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"I don't want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light."
Woody Allen
"Perhaps there is no life after death...there is just Los Angeles."
Rich Anderson
"L.A. is Detroit with grapefruits."
"Los Angeles: The people are unreal. The flowers are unreal, they don't smell. The fruit is unreal, it doesn't taste of anything. The whole place is a glaring, gaudy, nightmarish set, built upon the desert."
Ethel Barrymore
"Los Angeles: A big hard-boiled city with no more personality than a paper cup."
Raymond Chandler
"Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees."
David Letterman
"Los Angeles: That Queen City of Plastic."
Norman Mailer
"Just outside pious Los Angeles is Hollywood, a colony of moving picture actors. Its morals are those of Port Said."
H. L. Mencken
"The national flower of L.A. is the concrete cloverleaf."
Lewis Mumford
"Los Angeles: Where people carry radios to ball games so they can be told what's happening before their eyes."
Joel Oppenheimer
"Los Angeles - Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city. also attrib. to James Gleason"
Dorothy Parker
"Living in L.A. adds ten years to a man's life. And those extra ten years I'd like to spend in New York."
Harry Ruby
"When it's 105 in New York City, it's 78 in L.A. When it's 20 below in New York City, it's 78 in L.A. Of course, there are 11 million interesting people in New York City and only 78 in L.A. Los Angeles - It's like paradise with a lobotomy. ('California Suite')"
Neil Simon
"The difference between Los Angeles and yogurt is that yogurt has real culture."
Tom Taussik
"If you ever tilted the map of the U.S.A. very sharply, Los Angeles is the spot where everything would spill out."
Frank Lloyd Wright

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