Our pick of the best quotes from the period drama Downton Abbey movies which continue the storyline from the popular TV series.'I never argue. I explain.' - Violet Crawley (Downton Abbey) Click To Tweet
1. Downton Abbey (2019)
'Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.' - Violet Crawley (Downton Abbey) Click To Tweet
Directed by Michael Engler with a script from Julian Fellowes. The story centers on the Crawley family and their staff as they prepare for a Royal Visit from the King and Queen of England that soon unleashes scandal, romance, and intrigue.
Robert Crawley: The king and queen are coming to stay.
Daisy: [moviequotesandmore.com] I agree with Mr. Branson. I don’t like kings either. I suppose that makes me a republican, too.
Andy: Are the English allowed to be?
Cora Crawley: But if I know anything about royal visits, we will never stop changing our clothes.
'Everyone should know a total love at least once.' - Maud Bagshaw (Downton Abbey) Click To Tweet
Daisy: I can’t think they’ll want simple food. With that sort, don’t they like sauces, and everything velouté, and frappé, and smothered in cream?
Mrs. Patmore: That sort? He’s the King of England. There’s only one of them in the world. “That sort,” indeed.
Daisy: This country needs a shake-up.
Andy: Ah, you should run for parliament. Why not? Lady Astor’s done it.
Daisy: And so an under-cook from Yorkshire is bound to follow her.
Andy: Well, you’ve got to have big dreams.
Daisy: But do you have big dreams, Andy?
Cora Crawley: [moviequotesandmore.com] Isn’t that what the monarchy’s for? To brighten the lives of the nation with stateliness and glamor?
Isobel Merton: To quote Tennyson, “Kind hearts are more than coronets, and simple faith than Norman blood.”
Violet Crawley: Will you have enough clichés to get you through the visit?
Isobel Merton: If not, I’ll come to you.
2. Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)
Directed by Simon Curtis and written by Julian Fellowes.
We’ll add the best quotes once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now, here’s a small selection.
George Murray: Have you told them, Lady Grantham?
Robert Crawley: She’s told us nothing.
Violet Crawley: Do sit down. I’ve come into possession of a villa in the South of France.
Lady Mary: What villa?
Robert Crawley: Start at the beginning.
Violet Crawley: Years ago, before you were born, I met a man. And now I’ve come into the possession of a villa in the south of France.
Isobel Merton: They spent a few days together, and he gives her a house.
Lady Mary: You never thought to turn it down?
Violet Crawley: Do I look as if I’d turn down a villa in the South of France?
Robert Crawley: Why do you think he gave you the villa?
Bertie Hexham: That is where the mystery resides.
Violet Crawley: [moviequotesandmore.com] And with that, I will say good night and leave you to discuss my mysterious past.
Robert Grantham: [referring to the attic] I haven’t been up here for years.
Lady Mary: [referring to the leaking roof] Well, this is the situation we’re in. With the money, we can bring the house up to snuff, to match what we spent on the estate, and enter the 1930s with our heads held high. But if you don’t want to…
Robert Grantham: No. No, you steer ahead. You’re the captain now. I am aware of that, even if you think I’m not.
Robert Crawley: Mister Barber is a producer and director.
Lady Edith: He wants to make a film at Downton?