Calvin Trillin Quotes

Most popular Calvin Trillin Quotes

My tongue is smiling.

chocolate

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

grammar

Math was my worst subject. I was never able to convince the mathematics teacher that many of my answers were meant ironically.

mathematics

Memoir in America is an atrocity arms race.  A memoir that reveals incest is trumped by one that reveals bestiality, and that, in turn, is driven from the bestseller list by one that reveals incestuous bestiality.

autobiography

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 his article is still on the presses.

satire