Top 111 St. Louis Quotes

Words matter. These are the best St. Louis Quotes from famous people such as Yuna, Andrew Yang, Taylor Louderman, W. E. B. Du Bois, Colin Donnell, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

If I get to a place early in the morning, I try to walk

If I get to a place early in the morning, I try to walk around by myself. I still try to find cool places to go to, like a record store in St. Louis or some restaurant in Chicago.
In 2011, I started a nonprofit organization, Venture for America, to help bring talented young entrepreneurs to create thousands of jobs in Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, Birmingham, Baltimore and other cities around the country.
Andrew Yang
Growing up, my father coached my basketball team, and my mother drove me into St. Louis for various rehearsals between musical productions and Radio Disney.
Taylor Louderman
St. Louis sprawls where mighty rivers meet – as broad as Philadelphia, but three stories high instead of two, with wider streets and dirtier atmosphere, over the dull-brown of wide, calm rivers. The city overflows into the valleys of Illinois and lies there, writhing under its grimy cloud.
W. E. B. Du Bois
I’m from St. Louis and grew up going to The Muny.
Colin Donnell
We joke that St. Louis people love their own.
Becky Sauerbrunn
St. Louis is the best thing that ever happened to me. I needed that peace in my life. And I’ve always been a semi-country boy.
Dennis Edwards
I did ballet, tap, jazz, modern, I taught dance here in my hometown of St. Louis.
Phyllis Smith
I opened my first bar that I owned in 1989. The first one I ever owned was in downtown St. Louis.
Jon Taffer
Having made the trip from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean myself going up up up against twenty-five hundred miles of the Missouri River, I can testify that it’s one of the most arduous trips that anyone can make on this continent and yet I had a power boat to do it in.
William Least Heat-Moon
St. Louis’ locally owned restaurants are part of the heart and soul of our city. These restaurants have made St. Louis a destination for food lovers from all over the world, while also serving as places where our communities can come together and share a meal.
Cori Bush
As I said last week in the wake of the grand jury decision, I think Ferguson laid bare a problem that is not unique to St. Louis or that area, and is not unique to our time, and that is a simmering distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities of color.
Barack Obama
While St. Louis is technically regarded as part of the Mid-West, it’s actually – geographically and emotionally – more part of the South. I mean, the sensibility of St. Louis is really very much that of a Southern Mississippi river-town.
David Sanborn
The town of St. Charles near St. Louis was founded by a trapper named Blanchette. There is a section that’s called Frenchtown on historical markers.
Daniel Woodrell
My school in St. Louis is great. They basically created a program where I can do online classes and independent studies when I’m traveling. But then I still get to go home and take classes in a normal school environment.
Karlie Kloss
The hate directed against the colored people here in St. Louis has always given me a sad feeling… How can you expect the world to believe in you and respect your preaching of democracy when you yourself treat your colored brothers as you do?
Josephine Baker
My major league debut came at old Busch Stadium on Grand Avenue in St. Louis against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Steve Carlton
Guaranteeing the success of our local colleges and universities is vital to the St. Louis’ region, our country, and our world.
Cori Bush
I think with the needs to feed the world’s population, to end starvation, plant sciences offer great opportunities to do good and also to develop industry in St. Louis.
William Henry Danforth
I recall the night that President McKinley died. I was working at the time at a theatre in St. Louis. The oppressive feeling was in the air. I could not make the people laugh.
Al Jolson
When I was a little kid we moved to Tulsa, then to St. Louis and, by the time I was in kindergarten, we lived in Springfield, Missouri. There I basically grew up.
Brad Pitt
The people in St. Louis have been great to me. Fans have been great.
Joey Votto
I love the St. Louis Blues, it’s the only team I openly root for.
Joe Buck
I ran away from St. Louis, and then I ran away from the United States, because of that terror of discrimination.
Josephine Baker
St. Louis has a great startup scene and a vibrant business community.
Brad Feld
Ferguson and St. Louis County are not the first places that we have become engaged to ensure fair and equitable policing, and they will not be the last. The Department of Justice will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the Constitution has meaning for all communities.
Eric Holder
I do a bunch of things when I’m in St. Louis. I went on the Anheuser-Busch tour they had to drag me out of there. I walked into that room with the 30,000 gallon keg of beer, and I said, ‘This will be my new home’… I mean, I was genuinely happy.
John Pinette
After a month or so in St. Louis, we were looking around desperately for a way to draw a few people into the ball park, it being perfectly clear by that time that the ball club wasn’t going to do it unaided.
Bill Veeck
Few cities have more skilled, experienced organizers and activists and grassroots organizations than St. Louis and Philadelphia.
Shaun King
I had some great pitchers while in St. Louis. At first, they only ‘pitched’ the ball fifty feet. They had an allowance of six bases on balls, which was neutralized to some extent by four strikes. Later on, the ‘throw’ became a free-for-all, overhand, or any style the pitcher chose.
Charles Comiskey
We intend to pursue future gifts to exceed $8.1 million in conjunction with UMSL, Jazz St. Louis and the business community to ensure perpetual growth and a sustainable impact to the education of St. Louis children and beyond.
David Steward
Being the gateway to a large city, St. Louis, I had fel

