“No one ever learned anything from a governess except for French, and how to curtsy,” Lady Sybil Crawley says. “What is a weekend?” asks Lady Grantham. The Dowager Countess also asserts, “I’m a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.” Of his daughter Mary, Robert, the Earl of Grantham, says: “Mary can be such a child. She thinks that if you put a toy down, it’ll still be sitting there when you want to play with it again.”
But this line must be the richest! “I won’t take sides, but I don’t think I could be described as neutral.” That’s The Dowager Countess, of course. It’s like a puzzle wrapped in a riddle, yet so clear!