The 12 Best Dowagerisms of Downton Abbey

#9 If I withdrew my friendship from everyone who had spoken ill of me, my address book would be empty.

Downton Abbey Dowagerisms

#10 A peer in favour of reform is like a turkey in favour of Christmas.

Downton Abbey Dowagerisms

#11 Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?

Downton Abbey Dowagerisms

#12 I know several couples who are perfectly happy. Haven’t spoken in years.

Downton Abbey Dowagerisms

Downton Abbey currently runs two official Twitter accounts – @DowntonAbbey in Britain and @voiceofdownton for spoiler-free worldwide news.

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And if you want to savour more sayings of the Dowager Countess and all our other favourite Downton characters, there is now a book, The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey. available from online bookstores, including Amazon. Just in time for Christmas.

Do you have a favourite Dowagerisms or sayings from another Downton character? Sound off in the comments.

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By on October 30th, 2015

About Elizabeth Hopkinson

Elizabeth Hopkinson is a fantasy writer from Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK - home of the Brontë sisters and the Cottingley Fairies. She loves fairy tale and history, especially the 18th century, and is currently writing a trilogy set in a fantasy version of baroque Italy. Her short fiction has appeared in many publications, and her historical fantasy novel, Silver Hands, is available from all good book outlets. You can check out Elizabeth's website at

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