125 Fantastic Quotes about Florida and Florida Instagram Caption Inspiration!

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Last Updated on: 15th September 2021, 11:18 pm

Looking for beautiful quotes about Florida? The Sunshine State has inspired some truly beautiful travel quotes. So whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or Florida Instagram captions or Facebook statuses, here are my favorite Florida quotes!

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Here are my favorite quotes about Florida, including inspiration from poems, literature, pop culture, song lyrics, and quotes by famous Florida authors!

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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

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

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

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

Almost everything strange washes up near Miami. -Rick Riordan

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

As amazing as it seems, the state of Florida must certainly be one of the most haunted places in the United States.   -Greg Jenkins

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

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

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 visit. -Flo Rida

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Gainesville, Florida, USA downtown at twilight.

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

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 outsize blessings that make our state unique. -Jeb Bush

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

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

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

Lighthouse at Cape St. George, Florida

Florida is a great microcosm of the country. -Martha MacCallum

Florida is a most unusual place. It can feel at once stifling and like anything is possible there. -Laura Van Den Berg

Florida is a place for innovation, for prosperity, for pioneering. -Hendrith Vanlon Smith, Jr.

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

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

Long exposure shot of a rocket launch from the Space Coast of Florida. Seen from Titusville.

Florida is a very healing place. -Burt Reynolds

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

Florida is the world’s greatest amusement park. -Budd Schulberg

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

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Florida Man is responsible for a large percentage of abnormal incidents that occur in Florida. Think of him as an alt-right Johnny Appleseed. No one knows his true identity, date of birth, what he looks like. That’s why headlines always say, “Florida Man.” “Florida Man shoots unarmed Black teenager.” “Florida Man bursts into ex’s delivery room and fights new boyfriend as she’s giving birth.” “Florida Man steals a car and goes to Checkers.” “Florida Man beats a flamingo to death.” “Florida Man found eating another man’s face.” -Darius in Atlanta

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Florida means land of flowers, not land of ugly.  -Bill Jonson

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

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

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

Florida will be gone altogether, the whole damned place, in not too long. -James Lovelock

Tarpon Springs Florida on Foggy Winter's Day

Florida, bro. It’s different. -Dominic Fike

Florida: America’s hot, moist land-Wang. -Chuck Wending, The Cormorant

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

For a lot of people in different times in their life, Florida represents a new start.  -Larry Reimer

For me, it started as a child with one of those little wooden jigsaw maps of the u.s., where there’s crocodiles on Florida and apples on Washington state. That was my very first map. -Ken Jennings

Cape Florida Lighthouse and Lantern in Bill Baggs State Park in Key Biscayne Florida

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

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Grandfather would agree wholeheartedly with that, I suppose. -Sammy Nickalls

Having Miami in a state like Florida makes no sense. You may as well put Los Angeles in the middle of Arkansas. It’s not connected, it is just bright and loud and big and… there. -Caspar Vega

He says Florida is slowly sinking, sinking into the ocean. He says the housing tracts are built on half facts and the rest half fiction -Less Than Jake

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

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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

I am a Florida guy. I don’t do cold. -J. R. Ramirez

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 couldn’t adjust to the racism in Florida. It was so blatant… I had never been so described as Florida described me. -Sidney Poitier

I emerged into the sticky-hot evening to find Ricky smoking on the hood of his battered car. Something about his mud-encrusted boots and the way he let smoke curl from his lips and how the sinking sun lit his green hair reminded me of a punk, redneck James Dean. He was all of those things, a bizarre cross-pollination of subcultures possible only in South Florida. -Ransom Riggs

Sunrise on the Pensacola Beach ferris wheel on Santa Rosa Sound in Pensacola Beach, Florida

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

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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

I grew up in Boca Raton, Florida – the worst place on earth. -Eric Andre

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

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

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

I have wrestled gators in Florida. I have sailed the ocean with ted turner. I have swam the oceans in the Caribbean. –Craig Sager

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

I kinda like Florida. It’s hot as hell, but we moved to Tallahassee, which is so close to Georgia. It really wasn’t Florida the way people think of Florida. It wasn’t south Florida. But you could still easily drive to Panama city beach and get a little bit of redneck riviera if you want that. Get some airbrushed t-shirts on, and you’re done. –Tony Hale

I learned real quick how to swing and duck. I was born in the sweet hot Florida sunshine. Good lookin’ women backwoods and moonshine. Learned more about life on the streets than in school. Sweet mama didn’t raise no fool (no she didn’t) -Lynyrd Skynyrd

USA - Florida - Miami - Gardens of Vizcaya and the Main house

I like Florida. Everything is in the ’80s. The temperatures, the ages, and the IQs. -George Carlin

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

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

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 to. -Jarod Kintz

I love Florida. I love the beach. I love the sound of the crashing surfers against the rocks. -Emo Philips

USA - Florida - The historic building museum in Tampa city (Florida).

