The 32 Greatest Quotes About Los Angeles

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Always take fountain. Bette Davis
Of course, in Los Angeles, everything is based on driving, even the killings. In New York, most people don’t have cars, so if you want to kill a person, you have to take the subway to their house. And sometimes on the way, the train is delayed and you get impatient, so you have to kill someone on the subway. That’s why there are so many subway murders; no one has a car. George Carlin
I come to a red light, tempted to go through it, then stop once I see a billboard sign that I don’t remember seeing and I look up at it. All it says is ‘Disappear Here’ and even though it’s probably an ad for some resort, it still freaks me out a little and I step on the gas really hard and the car screeches as I leave the light.
Bret Easton Ellis
I could hear everything, together with the hum of my hotel neon. I never felt sadder in my life. LA is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities; New York gets godawful cold in the winter but there’s a feeling of wacky comradeship somewhere in some streets. LA is a jungle. Jack Kerouac
Even though I grew up two hours south, I had rarely ventured to Los Angeles. I soon learned that my dad wasn’t totally off base when he said, “Los Angeles is like San Diego’s older, uglier sister that has herpes.” . . . “Remember. Family,” he said. “Also, how do I get back to I-5? I hate this fucking city. Justin Halpern
In Los Angeles, everyone is a star. Denzel Washington
Los Angeles is like a beauty parlor at the end of the universe.
Emily Mortimer
I was never an ambitious girl, or even a self-confident one. I never went in for beauty pageants or wore a stitch of make-up until I went to Los Angeles. Pamela Anderson
I like Los Angeles. So many artistic people, and I just love the weather. Carly Rae Jepsen
It’s [Los Angeles] mostly full of nonsense and delusion and egomania. They think they’ll be young and beautiful forever, even though most of them aren’t even young and beautiful now. Christopher Hitchens
When its 100 degrees in New York, it’s 72 in Los Angeles. When its 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it’s still 72. However, there are 6 million interesting people in New York, and only 72 in Los Angeles. Neil Simon
I don’t like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I’m from New York. I will kill to get what I need. Lady Gaga
I love living in Los Angeles. William Shatner
Los Angeles is such a town of show business, and I’m a terrible celebrity. I find it difficult — it’s the beast that must be fed. There’s this big wheel of pictures and articles that goes around, and you get pinned on it. Julia Roberts
Marriages that last are with people who do not live in Los Angeles.
Farrah Fawcett
Los Angeles is 72 suburbs in search of a city. Dorothy Parker
Los Angeles is a large city-like area surrounding the Beverly Hills Hotel. Fran Lebowitz
Los Angeles is just New York lying down. Quentin Crisp
Los Angeles is a microcosm of the United States. If L.A. falls, the country falls. Ice T.
I mean, who would want to live in a place where the only cultural advantage is that you can turn right on a red light? Woody Allen
There is nothing worse for me than sitting in traffic. Joe Montana
You know, you’re really nobody in LA unless you live in a house with a really big door. Steve Martin
I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic. Andy Warhol
Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles. Frank Lloyd Wright
Downtown Los Angeles is at present one of the most squalid places in the United States.
Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang’s feeble imagination.
Henry Miller
If most American cities are about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are about the production of culture – not only national culture but global culture. Barbara Kruger
Cities are distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New York is King Kong, or the blackout, or vertical bombardment: Towering Inferno. Los Angeles is the horizontal fault, California breaking off and sliding into the Pacific: Earthquake. Jean Baudrilliard
If we talk about the environment, for example, we have to talk about environmental racism – about the fact that kids in South Central Los Angeles have a third of the lung capacity of kids in Santa Monica. Danny Glover
When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belong somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what I felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn’t get looked at as God, you freak. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Anyone who has tried to take a stroll at dusk through a strange neighborhood patrolled by armed security guards and signposted with death threats quickly realizes how merely notional, if not utterly obsolete, is the old idea of the ‘freedom of the city’. Mike Davis
People are afraid to merge on freeways in Los Angeles. Bret Easton Ellis
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