10 of Betty White’s Best Lines on the ‘Golden Girls’ as Rose

Jennifer Geer

A list of 10 of Rose’s funniest and most poignant quotes

“Golden Girls” would not have been the same without the sweet and funny Rose. Betty White was expert at delivering deadpan lines with a cheerful naivety that had you rooting for her side.

In honor of the talented and very much missed Betty White, here is a list of some of the best of Rose's lines from the “Golden Girls”.

1. Rose’s deep affection for animals

“When I was a child, I used to get overexcited and pet the cat too hard.”

2. Wisdom from Rose

“You know what they say: you can lead a herring to water, but you have to walk really fast or he’ll die.”

3. Rose and her rebellious streak

“Oh, you bet I am! I eat raw cookie dough. And occasionally, I run through the sprinklers and don’t wear a bathing cap. And at Christmas, I’ve been known to put away more than one eggnog.”

4. Another example of Rose’s love for animals

“It’s time I gave something back to the chicken community. A chicken once saved my life.”

5. Rose’s opinion on aging

“My mother always used to say: ‘The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana.’”

6. Rose’s advice on charging through your fears

“Oh, there is nothing like skydiving. I mean, soaring through the air, the freedom of it, the whole idea of plummeting toward a pasture and watching a cow get bigger and bigger.”

7. Rose on how to treat the elderly

“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.”

8. Rose’s difficulty relaxing when she tried meditation:

“I keep worrying that I left my car windows down.”

9. Rose knew sometimes there are days when you need to just lie in bed and eat processed cheese

“I feel like crawling under the covers and eating Velveeta right out of the box.”

10. Rose’s opinion on the underrated and overlooked Midwest

“Maybe we don’t have French boutiques and valet parking and facelifts for Christmas vacation, but we have friends and family and a sense of community and caring, and that’s pretty special.”

Rest in peace, Betty White. You will be missed.

Sources: Screenrant, MentalFloss, IMDB

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