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"Attitude is attitude, whether you're a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?" - Paul Walker

"I'm so much more of an East Coast girl than a West Coast girl." - Lexa Doig

"But then again in the East Coast, I think, Tupac, inspired everybody on the East Coast, everybody down south, everybody in the West Coast you know what sayin'." - Bubba Sparxxx

"The West coast money and the East coast money, in an ever-increasing manner, is finding its way to Chicago." - Eric Lefkofsky

"I just know what it's like being an East Coast person, being from New Jersey." - Ray Liotta

"I think my favorite, and Coppola and that whole thing. East coast Italian directors I guess." - Anthony Michael Hall

"I sound New York. I sound East Coast much more than a blonde person from L.A." - Julie Kavner

"I've found there to be a tremendous amount of East Coast snobbery in the journalism world." - Diane Lane

"There is sort of a small town mentality on the east coast of Canada." - Martha Macisaac

"I ain't got no beef with east coast, I think it's just being hyped up." - Ice T

"I went to college in Vermont, and then stayed in the East Coast." - Bret Easton Ellis

"And then I went into television; and then television moved from the East Coast to Hollywood." - Skitch Henderson

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

"I don't feel I've had a decent critic ever on the East coast." - Alice Walker

"If we don't act, drilling will be allowed only 3 miles off Florida's east coast beaches." - Ric Keller

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

"I'm totally an East Coast person, energetic and sarcastic. I'm not a nice L.A. person." - Diane Warren

"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

"I am a big PETA supporter, and their East Coast headquarters is the Sam Simon building, and their West Coast headquarters is in the Bob Barker building." - Sam Simon

"For me, personally, Detroit is a melting pot for everything. We get the best from the East Coast, West Coast and down South." - Big Sean

"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

"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

"In starting to learn about film festivals and what were good ones - 'cause there are five billion of them - it was just a really good East Coast festival. And I thought this little movie was an East Coast film." - Andrew Mccarthy

"It doesn't bother me that I'm not a household word on the East Coast. Baton Rouge, Raleigh, Minneapolis - I'm so popular in these cities where you've never imagined an East Coast comedian working." - Elayne Boosler

"I came from an anxious, overly intense East Coast academic family. That was the way of our tribe." - Lev Grossman

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

"I made a fairly bold pledge that I wanted Virginia to be the energy capital of the East Coast." - Bob Mcdonnell

"The San Francisco Bay Area has more VC firms and dollars invested than all East Coast cities combined." - Jose Ferreira

"I was born in New York and raised in South Florida, so I'm an East Coast girl." - Cassie Scerbo

"I have to remind the people who put down East Coast surfing that Kelly Slater is from Florida." - Don Winslow

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

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

"I think - no, I'm sure - 'Coast to Coast' wouldn't work with a daytime audience." - Art Bell

"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

"A writer once said to me, If you ever go to America, go either to the East Coast or the West Coast: The rest is a desert full of bigots. That's what I think I'd like . . . a version of pastoral." - Philip Larkin

"Democrats need to become a 50-state party. You can't have a great party on the West Coast and the East Coast. You need to have a party in all 50 states." - Bernie Sanders

"In any offense you put me in, when things break down, I'm going to get outside the pocket and move ... West Coast, East Coast. It doesn't matter. I'm taking off if I have to, to make things happen." - Michael Vick

"Some people are saying Bill O'Reilly exaggerated his war experience in the 1980s. People became suspicious because O'Reilly said he was injured in the East Coast/West Coast rap wars." - Conan O'Brien

"But there is something to the fact that we don't see games on the West Coast, or we don't see games on the East Coast, and stuff like that. It's so unfair, because there is a bias that takes place." - Marcus Allen

"Because the Asian market is so omnivorous, it affects all the shark populations up and down the Central and South American coast, and to a certain extent the East Coast of the United States as well." - Peter Benchley

"On the East Coast, people try to make life interesting. On the West Coast, they try to make it comfortable. The emphasis here is on fancy cars, how one looks, less on the mind per se." - Al Seckel

"So are all the kids on the East Coast repeating school next year? Get ready to see a lot of hairy eighth graders. Storm brain drain." - Olivia Wilde

