Looking for the best Florida quotes? The Sunshine State, known for its splendid beaches, luxurious promenades, sunny days most of the year, is one of the US’s most popular destinations.

Especially if you are a Disney fan or one of Universal studios’ admirers, I am sure Florida state would be one of the top destinations on your travel bucket list. Whether you dream of idling away your days in sunny Florida or want those perfect Florida captions for Instagram pictures that you are about to share, you are in the right place.

Scroll through this ultimate list for the best quotes about Florida, funny Florida quotes, and epic Florida Instagram captions.


Let’s start with some inspirational quotes about Florida. This list contains everything to say I love Florida quotes too if that what you intend to tell people.

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“I love Florida. I love the beach. I love the sound of the crashing surfers against the rocks.” – Emo Philips

“The miracle of the light pours over the green and brown expanse of saw grass and of water, shining and slow-moving below, the grass and water that is the meaning and the central fact of the Everglades of Florida. It is a river of grass.” – Marjorie Stoneman Douglas

“I am absolutely convinced that Florida will become the most exciting place in the world to live and work.” – Rick Scott

“I live in Florida, and when people ask how close to the beach I am, I say, “Twelve minutes or twelve hours. Depends on which beach you want to go.” – Jarod Kintz

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“I live in Florida and people are crazy here. And I say that lovingly.” – Amy Seimetz

“Here in Florida, we have something special we never enjoyed at Disneyland – the blessing of size. There’s enough land here to hold all the ideas and plans we can possibly imagine.” – Walt Disney

“The great thing about Florida is you – each city’s about two hours’ drive from everywhere else.” – John Cleese

“The railing of the balcony was cold but the blue-black night air was so warm in October, in Florida, it felt as if it could hold you, all that wetness like a blanket of kisses.” – Heather Sellers

“It doesn’t matter how much I think I know about Florida, it still flips me on the head every time. It’s just an absurd, electric place, and the stories that can come out of that place just never stop.” – Matt Passmore

“I like Florida. Everything is in the ’80s. The temperature, the ages and the IQ’s.” – George Carlin

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“There are so many colorful characters in Florida. There’s a lot of money, development – not all of it good and corruption.” – John Grisham

“Florida has its own rhythm, too. People wished 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 outsize blessings that make our state unique.” – Jeb Bush

“It’s not palm trees and neon signs in Florida; it’s strip malls, highways, hot sun beating down on you.” – Patty Jenkins

“Florida is different things to different people. To some, Florida is a paradise. It is warm water, sun-drenched beaches, mysterious swamps, and stunning coral reefs.” – Perry Chang

“The state with the prettiest name, the state that floats in brackish water, held together by mangrove roots.” – Elizabeth Bishop

“Florida is a great microcosm of the country.” – Martha MacCallum

“I came from Michigan seven years ago, and every year I learn to love the winters in Florida even more.” – Patrick Ennis

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“It’s got a good climate you need for all the water sports, plus tennis, swimming, running. It’s kind of relaxing on the shore. It’s pretty laid back, listening to the water, watching the sunset.” – Andrew Maurey


Below are some amazing short Florida quotes that beautifully describe the state in fewer words.

“We ought to be bragging about Florida!” – Rick Scott

“Florida is a very healing place.” – Burt Reynolds

“I feel like Miami is way, way too hot.” – Fred Armisen

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“Miami will always be special to me.” – Christian Yelich

“Florida: America’s hot, moist land-Wang.” – Chuck Wending

“Anytime I get down to Miami, it’s a wonderful thing.” – Bill Goldberg


Below are some perfect Florida captions for Instagram pictures or if you are dreaming of travelling there soon.

“A bad day in Florida is still better than a good day anywhere else.”

