Los Angeles Quotes

The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.

Albert Einstein

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

Frank Lloyd Wright

In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.

Simon Hoggart

There are two modes of transport in Los Angeles: car and ambulance.Visitors who wish to remain inconspicuous are advised to choose the latter.

Frances Ann Lebowitz

Los Angeles is a large city-like area surrounding the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Fran Lebowitz

Los Angeles is a city looking for a ritual to join its fragments, and The Doors are looking for such a ritual also. A kind of electric wedding. We hide ourselves in the music to reveal ourselves.

Jim Morrison

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

David Letterman

Pick your enemies carefully or you'll never make it in Los Angeles.

Rona Barrett

I noticed I had developed a fantasy about myself as a writer as opposed to actually doing it [so] I finally summoned up the bad taste to move to Los Angeles.

Leslie Dixon

A bank robber in Los Angeles told the clerk not to give him cash, but to deposit the money in his checking account.

Bill Bryson

Los Angeles was an impression of failure, of disappointment, of despair, and of oddly makeshift lives. This is California? I thought.

Joseph Barbera

Los Angeles is 72 suburbs in search of a city.

Dorothy Parker

In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.

Simon Hoggart

Los Angeles makes the rest of California seem authentic.

Jonathan Culler

I love Thanksgiving turkey ... it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

European imperialism long ago made Tahiti a distant suburb of Paris, the missionaries made it a suburb of Christ's kingdom, and the radio made it a suburb of Los Angeles.

Cedric Belfrage

I'd move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack.

Russell Crowe

The Los Angeles riots were not caused by the Rodney King verdict. The Los Angeles riots were caused by rioters.

Rush Limbaugh

Between a quarter and a third of Los Angeles's land area is now monopolized by the automobile and its needs-by freeways, highways, garages, gas stations, car lots, parking lots. And all of it is blanketed with anonymity and foul air.

Alistair Cooke

When the government picked companies and gave them monopoly rights to frequencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles and New York and Chicago, it was picking the winners of the competition; it wasn't setting the terms of the competition.

Robert McChesney

People here in Los Angeles are disgusted now about a sex scandal involving Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apparently for seven years, he carried on a sexual relationship with his own wife.

Craig Kilborn

Regarding comments attributed to me in the Los Angeles Times - allegedly made on a bus trip from Germany to Holland in 1998 - I emphatically denounce such comments as false.

Paul Crouch

In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.

Denzel Washington

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 Baudrillard

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Updated On : March 18, 2011
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