “I was able to see you guys embrace your reality, which made me comfortable embracing mine. I had sunk into a place where I just wanted to adapt. You guys didn’t adapt me, you taught me the true meaning of being yourself.” -Wesley

96. “The only time I’ve ever liked Reno was at the end of Sister Act when all the ladies had to go save Whoopi from those evil mob sharks. That was fierce. But other than that Reno does not have a place in my heart..” -Jonathan Van Ness

Karamo Brown, Tan France, Jamie Wallace Grenier, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness
Queer Eye. (L to R) Karamo Brown, Tan France, Jamie Wallace Grenier, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness in episode 610 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

97. “When your best look is fresh out of bed Sasquatch, it is not inspiring for your lady. At all.” -Jonathan Van Ness

98. “When you want to feel better about yourself, put on something you really like. That’s the power of clothes.” -Tan France

Tan France, Antoni Porowski
Queer Eye. (L to R) Tan France, Antoni Porowski in episode 610 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix © 2021

99. “Can you handle the CON-FI-DONCE?” -Jonathan Van Ness

100. “If you can’t land a triple toe triple toe in Atlanta, why are you going to be able to land a triple toe triple toe in Reno?” -Jonathan Van Ness

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Queer Eye. Jonathan Van Ness in episode 602 of Queer Eye. Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix. © 2021

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