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Move to California. Malibu is paradise.
All the clothes in my closet are Oakland, California, clothes. You can't wear those anywhere else. The barometric pressure drops and then where are you?
Britain, and my hometown, will always be with me wherever I go and whatever I do - but I prefer to live in California.
The ocean-bordered southern part of California has always been a place of Hollywood make-believe, casual opulence, suntans and jewelry.
Hey, I didn't make a big deal out of Hotel California. The 18 million people that bought it did.
I first saw the ocean as a kid. We would drive from Arizona in the summer and arrive as the sun was starting to come down over the hill near Laguna in southern California. We would always sing a song, and it was a big joyous family moment when we came over the hill.
On 'Justified', we're driving all around Southern California trying to find a location that we can call Kentucky.
California is responsible for selling, trading and distributing large amounts of shark fins that come from all over the world.
I'm from Santa Cruz in Northern California, and the 49ers were my dad and I's bonding time.
People here always said to me, 'Why would you leave civilization to go to a place like Fiji?' Fiji is a far more civilized place than California or New York City.
My career in racing started at a very young age in California.
The California I knew, old rancho California, is gone. It just doesn't exist, except maybe in little pockets. I lived on the edge of the Mojave Desert, an area that used to be farm country. There were all these fresh-produce stands with avocados and date palms. You could get a dozen artichokes for a buck or something. Totally wiped out now.
People look at me, and I dress a little unusually and they think, 'Oh you must be from California.' Of course, people in California think, 'Oh you must be from from Mars,' so, you know, your next-door neighbour is not necessarily the person that you are going to make a connection with.
I like California a lot more than New York these days.
Dee Dee Ramone
The thing that really surprised me about strip malls in California, specifically Los Angeles, is that they have some really fantastic restaurants.
I'm a California girl, and I'd love to restore a sense of place to Southern California.
As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future.
When Proposition 8 passed in California, some were quick to blame minority voters, some of whom had voted for both President Obama and Proposition 8; however, these claims were later debunked as being overstated.
One of the happier ironies of recent history is that even as Tibet is being wiped off the map in Tibet itself, here it is in California, in Switzerland, in Japan. All over the world, Tibetan Buddhism is now part of the neighborhood. In 1968, there were two Tibetan Buddhist centers in the West. By 2000, there were 40 in New York alone.
In my opinion, Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't qualified to be governor of California.
I always got a kick out of it when they called it the California Sound because it really came out of Liverpool and Greenwich Village.
Death Valley is really wide-open - it's bigger than Rhode Island - and it's less a part of California than an ungoverned territory, so there's lots of weird cops-and-robbers stuff going on.
Gus Van Sant
But the most important thing is, Enron did not cause the California crisis.
I arrived in California with no job, no car, and no money, but, like millions of other girls, a dream.
I grew up in Boston, so it's a nice change to be cold after living in California.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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