Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Something to Remember

"It's no good, Tony. I can't. I'm not free of him. Yesterday you said, I fill your brain. Well, Matthew fills mine, still. And I don't want to be without him. Not yet."
"Can I ask one favour? And then I really will go and leave you in peace."
"What is it?"
"Will you kiss me, please? I will never love again as I love you in this moment, and I must have something to remember."

- Lady Mary and Lord Gillingham in Downton Abbey - 4x04


There is no such thing as a marriage between two intelligent people that does not sometimes have to negotiate thin ice. I know. You must wait until things become clear, and they will. The damage cannot be irreparable when a man and a woman love each other as much as you do. My goodness, that was strong talk for an Englishman.

- Lord Grantham in Downton Abbey - 4x04


The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end, that's all there is.

- Mr. Carson in Downton Abbey - 4x04

Monday, October 7, 2013


Sometimes I don't know whom I'm most in mourning for -- Matthew or the person I used to be when I was with him.

- Lady Mary in Downton Abbey - 4x03

"But it won't bring him back for you to sit alone night after night."
"I know. But you see I have this feeling that when I laugh or read a book or hum a tune, it means that I've forgotten him for just a moment, and it's that that I can't bear."

- Violet Crawley and Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey - 4x03

"I was wrong to hesitate. But then guilt has the power to make all of us do strange things."

- Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey - 4x03