25 Quotes About California That Shine Light on the Golden State

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These Quotes About California Are Almost As Beautiful As the State Itself

Joan Didion said it best,

"California is a place in which a boom mentality and a sense of Chekhovian loss meet in uneasy suspension; in which the mind is troubled by some buried but ineradicable suspicion that things better work here, because here, beneath the immense bleached sky, is where we run out of continent."

California is a sight to see. If you haven't visited the Golden State, book a ticket ASAP. In order to enjoy these quotes about California, you'll want to experience all that the state has to offer. From San Francisco to San Diego, the state has a lot to offer. Famous authors, writers, and celebrities agree so take a look at some of the best quotes about California are below. You'll feel like a local in no time.

Quotes About California

  • "95% of all Brussel sprouts come from California." - Danny Meyer

  • "Southern California is the land of crazy crimes." - Don Carpenter

  • "California is full of homesick people." - Judy Van Der Veer

  • "Best way to live in California is to be from somewhere else." - Cormac McCarthy

  • "California, still a magical vanity fair." - Eileen Granfors

  • "If they can't do it in California, it can't be done anywhere." - Taylor Caldwell

  • "Dean's California--wild, sweaty, important, the land of lonely and exiled and eccentric lovers come to forgather like birds, and the land where everybody somehow looked like broken-down, handsome, decadent movie actors." - Jack Kerouac

  • "Golden state of mind." - Unknown

Beautiful Quotes About California

  • "California is a great place to live if you're an orange." - Fred Allen

  • "California, where the spring comes in the fall and the fall comes in the summer and the summer comes in the winter and the winter never comes at all." - Inez Haynes Irwin

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

  • "Why don't you go on west to California? There's work there, and it never gets cold. Why, you can read out anywhere and pick an orange. Why, there's always some kind of crop to work in. Why don't you go there?" - John Steinbeck

  • "Life is the longest death in California." - Rufus Wainwright

  • "I'm the ultimate California girl, which is funny, being that I'm Canadian." - Pamela Anderson

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

The Best Quotes About California

  • "The first treasure California Bega to surrender after the Gold Rush as the oldest: her land." - John Jakes

  • "The apparent ease of California life is an illusion, and those who believe the illusion real live here in only the most temporary way." - Joan Didion

  • "Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread." - Jimmy Carter

  • "It's a scientific fact that if you stay in California you lose one point of your IQ every year." - Truman Capote

  • "Life in California is beautiful." - Oscar Nunez

  • "I want a little bit of California." - Unknown

  • "There are so many different challenges California has; it's the greatest state in the greatest country in the world. Hasta la vista, baby!" - Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

  • "Southern California, where the American Dream came too true." - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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