California Quotes

California Quotes by Kenneth Lay, Mare Winningham, Mohnish Pabrai, Robert Englund, Mark Hoppus, Lia Ices and many others.

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But indeed a market like California is not good for Enron.
Kenneth Lay
I made a decision to live outside the city in northern California. My agent said to me, ‘Kid, you’re going to make a mint in television movies.’ He positioned me, and we picked really good projects, and I cornered that market. They were 20-day projects.
Mare Winningham
What is John Arriaga’s circle of competence? Is it real estate? No! Is it U.S. real estate? No! Is it California real estate? No! Northern California real estate? No! Only real estate around Stanford. His circle of competence is this small.
Mohnish Pabrai
My dad worked as an executive at Lockheed Aircraft and worked on the U-2 and things like that. My mother was a homemaker, and she was vice-president of the Democratic Council of California back in the ’50s.
Robert Englund
I kinda like the duality of California and the dark side, the underbelly of California.
Mark Hoppus
I can be super reclusive and hermetic, and then I can be in California and host dinner parties and drink wine. It’s all me.
Lia Ices
There’s also this weirdness to California, this darkness, it’s a place where people come to follow their dreams and sometimes don’t make it.
Mark Hoppus
Everyone here seems to appreciate the sunshine way more than we do in California. We tend to take it for granted, but in Chicago, it’s like Woodstock love every time it gets above 70 degrees.
Miranda Rae Mayo
California is beautiful to look at, but you can’t be a part of it like you can in Michigan.
Jennifer Granholm
Using virtual world, a scientist in Japan can conduct an experiment using a special facility in California, watching the entire thing via a live stream – and possibly controlling the experimental equipment remotely. We can use that same kind of technology to control a robot on Mars.
Annalee Newitz
I grew up in a very responsible, social, Democratic community, and destruction was a bad word. But, in California, destruction is a rad word. The juxtaposition of the two is really what made me into who I am today, in my battles with how fun it is to be bad, and how wrong it is to be bad.
Rie Rasmussen
‘King of California’ was just, I thought, a really great, fresh, original kind of script. I loved the tone, the mix of tragedy, comedy, and drama, and that it was a good part.
Michael Douglas
Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or ‘the ability to vote with your feet.’ If you don’t support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol – don’t come to Texas. If you don’t like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don’t move to California.
Rick Perry
I want to do feature films. I am flying to Malaysia to be in another feature film. We will be filming that in Malaysia, the Phillipines, and back in California.
Thuy Trang
I write about Texas, New York, California and Virginia, and they’re all important places in my repertoire.
Sissy Spacek
Oh, yeah. I grew up in Southern California in the 1960’s. It was very different. I was an only child as opposed to having siblings. My brothers all lived with my step-mom. I am very close to them, but we were not raised in the same house.
David Cassidy
Do you know anything at all that nobody else knows or, for that matter, gives a damn about? If you do, then sit tight, because one of these days you’re going to Hollywood as a technical supervisor on a million dollar movie.
S. J. Perelman
The fourth album encapsulated some remarkable music that was really groundbreaking. We were able to have something like ‘When the Levee Breaks,’ which, sonically, was very menacing. But then you had the flip side: something like ‘Going to California,’ which is really intimate.
Jimmy Page
In 1966 the ACS formulated a State Model Cancer Act which was instrumental in the enactment of anti-quackery laws now enforced in 9 states…In California (it is a) felony…The use of unproven methods is also a criminal offense in Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Jane Brody
There is a big cry in California to stop everyone from running to Canada.
Wayne Rogers
California, the department store state.
Raymond Chandler
California is infamous for passing things and then waking up and saying, ‘What the hell did we just pass?’
Gavin Newsom
In California in the early Spring,
There are pale yellow mornings, when the mist burns slowly into day,
The air stings like Autumn, clarifies like pain –
Well, I have dreamed this coast myself.
Robert Hass
My parents moved out to California in 1968 from Ohio in a VW station wagon pulling a little trailer. I was 4 months old. They were following the energy out here.
Guy Fieri
Concord, California was a great place to grow up.
Dave Brubeck
Each time that I have two or three days off, I’m off somewhere in California.
Lizzie Brochere
I basically left Texas with no money. I was making $3.50 working in some mall, so I didn’t have a lot of cash. I took $1,000 and headed to California. Along the way I stopped in Vegas because I had always wanted to see Caesar’s Palace. So I stopped there and won $2,500 on a slot machine! It was amazing.
Krista Allen
We give tremendous amounts of money to California – California in many ways is out of control.
Donald Trump
Pedestrian’s rights – because we live in California, I’ve got to address this issue. I don’t know where on the fence I am about that. I suppose if I’m walking, I’m all for it, but if I’m driving, that’s a whole other can of worms.
Janeane Garofalo
I’m really all about clean eating, lots of fruits and vegetables. It’s great, because in California, there are so many farmers’ markets, so I always have plenty of fresh produce.
Gracie Gold
If you ask me what I’d rather be doing, well, I’d rather be home in California, watching TV, polishing my tools and working around the ranch.
Dick Dale
There’s something called CEQA in California – NEPA at the federal level. There’s indigenous lands and autonomies relating to governance on those lands. There are all kinds of obstructions as it relates to just getting zoning approval and getting building permits.
Gavin Newsom
I think my parents were immigrants, you know, so I guess I would be first generation. Growing up in California.
Phillip Lim
California always struck me as a police state.
Leon Russell
Having lived in the arid deserts of Southern California since the 1970s, my interest in water conservation is a very personal concern. Water! The source of life! Some people are squandering the world’s most precious resource while others have too little clean water to drink.
Eric Burdon
I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.
Dan Quayle
The real issue is not if a crossing is put in, but when. It would be negligent on the part of Union Pacific and the California Public Utilities Commission to not address the problem.
Dean Smith
The Republicans are committed to global warming as a hoax, or irrelevant, or as not a problem. That is their belief. I’m not going to put them in jail. All I can do is talk and encourage good climate actions and demonstrate our economy has benefited here [in California].
