Rose Quote #75

Quote from Rose in A Little Romance

Dr. Jonathan Newman: I want to talk about us. Even though we've only been dating for a short period of time, I feel that our relationship is starting to get serious.
Rose: I feel the same way.
Dr. Jonathan Newman: I want you to know I care for you a lot, but there's a problem we cannot continue to ignore. Rose, in order for a relationship to be complete, each person has to accept the other for what he is. I don't think that can ever happen between us.
Rose: Jonathan, you're wrong. I can accept you. I've had time to think this thing through and I can honestly say, it doesn't bother me that you're small.
Dr. Jonathan Newman: Small? No. I meant I can't see you anymore because you're not Jewish.
Rose: What?
Dr. Jonathan Newman: Rose, this has been a very difficult decision for me.
Rose: You're dumping me because I'm not Jewish?
Dr. Jonathan Newman: Oh, no, please understand, I come from a very religious family.
Rose: I can't believe this! I've been agonizing over this relationship and now you have the nerve to-
Dr. Jonathan Newman: Rose, please lower your voice! People are staring at you.
Rose: Staring at me? They're staring at you!
Dr. Jonathan Newman: Well, yes, but I'm used to it. I'm a very snappy dresser!
Rose: [both laugh] I'm sorry I did that. I guess I was upset.
Dr. Jonathan Newman: I understand. I guess this has been a difficult relationship for both of us.
Rose: Oh, it's been a wonderful relationship. I'm gonna miss you.
Dr. Jonathan Newman: I'm gonna miss you too, Rose.
Waiter: How was the shrimp?
Rose: Unfortunately, I'll never know. You see, he's Jewish, and we can't see each other anymore.


 ‘A Little Romance’ Quotes

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: What I was referring to was a relationship I had in high school with a young man named Benjamin. You have to understand that in those days in the South, a lot of things were still taboo. Certain people were not to mix. So Benjamin and I had to meet in secret. We knew if any of the bigots in town found out about us, there'd be a terrible scandal. And then one day, I had to make a decision. Benjamin invited me to our senior prom. I didn't know what to do. Should I go out with this boy I really cared for, or should I bow to the pressures of an unjust society?
Dorothy: So, what did you do?
Blanche: I walked into that gymnasium on Benjamin's arm. Heads turned, jaws dropped. Why, the room was buzzing all evening. I didn't care. I had followed my heart. And I've never regretted it.
Rose: Oh, Blanche, that's a beautiful story. Oh, that must have taken real courage for both of you!
Dorothy: And it's terrible to think that the two of you were almost kept apart just because Benjamin was black.
Blanche: Black? Benjamin wasn't black. He was from New Jersey. I went to my senior prom with a Yankee!
Dorothy: A Yankee, a Yankee? That is incredible! And to think they made a movie about that deadbeat Gandhi, when there's a story like this that hasn't been told.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: I can't wait to meet Dr. Newman. He was fascinating on the phone. He analyzed my dream!
Dorothy: What dream?
Blanche: Oh, that recurring dream I have where I'm running naked through a train that keeps going through tunnel after tunnel, while a sweaty bodybuilder chases me. He said he thinks it's sexual.
Dorothy: He thinks? For God's sake, Blanche, you smoke a cigarette after that dream.
Blanche: Not all my dreams are sexual. I also dream about food. 'Course, I'm usually naked while I'm eating the food. You know, maybe all my dreams are sexual. Lucky me!

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Dorothy, I've just discovered a great new way to meet more men!
Sophia: More men? You're gonna need a turnstile in your bedroom.
Blanche: I enrolled in a CPR class. For six consecutive hours, I was on my back while dozens of eligible men pressed their lips to mine and breathed air into my limp little body!
Dorothy: So what? You did the same thing at McSorley's Bar Super Bowl weekend.