“Florida, bro. It’s different.” – Dominic Fike

“The Florida skies are like no other, with cloud formations that are awesome! Even when it rains, the sun shines through the drops.” – Connie Letang

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“Florida is the most unusual place. It can feel at once stifling and like anything is possible there.” – Laura Van Den Berg

“Florida: America’s hot, moist land-Wang.” – Chuck Wending

“Florida is the world’s greatest amusement park.” – Budd Schulberg

“Sure as the summer in Florida’s sunny, I’d say that’s right down the middle, ain’t no doubt, not even a little, will I love you for the rest of my life.” – Clay Walker


Below list of Florida quotes about traveling in the state perfectly enunciate how it is to explore the sunny beaches, amazing cities, and towns, not to forget all the watersports you can enjoy, almost throughout the year, thanks to the excellent weather. It may not be one of the cheapest US destinations, but it certainly is worth visiting.

For now, check out these amazing Florida beach quotes and moving to Florida quotes to travel there virtually, until you book your flight to the sunshine state.

“My love for you is like a Florida sunset. Orange, coral, pink and lavender, it exists to warm your heart through the inevitable darkness.” – Jarod Kintz

“I live in Florida, and I live in a small lagoon. I sit and look out at the water all day – that’s what my desk is.” – Ted Bell

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“That’s one of the reasons I moved to Florida. Of course, the main reason is the weather and training. But there’s more jealousy in Switzerland because it’s so little and they don’t have so many athletes.” – Martina Hingis

“Florida is a cultural crossroads where people of different backgrounds have mingled, traded, and sometimes fought.” – Perry Chang

“I hear it’s hot in Florida. And it’s raining here tonight. But the sun’s gonna shine tomorrow. And I’m gonna do alright.” – Elton John

“The Florida sun seems not much a single thing overhead but a set of klieg lights that pursue you everywhere with an even white illumination.” – John Updike

“I was born in Dallas, Texas, but I was raised in South Florida. ‘Ice Ice Baby’ is about the area.” – Vanilla Ice

“Florida means land of flowers, not a land of ugly.” – Bill Johnson

“Florida is a golden word. The very name Florida carried the message of warmth and ease and comfort. It was irresistible.” – John Steinbeck

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“I am big into water sports and just being out on the water. That is second nature to me, being from Florida.” – Jake Owen

“I love Florida. I love the beach. I love the sound of the crashing surfers against the rocks.” – Emo Philips

“I go to Florida sometimes for vacation. I actually really like Florida. It’s a weird place, it’s surreal. It’s so close, but you feel like you’re in another world or on an island.” – Jemima Kirke

“Florida is a crazy place, and I have played some of the wildest shows of my life here.” – Henry Rollins

“I represent Orlando, Florida, the world’s number one vacation destination.” – Ric Keller

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“It’s always sunny in the Sunshine State. Except for at night.” – Jarod Kintz

“Every child in South Florida can dance. And every child there is amazing.” – Abby Lee Miller

“One thing about living in South Florida is that everywhere you go is violently air-conditioned.” – Katie Cotugno

“It’s not a right to play at Florida. It’s a privilege.” – Will Muschamp

“Florida does beguile and gratify me, giving me my first and last evidently sense of the tropics, or a peu pres, the subtropics, and revealing to me blandness in nature of which I had no idea.” – Henry James

“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.” – Carl Hiaasen

“There are only five bad weather days a year here in Florida, and they aren’t even that bad.” – Dick Ptomey

If you are looking for some Florida vacation quotes, you should definitely read through these Florida quotes for Instagram, perfect as travel quotes and captions of your pictures.

