Downton Abbey

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Matthew: Downton is being mismanaged, cousin Violet, and something must be done. The thing is, how do I do it without putting people's noses out of joint?
Violet: Oh my dear. I don't think there is a way to achieve that. I mean, you must do what must be done, of course, but I can safely say a great many noses will be out of joint.

He looks like a footman in a musical review.

Violet

What chance is there for a woman like her? She's taken the road to ruin. There's no way back.

Mrs. Hughes

I think you love my son, Mr. Bryant. I don't think you're a nice one or a kind one, but I think you love my son, so you'll be pleased by what I've come here to say.

Ethel

We all live in a harsh world. But at least I know I do.

Tom

Tom: They turned everyone out of the castle. Lord and Lady Dromgoole, their sons and all the servants. And then they set fire to it.
Edith: What a tragedy.
Violet: Well, rather yes and no. That house was hideous. Of course, that is no excuse.

Yes, that's it. I should think he fancies a night walk in the pouring rain without a coat.

Miss O'Brien

I don't want thumbscrews or the rack, but there always seems to be something Johnny foreigner about the Catholics.

Robert

Some manners wouldn't go amiss.

Isobel

Edith dear, you're a woman with a brain and reasonability. Stop whining and find something to do.

Violet

Edith: I don't have the vote. I'm not over thirty and I'm not a householder. It's ridiculous.
Matthew: You should write to the Times.
Edith: Maybe I will.

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Downton Abbey Season 3 Episode 3 Quotes

Edith dear, you're a woman with a brain and reasonability. Stop whining and find something to do.

Violet

Edith: I don't have the vote. I'm not over thirty and I'm not a householder. It's ridiculous.
Matthew: You should write to the Times.
Edith: Maybe I will.