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‘Journey to the Center of Attention’ Quotes

The Golden Girls: Journey to the Center of Attention

718. Journey to the Center of Attention

Aired February 22, 1992

Blanche is upset when Dorothy becomes popular at her favorite haunt, The Rusty Anchor. Meanwhile, Rose hosts a wake for Sophia while she's still alive.

Quote from Sophia

Rose: Something wrong, Sophia?
Sophia: I don't believe it. My Dorothy is popular. After 60 years of bargaining with God, it's finally happened. Per our agreement, I'm off to Calcutta to work with the poor.

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Quote from Blanche

Blanche: That's why I wanted you to come down and see for yourself. Look at that. The men are practically swarming all over her. Just like she was somebody. I just have to keep reminding myself, I am Blanche Devereaux. I am beautiful, men find me desirable, and my life is over.
Rose: Boy, when the mask falls off, it really makes a thud.

Quote from Dorothy

Sophia: Dorothy, how would you like to go to a wake next Friday?
Dorothy: Ma, you know how I feel about those things. They're so sad and depressing. Whose wake is it anyway?
Sophia: Mine.
Dorothy: What time?

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: It all stems from your low self-esteem.
Dorothy: What are you talking about?
Blanche: Dorothy, if you felt better about yourself you'd want to get out and do more. I have a little exercise I do whenever my self-esteem's kind of low. I say my name and then I list three positive things about myself.
I'm Blanche Devereaux. I'm beautiful, men find me desirable, and people want to be my friend. Go on now, you try.

Quote from Dorothy

Dorothy: I'm Dorothy Zbornak. I'm beautiful, men find me desirable, and people want to be my friend.
Blanche: I'm sorry I confused you, honey. You're supposed to say three positive things that apply to you. You know, like you could say, "I'm Dorothy Zbornak. I'm a good speller, and I'm- I'm very prompt and, um" Well, actually, there's- There's no law that says there has to be three.
Dorothy: Actually, I just thought of a third one. I can snap a friend's neck like a twig.

Quote from Rose

Rose: Oh, girls, we just went to Doug Kirkpatrick's wake. It was the greatest. I can't remember when I had so much fun.
Sophia: Those Irishmen. They even laid out Doug's body in the living room.
Blanche: Oh, that sounds morbid.
Rose: I didn't have a problem with it till one of the relatives got drunk and started slow dancing with the corpse.
But even then it was surprisingly touching.

Quote from Blanche

Dorothy: Blanche, wait, wait, wait. Listen, maybe this wasn't such a good idea.
Blanche: Well, nonsense. I promise you're gonna have a good time.
Dorothy: Wait. You're going to introduce me to some of your friends?
Blanche: Yes, if I see anybody I know.
[Dorothy and Blanche enter the bar]
All: Blanche!
Blanche: Hi, everybody!
Roger: Hey, Blanche. How's life?
Blanche: Well, it's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearin' no underwear

Quote from Rose

Rose: No, she's serious. Next Friday Sophia's gonna throw her own wake. Food, drinks, music. The only difference will be she'll be alive. God willing.

Quote from Dorothy

Sophia: At Doug's wake, people got up and said wonderful things about him. But he wasn't there to hear it. I don't want that to happen to me. I want to hear how people feel about me. I want to be there to listen as they salute my... my grace, my wit, my inner beauty.
Dorothy: Ma, writers cost money.

Quote from Sophia

Rose: I even know a way we can save some money. I'll make the hors d'oeuvres.
Sophia: Some wake. Scandinavian crap on a cracker. I mean, thank you.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Oh, Myrtle, thank goodness you got here. You're just the person we need to liven up this party. Do some of those impressions you're so good at.
Myrtle: Oh, God! Oh, God! Oh, God!
Blanche: Jimmy Swaggart, right? That's just wonderful. Do another one.
Myrtle: The last time I saw her she was fine. I didn't even know she was sick. What happened?
Blanche: Wait, don't tell me. Uh, Claus von Bulow?

Quote from Rose

Myrtle: I'm talking about Sophia. How did she die?
Blanche: What do you mean, how did she... Excuse me. Rose, listen, I want you to think now, very carefully. When you sent out those invitations, you did remember to tell everyone Sophia's really alive, didn't you?
Rose: Blanche, I'm offended. How dumb do you think I am? I put it... I made the freaking hors d'oeuvres. Leave me alone.

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: Hey, everyone! [mourners screaming] Thanks for coming to my wake. What do you think of the dress? [women exclaiming] Well, excuse me for buying off the rack.

Quote from Rose

Myrtle: Sophia, is it really you? You're supposed to be dead.
Sophia: Hold that thought. Rose, you forgot to tell these people I was alive, didn't you?
Rose: And I made the freaking punch, and I made the freaking decorations.

Quote from Rose

Blanche: Oh, I'm so sorry, Sophia. But, you know, the important thing is they all came. And And, when they thought you were dead, they were real sad. Now that counts for somethin'.
Sophia: I guess you're right. But I still wish my wake hadn't been such a disaster.
Rose: Well, look on the bright side. You'll have another one.

Quote from Blanche

Dorothy: I don't understand what you're so upset about.
Blanche: The Rusty Anchor is my place, damn it. Not yours.
Dorothy: Blanche, you were the one who begged me to come down here. You were the one who told me to get a life.
Blanche: Well, I didn't mean mine! I didn't know you were gonna come in here and just take my place away from me. I would never do that to you, Dorothy. Do you see me going down to sing at the library? Well, do you?


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