American fans of the British TV series Downton Abbey are still recovering from the tragic season three finale, but it's time to pull ourselves together as the show returns to the States Jan. 5 on PBS at 9 p.m. EST.
Last season there had been many emotional ups, like Matthew and Mary's long-awaited big day, and downs, including multiple untimely deaths. But the complex characters and sharp-tongued dialogue — especially when it comes out of Lady Violet's mouth — continue to make the series stand out. The women of Downton, both upstairs and down, have plenty of wise and witty words to say on life, love, and being a woman. To celebrate the premiere, check out some of our favorites from season three now.