Robert: You'll be in a very junior seat.
Violet: Il faut reculer pour mieux sauter. (You have to step back to jump further.)

Aunt Rosamund: That was nice of you, to praise Edith's plan.
Mary: A monkey will type out the Bible if you leave it long enough.

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

Violet

The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that's all there is.

Carson

Henry: Oh, I'll tell you who was talking about you the other day. Evelyn Napier.
Mary: Oh, how is he?
Henry: He's well. Still single, of course, and, I suspect, still pining for you.
Mary: He will pine in vain, but I'm very fond of him.
Henry: La Belle Dame sans Merci. (The beautiful woman without mercy.)
Tom: What does that mean?
Henry: It means Lady Mary knows what she's about.

Anna: Bad harvest, bad harvest.
Bates: What does that mean?
Anna: In the old days, when the crop was good, the farmers used to shout "Bad harvest!" so the gods wouldn't grow jealous of their luck and destroy them.
Bates (shouts): Bad harvest!
Anna: That ought to do it.

Robert: If this is it, just know that I have loved you very, very much.
Cora: This isn't it, darling. Don't... We won't let this be it.

Bertie: I suppose you've guessed how much I like you.
Edith: You don't know me.
Bertie: I know you enough to think about you all the time when we're apart.

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

William

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

Anna

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!

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

Lord Robert

Downton Abbey Quotes

Robert: You'll be in a very junior seat.
Violet: Il faut reculer pour mieux sauter. (You have to step back to jump further.)

Aunt Rosamund: That was nice of you, to praise Edith's plan.
Mary: A monkey will type out the Bible if you leave it long enough.