Top 430 San Quotes

Words matter. These are the best San Quotes from famous people such as Parker Stevenson, Dante Basco, Kenny Smith, Robin Lopez, Filippo Inzaghi, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I looked along the San Juan Islands and the coast of California, but I couldn’t find the palette of green, granite, and dark blue that you can only find in Maine.
Parker Stevenson
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 don’t think the Lakers could control Tony Parker’s ability to get into the paint, so his health is the key for San Antonio.
Kenny Smith
I like going to San Francisco. It’s close to where I grew up.
Robin Lopez
I love it at the San Siro.
Filippo Inzaghi
We share common values as San Franciscans: we help each other; we welcome newcomers; we innovate and learn; we focus on facts; we work together; and we find creative solutions.
London Breed
Yeah I love ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ it’s a classic, it’s hilarious, I did a parody play in San Francisco and New York with Peaches Christ and Coco Peru.
Chad Michaels
In January 2013, I told the people in the Justice Department after the re-election that I wanted to focus on reforming the federal criminal justice system. I made an announcement in August of that year in San Francisco, when we rolled out the Smart on Crime initiative.
Eric Holder
What we’re doing in San Francisco and what we’re doing with other criminal justice partners across the state and across the country is anything but indiscriminate. We are being careful. We are being focused and surgical in our efforts to decrease the jail population.
Chesa Boudin
My family came over from Spain about nine generations ago. I was born in San Diego, but by the time I was four days old, I was on a flight back to Spain because that’s where my family was living at the time.
Bitsie Tulloch
I am a big ‘Ellen’ fan. I have been one for quite a long time now. I used to do the local news talk shows with her in San Francisco, when we were both still kids.
Margaret Cho
San Franciscans have a bond of self-satisfaction bordering on smugness.
Herb Caen
Walking the streets of San Francisco can be a frightening, demoralizing, even an unhealthy experience for residents and tourists alike.
London Breed
I’ve always wanted to do a big theater show in San Francisco.
I invested in Uber in 2011 when it was only in San Francisco.
Troy Carter
We need housing for people who are exiting homelessness, and need to make sure we’re providing housing at multiple levels of care so people can get the services they need to permanently exit homelessness and make their home in San Francisco.
London Breed
I did this movie with Spike Lee called ‘Sucker Free City,’ and that would have to be my favorite role by far. It was just so much fun to work with Spike and shoot in San Francisco.
Anthony Mackie
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
My first concert – maybe it was 1979 – was a blur. I’m not sure whether it was Blue Oyster Cult/Cheap Trick/Pat Travers at San Jose Civic Auditorium or The Police/The Knack/Robert Johnson at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Auditorium.
Greg Gutfeld
My grandmother lives with my mother in a gorgeous house in the San Fernando Valley. I am afforded these luxuries, and I’m very young.
Kirsten Dunst
I woke up full of hate and fear the day before the most recent peace march in San Francisco. This was disappointing: I’d hoped to wake up feeling somewhere between Virginia Woolf and Wavy Gravy.
Anne Lamott
All through my twenties, I lived in very walkable cities – Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New York.
Elizabeth Banks
When I got a chance, I went back and shared those experiences that were important to me. George Washington High, the campus at San Francisco State, and even back to Emerson Elementary school and Roosevelt Junior High. I was happy to do it, to go back and see if all the same teachers were there.
Johnny Mathis
Look at the teams that have been successful in the NBA. Yes, you have big, glamorous cities like L.A. But Miami has won, and so has San Antonio. Oklahoma City is a very successful team. They’re not the biggest markets.
Masai Ujiri
As a state legislator, I had worked with Republicans and Democrats to pass a number of bills, including some related to higher education and juvenile justice; I’d created what would become San Antonio’s largest book drive and literacy campaign.
Joaquin Castro
I would love to throw out the first pitch at AT&T Park at a San Francisco Giants’ game.
Eva Marie
I was a San Francisco fan when Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott and those guys where there. And I watched Joe Montana get cut and go to K.C. and still ball.
Ed Reed
When I sold my first book, ‘A Conspiracy of Tall Men,’ it was part of a two-book deal. It wasn’t hugely lucrative, but it was enough money for me to quit the paralegal job I had in San Francisco.
Noah Hawley
For any young rider even competing in the San Remo is one of the biggest things – but to win it is beyond emotion. You can’t put it into words.
Mark Cavendish
On the personal side, family is really important to me. I have a big family – five kids and 12 grandkids – so keeping that going is wonderful. And I do a lot of philanthropy. I’m chairman of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Charles Schwab
The music I was really listening to in 1968 was James Brown, the great guitar player Jimi Hendrix, and a new group… Sly and the Family Stone, led by Sly Stewart from San Francisco.
Miles Davis
Why can't DFW compete like San Francisco does with Oakl

Why can’t DFW compete like San Francisco does with Oakland, like Miami does with Fort Lauderdale, and like Chicago O’Hare does with Midway?
John Ensign
I’ve little in common with the scene in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. I’m a New Yorker.
Jon Oringer
San Francisco is a city of twenty-something millionaire white kids named Doug.
Tom Lehrer
The thing you gotta understand about L.A. is that everything is suburbia. Los Angeles isn’t set up like San Francisco or New York.
Rick Famuyiwa
I went to grad school in San Francisco, and then left for New York City with my eye on Broadway. I had saved $5000, which seemed like a lot of money in my mind… until I realized it was going to take $2500 to get to New York and then the first and last month’s rent.
Anika Noni Rose
Man, I’m pretty spoiled in San Antonio. I don’t do media every day.
LaMarcus Aldridge
I get star-struck anytime I meet performers that I grew up watching and appreciating. I mean, it’s still incredibly surreal to me that I was a kid in San Antonio watching movies and then now I’m working with some of the people that were in those movies. I don’t think it’ll ever stop being surreal on some level.
James Roday
I grew up in northern California in a town called Fairfield, which is kind of exactly between San Francisco and Sacramento, a small suburb. And I’m the youngest of five children.
Tracy K. Smith
If we could do high-speed rail in California just half a notch above what they’ve done on the Shanghai line in China, and if we had a straight path from L.A. to San Francisco, as well as the milk run, at least that would be progress.
Elon Musk
There are old people in San Francisco because my parents still live there. The young tech bros don’t see old people or children. The Mission district, where they live and work, they don’t see children or old people. That statement revealed, to me, the blinders that the techies are wearing.
Alexandra C. Pelosi
No family should feel they need to leave San Francisco to find a great public education.
London Breed
The best decision I’ve made was the one to stay in San Sebastian.
Carlos Vela
At the suggestion of Professor Itaru Watanabe, and with his help, I left Japan at the age of twenty-three to pursue graduate study at the University of California at San Diego.
Susumu Tonegawa
I have a coffee mug that my dad gave me years ago that has the San Mateo police logo and my dad’s name on it, so I brought it to set and used it in a scene. I mean, you don’t see it, it’s not prominently featured, but I just wanted that connectivity.
Michael Trucco
If you talk about stadiums that everyone knows, the most historic are San Siro and Old Trafford.
Bruno Fernandes
Their practice habits are terrific. I’ve been around some really good guys from different teams in terms of bringing it to practice. When I was in San Francisco, Bryant Young was that way. Every practice on it.
Dan Quinn
I always start my campaigns early, and I run hard. Maybe it comes from the rough-and-tumble world of San Francisco politics, where it’s not even a contact sport – it’s a blood sport. This is how I am as a candidate. This is how I run campaigns.
Kamala Harris
My parents were both from the East and had moved to San Francisco only so my father could go to law school there.
Carre Otis
It’s weird, when I go back to San Francisco, the few times that I’ve done shows there since leaving, it still feels like I live there. It’s very, very strange for me. That’s where my daughter was born, at UCSF. I have this huge attachment to San Francisco. It’s like a love affair.
Vancouver strikes me as a San Francisco-kind of place.
Quinton Jackson
Few cities have been more definitely impressed upon the imagination of the world than San Francisco, this gray-hilled city on the peninsula by the hospitable bay, where Saint Francis protects the ships as he protected the birds of Assisi.
Edwin Markham
I did stand-up comedy for a long time in San Francisco, and then I was like, ‘You know what? I’m going to move to Los Angeles and try and make it!’
