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Lady Edith Crawley (Character)
from "Downton Abbey" (2010)

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"Downton Abbey: Episode #1.1" (2010)
[news of the sinking of the Titanic has just reached Downton Abbey]
Lady Edith Crawley: I thought it was supposed to be unsinkable.
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: Every mountain is "unclimbable" until someone climbs it. So every ship is "unsinkable" until it sinks.

Lady Edith Crawley: So he slipped the hook.
Lady Mary Crawley: At least I'm not fishing with no bait.

"Downton Abbey: Episode #2.4" (2011)
Lady Edith Crawley: The men are putting on a concert.
Isobel Crawley: Can I help?
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham: Edith has it under control.
Lady Edith Crawley: I do if Mary's willing.
Lady Mary Crawley: Oh alright. One song and that's your lot.

Lady Edith Crawley: Ethel, have you nothing to do?
Major Charles Bryant: I was keeping her talking. You mustn't blame her.
Lady Edith Crawley: [coldly] I don't.

"Downton Abbey: Episode #2.3" (2011)
Isobel Crawley: Who is that man? I hope he's not complaining.
Lady Edith Crawley: Oh no. That's Captain Smiley. He hasn't an unkind bone in his body.

Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham: What on earth's that about?
Lady Edith Crawley: Don't worry. Major Holmes can be a little waspish but he wouldn't want to get us into trouble.
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham: How do you know so much about a pack of strangers?
Lady Edith Crawley: They're not strangers to me.

"Downton Abbey: Episode #1.3" (2010)
Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham: [reading from Evelyn Napier's letter in which he discusses the countess' invitation to stay at Downton the night before the hunt] Apparently he's bringing a friend with him, an attache at the Turkish Embassy, Mr. Kemal Pamuk. He's the son of one of the Sultan's ministers and he's here for the Albanian talks.
Lady Mary Crawley: [Looking confused] What's that?
Lady Edith Crawley: To create an independent Albania. Don't you read the papers?
Lady Mary Crawley: I'm too busy living a life.

"Downton Abbey: Episode #3.1" (2012)
[Violet has just had a very catty conversation with Martha Levinson, Cora's mother]
Lady Edith Crawley: There you are. I see you've said hello to Grandmama.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: She is like a homing pigeon. She finds our underbelly every time. Dreadful woman.

"Downton Abbey: Episode #3.7" (2012)
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: [Edith is considering writing for a newspaper] Mama, talk to her. Talk to all of them. Say something sensible.
Isobel Crawley: Yes, let's hear how a woman's place is in the home.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: I do think a woman's place is eventually in the home, but I see no harm in her having some fun before she gets there.
Lady Edith Crawley: Oh Granny! Thank you!
Isobel Crawley: [to Violet] Have you changed your pills?
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: [chuckles]
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: And another thing. I mean, Edith isn't getting any younger. Perhaps she isn't cut out for domestic life.
Lady Edith Crawley: [sighs]

"Downton Abbey: The London Season (#4.9)" (2013)
Lady Mary Crawley: [Referring to an unwelcome guest] We can't make a scene.
Lady Edith Crawley: I sometimes feel we should make more scenes about things that really matter to us.
Anthony Gillingham: It wouldn't be very English.
Lady Edith Crawley: No, but I envy it... all those Latins screaming, and shouting, and hurling themselves into graves. I bet they feel much better afterwards.
Lady Mary Crawley: I wonder. I think once you've let it out, it must be hard to get it back in.

"Downton Abbey: Episode #2.8" (2011)
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Your turn will come.
Lady Edith Crawley: Will it? Or am I to be the maiden aunt? Isn't this what they do? Arrange presents for their prettier relations?
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Don't be defeatist dear, it's terribly middle class.