CALIFORNIA: From Latin 'calor', meaning "heat" (as in English 'calorie' or Spanish 'caliente'); and 'fornia', for "sexual intercourse" or "fornication." Hence: Tierra de California, "the land of hot sex."
The coast redwood is a so-called relict species. It is a tiny remnant of a life form that once spread in splendor and power across the face of nature. The redwood has settled down in California to live near the sea, the way many retired people do. - Richard Preston
If the rock band U2 had been born in Orange County, California, would they have become just another church worship band? - Steve Turner
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year. - Gloria Swanson
And if California slides into the ocean, as the mystics and statistics say it will, I predict this hotel will be standing until I've paid my bill.
California is the only state in the union where you can fall asleep under a rose bush in full bloom and freeze to death.
There is nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.
It's a scientific fact that if you stay in California you lose one point of your IQ every year. - Truman Capote
Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.
Living in California adds ten years to a man's life. And those extra ten years I'd like to spent in New York.
California is a great place to live if you're an orange. - Fred Allen
In the South of California has gathered the larges and most miscellaneous assortment of Messiahs, Sorcerers, Saints and Seers known to the history of aberrations.
California is like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me on that. - Saul Bellow
...What's more, I live in Berkeley, California. If princesses had infiltrated OUR little retro hippie hamlet, imagine what was going on places where women actually shaved their legs! - Peggy Orenstein
Unfortunately...I missed out on the California Gold Rush a century before...I'll be dammed if I miss out on this one. - Timothy Pina
California is a fine place to live, if you happen to be an orange. - Fred Allen
Only in California could the night air be lit not by fireflies, but radioactive porn star cumshots. - C.Z. Hazard
If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."[Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)] - Louis D. Brandeis
California is a fine place to live--if you happen to be an orange. - Fred Allen
In California everyone goes to a therapist, is a therapist, or is a therapist going to a therapist. - Truman Capote
California, the department store state. - Raymond Chandler
Or what about the statue in California currently said to be crying bloody tears? Why worry about the alleged weeping of a plaster effigy when so many actual human beings have reason to cry? - Anna Quindlen
You write your books. You scatter your seeds. Rats might eat them, or they might rot. In California, some seeds lie dormant for decades because they only germinate after fire, and sometimes the burned landscape blooms most lavishly. - Rebecca Solnit
Political corruption, social greed, and Americanized quasi-socialism can ruin even the most wonderful places. California proved that. - Tiffany Madison
Southern California, which is shaped somewhat like a coffin, is a giant sanatorium with flowers where people come to be cured of life itself in whatever way .... This is the last stop before the sun gives up and sinks into the black, black ocean, and night - usually starless here - comes down. - John Rechy