Nico Santos
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is for the community of San Francisco. And the Brooklyn Bridge, which is one of the most magnificent bridges ever built, is also a monument to the community, you see.
Santiago Calatrava
When I was a kid, I really wanted to be a writer and an artist when I grew up. So in college, I was an English major, and then I became a fine artist. But when I arrived in San Francisco in 1995, I figured I could leverage my artistic skills by becoming a Web designer and programmer.
Caterina Fake
In San Diego, I saw Keith Urban perform, and I’ve seen a lot of acts, and he’s better than anybody I’ve seen.
Jake Peavy
I came into reality television with MTV’s show ‘The Real World,’ specifically the 1994 season set in San Francisco. I was glued to the Puck and Pedro drama.
Molly O’Keefe
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out you can’t see any stars living in the city. I studied some light-pollution maps, and knew I’d have to get out of San Antonio.
Jimmy Walker
San Francisco needs to become a city where you have late night offerings.
Dominique Crenn
I decided to see how my voice sounds on different type of records. So I did Eminem and the Biggie, Florence and the Machine, and Muse covers. A couple of them just came from some jam sessions between me and my sister in her bedroom at my father’s house in San Diego.
Andra Day
Not many people make it out of San Antonio. I can’t even count on my hand how many NBA players are from San Antonio.
Jordan Clarkson
So, we just kind of created our own thing and that’s part of the beauty of Athens: is that it’s so off the map and there’s no way you could ever be the East Village or an L.A. scene or a San Francisco scene, that it just became its own thing.
Michael Stipe
On a trip to Cabo San Lucas, I was obsessed with Donna

On a trip to Cabo San Lucas, I was obsessed with Donna Tartt’s ‘The Secret History.’ We were staying at the Esperanza hotel doing all sorts of lovely things, but I couldn’t wait to get back to the book at night.
Ioan Gruffudd
I’d got into Cash after I’d used my pocket money to buy his ‘Live at San Quentin’ album, just because I liked the cover. It turned out I liked the record inside even more.
Frank Skinner
In December 2014, Uber held its annual holiday party on an unfurnished floor at its swank, mood-lit headquarters in San Francisco. Employees and investors attended in flamboyant attire from the Roaring ’20s and drank at an open bar into the early morning hours.
Emily Chang
I went to an exhibition at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum about Shanghai, about how courtesans had been influential in bringing western culture to Shanghai. I bought a book and in it saw this striking group of women in a photograph called ‘The Ten Beauties of Shanghai’.
Amy Tan
Fort Hood, Chattanooga, and San Bernardino are not ‘terrorist incidents.’ They are attacks. Get that straight.
Tomi Lahren
Although the flagship brand, Pepsi-Cola, has always been second to Coca-Cola, the Frito-Lay division is ten times larger than its largest competitor, Diamond Foods, Inc., of San Francisco. Its products take up whole aisles at Walmart.
John Seabrook
I miss everything. The field, the dressing room, the training. I miss San Siro. But I was lucky enough to experience good feelings as a player.
Filippo Inzaghi
I thought art was dead rabbits hanging by their feet on a wall. I went to Italy and saw all the religious paintings, and they didn’t move me all that much. Then someone invited me to see this van Gogh exhibit at the Rosenberg Gallery in San Francisco.
Irving Stone
Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, ‘Thank God, I’m still alive.’ But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again.
Barbara Boxer
Too much of the national conversation about trade and the border comes from people who have not had the opportunity to step foot in border cities like San Diego.
Kevin Faulconer
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
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
I’m proud of our relationship with our neighbors right next door in Mexico. I don’t talk about building walls, I talk about building bridges and increasing that communication, increasing that flow, and that’s really what defines our border region in San Diego.
Kevin Faulconer
San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world, a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate.
Gavin Newsom
I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.
Steve Jobs
As Mayor, I will use my experience to make San Francisco a place where small businesses can thrive.
Gavin Newsom
San Siro is a historic stadium. It’s nice, but it doesn’t offer comfort.
Paolo Maldini
I live near San Francisco in the most beautiful spot on earth and enjoy myself in many ways. Yes, I love to work, which for now is to think and read and write, so it’s all a dream come true.
Francis Ford Coppola
I’ve always wanted to make a film about the Tong Wars, the rioting and the crime factions in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the early part of the last century.
Wong Kar-wai
I didn’t like Los Angeles very much but I like San Francisco.
Mick Ralphs
Cultural tourism surveys consistently rate San Francisco’s art industry as a core reason for visiting.
Gavin Newsom
When I work in San Francisco doing stand-up, I usually schedule it for July, and we’ll drive up the coast and camp in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Big Sur, and we’ll just camp our way up the coast, and then we’ll get to San Francisco and hang out there for four days.
Greg Fitzsimmons
After struggling with homelessness like other areas across the state, we bucked the status quo to make San Diego the only big city in California where homelessness went down, not up.
Kevin Faulconer
In San Diego, our local innovation economy is a thriving industry employing thousands of highly skilled workers.
Scott Peters
When my dad retired, he moved to Georgia, but I stayed in California. I was in San Francisco: that’s where I first went from being a musician to making beats and producing. I was 18, 19. It started going pretty good for me out there in California, so I stayed in SF while my parents moved to Georgia.
Super Bowl XXXII was a victory made long before stepping on that field in San Diego in 1998. It was earned with my brother guiding me as a kid in Glennville, Ga., and as a seventh-round pick out of Savannah State. Even at the pinnacle, that ring was always his.
Shannon Sharpe
I’ve never worked in a retail store, but I did sell shoes at Gimme Shoes in San Francisco, a job I was fired from.
Sophia Amoruso
Most ballerinas take their first ballet class when they are 5 or 6 years old. I was 13 when I took mine on the basketball court of the San Pedro Boys & Girls Club in California.
Misty Copeland
San Antonio is an ideal market for Major League Soccer. It’s time that we put our best foot forward.
Julian Castro
I walked away from pro football and a $2.9 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers because I didn’t want to develop CTE.
Chris Borland
Growing up in a very rural and remote area in Colorado’s San Luis Valley – one of the poorest counties in the United States – essentially created the framework of values from which I operate. I stand up for the little guy. I fight discrimination at all levels. I fight for an inclusive America.
Ken Salazar
San Francisco has just blown us all away. I also unders

San Francisco has just blown us all away. I also understand Angels in America didn’t do well there.
Chita Rivera
In college, I stopped doing pre-med and went into theater, and then I moved to San Francisco and lived there for five years.
Mark Waters
There aren’t many sources of money in San Diego, apart from local partnerships and local investors. It’s pretty starkly polarized to Silicon Valley.
Steve Jurvetson
San Francisco, coolest place ever.
Imogen Poots
I hope I go to Heaven, and when I do, I’m going to do what every San Franciscan does when he gets there. He looks around and says, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.’
Herb Caen
My family is all from the Southwest. My great-great-grandfather was at the Battle of San Jacinto with Sam Houston.
Sam Elliott
When I’m in San Diego, it’s carpools and making dinner and getting the kids to bed. It’s real life.
Marcela Valladolid
I’ve always just felt a little out of place. I still feel out of place in San Francisco. It’s this place where everything is going great, and everyone feels super optimistic about the world. It’s a little different about how I grew up.
J. D. Vance
My mom was a waitress, and my dad was a plumber who worked for the City of San Clemente fixing mains breaks, so not too glamorous.
Shaun White
I want it to be clear that my love for San Diego, the time here, the memories we had, the games, the practices, everything about it is special and awesome. That will never go away.
Philip Rivers
I love San Jose.
Joe Thornton
San Francisco is a wonderful city, but you do have housing issues. If tech companies don’t do the right thing, they can dislocate a lot of what makes San Francisco special. At Workday, we want to be on the right side of that.
Aneel Bhusri
As mayor of San Francisco, I will provide the vision and work hard to make San Francisco a beautiful, well-planned city with excellent housing and transportation options.
Gavin Newsom
Moving to San Francisco affected me in a pretty profound way, in a lot of respects. I think it helped me evolve my sound and think outside of the space I’d been in in Sacramento. The scene there is so insular and kind of feeds on itself: you just end up playing the same shows with the same people for the same people.