Being the gateway to a large city, St. Louis, I had felt from the very beginning that somehow this building should symbolize this sense of being a gateway.
Minoru Yamasaki
In my mind, I’m still this kid from St. Louis, Missouri, that nobody really knows.
Sterling K. Brown
It was in 1942 and I flew from St. Louis to Mexico City. I had just gotten married and we were on our honeymoon. I hit .397 and led the Mexican League with 20 home runs and was named the MVP of the league. It’s when I realized I could compete with anyone at any level.
Monte Irvin
Decades of racist, dehumanizing immigration policies have created systems that have criminalized and traumatized our immigrant neighbors, friends, and families in St. Louis and across our country.
Cori Bush
I come from a city like St. Louis, where they consider themselves great baseball fans.
Joe Buck
I’m very fond of coming to St. Louis.
Joey Votto
It bothers me that I won’t live to see the end of the century, because, when I was young, in St. Louis, I remember saying to Marilyn, my sister by adoption, that that was how long I wanted to live: seventy years.
Harold Brodkey
I grew up in St Louis, just with my mom.
Metro Boomin
I remember when Lindbergh arrived in Paris, I was one of the first persons to know about his landing, because as the French people know that I was born in St. Louis, thinking I would be very proud to announce it to the public, they gave me the news first. I was then starring in the ‘Folies Bergere.’
Josephine Baker
So I applied to medical school and received a scholarship at Washington University in St. Louis. Washington University turned out to be a lucky choice. The faculty was scholarly and dedicated and accessible to students.
Daniel Nathans
If it’s not in New York, let’s say it’s in St. Louis, then they’ve got to find a place or get with someone who knows about the work… they’ve got to find a place like that and do scenes, and then try to get in plays.
Ray Walston
I have no hesitation to say that St. Louis is a great place in which to live and work.
Stan Musial
St. Louis is a very interesting city in terms of accents.
Annaleigh Ashford
I grew up in rural Missouri about two hours north of St. Louis, and if the wind was blowing right on a Saturday night, I could catch All Star Wrestling out of Kansas City, which was run by Bob Geigel, and some of the stars there were Bulldog Bob Brower and Ray Candy.
I think ‘Horace Silver’ was actually the first live jazz group I ever heard back when I was a kid in St. Louis. So along with most players of my generation, I have a real affection for the music of ‘Horace Silver.’
David Sanborn
I loved the city of St. Louis.
Martin Brodeur
I am absolutely confident that St. Louis can attract major players in technology and make the companies that are here blossom.
Jim McKelvey
I ran away from home. I ran away from St. Louis, and then I ran away from the United States of America, because of that terror of discrimination, that horrible beast which paralyzes one’s very soul and body.
Josephine Baker
I was attracted to black music for the same reason that I loved those old Irish ballads. Both were social statements of sorts, and both were indigenous to their respective cultures: Ireland, where my father had grown up, and towns like St. Louis along the Mississippi River, where I was growing up.
Michael McDonald
For several years, I have had my eye on second baseman Del Pratt of St. Louis. I cannot say that he is a better player than our own Joe Gedeon, but he has played better ball, and we wanted him. Well, how did I get him? I paid $15,000 in cash and gave away a number of good players for him. But what can you do?
Jacob Ruppert
But I definitely see us playing a major role in St. Louis in the years to come. We already provide service to 95 percent of the markets St. Louis travelers visit the most. And we’re adding capacity in some of the most important markets.
Gerard Arpey
Some people are embarrassed to say they came from East St. Louis, Ill., but now more people want to claim it. I grew up in a community center and I knew what it gave me. I always knew I wanted to give back and help people because people helped me.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee