17 essential quotes from Kim Kardashian, from her brutal honesty to her offbeat sense of humour

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for The Girls’ LoungeKim Kardashian West has built a $US350 million empire.

Kim Kardashian West has built a career on making the public feel privy to her private life and secrets. And, indeed, throughout her life in the public eye, she has rarely flinched in the face of speaking her mind.

Here are 17 of her best – funniest, bluntest, and most outrageous – quotes, in no particular order.


“Honey, would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?”

Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesKim published a book full of selfies, titled ‘Selfish,’ in 2015.

Kim uttered this now-infamous quote when Wendy Williams asked if she had any tattoos back in 2009 – sitting right next to her sister Khloe Kardashian, who has multiple.

“But you would on a Ferrari. ‘Cause Khloe’s a Ferrari,” she continued sheepishly.


“I’m kind of shocked I’m getting a fashion award when I’m naked most of the time.”

Getty ImagesKim accepted the inaugural ‘Influencer’ award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America earlier this year.

Kim showed off her keen sense of humour when she joked that she was surprised to be given a prestigious fashion award.


“Nicole Richie reminds me of my jeep.”

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesNicole Richie starred with Paris Hilton, Kim’s former best friend, on ‘The Simple Life.’

There’s a lot to unpack here. It’s unclear exactly what inspired Kim to share this comparison back in 2010, but it’s weirdly perfect.


“For me, skinny is just a style of jeans, not a goal.”

Pascal Le Segretain/GettyImagesShe says she prioritises fitness rather than weight.

Kim deliberately avoided using the term “skinny” in the promotional material for “Fit in Your Jeans by Friday” – a three-disc series of workout videos released in 2009 – and this particular quote from the press release sheds some light on that decision.


“I used to be so dependent on the guys I was in a relationship with. I don’t know why, because I wasn’t raised that way. If I looked at myself at 19, I would shake myself and be like, ‘Wake up. You are way too smart for this.'”

Jacopo Raule/Getty Images For BalmainKim has described herself and her husband as ‘opposites.’

Kim has been married twice before: a shotgun wedding at 20 years old with music producer Damon Thomas and an infamous 72-day marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries.


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“There’s a lot of baggage that comes with us, but it’s like Louis Vuitton baggage; you always want it.”

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesKris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Kim are some of the world’s most recognisable women.

Kim made this astute observation, which continues to be true, during the first-ever episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”


“Kowabunga dudettes. I’m so pumped to be on this surfing kick. Who else surfs out there? Gnarly day in the h2o. Ridin waves!”

Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesKim has never explained this bizarre yet delightful quote.

In 2010, Kim blessed us with this perfect tweet.


“F— you, stop laying on the ground just to get a picture up my arse. Literally they’re constantly up my arse and I’m over it.”

Vivien Killilea/Getty ImagesShe was just being honest.

Kim’s butt is arguably the foundation of her entire empire, but she did not split hairs when discussing how “over” it she is with Wonderland magazine.

“I did a shoot recently and was like: ‘Thank god this is about my legs.’ Sometimes I’m so over my arse,” she said. “Sometimes photographers will get down and zoom in on my butt. So I’ll put my hand over my butt. It’s my way of saying: ‘Fuck you, stop laying on the ground just to get a picture up my arse.’ Literally they’re constantly up my arse and I’m over it.”


“I’ll cry at the end of the day. Not with fresh makeup.”

Frederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesKim launched her makeup brand KKW Beauty in 2017.

It’s no surprise that the beauty mogul values a full face of makeup, as she highlighted on an episode of “KUWTK.”


“I don’t want to play goalie, but for $US100 I’ll be goalie.”

@kimkardashian/Instagram‘Sitting in our parents car acting like we could drive. I was 13,’ Kim captioned this post on Instagram. ‘We might have snuck out and taken it for a spin.’

Kim’s childhood soccer coach – who also happens to be the uber-famous music manager Irving Azoff – told Rolling Stone that she was “always a great little businesswoman.”

“Once, she said, ‘I don’t want to play goalie, but for $US100 I’ll be goalie,’ and she actually convinced me to give it to her,” he said.


“I can smell when someone has a cavity. It’s a very specific smell — not a bad-breath smell — but something that is really strong.”

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesWho said she didn’t have talent?

Kim told Harper’s Bazaar about this hidden talent in 2016. She didn’t elaborate, but she didn’t need to.


“Maybe if you had a f—ing business you were passionate about, you’d know what it takes to run a f—ing business, but you don’t. So don’t even act like you know what I’m talking about.”

E!Kim and Kourtney have been fighting.

The season 15 premiere of “KUWTK” featured a blowout fight between Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. The argument culminated in Kourtney calling her sister “a very distraught, evil human being.”

However, most people latched onto Kim’s comment about Kourtney’s lack of ambition – and the memorable line quickly became a meme.


“I’m not buying her a f—ing pair of shoes. I bought her a f—ing career.”

Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesKim and Kourtney have had their sisterly disagreements.

As it turns out, Kim has been brutally honest about Kourtney more than once on “KUWTK.”


“Have you ever thought someone was kinda cool, liked their vibe then saw their tweets and realised they are so lame?”

Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesKim can be harsh.

Naturally, Kim added “LOL” to cap off this very relatable tweet.


“If I’ve got Kanye, if I’ve got my family, then f— the whole world.”

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 4Kanye West and Kim have been married since 2014.

Kim shared this blunt – yet extremely sweet – sentiment in a 2016 interview with Wonderland, published just one month before her Paris robbery.

“There’s been times when things have happened in my family and I thought our careers were over. I’d say: ‘Girls I hope you’ve saved up your money, because it’s over for us – but we got each other, so let’s all move to an island and have some fun now,'” she said.


“You can say a lot of things about me, but you cannot say I don’t work hard. I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t act. But I am not lazy.”

Dia Dipasupil/Getty ImagesSteve Forbes interviewed Kim during the 2017 Forbes Women’s Summit.

Kim said during a conversation with Janet Mock for Interview magazine that she used to “love being underestimated,” but now, the businesswoman is expectant of a little recognition.

“Now when I hear, ‘They’re so not talented,’ – 10 years into it – I’m kind of like, ‘OK, give a girl a little respect.’ If I’m so not talented, if I do nothing, then how is my career my reality?” she said.


“I like nudity.”

YouTube/M.I.L.F.$Kim used a mould of her body to design the bottle for a fragrance.

Kim opened up about a variety of issues in her 2015 interview with Love magazine – but this simple quote may be the best, if not the most obvious.

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