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California is an Italy without its art.
California is a tragic country—Like Palestine, like every Promised Land.
Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure.
If you turned the country on its side, everything loose would fall into Southern California.
California, more than any other part of the Union, is a country by itself, and San Francisco a capital.
California is a place in which a boom mentality and a sense of Chekhovian loss meet in uneasy suspension.
There is something brown and holy about the East; and California is white, like washlines, and emptyheaded.
California reminds me of the popular American Protestant concept of heaven: there is always a reasonable flow of new arrivals.
California is once-and-future America, and much that is newest and biggest in this country, both its best and worst, is concentrated along our western edge.
California is a state peculiarly addicted to swift enthusiasms.  It is a seed-bed of all manner of cults and theories, taken up, and dropped, with equal speed.
California is a queer place—in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort.
Woz and I very much liked Bob Dylan's poetry, and we spent a lot of time thinking about a lot of that stuff. This was California. You could get LSD fresh made from Stanford. You could sleep on the beach at night with your girlfriend. California has a sense of experimentation and a sense of openness—openness to new possibilities.