Jerry Brown
[Jerry Brown] is California’s way of celebrating the Year of the Child.
Jimmy Carter
California is one of the strongest states with one of the solidest economies but, at the same time, ignores the reality of its farm workers.
Diego Luna
Britain, and my hometown, will always be with me wherever I go and whatever I do – but I prefer to live in California.
Eric Burdon
I grew up in Louisiana and I think people get it confused. They assume that I lived in California or that’s where I’m from. I worked there, but I didn’t live there.
Jamie Lynn Spears
I was born in Palo Alto, California in 1961.
Eric Allin Cornell
Hate California–it’s cold and it’s damp.
Lorenz Hart
They’re (California Angels) like the American League All-Star team, and that’s their problem, the American League All-Star team always loses.
Dan Quisenberry
I started with California, and I did not like it. I flew over to Seattle, and I did not like it much. I felt like Iowa is the place – I like the people and the environment.
Li Ang
In California everyone goes to a therapist, is a therapist, or is a therapist going to a therapist.
Truman Capote
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s publicist told USA Today that the actor has not ruled out running for governor of California, saying that he will make a decision soon. Reportedly Arnold needs that time to learn how to pronounce ‘gubernatorial.’
Jimmy Fallon
I’m from California, I know what’s up with this. You keep raising people’s taxes eventually they are going to say no.
Sean Hannity
And it’s California, where everything is powerfully strange. Everyone wants it to be home. Everyone left where he or she was from with dreams of transformation. Everyone runs away to California at least once, or at least all the lonely, hungry people do.
Marya Hornbacher
My blood is too thick for California: I have never been able to properly explain myself in this climate.
Hunter S. Thompson
One thing they don’t have out here in California is Rita’s Italian Ices. We used to have one right next to our house and it was so good!
Joe Jonas
In 1969, I wrote a musical called ‘Mother Earth.’ It was a rock musical with an ecology theme. We did it at the South Coast Repertory Theatre in Southern California where I was a member. It was a smash hit in this small theater.
Toni Tennille
The California Science Center is a cornerstone in California’s push to educate and encourage students to reach their full potential and to pursue careers in science and engineering.
Walter O’Brien
My first job in a country band was after I moved to California.
Leon Russell
Going to the Huntington gardens and libraries was radically important for me. They have one of the best collections of 18th- and 19th-century British portraiture that you can imagine in Southern California. One doesn’t think about Southern California as being the capital of great art.
Kehinde Wiley
I grew up in Davenport, Iowa, but I moved to Santa Clarita, California, when I was 6.
Julia Michaels
Globalization has produced a new of level of interdependence among us. The economy and multinational supply chains do not abide by political boundaries. A computer ordered in Brazil is designed in California and assembled in several other countries. Economic integration was the first strong evidence of a new era.
Eduardo Paes
My most memorable teacher was Rich Campe, my third-grade teacher at Fairlands Elementary in Pleasanton, California.
Deb Caletti
I love all these politicians, they all say the same thing – ‘We’ll give California back to the people.’ Yeah, great, now that it’s not worth anything, they want to give it back to us.
Jay Leno
A lot of the stories I was brought up on had to do with extreme actions – leaving everything behind, crossing the trackless wastes, and in those stories the people who stayed behind and had their settled ways – those people were not the people who got the prize. The prize was California.
Joan Didion
One way to bring down crime in the state of California and every state in the union is to have an enforceable border. That means let’s build that border fence. When people want to come into this country, let’s ask them to knock on the front door.
Duncan Hunter
It is puzzling why anyone would want to (become governor of California). It’s like vying to become Roseanne Barr’s next husband. Sure you’d get your name in the paper, but look at the mess you’d be getting yourself into.
Ann Coulter
What I’m doing here is pointing out an irony: Here you have an institution that has systematically protected pedophile priests and then you have an innocent Michael Jackson, who California spent millions of dollars trying to prosecute and could not do it because it was complete bulls – t.
David LaChapelle
Sometimes I think I might not have written ‘The Age of Miracles’ if I hadn’t grown up in California, if I hadn’t been exposed to its very particular blend of beauty and disaster, of danger and denial.
Karen Thompson Walker
The attraction and superiority of California are in its days. It has better days & more of them, than any other country.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I spent so much of my life reading about spirituality and reading about neuroscience and trying different meditation practices. It’s a really big part of my life. But it’s sometimes hard to talk about. There are so many people in the world who don’t live in Southern California and don’t spend their time meditating.
I’m from Santa Cruz in Northern California, and the 49ers were my dad and I’s bonding time. We would go to games in the ’80s. It was a good time to fall in love with football when your team was unstoppable.
Marisa Miller
Lauren Goode and I have agreed that the next version of the Mac software – all of them are named after places in California – should be named either Bridgeport or Warwick.
Walt Mossberg
Where gays and lesbians are the best organized and most concentrated in numbers are states that President Clinton must carry in order to be reelected in 1996. Among the states are California, New York, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, Illinois.
David Mixner
No, he hadn’t just dragged her to California. He’d dragged her into a cursed eternity. A burden that should have been his alone to bear.
Lauren Kate
Being president of the University of California is like being manager of a cemetery: there are many people under you, but no one is listening
Mark Yudof
I’ve seen schools in Detroit where the windows are broken, where there’s no heat, and children are sitting with their coats on in class in the middle of a snowstorm. I’ve also seen schools in California with Olympic-sized swimming pools and cafeterias like five-star restaurants.
Ruby Bridges
I am calling on everyone in this state to put the chaos and the division of the recall behind us and do what’s right for this great state of California.
Gray Davis
Are there are fireflies on the West Coast? I never saw any when I lived in California.
Ben Lerner
The Urban Literate Southern California Sub-Group of the Early Atomic Period has not yet produced a distinct body of folk music of its own.
Sam Hinton
California’s death penalty is … an incredibly costly penalty, and the money would be better spent keeping kids in school, keeping teachers and counselors in their schools and giving the juvenile justice system the resources it needs.
Gil Garcetti
Move to California – my first impression of the Wild West.