“Florida was the low point. The entire state, yep. I’m not sure I’d go back.” – David Cross

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“Miami Beach is a completely interesting hybrid because it is, on the one hand, a resort and, on the other hand, a real city. The condition of the city and water on two sides I think really amazing. And in the heart of that city, it has put an enormous convention center, an enormous physical presence.” – Rem Koolhaas

“Disney’s something to be a little alarmed about. It’s not just a little theme park anymore. It is now an ethic and outlook and strategy that goes way beyond centralReynolds Florida.” – Carl Hiaasen

“No winter coats in Florida, no boots, no chains, no salt, no plows, and shovels. In the balmy state of Florida, fruits fell in the meanest yard.” –  Christine Schutt

“A prosthetic leg with a Willie Nelson bumper sticker washed ashore on the beach, which meant it was Florida. Then it got weird. ” – Tom Dorsey

“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 minimal travel time.” – Hilary Rhoda

“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.” – Chris Paul

“Florida is a strange place: hot, beautiful, ugly. I love it here, and how nothing makes sense but still, somehow, there is a rhythm.” – Roxane Gay

“To Florida – its dreamers, its builders, its mavericks, and its scoundrels. Sometimes all four at.” – Beatriz Williams

“For a lot of people at different times in their life, Florida represents a new start.” – Larry Reimer

“What I like about South Florida is there’s a good quality of life here; the cost of living is much lower than Silicon Valley.” – Rony Abovitz

“Being from Miami, you’re used to the fact that your home is a vacation spot. But that’s what makes Miami one of the best places in the world. We’re so rich in different cultures, being so close to Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, and then you’ve got people who travel from all over the world just to come to visit.” – Flo Rida

“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

“I like anywhere with a beach. A beach and warm weather are all I really need. I like going to Florida – to Miami and to visit my mom in Fort Meyers.” – Rob Gronkowski

“I don’t think about tennis 24/7. I enjoy time on the lake at my Florida home and just being lazy on the sofa.” – Andy Roddick

“Remember that Florida is a land of weirdos and bizarre happenings, and conduct yourselves accordingly.” – Jeff Zentner


These are some hilarious Florida quotes about weather, people, and culture that will make you laugh. Don’t forget sharing your laugh by passing these funny Florida quotes with your friends too.

“A person should always be willing to adjust for a rainy day. That was a good attitude in all of life but was a reality to the way of life for those residing in Florida.” – M. Reali-Elliott

“With swamps and alligators inland, and the gated communities and shopping malls in the traffic-clotted towns along the coasts, the state seems to Stern like a giant penal colony for America’s elderly, where the residents–like characters in a famous play–have all been blinded by the sun and do not realize they are actually in hell.” – Scott Turow

“In all fairness, he did warn me. I asked him if you could get along in Florida on sixty-five dollars a day. He said, ‘If you’re an alligator, yes. If you’re a tourist, no.” -Robert Orben

“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.” – Kate Upton

“Florida is so hot that when old people retire and move to Florida it’s because they want to start practicing to hell.” – Seth Lyon

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“Two things Florida can teach the other 49 states – how to make good margarita ad how to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane.” – Tom Feeney

“I actually like South Florida. I never lived in a more interesting place than this. I’ve never met a wider range of people. I guess when I came here I thought there were Cubans and then there were people from New York and that was Miami. Now I know that it’s Cubans, people from New York, and some people from New Jersey.” – Dave Barry

“The one thing I did learn at Florida State, I learned to talk trash, believe that.” – Randy Moss

“Florida tends to be one of those places that people like to play in the winter.” – Gary Bongiovanni

“I grew up in Florida, where if you weren’t comfortable dancing, you weren’t going to get any girls.” – Channing Tatum

“Florida in my novels is not as seedy as the real Florida. It’s hard to stay ahead of 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

“Is Florida not hot and muggy enough for these people? They love the heat. I mean, if they ever decide to land men on the sun, I think these old retired guys would be the only ones that will be able to handle it. They’ll just sit there on the sun, on the redwood benches, washcloth on the head going: “I’m trying to get a sweat going.” -Jerry Seinfeld

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“I’m pretty sure my house in Florida is haunted! He’s a nice ghost though.” – Ariana Grande

“They call Florida the “Sunshine State,” which is funny because in the twelve years I lived here, it was only sunny for like twenty minutes-when the eye of the hurricane passed over my house.” – Seth Lyon

“I happen to know that Florida is now working on something that could revolutionize its real estate market. It’s an alligator that eats crabgrass.” -Robert Orben

