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Quotes from The House With A Clock In Its Walls

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    • [to Lewis]
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: You'll see, things are quite different here.
    • Mrs. Zimmerman: The house is a very old place.
    • Mrs. Zimmerman: So, you told Lewis everything?
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: Well, not everything.
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: There's a clock in the walls. We don't know what it does, except... something horrible.
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: Have a look around, it's perfectly safe...
    • [a tentacled monster opens a door, Jonathan shoves it back]
    • Lewis Barnavelt: THAT's safe?
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: As long as it's fed.
    • [the clock strikes]
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: Three gongs... last time it was four. What happens when it gets down to one?
    • Mrs. Zimmerman: Nothing good, that's for certain.
    • [to Lewis]
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: I can give you the right books, teach you the right spells, but that last 1%, that's up to you.
    • [a host of pumpkin monstes appear]
    • Mrs. Zimmerman: God, I hate pumpkins.
    • [blasts them]
    • [last lines, when the Griffin's topiary waste splat onto the Chair with The End card]
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: Bad kitty! Use the litter box!
    • [while Jonathan is playing the saxophone]
    • [to Lewis]
    • Mrs. Zimmerman: Be a dear - fetch a knife and stab me in the ears.
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
    • [first lines]
    • [writing letter]
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: Dear Lewis: Enclosed, please find one bus ticket and two silver dollars for your trip to Michigan. I'm really sorry about the loss of your parents. Your mom was my sister, so that makes you family. And I'll do my best to make you feel right at home. As Einstein said, life is like a bicycle. To stay balanced, you got to keep moving forward. And so will we. I look forward to meeting you. Your Uncle Jonathan. PS Sorry for the stain on the letter. That's chocolate.
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: We don't know where the clock is or what it does, except something horrible. No, we gotta do the responsible thing: lie to the kid.
    • [early one night]
    • Mrs. Hanchett: You've been playing your saxophone again.
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: Madame, not everyone can appreciate the intricacies of a free-form jazz odyssey.
    • Mrs. Hanchett: I don't care what you play. But you're playing at 3:00 in the morning, so I'm begging you.
    • Jonathan Barnavelt: I'll try to keep it down around 3:00 a.m. But, uh -- them's my best jammin' hours!
    • Lewis Barnavelt: This all feels weird.
    • Florence Zimmerman: What's wrong with weird? Weird's like the nuts in my cookies. It's the nuts that make things interesting.
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