My main residence is Baltimore. I have an apartment in New York, one in San Francisco, and I live in a rental in Provincetown in the summer.
John Waters
It wasn’t until I went to college and met different people from different areas of life – and then went to San Francisco and met people who really knew who the hell they were – that I kind of caught up in a hurry.
Patton Oswalt
Cities like New York have already followed San Francisco and have started similar organizations like sfCiti; New York has TECH NYC.
Ron Conway
I flew fighters for the Navy in San Diego for three years, went and did my post-graduate education, and then I was a test pilot in Patuxent River, Maryland, for a few years. I was back in the fleet in the Navy when I was selected to come back here to NASA to become an astronaut.
Alan G. Poindexter
I think our immigrants are a strength for us in San Diego. I think it’s a strength in our communities in California. Our immigrant community in San Diego has been part of the fabric of our city for decades, and it’s one that I’m proud of.
Kevin Faulconer
I didn’t really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco.
Jello Biafra
Ties in the NFL absolutely suck. Trust me, I was involved with a tie against the San Francisco 49ers when I was with the Rams in 2012 and it felt pointless.
Chris Long
We closed the restaurant in New Orleans and brought the entire staff to San Francisco. But we had to go home.
Paul Prudhomme
Sometimes you hear about people who can’t wait to leave their hometown. I did not have that feeling at all. I love San Jose, I love the Bay Area, and I love coming home to visit.
Anjelah Johnson
Our album ‘Show No Mercy’ came out in late ’83, and we did three or four shows in San Francisco after the release. That was our first experience with stage-divers, crowd-surfing, people walking on people across an entire crowd.
Tom Araya
When I was 19 years old, I hitchhiked across the country to San Francisco.
John Prendergast
City government can and must help San Franciscans prepare for emergencies in order to avoid tragedy where possible and minimize loss of life and property when emergencies occur.
Gavin Newsom
I got a bike – a fixed-gear with bright blue wheels, custom-made to my specifications. I am a San Francisco techno-hipster, so this selection was a bit of a self-caricature. But sometimes the predictable thing turns out to be the best thing, too, and you can’t let that stop you.
Robin Sloan
My brother brought home ‘At San Quentin’ when I was about 7, and we played it over and over again.
Chris Cornell
It has been very special to be a San Diego Charger.
Philip Rivers
I went with my friends to ‘Boxers and Brawlers’ in San Antonio to train the way I am supposed to train when you are 40, but doing it at a higher level.
Alberto Del Rio
San Francisco is really fun and liberal, and it’s my kind of politics. It’s like being Jewish in front of Jewish people.
Elayne Boosler
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Homelessness and behavioral health challenges affect every neighborhood in San Francisco.
London Breed
I don’t think I have a demographic. I was at Comic-Con in San Diego recently, and I was doing a signing, and my line was all military guys, young girls, housewives and guys in wheelchairs. There was just everybody all over the place.
Pamela Adlon
I love that there are beaches you can walk your dog on in San Francisco. Fort Funston is big and always packed with hundreds of dogs and their people. A great place to hike and get some exercise and fresh air with your well-mannered pup. Not recommended for antisocial dogs; there’s just too much commotion there.
Jane Wiedlin
Ramen in L.A. is much better than ramen in San Francisco. That’s just a fact.
Alexis Ohanian
I’ve gotten to perform in the most beautiful places, like the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco.
Vidya Vox
I need to surf – surf and yoga. Whenever I’m in L.A., I go down to San Diego to surf for the weekend, and I always come back perfect.
Rodrigo Santoro
Everybody has their cliques, and I was very shy. I’m still very shy. Music opened up doors. I would get to my choir class, and I was sort of one of the better kids… I could read music. That’s when I realized how good El Coro de San Juan was. I felt, for once, like, hey, I can fit in.
Luis Fonsi
Because Comic Con in San Diego is crazy, and it’s very commercialized, and it’s corporate, and it’s all about money and selling, selling, selling… I think people want to go to smaller, specialized cons.
Janet Varney
Monterey, I remember, but I seem to remember the Fillmore West, that we played the week before Monterey. That was much more memorable for me. The first time in San Francisco. They were good gigs.
Roger Daltrey
When I was playing, I always preferred to be meeting a side like the Faroe Isles or San Marino early doors. Do things right in those games, and you knew you would get six points on the board, at least be up and running and challenging in the group.
Chris Coleman
Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. We would have to march into Washington and sign the treaty in the White House.
Isoroku Yamamoto
I’ve grown a lot in my time in San Antonio, both on and off the court, and probably off the court most importantly.
Patty Mills
The first time I ever went to Texas was on a bus with curtains draped over the windows. I just joined the military and got shipped off to basic training in San Antonio.
When I was a young boy in San Francisco, I remember being sent home from playing with a friend, and I remember the mother saying, ‘Tell Jeffrey to go home.’ And I said to the girl, ‘Why?’ She goes, ‘My mother says that you’re the people who killed Christ.’
Jeffrey Tambor
Forty-five years ago, when I was 18, I came to San Francisco by boat and took two weeks to get here. I had a great impression. I think San Francisco is the welcoming gate for people from Asia.
Tadashi Yanai
I grew up in the Mission District in San Francisco, which was largely Hispanic at the time. I was raised in a household that was really welcoming to diversity and encouraging about different people’s viewpoints and ideas and backgrounds.
Kimberly Guilfoyle
San Francisco is a beacon of hope for LGBTQ people around the world.
London Breed
Going to school in San Francisco, you’re not going to meet as many people that are making films as you would if you went to film school in New York or L.A.
Boots Riley
When I graduated from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, I made my way back to San Diego, which is where I was born. And I saw WWE Divas on television, and I thought to myself, ‘Oh my goodness, that is our calling.’
Brie Bella
The Harbor Area is everything – Carson, Wilmington, San Pedro, Long Beach, that whole little bubble that I grew up in. I always throw it up after I finish fighting, I always throw up the Harbor Area. Out of pride. It made me who I am. It brought me my goods; it brought me my bads. It molded me into who I am.
Brian Ortega
Historically, San Franciscans have not valued street trees as much as other communities have.
Gavin Newsom
I have no desire to go back to San Francisco.
Sara Zarr
Before I joined professional baseball, I started umpiring in San Diego, California. I worked 155 games in a five-month season. For three years in a row, I was working tripleheaders on Saturday and doubleheaders on Sunday.
Doug Harvey
Playing Aung San Suu Kyi was a journey in itself. She represents many things for many people and for many reasons. Although I have played many important roles in my life, I can say that this role has been a journey of self-realisation.
Michelle Yeoh
We are selected, but I grew up in California and in San Francisco and there was a system of electing judges.
Stephen Breyer
After graduating college in 2001 with a B. A. in Political Science and Speech Communications from Texas State University – San Marcos, I realized that my generation and those younger had been given no future and had been maliciously robbed of the knowledge of principles and methods necessary for building one.
Kesha Rogers
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has been described as founder of the Bull Moose Party, the man who led his troops up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War, a big game hunter, family man, civic servant and a host of other things.
Zig Ziglar
To me, doing a gay pride show is one of the most fun things. My first show that paid more than $10,000 was in a gay club on New Year’s Eve in San Francisco.
Queen Latifah
I wanted to be a classical actress. I plodded along. I went to junior college in San Francisco, I was in a Repertory Company. My hero was Eva Le Gallienne, who was a great theater actress at the turn of the century who created her own company, and she wrote these hilarious autobiographies at the time.
Annette Bening
I think the San Sebastian victory and and my European time trial title, and the second place in the worlds, really changed my life and my career a lot.
Remco Evenepoel
I spent two years making music in San Francisco for my first mixtape. Initially, I was not at all doing this to be a professional rapper, a touring rapper. I didn’t think I had that talent level in me.
Lil Dicky
I missed my entrance in a production of 'Blade to the H

I missed my entrance in a production of ‘Blade to the Heat’ at Thick Description in San Francisco. I came into the scene very late and hugged the punching bag. I had no idea what to do! Unfortunately, that mishap was recorded for archives at UC Berkeley. It goes down in history.
Colman Domingo
I’ll play like crazy and fight like crazy, as a Los Angeles Charger, just like I did for you guys. And I know y’all can respect and understand that. But I hope you also know that I will always be playing for San Diego as well.
