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We’ve collected the best Florida Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Daniel Boulud, Sidney Poitier, Laura van den Berg, F. Lee Bailey, Charlie Crist. Use them as an inspiration.

I can’t conceive of cooking in a sunny place like Florida because my motivation comes from the changing seasons. That’s why I decided to live in New York.
I couldn’t adjust to the racism in Florida.
I lived in Florida until I was 22.
If I’m offered a good case in Florida or a good case somewhere else, South Florida will win every time.
F. Lee Bailey
President Obama has a strong record of doing what is best for America and Florida, and he built it by spending more time worrying about what his decisions would mean for the people than for his political fortunes.
Charlie Crist
If I stayed in Florida, I would have a house and a dog and a partner. And, honestly, I was so bored.
I am a Florida guy. I don’t do cold.
J. R. Ramirez
While I’m critical to the Bush presidency, it’s been enormously beneficial for Salon because we’re seen as kind of an aggressive watchdog on the Bush White House. Particularly since Florida, our readership hit a whole new level, and we held onto those readers.
I’m from Florida, so any time I get invited to come to Florida and play a show, I’m definitely always up for that.
I want everybody in Florida to live the American dream.
To help the parents make the choice of which school to send their child to, I would insist that schools are graded on a simple basis that parents can understand, A through F. The way Florida is done.
There’s always someone out there training for your spot. For my scholarship at the University of Florida, for my job with the Denver Broncos, for my position with the New York Jets. And that’s the reason to get up earlier or stay up later.
These people have elevated audacity to symphonic and operatic levels. The Florida Supreme Court relied on new law to resolve the election dispute down there.
I was born in Florida. My first political campaign was as a field director for George Herbert Walker Bush in 1988.
With tennis, if you‘re very good at a young age, you don’t even go to your prom. You’re down at some tennis academy in Florida where you’re on the court 8 hours a day. It’s brutal.
There were a lot of kids from Puerto Rico at my high school in Florida; people always assumed I was Puerto Rican. Even now in California, I get talked to on the street in Spanish constantly!
I ran my first marathon in Florida in 1985. I had never run more than nine miles.
The Republicans in the House and Senate took the district that I firmly represent, 22 in south Florida, from a D plus one to a D plus five almost a D plus six district, which means you are given a five to six percent registration advantage to Democrats. They drew in more Democrats into the district I represent.
Florida is a great place to set a novel.
John Lutz
With over 20 million residents and 100 million tourists, we must stay ahead of the possible spread of the Zika virus and take immediate action to ensure Florida is prepared.
The CDC and the federal government have already admitted that they have failed to get ahead of the spread of Ebola in Texas, and we aren’t going to let that happen in Florida.
After the 2000 election, which hinged on the results of a recount in Florida, Democrats smeared President George W. Bush as ‘selected, not elected.’
At 26 years old, I own a house in Florida.
Out of electronics school, my first assignment was to a fighter base in Florida. My roommate, Glen, would become my best friend in Florida and Thailand as we were sent to different air bases in Southeast Asia.
I’ll give you a great example of an issue that no one brought up during this Florida primary, the fact that we’re going to have a Chinese made oil rig put in place about 60 miles off the coast of Florida.
Florida has tons of entertainment opportunities because Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are there.
I started training at a local gym in New Jersey, and the day of my high school graduation, I packed up everything in my car and moved to Coconut Creek, Florida, where I trained with one of the best gyms in the world, American Top Team.
I was making crappy beats since I was, like, 17 or 18, using Florida rappers, where I’m from. Then I started DJ’ing because I just wanted to have a new job.
I came from a prep school in New Jersey, so I get that when I got to FSU, some people weren’t sure about me – I didn’t play in Florida or Texas or at a powerhouse high school.
I was in Florida with Burt Stern, the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater, and we smoked a joint. The bathing suit kept coming off in the water, and I just ripped it off. I was very comfortable being naked.
I was born in Alton, Ill., and moved to Paducah, Ky., when I was 3 years old. I lived in Kentucky until I moved to Florida in 2015.
I take my son to school and then I drive 45 minutes to practice with my ABA team, the Florida Pit Bulls, from 10 to 1. In the afternoon, I have meetings.
Tim Hardaway
My mom is from Texas, but I was raised in Florida.
I’m really hoping to find something that I feel as connected with as I did with ‘The Florida Project.’ I want to feel that passionate about things that I work on. I don’t want to just act to act.
I feel at some point that the farm state politics will overwhelm the Florida politics.
Jeff Flake
I swam. We made it, our team, from the rocks of Cuba to the beach of Florida, in squeaky-clean, ethical fashion.
It would be nice if we didn’t have to drill for oil in the gulf. We have this shallow continental shelf on the west coast of Florida, and it would be a real disaster if we had a major oil spill there. It would be wonderful if we could find some other source of energy.
Eugenie Clark
One day, though, I was asked if I’d like to go to the University of Florida and become a Gator.
Jack Youngblood
Here in Florida, we know plenty about the Castro brothers, and we hear stories of their ruthless and violent rule far too often. It is shameful that we would grant them any shred of legitimacy.
No matter where you put me, I don’t care if it is North Carolina, Florida, California, New York City; I’m going to be who I am.
I have been traveling to every corner of the great state of Florida. I’ve met some great people and we’ve had an honest discussion about the failures of Washington.
