Isobel: And you have never strayed again?
Violet: I never risked everything again.
Isobel: That is not quite what I asked.
Violet: That is all the answer you will get.

Isobel: I will not have my final years overshadowed by a tearstained tug-of-war.
Violet: I suppose there is one consolation. Dr. Clarkson will be delighted.

Tom: Well if you don't like her, why have you gone through the business of sending Shrimpy to her rescue?
Isobel: That is what I keep asking.
Edith: Well granny?
Violet: Oh you know me, never complain, never explain.
Edith: You don't usually have very much trouble complaining.

Tea gowns! We aren't in the 1980s anymore Mr. Moseley.

Mrs. Hughes

I tell you what why don't we all go to lunch on Wednesday, even you Edith

Mary

He can have his..what do you call it now. His stag party?

Mrs. Sinderby

Rose: Mommy. Daddy. This is Atticus.
Atticus: How do you do?
Lady Flintshirer: What a peculiar name.

Cora: How can you imagine I will ever trust you again?
Rosamund: She doesn’t mean it Mama.
Violet: On the contrary, it is the most honest thing she has ever said to me.

My dear. A lack of compassion can be as vulgar as an excess of tears.

Violet

Violet: But Isobel and I had a lot in common and I shall miss her.
Mary: Granny you are quite dewey eyed, I never think of you as sentimental.

Charles: You might have allowed her to be the first woman.
Mary: Nonsense, I don't believe in letting people win.
Charles: Even if it is in your own interest.

Mable: Then why turn up looking like a cross between a Vogue fashion plate and a case of dynamite.
Mary: Well I can't make it too easy for him.

Downton Abbey Quotes

But you see, when your only child dies, you’re not a mother anymore. You’re not anything really, and that’s what I’m trying to get used to.

Isobel

My dear. A lack of compassion can be as vulgar as an excess of tears.

Violet