Philip Rivers
This stadium is the history of football, the most important arena in Italy. Stepping into San Siro always has an effect on you.
Leonardo Bonucci
My buddy David Wells is a big motorcycle guy, so when I go visit him in San Diego, he takes me out on his bike. He’s got some antique Indians. I never really rode during my career, because I was afraid I’d fall off and ruin my career.
David Cone
One example that has hurt me is that of Aung San Suu Kyi. I admire her a lot, but her unwillingness to protect the Rohingiya Muslims shows how intolerance has seeped into politics and the level at which it has seeped. It immobilises politicians.
Asma Jahangir
Our public lands are one of our state’s greatest gifts – from the San Gabriel Mountains, to the Central Coast, and through Northwestern California’s forests and rivers.
Alex Padilla
I grew up in West Philly, and I took an acting class at Temple University there. Then, after school, I moved to San Francisco.
Colman Domingo
Two days a week, I go to my office at The Grotto, a writer’s collective in San Francisco. I get there at 8:15 and write until around 1 or 2 P.M.
Kaui Hart Hemmings
Nothing important has ever come out of San Francisco, Rice-a-Roni aside.
Michael O’Donoghue
My dad is black and my mom is white. It was not in vogue to be an interracial couple in the 1970s in South Texas. After my parents moved to San Antonio, it took almost a year for them to find their first home.
Will Hurd
I love this city. I’m raising my family here. I’m vested in it just like every San Diegan is. I want the best for us.
Kevin Faulconer
I arrived in the U.S.A. in 1935, to San Francisco. I got the boat from China, and I didn’t even speak English. I could read a little, perhaps write a little, but that was all. It was a 17-day journey, and I learnt to speak English from the stewards.
I. M. Pei
I surfed from Baja California to San Francisco when there were only nine or 10 surfers on the entire Pacific Coast. I spent three-month summer vacations in our High Sierra cabin 60 miles from the nearest road. I drank milk from my own ranch.
Jackie Coogan
When I was nine, we moved to Stanford University in San Francisco so that my father could do a Ph.D. I went to Terman Junior High in Palo Alto. It was terrible, because my hormones were all over the place, and I became an ugly adolescent full of rage and loathing.
Caroline Lawrence
My dream is to retire as a San Francisco 49er.
Vernon Davis
Boulder was not the small town I had expected. It is a vivacious community of sophisticated people, who have the same aspirations and expectations you find in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Kimbal Musk
I was in Tower Records in San Francisco a few weeks ago, buying some cassettes, and a couple of people recognized me and ran up with albums, and I just wanted to cover my face and have a seizure or something. I want people to just go away.
Christine McVie
Basic SEAL training is six months of long, torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacles courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet and miserable.
William H. McRaven
We always see Aung San as a strong, tough woman. There are two stories running in parallel. You see the contradictions between the East and the West, and you see someone who does mundane and normal things – someone who’s supposed to be a housewife – and then someone who’s become important and imprisoned.
Michelle Yeoh
My mother is cursed with making the best biryani in town. I know everyone says that about their mothers cooking, but this is different. When theres anything going down in Californias San Fernando Valley, she gets a call.
Sohla El-Waylly
Ensuring the San Luis Valley’s Radar data is fully integrated into National Weather Service systems will improve weather forecasting and warnings across southern Colorado for the benefit of farmers, ranchers, tourists, first responders, water district managers, and the general population.
Lauren Boebert
As an undergraduate majoring in biology at the University of California, San Diego, I worked on infectious diseases at the nearby Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
Kathleen Rubins
In San Francisco, I am proud to say that one of my first mandates as district attorney was that my staff would never ask the court to impose money bail. If we believe someone is too dangerous to be released, then it doesn’t matter how wealthy they are – we should ask the court to detain them.
Chesa Boudin
I was living in San Francisco so I got back into yoga, bought myself a mountain bike and a puppy, and started living my life. And incidentally, I started making a record without realising it.
Darren Hayes
It was in the open market that we found Joe DiMaggio with the San Francisco Seals. A bad knee had scared everybody else off DiMaggio. But we risked $25,000 in cash and five players, and landed a star whom I would not sell for $250,000.
Jacob Ruppert
I mostly get noticed in shopping malls, airports, red states. The Cheesecake Factory. I am more likely to get stopped in San Antonio or Oakland than in New York or L.A.
Max Joseph
Think of de-escalation as a guardrail that helps slow down a situation, so both officers and San Diegans go home safely.
Kevin Faulconer
Medical knowledge and technical savvy are biodegradable. The sort of medicine that was practiced in Boston or New York or Atlanta fifty years ago would be as strange to a medical student or intern today as the ceremonial dance of a !Kung San tribe would seem to a rock festival audience in Hackensack.
Lewis Thomas
Together, we’re going to transform San Diego into a YIMBY city!
Kevin Faulconer
San Francisco is a city; L.A. is a collection of suburbs that have very little in common with one another.
Orson Bean
I forgot that San Francisco is not an angry city like New York. Gays have gotten what they wanted there over the years, unlike New York, where we had to fight for everything.
Larry Kramer
San Diego, in fact, is one of the hardest places to sel

San Diego, in fact, is one of the hardest places to sell Mexican food. You just cross the border into Tijuana and they have better food that’s more authentic and for half the price.
Marcela Valladolid
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 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 run in London, in San Francisco – any city that’s got a waterfront or park.
Danny Meyer
I’ve been lucky to conduct the very best orchestras in the world: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Berlin, the London Philharmonic.
Itzhak Perlman
From life sciences to manufacturing, San Diego’s economy depends on federal policies that encourage the cross-border exchange of goods and ideas.
Kevin Faulconer
I think San Francisco is the best place in the whole world for an easy life.
Imogen Cunningham
I don’t know how it plays in San Francisco. But I can tell you I came out, during a reelection campaign, in Indiana, while Mike Pence was the governor. And I wound up winning reelection by 80 percent.
Pete Buttigieg
I move between San Francisco and Paris… I have a wonderful beach house in California.
Danielle Steel
I love San Francisco and Brighton has something of San Francisco about it. It’s by the sea, there’s a big gay community, a feeling of people being there because they enjoy their life there.
Brian Eno
The environment of San Francisco has so much history to it that I really appreciate. Musically, socially, and culturally. There’s this new culture of people; it’s a crazy place to be.
After I arrived in Mountain View, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, I entered sixth grade and quickly grew to love my new home, family and culture. I discovered a passion for language, though it was hard to learn the difference between formal English and American slang.
Jose Antonio Vargas
When I was in my late 30s, I lit a figure on fire on Baker Beach in San Francisco. It was me, a friend, and maybe eight people, tops. There wasn’t any premeditation to it at all. It was really just a product of San Franciscan bohemian milieu.
Larry Harvey
I went to San Diego State and one of our home courses was Barona Creek. It’s this open, no-tree look.
Xander Schauffele
Fighting Cung Le in San Jose is an absolute dream not only for myself but for the city.
Frank Shamrock
In 1938, when I had decided that the only way to see the country was in a trailer, and I built the trailer which I still have and lived in it for eighteen months, and learned America from San Diego to the Canadian border, from Miami to New Jersey, and east to west in between.
Leslie Charteris
I found that part of it towards San Salvador extending from north to south five leagues, and the other side which we coasted along, ran from east to west more than ten leagues.
Christopher Columbus
And so we were asleep there in San Diego. And our pilot called us. And his brother was on one of the other planes. And when he was leaving the airport, he saw in his rear view mirror that there was an explosion.
Reba McEntire
I was born in Panama, the Republic of Panama, on July 16, 1948 in Panama City, in an area called San Felipe.
Ruben Blades
We did a year of Uber in San Francisco before we went to a second city. You get those processes down, then you really get started.
Travis Kalanick
My family, we’re indigenous people from San Luis Potosi in Central Mexico. My father moved to Detroit and brought all of us because the automobile companies were paying great wages.
Sixto Rodriguez
San Francisco is a breathtakingly beautiful city, with lots of great contrasts between dark and light, often overlapping each other. It’s a great setting for a horror story.
Christopher Moore
I used to travel in tennis shoes; I am just not allowed to anymore. I’m an old hippie from San Francisco.
