"You know, the trouble with you lot is that you're all in love with the wrong people."
"Robert, people like us are never unhappily married."
"You’ve obviously read too many novels about young women admired for their feistiness."
"With good friends like you, I enjoy my life as it is, and I wouldn’t want to risk things by changing it."
"Darling, this isn’t 1850. No one expects me to hide indoors until the baby is born."
"No one can accuse me of being modern, but even I can see it’s no crime to be young."
"No man’s wanted to squire me since the Golden Jubilee. Even then, he expected me to buy the drinks."
"These days a working lady must have a skill."
"I am a woman of many parts."
"What I see is a good man, m'lady. And they're not like buses. There won't be another one 'round in 10 minutes time."
Daisy: "You've still kept me here with a dishonest representation."
Mrs. Patmore: "Oh dear, have you swallowed a dictionary?"
"Love and position in one handsome package, who could ask for more?"
"Forgive? Perhaps. Forget? Never."
"Some animals adapt to new surroundings. It seems a better choice than extinction."
Matthew: "I doubt I'll get used to taking you to bed with your father watching."
Mary: "He's so relieved we're getting married, he wouldn't mind if you carried me up naked."
Matthew: "Careful, I might try it."
"Now stop talking and kiss me before I get cross."
"Come war and peace, Downton still stands and the Crawleys are still in it."
Cora: "You don't have to give money after every conversation."
Martha: "No, isn't that what the English expect of rich Americans?"
"Anyone who has use of their limbs can make a salmon mousse."
"We don't always get our just deserts."
"I know mine was a wild runaway marriage, darling. And yours is the one that everyone wanted. What's so thrilling is that this is every bit as romantic."
Mr. Carson: "Alfred has embarrassed the family. He forced Mr. Matthew to appear downstairs improperly dressed."
Miss O'Brien: "Oh! You make it sound quite exciting."
Martha: "Oh dear, I'm afraid the war has made old women of us both."
Violet: "Oh, I wouldn't say that, but then I always keep out of the sun."
"Don't worry about me; I'm an American. 'Have gun, will travel.'"
"An aristocrat with no servants is as much use to the county as a glass hammer."
"Something happening in this house is actually about me."
"Do you? Because if you try to find one more excuse, I'll have to beat you about the head."
Isobel: "No, no, I prefer it. I've ridden in the front seat many times."
Violet: "Well, aren't you the wild thing."
Cora: "You are being tested. And you know what they say, my darling. Being tested only makes you stronger."
Edith: "I don't think it's working with me."
Anna: "What would you like me to get you?"
Edith: "A different life."
Lady Violet: "Sybil, vulgarity is no substitute is no for wit."
Sybil: "Well, you started it."
"No, I'm a useful spinster, good at helping out. And spinsters get up for breakfast."