65 Los Angeles Quotes On Success In Life

These Los Angeles quotes will inspire you. Los Angeles commonly referred to by the initialism L.A., is the largest city in California.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Los Angeles quotes, Los Angeles sayings, and Los Angeles proverbs.

Best Los Angeles Quotes

  1. “Pick your enemies carefully or you’ll never make it in Los Angeles.” ~ Rona Barrett
  2. “Australia is so cool that it’s hard to even know where to start describing it. The beaches are beautiful; so is the weather. Not too crowded. Great food, great music, really nice people. It must be a lot like Los Angeles was many years ago.” ~ Mary-Kate Olsen
  3. “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 need.” ~ Lady Gaga
  4. “Los Angeles: Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city.” ~ Dorothy Parker
  5. “The final story, the final chapter of Western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles.” ~ Phil Ochs

  6. “I love Los Angeles. It reinvents itself every two days.” ~ Billy Connolly
  7. “You can have a laugh in Los Angeles, or you can weep in Los Angeles, depending on your attitude towards it.” ~ Miranda Richardson
  8. “Los Angeles is just New York lying down.” ~ Quentin Crisp
  9. “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
  10. “The difference between Los Angeles and yogurt is that yogurt comes with less fruit.” ~ Rush Limbaugh

  11. “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
  12. “We live in Los Angeles, where you are expected to move every two to four years, so people can see how well your career is going.” ~ Rita Rudner
  13. “In Los Angeles, it’s like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they’re morally right. That’s when you want to choke people, you know?” ~ Liam Neeson
  14. “Los Angeles is like San Diego’s older, uglier sister that has herpes.” ~ Justin Halpern
  15. “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

  16. “In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.” ~ Denzel Washington
  17. “There are two modes of transport in Los Angeles: car and ambulance. Visitors who wish to remain inconspicuous are advised to choose the latter” ~ Fran Lebowitz
  18. “Either you bring the water to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the water.” ~ Robert Towne
  19. “In Los Angeles, by the time you’re 35, you’re older than most of the buildings.” ~ Delia Ephron
  20. “Los Angeles is a constellation of plastic.” ~ Norman Mailer

  21. “LA is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities; NY gets god-awful cold in the winter but there’s a feeling of wacky comradeship somewhere in some streets. LA is a jungle.” ~ Jack Kerouac
  22. “Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.” ~ David Letterman
  23. “I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.” ~ Andy Warhol
  24. “Los Angeles is a microcosm of the United States. If L.A. falls, the country falls.” ~ Ice T
  25. “Los Angeles makes the rest of California seem authentic.” ~ Jonathan Culler

  26. “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
  27. “LA is the loneliest and most brutal of American cities.” ~ Jack Kerouac
  28. “When you’re in Los Angeles, nobody bats an eye, they’re so used to seeing actors, they just act really cool.” ~ Luke Wilson
  29. “Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  30. “I love Los Angeles. I love when people make fun of it. I think, ‘Good, don’t come.’ All the jokes about it feel out of date.” ~ Mary McCormack

  31. “A city with all the personality of a paper cup. (On Los Angeles)” ~ Raymond Chandler
  32. “I really love Los Angeles! The diversity here! You have people from all walks of life. And there’s so much zeal for life and passion and creativity and those are the sort of things I wanted to be around. There’s something amazing about the West Coast! As an entrepreneur, as a person who’s very invested in the technology sector, and in business – I think there are incredible opportunities out here, almost to the point that I’ll probably never leave it all.” ~ Russell Okung
  33. “Perhaps there is no life after death….there’s just Los Angeles.” ~ Richard Anderson
  34. “Many of my friends back in New York and elsewhere have a glib or dismissive attitude toward Los Angeles. It’s a place of strip malls and traffic and not much else, in their opinion.” ~ Moby
  35. “Los Angeles survives on that which is unpredictable. The unexpected courses through its very veins.” ~ Ellie Kemper

  36. “New York is like the weirdest city in the United States, in a great way, and Los Angeles is probably more similar to most of America.” ~ Ellie Kemper
  37. “A tuna steak and a salad? Seventy bucks. Welcome to Los Angeles.” ~ Mark Zupan
  38. “The great thing about Los Angeles is that you can get so much money in this town by constantly failing. You can get a lot of television deals that don’t go anywhere, but you still get paid.” ~ Daniel Tosh
  39. “I really do feel like Los Angeles is my home now and, as cliche as this sounds, I felt like I found myself here and I really know who I am now. There was a long period like I was drifting or floating through life, and now I feel like I have a definitive target – and future.” ~ Ryan Kwanten
  40. “I read the Life magazine articles about free love and free dope in California. At age 20 I drove to Los Angeles.” ~ Glenn Frey

