Words matter. These are the best West Coast Quotes from famous people such as Adrian Tomine, Ice Cube, Arthur Laffer, Mitch Kapor, Rachel Morrison, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
All my stories take place on the West Coast – not the beach, but smaller inland towns. I feel homesick, and I find inspiration in capturing that.
‘Boyz-n-the-Hood’ was actually supposed to be written for Eazy’s group. He had a group out in New York called Home Boys Only, called HBO. One of them looked like LL Cool J. Eazy wanted to write a song for them, a street song, like what we were doing on the mix tapes. So when I wrote it, it was too West Coast for them.
We are having the single worst recovery the U.S. has had since the Great Depression. I don’t care how you measure it. The East Coast knows it. The West Coast knows it. North, South, old, young, everyone knows it’s the worst recovery since the Great Depression.
If only I’d stayed on the West Coast, I might have made something of myself.
It took me a long time to adapt to the West Coast. I lived eight years in New York before California and might have gone back. Then I discovered surfing. It’s the California equivalent of ice hockey, I guess. It gave me a real sense of place.
But then again in the East Coast, I think, Tupac, inspired everybody on the East Coast, everybody down south, everybody in the West Coast you know what sayin’.
I grew up in Vancouver, which is a pretty liberal, gay Mecca of the West coast. There’s San Francisco, and then there’s Vancouver.
Football is a game of zone blitzes, West Coast offenses and check-offs, sure, but it’s really a game of field position: Even without a touchdown, a solid return game can quietly be the difference between an offense that’s pinned against its own goal line and one that’s in the driver’s seat to score.
The United States has tried for years to live down President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s order during World War II to move Japanese-Americans on the West Coast to inland detention camps on grounds that they might be disloyal.
If I convince myself that I’m going contest in West Coast, I will go. It doesn’t matter who else comes because that’s your belief.
Eventually I returned to the W to play in Dallas, because of my coach Fred Williams. But once Fred got fired, I knew that my support there was gone. And that the only way I could stay in the league would be if I were living near my family on the West Coast.
I’ve spent a lot of time in L.A. and I love it. A lot of Brits can’t stand the place, but I like the West Coast attitude and the way people celebrate success.
There’s something about the West Coast. The air is lighter. The vibe is chill.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I split my time between the West Coast and the East.
I like San Francisco, but I don’t think I’d want to work in Palo Alto. It seems like a pretty rough commute. In many ways, I think New York has a lot of things the West Coast doesn’t have.
I’m so much more of an East Coast girl than a West Coast girl.
The South Side loves me – I’ve got a song with Jermaine Dupri – and I’ve got songs on the East Coast and songs on the West Coast. Now, if I could just find me a rapper from up North.
If you stand over on the edge of the west coast of Ireland and look west, you are looking at something you can’t see, only imagine. You know America is there, and you can imagine it being there. But you’re also looking into infinity, because you can see nothing.
The way I paint is similar to rock in that you don’t stand around and say, ‘Gee, what are they talking about?’ Rock is simple, blunt, colorful. Same with my paintings. You don’t stand back and wonder what it is. That’s Jim Morrison, that’s a panda, that’s a scene on the West Coast. It’s not abstract.
I’m a dirty south goon – damn right, I ain’t no West coast gangster.
I lived on the West Coast my entire life and I’ve seen first hand how the homeless crisis is spiraling out of control in cities like Seattle and Portland and Los Angeles.
I represent the West Coast culture.
When I was a senior in high school, I went to Ireland to study Irish Gaelic. And after one semester at Trinity College, I went way out to the west coast of Ireland and rented a little house by myself.
The West Coast blew me up years ago. Ten years ago, I was already selling out five or six shows in a row in the West. Then all of a sudden, the Midwest, Chicago, Illinois, just embraced me so well.
I always like going to the West Coast. I don’t know if it’s a certain field, team, whatever it is, but I usually seem to do well here.
February 19, 1942, is the year in which Executive Order 9066 was signed, and this was the order that called for the exclusion and internment of all Japanese Americans living on the west coast during World War II.
