San Francisco Quotes

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007 — Archived Post

In San Francisco, Halloween is redundant. -- Will Durst

San Francisco has only one drawback. 'Tis hard to leave. -- Rudyard Kipling

There is always inequity in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded, and some men never leave the country, and some men are stationed in the Antartic and some are stationed in San Francisco... Life is unfair. -- John F. Kennedy

The City that knows how. -- William Howard Taft

The cool, grey city of love. -- George Sterling

The Bay Area is so beautiful, I hesitate to preach about heaven while I'm here. -- Billy Graham

I love this city. If I'm elected, I will move the White House to San Francisco. I went to Fisherman's Wharf and they even let me into Allioto`s. It may be Baghdad by the Bay to you, but to me it's Resurrection City -- Robert Kennedy

You are fortunate to live here. If I were your President, I would levy a tax on you for living in San Francisco! -- Mikhail Gorbachev

You wouldn't think such a place as San Francisco could exist. The wonderful sunlight there, the hills, the great bridges, the Pacific at your shoes. Beautiful Chinatown. Every race in the world. The sardine fleets sailing out. The little cable-cars whizzing down The City hills. And all the people are open and friendly. --Dylan Thomas

I have always been rather better treated in San Francisco than I actually deserved. -- Mark Twain

It's simply a very romantic place. Just one look at any of those streets, and you couldn't be anywhere else -- it's so beautiful, and there's that location, and the sense of the free spirit. Who couldn't become ravenous in such a place? -- Julia Child

We're crazy about this city. First time we came here, we walked the streets all day, all over town and nobody hassled us. People smiled, friendly-like, and we knew we could live here. We'd like to keep our place in Greenwich Village and have an apartment here, God and the Immigration Service willing. Los Angeles? That's just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco. -- John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Somehow the great cities of America have taken their places in a mythology that shapes their destiny: Money lives in New York. Power sits in Washington. Freedom sips Cappuccino in a sidewalk cafe in San Francisco. -- Joe Flower