“Florida was also very hot and full of mosquitoes and strange creatures such as alligators.” – Teresa Wimmer

“There is only one problem in taking a winter vacation in Florida. You spend two weeks getting a deep, rich, golden tan— then they hand you the bill and you’re pale again.” – Robert Orben

“I won’t comment on the weather we had. Did you know they named a wine after the first bird whoever flew down to Florida for the winter? Cold duck.” – Robert Orben

“When up-north friends say “How can you live in Florida? It’s so hot. Too humid. You have alligators!” I reply, “You’re right. It’s horrible. You’d hate it.”

“If I stayed in Florida, I would have a house and a dog and a partner. And, honestly, I was so bored.” – Tituss Burgess

“If your girlfriend goes to Florida for spring break, that’s not your girlfriend anymore.”

“Sometimes I think I’ve figured out some order in the universe, but then I find myself in Florida.” – Susan Orlean

 “The general intellectual level of South Florida is somewhere just above “functionally retarded”.” – Tucker Max

“My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s just the law.” – Jerry Seinfeld

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“Old people in Florida, drive slow and they sit low. Right? That is their motto. The state flag of Florida should be like a steering wheel with a hat and two knuckles on it. And that left-turn signal on from when they left the house that morning. Right? That’s a legal turn in Florida. It’s known as an eventual left. And old people get to a certain age where, when they back out of the driveway, they don’t look. Do you know what I mean? They just feel like, “Well, I’m old, and I’m coming back. I survived. Let’s see if you can.” – Jerry Seinfeld

“If you can afford a vacation home in Florida, you should be able to pay the taxes.” – Ken Wilkinson

“Florida’s number three industry, behind tourism and skin cancer, is voter fraud.” – Dave Barry

“If you don’t like the way we count then take I-95 and visit one of the other 56 states.”

“Walt Disney World is nearly 30,000 acres or 48 square miles. That is more than 80 times the size of Monaco. Grace Kelly would have been the queen of a larger and wealthier kingdom if she’d married Uncle Walt instead of Prince Rainier.” – Eve Zibart

“Of all the places in the world, she belongs to Florida. How dispiriting to learn this of herself.” – Lauren Groff

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“You know how only you can insult your own family? That’s how I feel about Florida.” – Danielle Schneider

“I have to remind the people who put down East Coast surfing that Kelly Slater is from Florida.” – Don Winslow

“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 Coupland

“A lot of people stop short. They don’t actually die but they say, ‘right I’m old, and I’m going to retire,’ and then they dwindle into nothing. They go off to Florida and become jolly boring.” – Mary Wesley

“One thing I will never do as long as I’m at Georgia is to lose to Florida.” – Herschel Walker

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“Do you always carry a gun?’ Peach asked. ‘It’s Florida,’ Annalie said. She hefted her purse up and down as if she were working out with weights. ‘Even Mickey Mouse probably carries a piece.’” – Brian Freeman

“Plenty of things in the universe are old, my dear. That’s like saying Florida is a metaphor for hell because they’re both hot – though your grandfather would agree wholeheartedly with that, I suppose.” – Sammy Nickalls

“Wade tried to imagine Florida before the advent of man, but couldn’t. The landscape seemed too thoroughly colonized – the trailers, factory outlets, and cocktail shacks of the world below. He decided that if human beings took over the moon, they’d probably just turn it into Florida.” – Douglas Coupland

“For me, it started as a child with one of those little wooden jigsaw maps of the US, where there are crocodiles on Florida and apples in Washington state. That was my very first map.” – Ken Jennings

“Yet there is no spring in Florida, neither in boskage perdu nor on the nunnery beaches.” – Wallace Stevens

“You’re from Florida. There’s got to be more holes to hell in Florida than in any other state.” – T. Kingfisher

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“August in Florida is God’s way of reminding us who’s in charge.” – Blaize Clement

“My backyard was replete with madness, it just grew indigenously in South Florida.” – Karen Russell

“I grew up down in Florida, and in the keys, there’s this place called sea camp which was not unlike space camp, except you explored the sea. And so that kind of whetted my appetite for that. But then I ended up swimming in a lagoon full of Cassiopeia jellyfish, and that quickly quashed that desire to be a marine biologist.” – Joe Lo Truglio

“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.” -Joy Reid


These quotes on Florida tell us about its distinct culture, the things it is famous for, other than what most of the world knows. Enjoy these beautiful Florida quotes to delve deeper into this destination.

