California quotes

  • The Committee supports the idea that there should be, within the University of California, a campus which puts particular emphasis on the education of undergraduates within the framework of a College system.
    -- Abraham Robinson

    #College #Ideas #California

  • Only a Californian would have observed that it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell the real fake from the fake fake.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Real #California #Fake

  • California ... is the place that sets the trends and establishes the values for the rest of the country; like a slow ooze, California culture spreads eastward across the land.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Country #Land #California

  • I was born in California. When I was six, we moved to a small town in northern Indiana called Mishawaka.
    -- Adam Driver

    #California #Six #Indiana

  • 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

    #Rain #Home #California

  • I spend most of my life naked. In fact, I often have to be told by the people around me that it's inappropriate to be as naked as I am. But I live in California, where it's always warm, so why not?
    -- Adam Levine

    #California #People #Naked

  • Unless action is taken soon - unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period - we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #Taken #Space #California

  • 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

    #Safe Haven #Thinking #California

  • I love driving; driving along the California coastline is the best drive in the world.
    -- Al Jardine

    #California #World #Driving

  • California, here I come, right back where I started from.
    -- Al Jolson


  • I live in one of the coastal cities in Southern California, and every so often I like to take a walk down the boardwalk in Venice during the weekends when it is abuzz with lively activity.
    -- Al Seckel

    #Weekend #Cities #California

  • I wouldn't live in California. All that sun makes you sterile.
    -- Alan Alda

    #California #Sun

  • These people, as far as I can see, do not congregate in the notorious centers of the movement, like the North Beach in San Francisco or Greenwich Village, or Venice, California.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Beach #California #San Francisco

  • The Middle East is literally going up in flames, as is California, and Katrina's problems haven't been solved, and Congress' response is to criticize Federal judges.
    -- Alcee Hastings

    #Flames #California #Judging

  • About California... "I thought it was an appalling place. Then I went through a period of being amused by it. Now it`s sort of both. Californians don`t have that marvelous British cynicism, but then the British can be so patronizing at times". Alex Kingston.
    -- Alex Kingston

    #California #Alex #Amusement

  • When I'm shooting in other cities, I'm just trying to make it look like California.
    -- Alex Prager

    #Cities #California #Trying

  • When I finish as the host of 'Jeopardy!' I'm going to go up to Taft in central California. They have a small college there that teaches you about oil drilling.
    -- Alex Trebek

    #College #Oil #California

  • I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And I travel a tremendous amount. I'm in New York and California a lot, but then also I like faraway places a lot.
    -- Ali MacGraw

    #New York #California #Mexico

  • Professionally, I decided to commit a lot of my time to California because there wasn't a whole lot happening for me in New York.
    -- Alice Barrett

    #New York #California #Commit

  • I sort of lived half my life in California, half in England, so I am, I suppose, a little bit American.
    -- Alice Eve

    #California #Half #Littles

  • 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

    #California #Pressure #Low Income

  • Food should be cheap, and labor should be cheap, and everything should be the same no matter where you go; whether it's a McDonald's in Germany or one in California, it should be the same. And this message is destroying cultures around the world. Needless to say, agriculture goes with it.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Agriculture #Mcdonalds #California

  • As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future.
    -- Alison Lurie

    #Past #Europe #California

  • It used to be said that you had to know what was happening in America because it gave us a glimpse of our future. Today, the rest of America, and after that Europe, had better heed what happens in California, for it already reveals the type of civilisation that is in store for all of us.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #Europe #California #America

  • What I wonder is what would happen in California, say, if all the Mexicans left from one day to the next?
    -- Alma Guillermoprieto

    #California #One Day #Next

  • I've had the hat for four years and it keeps getting better with age. It's been in the ocean and the pool several times, yet refuses to be destroyed. The shape only improved with weathering. I bought several for my storefront in NYC, but it felt like a fish out of water in the city. It cries out for the California coastline and the arid deserts of Africa.
    -- Andy Spade