"Every writer has his favorite coterie of enemies: Mine is the East Coast literati - those prep school playmates and their Ivy League colleagues." - Edward Abbey

"The response to my books from my East Coast friends has been wildly various, running the gamut from 'bad' to 'very bad.' (Is there another gamut?)" - Edward Abbey

"It's just to break things up between stand-up gigs. I would only do it periodically. Maybe just an East Coast thing." - Don Rickles

"I had grown up and gone to high school in New York, so I wanted to get out of the east coast." - Tod Machover

"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 missed New York. Every break I had from the series, I'd fly back to the East Coast just to get back onstage." - Bebe Neuwirth

"I'm sort of East Coast, so I like the off-white and the navy blues and the low-key preppy kind of thing." - Stephanie Courtney

"My mum is very political - left wing - and my dad was in the advertising business. They were both from the East Coast: Boston and New York City, respectively." - Joan Cusack

"Being from the Midwest, I would say that I like that East Coast mentality, it's more direct. What you see is what you get." - Angie Everhart

"My friends back from the East Coast jokingly call me 'Hollywood,' and they assume I'm out at Hollywood parties, but I'm a domesticated guy with 3 kids." - Bill Lawrence

"Once I got the job on 'Walking Dead,' I started thinking about how I always wanted to get back to the East Coast." - Lawrence Gilliard Jr

"Because I work with so many people on the east coast, I get some work done before I get the kids up." - Marilu Henner

"Philly is more East Coast than Pittsburgh. It's closer to New Jersey and New York, so the vibe is way more fast-paced." - Wiz Khalifa

"I've never really been told my game reflects like I'm from Los Angeles. I'm always told that I have more of an East Coast type game." - Brandon Jennings

"East is East, and West is San Francisco" - O Henry

"I just feel that the East and the West are two different worlds. I sometimes get saddened when I see that very few writers of color are published or reviewed in East Coast presses and magazines." - Sandra Cisneros

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

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

"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

"I meet people and a lot of times, instead of saying, "Are you from the East Coast?" people just go, "you're from the East Coast, right?", having no reason to have known that. I don't know what that is. Maybe it's just that I'm Jewish." - Ben Feldman

"I didn't grow up in one place, so I never had a certain mentality. I have some aspects of growing up in Texas, but I also have a lot of East Coast family. I would have loved to grow up on the East Coast." - Debby Ryan

"If I was American, I think I'd live in New York, because I like that East Coast mentality. There's nothing wrong with Hollywood. If you want to be a big time filmmaker, you should go to Hollywood." - Danny Boyle

"My impression about the Panama Canal is that the great revolution it is going to introduce in the trade of the world is in the trade between the east and the west coast of the United States." - William Howard Taft

"I'm from the East Coast. I love the city. I love the characters. I love the kind of people we are, the kind other people look at in amazement." - Ralph Bakshi

"I don't think that my work appeals that much to the hard-core, avant-garde film audience. They appeal to people who teach film and those establishment figures on the East Coast." - Lawrence Jordan

"I've traveled all over the country. Look at the East Coast. They just can't hardly believe how far along we are and in their world it feels like they're still behind. They're on the dark side of the moon." - Rick Steves

"Tommy's [Gamble] an East Coast guy, so he kind of talks fast and in quick statements and phrases, so I understood him and he understood me, and we just hit it off." - Chip Kelly

"It's always funny to me when people meet me. They really think I'm from the East coast off top. When they get to talkin' to me, they go "Oh no, she's sooooo Southern"" - Aeriel Miranda

"I do truly treasure this story. It proves my point that the Los Angeles Times - along with the big East Coast dailies - should all be called U.S. OFFICIALS SAY. March 21, 2006:, March 21, 2006" - Robert Fisk

"The East Coast, and certainly Boston, has a provincial quality to it that makes it harder to bust out and move up. Try to be too different and they'll pull you down." - Brad Falchuk

"It's really an honor to be included in such an incredible lineup of chefs. The team Borgata has assembled is by far one of the best on the East Coast." - Geoffrey Zakarian