“Florida was a hotbed of a professional wrestling, one of the hottest in the country.” – Eric Bischoff

“According to the State of Florida, the person with the gun has the right to defend him or herself.” – Bill Cosby

“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.” – Jeb Blush

“If I’m offered a good case in Florida or a good case somewhere else, South Florida will win every time.” – F. Lee Bailey

“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.” – Ginny Brown-Waite

“Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own.” – Terry Brooks

“The wealth of South Florida, but even more important, the meaning and significance of South Florida lies in the black muck of the Everglades and the inevitable development of this country to be the great topic agricultural center of the world.” – Marjory Douglas

“Alluding to the extern of Florida, a mere peninsula confined between two seas, they pretended that it could never sustain the shock of the discharge and that it would ‘bust-up’ at the very first shot. ‘Very well, let it bust up!’ replied the Floridians, with a brevity of the days of ancient Sparta.” – Jules Verne

“Going to high school in rural Florida, we always partied down in the woods. Somebody – one of the rednecks – would leave class and mow a path out to a field, and we’d drive out there. Dude, every party I went to was lit by a bonfire. Acoustic guitar.” – Miles Teller

“When the automobile came into popularity, Florida was among the first to begin work on a network of good roads.” – Douglas Waitley

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“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 at Sony Music. I was just really lucky.” – Mandy Moore

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“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.” – Jeb Bush

“I couldn’t adjust to the racism in Florida. It was so blatant. I had never been so described as Florida described me.”

“I have been travelling 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

“Books of natural history make the most cheerful winter reading. I read in Audubon with a thrill of delight, when the snow covers the ground, of the magnolia, and the Florida keys, and their warm sea breezes; of the fence-rail, and the cotton-tree, and the migrations of the rice-bird; of the breaking up of winter in Labrador, and the melting of the snow on the forks of Missouri; and owe an accession of health to these reminiscences of luxuriant nature.” Henry David Thoreau

“Inspired by John Muir‘s A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf, John Davis walks, bikes, and kayaks on a ‘voyage of recovery’ from the Florida Keys to southeastern Canada. He bears witness not only to the wilderness that still sustains bears, panthers, and bobcats but also to the possibilities for connecting further wild ways in the eastern United States. His inspiring journey reminds us all that we must rediscover the wildness we still have before we lose it forever.” – Michael Brune

“You have to remember that in a state like Florida, independent voters will decide the election.” – Jeb Blush

“I think in the old days, the nexus of weirdness ran through southern California, and to a degree new york city. I think it’s changed so that every bizarre story in the country now has a Florida connection. I don’t know why except it must be some inversion of magnetic poles or something.” – Carl Hiaasen

“Springtime in Florida is not a matter of peeping violets or bursting buds merely. It is a riot of color, in nature—glistening green leaves, pink, blue, purple, yellow blossoms that fairly stagger the visitor from the north. The miles of hyacinths are like an undulating carpet on the surface of the river and divide reluctantly when the slow-moving alligators push their way log-like across. The nights are white nights as the moon shines with dazzling splendor, or in the absence of that goddess, the soft darkness creeps down laden with innumerable scents. The heavy fragrance of magnolias mingled with the delicate sweetness of jasmine and wild roses.” -Zora Neale Hurston

That’s a big list of the best Florida quotes that you will hopefully inspire you to plan a trip to this amazing state. If you have more Florida captions that you would like to share, do let us know in the comments below.


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