Everyone wishes their grandma was as witty as the Dowager Countess of Grantham. I want to be that witty and outspoken when I get that old.
I think that's part of the appeal of Downton Abbey, you never know what's going to come out of her mouth next.
I love that Violet has an opinion about, well, just about everything. She'll share that opinion with anyone, regardless of whether it's asked for.
With age comes wisdom, and she's given the show many memorable quotes that can even be applied to our modern life, such as:
"I'm a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose."
Many divorces could be prevented if men just learned this one nugget of advice.
"Oh, well, that is an easy caveat to accept, because I'm never wrong."
Everyone's opinion is correct. Well, only if you happen to be Violet. Or me.
"Sybil, vulgarity is no substitute for wit."
That is one piece of advice that more of us should follow. Anyone can be vulgar. It takes practice and intelligence to be witty.
Clearly, the world needs more of the Dowager's wisdom. Spread the truth by wearing one of Violet's memorable quotes.