Patriarch: 42 Best Johnny Rose quotes from Schitt’s Creek

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About Johnny Rose and Schitt’s Creek

As the patriarch of the Rose family, Johnny Rose bears the full responsibility when the Rose family’s possessions are confiscated by the FBI and they’re left with nothing but the clothes on their backs and the deed to Schitt’s Creek.

When the Rose family first arrive in Schitt’s Creek, Johnny Rose is a tad abrasive towards the local townsfolk who are just trying to lend a hand. However, throughout the rest of the show, Johnny mellows out a little and even finds a way to build a life for himself and his family in Schitt’s Creek.

Some of the best Johnny Rose moments are included in this article and I think it’s fair to say that Johnny is at his best when he’s at his most frustrated because that’s when all the good quotes and one-liners rear their comedic heads.

Hilarious Johnny Rose moments by CBC Comedy

Best Johnny Rose quotes

“I’m trying very hard not to connect with people right now.”

“I don’t like getting sandbagged with questions I’m not prepared to answer.”

“There’s nothing like a dark, cold motel room to put life into perspective.”

“I am not a politician, I am a business man. I don’t make promises I can’t keep.”

“I have no interest in talking to people I don’t know unless they have something I need.”

“David, stop acting like a disgruntled pelican.”

“I’ve been in business for 30 years, and I have never been humiliated like this.”

“I know what a business lunch is, David. It’s a meal where people make decisions about business, and sometimes people cry.”

“I’m not one for unnecessary chitchat, so why don’t you tell me what’s going on?”

“I don’t like surprises, David. They make me feel like I’m not in control of the situation.”

“I am trying to remain calm, because if I don’t remain calm, then how can I expect you to remain calm?”

Johnny Rose defends Schitt’s Creek

“I never thought I’d say this, but I actually miss the days when I was poor and unhappy.”

“We are not a family that shies away from unpleasant situations. We embrace them.”

“I’m a big picture guy, David. I need to know where we’re headed.”

“I’m sorry, but if we’re going to work together, we need to set some boundaries. Like no talking to me in the morning.”

“I have a big speech to give, and I don’t want to have to think about your personal life while I’m doing it.”

“I’m not one for emotions, David. They cloud the judgment.”

“This family is not equipped to handle poverty.”

“I don’t have friends, David. I have business associates.”

“I don’t have a lot of patience for sentimentality. It’s a waste of time.”

“I don’t care what you do, as long as it’s not illegal or unethical.”

“I don’t want to hear the word ‘can’t’, David. It’s a defeatist attitude.”

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“You know how much I like talking to people before my morning coffee, David? Not at all.”

24. “I’m not saying I’m not interested in what you have to say, I’m just saying that I have other things to do.”

“I didn’t build this company by making decisions based on sentiment.”

“I didn’t become a millionaire by making bad investments, David.”

“I’m not one for making a scene, David. It’s undignified.”

“I’m not going to argue with you, David. It’s a waste of time.”

“I don’t have a sentimental bone in my body, David. I’m all business.”

“I’m not one to cry over spilled milk, David. It’s a waste of time.”

“I didn’t become a success by taking shortcuts, David.”

“I’m not one for small talk, David. Let’s get down to business.”

“I’m not a fan of surprises, David. They make me feel like I’m not in control.”

Johnny Rose roasts the entire Rose Family

“I’m not one for idle chit-chat, David. It’s a waste of time.”

“Hashtag. Is that two words?”

“Let me explain something about business. And sometimes you lead. And sometimes you follow.”

“Tweet us on Facebook.”

“People love pizazz.”

“I wouldn’t trust Roland with a set of chopsticks. Let alone a dead body.”

“Let me break it down for you, junior. If they’re at the motel using the coasters, they don’t need to know where the motel is.”

“Sweetheart, I’m about to beg for a truck, in order to beg for money. I think you’ve gotta raise that masculinity bar just just a little.”

“Smart enough to get that joke, but not smart enough to stop wearing sweaters in the middle of summer.”

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