Billy Joel
In high school, I worked at The Video Room in Oakland, California. It had the largest selection of laser discs in the Bay Area. One guy owned all of them.
Colin Trevorrow
California can and does furnish the best bad things that are obtainable in America.
Hinton Rowan Helper
A lot of the people in Northern California and parts of Oregon have decided that we are not on the same page as San Francisco and Portland and Los Angeles. I don’t know if six states is a solution because is Washington, D.C. and the rest of the country really going to give California 10 new senators?
Doug LaMalfa
California is no longer a state, it’s a hedge fund.
Craig T. Nelson
I went to college for about a year in California.
Seann William Scott
I moved to New York from California when I was 11, so initially I was seen as the California person for a while. I didn’t feel like I was popular, but I did feel confident.
Gwyneth Paltrow
I went to the University of California, Santa Cruz for a year, which turned out to be a really vibrant, very intensive intellectual atmosphere where you could do a lot of aspect of music without it being a conservatory. And that’s why I went there.
Tod Machover
As if this whole thing isn’t confusing enough, election officials announced this week that the alphabet on the ballot will begin with the letter R, then W, then Q. You know, even Sesame Street is laughing at California now.
Jay Leno
California has set up regional collection offices around the world, staffed by California employees, specifically for out of state California businesses to collect the money and bring it back to California.
Craig Benson
Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.
Joseph Barbera
When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California, they’re going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment, and they’re going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture.
Douglas Coupland
The United States is a rogue state violating international law in many, many ways that California wouldn’t have to if it seceded and became a nation.
David Swanson
I have thought of relocating, somewhere where I’d be more appreciated. California, perhaps. I could teach earthquake preparedness.
Wesley Strick
There’s no question that California, in the last three or four years, has been privileged to add disproportionately to the economic growth of America, and to contribute to its technological productivity.
Gray Davis
We are selected, but I grew up in California and in San Francisco and there was a system of electing judges.
Stephen Breyer
That’s what I tell my students at California Institute of the Arts where I taught for 27 years. I taught them if you strive to be a good person, maybe you might become a great jazz musician.
Charlie Haden
One of my most vivid memories from 1974 was the gas station at the foot of the hill below my Southern California high school – car lines snaking out into the street, heralding the failure of the government’s price controls and lame ideas such as odd-even rationing.
Nina Easton
So when he asked about getting high, I didn’t think, I agreed. We smoked some good California green. Took three tries to put me in the place he said I should be.
Ellen Hopkins
In my mind, I imagined L.A. to be skyscrapers on the beach. Of course, that’s not what it actually looks like. And growing up watching ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ and ‘Melrose Place,’ I always had an obsession with L.A. and California in general.
Bonnie McKee
I’m running for controller to ensure our government reflects the values of the people of California and increases prosperity by managing our finances smartly, efficiently and effectively.
John Perez
I was in California, and I was going to UCLA, and I knew I certainly didn’t have movie star looks. I remember seeing pictures and photos of Ethel Merman and Mary Martin, who were kind of average looking. I said, ‘Well, that’s for me, then, to go back to New York and try to be in musical comedy on Broadway.’
Carol Burnett
Nowhere can it rain harder and with a more tiresome persistence than in California during the brief season when it rains at all.
Gertrude Atherton
If one is enlightened, one does not perceive life with North, South, East and West. There is no California, there is no New York. In a higher bonding state of attention, everything is fluid light.
Frederick Lenz
In all the new states of the Union, land monopolization has gone on at an alarming rate, but in none of them so fast as in California, and in none of them, perhaps, are the evil effects so manifest.
Henry George
I think California is playing a game of brinkmanship that’s very dangerous. Why is it 50 or 60 years ago we had the capacity to lay down the physical, psychological, cultural, public infrastructure of a global mega-state, and today we are on the verge of being Honduras?
Kevin Starr
At the front end, to stop people from illegally entering our country, not at the back end, by reimbursing states after it has failed to enforce the border. [I] would allocate additional resources to enforcing the border, so states such as Texas and California would not have the huge expenses they currently do.
George H. W. Bush
I arrived in California with no job, no car, and no money, but, like millions of other girls, a dream.
Victoria Principal
Growing up in England, you’re sort of spoiled, in a way. You sort of take it for granted that within a half-hour’s drive, you could be walking around a stately home from the 1700s. It’s not very hard to do – in California, you’ve got to take a flight!
Rupert Friend
I moved to L.A. after my landlord in Brooklyn tripled my rent. I spent months looking for other places to move to in New York, then one day I was in California eating a grapefruit, and I was like, ‘This is what they taste like?’ So I decided to move to L.A. and build a studio in my house.
Dave Sitek
These French-style caramels are handmade in California. It’s always hard to give them away!
Oprah Winfrey
If you’re in California and it’s raining, stay home, because nobody can drive in the rain. It’s like it’s raining frogs. They’re terrified.
Adam Ferrara
Now, California is a big state, we’re a very diverse state, full of diverse communities with local variations in the cost of living and local business conditions. Just like the rest of the country. And let me tell you, the sky did not fall when California enacted a $15 minimum wage.
Alex Padilla
Worry means tormenting yourself with disturbing thoughts or fretting about things we have zero control over. If you live in the north there is no need to worry about the snow. You will get plenty each year. If you live in California or Texas you needn’t worry about rain because we won’t receive any.
Jack White
Life is much more available in New York – there are a dozen movie theaters within walking distance. Living in California is easier, but you get sedentary.
John Gregory Dunne
Memphis was almost like going to California. Beale Street was the black man’s street.
Muddy Waters
Fans are essential in the California heat. The ones with movement keep the air flow active – I need that.
Chuck Inglish
In Bakersfield, California, a Mexican strawberry picker with an income of $14,000 and no English was lent every penny he needed to buy a house for $724,000.
Michael Lewis
For the art-historically informed, no art has truly shocked since November 19, 1971, when Chris Burden had himself shot in the arm by a friend, at F-Space in Santa Ana, California. Sliced cows and surgically altering one’s own face is aftershock art.
