Quote of the Day:

Calvin Trillin

  • I'm more disturbed when people expect me to be serious.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Getting a tattoo would probably make me cry.
  • The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet off the ground and won't stand still.
  • I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
  • 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.