Downton Abbey

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

Carson

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.

Sybil

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

Anna

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

William

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

Violet

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.

Matthew

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.

Violet

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.

Anna
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Downton Abbey Quotes

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

Carson

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

Violet