    #Ocean #Cities #California

  • It shone on everyone, whether they had a contract or not. The most democratic thing I'd ever seen, that California sunshine.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Sunshine #California #Contracts

  • Well I teach in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. So that's my primary work. I lecture on various campuses and in various communities across the country and other parts of the world.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Country #California #Community

  • Nobody can tell about this California climate. One minit its hot and the next minit its cold, so a person never knows what to hock.
    -- Anita Loos

    #California #Climate #Hot

  • According to the California Hospital Association, health care for illegal aliens is costing state taxpayers well over $1 billion a year. Eighty-four hospitals across California have already been forced to close because of unpaid bills by illegal aliens.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Years #California #Immigration

  • I'm a free market person, a free trader. But if we had a market in California, there would be competition.
    -- Anna Eshoo

    #California #Competition #Would Be

  • When I was filming 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' in America, for a couple of weeks beforehand we would always fit in a family holiday in California.
    -- Anthony Head

    #Couple #Holiday #California

  • If it turns out that Barry Bonds used ***** to bulk up and add muscle mass, he could get four to eight years as governor of California
    -- Argus Hamilton

    #California #Eight #Years

  • As a fluke, my great-grandfather hit one of the largest oil reserves in California.
    -- Armie Hammer

    #Oil #California #Grandfather

  • I speak directly to the people, and I know that the people of California want to have better leadership. They want to have great leadership. They want to have somebody that will represent them. And it doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican, young or old.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Leadership #California #People

  • We have to make sure everyone in California has a great job. A fantastic job!
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Jobs #California #Great Job

  • Thirty-six years after coming to America, the man once known by fellow body­builders as the Austrian Oak was elected governor of California, the seventh largest economy in the world.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Men #Years #California

  • The biggest problem that we have is that California is being run now by special interests. All of the politicians are not anymore making the moves for the people, but for special interests and we have to stop that.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Running #Moving #California

  • My favorite drive is Highway 101 in California between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. I love the 101; Highway 1 is too windy, and 5 is too boring - the 101 is just right. It's like the Mama Bear of scenic drives.
    -- Art Alexakis

    #California #Mama #Bears

  • 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

    #Dream #Artist #California

  • In California, I do like to just chill out and go to the beach, but I love the energy here. I feel very productive when I'm in New York.
    -- Ashley Greene

    #Beach #New York #California

  • I suppose it was later on that I realized that there was some reaction among the musicians themselves, some of whom resented the success of cool jazz in California, and that broke down into the white guys against the hard-blowing black guys in New York.
    -- Ashley Kahn

    #New York #California #White

  • My family belongs to a tennis club in Valencia, California, so I always go there. I play a lot of tennis with my dad and swim. And I like to go to the gym there.
    -- Ashley Tisdale

    #Dad #California #Play

  • I'm happy wherever I go, whatever I do. I'm happy in Iowa, I'm happy here in California.
    -- Ashton Kutcher

    #Iowa #Umpires #California

  • 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

    #Party #Self #California

  • I'm really into California art from the '60s.
    -- Barry McGee

    #Art #California

  • I come from a small town in Maryland. I came to California in 1972 to begin Maude.
    -- Bea Arthur

    #California #Towns #Small Town

  • I grew up with the Blind Boys' music. My family owns a music store in Claremont, California, called The Claremont Folk Music Center. I grew up with a heavy diet of gospel, folk, and blues because those are kind of the cornerstones of traditional American music.
    -- Ben Harper

    #Boys #California #Kind

  • My family owns a music store in Claremont, California, called The Claremont Folk Music Center.
    -- Ben Harper

    #California #My Family #Stores

  • I'm from Southern California, so I feel much more comfortable with a golf club in my hand than I do a weapon.
    -- Bert Blyleven

    #Golf #Hands #California

  • 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

    #Suicide #California #Bed

  • 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

    #Party #California #Perfect

  • I've lived in California for six years and I've never surfed.
    -- Bill Skarsgard

