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: 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.

Carson: Home again at last. I feel I've been away for months.
Mrs. Hughes: Very flattering, I don't think!

Mary: I hope this means you're boiling up to make a pass before we're done.
Henry Talbot: Probably. But will you accept?
Mary: No. But I shall enjoy the process enormously.

I'll never forget [Sybil]. Her kindness changed my life.

Gwen

Daisy: "Not possible"? Don't give me "not possible."
Mrs. Patmore: All right, Madame Defarge, calm down and finish that mash.

Tom, you're my brother. I want what you want. In your work, in your life. No more Miss Buntings if you have any pity. But even in that, don't please us. Please yourself.

Mary

I'm still not a traditionalist. The King should not rely on my support.

Tom

Mrs. Patmore: Have you chosen what you want yet?
Mrs. Hughes: Whatever you think best.
Mrs. Patmore: That doesn't sound like a bride on the brink of wedded bliss!
Mrs. Hughes: It's a long time since I've been on the brink of anything. Except possibly the grave.

Edith: So what happened?
Tom: It's quite simple. I had to go all the way to Boston to figure something out. But that's what I did.
Mary: Well, go on, what was it?
Tom: I learned that Downton is my home. And that you are my family. If I didn't quite know that before I left, I know it now.

Before we take our seats, I believe, as the groom, that I have the right to a few words. I will not be prolix, but it must be right that I mark that I am the happiest and luckiest of men. That a woman of such grace and charm should entrust her life's happiness to my unworthy charge... passeth all understanding. To my wonderful bride.

Mr. Carson

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.