"You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily or have sharp edges or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand"
Downton Abbey is filled with interesting, nuanced characters. But none get as many wonderful quips as Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham. And no one delivers their lines with quite as much panache as the inimitable Maggie Smith. So here are some of Lady Violets best gems. Love her!
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"We planted a tree and it grew up, While it reached for the sky and the sun. . . ."In this simple poem illustrated by award winner Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families . . . while trees all over the world help clean the air, enrich the soil, and give fruit and shade. With a nod to Kenya's successful Green Be...