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  • The second side of Abbey Road is my favorite. -- Ringo Starr
  • On a very gloomy dismal day, just such a one as it ought to be, I went to see Westminster Abbey. -- Karl Philipp Moritz
  • I remember wearing overcoats, hiding in the bushes outside of Abbey Road Studios, waiting for the traffic to clear. As it did, we would drop our overcoats and run out on to the cross walk and strike our poses. -- Jack Irons
  • I've built an 8-track studio in my house that's virtually identical to what they used at Abbey Road, and I also own the 16-track set-up that Led Zeppelin used to record 'Houses of the Holy.' I'm interested in producing, but I'm mostly recording my own stuff. -- Lukas Haas
  • Westminster Abbey, the Tower, a steeple, one church, and then another, presented themselves to our view; and we could now plainly distinguish the high round chimneys on the tops of the houses, which yet seemed to us to form an innumerable number of smaller spires, or steeples. -- Karl Philipp Moritz
  • My childhood was not an episode from Downton Abbey -- Harry Leslie Smith
  • The only place that's holier than St. Andrews is Westminster Abbey. -- Sam Snead
  • Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms will find an instant tonic. -- Allison Pearson
  • Coming eyeball to eyeball with a hummingbird on my terrace is as exciting to me as any celebrity Ive met as a result of Downton Abbey. -- Lesley Nicol
  • You don't really know what you're going to get until you're actually in Abbey Road. That's where I did all the music, in The Beatles' place. -- Ridley Scott
  • By the time we made "Abbey Road", John and I were openly critical of each other's music, and I felt John wasn't much interested in performing anything he hadn't written himself. -- Paul McCartney
  • Downton Abbey is the most popular drama in the history of public television. When the whole of the TV universe is fragmenting, that isn't just impressive. It's almost impossible. But here we are. -- David Bianculli
  • PRIMATE, n. The head of a church, especially a State church supported by involuntary contributions. The Primate of England is the Archbishop of Canterbury, an amiable old gentleman, who occupies Lambeth Palace when living and Westminster Abbey when dead. He is commonly dead. -- Ambrose Bierce
  • I let steam off by watching 'Downton Abbey. -- Nina Arianda
  • What is a week-end? Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey. -- Julian Fellowes
  • This is college?' Schyler asked. 'or Downton Abbey? -- Melissa de la Cruz
  • I am a huge 'Downton Abbey' fan - huge! -- Joan Rivers
  • I've never seen an episode of 'Downton Abbey.' -- Keeley Hawes
  • I let steam off by watching 'Downton Abbey.' -- Nina Arianda
  • Downton Abbey' about upper-class posh people: of course it is. -- Phyllis Logan
  • 'Downton Abbey' about upper-class posh people: of course it is. -- Phyllis Logan
  • With 'Downton Abbey,' you're always stuck in one stately home. -- Kit Harington
  • In Downton Abbey, foreplay is basically hanging your clothes up properly -- Allen Leech
  • Like Melrose Abbey, large cities should especially be viewed by moonlight. -- Nathaniel Parker Willis
  • The acting in Downton Abbey has been consistently excellent across the board. -- James Frain
  • The acting in 'Downton Abbey' has been consistently excellent across the board. -- James Frain
  • Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. -- Jane Austen
  • People in L.A. think Im so posh. They think I live in Downton Abbey. -- Annabelle Wallis
  • You can't turn the sheriff into a toad, Hannah. It's against the rules. --Abbey Drake -- Christine Feehan
  • There are two words that send romance authors into spasms of rapture: 'Downton Abbey.' -- Teresa Medeiros
  • People in L.A. think I'm so posh. They think I live in 'Downton Abbey.' -- Annabelle Wallis
  • I sometimes wonder what it would have been like if I'd got 'Downton Abbey' when I was 22. -- Lesley Nicol
  • On a very gloomy dismal day, just such a one as it ought to be, I went to see Westminster Abbey." -- Karl Philipp Moritz
  • Abbey Lee was a very famous model and had great success. She was very open about the negative aspects of that industry. -- Nicolas Winding Refn
  • My wife had an uncle who could never walk down the nave of an abbey without wondering whether it would take spin. -- Alec Douglas-Home
  • Downton Abbey' is one of my favourite shows ever - it's just beautifully filmed, and the stories and characters are so wonderful. -- Amanda Donohoe
  • I have not watched WAGs World, I have not watched the BBC's Upstairs, Downstairs, either. It would be Downton Abbey, I think. -- Theresa May
  • I get invited to a lot more glamorous parties since Ive been in Downton Abbey, which has made me much more fashion conscious. -- Lesley Nicol
  • The way I see it, the third series of 'Downton Abbey' is all about change and how each character adapts to those changes. -- Michelle Dockery
  • I keep waiting for the day in which everyone who loves 'Downton Abbey' will realize they were actually watching a historical romance novel. -- Julia Quinn
  • I keep waiting for the day in which everyone who loves Downton Abbey will realize they were actually watching a historical romance novel. -- Julia Quinn
  • No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment. -- Jane Austen
  • My dad keeps joking about sneaking into my grandparents' house and switching out their HBO for PBS so they think I'm on 'Downton Abbey. -- Allison Williams
