Love them or hate them, you have to admit that in the world of Riverdale, few lines are as iconic as the ones uttered by Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes). So, in honour of our beloved Mafia Princess, we’ve put together a list of the best Veronica Lodge quotes, from badass insults and clapbacks to heartwarming-ish Lodge family moments.
Below, you’ll find some of our favourite Veronica lines from the past four seasons of Riverdale organized into different categories. Feel free to let us know in the comments if we’ve missed any of your favourites though!
Quintessentially Ronnie Quotes We Love
No doubt about it – Veronica Lodge is iconic… and over the past few seasons of Riverdale, she has proven time and time again to be unbelievably quotable. Here is a selection of our favourite Ronnie lines that are just…. her to a tee:
“There are certain things no one does better than Veronica Lodge. Makeovers, party planning, dance-offs, dropping vintage bon mots as if they were bonbons.” Season 1, Episode 12 “Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder”
“Betty… I like a good milkshake as much as any girl, and Pop’s puts Serendipity 3’s to shame, but why this hill to die on?” Season 2, Episode 2 “Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks”
“Oh, Archie, it’s adorable when you underestimate me.” Season 2, Episode 4 “Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown”
“I won’t be a puppet for your thirst for vengeance.” Season 2, Episode 6 “Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof“
“I am so over the toxic masculinity in this hallway right now.” Season 2, Episode 10 “Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle”
“That hem’s high enough, Terry. It’s a confirmation, not a sock-hop” Season 2, Episode 12 “Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine”
“Now, now, Mom and Dad, there’s no need to become the Montagues and the Capulets just yet.” Season 2, Episode 17 “Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens”
“And God and Gucci willing, Cheryl’s safe, wherever she is.” Season 2, Episode 17 “Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens”
“Word of my exploits serving Nick his comeuppance has seeped into the demimonde of mobsters and molls my father used to associate with, so the five families are sending their youngest and brightest, their “princes,” as it were, to, well, come court the rare Mafia Princess” Season 2, Episode 20 “Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt”
“I want ships named after me, not horses.” Season 2, Episode 20 “Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt”
“Bee, you don’t make Fibes 20 Under 20 by prancing around the woods in a deer carcass.” Season 3, Episode 4 “Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club”
“I’d recognize those abs anywhere. Archie?” Season 3, Episode 5
“Chapter Forty: The Great Escape”
“But don’t worry, Reggie. Veronica Lodge is not about to go quietly into the night.” Season 3, Episode 7 “Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black”
“Oh, Reginald, it doesn’t matter how you win, so long as you’re the last woman standing.” Season 3, Episode 7 “Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black”
“Veronica, what is this? Consider it a coup d’moi. We know your end game. You are hereby relieved of your mayoral duties.” Season 3, Episode 8 “Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak”
“Your pal Elio is organizing a boxing event called the Gilded Gloves.
Brawny young men, shirtless and in shorts, go on.” Season 3, Episode 18 “Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker”
“You don’t know the first thing about boxing.
Hmm. You’d be surprised by what I know about hot, shirtless, muscular bruisers. Starting with Archie Andrews.” Season 3, Episode 18 “Chapter Fifty-Three: Jawbreaker”
“You want to know who I’m standing with in the upcoming trials? Neither of them. From this day forward, I stand only with and for… myself.” Season 4, Episode 2 “Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High”
“I think I overestimated the financial pull of your pectorals.” Season 4, Episode 3 “Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon”
“Veronica: Governor Dooley! You made it.
Dooley: Oh, no, not again.” Season 4, Episode 5 “Chapter Forty: The Great Escape”
“I’ve always seen the drama in my life as Shakespearean. Not the stuff of Greek tragedy. But please, enlighten me.” Season 4, Episode 8 “Chapter Sixty-Five: In Treatment”
“We have plenty of time for that. Right now, I don’t wanna be a mom. No offence. I wanna be the She Wolf of Wall Street.” Season 5, Episode 4, “Chapter Eighty: Purgatorio”
“Veronica: As Archie would say daddy, you suck.” Season 5, Episode 7 “Chapter Eighty Three: Fire in the Sky”
“Veronica: Flex for my followers!” Season 5, Episode 8 “Chapter Eighty Four: Lock & Key”
Veronica Lodge Quotes That Prove She is the Queen of References
The one thing Veronica drops almost as often as “vintage bon mots”? References! Pop culture, history, you name it. Here are some great examples of those reference dropping ways:
“Guys, can’t we just liberate ourselves from the tired dichotomy of jock/artist? Can’t we in this post-James Franco world be all things, at once?” Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter One: The River’s Edge”
Chuck has muscles for days, but his conversation is not the stuff of Oscar Wilde, or even Diablo Cody.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter Three: Body Double”
“Cheryl: What’s next, selling her hair extensions?
Veronica: My mom’s a waitress, Cheryl, not Fantine. And your faux concern reeks of ulterior motive. What is it?” Season 1, Episode 4 “Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show”
“Did I just notice Riverdale High’s very own Holden Caulfield put his arm around you?” Season 1, Episode 7 “Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place”
“Veronica: Hey, Archie, what are you doing?
