1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About California

1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About California

by Steven D. Price
     
 

“There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience.
And then there is California.”
—Edward Abbey

“One of the things I had a hard time getting used to when I came to California in ’78 was Santa Claus in shorts.”
—Dennis Franz

“The final story, the final chapter of Western man, I

Overview

“There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience.
And then there is California.”
—Edward Abbey

“One of the things I had a hard time getting used to when I came to California in ’78 was Santa Claus in shorts.”
—Dennis Franz

“The final story, the final chapter of Western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles.”
—Phil Ochs

 

Sweetheart, baby! This compilation of 1001 quotes from and about the Golden State offers both sharp and sentimental observations from entertainers (Bob Hope), politicians (Arnold the Governator), novelists (D. H. Lawrence), screenwriters (Woody Allen), columnists (Herb Caen), and scores of others whose subjects range from the Bay Area to San Diego and all points in between. It’s a must for those of us who have left our hearts in San Francisco, maxxed out our credit cards on Rodeo Drive, or stood in awe of any of California’s other ­cultural and scenic attractions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599210957
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Series:
1001 Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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California: The west coast of Iowa.
- Joan Didion

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

Don't forget Mother's Day. Or as they call it in Beverly Hills, Dad's Third Wife Day.
- Jay Leno

The attraction and superiority of California are in its days. It has better days & more of them, than any other country.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The formula for a happy marriage? It's the same as the one for living in California: when you find a fault, don't dwell on it
- Jay Trachman

I'm not a little girl from a little town making good in a big town. I'm a big girl from a big town making good in a little town.
- Mae West arriving in Hollywood

If only those who dream about Hollywood knew how difficult it all is.
- Greta Garbo

Ever since they found out that Lassie was a boy, the public has believed the worst about Hollywood.
- Groucho Marx

I fell in love with the most cordial and sociable city in the Union.
- Mark Twain

In San Francisco, Halloween is redundant.
- comedian Will Durst

San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.
Rudyard Kipling

I love San Francisco and I love you fans. My family knows, God knows, I'm proud to wear this uniform.
- Barry Bonds

East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State.
O. Henry

Meet the Author

Steven D. Price, a consulting editor of The Lyons Press, is the author of thirty books, including 1001 Dumbest Things Ever Said, 1001 Insults, Put-Downs, and Comebacks, The Best Advice Ever Given, and The Quotable Horse Lover. When asked whether he’s lived in New York City all his life, he was heard to reply, “Not yet.”

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