Amy Irving
In San Diego we have a chance to be the dominant hub for nanotech, biotech, life sciences.
Kevin Faulconer
San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities.
Cecil Beaton
I did not allow tent encampments on the streets when I was mayor of San Diego.
Kevin Faulconer
I always say my three dream wins would be San Remo, Champs-Elysees, and World Championships.
Sam Bennett
I think I have femininity, I have masculinity, but I get to use all of Jeffrey, and that’s very powerful. And this is what I always thought when I went down in my little basement in San Francisco, where I grew up, and daydreamed about being an actor: It felt like this. This is what it felt like.
Jeffrey Tambor
As soon as I understood what was going on in San Francisco, which was in 1965 and ’66, I immediately left Chicago where I was working in a nightclub that was being shaken down by the mafia and the police for payments. I mean, it was a real thug world.
Steve Miller
I used to stand on the corner in San Diego with poems sticking out of my hip pocket, asking people if there was a place where I could read poems. The audience is half of the poem.
Juan Felipe Herrera
I went to college at San Francisco State and supported myself working the graveyard shift at a brewery and did a little theater. It was great. I’d do Shakespeare and stuff like that.
David Carradine
There was an immediate connection with the Bay Area fro

There was an immediate connection with the Bay Area from when I first came out years ago. Somehow, I always knew there would be. They embraced me as a sort of honorary San Franciscan for some reason.
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
I feel like I’ve made some good memories in San Antonio. I feel like I’m in a really good family in San Antonio. They understand me. I understand them.
LaMarcus Aldridge
We need more housing in San Francisco, plain and simple, and we especially need more affordable housing for our low-income households, seniors, teachers, formerly homeless people, veterans, and middle-income residents.
London Breed
I’m from San Bernardino, California. It’s, like, all cows and dairies and very open.
Cameron Dallas
I realized that it’s all really one, that John Lennon was correct. We utilize the music to bring down the walls of Berlin, to bring up the force of compassion and forgiveness and kindness between Palestines, Hebrews. Bring down the walls here in San Diego, Tijuana, Cuba.
Carlos Santana
When the government picked companies and gave them monopoly rights to frequencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles and New York and Chicago, it was picking the winners of the competition; it wasn’t setting the terms of the competition.
Robert McChesney
I try to do my best and enjoy every moment at San Sebastian, because I do not know if I will stay here.
Carlos Vela
I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in the ’60s at San Francisco State, and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit: one was Elizabeth Bishop.
Thom Gunn
The 1890s was a decade when life began to change in urban America. Modern conveniences that we now take for granted came into use; women’s roles became less restrictive; and San Francisco, a port city with influences from all over the world, was a lively place in which to reside.
Marcia Muller
To me… San Francisco is an ideal city, intellectually stimulating and naturally beautiful. The oceans and forests are close enough to refresh the spirit; the architecture is always exciting.
Ruth Bernhard
My parents moved to San Francisco from India when I was a year old.
Sid Sriram
San Diego is the best city in the world.
Eric Weddle
I had decided on L.A. because I felt like I could handle the cost of living out there. It was just too difficult in San Francisco and New York.
Gina Schock
The overwhelming success of San Antonio B-Cycle has proven that San Antonio is a model city for bike-sharing, and as we work toward creating a fitter city, the bike-share program encourages a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Julian Castro
I was very involved in back of the house, and finding good people is by far the hardest thing. So, when you’re living in a place like New York or San Francisco, where the cost of living is so high, finding great people is very hard. Even finding remotely reliable people.
J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
As a child, we visited the San Juan Islands during the summer. Kayaking, big family meals, playing on the beach – great memories!
Zoe McLellan
San Francisco has always been a haven for misfits and weirdos. I’m both of those, which is why I came here.
Michael Franti
I grew up in San Diego with immigrant parents, before the food blogs, before this kind of celebrity chef culture we know now.
Samin Nosrat
From the time I moved to San Francisco in 1967 to play with the Steve Miller Band, there was a lot of support in the music community for one cause or another, but this one was special because it was put on by people who understood where musicians’ hearts are.
Boz Scaggs
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
Growing up in San Antonio, I was the dork at the Friday night football games with my head buried in a book – Jack Kerouac or Oscar Wilde, years before I really understood them.
Amy Chozick
We got a lot of gay fan mail when the show first started. Something to do with being in San Francisco and being a big, burly guy with a big moustache. But we’re both happily married. To women.
Jamie Hyneman
As a young surgeon in training at the University of California San Francisco General Hospital in the early ’80s, my colleagues and I were inundated with an epidemic of young men with fevers, rashes, swollen lymph nodes and eventually death.
Richard Carmona
Sammy Sosa grew up without a father in the back of a converted public hospital in San Pedro de Macoris, a dusty seaside town in the Dominican Republic. His father, Juan Montero, died when Sosa was 5.
Bill Dedman
As San Antonio Spurs players, we have a responsibility for our community.
Patty Mills
I think what you call ‘metropolitan America’ – as in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles – I think there’s more awareness of the atypical, while in more traditional Britain, there’s the kitchen-sink dramas and thrillers. It’s more formulaic.
Irvine Welsh
I was 16. In the middle of the night, I took a taxi to the Detroit train station – or maybe it was the Pontiac train station? – and got on a train to Chicago, then transferred to a train to San Diego where my boyfriend was living at the time.
Elizabeth Reaser
I knew that if I had an opportunity to play out the majority of my career in San Francisco, and hopefully my whole career in San Francisco, that was – it was an easy call for me.
Buster Posey
When I started touring and coming to San Francisco, especially, I felt the most at home in America, other than in New York.
I love San Francisco.
Steve Miller
Fighting for tenants' rights has never been about polit

Fighting for tenants’ rights has never been about political posturing for me. It’s very personal. It’s why I fight for everyone who’s struggling to stay in San Francisco.
London Breed
Maui reminded me of San Diego: beautiful, but crowded.
Larry Ellison
The reason I’m in San Diego is not because I want distance from South Africa but because I want proximity to the people I love. But I don’t envy growing up in America. As ugly as aspects of it were, my biggest blessing was to be born a South African.
Athol Fugard
A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers – not just as people delivering this base service, but giving their clients spiritual help. It’s almost like being an actor, playing a different part for each trick.
James Franco
I’ve been all over the world. I love New York, I love Paris, San Francisco, so many places. But there’s no place like New Orleans. It’s got the best food. It’s got the best music. It’s got the best people. It’s got the most fun stuff to do.
Harry Connick, Jr.
I studied engineering in the national university, the Universidad Autonoma, in San Ildefonso. There is art everywhere, murals on the walls. It’s beautiful.
Carlos Slim
I recognized that I was a nobody in San Antonio, but working for the Trumps would be everything.
Brad Parscale
Imagine for a second that the Golden Gate had not been built. This place in the San Francisco Bay would be one of the many beautiful places along the Pacific Coast – but that’s all. Once you put the bridge there, you distinguish it from any other place in the world.
Santiago Calatrava
I worked at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, lived there for three years, and lived in Baltimore for 12 years.
Wendell Pierce
I lived in Wisconsin for a while, so I keep my eyes on the Packers. I grew up in San Diego, so there’s the Chargers, but outside of that, I’m really kind of lame because I don’t have a specific team I pull for.
Jimmie Johnson
With places like Spotify and YouTube broadcasting these days, you get a track made in San Francisco broadcasting in London moments later, so it’s more global now.
The first thing I do when I get back to my hometown, San Antonio, is eat Whataburger.
Austin Mahone
In our works at Bethlehem and San Francisco, and all over the United States, I adopted this system: I pay the managers practically no salary. I make them partners in the business, only I don’t let them share in the efforts of any other man.
Charles M. Schwab
I was actually born in New York, and spent some of my childhood in Boston. But my family moved to San Diego when I was 12, and I went to high school here.
Jandy Nelson
I was born in San Antonio, TX, but moved to Lakewood, CO in elementary school. Then, I moved to Valley Center, CA in high school.
Katie Leclerc
Before I got into grad school, I used to work as a deck hand on these ferry boats in San Francisco, and they did day tours. It wasn’t a bad job. I made decent money. But you were sitting down all day, tying up the boat, wiping it down. For some guys, that’s a dream job, but for me it was kind of torture.
