Best Dowager Countess Quotes: 'Downton Abbey' Season Three

Lady Violet's best zingers and bon mots

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Episode Five, to Robert
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Episode Five, to Robert

Violet: "Robert, people like us are never unhappily married."

Robert: "What do we do if we are?"

Violet: "Well, in those moments, a couple is 'unable to see as much of each other as they would like.'"

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