"There is more openness in LA to possibilities than on the East Coast of America. There is a pioneering spirit there that stems from the reason people went out there in the first place-to find something new." - Esapekka Salonen

"I kind of grew up on the East Coast, lived in New York for a while, then moved to L.A. So I'm not a New Yorker at all, but I'm much happier in New York; I've always liked it better." - Dylan Walsh

"East and Gulf Coast states are at risk of hurricanes; prairie and other central and southern states are constantly threatened by tornados; and western states commonly face damaging droughts. Extreme weather does not discriminate by American geography." - Matt Cartwright

"I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast." - Colin Firth

"When the days start to get shorter, I want to be in some nice brick building on the East Coast with the lights glowing in the windows. When the daylight starts changing, I want to be out West." - Ian Frazier

"I don't get it. If you're saying, Tommy Lee, you don't fit the image of the East Coast, social elitist wealthy people who comprise Harvard, the only thing I can say is you have no idea what comprises Harvard." - Tommy Lee Jones

"There is more openness in LA to possibilities than on the East Coast of America. There is a pioneering spirit there that stems from the reason people went out there in the first place-to find something new." - Esa-Pekka Salonen

"I would try to write my own story about some East Coast suburbanite having an affair or something like that. So I did that for maybe two years or so, and it just wasn't working for me at all." - Donald Ray Pollock

"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've always said the key to killing a lot of mallards if you live on the East Coast is to move west. The No. 1 rule in duck hunting is to go where the ducks are." - Jase Robertson

"Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders back to the people on the East Coast of America we have had a North American tradition of landscape photography used for the environment." - Galen Rowell

"As an actor, there are places you can live, and when I graduated from school, it was either New York or L.A., and I liked the East Coast. That's why I ended up in New York." - Julianne Moore

"The whole idea of doing the Hollywood thing never even occurred to me. When you grow up on the East coast, Hollywood seems like this fantasy land and you don't think that people can actually make a living there." - David Steinberg

"So, we went from being an Athens band to being a Georgia band to being a Southern band to being an American band from the East Coast to being an American band and now we're kind of an international phenomenon." - Michael Stipe

"I was surprised when I finally moved to Boston and the East Coast, to discover that there weren't that many vibraphone players around. And I was the only one playing with four mallets." - Gary Burton

"We thus see that the Greeks of the early ages knew little of any real people except those to the east and south of their own country, or near the coast of the Mediterranean." - Thomas Bulfinch

"I'd rather have a real South Dakotan who has lived in this state and made her living here instead of someone with a fancy East Coast law degree any day." - Kristi Noem

"The almost Oriental politeness of the West Coast is one of its distinctive regional features, in marked contrast to the contentiousness of the East Coast.... So few human contacts in Los Angeles go unmediated by glass (either a TV screen or an automobile windshield), that the direct confrontation renders the participants docile, stunned, sweet." - Edmund White

"The people who invented the twenty-first century were pot-smoking, sandal-wearing hippies from the West Coast like Steve, because they saw differently," he said. "The hierarchical systems of the East Coast, England, Germany, and Japan do not encourage this different thinking. The sixties produced an anarchic mind-set that is great for imagining a world not yet in existence." - Walter Isaacson

"We have the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast. But in the name of freedom, people have done a lot of damage. I think we have to build a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast in order to counterbalance. Because liberty without responsibility is not true liberty. We are not free to destroy." - Nhat Hanh

"Freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness. That is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast." - Viktor E Frankl

"We are having the single worst recovery the U.S. has had since the Great Depression. I don't care how you measure it. The East Coast knows it. The West Coast knows it. North, South, old, young, everyone knows it's the worst recovery since the Great Depression." - Arthur Laffer

"People forget how dominant Public Enemy became in the mid '80s. No one talks about how transformative they were. And then that led to the '90s and the sort of East Coast v. West Coast stuff, which is kinda when I came of age." - Marco Rubio

"There's a great documentary on Tupac called 'Resurrection' about the last few years of Tupac's life and how he transformed. And, ironically, how this East Coast rapper became this West Coast icon, back when all that Death Row/Sean Combs stuff was going on." - Marco Rubio

