"Be Cool" and Take a Look at the Most Iconic Real Housewives Quotes of All Time

It's turtle time! Relive the most quotable moments from the Real Housewives franchise.

By Alyssa Ray Sep 05, 2020 3:00 PMTags
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The Real Housewives of Iconic One-Liners!

Over the years, countless Real Housewives stars have provided viewers with many quotable moments.

From Real Housewives of New York City's Bethenny Frankel exploding "Go to sleep!" at Kelly Bensimon to Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kenya Moore declaring she's "Gone With the Wind fabulous," the Real Housewives brand has given us lines we'll be quoting into our old age.

Case in point: We'll forever shout "turtle time" while out on the town with friends.

And, since Housewives from every city are known for stirring up drama, these are just a few of many memorable moments. Don't fret, Bravo fans. We've collected all the iconic lines your favorites Housewives have uttered over the years.

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In the meantime, "be cool" as Countess Luann de Lesseps would say and scroll through the gallery below for the most iconic quotes ever!

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Denise Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

"I am f--king Denise Richards, Kyle."

Denise said this in a confessional while recounting an argument with Kyle over getting glam.

Karen Huger, Real Housewives of Potomac

"People come for me all the time. They just don't find me."

Karen Huger said this in season one and it took a whole new meaning in season three when her costars tried to ambush her at home.

Dorinda Medley, Real Housewives of New York City

"I'll tell you how I'm doing: Not well, bitch!"

Dorinda Medley is a whole mood.

Kyle Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

"You're such a f--king liar, Camille!"

Kyle Richards exclaimed this during a face-off with former co-star Camille Grammer.

Sheree Whitfield, Real Housewives of Atlanta

"Who gon' check me, boo?"

There is really nothing to say about this one. You know this one. It speaks for itself.

Caroline Manzo, Real Housewives of New Jersey

"You're a clown." and "When I called you garbage, I meant that you were garbage."
Caroline Manzo's final meeting with Danielle Staub (until the reunion) ended with some magical words and their delivery was spot on.

NeNe Leakes, Real Housewives of Atlanta

"So nasty and so rude."

Has somebody wronged you? Don't like their behavior? NeNe's reunion line instantly became a hit, it even made it into her tagline for the following season. Here's the GIF for your needs.

Ramona Singer, Real Housewives of Orange County

"It's Turtle Time."

Booze + Ramona = Classic lines. Another Scary Island moment that is now synonymous with getting your drank on.

Kenya Moore, Real Housewives of Atlanta

"I'm Gone With the Wind fabulous!"

Kenya said this after an explosive fight with co-star Porsha Williams.

Briana Culberson, Real Housewives of Orange County

"He told me that his nickname was Girth Brooks."

Briana said Brooks Ayers, her mother's ex-boyfriend who fabricated cancer treatment documents, hit on her while she was super pregnant and at Vicki's birthday party. Briana said he wanted to show her his penis and revealed his nickname

Yolanda Hadid, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

"Who is Adrienne Maloof in this world?"

Well, who is she?

Bethenny Frankel, Real Housewives of New York City

"Get off my jock."

Bethenny's catchphrase from RHONY season seven when she felt cornered.

Ramona Singer, Real Housewives of New York City

"Calm down! Take a Xanax!"

This was prompted by Aviva Drescher's vacation breakdown.

Kim Richards, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

"You're a slut pig!"

Early Kim Richards on RHOBH provided some fascinating lines, including this insult hurled at Brandi Glanville when the sisters Richards were united.

Jill Zarin, Real Housewives of New York City

"Surprrriiiissseeeeee, Hiiiii!"

Just when Scary Island couldn't get any more dramatic, Jill Zarin showed up and shocked everybody. Her arrival caused Alex McCord to have a breakdown, Bethenny Frankel sat in silence and a rift between Ramona Singer and Jill was formed. Classic.

NeNe Leakes, Real Housewives of Atlanta

"Bye wig!"

Once upon a time NeNe and Kim did not get along. NeNe started referring to Kim as "wig" for obvious reasons and it has become an important part of our pop culture lexicon, naturally.

Luann de Lesseps, Real Housewives of New York City

Luann de Lesseps: "You came in, in your Herman Munster shoes…"
Alex McCord: "They're Louis Vuitton."
Luann: "Well, even Louis Vuitton makes mistakes."

Alex McCord came down the stairs in Morocco like a buffalo, according to Luann, but the real gold came when they sat down to discuss their issues. Do you own a pair of Herman Munster shoes?

Bethenny Frankel, Real Housewives of New York City

"GO TO SLEEP!"

Scary Island gave viewers so much, including Bethenny Frankel shouting at Kelly Bensimon—who was having a moment of some kind—to go to sleep. GO TO SLEEP!

Kelly Bensimon, Real Housewives of New York City

"OK, satchels of gold."

??? And jellybeans for all.

Danielle Staub, Real Housewives of New Jersey

"Pay attention, puh-lease."

The moment that started it all. It being Teresa Giudice's freakout over the book and Danielle Staub in general.

Teresa Giudice, Real Housewives of New Jersey

"Prostitution whore!"

OK, really Teresa's whole table flip speech should be here, because it's a work of art, this is just the most obvious choice. But for your own enjoyment: "I am paying attention! Obviously there has to be something else. It's just not name change and arrested. There has to be something else. Are you stripping? You were stripping. Prostitution whore! You were f--king engaged 19 times! You f--king stupid bitch!"

Tamra Judge, Real Housewives of Orange County

"You are psychotic, Jesus Jugs!"

Before Tamra Judge found religion, she called Alexis Bellino this wild insult at a RHOC reunion.

Sonja Morgan, Real Housewives of New York City

"What are you doing here without Dorinda?"

What is anybody doing at Beautique without Dorinda? It's the only reason to go to Beautique. Sonja Morgan spotted Dorinda Medley's man, John, there without her and, well, confronted him. The rest is history.

NeNe Leakes, Real Housewives of Atlanta

"I am very rich, bitch."

She's got that Trump check, guys.

Teresa Giudice, Real Housewives of New Jersey

"Is 'bitch' better?"

Teresa Giudice called Danielle Staub honey, which Danielle had an issue with. Naturally. And Teresa's from Paterson. Don't you forget.

NeNe Leakes, Real Housewives of Atlanta

"Close your legs to married men."

Words to live by.

Luann de Lesseps, Real Housewives of New York City

"Be cool. Don't be all, like...uncool."

Instantly iconic the moment viewers got a glimpse of this scene in the trailer. Luann even made a song about it. Sort of. Acceptable to use when your friends are being drama queens.

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