Archie: I have to walk Vegas.
Veronica: Like that? You look like you’re auditioning for a teen reboot of The Shining.” Season 2, Episode 1 “Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying”
“Guys. Archie just lived through The Revenant. Let him order what he wants.” Season 3, Episode 10 “Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger”
“Archie: He pretty much gave me the idea. In his study, he basically told me I should…
Veronica: Line up a bunch of semi-naked boys straight out of Lord of the Flies put them in red ski masks and deliver some Unabomber-like manifesto? Is that what he said you should do?” Season 2, Episode 4 “Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown”
“Mom! I don’t need a bodyguard. I’m not Whitney.” Season 2, Episode 7 “Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside”
“Poor Kevin. He’s like a character in a lost Tennessee Williams play.” Season 2, Episode 7 “Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside”
“How much money are we talking about, Mrs. Lodge?
And suddenly, I’m in an episode of Ozark.” Season 3, Episode 12 “Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale”
“Can we explore the craziness that is Oedipus Riverdale after we get the antidote and out of these damn woods?” Season 3, Episode 22 “Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive the Night”
“Oh, God. Looks like A Midsummer Night’s Dream had a baby with Euphoria.” Season 4, Episode 13 “Chapter Seventy: The Ides of March”
Savage Veronica Lodge Comebacks, Clapbacks & Insults
Veronica is a strong badass – this we know to be true. She’s also pretty great at comebacks and insults. Here are some our favourite Ronnie lines when it comes to savagery and sass:
“Hermione: We can’t live beyond our means.
Veronica: Are you sure, Mother? Not even with your cushy new job working for your high-school boyfriend?” Season 1, Episode 7 “Chapter Seven: In a Lonely Place”
“My God, Nick! You’re a reptile.” Season 2, Episode 19 “Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners”
“Nick: God, we used to joke about ending up together one day. What happened, Ronnie?
Veronica: You started roofy-ing girls, Nick.” Season 2, Episode 19 “Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners”
“Hermosa… we agreed to set aside our differences for Daddy’s sake. And my circle of friends is going through a huge loss. So… can you for one second just stop being such a suspicious bitch?” Season 4, Episode 14 “Chapter Seventy-One: How to Get Away with Murder”
“I don’t need you to mobsplain what’s best for my family.
— Due respect, you’re not being realistic.
Due respect, you’re fired.” Season 3, Episode 11 “Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia”
“I was going to tell Papi, as you call him, that I’d be attending his bogus vow renewal, but instead… …tell him I’ll be skipping it. My mom can roll out the welcome mat for you two rum-sucking leeches, if she wants. But I’m not giving up my space nor my place in this family. I’m not giving an inch. Not to you. Not ever.” Season 4, Episode 6 “Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter”
“Ms Burble: Veronica, I don’t think this is hate. It’s obsession. You and your father are obsessed with each other.
Veronica: You’re diagnosing me with Daddy issues? How very Intro-to-Psych.” Season 4, Episode 8 “Chapter Sixty-Five: In Treatment”
“Excuse me? Since when did Riverdale High become a fascist police state, Principal Mussolini?” Season 4, Episode 13 “Chapter Seventy: The Ides of March”
“Now if you’ll excuse me I have to take out the trash… and you’re lucky that doesn’t include you.” Season 5, Episode 2, “Chapter 78: The Preppy Murders”
The Best Badass Veronica Lodge Quotes & Moments
On a similar note, we have some more quotes that show off Riverdale Ronnie’s badass side. Here are our faves:
“I know what you need, Cheryl, because I know who you are. You would rather people fear than like you. So, you traffic in terror and intimidation. You’re rich, so you’ve never been held accountable, but I’m living proof: That certainty — that entitlement — you wear on your head like a crown? It won’t last. Eventually, there will be a reckoning…
Or maybe… that reckoning is now. And maybe, that reckoning…is me.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter One: The River’s Edge”
“You wanted fire? Sorry, Cheryl-bombshell, my specialty’s ice.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter One: The River’s Edge”
“Does he really think he can get away with this? Does he not know who I am? I will cut the brakes on his souped-up phallic symbol.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter Three: Body Double”
“Well, I don’t follow rules, I make them, and when necessary, I break them.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter Three: Body Double”
“I know you’re trying to set me off right now, but it won’t work. I’m getting Archie out, one way or the other. And then, you’ll be the one rotting away in the very prison your blood money has built.” Season 3, Episode 5 “Chapter Forty: The Great Escape”
“I’m officially changing my name to Veronica Luna. And I am changing the locks. And I’m installing an alarm. And I’m sleeping with a taser under my pillow. And you better believe I’ll use it.” Season 4, Episode 3 “Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon”
“So, don’t for a second think you understand Daddy better than me. If anybody is going to save Daddy from this crippling disease, it’s going to be me, Veronica Lodge. Now, stand back and watch, ladies. You might learn something.” Season 4, Episode 13 “Chapter Seventy: The Ides of March”
Times that Veronica Proved She Had Epic Nicknames for People
Maybe Veronica doesn’t have as many nickname gems as Cheryl (see her best quotes here), but she she did have a few fun ones over the past few seasons:
“Hi, Teen Outlander.” Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter One: The River’s Edge”
“You are unbelievable, Archie. You literally have zero loyalty, you ginger Judas!” Season 1, Episode 6 “Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!”