Adam Hasner
The Florida Gator head is long and funny looking. It scrapes my nose. Every time I put that thing on I get scraped and blood comes down my face.
We need to recognize the opportunity that green jobs present to Florida and to the economy.
Southern Florida ain’t even Florida for real. It’s like New York, Chicago, the beaches.
Florida wants to get married. We want to stop this every-two-year or every-four-year dating process where, in between those election cycles, investments in our state diminish.
I’ve been going to Florida since I was a baby.
Caroline Mulroney
I want every health care professional, every first-responder, every citizen, every visitor to know that in Florida we continue to prepare for the worst. But we pray for the best.
We’ve worked with Special Olympics Florida before, and I had so much fun doing that. It was really inspiring to meet all the athletes.
I was very involved defensively at Florida, and regardless of popular opinion, I wasn’t as much on offense. Should have been, but I wasn’t.
I had the little Radio Shack crystal radio, and then my aunt Judy bought me a shortwave radio. It was amazing to me: like on these really clear nights – I lived in Ohio – I could get Texas or Florida. You felt like the world was a smaller place.
I don’t think it’s changed that much when you go on the principle if Garth introduced more rock into country music, then Florida Georgia Line’s gonna introduce more dance and more beat-driven stuff into country music. That’s just how it’s gonna go. So whatever influences you as a kid, you’re gonna put in your music.
In Florida, Medicaid is the fastest-growing part of our state budgethands down. It is increasing at more than 3.5 times the rate of our general revenue.
I’m a mom, so I have to be comfortable. Jeans are a staple – I have way too many in my closet! It’s warm in Florida, so I wear jeans and a tank top every day. I love my True Religions, my Rich and Skinny, and Citizens of Humanity. But I also love getting dressed up!
You have to remember that in a state like Florida, independent voters will decide the election.
I decide to go direct to Key West… I know the place quite well, and it’s near the points in Florida that I wish to visit. I have an idea at present of doing some work but do not know how long that will last.
Winslow Homer
There’s a lot of work to be done if you’re going to run for president or if you’re going to run for re-election in a state as big as Florida.
Energy legislation in Congress and the focus on energy legislation is first and foremost about creating good jobs. In Florida, where solar and biofuel and wind and so many other areas are important and so many in the private sector continues to pursue these, we need policies that will encourage that.
Well, I would never admit to copying Karl Rove’s play book, but there’s no doubt that what the Bush people did in 2004 was impressive. They had neighbors talking to neighbors. They did a remarkable job increasing Republican turnout in states like Ohio and Florida.
We are not exposed to ice much in Florida.
Brittany Bowe
Marco Rubio is interesting because he checks so many boxes when you think about what a Republican nominee needs. He brings Florida, he’s young, he’s Hispanic, the Tea Party likes him. But that said, he’s got issues, actually surprisingly, ironically, with Mexican-American voters.
They call Florida the wrestling graveyard because it’s where we all end up. The weather is easier on us here.
My goal, one-hundred percent, is to get individuals and companies to move to Florida.
We are stronger because we recognize that government isn’t the sole answer to the most important questions, and we welcome community and faith based organizations as partners to serve the needs of Florida families.
When I get to Washington, the people of Florida are going to know I’m not going to spend my first year having fundraisers to pay off a campaign debt.
I grew up in Florida riding horses, so for the majority of my life I was either in boots and jeans or a bathing suit.
The Florida Supreme Court wanted all the legal votes to be counted. The United States Supreme Court, on the other hand, did not want all the votes to be counted.
We need to recognize that, whether you’re looking at Georgia or North Carolina or North Dakota or Florida, that the disenfranchisement of voters, the suppression of votes, cuts across every community, and therefore, it cuts across partisanship.
I probably made a mistake at Florida trying to change schematically from what they had done before. As a result, we ended up not being very good at anything.
Florida is one of the first states that sort of gives the legislature a very clear criteria for re-drawing electoral district maps. Basically, all the criteria do is tell the legislators that you can’t draw a seat that helps yourself or a political party. That’s really critical.
Dan Gelber
I actually believe that Florida and its rich diversity are going to be looking for a governor who’s going to bring us together, not divide us. Not misogynist, not racist, not bigots.
I coached the Bucs with a Florida State quarterback named Brad Johnson. Things worked out all right.
Florida sends me a handicap sticker when I’m there. It’s embarrassing. But I can’t walk more than six holes before the whole knee swells up, and then I can’t go anymore.
I love Florida Georgia Line. I love ‘Round Here.’ So if a fan wants to listen to that, and if a fan that wasn’t listening to country music before is listening to ‘Cruise‘ on Pandora, and after that a song by George Jones comes on, they may have never heard George Jones before. I think it’s a good thing for the genre.
I spoke at, I think, four of the Trump rallies that were in Florida, and these were not highly coordinated events. I would often learn of the program of one of these events just a day or so before the event itself. That seems to evidence the point that these were not people off colluding with Russia.
I did my undergrad at Florida State, got a Bachelor’s, and then I got my Masters in Acting at NYU. So I’ve spent a lot of time in the classroom.
As far back as the 1800s, people were moving to Florida to make their dreams come true.
When my mother in Florida mentions that she‘s off to play golf, I think: Golf? In the age of Trump?
I was lucky playing at Florida and for the Giants. Those were big media markets with lots of cameras around all the time. Maybe that helped me feel more comfortable on camera.
