Downton Abbey’s most memorable quotes

From Violet's iconic one-liners to Mary's marvellously malevolent barbs, we recall the best quotes from five years at the Abbey

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It may be ending after six seasons but if there’s one thing about Downton Abbey that’s bound to endure it’s the Dowager Countess of Grantham’s delightful one-liners.

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However, Maggie Smith’s Violet wasn’t the only one delivering brilliant barbs throughout the drama’s five series (thus far) on air.

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Here are just some of the most memorable offerings that fans will never forget…

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