“If you troglodytes insist on doing this, there are gonna be rules.” Season 2, Episode 4 “Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown”
“Cheryl, no one invited Fascist Barbie to the party.” Season 2, Episode 10 “Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle”
“It’s all yours, B. Destroy that pleated khaki trash monster.” Season 4, Episode 11 “Chapter Sixty-Eight: Quiz Show”
The Best Veronica Lodge Feminist Quotes & Moments
We have no choice but to stan a feminist queen, and there’s no doubt Veronica Lodge is one of the best feminist heroines to emerge in recent years, particilarly in teen drama land. Here are some quotes that showcase that:
“No, Kevin, it’s a slut-shaming thing. And I’m neither a slut, nor am I going to be shamed by someone named, excuse me, Chuck Clayton.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter Three: Body Double”
“I beg your misogynistic pardon?” Season 2, Episode 6 “Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof“
“Thank you for mansplaining my business to me. But that’s not why I asked you here.” Season 3, Episode 5 “Chapter Forty: The Great Escape”
“Veronica: No, no, no… we’re not going to do this. I’m not gonna be some passive heroine to be fought over by two Tarzans.” Season 5, Episode 8 “Chapter Eighty Four: Lock & Key”
The Best Veronica Lines That Showcase Her Bougie NYC Side
Let’s be real: Veronica Lodge is a NYC girl through and through, and these lines are an excellent reminder of that fact. You can take the girl out of the city, but you can never take the city out of the girl:
“Who cares? He’s the hottest of hot, and he’s the varsity football coach’s son. In Riverdale, that’s like dating a Kennedy.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter Three: Body Double”
“Hey! You know what happens to a snake when a Louis Vuitton heel steps on it? Shut the hell up, or you’ll find out!” Season 1, Episode 4 “Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show”
“Betty, come on. An impossible situation is being invited to both the Vanity Flair Oscar party and Elton John’s Oscar party on the same night. Which happened to me one year, I know.” Season 1, Episode 8 “Chapter Eight: The Outsiders”
“What girl is immune to the charms of a Givenchy bag?” Season 1, Episode 9 “Chapter Nine: La Grande Illusion”
“Betty: Okay, no. I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I have a hole in my jacket pocket, I always lose my chapstick in the lining.
Veronica: Or my Montblanc?” Season 1, Episode 12 “Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder”
“Cheryl: Well, well, well. Heavy card stock and valet parking.
Veronica: You don’t take the subway to the Met Gala.” Season 3, Episode 3 “Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below”
Classic Lodge Family Moments/Quotes
Lastly, while the Lodges certainly have their “moments”, they also have some quotable scenes together too. Here are some of our favourite moments featuring Veronica, Hermione, Hiram and…. a dash of Hermosa:
“Veronica: Yeah, sure, Mom. No problem. I’ll just sexually manipulate Archie into doing my bidding.
Hermione: As long as you’re in control.
Veronica: Oh, my God, Mom, I was kidding.” Season 1, Episode 12 “Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder”
“Hermione: You’re playing with fire, I want you to know.
Veronica: I’m polishing cutlery, Mom.” Season 2, Episode 3 “Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods
“Hiram: To be honest, I had no idea what Archie was thinking… He didn’t say anything to you about this video?
Veronica: Am I my boyfriend’s keeper?” Season 2, Episode 4 “Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown”
“Hermione: You’re gonna be at ground zero.
Hiram: The eye of the potential hurricane.
Veronica: You said that when I wanted to shop in SoHo during Occupy Wall Street, and I was fine.” Season 2, Episode 10 “Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle”
“Hiram: You chose that boy over blood. My own daughter.
Veronica: You don’t have a daughter anymore.” Season 3, Episode 5 “Chapter Forty: The Great Escape”
“Newsflash, Mom. Banning something only makes it more interesting.” Season 3, Episode 4 “Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club”
“How many times did you try to kill Archie?
Water under the bridge.
Really? You trying to murder my boyfriend is water under the bridge?” Season 3, Episode 17 “Chapter Fifty-Two: The Raid”
“I’ve never taken the trash out, Daddy, but I know when something’s rotten. That name is mud, and I’m done with it.” Season 4, Episode 3 “Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon”
“Hiram: You’re still my favorite. The apple of my eye. My special little girl. So, rest assured, there is no reason for you to be jealous of her.
Veronica: Are you deranged?” Season 4, Episode 6 “Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter”
“What do you want, Daddy? To tell me about another secret love-child?” Season 4, Episode 8 “Chapter Sixty-Five: In Treatment”
Did we miss any of your favourite Veronica quotes from Riverdale?
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