There are so many colorful characters in Florida. There’s a lot of money, development – not all of it good – and corruption.
From a very young age, I wanted to be an actor, but I lived in a very small town in Florida where there weren’t any opportunities for that.
Lauren Miller
Florida has been really cool to us. This is our first big club tour, and Pennywise has been really nice.
Brandon Thomas
I was born in a hurricane in Pensacola, Florida… my dad was in the military, so we moved all over the place. But I consider myself a southerner from Louisiana. I’ve lived in Texas for most of my adult life.
I’m Chief Executive Officer at Art of the Olympians Museum in Fort Myers, Florida, which was founded by my Mexico City teammate Al Oerter and his wife Cathy in 2005. It shows that Olympians can have another life; we have got art from more than 100 Olympians.
Bob Beamon
I’m have one of the most, if not the most, moderate voting records in Congress in the Florida delegation.
The acquisition of Silverback 7 will expand our ability to support vital national security programs, and there’s not a better business-friendly environment to do that than right here in Central Florida.
In 2013, after a challenging two years of long-term IV antibiotics and six weeks at a clinic in florida, I received the ‘Star Light’ award from the Lyme Research Alliance for my advocacy and strength to light the way of Lyme disease awareness.
My daughter is on academic scholarship at the University of Central Florida. I feel so blessed.
The God’s truth: I never much cared for Tebow when he played at Florida.
I’ve won some awards. ‘Time’ magazine designated me as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th century. Oh, and I’ve got some honorary citizenships, like from the Conch Republic of the Florida Keys. But the one thing I am proud of is I didn’t get the Chevron environmental award. Never did get that one.
According to the State of Florida, the person with the gun has the right to defend him or herself.
Bill Cosby
If I didn’t have a scholarship to go to the University of Florida or any school, I probably would have considered the military because my family could not afford to send me to college.
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.
I reject the notion that a high turnout helps Senator Kerry. I think in Florida at least, it’s going to help President Bush because we have gotten more registered voters than the Democrats, and our base is just fired up – thanks to your help and a lot of others.
I have to remind the people who put down East Coast surfing that Kelly Slater is from Florida.
My guy growing up was Deacon Jones from Eatonville, Florida, where I’m from.
Dusty Rhodes play good-man gimmick. He party with me long, long time in the Florida.
We are for freedom here in Florida.
I’ve just opened a show in Florida, although I also have many pieces on display around the world.
It’s Florida. Hair is just an extra sweater I’m forced to wear.
When businesses think of locating in North America, I want to make sure that they think first about Florida.
In my office in Florida I have, I think, 30 manuscript piles around the room. Some are screenplays or comic books or graphic novels. Some are almost done. Some I’m rewriting. If I’m working with a co-writer, they’ll usually write the first draft. And then I write subsequent drafts.
They did is sent me down Clearwater, Florida, and they said to me, Jessica, I need you to make Jim Bakker feel better.
If you’re a sponsor, and you’re doing business globally, to bring your guests to South Florida is pretty nice.
Wayne Huizenga
Poisonous frogs feast on insects that don’t even have names. Tropical lizards disappear into the cracks of trees whose branches spread out as wide as their trunks climb high. This is the real Florida, as it was before people, and probably will be after us, too.
Nancy Pickard
The closely divided presidential election of 2000 – in which George W. Bush defeated Al Gore by the slimmest of margins in Florida – forever implanted the divide between red states and blue states in our political consciousness.
I grew up in Miami, Florida.
I grew up in Boca Raton, Florida – the worst place on earth.
When I was a kid, my dad was in construction and used to move the family back and forth between central Florida’s east and west coasts.
Thousands of people perish in the Straits of Florida every year. We understand it within the context of the Cuban reality.
They’ve made it a felon to drive from Florida to Louisiana with any fighting birds, so I’ve had to get rid of most of my chickens. I only got about a hundred left now, which I just keep for colour and breeding. I love those birds as much as anything.
Being down in Orlando, Florida, where we filmed the movie, I learned how to bass fish. Jerry Reed, who plays the villain in the movie, taught me how to bass fish.
Every winter my wife and I take a week off and go to a resort in Florida.
I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count.
I represent Orlando, Florida, the world’s number one vacation destination.
Ric Keller
There is a reality to the primary process, and you don’t win primaries by being ahead in national polls. You win them by winning Iowa, by winning New Hampshire, by winning South Carolina, winning Florida.
There’s something scary, knowing that in Florida, someone can pick you up in a car and drive you to 50 states. Back home, it’s like, ‘Girl, you’re 15 minutes away.’
I just see myself as just an ordinary chick from Florida, not some beautiful woman.
Jennifer Sky
My son was born right here in Florida; he went to public schools and went to the University of Florida and surprised me – I’ll tell you that – when he went into the service.
People get very passionate about saving the whale, but when something like a Florida indigo snake is endangered there are not a lot of people out there holding up placards.
The three books I’ve written in Florida about L.A. are my best takes on the physicality of the city, as far as description goes.
Leverage‘ is meant to be based in Boston. But in one episode we’re in New York, then another in Chicago, Florida, and Eastern Europe.
We’ve had hurricanes in Florida forever. And the question is, ‘What do we do about the fact that we have built expensive structures, real estate and population centers, near those vulnerable areas?’
