LAS VEGAS QUOTES

quotations about Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas quote

Any other town you go to there's this little devil and a little angel on your shoulder. A little good advice, a little bad advice. You go to Las Vegas, there's like a devil and a devil and they're just battling it out the whole time. It's like, "Smoke some crack!" "Get a hooker!" And then I go, "YEA! Yea, this is a good town. Smoke some crack and get a hooker! Alright!"

BILLY BURR, stand-up routine

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Las Vegas is a society of armed masturbators/gambling is the kicker here/sex is extra/weird trip for high rollers ... house-whores for winners, hand jobs for the bad luck crowd.

HUNTER S. THOMPSON, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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The reason you should go to Las Vegas is because, for only the second time, the second time, ever, they have rebuilt Sodom and Gomorrah. It's back!! And you have the opportunity to see it before it turns to salt.

LEWIS BLACK, The White Album

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but the 400-pound woman perched in front of a slot machine, oozing bum-flesh off her stool as she balanced a cocktail and cigarette in one hand and robotically tugged the slot arm with the other... that's still with me.

BRIAN SACK, Banterist, Jun. 15, 2006

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Las Vegas was and is a hard town that will make you pay for your inability to restrain your desires.... If you have a weakness, Las Vegas will punish you.

HAL ROTHMAN, Neon Metropolis

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Good girls go to Heaven. Bad girls go to Vegas.

ANONYMOUS

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For a loser Vegas is the meanest town on earth.

HUNTER S. THOMPSON, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night.

CHUCK PALAHNIUK, Invisible Monsters

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Las Vegas is a resort whose two chief sources of income are seven and eleven.

EVAN ESAR, 20,000 Quips & Quotes

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In the fledgling days of the town, the notorious Block 16 was set aside for card games and prostitution. Sin and commerce have marched hand-in-hand ever since, but this alliance made Las Vegas no more atypical than any other American city of the time. The difference is that Las Vegas extolled with pride what other places sought to hide. To the commonplace culture of heavily populated cities and industrial towns that made up the urban fabric of the country, Las Vegas alone stood as the behavioral "Other," a land where the "victimless" crimes of sex, drink, and gambling were not only condoned, but celebrated.

MARK GOTTDIENER, Las Vegas

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In a city of illusion, where change is what the city does, it's no wonder Las Vegas is the court of last resort, the last place to start over, to reinvent yourself in the same way that the city does, time after time. For some it works; for some it doesn't, but they keep coming and trying.

HAL ROTHMAN, Neon Metropolis

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Las Vegas is a city of kickbacks. A desert city of greased palms. A place where a $20 bill can buy approval, a $100 bill adulation and $1,000 canonization.

NICHOLAS PILEGGI, Casino

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Las Vegas history, the real Las Vegas history, makes fops and fools of even the most sincere explorers. The city's story is riddled with blind alleys, dead ends, crazy twists, and outright fabrication.

JOHN L. SMITH, foreward, Nevada Yesterdays

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The city's frightening now. That's the basis of my reaction to Las Vegas. It's not the city I wrote about. It's not the same place at all. You'll notice that even the -- what do you call them? -- milestone or trademark casinos are now gone.

HUNTER S. THOMPSON, Las Vegas City Life, Jun. 7, 2002

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The best thing about Las Vegas is that no one pretends to be responsible for your behavior like they do in the rest of the country. There's no meddling self-righteous liberals or right-wing Christian demagogues telling you that you can't do something fun with your own time and money. If you can afford it, it's yours.

DREW CAREY, Dirty Jokes and Beer

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Las Vegas is perhaps the most color-blind, class-free place in America. As long as your cash or credit line holds out, no one gives a damn about your race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, address, family lineage, voter registration or even your criminal arrest record. Money is the great leveler.

MARC COOPER, The Last Honest Place in America

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[Las Vegas] turns women into men, and men into asses.

ALAN KING, attributed, Neon Metropolis

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Las Vegas was like that. There was a visceral attraction here. The bold promise of money and sex. But the first was a broken promise, a mirage, and the second was fraught with danger, expense, physical and mental risk. It was where the real gambling took place in this town.

MICHAEL CONNELLY, Trunk Music

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Las Vegas is known for discarding its past, like most people discard clothing, imploding buildings with little care for their historic value.

PAUL W. PAPA, It Happened in Las Vegas: Remarkable Events that Shaped History

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Capitalism is a warrior culture, a hierarchical mode, and Las Vegas is its epitome.

HAL ROTHMAN, "The Shape of the City -- Money and the Visual Face of Las Vegas", Stripping Las Vegas: A Contextual Review of Casino Resort Architecture

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