The 71 Best Los Angeles Quotes

Los Angeles is the second most populated city in the United States (After New York City) and often nicknamed the City of Angels. The city sprawl a coastal plain that is situation between mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Los Angeles county is the largest county in the United States and contains some 90 other incorporated cities including well known cities like Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Long Beach, Venice and Santa Monica.

The Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to over 17 million people, with some of the largest immigrant populations in the United States. For example, Los Angeles has the largest Armenian and Korean populations in the United States. It has the fourth largest Jewish population in the world. There is incredible diversity in this town and the metropolitan area is spread across Los Angeles County, Orange County, and parts of San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Ventura County.

There are many faces to Los Angeles – there is the one that is shown on TV and in the Movies and then there is the side of Los Angeles only seen by those who spend more time, or lie there. If you want glamour and excitement, Hollywood and Beverly Hills will appeal to you. These parts of LA are notorious for the celebrity-oriented culture. And you can even take bus tours of celebrity homes or buy “star maps” that show where famous celebrities live. Or if you want to be near the beach, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Venice will appeal to you.

Overall, Los Angeles is a city that presents you with many options with very distinctive neighborhoods that offer unique experiences. And that has led to many interesting people who have said a lot about the cit

Our Favorite Quotes about Los Angeles

  1. “I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.” –Andy Warhol
  2. “Los Angeles is 72 suburbs in search of a city.” –Dorothy Parker
  3. “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.” –Barbara Kruger
  4. “I normally live in Los Angeles, if you can call it normal living.” –Steven Morrissey
  5. “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 innocence.” –George Carlin
  6. “In Los Angeles, by the time you’re 35, you’re older than most of the buildings.” –Delia Ephron
  7. “Living in Los Angeles was like being an extra in a movie that was starring other people entirely.” –Sandra Tsing Loh
  8. “Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang’s feeble imagination.” –Henry Miller
  9. “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 — everbody in L.A. keeps a bag packed. Just in case.” –Michael Connelly
  10. “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” –Frank Lloyd Wright
  11. “I do love America. And LA is a very short commute to America its like half an hour on the plane.” –Craig Ferguson
  12. “Los Angeles is the nation’s cultural scapegoat.” –Sandra Tsing Loh
  13. I could hear everything, together with the hum of my hotel neon. I never felt sadder in my life. LA is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities; New York gets godawful cold in the winter but there’s a feeling of wacky comradeship somewhere in some streets. LA is a jungle. –Jack Kerouac
  14. “I was on my own, living in Los Angeles, and I didn’t know my way around, so I thought I’d walk everywhere. Well, that certainly got me noticed. Any woman who walks any distance at all is automatically regarded as a hooker!” –Ashley Jensen
  15. “One good thing about New York is that most people function daily while in a low-grade depression. It’s not like if you’re in Los Angeles, where everyone’s so actively working on cheerfulness and mental and physical health that if they sense you’re down, they shun you. Also, all that sunshine is a cruel joke when you’re depressed. In New York, even in your misery, you feel like you belong.” –Mindy Kaling
  16. “When its 100 degrees in New York, it’s 72 in Los Angeles. When its 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.” –Neil Simon
  17. “Los Angeles has no seasons, so it’s kind of hard to keep track of time here. The lines between spring, summer, fall, and winter all blur like my vision. I get stuck on repeat for different measures of eternity.” –Kris Kudd
  18. “Los Angeles is a constellation of plastic.” –Norman Mailer
  19. “People cut themselves off from their ties of the old life when they come to Los Angeles. They are looking for a place where they can be free, where they can do things they couldn’t do anywhere else.” –Tom Bradley
  20. “In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.” –Denzel Washington
  21. “I love Los Angeles. It reinvents itself every 2 days.” –Billy Connolly
  22. “Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.” –David Letterman
  23. “Los Angeles is a microcosm of the United States. If L.A. falls, the country falls.” –Ice T
  24. “Los Angeles…I mean, who would want to live in a place where the only cultural advantage is that you can turn right on a red light?” –Woody Allen
  25. “Hardly anything in L.A. was close to anywhere else you wanted to go.” — Hilma Wolitzer
  26. “I do actually like Los Angeles. Partly because I was told I wouldn’t.” — Hugh Laurie
  27. “A lot of people come to Los Angeles and think that they’re going to be famous, just like that. 
– Alison Brie
  28. “I had a career at home, and I just knew that it’d be okay if nothing happened in Los Angeles.” 
– Alona Tal
  29. “Probably the person who said the only color in Los Angeles is green was right.” 
– Anna Deavere Smith
  30. “I love Thanksgiving turkey… It’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.” 
– Arnold Schwarzenegger
  31. “Los Angeles makes the rest of California seem authentic.” –Jonathan Culler
