Jan 21, 2013
Some are funny quotes, and some are serious, but they're all about California, which many still refer to as "The Granola State --- Fruits, Nuts and Flakes".
Californians sometimes chuckle at how bizarre the rest of the world sees the Golden State and its people --- plastic skin, fake tans and all.
The land of The Beautiful People is still the most talked about place of all.
How many of the following observations on California would you agree with?
Quotations About California
"In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows." - Woody Allen
"As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future." - Alison Lurie
"All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year." - Gloria Swanson
"Adultery - which is the only grounds for divorce in New York - is not grounds for divorce in California. As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage." - Allan Sherman
"California lacks a lot of the rules and restrictions the East has. Every house is a different style, different material, different color. There's a lot of craziness out there." - Parker Stevenson
"In Los Angeles, all the loose objects in the country were collected as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn't tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California." - Saul Bellow
"Everything is just better in California - the wine, the food, fruits and vegetables, the comforts of living. Even the instrumentalists are generous and curious. Everything is wonderful." - Beth Anderson
"Growing up in northern California has had a big influence on my love and respect for the outdoors. When I lived in Oakland, we would think nothing of driving to Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz one day and then driving to the foothills of the Sierras the next day." - Tom Hanks
"Helsinki may not be as cold as you make it out to be, but California is still a lot nicer. I don't remember the last time I couldn't walk around in shorts all day." - Linus Torvalds
"I arrived in California with no job, no car, and no money but, like millions of other girls, a dream." - Victoria Principal
"I grew up on the beaches of Southern California surfing and sailing and I've always loved horses so it was part of my dream that I was able to fulfill to have horses." - Bo Derek
"I will embrace the first opportunity to get to California and it is altogether probable that when once there I shall never again leave it." - George Stoneman
"If there was any other place I would live, other than Miami, it would be California. It's beautiful. The weather is just gorgeous, I love being here, too." - Jon Secada
"If they can't do it in California, it can't be done anywhere." - Taylor Caldwell
"It shone on everyone, whether they had a contract or not. The most democratic thing I'd ever seen, that California sunshine." - Angela Carter
"No wonder the film industry started in the desert in California where, like all desert dwellers, they dream their buildings, rather than design them." - Arthur Erickson
"One of the things I had a hard time getting used to when I came to California in '78 was Santa Claus in shorts." - Dennis Franz
"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California." - Edward Abbey
"When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states." - Will Rogers
"This is California. Blondes are like the state flower or something." - Ian Ziering, 90210
"Californians invented the concept of lifestyle. This alone warrants their doom." - Don DeLillo
"The formula for a happy marriage? It's the same as the one for living in California: when you find a fault, don't dwell on it." - Jay Trachman
"You haven't lived until you've died in California." - Mort Sahl
"California is the diamond on the diamond ring," - John Aidan
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