Famous Los Angeles Quotations

on November 7, 2009
Palm Trees of Los Angeles
There are many quotations about Los Angeles but why?  L.A. is an Alpha City and a symbol of opportunity for many ambitious dreamers.

Everyone has a perspective on the City of Angels, so there are many famous quotations about Los Angeles.

Here are some of the best quotes about L.A. --- the good, the bad, and the funky.

Quotations About Los Angeles

"People cut themselves off from their ties of the old life when they come to Los Angeles.  They are looking for a place where they can be free, where they can do things they couldn't do anywhere else." - Tom Bradley

"Either you bring the water to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the water." - from the movie Chinatown

"The difference between Los Angeles and yogurt is that yogurt comes with less fruit." - Rush Limbaugh

"Los Angeles is not a town full of airheads.  There's a great deal of wonderful energy there." - Alan Rickman

"You can have a laugh in Los Angeles, or you can weep in Los Angeles, depending on your attitude towards it." - Miranda Richardson

"I love Los Angeles.  It reinvents itself every two days." - Billy Connolly

"I'm a Valley Girl.  You can't get me out of the Valley, I'm still here." - Cindy Margolis

"Los Angeles is a constellation of plastic." - Norman Mailer

"L.A. I liked because the degenerates there all stay in their separate suburban houses." - Paul Morrisey

"Pick your enemies carefully or you'll never make it in Los Angeles." - Rona Barrett

"Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees." - David Letterman

"Los Angeles is just New York lying down." - Quentin Crisp

"We live in Los Angeles, where you are expected to move every two to four years, so people can see how well your career is going." - Rita Rudner

"Los Angeles is seventy-two suburbs in search of a city." - Dorothy Parker

"The final story, the final chapter of western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles." - Phil Ochs

"In Los Angeles, everyone is a star." - Denzel Washington

"Los Angeles makes the rest of California seem authentic." - Jonathan Culler

"In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right.  That's when you want to choke people, you know?" - Liam Neeson

"Los Angeles is a much better theater town than it ever gets credit for --- there's a lot of good theater out there." - Michael Ritchie

"When you're in Los Angeles, nobody bats an eye, they're so used to seeing actors, they just act really cool." - Luke Wilson

"Los Angeles is a microcosm of the United States.  If L.A. falls, the country falls." - Ice T

"When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belonged somewhere... I didn't get looked at as *God, you freak*." - Jennifer Love Hewitt

"So, I live in Los Angeles, and it's kind of a goofy place.  They have an airport named after John Wayne.  That ought to explain it.  It has a charming kind of superstitious innocence." - George Carlin

"In Los Angeles, by the time you're thirty-five, you're older than most of the buildings." - Delia Ephron

"When it's 100 degrees in New York, it's 72 in Los Angeles.  When it's 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it's still 72.  However, there are 6-million interesting people in New York, and 72 in Los Angeles." - Neil Simon