  32. “The final story, the final chapter of western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles.” –Phil Ochs
  33. “In Los Angeles, people dress with the deep and earnest hope that people will do nothing but stare at them.” –Ellie Kemper
  34. “In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you’re told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.” –Simon Hoggart
  35. “Thought is barred in this City of Dreadful Joy and conversation is unknown.” 
– Aldous Huxley
  36. “Los Angeles is seven suburbs in search of a city.” 
– Alexander Woollcott
  37. “I still giggle when someone asks for my address and I say, Hollywood, Los Angeles.” 
– Ashley Jensen
  38. “I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles.” 
– Brenda Blethyn
  39. “Los Angeles is an industry town, and it has great facilities and personnel. The disadvantage is that everyone there seems to talk about the same subject matter.” 
– Carter Burwell
  40. “I’d come out to Los Angeles for a vacation to see a friend and just fell in love with it. “
– Claire Forlani
  41. “I lived in Los Angeles in the ’80s, which was not the best place to be.” 
– Corey Haim
  42. “The thing that really surprised me about strip malls in California, specifically Los Angeles, is that they have some really fantastic restaurants.” 
– Dave Foley’
  43. “In Los Angeles, they don’t want you to fail, they want you to die.” 
– David Geffen
  44. “I was just in Las Vegas, where prostitution is legal. Which is a relief because I live in Los Angeles, where it is mandatory.” — Greg Fitzsimmons
  45. “I have eaten very well in Los Angeles. Marvelously!” — Gustavo Dudamel
  46. “I grew up in Chicago, and there was always snow. In Los Angeles there never was, so we would always import snow!” 
– David Hasselhoff
  47. “In Los Angeles, by the time you’re 35, you’re older than most of the buildings.” 
– Delia Ephron
  48. “Los Angelenos dress like they’ve been focus-grouped.” — Douglas Coupland
  49. “Los Angeles survives on that which is unpredictable. The unexpected courses through its very veins.” — Ellie Kemper
  50. “Los Angeles is like a beauty parlor at the end of the universe.” — Emily Mortimer
  51. “Marriages that last are with people who do not live in Los Angeles.” — Farrah Fawcett
  52. “Los Angeles is a very special city. It’s a great ethnic mix, a great cultural mix.” — Gustavo Dudamel
  53. “I discovered Los Angeles in the late 90s. The city was not at its best at the time, but I fell for it right away. There is something almost haunted about it, a vibrant mythology I find rather inspiring.” — Hedi Slimane
  54. “Fortunately, I was still living in Los Angeles at the time. So I went out to World Gym and got a membership.”– Warren Cuccurullo
  55. “I would fly to Los Angeles just for a cheeseburger with pickles and extra tomatoes from In-N-Out.” — Zoe Kravitz
  56. “You can have a laugh in Los Angeles, or you can weep in Los Angeles, depending on your attitude towards it.” — Miranda Richardson
  57. “Los Angeles is a great place. Where else can you smell the air and see it coming at you at the same time.” — Jackie Gayle
  58. “I sort of ended up in Los Angeles by accident. And it was sort of terrible to be jostled into this position of a fame-hungry starlet. Which is so honestly not me! In fact, I could use a bit more of that because I am such a hermit! So I allowed myself to get really bothered.” — Kate Beckinsale
  59. “Anyone living in Los Angeles who says they don’t need a psychiatrist, needs a psychiatrist.” — Kathy Lette
  60. “Everything moves a little quicker in Los Angeles.” — Kyle Chandler
  61. “Los Angeles, I don’t like that town. Too decadent, and it’s slimy.” — Layne Staley
  62. “When I first moved to Los Angeles, I don’t think anyone knew what to do with me.” — Jessica Chastain
  63. “I’d like to live in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles all at the same time.” — Joan Juliet Buck
  64. There’s no need to travel further. The Los Angeles area is big enough for us.” — Marvin Davis
  65. “I think the paparazzi might have chased me out of Los Angeles.” — Nicolas Cage
  66. “Los Angeles is a constellation of plastic.”  — Norman Mailer
  67. Los Angeles is populated by waiters and carpenters and drivers who are there to be actors.” — Patrick Duffy
  68. “In Los Angeles, as I gained and lost celebrity, then gained it again, I often found myself wondering why I, out of thousands like me, had become famous.”– Patrick Dempsey
  69. “I live in a very dangerous part of Los Angeles.. it’s called Los Angeles.” — Ralphie May
  70. “Los Angeles is a very transient town. It’s the only place I know where you can actually rent a dog.” — Rita Rudner
  71. “A lot of people can forget about you in Los Angeles.” — Viggo Mortensen
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Video – Top Reasons to Visit Los Angeles

If you have read this far, give the video a watch. It will motivate you to come visit the city of Angels.


Los Angeles has a long and very interesting history. Los Angeles County is the single largest county in the United States. The people and terrain are quite unique and diverse. It is one of the few cities in the United States where you could go into the mountains to ski and down to the ocean to surf…in the same day! Some cities like Hollywood, West Hollywood and Santa Monica tend to get most of the attention but there are many cities to check out and many things to explore.

People get caught up in The Hollywood and superficial aspects of the city, but Los Angeles has some of the most diverse museums in the world that you will only find in Los Angeles! Also, it is one of the top food scenes in the United States with an incredibly diverse range of ethnic food options.

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