For more than fifty years, Americans and Cubans have been isolated from one another even though Cuba is only 90 miles away from Florida.
Or even the state of Florida, where they are prepared to execute children. Umm, well, you hope that at least that there is something there to be claimed.
There were several appeals, but I ruined it all by escaping after three years inside. I was being transported to court and we stopped to use the rest room. There were two sheriffs and I managed to get away. I out-ran a helicopter, got on the aeroplane and went to Florida.
I would love to play for Leonard Hamilton and follow in the footsteps of my father at Florida State, where he played wide receiver and after a great career as a Seminole was drafted into the NFL.
I’m so proud to represent the people of South Florida. I was so honored when President Obama asked me to serve as chair of the Democratic Party. But there’s one job I’m even more proud of, and that’s being a mom to my three kids, Rebecca, Jake and Shelby.
Unemployment in Florida peaked at 11.2 percent in 2009, higher than the national average, and the state was a center for home foreclosures.
I grew up in Florida, so every now and then, we’d have a garter snake in the lawn. But I’m not super okay with them.
Maulik Pancholy
The scene in South Florida when we were growing up, it wasn’t divided. It wasn’t different scenes. If you played loud or crazy music, you were on the same show.
I am originally from Florida. So Thanksgiving was always something I really looked forward to, because I got to travel back home every year and see everyone all at once, around one big happy table.
Troy Gentile
Before moving to Pennsylvania in 1999, I played bass in a newsroom rock band in South Florida for several years.
John Grogan
I moved to Naples, Florida, and by 15 I was into punk: Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, Operation Ivy. Along with the classic punk bands, like the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat – all those bands that you get into when you’re first getting into punk.
Once I was gone for a month and I was just miserable, so I flew back from Florida for two hours just to be home and see my cats.
Just to be able to say that I’m from Miami, Florida, in the Winter Olympics was an honor, and I’m proud to be able to say that I’m playing on the U.S. national team for baseball from Miami as a Cuban-American.
It’s not a right to play at Florida. It’s a privilege.
As frightening as this may sound, what you see in the books is the way I see the world. And so far I haven‘t seen anything, either in Florida or elsewhere, to dissuade me from it.
History will always regard Florida as the state that decided the Bush-Gore contest, but if Gore had carried Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, West Virginia or Kentucky – all states that his boss won twice – then he’d have won the election anyway.
Florida is nice, but Texas is my favorite state.
During my last days at Florida State, 65 to 70 percent of my boys did not have a daddy at home. They’re raised by mommas. Thank God for them mommas, or grandmommas. Or big sister or aunt.
We ignore slow environmental changes unless they are crisis-driven, such as hurricanes in Florida.
Natalie Jeremijenko
Sometimes when you’re in different countries, everything has become so homogenised and there’s a Starbucks and McDonald‘s everywhere, and you could feel like you’re in Florida. But in Japan, you know you’re there.
Will Yun Lee
At Florida, I could outrun or out jump a lot of players. But everyone in this league runs either a 4.4 or 4.5 and can jump out of the stadium.
Since traveling is such a big part of my life when I am working, I like to vacation relatively close to home. Florida is a great place for me to go and relax. It’s so close, which is perfect because it’s the minimal travel time.
Hilary Rhoda
The iPhone always has a different look from model to model – ‘Tangerine’ is quite smooth, but that was the 5s. I was using the iPhone 6s Plus for ‘The Florida Project,’ and it has what’s called a rolling shutter, and it gave it this hyperactivity and a very different, jarring feel, and we liked that.
I will never be done with South Florida.
As the country’s third-largest state by population, Florida is the crown jewel in the Electoral College among swing states.
You’ve got Chris Stapleton doing what he’s doing, and Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line… Everyone has their own lane, and we felt like the falsetto was my lane.
In Florida, to buy a gun, you do not need a permit, you do not need a gun license, and once you buy it, you do not need to register it. You do not need a permit to carry a concealed rifle or shotgun. You can buy as many guns as you want at one time.
If you want to be angry at Gore, be angry at him for not fighting harder in Florida.
I don’t spend the whole off-season in Venezuela. I spend a couple of weeks in Cleveland, go to Florida, take my son to Disney World. But I still have my home, and my whole family lives in Venezuela.
I didn’t run into racism until we moved to Nassau when I was ten and a half, but it was vastly different from the kind of horrendous oppression that black people in Miami were under when I moved there at 15. I found Florida an antihuman place.
I was born in Dallas, Texas, but I was raised in south Florida. ‘Ice Ice Baby’ is about that area.
Sarasota in 1974 was a city of 46,459 people, the 73rd-largest market in the country and sixth-largest in Florida, according to Arbitron Ratings. To supplement my meager salary, I was a bartender at Big Daddy’s on St. Armand’s Circle and a sailing instructor at nearby Lido Beach.
I grew up doing musical theatre in Orlando, Florida. When I was 14, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time – a deliveryman heard me singing and offered to deliver my demo tape to Sony Music. I was just really lucky.
The talent in Florida, it’s great, but sometimes it’s underdeveloped, and it takes time for those guys to develop… I experienced it when I was with the Florida Gators, they’re development players. For whatever reason, the high school coaches aren’t paid near as well as the ones in Georgia and Texas.
It’s a dream come true for Bubba Watson from Bagdad, Florida to have the green jacket on.
Bubba Watson
Florida A&M University was my first real introduction to politics as a heavyweight game.
