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

Violet

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!

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

Violet

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

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

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

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

But no, I'm not back in the Army. It appears they don't want me.

Lord Robert

Downton Abbey Quotes

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

Violet

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

Violet