Mark Kostabi
Californians tend to be outspoken. When the great migration began, the more timid people must have stayed home, and the bolder ones headed west.
Shana Alexander
As an undergraduate at Columbia, I went to the engineering school. I had a great deal of training in engineering and mathematics as well as subdiversified training. And then I went to the California Institute of Technology to do my Ph.D. in applied math.
Robert C. Merton
I married the man I love when the state of California said I could. We made a family through adoption, as New York State said we could. From the outside, our family – two dads, two sons via adoption – seems like an experiment, but what family isn’t an experiment?
Rumaan Alam
Conoco will build a $75 million plant to see if a process to convert natural gas to liquid fuel is profitable. It has to be. In California, gasoline is so expensive that people are trying to run their cars on cocaine.
Argus Hamilton
As far as I was concerned, the Panthers were ‘baaaaaad.’ The Party was more than bad; it was bodacious. The sheer audacity of walking onto the California Senate floor with rifles, demanding that Black people have the right to bear arms and the right to self-defense, made me sit back and take a long look at them.
Assata Shakur
I want to work with the teachers’ union. But as I said out there, we have to put the kids first and we are letting down a generation of California children. It’s not acceptable.
Meg Whitman
I am always worried that over-planning and outlining will kill the magic of writing; most of the world I created in ‘California’ occurred via good old sexy sentence-making.
Edan Lepucki
He is racist, he’s homophobic, he’s xenophobic and he’s a sexist. He’s the perfect Republican candidate. [California Democratic Party chairman about Pat Buchanan.]
Bill Press
I support an assault weapons ban, and I’ll tell you why. We already have one in California, so I don’t support doing anything above what we do in California.
Eric Swalwell
I started acting when I moved to California when I was nineteen. I started auditioning. I was waiting on my manager at the time. I was waiting on her table, and she sent me on an audition. From there, I just kept auditioning and, luckily, got parts.
Laura Ramsey
Over the years, I’ve traveled to many places for inspiration and research, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, California, and Hawaii.
Jennifer Chiaverini
When I was 16, my dad took me to a DNA conference at the Exploratorium science museum in San Francisco, California, and I was captivated by this way of looking at biology and by the discussions of bits of nucleic acid that could make us sick.
Kathleen Rubins
I won’t have to miss smoking any more. Nobody smokes where I’m going: It’s like a row of restaurants in California.
Clive James
The minority who actually loves its work seems to be made up chiefly of the writers, dancers, actors and other artists, most scientists above the technician-troll level, computer freaks, and the righteous dope-dealers of California.
Robert Anton Wilson
I was trying to pay the bills with poems, and it was easy to memorize my poems, because I’d be riding my bike in California trying to memorize them before going on stage at a poetry lounge.
Omari Hardwick
I lead a very conventional life. I don’t lead a writer’s life. And I think that can be a source of suspicion and irritation to some people. This was more true when I was living in California, when I didn’t lead a writer’s life at all.
Joan Didion
I’m really into California art from the ’60s. I like a lot of Bay Area artists, like Nathan Oliveira and Bruce Conner.
Barry McGee
The records of adopted children are sealed in California. That seal is considered inviolable… The judge ruled that, because I was famous, he didn’t have the same rights as other kids.
Danielle Steel
You know, a huge drain on California’s economy is the illegal immigrants. We need to close the borders.
Larry Flynt
Here in California, a lot of people are just kinda rude, and they’re really impatient, especially on the freeways and stuff. And in Texas it’s not like that. Here, it’s kinda like a ‘dog eat dog’ world. But in Texas, it’s really friendly. And all my family is in Texas, so we would visit family more if we lived in Texas.
Cayden Boyd
I was writing and playing in California for 11 years before I moved to Nashville.
Brett Young
We bought a doomed textile mill [Berkshire Hathaway] and a California S&L [Savings & Loan; Wesco] just before a calamity. Both were bought at a discount to liquidation value.
Charlie Munger
[There was] an openness not found on the East Coast and a generosity of spirit. New York was always formulating the correct ways to work and think while back here [in California] we were always eager to be surprised and engaged in new ways.
Eleanor Antin
One of course is to insure greater supply of energy for California’s needs now and in the future in the sense that we are in discussions with representatives of Oregon and Washington, where they do have a surplus supply of energy available, and at what we hope will be a very reasonable price.
George Deukmejian
I never really felt like I belonged in California.
Molly Ringwald
I arrived in California with no job, no car, and no money, but, like millions of other girls, a dream
Victoria Principal
California has something which not every place in the world has: It has what I would call a sunny side, and I don’t mean just physically, but the sunny side is a future. California’s worth saving, to put it bluntly.
Nicolas Berggruen
Women are the engine driving the growth in California’s economy. Women make California’s economy unique.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
The law exists for a reason. There is a dominant American culture that people used to want to preserve. That’s going by the wayside, too. But if it’s now okay for an illegal alien to practice law in California, then can anybody else who’s broken the law get a law license? And if not, why not?
Rush Limbaugh
Probably the first time I was a boss was when I was associate dean of the graduate school at the University of Southern California. I was in my early 30s.
Ruth Simmons
One of the things that the court held in Brown v. Board of Education is that government can’t impose a badge of inferiority on some of its citizens. Yet that is exactly what Proposition 8 does with respect to gay and lesbian couples in California.
David Boies
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
Much like tobacco companies want to keep smokers dependent on their deadly product, the oil industry wants to keep California dependent on oil – an expensive, dirty and limited resource that damages health.
William Barrett
After the Second World War, I returned to California to study composition with Darius Milhaud, who wrote wonderful works like ‘Le Boeuf sur le Toit’ and ‘La Cretion du Monde.’ I especially enjoy his work for two pianos, ‘Scaramouche.
Dave Brubeck
Portland is a really great city, especially because I’m a shopper and there’s no sales tax! That really adds up so fast, because in California, a $1000 pair of shoes ends up costing another $100.
Bitsie Tulloch
I grew up in the Midwest, quite far from any ocean or any beach, a million miles. I think for kids who grew up where I did, the idea of California, surfing and beach life was so exotic and glamorous.
