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Countess Violet Grantham 2016 Witty Quotes to Live By – Downton Abbey- Final Season 6

Like all of you, I was very saddened to hear about the season finale of our beloved Downton Abbey airing January 3, 2016 on PBS.
The British series which has followed the lives of the Crawley family over the past 5 seasons and its servants in the Georgian country house has brought laughter, tears and an invigorating glimpse into the social trends of the 20th-century British era.


I am however, always pleased to see what new outlook the Countess Grantham has to say for her family.  I look forward to her witty sayings and sometimes brash humor.  (Really I think she just reminds me of my great grandmother and grandmother.) So I thought this would be a perfect time for me to share my all time favorite quotes from my favorite character the Countess Violet Grantham.  This witty grandma is full of charming, snobbish and sometime mean-girl humor and advice that every woman can use in her life for 2016.

Countess Violet Grantham 2016 witty quotes to live by

“No life appears rewarding if you think about it too much.”


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

ITV1 Drama, Downtown Abbey Series 3. Episode 2 Maggie Smith as Dowager Countess of Grantham, Violet, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary The third series, set in 1920, sees the return of all the much loved characters in the sumptuous setting of Downtown Abbey. As they face new challenges, the Crawley Family and the Servants who work for them remain inseparably interlinked © Carnival Film & Television Limited

“Don’t be defeatist, dear, it’s very middle class.”


“I’m a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.”


“Being tested does not bring out the best in me.”


“I wonder your halo doesn’t grow heavy. It must be like wearing a tiara around the clock.”


“Principles are like prayers. Noble of course. But awkward at a party.”


“I will applaud your discretion when you leave.”


“No one wants to kiss a girl in black.”


“So what? I have plenty of friends I don’t like.”


“I’m quite a tough nutcracker.”


“All this endless thinking. It’s very overrated”



Check out the season finale preview and Happy Season Finale!