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California Coast Quotes


"California: The west coast of Iowa." - Joan Didion

"The coast was clear." - Michael Drayton

"Lancaster, California ... that promised land sometimes called 'the west coast of Iowa." - Joan Didion

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

"I was born in Orange County - in Santa Ana. My dad is from California. I was raised on the East Coast. My first two years were in California, but I claim East Coast. I'm sorry, I don't rep California." - Michael B Jordan

"California: Sunny nutland." - Edwin Diamond

"Are there are fireflies on the West Coast? I never saw any when I lived in California." - Ben Lerner

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

"Thackwell really can metaphorically coast home now" - Murray Walker

"Don't coast through life without a passion." - John Piper

"California, the department store state." - Raymond Chandler

"When a fissure off the California coast started pumping and dumping oil on the nearby towns and beaches, everybody started dumping on Union Oil. Matters weren't helped one iota by a manufactured quotation attributed to Union's president, Fred Hartley, alleging his amazement at the publicity for the loss of a few birds.... Fred Hartley never said what the press reported, as the transcript and the Senate committee members definitely established. But I don't suppose the truth will ever catch up with the more colorful falsehood." - Malcolm Forbes

"When they were putting oil rigs up and down the California coast, the whole issue of safe energy and the addiction to fossil fuels really came into focus." - Bonnie Raitt

"Cheney shot a man in the face hunting quail. I don't know about East coast quail, but California quail are this fucking big." - Robin Williams

"I'm thankful for Sarah Palin's vice presidential bid, which taught us that Alaska is not in a box off the coast of California." - Paula Poundstone

"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

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

"Everyone in California is from somewhere else." - Wright Morris

"You can't have everything, even in California" - Raymond Chandler

"Move to California. Malibu is paradise." - David Geffen

"Scepticism is a barren coast, without a harbor or lighthouse." - Henry Ward Beecher

"There's only one direction you can coast-downhill." - Brian Tracy

"And all Niki really has to do now is coast" - Murray Walker

"We give tremendous amounts of money to California - California in many ways is out of control." - Donald Trump

"In California, especially Northern California, the fans really cheer for me." - Jeff Gordon

"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

"I tell people that I represent the district with a third of the California coast, the biggest trees in the world, some of the best wine grapes in the world, and about 60 percent of the marijuana produced in America." - Jared Huffman

"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

"California is lucky, the East Coast is lucky because we get great seafood and a lot of produce from Florida, locally in good weather, but in the winter we have to buy it." - Eric Ripert

"I looked along the San Juan Islands and the coast of California, but I couldn't find the palette of green, granite, and dark blue that you can only find in Maine." - Parker Stevenson

"In Southern California along the coast, if the only thing you can do with the land is agriculture, it would be substantially less (in value) than property that has almost any other allowable use." - Bill Vaughan

"Too many Broadway actors in motion pictures lost their grip on success-had a feeling that none of it had ever happened on that sun-drenched coast, that the coast itself did not exist, there was no California. It had dropped away like a hasty dream and nothing could ever have been like the things they thought they remembered." - Mae West

"Scientists say over the next hundred years, the coast of California will sink almost five feet. So the presidential candidates need to do something. Mitt Romney is conflicted. On one hand, he denies that global warming exists. But if California is under water, he would definitely win the next election." - Craig Ferguson

"When this genre of music started in America, Metallica was up north in California, we were in Southern California, Anthrax was on the East Coast. We each developed our own metal music, and after 30 years, we're still playing our metal music." - Tom Araya

"I'm wary of the whole Los Angeles scene. I'm a California kid, but there's a difference between California and Los Angeles. L.A. is urban. California is restorative." - Jason Lewis

"How happy is the sailor's life, from coast to coast to roam; in every port he finds a wife, in every land a home." - Isaac Bickerstaffe


"When you come from the Midwest, you have a more open mind than if you come from the West Coast or the East Coast." - Tommy Bolin

"Fascism wants Baptism coast to coast." - Ken Kesey

"You can't see California without Marlon Brando's eyes" - Corey Taylor

"They write songs about California girls for a reason." - Sarah Mlynowski

"California is choosing between the lesser of, uh, 300 evils." - Jon Stewart

"The state of California has no business subsidizing intellectual curiosity." - Ronald Reagan

