11 Heartwarming Quotes About San Francisco

Living in San Francisco and around the Bay Area is just inspiring. And 11 famous personalities thinks so too! Here are their heartwarming quotes about the amazing place we call home.


“The Golden Gate Bridge’s daily strip tease from enveloping stoles of mist to full frontal glory is still the most provocative show in town.”
~Mary Moore Mason, editor of British magazine Essentially America

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge


“San Francisco has only one drawback—‘tis hard to leave.”
~Rudyard Kipling


“God took the beauty of the Bay of Naples, the Valley of the Nile, the Swiss Alps, the Hudson River Valley, rolled them into one and made San Francisco Bay.”
~Fiorello La Guardia


“One day if I go to heaven … I’ll look around and say, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.”
~Herb Cain


“The Bay Area is so beautiful, I hesitate to preach about heaven while I’m here.”
~Billy Graham


“The San Francisco Bay Area is the playpen of countercultures.”
~R. Z. Sheppard, Time magazine


“San Francisco itself is art, above all literary art. Every block is a short story, every hill a novel. Every home a poem, every dweller within immortal. That is the whole truth.”
~William Saroyan


“If you’re alive, you can’t be bored in San Francisco. If you’re not alive, San Francisco will bring you to life.”
~William Saroyan


“I have seen few things as beautiful as a 6:30am lift-off from San Francisco International Airport in the autumn. From above, the rippled fog layer laps against the shores of the foothills like a voluminous cotton ocean.”
~Eric Cheng

San Francisco Fog, San Francisco


“I’m proud to have been a Yankee. But I have found more happiness and contentment since I came back home to San Francisco than any man has a right to deserve. This is the friendliest city in the world.”
~Joe DiMaggio


“The ultimate travel destination for me would be one perfect day in San Francisco. There’s no city like it anywhere.”
~Larry King

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