John Malkovich
I’m from Florida, which I consider more southern. You cannot put Florida in the same category as California or New York.
Lois Frankel
Fads get hot in California. A good idea can come from Des Moines, but it’s not going to be anything there. Then it’ll hit Venice Beach or Westwood and go all around the country, back to Des Moines.
Ken Hakuta
I love clothes! I shop everywhere, but I like Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. It’s a wide range. I’m from California, and I love the Pasadena Flea Market.
Keke Palmer
I always got a kick out of it when they called it the California Sound because it really came out of Liverpool and Greenwich Village.
Roger McGuinn
Growing up in Southern California, it’s all car culture. When I was a kid, I knew every single model of every single car dealer; I knew every style of every year.
Cheech Marin
When I was growing up, I wasn’t in bands, and had really no intention of ever doing music. I went out to California for college, and kind of on a whim started making music really as a joke, and over the course of the next five years started playing a lot of shows, and music became this really integral part of my identity.
K. Flay
California is not just the Golden State. We are also the Internet State.
Kamala Harris
I’ve played good guys for most of my career, and when I came out to California, I thought, ‘I really would like to find some wonderfully intelligent bad guy to play.’
Joe Morton
in California I began to think that, except on the beaches, no-one had the use of their legs.
Rumer Godden
California: The west coast of Iowa.
Joan Didion
I travelled to California when I was 18 and went to Los Angeles State College.
Robert Vaughn
What you do to these men on California’s Death Row, you do to God.
Mother Teresa
I’m no romantic, surfing, California boy. I like reading, writing, philosophizing. Scheming. I’ve been doing some exploration of the inner space.
Henry Hopper
Several unions have agreed to larger employee contributions for their members. Taxpayers are living with cuts and making sacrifices to deal with the reality of California’s budget crisis, state workers are going to have to do the same.
Jerry Brown
I guess I really always wanted to act. When I was seven, I actually had the opportunity to come out to California. I’ve always really loved playing a part, playing a character and being someone else.
Madison Davenport
All things start in California and spread to New Jersey, then to London and then throughout Europe.
Stelios Haji-Ioannou
I have worked with this red all over the world – in Japan, California, France, Britain, Australia – a vein running round the earth. It has taught me about the flow, energy and life that connects one place with another.
Andy Goldsworthy
However, don’t let these statistics mislead you, gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas – that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today.
Bob Filner
The American dream is a multi-metaphor made up of distinct regions. Many regions of this country are almost like different countries. Even in one state, northern and southern California are like two separate countries.
Joyce Carol Oates
I was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, lived there a couple of times. My dad was in the Navy. So, we lived in Mississippi and South Carolina until I was 11, and then I moved to California, went to, you know, high school there in the Monterey Bay area.
Jennifer Palmieri
When I was 11 years old, I was bullied. It mainly started when I moved to California to pursue my dreams of being an actress. Kids back home in Texas, who I thought were my friends, were saying things behind my back. They said that I would never make it because I wasn’t talented or pretty enough to be on TV.
Raini Rodriguez
I love the whole of California, I have places… my whole thing is with all the money I make, I just want to buy as many places in California as I can because I love it.
Josh Brolin
I gleaned different style ideas over the years. In Southern California, there is a big rockabilly sub-culture. So when I would go to car shows, I would see women dressed like this. I had a teacher in high school that always had her Bette Paige bangs.
Andra Day
You’re thinking I’m one of those wise-ass California vegetarians who is going to tell you that eating a few strips of bacon is bad for your health. I’m not. I say its a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose, as long as your cold dead body is not blocking my driveway.
Scott Adams
The underground is not a place but a way of life. You can be underground most anywhere, from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Hermosa Beach, California.
Bryan Burrough
The increase in inequality in income is a longtime trend, but the pressure on middle- and low-income workers is going up rapidly. Especially if they live in an area where there are high housing and gas prices, like California.
Alice Rivlin
Hey, I didn’t make a big deal out of Hotel California. The 18 million people that bought it did.
Glenn Frey
I’d be in elementary school all week, and then on the weekend, my mom would take us to Kauai or to the Big Island or to California for a contest. That was really fun.
John John Florence
My life doesn’t change. I still have to go out and work hard every day, and do the best that I can do. I’m a third generation Californian, and there’s a lot of talented, good-looking guys in California, so I’m just happy to be working, and lucky to be working.
Scott Eastwood
Move to California. Malibu is paradise.
David Geffen
I’m on Governor Gray Davis’ California Alliance Towards Education to bring the arts back to high schools.
Sally Kirkland
Calling something “new age” is one of the media’s biggest canons. If you’re called “new age,” you couldn’t possibly be serious, you couldn’t possibly have anything deep to say, and you probably hang out in California too much – and we know that no one in California reads books or has any serious thoughts!
Marianne Williamson
I was never a part of the Actor’s Studio, because two friends of mine started it in 1947 and by that time I’d gone to California.
Richard Widmark
When I came to New York in 1949, there was already an entire fresh avant-garde film movement blooming in New York and California. It was a very, very exciting period!
Jonas Mekas
So that was Reagan’s political problem. As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn’t control everything that happens in Washington.
Brian Mulroney
It doesn’t rain at all in California. Once a month, a man drives through spraying Evian.
Hugh Laurie
It feels wistful to imagine a time when people didn’t go about their daily routine with the assumption that at any moment another massive media technology will be dumped on us by some geek in California.
Douglas Coupland
We have a historic system in place since the early part of the last century and this is going to be one of the biggest battles in California if we decide to take it on.
Marc Levine
When California provides the same value as other locations, I’d gladly shoot all my pictures here.
Joel Silver
It’s very personal in California to live within hours, and sometimes just a few miles, of earthquake faults when nuclear plants were being built.
Bonnie Raitt
California officials want to contain a measles outbreak that originated in Disneyland last month. They are in luck because everyone who is exposed to it is still in line at Space Mountain.
Conan O’Brien
Here in California, one candidate for governor is a 100-year-old woman. She’s going door-to-door and asking one simple question – ‘Do I live here?’
