Truer words were never spoken
It's been my experience that people who talk about it a lot don't do it very often.
When it comes to this expression, Rose's genius can't be disputed especially in a very broad sense. I'll explain what I mean.
In Son-In-Law Dearest Blanche can't believe how much sex Rose claims to have had with her husband on the reg based on Rose's more conservative and private approach to the topic. It's almost as if we're finding out that Rose is some sort of nympho and has kept it under wraps this whole time! We do come to find out that Blanche has a tendency for "tall tales and tall drinks," as she describes this tradition in the South. With this in mind, Rose's statement makes sense.
I've always found that the people who are the first and loudest to talk about how x, y or z they are, usually aren't really as much x, y or z as they say. I've thought this and verbalized it for a long time, especially after having met a handful of people who have the habit of boasting about themselves.
For example, if you're someone who is incredibly smart, you don't need to TELL people you're incredibly smart because you just will be. If you're someone who is a huge flirt or does "crazy" things often you just live to do those things; you don't waste time constantly telling (er, convincing?) people that you're known to do "crazy" things. You just do them and let people draw their own conclusions.
A few people in my life describe me as the "biggest Golden Girls fan." I know I am a huge fan, but (and it pains me to say) I'm sure there are others out there who know more trivia or have memorized more lines than I have. I appreciate those people and would probably love to hang with them, but I also know that they are out there so I'd never describe myself as the biggest Golden Girls fan. Plus, If you give yourself a social title or nickname, how earned and/or accurate could it really be?
Also, purely based on math, what are the odds that I'm the biggest fan? Not high. I'm just sayin! And I'm okay with that, too. It just gives me something to aspire to.
My point is that Rose's statement, while talking about sex in this particular instance, is something that resonates with me as true in a very broad sense as well.
In friendship and cheesecake,