Blanche Quote #1087
Dorothy: What's wrong?
Blanche: I will tell you what's wrong. I took Rose here on my shoot today, and they want to use her hands. Imagine. They want to use my face but her hands. Can you believe it? This is the most humiliating thing that's ever happened to me.
Dorothy: Ah, how quickly you forget the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Blanche: Big deal. 80,000 people had to wait 20 minutes. The torch eventually got there, didn't it?
Quote from Rose
Rose: Well, it wasn't unnatural in St. Olaf. We not only took care of our old people, we revered them, honored them, put them on a pedestal. 'Course, that's how we got to be the broken hip capital of the Midwest.
Quote from Hey, Look Me Over
Rose: Wait a minute. If you didn't sleep with any of the men in these journals, then how come it says "Bed" on the cover?
Blanche: [laughs] Oh, that doesn't say "Bed."
Rose: Right there, it does.
Blanche: Oh, silly, those are my initials. Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux.
Dorothy: Your initials spell "Bed"?
Quote from It's a Miserable Life
Blanche: Wish me luck.
Dorothy: Wait. Blanche, why should you do it?
Blanche: Because we'll have a better chance. I happen to be a wonderful orator. And two of the commissioners can verify that.
Dorothy: Blanche, "orator" means "speaker".
Blanche: Really? Oh. Well, somebody else do the talking.