Joe Scarborough was one of 74 Republicans elected to the Congress in 1994 in response to the missteps of the early Clinton era. He was the first Republican elected to Congress from his northern Florida district since the 1870s and handily won re-election three times.
Since Mark Richt took his offense from Florida State to Georgia, Florida State has been floundering. They have no identity. They have a bunch of plays, but they have no system and no philosophy.
I’ve read in various media stories that my dad and I had demanded guarantees of playing time or that we didn’t want to play at Florida. Nothing could be further from the truth. It was the exact opposite. We went in there and specifically said we weren’t looking for guarantees.
Traveling around, coming down to Florida for a few days, it’s fun! You go on the road, you get inspired to write other stuff.
I own a mortgage company and a real estate company funded by the music. Florida is a kinda gold mine.
Growing up in Florida and having naturally curly hair was a bit tough. I had to learn to do treatments and masks to keep the frizz under control.
The Florida peninsula is, in fact, an emerging plateau, honeycombed with voids and vents, caves and underground waterways. Travelers on Interstate Highway I-75 have no idea that, beneath them, are cave labyrinths still being mapped by speleologists – ‘cavers,’ they prefer to be called.
Randy Wayne White
So when we start talking about the state and all those that are so important and engaged and supportive around Florida, we’ve gotten overwhelming support, and it’s so exciting.
Katherine Harris
And the main thing was that I wanted to live in south Florida. That’s why I left the Cowboys; to live in south Florida.
I like anywhere with a beach. A beach and warm weather is all I really need. I like going to Florida – to Miami and to visit my mom in Fort Meyers.
When I’m done playing basketball, I want do something bigger. I’m working on my doctorate right now at Barry University in Florida.
I rarely saw my Grandma Markle, as she hailed from New Hampshire and spent much of her life in Pennsylvania and Florida. To bridge that gap, she would always send scrapbooks, care packages, and boxes of treats made from family recipes.
How many people are moving up toward the Antarctica, or the Arctic? Most people move down to Texas and Florida, where it’s a little bit warmer.
It’s really frustrating when you’re an identity-theft victim, and you go to the police and you say, ‘This guy in Florida, he stole my name and got a credit card – this is his address,’ and they say, ‘We don’t have jurisdiction in Florida. You need to go to the FBI.’
We own a shopping center in Temecula that is occupied and making money. In Florida, I am doing a 500-home subdivision just north of Eglin Air Force Base.
In the state of Florida, we’ve got a lot of issues. In fact, we’ve got 99 issues, and ‘Hamilton’ ain’t one of them.
Honestly, I just kind of play ball. I guess I’m pretty good in the state of Florida.
I learned very quickly there’s not a lot to do in South Florida when you can’t golf or fish.
Our friends have nothing to do with the business. Some of our closest friends in Florida are not stars.
Kelly Preston
I went to a Catholic girls’ school before we moved to Florida when I was 15.
I went to Rosemary Beach, Florida, for the first time in the spring of 2012.
Abbi Glines
My ultimate idea would be to get a lot of big investors together, buy some land outside Orlando, Florida, and start up Rabbitt Land.
The true value of having Florida Virtual School in this mix is that it creates a gold standard for all providers to meet if they hope to compete for Florida students. This program raises the bar for everybody, even the traditional public schools. And that benefits all our children.
I wanted to stay in New York to pursue acting, but my dad urged me to get a four-year degree. Reading about the film school at Florida State University, he suggested I go there. I received my bachelor‘s degree in 2003.
Lauren Miller
You know, every city in Florida is different.
I was getting loads of tweets from people saying that Shawn Michaels had talked about me on Chris Jericho’s podcast and then I got to meet Shawn Michaels when I was over in Florida.
I don’t think we should be about the business of denying voters in Michigan and Florida the right to be heard.
Allowing casinos to operate without having races could result in the end of dog racing in Florida as we know it. Right now, greyhound racing is in many cases a money-losing proposition, but the dog tracks are forced to continue it because they have to have races in order to operate the lucrative casinos.
I know a lot of people in the retirement village that I have a house in in Florida that are on the Internet and are reading the paper on the Internet, and they’re communicating on the Internet.
We were driving by the local athletic association in Orange Park, Florida, and there was this sign for T-ball signups. I was maybe 6 or 7, and my dad looked at me and said, ‘Hey, do you wanna give this a try?’
My father – he was an orthodontist – was supposed to sell his practice and move down to Florida, but that never happened… I would sometimes spend the summer with him and visit him, but he never lived with us.
I remember visiting my grandmother Adele in Ponce Inlet, Florida, when I was three years old, and she had an IBM electric typewriter. I thought that this electric typewriter was about the most fascinating toy in the world – I liked the little bell and the sounds and the feel of the keys and especially the erase key.
I was never good at scratching, but I was good at collecting old records. Florida was a great place for that, because it’s where people go to die.
For me, it started as a child with one of those little wooden jigsaw maps of the U.S., where’s there’s crocodiles on Florida and apples on Washington state. That was my very first map.
We hunt in Florida, where I live in Jay. I hunt in Alabama a little bit, on my uncle‘s land. I go to Illinois and hunt with some friends up there. I hunt in Mississippi and Missouri.
I come from a Latin nation that had an open policy with the U.S. My parents moved right to Florida, opened a pharmacy, and had me.