Mahershala Ali
I definitely tried to skateboard in middle school, and being from San Diego, surf and skate culture is a big, prevalent thing. But I was not that good – I was kind of a chubby kid and didn’t totally master skating.
Kyle Mooney
I knew San Francisco when it was a wild place during Prohibition. There were more speakeasies than churches, and you could always get a drink.
Jackie Coogan
Can you name me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don’t think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake.
Gordon Sinclair
I was born in San Bernardino in summer of ’91 and grew up in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Victorville.
Lakeith Stanfield
I like anyplace warm. I like Captiva and Sarasota, in Florida, and I like San Diego. But really, anywhere my kids want to go is good with me.
Paul Wahlberg
I had no idea where these kids at a small private college in the San Fernando Valley were coming from, why they were coming to hear me, or what they needed to know.
David Antin
AIM started in 1997, and I remember when I started using it in earnest, in 1999, when I joined from ‘The San Jose Mercury News’. We digital journalism pioneers communicated obsessively by AIM, and as a newbie, I recall being amazed that the whole newsroom was ‘chatting’ this way.
Adam Lashinsky
Growing up in San Diego, I can remember going with my brother to see bands like Pennywise and NOFX – good punk bands that were fast and tight.
Vic Fuentes
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
My brother and I used to collect comic books in San Francisco.
Benjamin Bratt
I was an apprentice at the San Francisco Ballet, and a casting director came to one of our rehearsals to scout talent for ‘Center Stage.’ I landed the role of Jodie.
Amanda Schull
I love Major League Soccer, covered the first game in 1996 in a funky stadium in San Jose, and I applaud just about every move that its commissioners, Garber and Doug Logan, have made.
George Vecsey
Left the ranch in 1883, went to California, going through the States and territories, reached Ogden the latter part of 1883, and San Francisco in 1884.
Calamity Jane
I was homeless and I was in San Diego and I started singing in a local coffee shop and people started coming to hear me sing.
I grew up in San Francisco, and I trained as a ballet dancer until college.
Chloe Benjamin
On another level, I want to mention that I have a stron

On another level, I want to mention that I have a strong Jewish identity and – over the years – have been involved in several Jewish projects, such as the establishment of a strong program of Judaic Studies at the University of California in San Diego.
Walter Kohn
There’s a famous slogan here in the Bavarian dialect, and we use it inside Bayern Munich. We say, ‘Mia san mia.’ Literally, it is, ‘We are we,’ but it means, ‘We are who we are.’ That’s not being very arrogant, but we are very confident about our ability to win the game. It is about a winning mentality.
Bastian Schweinsteiger
There are some really wealthy hedge fund billionaires in San Francisco who have pledged a lot of money for Democratic candidates to argue for cap and trade and carbon tax and all these things.
Ron DeSantis
San Diego is living proof that a healthy economy, low unemployment rate and strong international ties are not mutually exclusive.
Kevin Faulconer
I don’t want San Francisco to be just a place where people just move for opportunities.
London Breed
While San Diego is continuing to produce world-class businesses that are changing lives with breakthroughs like mapping the human genome, we should also use innovation and technology to map a better future for our children.
Kevin Faulconer
There’s a certain attitude that you’ll experience in San Francisco. You could call it hubris.
Alexandra C. Pelosi
I came to San Antonio, and it’s known for the River Walk. So I was just doing some sightseeing, I looked at the bridge and I thought, ‘Man, if I do a flip off this bridge, that would be super-cool.’ I don’t recommend anybody jump off that bridge.
Chicago is constantly auditioning for the world, determined that one day, on the streets of Barcelona, in Berlin’s cabarets, in the coffee shops of Istanbul, people will know and love us in our multidimensional glory, dream of us the way they dream of San Francisco and New York.
Mary Schmich
Even though he’s a third-generation San Franciscan, my father’s very European in some ways, and he loves wine.
Gavin Newsom
New York and San Francisco are distinctly different. San Francisco is driving the American media, not New York. You have young, microwaved millionaires and billionaires reshaping the American media in a way that reflects San Francisco values.
Jason Whitlock
If there was a street synonymous with San Francisco, it’s Market Street. It is the everyday backbone of the City, with hundreds of thousands of people traveling along it on foot, bike, bus, or streetcar. It’s where we gather to celebrate our victories and protest injustices.
London Breed
Mostly, whenever I’m booked to do instruction, I just play a little bit and get people to ask questions. We’ll play some music for ’em, ’til somebody hollers out, ‘Play ‘Milk Cow Blues’ or ‘Play ‘San Antonio Rose.’ We play requests and demonstrate our music.
Johnny Gimble
I’ve been interested in China ever since I was a kid. When I was a kid, I grew up in San Francisco about a mile from China Beach.
Russell Freedman
It’s funny, but when there are dominant teams, there are a number of people who rail about the fact that they’re always seeing the Dallas Cowboys or the San Francisco 49ers or the Green Bay either in the playoffs or in the Super Bowl.
Al Michaels
I wanted to see if I could win a championship in San Antonio.
Jason Kidd
This is pool. This is setting up your next shot, and I always want to make sure when we’re setting up San Antonio’s next shot we have a good shot at making sure that we continue to build our infrastructure in such a way that San Antonio will be a player for years to come in national defense issues.
Pete Gallego
San Suu’s story will always involve politics, but the essence is the love story.
Michelle Yeoh
When I was a kid I had a ball in San Francisco because my Uncle Lou was a gripman on the California cable car line.
Jackie Coogan
My claim to fame has always been that iconic picture that ended up in ‘The San Francisco Chronicle’ of Bill Russell jumping over my head.
Johnny Mathis
In San Francisco, I lived in Bayview-Hunters Point.
My father is Jaime Rodriguez from San Antonio, Texas, and I’ve got one whole half of my family that’s Mexican through and through.
James Roday
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
Families in Logan, West Virginia, were going through the same struggles as families in the Bronx, San Francisco, and Houston. This was not a West Virginia problem. This is an American problem, and it has to change.
Richard Ojeda
To me, everything outside of Los Angeles is the ‘south,’ including places like San Diego. It’s sort of like the saying, ‘Everything is God.’ Indeed it is.
Buzz Osborne
I almost threw up the first time I set foot inside the University of California, San Francisco’s Comprehensive Care Center and joined the stream of thin, slow-moving, low-voiced, gray-skinned people. I didn’t want to be one of the pitied, the struck-down.
Kelly Corrigan
I’m from San Jose, CA, which is very diverse, and I grew up around a lot of different types of people.
Anjelah Johnson
Playing football in San Francisco was almost a transcendental experience.
Steve Young
I remember I was in a San Francisco nightclub, and I started talking to some girl, and it was like, ‘Hey, what’s going on, what’s your name?’ You know, ‘Where are you from?’ I go, ‘I’m from Iran.’ And literally, she just looked at me and walked away.
Maz Jobrani
I would love to shoot in San Francisco permanently. It would be such a joy to come back home full circle.
Michael Trucco
For 25 years, it has been my privilege to represent the city of San Francisco and the great state of California; to work to strengthen our vibrant middle class; to secure opportunity and equality.
Nancy Pelosi
Unlike accredited zoos like the Bronx Zoo, San Diego Zo

Unlike accredited zoos like the Bronx Zoo, San Diego Zoo, the Los Angeles Zoo, these are private menageries, and these people are frightened and there is an existential fear that they are going to be shut down by the government, by PETA, by HSUS, by animal rights groups. So they, generally, are very guarded.
Eric Goode
I grew up in San Francisco in the 1970s. We were part of a church that belonged to the California Jesus movement.
Sara Zarr
I love going to San Diego.
Cody Bellinger
There are so many Clippers fans in San Diego.
Jared Dudley
San Francisco is a place that stands up for our LGBTQ communities.
London Breed
I just started the way most comics start, doing open mic shows around Sacramento and San Francisco, and eventually, I moved to L.A. After about four or five years in L.A., I got the call to join the ‘The Daily Show.’
Hasan Minhaj
We need to renew our commitment to ‘One San Diego’ in 2019.
Kevin Faulconer
When I was a prosecutor in San Francisco I would get advice on trying cases from public defenders and defense attorneys.
