• Violet
  • Robert
  • Cora
  • Lady Mary Crawley
  • Lady Edith Crawley
  • Lady Sybil Crawley
  • Lady Rosamund Painswick
  • Matthew Crawley
  • Isobel Crawley
  • Lavinia Swire
  • Sir Richard Carlisle
  • Mr. Carson
  • John Bates
  • Vera Bates
  • Thomas Barrow
  • William Mason
  • Tom Branson
  • Molesley
  • Andrew Lang
  • Mrs. Hughes
  • Sarah O'Brien
  • Anna Smith
  • Ethel Parks
  • Mrs. Patmore
  • Daisy
  • Doctor Clarkson

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

"I'm a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose." –Violet, Season 2

"I hope it is not vulgar in me to suggest that you find some way to overcome your scruples." –Violet, Season 2

"Would someone please tell me what is going on? Or have we all stepped through the looking glass?" –Violet, Season 2

"Don't be defeatist, dear. It's very middle class." –Violet, Season 2

"No one wants to kiss a girl in black." –Violet, Season 1

"Of course it would happen to a foreigner. No Englishman would dream of dying in someone else's house." –Violet, Season 1

"I couldn't have electricity in the house, I wouldn't sleep a wink. All those vapors floating about." –Violet, Season 1

"What is a weekend?" –Violet, Season 1

Ever the imperious matriarch, Violet, the mother of Robert, Earl of Grantham, does not believe that war can be won without sacrifice. While still proud, loyal to her son and immensely insufferable to individuals who stand in her way, she does not cease to surprise those around her with her sometimes meddling, but often wise, counsel.

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