When you think of YG, you think of the West Coast, L.A., the lifestyle; that’s what the brand about. That’s what 4Hunnid represents.
Bound for Glory’ week was such a whirlwind. With it being filmed in Canada, it was really exciting for me. Although it was on the East Coast and I’m from the West Coast, still felt like I was kind of in my hometown, I don’t know.
Scotland is extraordinary as a location, the light is amazing, for instance on the west coast.
The West Coast really allows you to understand who you are. You come across so many talented people you have to look back at yourself and see what makes you unique.
I’m a novelist from the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations of British Columbia, both small coastal reserves hugging the rugged shores of the west coast.
I run the Actor’s Studio on the West Coast, and one of the things I say all the time to the people I teach – many of whom are acting teachers – is that an actor needs to make choices that make him present.
I want to get back to my fighting weight of 98 pounds. I have the exact measurements of that guy from the movie, Powder. Right now, I am the reigning West Coast Powder.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
I do a lot of yoga, and when I’m in L.A., I have an outdoorsy sort of lifestyle. It’s sort of comfortable, West Coast, yoga chic.
Half of my family is in Los Angeles, so my cousin was the first person to play me, like, Snoop Dogg, and I would always feel like, ‘OMG, I shouldn’t be listening to this,’ and my other cousin was the first to introduce me to Aaliyah, so every time I’d go to the West Coast, I’d get those West Coast vibes.
It would be nice if we didn’t have to drill for oil in the gulf. We have this shallow continental shelf on the west coast of Florida, and it would be a real disaster if we had a major oil spill there. It would be wonderful if we could find some other source of energy.
I absolutely love Ireland. It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I have strong ties here. Both my grandmothers are from Ireland, and I have spent every summer in Bantry since my father, who is an artist, had the romantic idea 20 years ago to buy an old farmhouse on the west coast and renovate it.
You can always say that it was scarce dollars when Lewis and Clark wanted to go to the West Coast and explore the West. And people complained about it, I understand, from a reading of the history books.
It’s different, but I prefer my people on the East Coast. Some people might be offended by that, but I mean, especially knowing I’m from the West Coast. I don’t know if it’s because it’s home for me or what, but I just feel like people are real good friends. That’s all it is.
I live on the West Coast of the United States, and yet the air that I breathe is sometimes the same air that was being breathed in China the day before.
I’m very fond of Glasgow, particularly the West End. The whole stretch of the west coast of Scotland from Loch Lomond up through Mallaig to the Kyle of Localsh is so beautiful.
Seattle, they like the Bay a lot. They like the Bay area sound, the West Coast sound.
I don’t care if I am doing music: my son comes with me every weekend. If I’m on the West Coast, he’ll come fly and be with me. If I’m on the East Coast, I get my son every weekend. It doesn’t matter where I’m at – show, no show, whatever. Break or no break. I have my son every summer and every weekend while he’s in school.
I’m a West Coast ratchet L.A. artist.
East Coast, West Coast, all that needs to cease. Everyone wants hip-hop to be this big empire, but we’re not going to get to the level we want to get to because of the stupidity.
I am attached to the west coast of Scotland – it’s gorgeous to look at and challenging. You have to contend with the possibility of being blown away or rained on. And in the summer months you can be eaten alive by midges.
My killer crossover project would be to combine Bjork and Grace Jones with the West Coast rappers and create this massive music. That’s, like, one of my dreams.
A lot of people – they might think I fell off, but they don’t know I’m eating. I’m on the West coast, eating. It’s just they don’t hear about me because they don’t see me on the TV. But I’m still around.
I’m definitely a West Coast artist, so much so that I’m gonna get ‘Thug Life’ tatted on my stomach one day.
I grew up listening to a lot of 2Pac and a lot of East Coast, West Coast rap; Bad Boy, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Biggie, 2Pac. Super hip-hop, super listening to that raw era of music.
My mother’s family was among the 120,000 people of Japanese descent on the West Coast who were dispatched to internment camps during World War II.