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51 Miami Quotes: Embody the City’s Spirit with Instagram One-Liners

Dayna Remus
Dec 07, 2022
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When we think of "The Magic City," colorful visions of all shades of the rainbow shine up from buildings and the beach as the citizens spend the night partying until the sun comes up. Read the 51 quotes below to find out more about this city.

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Miami, Florida, is known worldwide as one of the best places to be or visit during one's lifetime. However, with all the pros, some cons can affect your stay there, even more so if you consider moving to the sunny location.

On the bright side, Miami is culturally rich, with a significant portion of its population consisting of Latin Americans. The beachside city is also filled with many activities, such as a significant art scene and its ever-famous nightlife. Moreso, all the beaches in the city, are open to the public.

On the more negative side, the traffic in Miami is challenging, and it is well known for its terrible drivers, although public transport is adequate. Beyond this, the crime, combined with the unsatisfying job market and high cost of living, may sway some to go elsewhere.

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However, these are just general reports. Let's find out what people who visited or lived in Miami have to say about the city by reading these 51 quotes.

Oksana Baiul’s quote: "One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach—of course—and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.” | Image: AmoDays

Oksana Baiul’s quote: "One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach—of course—and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.” | Image: AmoDays

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Positive Quotes about the Kaleidoscope City

"I grew up in Miami, which is a very 'cool' city." — Ser'Darius Blain

"All the lights in Miami begin to gleam. Ruby, blue and green, neon too." — Lana Del Rey

"Miami Beach is where neon goes to die." — Lenny Bruce

"Second only to the sea, the Miami sky has been the greatest comfort in my life past 50." — Iggy Pop

"In Miami, there's a Latin flavor, and I just love every bit of it." — Ryan Guzman

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Lana Del Rey’s quote: "All the lights in Miami begin to gleam. Ruby, blue and green, neon too." | Image: AmoDays

Lana Del Rey’s quote: "All the lights in Miami begin to gleam. Ruby, blue and green, neon too." | Image: AmoDays

"Miami has embraced me, and I love them for that." — Lil Wayne

"I like Miami in the winter: there's no humidity, no bugs, no mosquitoes. You go out and wear your jacket, and you're all good!" — Prince Royce

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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're palm trees everywhere. But then there are also all these people in crazy sunglasses, warehouses with sick parties where all the girls are covered in spikes and black leather. It's a very weird place." — Grimes

"Miami’s my favorite art fair. I even surfed there one year." — Richard Phillips

"That's why I wear Miami on my sleeve. I never forget where I grew up." — Manny Machado

Michael Mann’s quote:  "Miami is one of these great places that is a really sensual, physically beautiful place." | Image: AmoDays

Michael Mann’s quote: "Miami is one of these great places that is a really sensual, physically beautiful place." | Image: AmoDays

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"What's special about Miami is the collision of cultures." — Jeffery Dean Morgan

"Even though Puerto Rico will always be my hometown, I feel Miami is my second home." — Anuel AA

"It is Paris that makes one feel poetic, Rome that makes one feel heroic, yet it is Miami that makes one feel young." ― Pietros Maneos

"Miami is always super, duper lit." ― Post Malone

"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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  Ser'Darius Blain’s quote: "I grew up in Miami, which is a very 'cool' city." | Image: AmoDays

Ser'Darius Blain’s quote: "I grew up in Miami, which is a very 'cool' city." | Image: AmoDays

"In Miami, there's a natural sex appeal that drips into the water supply. It taps the city's main vein and leaks out of every pore. You can't escape it." ― Douglas Vigliotti

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"Miami is one of these great places that is a really sensual, physically beautiful place." — Michael Mann

"This place is fundamentally spiritual—there's a quicksilver quality about this place." — Iggy Pop

"The truth is that only a small percentage of Miami's population consists of violent criminals, and the bulk of those are elected officials. The rest of us Miamians are regular people, just like the people in your town: We work hard, try to raise our kids right, and are always ready to help out our neighbors by laying down covering fire when they go outside to get their newspapers." ― Dave Barry

"One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach—of course—and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful." — Oksana Baiul

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Iggy Pop’s quote: "This place is fundamentally spiritual—there's a quicksilver quality about this place." | Image: AmoDays

Iggy Pop’s quote: "This place is fundamentally spiritual—there's a quicksilver quality about this place." | Image: AmoDays

Quotes about Miami's Party and Music Scene

"The Miami Beach audience is the greatest audience in the world." — Jackie Gleason

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"Miami is a party city, a go-fast city." — Rick Ross

"People used to think Miami was just partying in South Beach all the time." — Jennine Capó Crucet

"Actually, freestyle really comes from 'Planet Rock.' If you listen to all the freestyle records, you'll hear that they are based on 'Planet Rock.' All the Miami Bass records are based upon Planet Rock." — Afrika Bambaataa

"What's so beautiful about Miami is that we support each other. We're just one big family, not just the entertainers, just everyone in general." — DJ Khaled

Jackie Gleason’s quote: "The Miami Beach audience is the greatest audience in the world." | Image: AmoDays

Jackie Gleason’s quote: "The Miami Beach audience is the greatest audience in the world." | Image: AmoDays

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"I went to New York and Miami and hung out by the beach, and I love the American boys, so I wrote a song about it." — Estelle

