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


Mr. Carson: Keeping up standards is the only way we can show the Germans we will not be beaten in the end.
Mrs. Hughes: Well, give me some warning the next time we're expecting Germans at Downton and I'll see what I can do!

Mr. Carson: Now, if I was a gentleman, I wouldn't want to know.
Mrs. Hughes: But you're not.
Mr. Carson: Fortunately.

Sometimes, it feels as if all the men I have ever danced with are dead. I just feel so useless, wasting my life while they sacrifice theirs.


If she's threatening to ruin me, then let her. The only ruin I can think of is to be without you.


Does this mean you'll be my girl? Daisy, because if it does I think I can tackle anything.


Oh that's a relief. I hate Greek drama. When everything happens off stage.


Mr. Bates left because had he not done so, his wife was planning to engulf this house in scandal.

Mr. Carson

War has a way of distinguishing between the things that matter and the things that don't.


By God I envy them though. I envy their self-respect and their ability to sleep at night.

Lord Robert

Anna, help me do battle with this monstrosity. It looks like a creature from the lost world.


Don't feel sorry for me Mrs. Hughes I know what real love is and there are not many who can say that. I'm one of the lucky ones.


Downton Abbey Quotes

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.


There is nothing simpler than avoiding people you don't like. Avoiding one's friends, that is the real test.

Violet Crawley