As a 9-year-old child, I vividly remember the day Hurricane Andrew touched down in 1992. My family was living in the Upper Florida Keys at the time, and we soon realized its utter devastation to South Florida, with entire blocks leveled by Andrew’s vicious winds.
Whether it is Obamacare, the stimulus, Wall Street bailouts, the food safety bill – on vote after vote, Bill Nelson has chosen to side with Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and President Obama over the people of Florida.
Adam Hasner
We want Florida to be first for jobs, and we must have a skilled workforce to reach that goal. By investing in science, technology, engineering and math education, we are ensuring our students are prepared for the jobs of the future. Our teachers are essential to preparing our students.
I went to Florida State for college. Then I went to Oxford in England for a master’s degree. I was drafted by the Titans and was with them for two years, and then one year in Pittsburgh with the Steelers.
I’m from Clearwater, Florida, and I love Nashville so much I don’t even really miss the beach.
Publix operates in every county in Florida, and you get a county or municipality saying we don’t want you putting your groceries in plastic bags, well, that’s a problem.
I certainly want to get back to the U.S. to play. It’s such a big country. I’ve always liked playing there, and enjoyed living there. I lived in New York, LA, and Florida.
The states that have large in-migrations of Hispanics are Florida, Texas and California. And Florida and Texas are way above average in educational achievement, while California’s the lowest, just about.
My experience at Florida State helped me to have the discipline to prepare as well as to endure challenging spots.
Wherever I go – like, I go to elementary schools, I go to middle schools – wherever it is, if it’s in Florida, if it’s up in New England, I just feel like wherever I am, the kids always go crazy whenever they see me.
We did great things when we were in Congress, and I want to continue work on the issues that matter to South Florida, because we deserve better.
The Florida Gator head – It’s not only heavy, it’s kind of awkward in the front. It had that long beak. I put it on, and it rubbed the top of my head raw.
I promised my wife 27 years ago when I left Florida State that I’d bring her back to Florida. I’m a little late, but better late than never.
My dad was a roofer when I was young. I believe he owned his own roofing company in Florida. And then he fell through a roof, broke his back. Permanently. I mean, he’s not paralyzed or anything, but he’s had to deal with pain for all of his life since then.
Starting in middle school, I would play on two or three baseball teams at the same time, because that’s just how things worked in south Florida. I would practice six or seven days each week. I honestly don’t know how my parents did it, but my dad always found a way to make it to each and every game.
Once my junior year finished at Florida State, I won the Rhodes Scholarship and I was also projected as a second-round draft pick.
For instance, some early ideas for Florida were done only recently. The idea of a little village was there from the beginning and now we have this ‘Celebration‘ village. Same thing for the Disney Institute. Walt talked about this idea in the very first.
I live in Jacksonville, Florida, but Atlanta always feels like the hometown gig.
People are moving to Florida all the time, lots of times because the economy got tough in the North and they moved south to find jobs. Everybody who comes has two kids – and one of them is usually a football player.
We’ve fished down in Naples, Florida. We’ve fished out in Idaho. We’ve been everywhere fishing, and I think the best part of it is that it brings my family together and it gives us an opportunity to be around each other.
1958 was my first year as a defensive backfield coach at Florida State. I remember one thing about that game: It was so cold. It was freezing.
When I was 13, my family moved from a suburb of New York City to Miami, Florida, and we moved there the Friday before Labor Day weekend.
To be able to say you’re a state 100-yard dash champion from the state of Florida it just doesn’t get a whole lot better than that.
I’m from Florida, which I consider more southern. You cannot put Florida in the same category as California or New York.
Started playing indoor volleyball in 5th grade. Started playing club volleyball when I was 15. Played in high school and at Florida Gulf Coast University. Started playing beach volleyball after graduating from FGCU.
Brooke Sweat
In so many reviews that I’m reading of ‘The Florida Project,’ everyone is assuming it’s my second film.
I grew up in South Florida, and my family was pretty poor. We weren’t your upper-class whites by any means.
The Democratic party of Florida has put a temperance plank in its platform and the Republican party of every state would nail that plank in their platform if they thought it would carry the election.
When you’re filming on the road you literally are isolated for two weeks and you may go to Alaska or Atlanta or you may go to Florida.
South Florida was definitely not a bad place for my kids to grow up.
To be clear, climate change is a true 800 pound gorilla in the room. The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken.
I’m originally from Fort Lauderdale: that’s my home town in Florida. So when I’m on location, I just get the packets from schools in Florida. And when I go to Florida, I go to Christ Church School.
Bailee Madison
I definitely used to lie about my age. I’m from Tennessee and everyone would vacation in Destin, Florida, where there are lots of cute guys. I would go with my older sister and lie about my age to them.
I used to run a night club in Fort Myers, Florida called Norma Jean’s Dance Club. That was the hottest spot from Sarasota to Cuba.
I lay 11-10 because I know the bookie needs that 5 percent that I give him. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to make a living and go down to Florida with his family.
I lived in Canada when I was younger and my parents bought a 1970s caravan. My earliest holiday memory is driving it down the East Coast of the United States to Florida, where we went to Walt Disney World.
Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt of not one but two hurricanes, and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State.
A criminal pipeline from Cuba to Florida threatens U.S. national security interests with Cuban migrants exploiting U.S. law, stealing from the American taxpayer, and paying the Cuban government to live large off the cash in Cuba.
