Literary Birthday - 5 December - Calvin Trillin

Happy Birthday, Calvin Trillin, born 5 December 1935

Seven Quotes

  1. 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.
  2. Every good idea sooner or later degenerates into hard work.
  3. I am firmly committed to the proposition that whoever is in power is exceedingly silly…. And that goes for the opposition as well.
  4. The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yoghurt.
  5. 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 the article is still on the presses.
  6. If it’s inappropriate to write about, if there’s nothing funny about it, then it’s not funny.
  7. I’ve always thought that parallel parking was my main talent.

Trillin is an American journalist, humorist, food writer, poet, memoirist and novelist.

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