Rose: if you’re not thinking geometrically, you’re not thinking at all
//Discussing contradictory axioms in non-Euclidean geometry Rose: You can't start cooking meth and killing people and saying no, my teacher gave me contradictory axioms so I can do whatever I want!
Rose: I'm taking all of my stock out of American companies and putting it all into China.
//Discussing proof styles Rose: You can do whatever you want, you can use a two-column proof, affine proof, you can shear your dog's fur so the proof is written on it, whatever.
//Geometry final review Mag-Geoers: Mr. Rose, you could have graded our test instead of these (pre-calc). Rose: Yeah, and I already finished the grade book for 4 out of 5 classes. Isn't it great? Rose: It's like I have 5 children and 1 of them just does drugs and gets into jail, you just give up on him.
PBE [looking at Einstein quote on the wall]: This is like something you would say, Mr. Rose. You know, 'the holy geometry book'. Rose: Did you just officially compare me to Einstein? PBE: No, I just compared something he said to something you would say.
Rose (to class): Adults all live in four dimensions, didn't you know that?
Student: I sat there looking at my paper for three hours, then flipped over the table then kicked a chair and then I understood it. Rose: We learn from this that violence against furniture leads to intuition.
Rose: I love freshman; I love my job...just kidding.
Rose: New class rule: no Jewish boys can sit next to each other.