Christine Pelosi
There’s a difference between performing in Philadelphia to New York as much as a difference between playing in Luton and playing in San Francisco, y’know what I mean?
Pete Doherty
PetCo in San Diego is great. That park has a great vibe to it.
Buster Posey
I graduated from UC San Diego, wanted to work in film to get my hands-on real experience, did music videos, TV, feature films, all kinds of stuff.
Ziad Doueiri
I’m originally from San Francisco. I might move there some day. But, I like L.A., I have fun in L.A. It’s a fun town if you’ve got money in your pocket. It’s a good town.
Sam Rockwell
My first gig with Metallica was at San Quentin State Penitentiary.
Robert Trujillo
San Antonio is like a military town. It’s like literally – when I was growing up there, there were five Air Force bases, plus Fort Sam Houston. I was always sort of near the military.
Steve Earle
I wanted to go to San Antonio. I told them I was coming. I had to tell them that I was changing my mind and staying with the Nets. It was a day later when I had to tell them, but when I got back to Jersey, when I started thinking about the process, I felt a little more comfortable staying home.
Jason Kidd
The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning.
Brian Ferneyhough
Immediately after the San Bernardino shooting, when it was unclear whether Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik were motivated by a terroristic ideology, the focus of the conversation was on gun laws.
Lawrence M. Krauss
I would watch San Antonio play and see plays I recognized from the Russian team, the Yugoslavian team.
Toni Kukoc
In Zurich, in a cafe overlooking the Limmat, I ate butter-drenched white asparagus pulled from the ground that morning; it had the aftertaste of champagne. I’ve been able to appreciate epic meals in San Francisco, New Orleans, Berlin, Paris, Las Vegas.
J. R. Moehringer
The San Gabriel Valley, stretching from Pasadena to Pomona, is especially starved for open space. The valley has a rich array of ethnically diverse communities, but it also has some of the highest rates of childhood obesity and diabetes in the state.
Frances Beinecke
I had a big step here in San Antonio, good help, great work. I learned a lot. Everybody helped me, great and smart people. They helped me a lot and made me better player.
Boban Marjanovic
Many people in San Francisco know me, and they know my persistence.
Cindy Sheehan
I messed around in high school, but I pretty much put it away until I did a television show in San Francisco.
Gary Cole
My family moved a lot as a kid. We started in Colorado, where I lived for five years. We moved to Chicago for two years, to San Francisco for one year, Connecticut for seven, Oregon for a couple years, and then I went to school. So I was always moving, I’m still always moving.
Gus Van Sant
What draws us to a city like San Francisco is the same thing that draws entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers to WeWork: it’s the creative atmosphere, the technical sophistication, and the strong sense of community.
Miguel McKelvey
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
When I look at the pictures on my wall of San Diego or pop in highlight tapes of the Super Bowl, I’m reminded of where I want to be.
Joel Glazer
I’ve played D&D for years. I’m a comic book guy. Comic-Con in San Diego is nerd Christmas for me.
Brian Posehn
You’d have a hard time finding anything better than Barcelona for food, as far as being a hub. Given a choice between Barcelona and San Sebastian to die in, I’d probably want to die in San Sebastian.
Anthony Bourdain
Homelessness isn’t just an issue in San Francisco. It’s an issue throughout California and up and down the West Coast. We need to support policies that address our twin troubles of housing affordability and homelessness at the state-level.
London Breed
My favorite afternoon snack as a child in San Diego was a still-steaming flour tortilla purchased at the taqueria down the street from my school, and I’ve yearned for them ever since I moved away.
Samin Nosrat
I love San Francisco. I have a lot of memories there.

I love San Francisco. I have a lot of memories there.
Rosalynn Carter
Every time I stepped on the practice field when I was in San Diego, I dreaded going to work. It wasn’t any fun. I didn’t like the people I was playing with. They didn’t like me.
Ryan Leaf
San Francisco is like, the most expensive city to live in, in the United States.
Patti Harrison
When I was 13, I began relaxing my hair, and that meant when I turned 18 it began to crack and fall off, and when I began anchoring, I had short, stubbly pieces of hair. And trying to report in San Francisco with fog meant my hair swelled.
Soledad O’Brien
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
My home is San Francisco – that is definitely what I consider my home.
Winona Ryder
The thing that was great about San Jose State was, I got connected with some very good professors.
Brian Krzanich
San Anita is a beautiful track. It’s not too far from my house in L.A., and it’s a beautiful place to go and watch the horses run.
Kevin Connolly
In 2004, I was visiting my cousins in San Francisco and we were in a restaurant talking in Punjabi. We suddenly saw heads turn. And one of the Americans at the restaurant abused us and called my cousins, ‘turban-headed Osamas.’ That strengthened my resolve to make a film that highlights the issue.
Puneet Issar
I always loved music and was drawn to it and affected by it. But it wasn’t until I got to San Diego that I started exploring music more.
Andra Day
I’ve never had a problem finding a team, a league, or a pickup game. Actually, I’m not sure I want soccer to get bigger. We have so many teams in San Francisco that there aren’t enough fields.
Rabih Alameddine
Setting San Francisco on a course to sustainability will require all of us to work in concert on a number of ambitious efforts.
London Breed
The biggest killer to funny is hyper sensitivity to certain subject matter and Montreal is as guilty of that as L.A. or New York or San Francisco.
Jim Norton
San Francisco’s my home town, you know.
Jackie Coogan
In San Francisco, I found Warren Levinson, who had set up a program to study Rous Sarcoma Virus, an archetype for what we now call retroviruses. At the time, the replication of retroviruses was one of the great puzzles of animal virology. Levinson, Levintow and I joined forces in the hope of solving that puzzle.
J. Michael Bishop
I grew up in San Francisco. And I grew up with gay parents.
Chloe Benjamin
When I’m not working, my family and I have a house in the San Juan Islands. We’ve been here since ’94.
Elizabeth Pena
The bridge to Coronado Island off San Diego was built because the mob had a hotel there and needed a way to get people out there.
Don Winslow
Playing in Milan is never easy because the San Siro always commands great performances.
Massimiliano Allegri
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
I love San Francisco for the music culture. There’s this vibe there that I can’t find anywhere else in the world. Easily one of the best places on the sea coast.
Tash Sultana
At the end of the day, I live in Silicon Valley and L.A., and for selfish reasons, I’d love to have Los Angeles and San Francisco connected with the Hyperloop.
Shervin Pishevar
As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that, in the event of natural or man-made disasters, San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected.
Gavin Newsom
San Francisco is gone. Nothing remains of it but memories.
Jack London
I came to San Antonio without knowing anything about the city.
Manu Ginobili
I can’t tell you how nice and genuine the people of San Antonio are… it reminds me a lot of Australia.
Patty Mills
I’m a huge fan of the Bay Area so I always love coming to San Francisco.
Ezra Koenig
What I learned with tech companies is I gotta give people room to experiment, and also to make what might later on be a mistake. This is the attitude I want to build within San Francisco – give some time to the tech community.
Ed Lee
I couldn’t be happier in San Jose. They’re a class organization.
Joe Thornton
San Francisco is a great startup community that you shouldn’t even try to model yourself after because it’s just special.
David Cohen
When we first started Glitch, there were four co-founders of the company. We built Flickr and worked together at Yahoo and then started Tiny Speck. We were split in Vancouver, New York, and San Francisco. So we used an old chat technology called IRC. Almost nothing went through email.
Stewart Butterfield
I grew up half in South Central and half in the San Fer

I grew up half in South Central and half in the San Fernando valley.
Cheech Marin
I grew up in Oregon, and then I lived in San Francisco and New York.
Rachel Kushner
Just before my final year of high school, my brother, sister and I moved with my mother to San Francisco.
Eric Allin Cornell
I live in San Francisco, and I love it.
Ayesha Curry
We’d been living in the Arkansas Ozarks, then the Missouri Ozarks, because it is so inexpensive and does have natural wonders, but we shuffled things and moved to San Francisco, the corner of Dashiell Hammett and Pine.
Daniel Woodrell
130 of Automattic’s 150 employees work outside of our San Francisco headquarters. Why are so many companies stuck in this factory model of working?
Matt Mullenweg
In San Francisco, the majority of the restaurants are ingredient-driven. In New York, that is true as well, but there’s also a greater focus on technique.
