Florida isn’t so much a place where one goes to reinvent oneself, as it is a place where one goes if one no longer wished to be found.

Douglas Copeland

August in Florida is God’s way of reminding us who’s in charge.

Blaize Clement

The Florida in my novels is not as seedy as the real Florida. It’s hard to stay ahead of the curve. Every time I write a scene that I think is the sickest thing I have ever dreamed up, it is surpassed by something that happens in real life.

Carl Hiaasen

When people ask how close to the beach I am, I say, “12 minutes or 12 hours. Depends on which beach you want to go to.

Jarod Kintz

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that’s the law.

Jerry Seinfeld

Florida is so hot that when old people retire and move to Florida it’s because they want to start practicing for Hell.


I like Florida… everything is in the 80’s… the temperatures, the ages and the IQ’s.

George Carlin

1 thought on “Florida”

  1. Even though all the books were not set entirely there, Florida for me is Travis McGee and The Busted Flush. Minus the actual heat, humidity, and mosquitoes.

    John D. MacDonald’s writing sticks with you years later. I learned a lot about how to write an introspective male character form MacDonald. Perhaps that helps explain some of the reviews.

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