No woman should have opinions until she is married. . . then her husband can tell her what they are: As Dame Maggie Smith plans to quit Downton, the scathing wit of its grande dame
When I say, "I am old," it is in the manner of the Dowager, her experience, her adherence to the power of older women, (much better than even the lusty power of the young), their lively honesty and to the idea that somethings in life are settled and don't need to be reconsidered, much less changed. Long live the dowagers!!!