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California

Cynical Definitions

n. A land of perpetual pubescence, where cultural lag is mistaken for renaissance.

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Cynical Quotations

If they'd lower the taxes and get rid of the smog and clean up the traffic mess, I really believe I'd settle here until the next earthquake.

— Groucho Marx

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California is a tragic country, like Palestine, like every Promised Land.

— Christopher Isherwood

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Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread.

— Jimmy Carter

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Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

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California is a fine place to live – if you happen to be an orange.

— Fred Allen

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