Downton Abbey Quotes
Violet: You should write a book: Daughter's-in-law and how to survive them.
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I feel a shaking of the ground I stand on. That everything I believe in will be tested and held up for ridicule over the next few years.Carson
There is nothing simpler than avoiding people you don't like. Avoiding one's friends, that is the real test.Violet Crawley
Mrs. Hughes: You can always hold my hand if it will make you feel a bit steady.
Carson: I don't know how, but you managed to make that sound a little risque.
Mrs. Hughes: And if I did, we're gettin' on Mr. Carson, you and I. We can afford to live a little.
Mrs. Patmore: Why do you need ice?
Carson: Mr. Levinson seems to want it in everything he drinks.
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Cora: I hate to lie.
Mary: I'll do it. I don't mind lying.
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Isobel: You take everything as a compliment.
Violet: I advise you to do the same. It saves many an awkward moment.
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Isobel: Fear not, I've never traveled with a maid. You can share my knowledge of the jungle.
Violet: Can't you even offer help without sounding like a trumpeter on the peak of the moral high ground?
However you wish to command me I am your servant Mr. Branson, but I was not aware I was under orders as to what I might think.Barrow
But don't worry. I'm well prepared for cold baths, warm baths and most of all the food.Harold
Ethan: Would you care to try one of these? I think they're quite nice.
Carson: Have you lost your mind?
Ethan: Why? What have I done?
Carson: You're a footman, not a traveling salesman. Please keep your opinions on the catering to yourself.
Robert: I do wish Tom had arrived.
Cora: It's so nice to hear you say that.
Robert: No. I mean he's bringing Isis and I do miss her.
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Principles are like prayers. Noble, of course, but awkward at a party.Violet
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The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that's all there is.Carson