Few characters in recent years have become as instantly iconic asEmpire's Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson). From the second she sashayed out of prison in her leopard minidress and began cutting everyone to pieces with that razor tongue of hers, Cookie made it clear she was the real star of the Fox phenom.

While you wait for the show's return, look back on Cookie's best lines from Empire's first season in the supercut above.

Empire returns Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c on Fox.