Rose Quote #401

Quote from Rose in Letter to Gorbachev

Dorothy: Oh, honey, it's not so uncommon. I mean, kids hear about nuclear war on TV. They read it in the papers. It's part of their lives. They can't help but think about it.
Rose: Oh, it's so sad. When I was eight years old I was just worried about the usual childhood things. How much would the tooth fairy leave me? What would I get from Santa? Would I ever be chosen Small Curd Cottage Cheese Queen.
Blanche: I'm only doing this because I have some more coffee left to drink. Small Curd Cottage Cheese Queen?
Rose: It's our town's biggest honor, right after-
Dorothy & Blanche: Large Curd Cottage Cheese Queen.


 ‘Letter to Gorbachev’ Quotes

Quote from Blanche

Rose: And this is my friend Blanche.
Blanche: Hello, you all. I have had such a great time here that I would like to express my appreciation to Premier Gorbachev on this special day. [singing seductively] Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday Mr. Number One Communist, Happy birthday to you...

Quote from Sophia

Sophia: Anyway, I've got bigger problems. I don't have an act for the talent show.
Blanche: Talent show? Can I be in it?
Sophia: Blanche, what you're talented at isn't generally done on a stage. This isn't downtown Saigon.

 Rose Nylund Quotes

Quote from Dorothy's New Friend

Rose: I remember when I was a little girl back in St. Olaf. There was this old lady who lived up the street. She never smiled. I mean, she always looked angry. The kids said she'd kill anyone who even stepped on her property. We called her Mean Old Lady Higgenlooper.
Blanche: Yeah, kids can be pretty cruel.
Rose: No. That was her name. Mean Old Lady Higgenlooper. She had it changed legally 'cause everybody called her that anyway.
Blanche: Then how come your name isn't Big Dummy?
Rose: Well, there were already three other people in town with that name. But that's beside the point. One day I got up the courage to go up to Mean Old Lady Higgenlooper and ask her why she always frowned. Well, she had been born with no smiling muscles. I pointed out that a frown is just a smile turned upside down. So from then on, whenever I'd go by, she'd stand on her head and wave.

Quote from Henny Penny - Straight, No Chaser

Blanche: This is horrible. As Big Daddy used to say, "I'm feeling lower than the rent on a burnin' building."
Rose: That's funny. I used to live in a burning building. And it was cheap. It was Charlie's and my first house. Well, scoff if you must, but it was warm and toasty. I'll never forget Charlie throwing me over his shoulder and dashing across the threshold. Oh, it was a beautiful place. Three bedrooms, two baths. Then two bedrooms and one bath. Eventually, we outgrew the place.