Cora, Countess of Grantham: I hope you thanked Matthew properly.
Lady Mary Crawley: I got them to make him some sandwiches.
Cora, Countess of Grantham: That's not quite what I meant.
Lady Mary Crawley: And he asked me to marry him.
Cora, Countess of Grantham: Heavens, what did they put in them?
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: Poor old Edith. We never seem to talk about her.
Cora, Countess of Grantham: I'm afraid Edith will be the one to care for us in our old age.
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: What a ghastly prospect!
[Lady Sybil has been to a political meeting in Ripon, much to her father's and grandmother's displeasure]
Lady Mary Crawley: Sybil is entitled to her opinions.
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: No. She isn't until she is married, then her husband will tell her what her opinions are.
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: [referring to Mary] She reads too many novels. One way or another, everyone goes down the aisle with half the story hidden.
Tom Branson: [referring to Sybil's injury] I never would have taken her there. I may be a socialist, but I'm not a lunatic.
Lady Mary Crawley: I'm not sure Papa knows the difference.
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Does this mean you won't be presented next month?
Lady Sybil Crawley: Certainly not. Why should it?
Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham: Well I doubt I'd expect to curtsy to their majesties in June when I'd been arrested at a riot in May, but then I 'm old, things may be different now.
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: I think I owe you an apology after the way I spoke at dinner.
Cora, Countess of Grantham: The next time you want to treat me like a naughty school girl you might do it in private, not in front of the servants.
Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham: You're right, I'm sorry.
Cora, Countess of Grantham: Of course it gave your mother her best evening since Christmas...
Cora, Countess of Grantham: [to Cora when she learns about Pamuk] Well, I always thought this family might be approaching dissolution. I didn't know dissolution was already upon us!
Anna Smith: [furious over O'Brien and Thomas framing Bates] You can't take it sittting down because you're not guilty of any wrong., and before it's over, I'm going to tell the world.
John Bates: Are you? I'm not sure the world is listening.
Mrs. Patmore: What's wrong with you? You're always dozy, but tonight you make Sleeping Beauty seem alert!
Daisy Robinson: I was just thinking.
Mrs. Patmore: Oh blimey, button down the hatches.
Daisy Robinson: I think I've let meself down.
Mrs. Patmore: Well, that'll be a new sensation.