As we say our farewell to Downton Abbey, we can still grasp onto a few treasures to allow the program to linger forever more in our memories.
The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey is the best quotes from the entire series, collected in this slim, yet substantial, volume.
Take a trip down memory lane:
Edith : It feels so wild. To be out with a man, drinking and dining in a smart London restaurant. Can you imagine being allowed to do anything of the sort five years ago never mind ten?
Mrs Patmore: If you must pay money, better to a doctor than an undertaker.
Mrs Hughes: If that’s an example of your bedside manner, Mrs Patmore, I think I’d sooner face it alone.
Matthew: If you really like an argument-
Matthew: We should see more of each other.
Martha: Come war and peace, Downton still stands and the Crawleys are still in it.
Isobel: What should we call each other?
Violet: We could always start with Mrs Crawley and Lady Grantham.
Better yet, a few quotes from the upcoming season have snuck their way into the book! Spoilers beware! 🙂
My advice: this book is best used when one is at a distinct loss for words.