  • My dad keeps joking about sneaking into my grandparents' house and switching out their HBO for PBS so they think I'm on 'Downton Abbey.' -- Allison Williams
  • The women in 'Downton Abbey' don't compare to the women in 'Upstairs Downstairs.' Ours are stunning. We've got Laura Haddock, Keeley Hawes, Claire Foy... beautiful women. -- Neil Jackson
  • Upstairs Downstairs' and 'Downton Abbey' appeal to people because they're about our history, they look so beautiful, are written by amazing writers and have high production values. -- Keeley Hawes
  • Between the action sequences, the pleasure lies in observing impeccably dressed Brits exchanging barbed witticisms - making it, basically, Downton Abbey with cyber crime and shower sex. -- Karina Longworth
  • 'Upstairs Downstairs' and 'Downton Abbey' appeal to people because they're about our history, they look so beautiful, are written by amazing writers and have high production values. -- Keeley Hawes
  • I actually don't watch much TV, but my goal is to watch 'Downton Abbey.' I want to catch up on the series... that's like my style. -- Kelly Rutherford
  • Brits are cool at the moment. We've taken over the world, what with 'Game of Thrones', 'Downton Abbey', One Direction... to be British is to be fashionable. -- Russell Tovey
  • Coming eyeball to eyeball with a hummingbird on my terrace is as exciting to me as any celebrity I've met as a result of 'Downton Abbey.' -- Lesley Nicol
  • I love Downton Abbey. It's just great. My mother giving birth to me was just like Lady Sybil giving birth, except that there wasn't such a tragic ending. -- Jack Whitehall
  • Like 'Twin Peaks,' '24,' 'Mad Men,' and 'The Sopranos' before it, 'Downton Abbey' enriches the iconography and collective lore of pop culture. It replenishes the stream. -- James Wolcott
  • Obviously, I play a villain in 'Downton Abbey'. As an actor, you want to get a variety of roles, so to be offered the part of Joe, it was perfect. -- Rob James Collier
  • Before 'Austenland,' I got do a lead role in 'Northanger Abbey', which is Jane Austen. Growing up in England, you can't really ignore Jane Austen. It's always been there. -- JJ Feild
  • My father upon the Abbey stage, before him a raging crowd. "This Land of Saints," and then as the applause died out, "Of plaster Saints;" his beautiful mischievous head thrown back. -- William Butler Yeats
  • Abbey Clancy is incredible. I saw a picture of her in a white suit recently, and she looked amazing. Victoria Beckham always looks classy, and I like Coleen Rooney's style too. -- Amy Childs
  • I mean, you can't walk down the aisle in Westminster Abbey in a strapless dress, it just won't happen - it has to suit the grandeur of that aisle, it's enormous. -- Bruce Oldfield
  • If you're an English actor, and you're asked to do an episode - especially the Christmas episode - of 'Downton Abbey,' you can't turn it down. It's like, 'Of course!' -- Janet Montgomery
  • But I should like to take these things on full gallop, instead of dawdling along gaping at them. I get fearfully tired, and a very little Abbey goes a long way with me. -- Susan Hale
  • It is eerie being all but alone in Westminster Abbey. Without the tourists, there are only the dead, many of them kings and queens. They speak powerfully and put my thoughts into vivid perspective. -- A. N. Wilson
  • He who is faithful over a few things is a lord of cities. It does not matter whether you preach in Westminster Abbey or teach a ragged class, so you be faithful. The faithfulness is all. -- George MacDonald
  • The girls in 'Downton Abbey' do what they do so well, which is make it so natural despite the fact that you're living within these constraints and taking so much from the research aspect of it. -- Anastasia Griffith
  • I'm proud of the fact that Downton Abbey was born in a recession, at a time when ITV had dropped a lot of drama programmes. And I know that because I was out of work at the time! -- Rob James-Collier
  • I wanted to write something visual that I could read to the children. This was when I created the idea of Redwall Abbey in my imagination. As I wrote, the idea grew, and the manuscript along with it. -- Brian Jacques
  • I think the reason why people love 'Downton Abbey' is because all the characters are given the same weight. Some are nice, some are not, but it has nothing to do with class or oppressors versus the oppressed. -- Julian Fellowes
  • I loved my experience on 'Downton Abbey.' We shot it in six months, and it was the first time I'd ever been on TV, and I was surrounded by my friends. It was a wonderful, wonderful time. -- Rose Leslie
  • Westminster Abbey is nature crystallized into a conventional form by man, with his sorrows, his joys, his failures, and his seeking for the Great Spirit. It is a frozen requiem, with a nation's prayer ever in dumb music ascending. -- M. E. W. Sherwood
  • The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principle.From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925. -- Frederick Lewis Donaldson
  • I think the first time I realised Downton Abbey was a hit was when I was sitting in a tea shop in New York and the couple next to me were talking about Downton Abbey, and then they recognised me. -- Michelle Dockery
  • The Americans think British T.V. shows are amazing, and everybody references 'Downton Abbey', and, in my genre, 'Doctor Who', which everyone is crazy for. People are always asking me and are always disappointed that I haven't been in it. -- Jaime Murray