If a novel were written about Florida’s administration of its healthcare for the working poor, an appropriate title might be: ‘Don’t get sick, and God help you if you do.’
Florida is very difficult to have name ID… That’s why statewide incumbents usually get reelected in Florida.
But in my district I have heard from law enforcement officials and across the State of Florida about how much this JAG funding helps them fight crime, and to protect and serve the citizens within their jurisdiction.
The strongest results were in Florida and Texas. In just one year in a Texas charter school, an average student gained 7 percentile points in math and 8 percentile points in reading, while Florida charter schools improved student performance by 6 percentile points.
Florida’s nice and warm, there’s all sorts of stuff living there that shouldn’t be there!
I want to compete with the best – Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas. Because I know that not only can we compete, I know that we can win.
I don’t want to be the crazy woman who does it for years and years and years, and tries and fails and tries and fails and tries and fails, but I can swim from Cuba to Florida, and I will swim from Cuba to Florida.
I couldn’t adjust to the racism in Florida. It was so blatant… I had never been so described as Florida described me.
Florida has its own rhythm, too. People go to work, they watch their children learn and grow and start families of their own. They play in the sun and pass their lives enjoying the outsized blessings that make our state unique.
The Florida State League was considered the top A-league back then. You played in the spring training parks of major league teams, traveled throughout some great cities in Florida, and the pay was the best in A-ball.
As long as Will Muschamp is the head coach at the University of Florida, Urban Meyer will be a part of this program. He needs to be involved with this program for our players. He’s a great sounding board for me and part of this great tradition.
Senator Martinez is not driven by polls; he is driven by the needs of the state of Florida and its 17 million constituents.
Mel Martinez
I’ve gotten to know them and love everything about the people of Jacksonville. There is an energy and a youth factor here that you don’t typically associate with Florida. There’s a real vitality. It’s energizing.
Able Danger consisted of approximately 20 direct individuals working for Special Forces in Tampa, Florida. The total amount of people working for Able Danger was 20.
In Florida, we are focused on economic growth and not on things that divide us.
It doesn’t change whether it’s Georgia, Clemson or Florida or Tennessee. You have to fight out there on the recruiting trail every day. And recruiting’s a lot like shaving: If you don’t do it every day, you start looking like a bum.
I went to Florida when I was 15. That was my first time in America, so you learn about how different the regions are.
Janet Montgomery
The really amazing part, to me, was when Florida made it into the Final Four, the Democrats didn’t demand a recount.
I went to watch Coldplay in Florida and saw Chris Martin before they went on. He sang ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ before the chorus of ‘Yellowkicked in. That was so strange because he’s an inspiration for me. I think he’s so good, he’s sick… he’s a really nice guy too.
Quite a few movies are starting to film in Florida.
Major league baseball has asked its players to stop tossing baseballs into the stands during games, because they say fans fight over them and they get hurt. In fact, the Florida Marlins said that’s why they never hit any home runs. It’s a safety issue.
I’m a conservative, and I’m a compassionate conservative. And I think it’s important that Florida continues to move in that direction.
Charlie Crist
Florida is not going to implement Obamacare. We are not going to expand Medicaid, and we’re not going to implement exchanges.
I’m going to make up my own mind as to what I think is in the best interest of our country and Florida.
Bill Nelson
It’s a great honor to be an Under Armour All-American and to follow in the fast-growing tradition of this game. It’s a great opportunity to spend the New Year in Florida, which is going to be a little warmer than Buffalo.
I am thrilled to return as Honorary Captain of the GREEKs for HBCUs Team. I reflect fondly on my days at Florida A&M University, and how visible and active all of the sororities and fraternities were. Membership in Black Greek letter organizations on college campuses is preparation for a lifetime of service.
T’Keyah Crystal Keymah
I think I’ve worked hard for everything that’s happened but I know I’ve had a lot of support from family, friends, and even at Florida State. My coaches and teammates have supported me in everything I’ve wanted to accomplish.
Coming into Alabama from Florida, they all accepted me, they all loved me and all supported me.
My parents moved back to New York from Florida when I was in the ninth grade.
I grew up in a retirement community in Florida.
Megan Boone
I’ve been in rivalries. Utah-BYU. Bowling Green-Toledo. Florida, we had three: Florida State, Tennessee and Georgia. You make them personal, but they’re not. I didn’t grow up disliking Georgia.
My job is to make sure that if you’re a family in Florida, your children can get a good education and you have the opportunity for a job. That’s my job and that’s what I think about every day.
Well, I was born in Miami, and then I lived for a long time in Tallahassee, and before that, Winter Haven, which is a tiny town in Florida. I was not a city girl.
I took my basic training on a golf course in Florida. Then I was on the boxing team. We did some demonstrations, and they put me in a theater one night and wanted me to box. So OK, I came out boxing with a friend – thinking we would just spar around – but the guy walked out, hit me, and knocked me out with one stroke.
My father is the reason I’m a wrestler today. He was trained by Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart, and competed under the names Billy the Kid and Elvis Wesley on the Florida Independent scene.
I went from Arizona to all over Florida just doing workouts in front of scouts. I promised myself that I was going to sign with whatever team called me first.
When I moved to Tampa, Florida I remember going to a Kid Rock concert and I was in one of those sky-boxes. When I walked into the sky-box I didn’t know he was there, but I hear a, ‘Hi, brother!’ I turn around and it’s Hulk Hogan. I just got ‘brothered!’