    #Years #California #Six

  • I'll always consider myself a Southerner. A lot of people put California down, but my dreams were realized there.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Dream #California #People

  • I've lived in California for half of my life. It's weird, everyone thinks of me as this guy who's from the South ... I'm really a Californian.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Thinking #California #Guy

  • I like California but I'm dyed-in-the-wool Oklahoma. I see a deer in L.A., and everybody's standing around it taking pictures. Back home, that's the enemy!
    -- Blake Shelton

    #Home #Oklahoma #California

  • I know there are California oranges and Florida oranges. When I'm in Florida, I like Florida oranges. Today, I think California oranges are the best, of course.
    -- Bob Dole

    #Thinking #Florida #California

  • The California proposition [Prop. 187] is one I would agree with. That's the easiest way to put it.
    -- Bob Dole

    #California #Immigration #Way

  • 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

    #California #Statistics #Might

  • I grew up in California, which was not - at least in the '50s and '60s - a cultural oasis by any means. Certainly not Orange County, anyway.
    -- Bob Gunton

    #Mean #Oasis #California

  • We jumped into the protest of Vietnam before the Black Panther Party ever started, before the Black Panther Party was even thought of. In fact, it was late 1965 and 1966 that the anti-Vietnam War, anti-draft to the Vietnam War protest started at University of California, Berkeley.
    -- Bobby Seale

    #War #Party #California

  • I lead an introverted and boring life here in California.
    -- Brian Bosworth

    #California #Boring #Boring Life

  • Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them.
    -- Brian Ferneyhough

    #Art #Commitment #California

  • 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

    #California #Political #President

  • Westerns was why I got into the business. I grew up on a small farm in California and all I ever wanted to do was to play gangsters and cowboys in movies.
    -- Brion James

    #Cowboy #Play #California

  • They still talk about the night that Augie Pabst, a fresh-faced heir to the brewing fortune, drove a rented Falcon into the swimming pool of the Mark Thomas Inn in Monterey, California. His reviews were so good that he repeated the act at a Howard Johnson's outside Denver.
    -- Brock Yates

    #Swimming #Night #California

  • 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

    #Stars #California #Age

  • 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

    #Beach #California #Manhattan

  • In the rural South, 'Bubba' is like how people say 'dude' in California. It's a name for a regular Southern man. I know a Chinese Bubba, a black Bubba.
    -- Bubba Sparxxx

    #Men #Names #California

  • It's ludicrous that my friends in California aren't able to legally get married. It's a civil rights issue. In 20 years we're going to look back at tapes of these antigay people saying ridiculous things on the news and it's going to sound as antiquated as the newsreels of horrible racists from the '50s.
    -- Busy Philipps

    #Rights #Years #California

  • My mother was very involved with Cesar Chavez's work on behalf of the migrant farm workers in California.
    -- Caitlin Flanagan

    #Mother #California #Migrants

  • Left the ranch in 1883, went to California, going through the States and territories, reached Ogden the latter part of 1883, and San Francisco in 1884.
    -- Calamity Jane

    #Umpires #California #San Francisco

  • Hollywood is like Picasso's bathroom.
    -- Candice Bergen

    #Funny #Memorable #California

  • I've got no interest in going over to California to fight that boring git, in a fight that no one's interested in, and that's the reason why he's trying to pimp himself out everywhere.
    -- Carl Froch

    #Motivation #Fighting #California

  • I came to know that in many ways it was a crime to be Filipino in California .... I feel like a criminal running away from a crime I did not commit. And this crime is that I am a Filipino in America.
    -- Carlos Bulosan

    #Running #California #America

  • The reason I moved to California the first time was to build the Cobra. I thought it was stupid to have a 1918 taxicab engine in what Europeans like to call a performance car when a little American V-8 could do the job better.
    -- Carroll Shelby

