Calvin Trillin

1935 -

A Quote by Calvin Trillin on concern and inventions

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

Calvin Trillin (1935 -)

Source: "Whom Says So?," in Nation, (New York, 8 June 1985).

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A Quote by Calvin Trillin on guests, justice, and motherhood

Even today, well-brought-up English girls are taught by their mothers to boil all veggies for at least a month and a half, just in case one of the dinner guests turns up without his teeth.

Calvin Trillin (1935 -)

Source: Third Helpings, Houghton Mifflin 1983

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A Quote by Calvin Trillin on books, family, life, and trade

The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives.

Calvin Trillin (1935 -)

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A Quote by Calvin Trillin on food and preparation

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.

Calvin Trillin (1935 -)

Source: Third Helpings, Houghton Mifflin 1983

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A Quote by Calvin Trillin on mathematics, persuasion, and teachers

I didn't do very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.

Calvin Trillin (1935 -)

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A Quote by Calvin Trillin on direction, discovery, and food

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 (1935 -)

Source: Third Helpings, Houghton Mifflin 1983

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