20 of the Best Kelly Ripa Quotes About Love, Motherhood & More

If there’s one thing we love about Kelly Ripa, it’s her natural ability to weave words of wisdom into her stories. Whether she’s spilling new deets about her relationship with Mark Consuelos or sharing a funny anecdote about her kids (who could forget the infamous Lola incident?), we can always count on the Live with Kelly and Ryan host to enlighten us with candid commentary and her best life lessons. Keep reading for 20 funny Kelly Ripa quotes that will leave you totally inspired.

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1. “I'd rather not have a moment when I'm known for my looks; being funny and interesting lasts longer.” — Kelly Ripa

2. “I think children are like pancakes. You sort of ruin the first one, and you get better at it the second time around.” — Kelly Ripa

3. “I'm not a prettier everywoman. I am an everywoman that they clean up awfully well for T.V.” – Kelly Ripa

4. “There's no real manual on being a parent. There's no real manual on being a wife. I keep reminding myself, ‘My mother did all this, only she never got to leave the house. OK, I can do this.’ We're all learning on our own learning curve.” — Kelly Ripa

5. “I work out every day. It's part of my life. That's one of the benefits of having kids in school full-time.” — Kelly Ripa

6. “Women's clutches are too small. I open my purse, and with some hydraulic force, a tampon shoots 12 feet into the air.” — Kelly Ripa

7. “I'm not malignantly narcissistic, but I have enough narcissism to believe that if I see something on TV, I naturally have mastered it. Like, I believe I can professionally figure skate every winter olympics.” — Kelly Ripa

8. “I always remind my kids, ‘I'm your parent, but I'm a human being, too, so I may not be perfect.’” — Kelly Ripa

9. “I think I have a disease called spontaneous disclosure. I need to tell everyone my life story instantaneously.” — Kelly Ripa

10. “When I'm at work, I'm remembering what I forgot to do for the kids, and when I'm with the kids, I'm remembering what I forgot to do at work.” — Kelly Ripa

11. “If you're a waiter and you're waiting on me, you might get five percent, you might get seventy percent. It depends on how bad my math skills are that day.” — Kelly Ripa

12. "There are things I swore I would never say, that my parents used to say to me, like, 'Don't get fresh with me, missy.' When that came out of my mouth, I looked behind me like, ‘Is my mother here?’" — Kelly Ripa

13. “When you're on a trip with your kids, it is just that. It is a trip, not a vacation. Because they bust your balls the entire time.” — Kelly Ripa

14. “I try to make my heart beat out of my chest, hard-core, once a day for at least a half hour. I think that's very important.” — Kelly Ripa

15. “Here's what you need to know about women. In an argument, we can outlast anyone. I will stay mad at you longer than you can possibly imagine." — Kelly Ripa

16. ‘I would say hold off [on getting your child a phone] for as long as possible. Don't let your kids tell you it's in case of an emergency. It has hit the fan in our house and I cannot reach my child on that phone that is constantly in her hand.” — Kelly Ripa

17. “Don't get divorced after your first argument! I have a lot of friends that have one fight and that's it, they get divorced. I go, 'Wait a minute! Oh my gosh, you guys! Calm down! You'll forget in three days what you were fighting about. I promise. So just let it marinate a little bit.’ That's my best love advice.” – Kelly Ripa

18. “I always say that the family motto is 'Pick up your sh*t.' Pick up your stuff and put it in the hamper. I don't understand why you think I'm going to do it for you, we're not in a zoo." — Kelly Ripa

19. “I don't know how [Mark and I] stayed married. It really is a testament to our will to forget.” — Kelly Ripa

20. "I know this sounds crazy, but I really feel like everything happens for a reason and I'm going in the direction I've been meant to go in my whole life.” — Kelly Ripa

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