Craig Kilborn
I have a commission to do a piece in a place in California, Oliver Ranch, which has an eight-storey structure called The Tower designed by the visual artist Ann Hamilton.
Pauline Oliveros
I live in Hollywood, California. It’s absolutely nothing like Absaroka County, Wyoming. For me, it’s a great escape and I really enjoy it.
Bailey Chase
It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons. I mean that is just so crystal clear, there is no debate, no discussion.
Leland Yee
If I was such a corporate Democrat, why would the California Nurses Association, one of the leading advocates for a single-payer system, endorse me?
Jimmy Gomez
Five people in robes said they are bigger than the voters of California and Congress combined. And bigger than God. May He forgive us all.
Mike Huckabee
As I got older, I had more experience with borders. Some literal – living in the dramatically blue misty mountains on the line between North Carolina and Tennessee, and living in California – home to expats, transplants, and refugees from both sides of innumerable borders.
Tim Pratt
I’m a third generation Californian, and there’s a lot of talented, good-looking guys in California, so I’m just happy to be working and lucky to be working.
Scott Eastwood
I had an ethnic preference, if you will, for the warm weather, coming from Chennai. So I finally said, ‘Look, can I move to California?’ because every time I come here, it would be in the 70s or 80s, and there would be beautiful blue sky and warm.
Ram Shriram
As a California state legislator, I supported our cap-and-trade law to force polluters to pay for releasing harmful greenhouse gases to combat climate change.
Jimmy Gomez
As a fluke, my great-grandfather hit one of the largest oil reserves in California.
Armie Hammer
As you may have heard, former President Bill Clinton says he’s coming here to California to help Governor Gray Davis in his recall election campaign. Which is ironic, isn’t it? When Clinton was president, he couldn’t recall anything.
Jay Leno
I was raised on technology. I grew up in Livermore, California, a town of physicists and cowboys. My parents worked at the government laboratories there. So technology was very normal for me.
Cynthia Breazeal
California as a nation or part of a larger West Coast nation, should other states join with California, would be a good influence on the rest of the United States.
David Swanson
California is the most reactionary state in America. Fascist sentiments are very strong here.
Ilya Ilf
I became a Republican in the summer of 1972. I was involved in running President Nixon’s re-election campaign in California and became part of his administration at the start of his second term.
Ed Rollins
Life in California is beautiful.
Oscar Nunez
My brother Julio and I worked to improve the quality of wines from California and to put fine wine on American dinner tables at a price people could afford.
Ernest Gallo
I think the executives have matured enough so that they recognize that we have a two-party system. In California, we have more than a two-party system.
Lew Wasserman
Because I live in California now, I find my musings really being centered in this world.
Lori Lansens
In California in the early Spring, There are pale yellow mornings, when the mist burns slowly into day, The air stings like Autumn, clarifies like pain – Well, I have dreamed this coast myself.
Robert Hass
In December 2011, a wild gray wolf set foot in California, the first sighting in almost a century. He’d wandered in from Oregon, looking for a mate.
Lydia Millet
I have the largest collection of Hulk memorabilia in the world – everything from toilet paper, wallpaper, bicycles – all boxed up at my house in Northern California. I’ve had it for so long, I think it might be time to sell it.
Lou Ferrigno
Men rush to California and Australia as if the true gold were to be found in that direction but that is to go to the very opposite extreme to where it lies. They go prospecting farther and farther away from the true lead, and are most unfortunate when they think themselves most successful.
Henry David Thoreau
I always enjoyed art history because, growing up in California, my exposure was limited, and it was a new experience. To learn the history of art opened up certain things to me, made me see. It intrigued me.
Herb Ritts
Americans are worried about climate change because they can already witness its effects. They see its signature in the drought in California, where record heat has dried the state’s fertile soil.
Brian Schatz
Southern California, they have been amazing. They’re totally with us.
Chita Rivera
My recent retirement from full-time teaching to the status of research professor at University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) encouraged me to come out, so to speak.
Shirley Geok-lin Lim
I first saw the ocean as a kid. We would drive from Arizona in the summer and arrive as the sun was starting to come down over the hill near Laguna in southern California. We would always sing a song, and it was a big joyous family moment when we came over the hill.
Ted Danson
Now, instead of loading up your jalopy and heading for California, you take a second, badly paid job; ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ has turned into ‘Nickel and Dimed.’
Geoff Dyer
When I ask the young people from California why they want to go to New York, and the ones from the East why they’re determined to go West, I hear what you’d expect: new challenges, different weather, boyfriends, girlfriends, to make a name… They laugh when I say, ‘But your poor mother.’
Susan Estrich
There’s a group in California that wants to make suicide a capital offense punishable by death. That’s like punishing someone for being on a hunger strike by sending them to bed with no supper.
Bill Engvall
I was born on October 21, 1956 in Burbank, California. My father, Eddie Fisher, was a famous singer. My mother, Debbie Reynolds, was a movie star. Her best-known role was in ‘Singin’ In The Rain.’
Carrie Fisher
There are some forty thousand children in California, according to the red brief, that live with same-sex parents, and they want their parents to have full recognition and full status. The voice of those children is important in this case, don’t you think?
Anthony Kennedy
California has always led the way on environmental protection and always reaped the benefits, pioneering everything from catalytic convertors on cars to stationary source reduction.
Ed Begley, Jr.
The live oak can grow sturdily on the hottest hills of central California, contrasting dark green against the golden grass.
Hope Jahren
I worry these days that Latinos in California speak neither Spanish nor English very well. They are in a kind of linguistic limbo between the two. They don’t really have a language, and are, in some deep sense, homeless.
Richard Rodriguez
For many years I had allowed my second husband to take credit for my paintings. But one day, unable to continue the deception any longer, I left him and my home in California and moved to Hawaii.
Margaret Keane
We’ve tried to get as much supply into California as we can.
Kenneth Lay
I came to California and got signed at a young age. And it’s not like you see in the movies, where you start rubbing shoulders with Timbaland and Pharrell, and you become a giant pop star.
