Countess: The groom never sees the bride the night before the wedding.
Martha: Nothing ever alters for you people, does it? Revolutions erupt and monarchies crash to the ground and the groom still cannot see the bride before the wedding.
Countess: You Americans never understand the importance of tradition.
Martha: Yes, we do. We just don't give it power over us. History and tradition took Europe into a world war.
in TVShow Downton Abbey S03E01