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Calvin Trillin quotes (9)

As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
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Health food makes me sick.
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I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
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I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet off the ground and won't stand still.
Calvin Trillin   Category: Food

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.
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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   Category: Food

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?
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The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt.
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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.
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