Bruno Mars
But the truth is, growing up in California, we knew nothing about hockey.
Leigh Steinberg
I’m happy wherever I go, whatever I do. I’m happy in Iowa, I’m happy here in California.
Ashton Kutcher
Laurence Olivier said if you have ambition to be a serious classical actor, you must be as fit as an athlete. For me, the breakthrough was going to live in California. I exercised. I drank less. It was one of the things about California that had a positive impact on me.
Patrick Stewart
Why did we go to war? Why did we pick people from South Carolina, California, and all the places in between to go to a foreign land and risk their lives and have some die? To make sure that Saddam Hussein could do no more damage to the region or us than he has already done.
Lindsey Graham
As a young surgeon in training at the University of California San Francisco General Hospital in the early ’80s, my colleagues and I were inundated with an epidemic of young men with fevers, rashes, swollen lymph nodes and eventually death.
Richard Carmona
How would Elvira run the state of California? Well, there isn’t much I could do that is worse than what Arnold Schwarzenegger has done. Running it into the damn ground. If I was running the whole nation? I would have free Netflix movies for everyone.
Cassandra Peterson
Expanding a failing, big-government program that reduces flexibility for the states and traps generations of Americans in dependency is not consistent with the kind of conservative solutions that Reagan sought during his terms as governor of California and president of the United States.
Edwin Meese
My grandmother was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, my daughter was a teacher and is now a superintendent in northern California, and my son-in-law is a high school principal. I am surrounded.
Loni Anderson
Why don’t you go on west to California? There’s work there, and it never gets cold. Why, you can reach out anywhere and pick an orange. Why, there’s always some kind of crop to work in. Why don’t you go there?
John Steinbeck
Our original idea was to help three or four hundred candidates in the first election run for the Ohio State legislature and the California legislature around the country.
Pete du Pont
Fences would be a hindrance to terrorists should they decide to come across a land border between the U.S. and Mexico and to California.
Duncan Hunter
Patagonia, a large apparel manufacturer based in Ventura, California, has organized itself as a ‘B-corporation.’ That’s a for-profit company whose articles of incorporation require it to take into account the interests of workers, the community, and the environment, as well as shareholders.
Robert Reich
The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants, at their camps around Independence, had heard reports that several additional parties were on the point of setting out from St. Joseph’s farther to the northward.
Francis Parkman
One identity is as a television writer, which is very classically Southern California, but another of my personae is as a New Yorker cartoonist.
Bruce Eric Kaplan
Some people are afraid of gentrification, but what I see is young people want to live in a different world. And they see possibilities here. They see that rents are relatively cheap compared to places like New York and California.
Grace Lee Boggs
You don’t have to look any farther than the state of California to know that having a ‘Gordian knot’ of conflicting measures acting upon on your state budget is a recipe for disaster.
Cary Kennedy
The apparent ease of California life is an illusion, and those who believe the illusion will live here in only the most temporary way.
Joan Didion
If you’ve had good gin on a hot day in Southern California with the people you love, you forget Nebraska. The two things cannot coexist. The stronger, better of the two wins.
Ann Patchett
Hollywood is like Picasso’s bathroom.
Candice Bergen
It’s a coup by the GOP to grab the governorship to California to make this place a safe haven for George W. Bush in 2004. It’s incredible when you think about it. The recall cost the state $100 million.
Al Jardine
I went to California at a perfect time… when many of those people that I had admired so much in films were not working that much. They had free time on their hands to talk to… me, and they liked me because I knew so much about them.
Robert Osborne
I was fifteen, or sixteen. I was in high school. I was spending a summer in California with my second cousins. And I wanted to be a director really bad. I was making a lot of 8mm home movies, since I was twelve, making little dramas and comedies with the neighborhood kids.
Steven Spielberg
Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples.
Vaughn Walker
After the falling out with my father, I worked on a couple of ranches – thoroughbred layup farms, actually – out toward Chino, California. That was fine for a little while, but I wanted to get out completely, and twenty miles away wasnt far enough.
Sam Shepard
Honestly, I am not a huge beauty girl, so I’m pretty low-maintenance, California.
Emily Ratajkowski
When I came back to California in the early ’60s I was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen, Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer and work with other artists.
Johnny Ramistella
I am the ultimate California girl, which is funny, being that I’m Canadian.
Pamela Anderson
I love being a gypsy. Home is between New York and California.
Erin Wasson
I was raised in a bit of a hippie environment. I was lying around naked until I was two, having a good time. I think the California mentality is laid back and I definitely embody that.
Urijah Faber
It feels good, it feels like a badge of honor, honestly. Amongst the artists here, in California, that festival is such a big deal. People live and die for Coachella. So to be a part of it on such a big scale is really flattering, and I feel really lucky to be part of the community.
Zella Day
You have a real asset-price bubble in places like parts of California and the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Charlie Munger
There was a proposal in California that would keep out Wal-Mart but allow Costco. You opposed it. Are you nuts? That’s true: I always oppose these kinds of things. Competition makes us better. Some of our best stores have a Sam’s Club next door.
James Sinegal
I like living in California. I think it’s the best state, although we’re supposedly the most hated state of all.
Madeline Zima
I designed furniture that pulled apart, folded, and broke down into neat stacks. Since arriving in California, I had moved four times and it looked as if I would move again. Was it the land running under my feet or my feet running over the land?
Gretel Ehrlich
I always tell people I romanticize about doing something simple, like doing radio in northern California.
Craig Kilborn
I was basically a surfer girl from California. I never looked like a model.
Christie Brinkley
In the luxuriance of a bowl of grapes set out in ritual display, in a bottle of wine, the soil and sunshine of California reached millions for whom that distant place would henceforth be envisioned as a sun-graced land resplendent with the goodness of the fruitful earth.
Kevin Starr
By means of steam one can go from California to Japan in eighteen days.
Townsend Harris
People here always said to me, Why would you leave civilization to go to a place like Fiji? Fiji is a far more civilized place than California or New York City.
Raymond Burr
I think Northern California is the most beautiful place on earth. And I adore New Orleans, but there’s something about the air in SF, for instance. It changes from moment to moment, like one’s thoughts.