"In the wake of 9/11, my wife Trish and I were stranded on the East Coast. We had planned a vacation to Greece, but flights had been halted. Instead, we ended up on a tiny island off the coast of Georgia." - Brad Thor

"There's no doubt in my mind that people on the West Coast - L.A. particularly - and the East Coast have no clue at all about what's happening outside their own little bailiwick. And they think everybody is stupid because they are not sophisticated." - Andy Williams

"No, I don't think about the myth of the West. It's not the kind of thinking I do. That's more suited to people who live in big towns on the West Coast or East Coast, people who stay under a roof, in a room, all the time." - Tommy Lee Jones

"Most Australians live in the cities on the east coast, where contact between black and white occurred as much as 200 years earlier than on the west coast - and where 95 percent of Australians are able to live 95 percent of their lives without ever seeing an Aboriginal face." - Phillip Noyce


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

"Several experts on the Middle East concur that the Middle East cannot be democratized" - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

"Oh East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet." - Rudyard Kipling

"The coast was clear." - Michael Drayton

"The recovery of the Gulf Coast region will take years to complete." - Max Baucus

"We (Derek Jeter and I) always talk about getting old, gray, and fat when our careers are over and just having a good time. He's like me. He wants to have a good time and be a good person. It's a weird situation for us. It's just like we're looking in the mirror. the only difference is I'm on the West Coast and he's on the East Coast." - Alex Rodriguez

"Beginning in the sixties, but getting strong during the seventies and eighties, everybody was sort of Miles Davis and Chick Corea and the jazz guys on the west coast and east coast in America, and then in Switzerland and lots of groups in England and elsewhere, like here in Brazil. We were all under a heavy influence of technological gadgets and changes that we used as elements to produce and create music." - Gilberto Gil

"Just take the lack of presence of F1 in the United States. In theory - and logically - you would have an East Coast Grand Prix, a West Coast Grand Prix, and I think you should have a street race in Detroit - it is still the motor capital of the US. You stay in the US for four weeks and could have two to three races, certainly two." - Martin Sorrell

"Beauty shall rise with the dawn from the east." - Khalil Gibran

"East of the sun and west of the moon." - Edith Pattou

"In Christ there is no East nor West." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"If I'm going east and west, nothing's happening" - Jamal Lewis

"It's east to start a war in any country" - Hermann Goring

"You look at the Middle East, it's a total mess." - Lester Holt

"Al-Jazeera should not go unanswered in the Middle East." - Kenneth Tomlinson

"could have terrifically good effects troughout the Middle East" - Bill Kristol

"If I'm going east and west, nothing's happening." - Jamal Lewis

"I absolutely hate Take That, East 17, the Spice Girls." - Siobhan Fahey

"I grew up in Manhattan on the Upper East Side." - Laura Linney

"Melting icebergs aren't beheading Christians in the Middle East," - Reince Priebus

"The Bible teaches that history began in the Middle East, and someday history will end in the Middle East." - Billy Graham

"The last few years I've been doing the Middle East thing, and it's a tough decision whether to go there and try and knock off some events as a European Tour member, this year I think overall looking at my results, I played a little bit better on the West Coast than I have in the Middle East, so that was another determining factor for coming back here to an event that I have had some success in the past." - Luke Donald

"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

"From the city of angels off the Pacific Ocean. Good morning, good evening, wherever you may be, across the nation, around the world. I'm George Noory. Welcome to America's most listened-to late night talk show, Coast to Coast AM." - George Noory

"Having a stadium in France named after a footballer from the Ivory Coast, even if I'm proud of my France-Ivory Coast background, is a great proof of integration." - Didier Drogba

"The Gulf Coast has the potential to create a culinary raw ingredient paradise that smart cooks can capitalize on." - Mario Batali

"Overhead hung a summer sky furrowed with the rush of rockets; and from the east a late moon, pushing up beyond the lofty bend of the coast, sent across the bay a shaft of brightness which paled to ashes in the red glitter of the illuminated boats." - Edith Wharton

