Top 300 San Francisco Quotes

Words matter. These are the best San Francisco Quotes from famous people such as Paul Prudhomme, Cindy Sheehan, Ron Conway, Shannon Sharpe, London Breed, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

We closed the restaurant in New Orleans and brought the

We closed the restaurant in New Orleans and brought the entire staff to San Francisco. But we had to go home.
Paul Prudhomme
Many people in San Francisco know me, and they know my persistence.
Cindy Sheehan
Cities like New York have already followed San Francisco and have started similar organizations like sfCiti; New York has TECH NYC.
Ron Conway
Colin Kaepernick had a… maybe he had an epiphany. Maybe he had a realization that ‘I have a higher calling the playing quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers.’
Shannon Sharpe
San Francisco needs a Mayor who will make all our neighborhoods safe, a Mayor with a record of standing up for public safety and fighting for the resources we need.
London Breed
Playing football in San Francisco was almost a transcendental experience.
Steve Young
I’ve been around all kinds of people, defense attorneys, working with cops, working with politicians, both sides of the aisle, including Democrats as former first lady of San Francisco, and the Republicans, too, so I’ve had a front row seat to lots of things in life.
Kimberly Guilfoyle
Back in the 60s, San Francisco artists lived in communes.
Gedde Watanabe
I announced at the dinner table when I was 11 that I wanted to be a ballet dancer. But my goal changed to musical theater after the choreographer Robert Joffrey saw me perform while I was on scholarship at the San Francisco Ballet School.
Ann Reinking
I grew up in San Francisco and moved to L.A. about 20 years ago, and now my main home is in Hollywood.
Roman Coppola
I had talked for years about doing a restaurant with Rocky Dudum, who’s been my friend since I first came to San Francisco. Then Rocky’s son, Jeff, said he wanted to design it, so he traveled around the country to sports restaurants like Mickey Mantle’s and Michael Jordan’s, and he came up with a great concept.
Willie McCovey
In 2007, I was living in San Francisco. I came out of business school, and I was very keen on doing something with a small company. I felt that the market, in general, in mobile phones was just going to explode.
Naveen Tewari
San Francisco has always been my favorite booing city. I don’t mean the people boo louder or longer, but there is a very special intimacy. When they boo you, you know they mean you. Music, that’s what it is to me. One time in Kezar Stadium they gave me a standing boo.
George Halas
I don’t know about the time those songs were written. But he was jamming with someone in Colorado or San Francisco, and I’m sure he was working on the lyrics right up to the show because they were really relevant for the situation.
Krist Novoselic
I’ve little in common with the scene in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. I’m a New Yorker.
Jon Oringer
Our work is not done until everyone is safe and celebrated not just in San Francisco, but also across the country.
London Breed
I got to see The Beatles a couple of times. In fact, I saw their last performance ever in San Francisco. The Beatles were massive to me – I learned so much from them.
Timothy B. Schmit
I’ve always liked and appreciated storytellers like Garry Shandling and Bill Cosby – more long-form comedy. So starting in San Francisco, watching all these great comics – Patton Oswalt, Dave Chappelle – you get to see them a bunch, and you go, ‘Wow, this is where I need to be.’
Al Madrigal
Well, I started conducting kind of by accident. I wanted to give myself a special birthday present for my fortieth birthday, and I was living in San Francisco at the time and I started attending some of the concerts and then simply dropping hints.
Bobby McFerrin
I went to Indiana University for college for a couple of years, where I double majored in dance and journalism, and after my sophomore year there, I went to the San Francisco Ballet school for the summer, but then they offered me a scholarship to stay for the year.
Amanda Schull
When it came time to go to college, I had been accepted for Harvard when my father was offered the position of head of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company office on the west coast, and we moved to San Francisco.
Douglass North
Within a few weeks the organization for the maintenance of international peace and security, established by the San Francisco Charter, will be formally launched through the convocation of the first General Assembly of the United Nations.
Cordell Hull
We don’t suggest that because San Francisco lies on top of an earthquake fault that it should be moved.
John Breaux
If you turn on ABC 7 in the morning San Francisco, you’ll see them using an iPad with Waze on it, and actually talking about.
Noam Bardin
San Francisco is an interesting place. It’s always been such a nice culturally diverse environment, which it still is, but there’s a lot of money there now and a lot of dot com’s so it’s a little different than it used to be.
Les Claypool
I had gone from a small town in the eastern corner of India to San Francisco, and I was very lucky to get that.
Ritesh Agarwal
In the wake of the San Francisco scene, ears were alive. It was a listening generation.
Jimmy Page
Whether it’s Al Michaels, when the earthquake happened in San Francisco and his ability to handle it like Walter Cronkite would have handled it, or Bob Costas with his overview of what’s happening with worldly events at the Olympics and the perspective that he has there, you know these guys are so well read.
Cris Collinsworth
I’m based in San Francisco, although I don’t usually stay long in one place because we are always moving, we are always on the road. So most of the time, we stay in hotels.
Arnel Pineda
I remember the first club we played in San Francisco. There were a lot of people on motorcycles standing around outside, and I had trouble getting in. I didn’t have any ID, and the guy at the door wouldn’t let me in, even though I told him I was gonna be singing in there.
Patti Smith
I grew up in Marin County north of San Francisco, and in the 1950s and ’60s it was a natural paradise.
Huey Lewis
I like San Francisco, but I don't think I'd want to wor

