Thomas: I don't know why I'm crying really. She wouldn't have noticed if I died.
Anna: You don't mean that.
Thomas: No, no I don't. In my life I can tell you not many have been kind to me. She was one of the few.

But this can't be. She's 24 years old. This can't be.

Robert

Matthew: Edith has had an opportunity to write a newspaper column.
Violet: When may she suspect an offer to appear on the London stage?

Matthew: I don't know. I thought Edith's letter to The Times was rather interesting.
Edith: Don't bother, Matthew. I'm always a failure in this family.

The editor of The Sketch wants me to write for him. He saw my letter to The Times and wants to give me a regular column.

Edith

Anxiety is an enemy to pregnancy.

Sir Phillip

I think he harks business with being mean, or worse; middle class, like me.

Matthew

You better ask Mr. Barrow. He's the clock expert. He's the clock expert, but of course, it's quite wrong for a valet to do it.

Miss O'Brien

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

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.)

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

Violet