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American Writer, b.1935
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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 Like this quote I dislike this quote“As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Following the Jewish tradition, a dispenser of schmaltz (liquid chicken fat) is kept on the table to give the vampires heartburn if they get through the garlic defense.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Following the Rumanian tradition, garlic is used in excess to keep the vampires away.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is no question that Rumanian-Jewish food is heavy. One meal is equal in heaviness, I would guess, to eight or nine years of steady mung-bean eating.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Even today, well-brought-up English girls are taught by their mothers to boil all veggies for at least a month and a half, just in case one of the dinner guests turns up without his teeth.”

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