I grew up in Florida, and I have a lot of friends, close friends, who are Cuban-Americans, and I have heard the stories of their families escaping, and some of them didn’t even make it to come to the United States for a better life to get away from the Castros.
There’s a lot of cities in Florida, there are many areas that are suburban, many areas that are rural, you know, many areas that are dense cities like ours.
I was in Colorado for about 15 years but my family is all from Florida.
Usually, the news out of Florida makes me feel like being black in Florida can be a terminal condition.
Even in Haiti, I saw John Wayne movies. American cinema has always been the dominant cinema throughout the world, and people tend to forget that. People aren’t just seeing these films in California or Florida. They’re seeing them in Haiti, in Congo, in France, in Italy and in Asia. That is the power of Hollywood.
I love the University of Florida and never wanted to leave.
The people of Florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in Florida to make sure that the State pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts.
Nobody ever sold more Florida orange juice than I did.
I will be damned if the people in South Florida are going to dilute the legal votes of my constituents, who have a right to an honest, fair, representative republic.
Cable television is basically now the business of former political professionals. Joe Scarborough, a former Florida Congressman, is a far more successful cable host than he ever was a politician.
No access to me, nor my staff, will ever affect what we do to protect consumers of the state of Florida.
In 2011, at least a third of middle school and high school students who smoked cigars used flavored little cigars. Six states – Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Wisconsin – already have youth cigar smoking rates that are the same or higher than youth cigarette smoking.
I put out this record on Ninja Tune called ‘Florida’ when I was about 22. And at the same time, I was DJ’ing and beginning to mix stuff up and promote shows in Philadelphia and New York and my own parties and make mixtapes, put out bootleg white labels.
Florida is a place of unparalleled diversity of backgrounds, experiences and vision. It makes our culture unique, but it can also make it difficult to define a common identity and create a sense of community that reaches beyond our neighborhoods to all corners of our state.
I’ve always been drawn back to the South, whether it’s Southern California or in Florida, where I grew up, and I wanted to write a song about that.
No state income tax, no snow, lots of golf courses, and ready-made gated communities make Florida an irresistible place for seniors – the ones who have the income level – to retire.
Florida’s waves are better than Japan. It’s just an hour drive to the beach, but just once a week, I’m able to go to the surfing.
When I was three, I lived in Florida, and my mom took me to see the touring production of ‘Cats.’ And I was, like, absolutely silent – which for a 3-year-old never happens – and I turned to her and said, ‘I need to do this.’ That’s when I started my performer journey.
Milly Shapiro
The majority of Puerto Ricans in Florida and New York are Democrats, but nonetheless, we have Republican governors.
Eduardo Bhatia
I turned my home state of Florida into the Land of Xanth.
I love South Florida; this is where I am from, so I don’t think there is anything more rewarding than knowing that where you grew up is standing behind you and supporting you.
Bailee Madison
I never had hate for anyone. I helped start ministries in Florida for gay people who wanted a way out.
I followed the law. Before God, before the law, before the people of the state of Florida who elected me, I know that I followed the law.
Katherine Harris
Florida is a very idiosyncratic place in a lot of ways – as are many parts of our fine country, but one could say Florida is particularly idiosyncratic.
For me, there’s nothing more valuable as an actor, or better way to learn, than getting to perform in front of a live audience, no matter where you are. Whether it’s on Broadway, in Florida, or doing a tour.
To me, OVW was one of my favorite periods in my career. I felt like I was on the greatest adventure of all time. I was there five months before WWE developmental moved down to Florida.
From drought-parched Brazil to the increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean, from the rising seas along the Florida coast to the punishing heat waves hitting South Asia, in communities large and small, rich and poor, urban and remote, we can see the irrefutable evidence of what science has long told us was coming.
In South Florida, where there are so many beneficiaries, when Social Security isn’t adjusted to reflect their increased costs, that affects their daily lives and their contributions to our local economy.
Tens of thousands of South Florida jobs are dependent on the trade and commerce that our ports provide, and we have to make sure that we spend our security dollars wisely.
Voter suppression in Florida in 2000 helped put Republican George W Bush into office despite losing the popular vote and the targeting of state legislative elections in 2010 enabled Republicans to gerrymander states out of Democrat reach.
I feel great about the boxing in South Florida.
Despite the vigorous policy and legal debates surrounding same-sex marriage, there is little disagreement about this: If the United States Supreme Court holds that states must sanction same-sex marriage, then Florida’s contrary laws must fall.
Whenever I tell people in Berkeley, Calif., where I live, that I’m headed to the beach in Alabama, they are shocked. Most people outside of the Gulf Coast have no idea that Alabama has beaches – even though if you look at a map of Alabama, there is a part of it that looks as if it should belong to Florida.
I was a young age, 16 years old, in Mexico. I traveled to these different countries, and I have the new style from Mexico and TNA. I wrestled two years in Florida, then back in Japan, and everything combined for a new style. It’s different. I was looking for old school wrestling that looked new.
Pensacola isn’t Florida, really. It’s the Panhandle. It’s right up there near Alabama and Louisiana. It’s, like, a stroll away from New Orleans. I feel like New Orleans is home.
I am proud of the work we have accomplished for the citizens of Northeast Florida and our nation during my time in Congress.