  41. “There’s a reason why forty, fifty, and sixty don’t look the way they used to, and it’s not because of feminism, or better living through exercise. It’s because of hair dye. In the 1950s only 7 percent of American women dyed their hair; today there are parts of Manhattan and Los Angeles where there are no gray-haired women at all.” ~ Nora Ephron
  42. “I’m very stodgy. I’m always looking at old photos of California and Los Angeles, knowing that what I’m looking at is now full of houses. There used to be vacant lots in Los Angeles, now all taken up by three-storey boxes – it’s all getting infilled.” ~ Edward Ruscha
  43. “My mother is Greek and my father is Bulgarian. I am a first-generation American and native Los Angeleno. I was born and raised in Hollywood.” ~ Rita Wilson
  44. “I’d read about Los Angeles and this fact stuck in my mind: that the city gained 1,000 new people every day. In 1956! A thousand people every day! I felt: ‘I want to be part of that.” ~ Edward Ruscha
  45. “I don’t live in Los Angeles and I don’t do a lot of superfluous press.” ~ Mary-Louise Parker

  46. “I started out pursuing an acting career out of college when I lived in Los Angeles. When I got an entry into broadcasting, I preferred it. I liked being me, rather than dressing up to be someone else. Now I’m 30 and doing a career of my own and have been in this career for eight years.” ~ Eleanor Mondale
  47. “I feel comfortable here primarily because I think Los Angeles is made up of people who don’t come from here, so you can find kindred spirits very easily. It’s a town of gypsies.” ~ Matthew Rhys
  48. “I didn’t really like my Sydney accent – nobody likes the sound of their own voice – and when I was a little younger tried to change my accent gradually. But I’ve only ever really lived in Sydney and Los Angeles, so I haven’t been influenced by the accents of some far-off land.” ~ Callan McAuliffe
  49. “In certain parts of the world – where I’m at right now in New York, you’re going to pay a whole lot more. In Los Angeles, your average starter home is a million dollars. So I need more money in Los Angeles to live like a normal person. If I live in another city, Iowa maybe, I wouldn’t need as much.” ~ Karrine Steffans
  50. “There’s such a unique humor in Wales that I just love and miss in Los Angeles.” ~ Matthew Rhys

  51. “Randy Newman and I grew up together in Los Angeles. We are both products of the film studio era. Randy is one of the great songwriters of our time and one of the fun people to be with.” ~ Leonard Slatkin
  52. “I really enjoy doing sitcom television. It allows me to stay in Los Angeles and spend more time with my husband and kids.” ~ Nancy Travis
  53. “I grew up in Los Angeles, and I’ve made movies all over the world… I’ve been in New York, Norway, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, London – I’ve been in all these cities, shooting away in the winter, thinking, ‘People who choose to live here are insane.” ~ John Landis , Los Angeles quotes winter
  54. “I’m not sure whether Los Angeles borders on the ocean or on oblivion. I always feel that I’m two steps away from the other side when I’m out there. It’s more like a vacation place or a place to visit than a place to hunker down.” ~ Jeffrey Wright
  55. “I know a lot of wealthy people in West Los Angeles. Money doesn’t necessarily make you happy.” ~ Frederick Lenz

  56. “Friends in the Midwest often ask me what it’s like to raise a family in Los Angeles. I say it’s just like where they are, but warmer and with more traffic. I also tell them people here seem a bit more tolerant of those who are different.” ~ Steven Levitan
  57. “The thing about New York is you can leave your house without a plan and find the day. You can’t do that in Los Angeles. You need to get in your car, all this, you can’t just drive around like a lunatic. In New York, you can literally walk outside, and wind up anywhere.” ~ Michael Rapaport
  58. “I grew up in Glen Ellyn, which is about 20 miles west of Chicago. I attended Glenbard South High School and University of Illinois. I didn’t study acting until I moved to Los Angeles after college, but the fact that I was raised in the Chicago area set the stage for all of my comedic and acting sensibilities.” ~ Ryan McPartlin
  59. “I hate being in Los Angeles when it’s football season. I want to be in New York. It just doesn’t feel right if I’m away.” ~ Kate Mara

  60. “My favorite drive is Highway 101 in California between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo. I love the 101; Highway 1 is too windy, and 5 is too boring – the 101 is just right. It’s like the Mama Bear of scenic drives.” ~ Art Alexakis
  61. “I couldn’t go anywhere unless there was a security guard with me. That spoiled my life. It was like being in captivity. Those days are gone, and I don’t ever want to see that happen to me again. Now I can wander around the streets of Los Angeles on my own. I like it that way.” ~ Christine McVie
  62. “Every time you look at a house in Los Angeles, the real-estate agent will tell you that someone famous once lived there. It always seemed irrelevant to me: Does a property gain value just because Alfred Hitchcock used to eat breakfast there?” ~ Bill Vaughan
  63. “Los Angeles is the home of the three little white lies: “The Ferrari is paid for,” “The mortgage is assumable,” and “It’s just a cold sore!” ~ Milton Berle

  64. “Whether our ancestors came here on the Mayflower, on slave ships, whether they came to Ellis Island or LAX in Los Angeles, whether they came yesterday or walked this land a thousand years ago our great challenge for the 21st century is to find a way to be One America. We can meet all the other challenges if we can go forward as One America.” ~ William J. Clinton
  65. “Los Angeles was a place after my own heart. The people were hospitable. The country had the same attraction for me that it had for the Indians who originally chose this spot as their place to live. The Los Angeles River was a beautiful, limpid little stream, with willows on its banks. It was so attractive to me that it at once became something about which my whole scheme of life was woven, I loved it so much.” ~ William Mulholland

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