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Relive Downton Abbey With These 39 Amazing Dowager Countess Quotes

Deborah Watson-Novacek

Personal Favorites:

32. Isobel: “You take everything as a compliment.”
Violet: “I advise you to do the same, it saves many an awkward moment.”

33. Robert: “I thought you didn’t like him.”
Violet: “So what? I have plenty of friends I don’t like.”

34. Isobel: “I suspect she’s quite a tough nut.”
Violet: “And I’m quite a tough nutcracker.”

35. Cora: “I take that as a compliment.”
Violet: “I must have said it wrong.”

36. “I don’t dislike him. I just don’t like him, which is quite different.”

Image: BBC Design: Karen Cox

37. “I do hope I’m interrupting something…”

Image: BBC Design: Karen Cox

38. “You’re a woman with a brain and reasonable ability. Stop whining and find something to do.”

And best of all

39. “What is a weekend?”

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