Hilton Als
Fifty years ago, great schools like the University of California and the City University of New York – as well as many state colleges – were tuition free. Today college is unaffordable for many working class families. For the sake of our economy and millions of Americans, we must make higher education more affordable.
Bernie Sanders
All of the beach volleyball coaches and all the top players, everything is based out of Southern California.
Brooke Sweat
My favorite drink is water – the bland one: Evian. I stick with that. I celebrate in the evening sometimes with Perrier. That’s why I love coming to California. They’re always talking to you about bottled water.
George Foreman
The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants.
George W. Bush
I’m searching for some exit poll data from California. I’ll eat my shorts if gay and lesbian voters went for McCain at anything approaching the rate that black voters went for Prop 8.
Dan Savage
I live in California, where there’s a lot of driving entailed. I’m usually going somewhere to be on time to meet someone so I’m necessarily engaged in time. And yet, how can I in that moment of driving my car, be aware of that which is not going anywhere?
Roger Housden
I’m the worst surfer in California. My balance is off from boxing.
Mickey Rourke
It{California} is the land where the fabled Aladdin’s Lamp lies buried-and she {San Francisco} is the new Aladdin who shall seize it from its obscurity and summon the genie and command him to crown her with power and greatness and bring to her feet the hoarded treasures of the earth.
Mark Twain
Instead of putting Americans to work, the Teamsters have been busy yanking members off projects and idling construction projects from California to Indiana to New York in order to shake down employers.
Michelle Malkin
California is a fine place to live – if you happen to be an orange.
Fred Allen
The hardest part about moving from nice California weather was the freezing cold New York.
Mark Indelicato
We lose our right to be surprised that California has the highest recidivism rate in the country if we refuse to hire folks who have taken responsibility for their crimes and have done their time.
Greg Boyle
It is unacceptable that immigrants, including children, are shackled and detained in deplorable conditions. And it is unacceptable that already this year immigrants have died by the dozens in the California desert or in other parts of the Southwest.
Roger Mahony
I am presently in my thirteenth year of teaching a graduate course at the University of Southern California.
Shelley Berman
It’s very important that we keep these special, wild places. It defines the United States. Imagine our country without our national parks and our monuments. Here in California, imagine if you didn’t have in Southern Cal the Channel Islands or the great Highway 1, Big Sur up to Point Reyes up to the Redwood country.
Douglas Brinkley
All scenery in California requires distance to give it its highest charm.
Mark Twain
In 1966, I attended Marquette University and graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1970. I received my doctorate in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where I wrote my dissertation on William Faulkner’s early novels.
Laurence Yep
California is a tragic country – like Palestine, like every Promised Land.
Christopher Isherwood
If you look at some of the smaller capital markets in Asia, when they want funding, they either come here to Hong Kong or they go to California, the mecca of the Internet, because they can capture the liquidity and then move on and do what they want to do, which is develop a business.
Richard Li
I answer that question by saying: ‘Why Meg Whitman’ which is: I’m not a career politician. I spent 30 years in business. I can tell you that people in California have had it with career politicians: they are done.
Meg Whitman
I am very lucky to live in California, which is not only filled with very entrepreneurial people who don’t wait around for success, but who make their own.
Benjamin Stone
And if California slides into the ocean, as the mystics and statistics say it will, I predict this hotel will be standing until I’ve paid my bill.
Warren Zevon
California, the department-store state. The most of everything and the best of nothing.
Raymond Chandler
There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write.
Terry Pratchett
The thing about Chicago is that it really isn’t like any other place. The architecture and the layout of the city are the best. I’m from the Midwest, and consider myself a Midwesterner. I feel most at home there. I love California. I have great friends in California. I just have always considered Illinois to be home.
Vince Vaughn
I grew up in San Diego, California, and I spent a lot of time in the summer basically living in a bathing suit, you know, get in the car and drive straight to the beach and spend the entire day in that thing, so I always approached bathing suits thinking that they are very much like outfits.
Emily Ratajkowski
My family didn’t have any money growing up. I’m just a girl from the ghetto; from Indio, California.
Vanessa Marcil
I’m such a tomboy – I was raised in the South – and I also really wanted to work in New York, being so different from California, though it was a freezing-cold winter.
Jessica Stroup
I resist and resent the idea of California as a metaphor. It’s something thrust upon us, usually by people in the East.
John Gregory Dunne
As I got into my teens, I started reading better books, beginning with the Beats and then the hippie writers, people like Wallace Stegner up in Northern California, and all the political New Journalism stuff, the Boys on the Bus dudes and Ken Kesey.
Stephen Gaghan
That’s your dream, to play professional baseball. When you get the opportunity like that, getting drafted – especially by Oakland, a California team, pretty close to home – it was tempting. At the time, I just didn’t think I was ready or mature enough mentally or physically to start pro ball.
Aaron Judge
Then I left that school and I went to Cerritos College, which was in southern California; they had one of the best big band programs in the country at the time.
Bobby McFerrin
The California fever is not likely to take us off…. There is neither romance nor glory in digging for gold after the manner of the pictures in the geography of diamond washing in Brazil.
Rutherford B. Hayes
California continues to lead the nation in the fight against climate change, and electrifying our transportation sector is the next game changer.
Geisha Williams
Many of the people I work with I’ve worked with in other lifetimes. I moved to California because I knew that many of my students from past lives were in California.
Frederick Lenz
I feel so fortunate. I was brought up along the beaches in Southern California, and then got to have horses.
Bo Derek
When I was in the California legislature in the ’80s, the organic growers, who were sort of the small hippie farmers in those days, brought it to my attention that there were no regulations on organic labeling. In essence, anybody could just grow a thing any way they wanted and put ‘organic’ on it.
Sam Farr
We would go down to Riverside, California, which is very poor now, but that’s where my grandfather grew up. He grew up during the Depression in Riverside.
Greta Gerwig
Not much about California, on its own preferred terms, has encouraged its children to see themselves as connected to one another.
Joan Didion