"I went to college for about a year in California." - Sean William Scott

"I'm your biggest fan, California, I'm coming home" - Joni Mitchell

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

"I hear the weed is really strong in California..." - Saul Williams

"I'm very much a hippie from Northern California." - Jessica Chastain

"You haven't lived until you've died in California." - Mort Sahl

"I wish they all could be California girls." - Brian Wilson

"I was born in Palo Alto, California in 1961." - Eric Allin Cornell

"Once I'm done, I'm done. I'm going to California," - Rob Ford

"California is full of Mexican culture and Mexican music." - Harry Dean Stanton

"Thunderstorms were rare in California, but when they came they were, like most things in California, larger than life." - Helen McCloy

"California is our biggest economy. California is our biggest agricultural producer. So what happens here matters to every working American." - Barack Obama

"Man hath no Heaven and Time's coast is chartless. He speeds; we pass away!" - Alphonse De Lamartine

"Or shipwrecked, kindles on the coast False fires, that others may be lost." - William Wordsworth

"I'm a product of an East Coast liberal arts educational system." - Matt Taibbi

"I come from a very la-ti-da East Coast intellectual family - or so they think." - Alexandra Wentworth

"Mental effort, I would argue, is relatively rare. Most of the time we coast." - Daniel Kahneman

"For quite some time, I have wanted to live on the central coast of California and get more involved at Cal Poly, my alma mater; spend more time with my wife and sons; travel to interesting parts of the world; and something I have wanted to do for years- finish the requirements for my pilot's license." - Peter Oppenheimer

"Regarding the air raid over Los Angeles it was learned by Army G2 that Rear Admiral Anderson...recovered an unidentified airplane off the coast of California...with no bearing on conventional explanation. This Headquarters has come to the determination that the mystery airplanes are in fact not earthly and, according to secret intelligence sources, they are in all probability of interplanetary origin." - George C Marshall

"If there are greater activities in Vesuvius or Pelee, then the southern coast of California and the areas between Salt Lake and the southern portions of Nevada, we may expect, within the three months following same, inundation by the earthquakes. But these are to be more in the Southern than the Northern Hemisphere." - Edgar Cayce

"[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

"I'm in California, so I know people who are natives who tell me there's lots of weather here, but it's not the same as being in Vermont. Since I grew up on the East Coast I miss that weather all the time. You'd think I'd get used to not having it, but I don't." - Martha Ronk

"In any democratic, civilized - even non-democratic nations, if you are a nation, it means to say that in our case, if there's a hurricane in Louisiana, the people of Vermont are there for them. If there's a tornado in the Midwest, we are there for them. If there's flooding in the East Coast, the people in California are there for us." - Bernie Sanders

"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

"There is a lot of lip service paid in this Congress and downtown at the White House about family values and small business. Who better represents family values and small business than the fishermen and women on the Oregon and California coast." - Peter Defazio

"The stakes in my books tend to be kind of ridiculously high. In 'Kid vs. Squid,' the question is whether or not the California coast will be subsumed by the ocean in favor of the creation of a new Atlantis. In 'The Boy at the End of the World,' what's at stake is the survival of the human species." - Greg Van Eekhout

"Brian really kicked back on his own when Amanda was a baby. We had a long talk about it, and he was spending a lot of time in California working there and he didn't really want to spend all his time out there and have his children and his wife on the East Coast." - Erika Slezak

"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

"I was raised in the West. The west of Texas. It's pretty close to California. In more ways than Washington, D.C., is close to California." - George W Bush

"California is the third largest oil producer. More importantly, California burns more oil, consumes more oil than any state or collection of states in America." - Jerry Brown

"I've had an interesting time adjusting to New York. I'm from California and I'm very much a California girl. I feel lucky to officially say I'm bi-coastal." - Taryn Manning

"The idea of a Chicago band that wanted to sing songs about California is really funny. Having never been to California." - Bill Hader

"Actually, the University of California says they may start a marijuana research center. Really? I thought the University of California was a marijuana research center." - Jay Leno

"I dislike organized games, swimming pools, fashionable resorts, night clubs, music in restaurants, and political manifestoes; I enjoy driving from coast to coast, good food and drink, a few friends, dogs, the theatre, long walks, music and free conversation." - James Hilton