    #Jobs #Stupid #California

  • 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

    #Running #California #Netflix

  • Donald Beardslee is set for execution this week in California. His crimes were about twenty years ago, but it will be the first execution in California in quite some time.
    -- Catherine Crier

    #Years #California #Twenties

  • A guy friend and I went to California Pizza Kitchen, and a group of pretty girls came over to us and said, 'You guys are gay, right?
    -- Chad Michael Murray

    #Girl #Gay #California

  • I had sort of exhausted all the avenues playing in Detroit. So again, through the stewardship of my brother, I ended up in California and went to the Musicians Institute in L.A. I wanted to get better as a player.
    -- Chad Smith

    #Brother #Player #California

  • I would say that Mickey Mouse has a greater influence on the American public than Shakespeare, Milton, Dante, Rabelais, Shostakovitch, Lenin, and/or Van Gogh. Which says 'What?' about the American Public. Disneyland remains the central attraction of Southern California, but the graveyard remains our reality.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Reality #California #Southern

  • Disneyland remains the central attraction of Southern California, but the graveyard remains our reality.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Reality #California #Southern

  • As in the case of California, the wolf is at the door of America and the present administration acts as if it's a pussycat. America cannot maintain the present entitlement programs and support a government this size and keep on living on a credit card.
    -- Charlie Daniels

    #Government #Doors #California

  • California is a state peculiarly addicted to swift enthusiasms. It is a seed-bed of all manner of cults and theories, taken up, and dropped, with equal speed.
    -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    #Taken #California #Bed

  • In California there were nuggets the size of walnuts lying on the ground—or so it was said, and truth travels slowly when rumors have wings of gold.
    -- Cherie Priest

    #Lying #Wings #California

  • I said we are going to balance an $11 billion budget deficit in a $29 billion budget, so by percentage, the largest budget deficit in America, by percentage, larger than California, larger than New York, larger than Illinois. And we're going to balance that without raising taxes on the people of the state of New Jersey.
    -- Chris Christie

    #New York #Illinois #California

  • I'm looking California and feeling Minnesota.
    -- Chris Cornell

    #Life #California #Feelings

  • There was in the House only one dissenting vote, from Barbara J. Lee, a Democrat from California, who warned that military action could not guarantee the safety of the country and that 'as we act, let us not become the evil we deplore.
    -- Chris Hedges

    #Country #Military #California

  • No matter where you put me, I don't care if it is North Carolina, Florida, California, New York City; I'm going to be who I am.
    -- Chris Paul

    #New York #Cities #California

  • I moved here to California when I was 13 to pursue my acting career
    -- Christina Milian

    #Careers #California #Acting

  • Living in Maryland, I saw that the opportunities were far greater in California than back home
    -- Christina Milian

    #Home #Opportunity #California

  • I live on the beautiful Northern California coast. I have always loved hiking, whale watching and being outdoors.
    -- Christine Feehan

    #Beautiful #Whales #California

  • I came out to California from Texas, to the Haight, and the Fillmore and all that stuff, and totally got the bug.
    -- Christopher Cross

    #California #Texas #Bugs

  • California is a tragic country - like Palestine, like every Promised Land.
    -- Christopher Isherwood

    #Country #Land #California

  • I'm in California a lot; I go overseas sometimes and I meet more Hells Angels than other Angels do.
    -- Chuck Zito

    #Angel #California #Sometimes

  • I like to go for a little drive up the California coast.
    -- Colin Farrell

    #California #Littles #Coast

  • I always tell people I romanticize about doing something simple, like doing radio in northern California.
    -- Craig Kilborn

    #Simple #California #People

  • The big political news, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he's running for governor of California, and already, people are chanting, 'Four more vowels, four more vowels.
    -- Craig Kilborn

    #Running #California #People

  • California is no longer a state, it's a hedge fund.
    -- Craig T. Nelson

    #California #Politics #States

  • 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

    #Technology #Cowboy #California