Daniel Humm
A part of me will stay at La Real and San Sebastian.
Carlos Vela
With San Cisco, young kids are more willing to yell at whoever is standing on stage. The difference between the yelling and the quietness is if the older crowd are quiet, they’re showing you respect. When you do get a cheer back from them, it’s special because they are actually listening.
With commitment and the right investments, we can create a San Francisco where no one is forced, relegated, or allowed to sleep on the streets, and where no one endures addiction or mental illness on the streets without supportive and effective services.
London Breed
The Chargers are a huge San Diego asset.
Kevin Faulconer
There were ‘big stars’ at the Alamo! Bowie, Crockett! It is a huge political event because it, and the events at Goliad and San Jacinto, changed the look of a map of America. America would be a very different place if Texas had remained Mexican.
Phil Collins
Actually, have you ever heard Sylvester’s live version of ‘Mighty Real’ that was recorded in San Francisco? If I listen to that, I never fail to get goose bumps all over. I go crazy. That song just makes me so emotional.
Jimmy Somerville
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California in the 1970s. My friends and I were into bicycle motocross and into skateboarding in empty swimming pools. Those activities shaped my generation.
Scott Borchetta
When I got in this profession, as a young guy, as a college coach at San Jose State, I knew right then that I had a passion to do this, to touch people’s lives, to develop young men in the game of football.
Herm Edwards
During grade school, we moved to a white, working-class suburb in San Diego, and there were no Mexicans.
Luis Alberto Urrea
I brag like hell when I’m confident of what I’m doing. Back when I was sailing ships for a living, I would take a schooner up to San Francisco – I had my master’s certificate at 22 – and I would tell myself, ‘There isn’t a man in the world can do this better ‘n I can.’ And I meant it.
Sterling Hayden
You see 6,000 times more tech companies in San Francisco than you see in Seattle. All the money is in San Francisco when you look at the venture fund maps. The PR is in San Francisco. The centricity of the industry is in San Francisco.
Robert Scoble
I was stationed at a marine recruit depot in San Diego from 1965 to 1967.
R. Lee Ermey
I love going back to cities where I had a strong fan base – like San Antonio, Minneapolis – those were really good fan bases, like Iowa and Chicago.
Bret Hart
I once did a flip-flop joke in San Diego, and I got booed… but it’s all in good fun.
Sebastian Maniscalco
I didn’t come from the elites. I didn’t come from the Northeast or from San Francisco. I came from a southern Ohio steel town, and it’s a town that’s really struggling in a lot of ways, ways that are indicative of the broader struggles of America’s working class.
J. D. Vance
My mom was born in San Diego, around Vista. So we’ve always been California people.
Gracie Gold
It was totally insane doing goat yoga in San Francisco.
Gino D’Acampo
The Rough Riders brought honor to San Antonio by winning battles in Cuba throughout the summer of 1898, and Roosevelt became a Texas folk hero overnight.
Douglas Brinkley
Growing up in San Diego, my main interests were the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, ‘Star Wars,’ baseball cards, and drawing.
Kyle Mooney
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
People always thought I’d never get elected outside San Francisco; I was always more worried that I’d never get elected again inside San Francisco.
Gavin Newsom
I do think your environment really plays into how you create. I lived in San Francisco for a bit, and I felt like I lived in the Matrix – so my music had that paranoid-of-the-outside sound to it.
Flying Lotus
Simon Bolivar turned over all of his land. He freed all of his slaves, and he turned them into soldiers, and he brought them here. He brought them to Peru and Carabobo, and he worked together with the troops of San Martin to liberate this continent. That is Simon Bolivar.
Hugo Chavez
It’s not just about talking. It’s about – can you actually achieve objectives? I was very proud of what we were able to do in San Diego on a bipartisan basis.
Kevin Faulconer
I got out of college and I went to get my master's in c

I got out of college and I went to get my master’s in creative writing at San Francisco State. I was working as an actor at the Actor’s Workshop, being abused as a intern.
Peter Coyote
I used to go to San Diego all the time to hang out. My cousin played for the San Diego Padres, and my brother lives down there. I love going to the zoo and walking around Old Town.
Drake Bell
We have a great, positive relationship with Mexico. The Tijuana mayor crosses into San Diego, we talk all the time and vice verses. It’s about neighbors working together, and that’s my very clear message about a bi-national region that works. That’s a competitive advantage.
Kevin Faulconer
I grew up not liking coffee, even though I’m from Brazil. Then I realized when I moved to San Francisco that it’s not that I don’t like coffee, I just didn’t like the coffee I’d had before. I fell in love with my morning cup of coffee, and my second one at 11 A.M., and so on and so forth.
Mike Krieger
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
Most inspiration still comes from bicycling around San Francisco. This city never fails to inspire me. It is one of the most vibrant cities – especially visually – with a constant influx of young energy arriving daily. I love it.
Barry McGee
The main thing I learned in San Diego was I can’t do this and compete with the best guys in the world if I’m just doing MMA as a hobby. It has to be my job.
Alexander Gustafsson
I grew up in San Diego, California, and I spent a lot of time in the summer basically living in a bathing suit, you know, get in the car and drive straight to the beach and spend the entire day in that thing, so I always approached bathing suits thinking that they are very much like outfits.
Emily Ratajkowski
I love San Francisco more than any other city outside of Seattle, but I’ve seen it go from a vibrant, creative community to a playground for tech bros.
Ben Gibbard
I would love to someday do a play. I did one when I was very young in San Francisco, where I grew up. A girl can dream.
Winona Ryder
America loses so much of what defines it if you subtract the Chinese influence. I know this because I spent 12 years living in one of America’s most popular tourist destinations: San Francisco. And it would not be one of America’s top tourist destinations without Chinatown.
W. Kamau Bell
When I first came into the league, I was with Tim Dwight in San Diego, and a guy named Eric Parker, who really showed me the work ethic it takes to be an NFL receiver, and I’ve really tried to keep that with me.
Wes Welker
In Tennessee, you can live off fast food. It’s everywhere… But it’s nowhere in San Francisco, and I didn’t know how to navigate the city to eat.
Matt Cain
I never tire of the drive from Phoenix to San Diego, and it is mostly desert, obviously, but you get different varieties of desert terrain.
Rob Halford
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
PayPal, which was founded in 1998, may be the closest thing to a global currency that has ever been created. Based in San Jose, California, the company operates in 190 markets, sending and receiving payments in 24 currencies on behalf of 90 million active members.
Daniel Lyons
Thank God I arrived the day before yesterday, the first of the month, at this port of San Diego, truly a fine one, and not without reason called famous.
Junipero Serra
I dress as a combination of space cowgirl and San Francisco art teacher.
Maggie Rogers
The way things were done in San Antonio gave me a great 19-year look into how you can have sustained success.
Mike Budenholzer
Los Angeles County is one of the most park-poor urban areas in the nation, and the San Gabriel Valley – stretching from Pasadena to Pomona – is especially starved for open space.
Frances Beinecke
I have the ability and the will to lead San Francisco in building more housing. Without it, people like me who grew up in San Francisco, and people who came here for the values we embrace will simply not be able to stay.
London Breed
San Francisco can no longer afford to be a city divided between downtown and neighborhoods, with a downtown that becomes a ghost town when workers go home for the evening.
Gavin Newsom
I’ve run for office, and I’ve stood on street corners, while people walked by me and didn’t want to talk to me, and did not think I was a credible candidate. And then four years later, I was nearly elected mayor of San Francisco, so I know what it takes.
Matt Gonzalez
I kept being told, ‘If you really want to build a start up, you have to be in San Francisco,’ so I ended up taking out a suitcase. It did occur to me to do it in London but it’s very, very difficult to build a start up in London – so I guess I was being lazy.
Ruzwana Bashir
After Survivor, I was driving across country and moving to San Francisco, going to get a job interning at an ad agency. And then they asked me to read for this movie.
Colleen Haskell
As a documentary filmmaker, I couldn’t afford to give my children the lifestyle I had in San Francisco growing up.
Alexandra C. Pelosi
We will never forget the lessons that we learned as a result of San Bruno. It’s really caused us to focus on safety with a laser-like sort of manner. There’s always more work to be done.
Geisha Williams