“I always made a living as an actor when I came to California. I never had to do anything else.”

 

Bruce Dern

“They still talk about the night that Augie Pabst, a fresh-faced heir to the brewing fortune, drove a rented Falcon into the swimming pool of the Mark Thomas Inn in Monterey, California. His reviews were so good that he repeated the act at a Howard Johnson’s outside Denver.”

 

Brock Yates

“I think you get to see, through the different cult members, why people are attracted to a group like this. Everyone is there for a different reason and from a different background. That was part of what was interesting for us, in researching cults and exploring it. A lot of this happens in California.”

 

Brit Marling

“I lead an introverted and boring life here in California.”

 

Brian Bosworth

“It’s very personal in California to live within hours, and sometimes just a few miles, of earthquake faults when nuclear plants were being built.”

 

Bonnie Raitt

“I didn’t actually figure out how to get guidance, so I just decided to go to school at University of Southern California because they sent me a glossy brochure.”

 

Bonnie Jo Campbell

“That was a mistake, I guess, going out to California. They have these things called guidance counselors in high school. They drink a lot of herbal tea.”

 

Bonnie Jo Campbell

“We jumped into the protest of Vietnam before the Black Panther Party ever started, before the Black Panther Party was even thought of. In fact, it was late 1965 and 1966 that the anti-Vietnam War, anti-draft to the Vietnam War protest started at University of California, Berkeley.”

 

Bobby Seale

“I know there are California oranges and Florida oranges. When I’m in Florida, I like Florida oranges. Today, I think California oranges are the best, of course.”

 

Bob Dole

“The California proposition [Prop. 187] is one I would agree with. That’s the easiest way to put it.”

 

Bob Dole

“In California, I guess you belong to the state; you don’t even belong to your parents. It’s an old Spanish law. It doesn’t require your parents to swear out a complaint; anybody can.”

 

Bo Derek

“Everybody knows what California smog is – that’s fog with the vitamins removed.”

 

Bob Hope

“I don’t bother to look for parking space anymore. As soon as I get near Hollywood Boulevard … I sell.”

 

Bob Hope

“I grew up in California, which was not – at least in the ’50s and ’60s – a cultural oasis by any means. Certainly not Orange County, anyway.”

 

Bob Gunton

“However, don’t let these statistics mislead you, gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas – that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today.”

 

Bob Filner

“In California, I guess you belong to the state; you don’t even belong to your parents. It’s an old Spanish law. It doesn’t require your parents to swear out a complaint; anybody can.”

Bo Derek

“I feel so fortunate. I was brought up along the beaches in Southern California, and then got to have horses.”

Bo Derek

“I like California but I’m dyed-in-the-wool Oklahoma. I see a deer in L.A., and everybody’s standing around it taking pictures. Back home, that’s the enemy!”

 

Blake Shelton

“Portland is a really great city, especially because I’m a shopper and there’s no sales tax! That really adds up so fast, because in California, a $1000 pair of shoes ends up costing another $100.”

 

Bitsie Tulloch

“I’ve lived in California for half of my life. It’s weird, everyone thinks of me as this guy who’s from the South … I’m really a Californian.”

 

Billy Bob Thornton