You have to pay for ice. You don’t have to pay for ice in America. We were just in Scotland and everyone’s wearing… skirts up there? I don’t understand what that’s all about. Everyone keeps telling me about football. Football! Football! I don’t see anyone playing football. I see everyone playing soccer. I don’t know what they’re talking about.
"What, after all, is a clock? Without your grownup it is nothing. It is the grownup who winds it, who sets it back or ahead, who takes it to the watchmaker to be checked, cleaned, and when necessary repaired. Just as with the cuckoo that stops calling too soon, just as with upset saltcellars, spiders seen in the morning, black cats on the left, the oil portrait of Uncle that falls off the wall because the nail has come loose in the plaster, just as in a mirror, grownups see more in and behind a clock than any clock can justify."