Los Angeles quotes
Thanksgiving turkey; it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.
like all this fresh air. I'm from Los Angeles. I don't trust any air I can't see.
Los Angeles is a very
transient town. It's the only place I know where you can actually rent a
my hairdresser what would look good on me. She says a Los Angeles Rams football
Los Angeles is a large
city-like area surrounding the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Getting on a plane, I told
the ticket lady, "Send one of my bags to New York, send one to Los
Angeles, and send one to Miami." She said, "We can't do that!" I told her, "You did it last
We're told cars are
dangerous. It's safer to drive through South Central Los Angeles than to
walk there. We're told cars are wasteful. Wasteful of what? Oil did a lot of good sitting in the
ground for millions of years. We're told cars should be replaced with mass transportation. But
it's hard to reach the drive-through window at McDonald's from a speeding train. And we're
told cars cause pollution. A hundred years ago city streets were ankle deep in horse
excrement. What kind of pollution do you want? Would you rather die of cancer at eighty or
typhoid fever at nine?
I love Los Angeles. I love
Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic.
I want to be plastic.
Of course, in Los Angeles,
everything is based on driving, even the killings. In New York, most
people don't have cars, so if you want to kill a person, you have to take the subway to their
house. And sometimes on the way, the train is delayed and you get impatient, so you have
to kill someone on the subway. That's why there are so many subway murders; no one has a
Strip away the phoney tinsel
of Hollywood and you find the real tinsel underneath.
Los Angeles is 72 suburbs in
search of a city.
Tip the world over on its
side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
So, I live in Los Angeles,
and it's kind of a goofy place. They have an airport named after
John Wayne. That ought to explain it. It has a charming kind of superstitious
You know, you're really
nobody in LA unless you live in a house with a really big door.
I don't like Los Angeles.
The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to
be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I'm from New York. I will kill to get what I
Los Angeles is like a beauty
parlor at the end of the universe.
When it's 100 degrees in New
York, it's 72 in Los Angeles. When it's 30 degrees in New York,
in Los Angeles it's still 72. However, there are 6
million interesting people in New York, and
only 72 in Los Angeles.
In Los Angeles, everyone is
If most American cities are
about the consumption of culture, Los Angeles and New York are
about the production of culture – not only national
culture but global culture.
It's (Los Angeles) mostly
full of nonsense and delusion and egomania. They think they'll be
young and beautiful forever, even though most of
them aren't even young and beautiful now.
Los Angeles is just New York
I was never an ambitious
girl, or even a self-confident one. I never went in for beauty
pageants or wore a stitch of
make-up until I went
to Los Angeles.
Los Angeles - the world's
biggest third-class city.
John D. MacDonald
Los Angeles is a city with
all the personality of a paper cup.
Los Angeles is a microcosm
of the United States. If L.A. falls, the country falls.
Los Angeles was the kind of
place where everybody was from somewhere else and nobody
really droppped anchor. It was a transient place.
People drawn by the dream, people running
from the nightmare. Twelve million people and all
of them ready to make a break
for it if
necessary. Figuratively, literally, metaphorically - any way you want to look at it
in L.A. keeps a bag packed. Just in case.
Marriages that last are with
people who do not live in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is not what it
appears to be and in a much more tolerable, humanistic way. They
pretend not to bother you here. They're not on your case.
As far as loneliness, I feel
Los Angeles and its layout, having to drive everywhere - it is a
lonely place. It's an isolated city in that respect because you're driving to places alone
listening to the radio.