"A Jap's a Jap. There is no way to determine their loyalty... This coast is too vulnerable. No Jap should come back to this coast except on a permit from my office." - John L. DeWitt

"A lot of people think that it was about Biggie on the East Coast and 2Pac on the West Coast. It wasn't like that. Big ran New York. 2Pac ran America." - Cormega

"I eternally fight internal battles about developing things that only appeal to the East Coast and the West Coast. For years I've been trying to do a Western, nobody's interested in doing a Western, how can that be?" - Edward Allen Bernero

"We liked the Beach Boys. There was kind of that friendly East Coast, West Coast thing between us. We were always fans. 'God Only Knows' is a brilliant record." - Bob Gaudio

"We also want to try and slow down all this foolishness that's going on between the East and West. We gotta understand that Hip Hop is now universal. Hip Hop is not East coast or West coast." - Afrika Bambaataa

"Mrs. Obama has a hug - a sincere and friendly embrace - that has become familiar to countless supporters from coast to coast. And when she talks to you, she focuses all her calm attention on your face." - Andre Leon Talley

"You only have to go hardcore humiliation on the first film. On the subsequent sequels, you can coast." - Jack Black

"I would not creep along the coast but steer Out in mid-sea, by guidance of the stars." - George Eliot

"The Coast Guard has long been known as the armed service that gets more done for less." - Howard Coble

"There is also a strong following among the urbanites on the East Coast when it comes to martial arts films." - Donnie Yen

"When I left the West Coast I was a liberal. When I landed in New York I was a revolutionary." - Jane Fonda

"I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I split my time between the West Coast and the East." - Tessa Thompson

"I moved to the east coast when everybody else was going to the west coast. I (then) chased it back toward the west coast. I built my career up by doing small roles (which led) to principal roles and getting bumped into main character roles." - Drew Waters

"And I know that this is prophetic: that God is going to send this mighty wave - I want everyone here to prophecy with me in Lakeland - that this mighty wave is going all the way out to California, Highway 40, coast to coast aaaaah! and we want to release that mighty Holy Ghost in. Send it all over the world. The wave is moving. The wave is moving the wave is. Come on! Catch the wave. Catch the wave in Canada. Catch it in Canada. Catch it in Australia. Catch it in England. Catch it in Asia. Catch it in Europe. Catch it all over the world." - Todd Bentley

"California has all the beauties of youth as well as its idiocies and vices ..." - Gertrude Atherton

"California ... produces the maximum of scenery and the minimum of weather ..." - Inez Haynes Irwin

"I remain California-bound" - Ronald Reagan

"I think it's the snack food industry that's really pushing the marijuana legalization issue in California." - John Pappas

"California has more distractions, more activities for the kids, more driving." - Laird Hamilton

"I'd rather be in prison in California than free anywhere else." - Inez Haynes Irwin

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

"Avicenna California...Museum of my twisted youth, vault of my dearest and most disgusting memories." - Peter S Beagle

"California can and does furnish the best bad things that are obtainable in America." - Hinton Rowan Helper

"Among many U. S. wine consumers, California holds a strong position." - Pete Rose

"We also sleep in separate beds. Hers is in California and mine is in Texas" - Red Skelton

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

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

"I believe in that old adage that 'as goes California, so goes the country." - Kamala Harris

"When completed, Disney's California Adventure will feel more immersive and richer. It will have more heart." - Jay Rasulo

"These French-style caramels are handmade in California. It's always hard to give them away!" - Oprah Winfrey

"Memphis was almost like going to California. Beale Street was the black man's street." - Muddy Waters

"Oregon is outflanking California as the most left wing state in the union." - Bill O'Reilly

"We have seen the Democrat solution to an energy crisis; it's called California." - J C Watts

"In California, thieves have three choices: They can go to prison, Sacramento, or Washington D.C." - Burt Prelutsky

"California just is so deeply left, particularly coastal. It just is." - Rush Limbaugh

"I liked girls with pale skin because I am a California boy, tanned and blonde hair." - Robert Englund

"The forest fires are the worst disaster in California since I was elected." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"California had its first medical marijuana job fair. Over 2 million people meant to show up." - Conan O'Brien

"California can and does furnish the best bad things that are obtainable in America." - Hinton R. Helper

"They turned the country up on its side, and everything loose fell into California." - Anonymous