I like San Francisco, but I don’t think I’d want to work in Palo Alto. It seems like a pretty rough commute. In many ways, I think New York has a lot of things the West Coast doesn’t have.
Jon Oringer
One winter, I went to Erfoud to research trilobites and got to know the quarries, the dealers, and the remote mining villages. They are not easy places to visit, and this was a completely unknown corner of the world economy: children slaving away on desert cliffs to furnish wealthy collectors in San Francisco.
Lawrence Osborne
San Francisco deserves to be a great bicycling city where every day is Bike to Work Day.
London Breed
I was born in New York. I grew up in San Francisco, Long Beach, and Los Angeles.
Tab Hunter
I don’t regret any of the places I went in football. Everything gave me an experience or memories that I’ll have forever. We had more success in San Francisco, but it was a great time everywhere. I always had fun.
Steve Young
I had a pretty normal, non-Hollywood life for most of my 20s in San Francisco.
Janet Varney
My grandfather was a survivor of the Death March and his war buddies were among our neighbors. Where we lived in San Francisco, there was a cultural center where the Filipinos congregate to have parties and to celebrate Bataan Day.
Dante Basco
I grew up in San Francisco. And so I’m informed in a certain kind of way about, you know, believing in democracy and believing in America. And I’m a very ardent patriot.
George Lucas
One of the nice things about the United States is that, wherever you go, people speak the same language. So native New Yorkers can move to San Francisco, Houston, or Milwaukee and still understand and be understood by everyone they meet. Right? Well, not exactly. Or, as a native New Yorker might put it, ‘Wrong!’
Deborah Tannen
I’ve always had a connection here in the city from the first day I arrived. I stayed in the city. I made San Francisco my home. I was seen in the offseason at a lot of different functions, and people liked that.
Willie McCovey
A lot of the people in Northern California and parts of Oregon have decided that we are not on the same page as San Francisco and Portland and Los Angeles. I don’t know if six states is a solution because is Washington, D.C. and the rest of the country really going to give California 10 new senators?
Doug LaMalfa
San Francisco has always been a great city for art collectors.
Larry Gagosian
Willie Roaf kicked my butt a couple of times. Larry Allen was a guard, but one time in San Francisco he took me with one hand and threw me out of the play. Walter Jones was pretty tough, too.
Terrell Suggs
What’s normal life for the majority people of America, the liberal press thinks is like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ We don’t live in that little, weird, bizarre vacuum of San Francisco.
Rick Harrison
I would still rather be in Silicon Alley. I like the West Coast also, but it’s sort of fragmented. You have companies in downtown San Francisco, companies in Mountain View, and people are driving between them all. It’s kind of nice in New York to just jump in a cab and reach another company so easily.
Jon Oringer
In San Francisco, I lived in Bayview-Hunters Point.
When I went to get my master’s in creative writing at San Francisco State after Grinnell, I joined the moribund remnants of the Actor’s Workshop, until I saw Kay Hayward and Sandy Archer in the San Francisco Mime Troupe and drove down that day to audition. The rest is history.
Peter Coyote
In the spring of 2012, I moved to the San Francisco bay area with my wife and two young sons.
Steve Hilton
I love San Francisco. I have a lot of memories there.
Rosalynn Carter
As Mayor, I will use my experience to make San Francisco a place where small businesses can thrive.
Gavin Newsom
When we finished ‘Stop Making Sense,’ we went right to the San Francisco Film Festival for the world premiere, and people swarmed the stage and started dancing before the first song was even finished.
Jonathan Demme