Lucious: I'm sick.
Jamal: Wait, what do you mean?
Lucious: I have ALS.

I am sorry that you're not happy. Eventually you're gonna meet somebody who really understands what it's like to be with an artist. It's hard.

Lucious [to Jamal]

Jamal gonna be a daddy? Who would have thunk!


Hakeem, listen to your mother. Very wise woman.


She wanted to meet her daddy.

Olivia [to Jamal]

Cookie: I really hope that when you become a star, you can finally let go of all this childish anger.
Hakeem: Become? I'm already a star, Cookie.

I'm not playing, Elle. Take it off. You need to sing about your pain. That's the real you or it ain't never gonna work. Take it off.


Cookie: It's amazing what good music will have these young girls doing nowadays.
Porsha: What? Touching on each other? That's nasty.
Cookie: Porsha! Shut your ass up.

Vernon: What the hell is wrong with you, Andre?
Andre: What's wrong with me? What's wrong with you? I cover for him. Even when I don't know what I'm covering.

Vernon: Did you do it?
Lucious: Did I do what?
Vernon: Did you kill Bunkie?

So let me get this straight, last Wednesday you come to my house and give me a rose after you propose to this bitch?

Cookie [to Lucious]

You always coming to me for advice. You always coming to me for advice. I'm going to give you some. Don't ever underestimate me, little brother.

Jamal [to Hakeem]

Empire Quotes

Cookie's coming home.


I started selling drugs when I was 9 years old in Philadelphia. I did it to feed myself. But it was the music that played in my head that kept me alive when I thought I was going to get shot. And it was the melodies that I dreamt about that keep me warm when I was sleeping in the streets.