Rose Quote #1031

Quote from Rose in Never Yell Fire in a Crowded Retirement Home

Rose: Hi, girls.
Dorothy: Oh, Rose, I missed you at breakfast. Did you and Miles have fun last night?
Rose: Oh, yes. We had dinner at the Mandarin Rathskeller, that new Chinese-German restaurant.
Dorothy: How was it?
Rose: Oh, the food was good. But an hour later, Miles and I were both hungry. For power. [laughing]
Blanche: Oh, my, that provincial Midwestern sense of humor that everybody hates.


 ‘Never Yell Fire in a Crowded Retirement Home’ Quotes

Quote from Blanche

Herb Shrewsbury: Well, the trial is set for a month from now, so I'm going to need some character witnesses.
Blanche: Maybe you should start by interviewing me. I would make a wonderful witness. I can't tell you how many times I've been badgered by lawyers. Well, I could, but it might sound like boasting.

Quote from Blanche

Blanche: Hey, I have an idea. Let's have a getting-out-of-prison party. See, everybody can pretend they've been locked up for about three years and they have all this pent-up sexual energy. Everybody's all pumped up because all you ever do in prison is lift weights, so we'll get all those muscle guys with homemade tattoos... What are you looking at?

 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.