Calvin Trillin Quotes

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Born: December 5, 1935, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

1.
Canadians are very well behaved, they don't throw their food.
- Calvin Trillin

2.
Health food makes me sick.
- Calvin Trillin

3.
I actually think of being funny as an odd turn of mind, like a mild disability, some weird way of looking at the world that you can't get rid of.
- Calvin Trillin

4.
I don't cook. I don't know anything about food. I've never reviewed a restaurant.
- Calvin Trillin

5.
I don't think I've ever read a food piece or a food book.
- Calvin Trillin

6.
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

7.
I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet off the ground and won't stand still.
- Calvin Trillin

8.
If it's inappropriate to write about, if there's nothing funny about it, then it's not funny.
- Calvin Trillin

9.
People, not just reporters, are more interested in politics than in government, so the actual issues wouldn't be something that interested them.
- Calvin Trillin

10.
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

11.
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
- Calvin Trillin

12.
There's always a source for humor.
- Calvin Trillin

13.
We all know funny people who can't get it down on the page - even funny writers who can't get it down on the page.
- Calvin Trillin

14.
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

15.
With humor, it's so subjective that trying to think of what the ideal reader would think would drive you crazy.
- Calvin Trillin

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