California Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old california quotes, california sayings, and california proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


To capture a California sunset in South Pasadena is to hold an angel's wings with bated breath.

Ace Antonio Hall

Do Re Mi California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see, But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot If you ain't got the do re mi     

Woody Guthrie

Ninety-five percent of all brussels sprouts come from California.     

Danny Meyer

Best way to live in California is to be from somewhere else.     

Cormac Mccarthy

California is full of homesick people.

Judy Van Der Veer

California is where you get to start over.     

Tracy Chevalier

Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread.     

Jimmy Carter

California is a place where they shoot too many pictures and not enough actors.

Walter Winchell

We only have two kinds of weather in California, magnificent and unusual.

James M. Cain

California is where you can't run any farther without getting wet.     

Neil Morgan

If they can't do it in California, it can't be done anywhere.

Taylor Caldwell

When California was wild, it was the floweriest part of the continent.     

John Muir

You haven't lived until you've died in California.     

Mort Sahl

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

Truman Capote

All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.     

Gloria Swanson

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

Edward Abbey

California deserves whatever it gets. Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.     

Don DeLillo

California is going to be quite good for the Democrats. But the rest of the country is a draw.     

Stuart Rothenberg

Everything is just better in California - the wine, the food, fruits and vegetables, the comforts of living. Even the instrumentalists are generous and curious. Everything is wonderful.     

Beth Anderson

In California, they don't throw their garbage away – they make it into TV shows.     

Woody Allen

Life in California is beautiful.     

Oscar Nunez

California is a fine place to live if you happen to be an orange.

Fred Allen

There's nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.     

Ross MacDonald

California is an unbelievable state.     

Drew Barrymore

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

Southern California, where the American Dream came too true.     

Lawrence Ferlinghetti