Well, Mrs. Bates. You've had your way with me. I only hope you don't come to regret it.

Mr. Bates

Cora: We're all right, aren't we Robert?
Robert: Of course we are.

Richard: You say the chauffeur is gone, so at least I could drive the car.
Mary: Hopefully over the chauffeur.

I do have some self worth. Just not enough to make you marry the wrong person.


I'm a little person. An ordinary person. And when I saw you and Mary together, I thought how fine, how right you were together.


You never know people, do ya? You can work with people for 20 years and never know them at all.

Mrs. Padmore

If you're turning American on me, then I'll go downstairs.


Violet: What news of Sybil?
Edith: She's in with Papa now.
Violet: I'm afraid it will end in tears.
Sybil: Maybe, but they won't be Sybil's.

Branson: Lady Sybil and I are getting married.
Carson: Have you no shame?

I just wish that I could get away from this damned stick!


Marriage is a long business. There's no getting out of it for our kind of people. You will live 40, 50 years with one of these women. Just make sure it's the right one.


Matthew's been lame? Can you hear the words coming out of your mouth? Can you hear how stupid and selfish they are? Because I can.


Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 6 Quotes

The customs are so strange in this country. A couple is barely allowed two seconds alone before they are expected to walk down the aisle.


Cora: So you still want to keep him on?
Robert: Cora, Bates' wife has committed suicide. It's very sad, of course, but not when I last looked, a reason to sack him.