Patrick: Did I love her very much?
Edith: I'm not the one to ask.
Patrick: Because you were the one who loved really loved me, you mean?
Edith: I never thought Patrick knew.
Patrick: Well, he did. I do.

Mr. Carson: Men will always be men, but for any young woman to let her judgement so desert her...
Lady Grantham: She's not the first lady to be taken in by a uniform, and don't worry, Carson, the baby will ensure she pays the price.

Thomas: Are your suggesting the black market, Mrs. Padmore? I'm quite shocked.
Mrs. Padmore: Oh, I doubt that very much.

I'm an American. I don't share your English hatred of comfort.

Lady Grantham

You made me a liar while he were alive. You'll not make me false to his memory.


Mrs. O'Brien: I'm not jealous. I just don't want it to spoil things.
Bates: Why, because we've all been such pals untl now?

Mary: I shall have arms like Jack Johnson if I'm not careful.
Matthew: I'm strong enough to wheel myself.
Mary: I shall be the judge of that.


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Finally, I would point out, your living is in Lord Grantham's gift. Your living is on Lord Grantham's land and the very flowers in your church are from Lord Grantham's garden. I hope it's not vulgar in me to suggest that you find some way to overcome your scruples.


I don't think asking permission is his highest suit.


Is this an instrument of communication or torture?


No it bloody well isn't. I'm a working class lad and so is he. And I get fed up seeing how our lot always get shafted.


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


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