“[Sophia is watching a dirty movie] Dorothy: Hi, Ma. Whatcha watching?
Sophia: I dunno, one of those Steven Spielberger movies.
Dorothy: That’s not a Steven Spielberg movi-…what are they doing?
Sophia: You know what they’re doing. We had that talk when you were 12.
Dorothy: Ma, I can’t believe this! You rented a dirty movie?
Sophia: Dirty is in the eye of the beholder. Okay, that’s a little dirty.
Dorothy: I cannot watch any more of this. [Dorothy is pressing buttons on the remote. Rose and Blanche enter the room] Rose: Hi.
Sophia: Wrong button. That’s fast forward.
Rose: Oh, my.. what are they doing?
Blanche: I know what they’re doing, but I never saw anyone do it at that speed.
Rose: It reminds me of my Uncle Ricky’s rabbit farm! [Dorothy presses another button] Sophia: That’s reverse, Dorothy.
Blanche: I did that once. It was his birthday.”—The Golden Girls: Quote of the Day: Daily Golden Girls: 12/27/11
I believe that love that is true and real creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving, or not loving well, which is the same thing. And when the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face it is because they love with sufficient passion to push death out of their minds, til it returns, as it does to all men, and then you must make really great love again.
Blanche: I can’t help it. There’s something about a man in a Santa Claus suit that just drives me absolutely crazy! I don’t know. Maybe it’s— it’s the warmth of all that red, hot, sweaty flannel, set against the austere coldness of those black, patent leather, jack boots…OR maybe it’s because…