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Besides the glamour, the sunshine and the world-class tacos, there’s a lot to love in Los Angeles. And a lot to poke fun at, too. Here’s what top talents and esteemed thinkers have to say about the place.

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“Los Angeles is like a beauty parlor at the end of the universe.” – Emily Mortimer

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“I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.” – Andy Warhol

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“People don’t live in Los Angeles because we are tied to the same old, same old. We live in Los Angeles because of the intoxicating energy of new beginnings that permeate our city.” – Marianne Williamson

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“In Los Angeles, you can have the city life and feel like you’re on holiday at the same time.” – Isabel Marant

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“Having an automobile in Los Angeles enables me to change clothes at least three times a day: I will go from Western wear to nautical to Savile Row in the course of 12 hours.” – RuPaul

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“I do love America. And Los Angeles is a very short commute to America. It’s like half an hour on the plane.” – Craig Ferguson

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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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“Los Angeles is a large city-like area surrounding the Beverly Hills Hotel.” – Fran Lebowitz

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