Best Dowager Countess Quotes: 'Downton Abbey' Season Three

Lady Violet's best zingers and bon mots

Episode One
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Episode One

Violet, to Robert in his black tie: "Do you think I might have a drink? Oh, I'm so sorry – I thought you were a waiter."