Only in LA (and NY too) will just about everyone at your dinner table not be working at a job that they actually want. It's pretty safe to say that most of them really want to be writers, actors, musicians, directors, producers, singers, comediennes or another profession in the entertainment world. I totally get it though, this is LA, this the hub of that business so who can blame these people for living here and pursuing their 'American Dream'. I don't know about you but I think it takes immense courage to leave wherever you are from and break into an entirely different career path in hopes of achieving your aspirations.
Tonight's dinner was a perfect example of this. Four out of the seven people at dinner wanted different jobs in the entertainment business. It got me thinking about this city and what we are all doing here. Why are we living in this crazy town full of awful traffic, way too many people, expensive gas prices among other pricey items. Well, there's the amazing weather pretty much year round, the incredible beaches, the cool and laid back vibe, the big homes, lots of interesting Hollywood and musical historical landmarks, awesome shopping and much much more that I've yet to discover.
So, what do you LOVE about your city?
Here are some awesome LA quotes that I've been collecting since I moved here:
"The difference between Los Angeles and yogurt is that yogurt comes with less fruit." - Rush Limbaugh
"You can have a laugh in Los Angeles, or you can weep in Los Angeles, depending on your attitude towards it." - Miranda Richardson
"I love Los Angeles. It reinvents itself every two days." - Billy Connolly
"Los Angeles is a constellation of plastic." - Norman Mailer
"Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees." - David Letterman
"Los Angeles is just New York lying down." - Quentin Crisp
"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
"Los Angeles is seventy-two suburbs in search of a city." - Dorothy Parker
"The final story, the final chapter of western man, I believe, lies in Los Angeles." - Phil Ochs
"In Los Angeles, everyone is a star." - Denzel Washington
"Los Angeles makes the rest of California seem authentic." - Jonathan Culler
"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
"Los Angeles is a microcosm of the United States. If L.A. falls, the country falls." - Ice T
"So, I live in Los Angeles, and it's kind of a goofy place. They have an airport named after John Wayne. That ought to explain it. It has a charming kind of superstitious innocence." - George Carlin
"In Los Angeles, by the time you're thirty-five, you're older than most of the buildings." - Delia Ephron
"When it's 100 degrees in New York, it's 72 in Los Angeles. When it's 30 degrees in New York, in Los Angeles it's still 72. However, there are 6-million interesting people in New York, and 72 in Los Angeles." - Neil Simon