Popular 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.
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