50 Quotes About Las Vegas

The Funny, The Odd and The Enlightening.

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By its very nature Las Vegas is one of the most quotable cities on the planet. From gambling and partying, to shows and drinking, Sin City is a place that oozes quotes. From Elvis Presley and Lewis Black to Barry Manilow, below you'll find 50 of my favorite Las Vegas quotes.

Some are funny, some are weird, some just make you go huh, but all of these quotes shed a little bit more light on this dynamic, crazy and not so normal city.

  1. "Man, I really like Vegas." - Elvis Presley
  2. "Las Vegas – my favorite desert mirage." - Val Saintsbury
  3. "There’s just no quiet in Vegas." - Barry Manilow
  4. "I like Vegas for its spontaneity." - Tony Curtis
  5. "Las Vegas was such a teeny, tiny place." - Eydie Gorme
  6. "I work a lot, and not just in Las Vegas." - Juice Newton
  7. "I hate Disneyland. It primes our kids for Las Vegas." - Tom Waits
  8. "I started a big part of my career in Vegas." - Louie Anderson
  9. "I have a very warm spot in my heart for Vegas." - Louie Anderson
  10. "Las Vegas without Wayne Newton is like Disneyland without Mickey Mouse." - Merv Griffin
  11. "If you know how to live in Vegas you can have the best time." - Tony Curtis
  12. "Every time I go to Vegas, I seem to incur some kind of fine." - Artie Lange
  13. "I hadn't been in Vegas 20 minutes when I got word that the bookmakers were offering three to one that Frank wouldn't show for my wedding." - Sammy Davis, Jr.
  1. "Las Vegas looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night." - Chuck Palanhiuk, Invisible Monsters
  2. "A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian." - Artie Lange
  3. "Las Vegas is a major family destination. Nevada casinos have become American family values now. It's considered just fine to go into one of these windowless scary gambling-malls, drink yourself silly, lose your ass at roulette, and then go ogle showgirls with breast implants. Republicans do this now. Working-class folks do it in polyester stretch pants. It's normal." - Bruce Sterling
  1. "I do a lot of Vegas work and work with the comedians." - Adam Sandler
  2. "I grew up in Denver, Colorado. After high school I went to Vegas." - Paul Taylor
  3. "Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time." - Artie Lange
  4. "No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling." - Ralph Nader
  5. "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
  6. "I think that people who have Vegas throat are people who sing from their throats only." -Robert Goulet
  7. "I was signed to MGM. I was in Vegas for sixteen weeks at the Sands Hotel." - Solomon Burke
  8. "I’ve been in Vegas. That’s where you get into the money thing. Boy, you get greedy in Vegas, you know. That’s the only place that you can bet $25, get it up to $500 and refuse to quit." - Louie Anderson
  9. "It is not easy to get rich in Las Vegas, at Churchill Downs, or at the local Merrill Lynch office." - Paul Samuelson .
  10. "I lost $35,000 in less than a week at the Mirage in Las Vegas." -Dennis Rodman
  11. "Vegas is everything that’s right with America. You can do whatever you want, 24 hours a day. They’ve effectively legalized everything there." - Drew Carey
  1. "I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music. A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it." - Otis Blackwell
  2. "I miss the personalization that Vegas was – there were showroom captains and all the dealers knew the gamblers by their first names." - Wayne Newton
  3. "I’ve been able to go on and have a successful career on Broadway and certainly the last five years in Las Vegas have been amazing." - David Cassidy
  4. "Las Vegas and I both grew up together, and all of a sudden I was doing things that no performer had ever done before." - Wayne Newton
  5. "Nevada’s one of the most conservative states in the Union, but you can do what you want in Vegas and nobody judges you." - Drew Carey
  6. "Las Vegas: all the amenities of modern society in a habitat unfit to grow a tomato." - Jason Love
  1. "There is always a sneer in Las Vegas. The mountains around it sneer. The desert sneers. And arrogant in the middle of its wide valley, dominating those diligent sprawling suburbs, the downtown city sneers like anything." - Jan Morris
  2. "For a loser, Vegas is the meanest town on earth." - Hunter S. Thompson
  3. "For me, Vegas is a vacation from being over inhibited, in the highly over inhabited yet uninhabitable city of complete uninhibition." - Tammy Bloemzaken
  4. "I met Elvis first in Las Vegas. I think I was appearing with Tom Jones and he came backstage to say hello to Tom or we went to his dressing room to say hello." - Norm Crosby
  5. "Las Vegas is sort of like how God would do it if he had money." - Steve Wynn
  6. "Las Vegas is the only town in the world whose skyline is made up neither of buildings, like New York, nor of trees, like Wilbraham, Massachusetts, but signs." - Tom Wolfe
  7. "The night before I left Las Vegas I walked out in the desert to look at the moon. There was a jeweled city on the horizon, spires rising in the night, but the jewels were diadems of electric and the spires were the neon of signs ten stories high." - Norman Mailer
  8. "I mean, what do you do in Las Vegas? You gamble – and you go to strip clubs." - Scott Caan
  9. "No, there are some location shoots in Vegas, maybe four trips a year. It’s shot in Santa Clarita, CA." - George Eads
  10. "It’s hard to imagine a bigger desert oasis than Las Vegas." - Cinnamon Stomberger
  11. "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." - Jeff Candido & Jason Hoff
  12. "Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money." - Jonathan Clements
  13. "In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number." - Steven Wright
  14. "Hatred is not what Las Vegas is about. We will have zero tolerance for anyone who is intolerant." - Oscar Goodman
  15. "I had a great time doing Vegas. It’s just that it takes a lot of time." - John Elway
  16. "In the case of an earthquake hitting Las Vegas, be sure to go straight to the Keno Lounge. Nothing ever gets hit there." - Author Unknown
  17. "The last time I appeared in Las Vegas, they were wearing hoop skirts and Davy Crockett hats, ... But they say 'What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.' And as far as fashion is concerned, that's a good thing." - Joan Rivers

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