"Miami's party city reputation, at times, feels fictional. But there's a reason for all the hype." — Anshula Verma

"I'm Cuban and Puerto Rican, and Miami is very Cuban-oriented. Growing up around the music - all of the salsa and meringue influenced me as an artist. I find myself gravitating to Latin influences, sounds." — Sabrina Claudio

"It's just a dream come true. I can't believe I'm standing here with a Miami Heat hat on, walking across the stage. It's a blessing." — Tyler Herro

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Negative Quotes about Miami

"What he had not foreseen about Miami, though, was the plethora of stories like his. He had also not realized that there would be homeless families sleeping under a bridge a few feet from the luxury hotel that he was helping to erect. The poor dead children he heard about in the news were also a shock to him." — Edwidge Danticat

 Reinaldo Arenas’s quotes: "In Miami, the obsession with making things work and being practical, with making lots of money, sometimes out of the fear of starving, has replaced a sense of life and, above all, of pleasure, adventure, and irreverence." | Image: AmoDays

Reinaldo Arenas’s quotes: "In Miami, the obsession with making things work and being practical, with making lots of money, sometimes out of the fear of starving, has replaced a sense of life and, above all, of pleasure, adventure, and irreverence." | Image: AmoDays

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"I don't know how anyone lives in Miami because no one goes to sleep." — Dave Portney

"I'd heard it was dangerous to walk around Miami." — Victoria Abril

"Miami is the place where all great Medicare fraud schemes come from. It has a great concentration of professional criminals and old people" — David Fahrenthold

"If Cuba is Hell, Miami is Purgatory." ― Reinaldo Arenas

"In Miami, the obsession with making things work and being practical, with making lots of money, sometimes out of the fear of starving, has replaced a sense of life and, above all, of pleasure, adventure, and irreverence." — Reinaldo Arenas

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Funny Miami Quotes

Dave Barry’s quote: "Miami drivers will attempt to pass you inside a car wash." | Image: AmoDays

Dave Barry’s quote: "Miami drivers will attempt to pass you inside a car wash." | Image: AmoDays

"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's just bright and loud and big and... there." ― Caspar Vega

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"Almost everything strange washes up near Miami." ― Rick Riordan

"Miami drivers will attempt to pass you inside a car wash." — Dave Barry

"As good as Miami is, we'd rather go to Miami." ― Luol Deng

"And you definitely shouldn't attempt to drive yourself in Miami because odds are you'd make some foolish tourist mistake such as stop for a red light, which means you'd be rear-ended by a vehicle going upwards of eighty miles per hour driven by a motorist with no insurance but a minimum of two firearms." ― Dave Barry

Quotes for an Offical Welcome to Miami

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Desi Arnaz’ quote: "I learned a lot in those first years in Miami while struggling just for survival by observing my father's fortitude.”  | Image: AmoDays

Desi Arnaz’ quote: "I learned a lot in those first years in Miami while struggling just for survival by observing my father's fortitude.” | Image: AmoDays

"Welcome to Miami." — Will Smith

"Miami, in many ways, is a quintessentially American city." — Tibor Fischer

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"A lot of times when I say I didn't do anything, I was actually in Miami doing a show." — Girl Talk

"So that when I came from Panama... my family was exiled in 1973, and they went to Miami." ― Ruben Blades

Barry Jenkins’ quote: "My first job was cutting grass. In Miami, this grass grows everywhere. You just get the lawn mower out, walk down the neighborhood, cut grass."  | Image: AmoDays

Barry Jenkins’ quote: "My first job was cutting grass. In Miami, this grass grows everywhere. You just get the lawn mower out, walk down the neighborhood, cut grass." | Image: AmoDays

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"Havana vanities come to dust in Miami." ― Joan Didion

"I went down to Miami, and somebody saw me on the streets, and that's how I got into modeling." ― Channing Tatum

"I'm going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat." ― LeBron James

 Tibor Fischer’s quote: "Miami, in many ways, is a quintessentially American city.” | Image: AmoDays

Tibor Fischer’s quote: "Miami, in many ways, is a quintessentially American city.” | Image: AmoDays

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"But this is Miami; you can't come to Miami and not show any skin. You gotta show something. If you're all covered up in this heat, you're gonna make me pass out just to look at you. It's sweaty in Miami-but the diamonds will keep me cool." ― Lil' Kim

"I've only been to these foreign countries: Canada, L.A., and Miami." ― Larry the Cable Guy

"My first job was cutting grass. In Miami, this grass grows everywhere. You just get the lawn mower out, walk down the neighborhood, cut grass." — Barry Jenkins

"I learned a lot in those first years in Miami while struggling just for survival by observing my father's fortitude." — Desi Arnaz

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Lenny Bruce’s quote: "Miami Beach is where neon goes to die."  | Image: AmoDays

Lenny Bruce’s quote: "Miami Beach is where neon goes to die." | Image: AmoDays

As with all cities, countries, states, and provinces around the world, there are going to be multiple pros and cons about the area. At the end of the day, one's decision to visit or live there depends on many factors that are deemed essential or unimportant for that individual.

If you don't particularly want to go or can't go to this magical metropolis, but you're a fan of the many shades that shine off it, get a taste of everything colorful by reading 69 peacock quotes for a multicolored existence.

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