"If you're from Philly and you're listening to this, please know that the rest of the world looks at Philly and they're jealous of your food. I promise. And if you're not from Philly, and you've never been here and you're thinking about coming somewhere to the East Coast, come to Philly and eat the food because the food. Is. Amazing." - Duff Goldman

"Atlanta is not the South. Atlanta is not the South, gotdamn it, when you go to Atlanta what does your clock say? When you get off the plane from Los Angeles or Texas, what time do it be over there? Atlanta is East Coast time. You niggas ain't in the South." - Pimp C

"...A one-pound box of prewashed lettuce contains 80 calories of food energy. According to Cornell ecologist David Pimentel, growing, chilling, washing, packaging, and transporting that box of organic salad to a plate on the East Coast takes more than 4,600 calories of fossil fuel energy, or 57 calories of fossil fuel for every calorie of food." - Michael Pollan

"When you're "East Coast" person, you are so insufferable, and you have no idea. And I was. One, because I was miserable, and nobody liked to be around a miserable person, and two, everything that I thought was so profound, everyone had already dealt with." - Mindy Kaling

"If you get a chance to go outside of the country, you start examining where you're from and some of the thought processes. Like when I finally got away from the east coast for a while, and I came back there was just this underlying anger that I never noticed before, because I was born there and just dropped right into it." - Bill Burr

"Rhyme to kill, rhyme to murder, rhyme to stomp, Rhyme to ill, rhyme to romp, Rhyme to smack, rhyme to shock, rhyme to roll, Rhyme to destroy anything, toy boy. On the microphone: I'm Poppa Large, big shot on the East Coast." - Kool Keith

"In 1776, at the point of severance, except for an infusion of words from east coast Indian languages, the English language of North America was not in any radical way dissimilar from that of what the American settlers called the mother country." - Robert Burchfield

"[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 had been in Chicago for 22 years, and my wife and I didn't want to see another Chicago winter. Its a wonderful town but the winters are brutal. My wife and I are both east coast people and we wanted to live someplace a little bit warmer but didn't want to live way down south. So Delaware seemed like a good compromise." - David Bromberg

"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

"I journal for about half an hour, and by the time that's done, the business day on the East Coast has begun. The phone starts to ring, and the rest of the day is spent dealing with the business of writing. My workday is done at about 3:00." - Kate Dicamillo

"The Surf Lodge has got to be seven or eight years I've been playing there, every summer. It's definitely one of the most fun gigs of our whole East Coast tour. The beautiful atmosphere, amazing stage overlooking that beautiful lagoon - it's just a really hip, cool spot to play. We always look forward to it, every year." - Donavon Frankenreiter

"The Republican Party, which I`ve been watching all my life. They always seem to win. I mean, there was the exception, of course, with Goldwater back in `64, which turned out to be a catastrophe. But it always seems that the Mitt Romneys and the East Coast types always end up winning the fights." - Chris Matthews

"The Spirit of God tells me an earthquake will hit the East Coast of America and destroy much in the '90s. Not one place will be safe from earthquakes in the '90s. These who have not known earthquakes will know it. People, I feel the Spirit all over me!" - Benny Hinn

"I'd never really experienced the West before moving to Colorado. The East Coast, where I grew up, has a lot of big cities, like Boston and New York, and is more densely populated, and I instantly fell in love with the big open spaces of the West, where you can see not just for a few miles but for a few hundred miles." - Tyler Hamilton

"But I think mainly, you know, just up in the East Coast, it's where it all originated. You know, Philadelphia. It goes back to the beginning. So, you know, fans have a lot of history, and they love their teams up here." - Rafael Palmeiro

"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

"I do not mourn the death of the printed letter in a snobby, East Coast, patrician way - 'Where have our manners gone?' - but because I love objects, I love paper, and I love something that I can hold to my chest for a moment. Still, I bear no grudge against the e-mail form itself." - Jami Attenberg

"L.A. is very special to me, so far away from my world on the East Coast, Europe, Asia. It's a bit of an island for me - less intense, less busy; because of time difference and location, it has a calming effect. At least it used to be all that." - Nicolas Berggruen



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