  • As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey, I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals, but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments, to make on me at least, the intended impression. -- Karl Philipp Moritz
  • your lives be as full and happy as ours,and may the seasons be kind to you and your friends. The door of our Abbey is always open to any travellers roaming the dusty path between the woodlands and the plains. -- Brian Jacques
  • I think the first time I realised 'Downton Abbey' was a hit was when I was sitting in a tea shop in New York and the couple next to me were talking about 'Downton Abbey,' and then they recognised me. -- Michelle Dockery
  • For years, I longed to hear Armstrong describe what it was like to contemplate Earth from 238,900 miles away. Former Space Center director George Abbey once told me that many NASA astronauts felt that looking at Earth was akin to a religious experience. -- Douglas Brinkley
  • After spending the last few years working on a serious novel set in Chechnya, I was drawn to both the brevity and casualness of Twitter, and wrote a series of tweets titled 'The Erotic Inner Life of Mr. Bates from Downton Abbey.' -- Anthony Marra
  • It's stupid to say that there's any comfort to be had in 'knowing your place,' but there is a sense of reassuring escapism to something like 'Downton Abbey.' There's a perceived romance and elegance that is wonderful to lose yourself in. -- Kate Reardon
  • In that temple of silence and reconciliation where the enmities of twenty generations lie buried, in the great Abbey which has during many ages afforded a quiet resting-place to those whose minds and bodies have been shattered by the contentions of the Great Hall. -- Thomas B. Macaulay
  • I actually didn't listen to the Beatles song 'Nowhere Man' when I was writing my book of the same name. What I listened to a lot was 'Abbey Road.' Its disjointedness and its readiness to confuse only to delight were inspiring to me. -- Aleksandar Hemon
  • The first time I went to Abbey Road and put those headphones on, I discovered I had two voices. I no longer had to shout in the studio, but I can't knock the Cavern or the other clubs because they gave me my strong voice. -- Cilla Black
  • 'Downton Abbey' has become this huge thing, and I really enjoy the success of it, but I sometimes find myself on the outside looking in, which is sort of a healthy way to look at it so you don't get too caught up in it. -- Michelle Dockery
  • Downton Abbey' has become this huge thing, and I really enjoy the success of it, but I sometimes find myself on the outside looking in, which is sort of a healthy way to look at it so you don't get too caught up in it. -- Michelle Dockery
  • The school was nothing but reminiscence - of an Italian hill town, a French abbey, an English academy, the different sources improbably but convincingly melded into a fantasy about the classic sites of Europe as imagined by exiles from cold peripheral lands, nostalgia about somebody else's past. -- Edmund White
  • When I left 'Downton Abbey,' it hadn't yet taken off and become the phenomenon that it is, to this day. That all happened after I left. But, it was fabulous to be a part of it and to be a part of the cast. We had an absolute ball! -- Rose Leslie
  • You have no idea what's going to happen [in Downton Abbey] until you get the script. We roughly knew a couple of the key points that were going to happen, but when I got the last episode, I turned to the last page to check that I was still alive. -- Hugh Bonneville
  • I would love to be in 'Downton Abbey.' That's the thing I thing many people would have a good laugh with me saying anything like that. I feel like that's the next phase of my career. To reprove to everyone that I can do things besides the crazy characters. -- Ari Graynor
  • Many people have heard the remarkable example of devotion involving a Skye terrier dog who worked for a Scottish shepherd named Old Jock. In 1858, the day after Jock was buried (with almost nobody present to mourn him except his shaggy dog) in the churchyard at Greyfriars Abbey in Edinburgh, Bobby was found sleeping on his master's grave, where he continued to sleep every night for fourteen years. -- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  • ??"If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture--that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves." E.Abbey -- Edward Abbey
  • Sunday night is curry night. I always order a spinach paneer and a chicken tikka. There's usually something good on TV like 'Mr Selfridge' or 'Downton Abbey,' so I'll watch them before I have to think about blowdrying my hair and all the other boring stuff us girls have to do! -- Donna Air
  • Labor, under their current leadership, want to be the Downtown Abbey party when it comes to educational opportunity. They think working class children should stick to the station in life they were born into - they should be happy to be recognized for being good with their hands and not presume to get above themselves. -- Michael Gove
  • I tried to get people at 'South Park' into 'Downton Abbey,' and it didn't work. I think they were like, 'Downton Abbey?' What?' And I kinda made a big plea in the writer's room, like, 'Guys, you should really watch it. It's good. It's addicting. My wife and I are obsessed with it.' -- Bill Hader
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