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

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. -Diplo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In Miami, there’s a Latin flavor, and I just love every bit of it. -Ryan Guzman

Is Florida not hot and muggy enough for these people? They love 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

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

It is small towns, pickup trucks, and tomato fields. To still others, it is a vacationland with high-rise hotels, amusement parks, and bumper-to-bumper traffic.  -Perry Chang

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

It’s Florida. Hair is just an extra sweater I’m forced to wear. –Emma Gonzalez

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

Jo, I don’t know how things work in Florida, which from your description sounds like a colorful, lawless swamp, but here it takes two men to do one job, where in Florida it might take one very strong woman to do such a job. -Michael Scott in The Office

Florida is so hot that when old people retire and move to Florida it’s because they want to start practicing to h*ll. -Seth Lyon

Miami Beach is a completely interesting hybrid because it is, on the one hand, a resort and, on the other hand, a real city. This condition of city and water on two sides I think really amazing. –Rem Koolhaas

Miami is a melting pot in which none of the stones melt. They rattle around. -Tom Wolfe

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Miami is just really fun whenever I go there. It’s like this post-apocalyptic Barbie world: everything is pink, and there are palm trees everywhere. But then there are also all these people in sunglasses, warehouses with sick parties where all the girls are covered in spikes and black leather. It’s a very weird place. -Grimes

Miami is one of these places when diversity is in our blood, where, you know, if you want to go have a Nicaraguan breakfast, a Cuban lunch, and an American dinner, you do. -Ana Navarro

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

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

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

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

Okay, very important question. On one hand, Florida has beaches, but on the other hand, Georgia has peaches. So it’s beaches versus peaches. See my predicament? –Erica in The Goldbergs

Old people in Florida, they drive slow and they sit low. Right? That is their motto. The stage 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. 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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes I wish I could just go back to Florida and, like, date my home-town boyfriend. It’s really frustrating whenever I can’t go and do something because I know it’s going to be on the Internet. -Ashley Greene

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

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

The 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

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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

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

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

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


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

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

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

The tree feels splintery, nasty to my touch; it feels Floridian, more reptile than vegetable, more stucco than stone. I do loathe this state, their Elba. -Allan Gurganus

There are characteristics of central Florida you don’t see anywhere else. It’s quite beautiful. – sean baker


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

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

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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

They didn’t bother me. I mean, I live in Florida, who can tell the difference between a hot flash and a weather front? -Rose in The Golden Girls

To Florida – its dreamers, its builders, its mavericks, and its scoundrels. (Sometimes all four at.) -Beatriz Williams

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. -Denny Laine


Two things Florida can teach the other 49 stated: how to make good margarita ad how to deal with the aftermath of a hurricane. -Tom Feeney

Usually, the news out of Florida makes me feel like being Black in Florida can be a terminal condition. -W. Kamau bell

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

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 queen of a larger and wealthier kingdom if she’d married Uncle Walt instead of Prince Rainier. –Eve Zibart

We are not exposed to ice much in Florida.  -Brittany Bowe


Well, Jimmy Lee was hookin’ ’round the far turn of a funky southern Florida dirt track. He had mud caked on his goggles and a screamin’ 350 stacked up on his back. Well as he passed the stands he was feelin’ all tuckered out. When through the roar of his engine he heard somebody shout: ‘stand on it, come on boy, stand on it.’ -Bruce Springsteen

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Well, I guess you could say mine is the classic Florida success story. I went to SFU law school, I was working at a small firm in Orlando, and one day, bam, just like that, gator eats penis. – Howard Kurtzwilder in Parks and Recreation

What’s special about Miami is the collision of cultures. And the white sand beaches and fantastic restaurants. – Jeffrey Dean Morgan

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

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


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

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

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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What to Pack for a Trip to Florida

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Lonely Planet Florida guidebook. It can be kind of a pain to find the major guidebooks once you land, or you’ll find them overpriced. I always like to pick mine up ahead of time.

An Unlocked Cell Phone so that you can use a local sim card while here to help navigate public transportation and when you’re on the road. (For people without American cell phone plans).

Backup Charging Bank for your cell phone since you’ll be using it as a camera, GPS, and general travel genie.

A Camera since Florida is super photogenic. I use a mix of my Nikon D810 and my  Samsung8 smartphone these days.

A Great Day Bag so you can carry what you need with you (like your camera, snacks, water, sunscreen, cash, etc). My current favorite is the Pacsafe Citysafe, which is especially great for cities like Miami because it has many anti-theft features designed to deter pickpockets. It also transitions to a night bag more easily and won’t embarrass you if you go to dinner directly after sightseeing all day. 

Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!

Before you leave for Florida make sure you have a valid Travel Insurance Policy because accidents happen on the road. I pay for World Nomads, and I happily recommend them. It’s especially important to get travel insurance if you’ll be hanging out at the beach or exploring Miami at night!

I have been a paying customer of World Nomads for travel insurance for three years, and I happily recommend them.  If you get sick, injured, or have your stuff stolen, you’ll be happy to have the ability to pay for your medical bills or replace what’s stolen or broken.

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