California Quotes

If she were your wife, once beautiful and loving, but now shrewish, unkempt and manipulative, you would leave her. If she were a business, unconcerned about providing service after you paid a hefty premium, you would buy from someone else. She is neither, but she exhibits the worst traits of both. She is the city […]

All creative people should be required to leave California for at least three months every year.

I was born in San Francisco, California. I have in consequence always preferred living in a temperate climate but it is difficult, on the continent of Europe or even in America, to find a temperate climate.

Los Angeles, the world’s most celebrated suburb of nowhere.

When you get tired of walking around San Francisco, you can always lean against it.

It’s a great place to live, but I wouln’t want to visit there.

The Senator says the territory of California is three times greater than the average extent of the new States of the Union. Well, Sir, suppose it is. We all know that it has more than three times as many mountains, inaccessible and rocky hills, and sandy wastes, as are possessed by any State of the […]

New groups, whole families, kept arriving. He could see a change come over them as they had become part of the crowd. Until they reached the line, they looked diffident, almost furtive, but the moment they had become part of it, they turned arrogant and pugnacious. It was a mistake to think them harmless curiosity […]

Once there, they discover that sunshine isn’t enough. They get tired of oranges, even of avocado pears, and passion fruit. Nothing happens. They do not know what to do with their time… They watch the waves come in at Venice… but after you’ve seen one wave, you’ve seen them all… Their boredom becomes more and […]

When an Okie moves to California, he raises the IQ of both states.