15 Total Quotes

Calvin Trillin Quotes

Calvin Trillin
As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
Calvin Trillin
#American Journalist

Calvin Trillin
The food in such places is so tasteless because the members associate spices and garlic with just the sort of people they're trying to keep out.
Calvin Trillin
#American Journalist

Calvin Trillin
I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
Calvin Trillin
#American Journalist #Math

Calvin Trillin
In modern America, anyone who attempts to write satirically about the events of the day finds it difficult to concoct a situation so bizarre that it may not actually come to pass while the article is still on the presses
Calvin Trillin
#America

Calvin Trillin
The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression?
Calvin Trillin
#American Journalist

Calvin Trillin
When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement elsewhere.
Calvin Trillin
#American Journalist #Chinese

Calvin Trillin
Following the Rumanian tradition, garlic is used in excess to keep the vampires away.
Calvin Trillin
#Excess

Calvin Trillin
I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet off the ground and won't stand still.
Calvin Trillin
#American Journalist

Calvin Trillin
It happens to be a matter of record that I was first in print with the discovery that the tastelessness of the food offered in American clubs varies in direct proportion to the exclusiveness of the club.
Calvin Trillin
#Discovery

Calvin Trillin
Health food makes me sick.
Calvin Trillin
#American Journalist #Food

Calvin Trillin
It isn't like when John died, when there were a lot of people there. I think this time she wanted to do it more by herself. Somebody told me there's an African blessing, 'May we be buried by our children.' It's obviously the hardest loss.
Calvin Trillin
#Died

Calvin Trillin
The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt.
Calvin Trillin
#American Journalist