"[After being defeated in the California Senate primary:] The people have spoke-the bastards." - Dick Tuck

"I don't want anyone to think that I've been lost to California." - Ladyhawke

"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California." - Edward Abbey

"Best way to live in California is to be from somewheres else." - Cormac Mccarthy

"I travelled to California when I was 18 and went to Los Angeles State College." - Robert Vaughn

"California is a fine place to live - if you happen to be an orange." - Fred Allen

"My career in racing started at a very young age in California." - Jeff Gordon

"I think the best restaurants in America should be in California." - David Chang

"I'm meant for California." - Lauren Conrad

"There are Tea Parties, and I would say plural, in California." - Carly Fiorina

"My mom was born in San Diego, around Vista. So we've always been California people." - Gracie Gold

"I love Disneyland because the teacups are so awesome. But California Adventure is the best." - Joey King

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

"All scenery in California requires distance to give it its highest charm." - Mark Twain

"There is a big cry in California to stop everyone from running to Canada." - Wayne Rogers

"When California provides the same value as other locations, I'd gladly shoot all my pictures here." - Joel Silver

"In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows." - Woody Allen

"When I was growing up, I didn't know there was a world outside of California." - Willie Aames

"But the truth is, growing up in California, we knew nothing about hockey." - Leigh Steinberg

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

"We've tried to get as much supply into California as we can." - Kenneth Lay

"When I was a kid, I always wanted to live in California because I liked skateboarding." - Demetri Martin

"Each time that I have two or three days off, I'm off somewhere in California." - Lizzie Brochere

"I'm eternally grateful to the penal system in California for saving my life." - Frank Morgan

"A large part of California is a sensual state. It has a huge range of geographical features and in addition to the deserts and the mountains and the huge coast line. The fact that we don't have harsh seasons, like they have in the East, means you can have convertible cars. There's more sunshine, per year here, and it affects people psychologically and physically. I think California has always been an attractive place for many, a lot of strange cults have been here over the years. Again, it's an experimental place." - Michael C. McMillen

"A story of remarkable simplicity and charm. A young swimmer invites us into sea off the coast of California where through her eyes we see an entire realm of creatures we have never known so intimately before. Truly for people of all ages, Lynne Cox's adventure with the baby whale, Grayson, becomes a parable and an experience, thanks not only to the author's great and generous spirit, but through her immense gift for describing nature." - Anne Rice

"Indeed, if I understand this global-warming business correctly, the danger is that the waters will rise and drown the whole of Massachusetts, New York City, Long Island, the California coast and a few big cities on the Great Lakes - in other words, every Democratic enclave will be wiped out leaving only the solid Republican heartland. Politically speaking, for conservatives there's no downside to global warming." - Mark Steyn

"I felt like I was an outsider. I think what happened to me made me develop this street sense of watching people and working out what made them tick, wondering whether I could trust them or not. I went to a lot of schools along the coast in California, made few friends and stayed with aunts, uncles and grandparents while my folks tried to make ends meet. It was tough. We had no money." - Tobey Maguire

"I went from a naive, regular girl in high school to trying to realize my dream. When my family moved from the East Coast to California, I thought in my little brain, "Wow, I'm going to Hollywood. I could actually make this happen." It was easier for me to think it's possible living in a place like Los Angeles than trying to do it in suburban Maryland." - Joan Jett

"As a book person and a movie person, I feel Jewish. My Dad was more Buddhist than anything, and on the West Coast I've often had the impression that Jews become Buddhists. I think, if anything, my religion has more to do with California consciousness, vibrations and energy. My wife isn't Jewish. There's nothing ceremonial going on at our house, I mean, occasionally a candle gets lit. But, definitely, my Judaism is an ongoing relationship, one that remains to be consummated." - Jonathan Raymond

"These European White Men, then, with civilization in their blood and in their destiny, crossed the Atlantic and set up a new civilization on a bleak and rock bound coast. It was the White Men who drove north to Alaska and west to California; the men who opened up the tropics and subdued the Arctics; the men who mastered the African Veldts; the men who peopled Australia and seized the gates of the world at Suez, Gibraltar and Panama." - Ben Klassen

"The only way to coast is downhill." - Zig Ziglar

"They say he's an intelligent man, right? Speaks five languages! I've got a 15-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who speaks five languages!" - Alex Ferguson



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