Is this an instrument of communication or torture?

Violet

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

Lady Grantham

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.

Violet

Really. It's like living in a second rate hotel where guests keep arriving and no one seems to leave.

Violet

Mrs. Hughes: Watch yourself Mr. Bates. Thomas is in charge now and it won't do to get on the wrong side of him.
Mr. Bates: Is there a right side?

Oh certainly. All this unbridled joy has given me quite an appetite.

Violet

Branson: Lady Sybil and I are getting married.
Carson: Have you no shame?

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

Oh that's a relief. I hate Greek drama. When everything happens off stage.

Violet

If you're turning American on me, then I'll go downstairs.

Robert

Honestly Papa. Edith's about as mysterious as a bucket. She's gone to see Gregson.

Mary

I mean, if I shouted blue murder every time someone tried to kiss me at Heaton I'd have gone hoarse in a month. What a tiresome fellow.

Robert

Downton Abbey Quotes

There is nothing simpler than avoiding people you don't like. Avoiding one's friends, that is the real test.

Violet Crawley

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

Violet