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She has such good one-liners

Best one-liner in Downton to date. Uttered by Maggie Smith, of course. 'Seems a pity to miss such a good pudding.

The Dowager Countess Downton Abbey

13 Reasons to Be Downton Abbey's Dowager Countess When You Grow Up

Im a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.-Granny, Downton Abbey slogans-for-life

Dame Maggie Smith as Lady Violet Grantham in "Downton Abbey"

What a performance in this stylish Masterpiece production-Violet doesn't need a script just close-ups. With just one look she says it all :) One of Countess Dowager Lady Violet's verbal gems.

Life According to Lady Violet: The importance of optimism.

The words of the wise Dowager Countess: "Don't be defeatist, dear. It's very middle class," have been part of my inspiration this week to continue to work diligently to undertake the tasks I enjoy.