My Favorite San Francisco Quotes

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 head back to Fort Point and with a lot more experience and confidence after surfing every day at sunrise. After thinking about my surf routine, I realized how lucky I am to be living in the Bay Area. It’s quite the playground. I’ve surfed at all known surf breaks and am exploring local beach breaks only known through word of mouth by locals. I hope to surf them all.

For a full list of known beach breaks, check out Surfline (SF-San Mateo) or Wanna Surf (California).

Fort Point is beautiful because the view from the water at the Point is overwhelming: the Bridge overhead, the Marin Headlands to the northwest, Tiburon and Belvedere to the northeast and all of San Francisco straight inland. – Surfline

Read Surfline’s Surf Report of Fort Point here.

Fort Point resides underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Most are surprised that there’s actually a break that’s surfable there until they see it. Most surfers will not attempt to surf here. Why? Because it’s a localized surf spot and can get pretty territorial, but it’s also dangerous since there’s no easy entry and the break is surrounded with boulders and jagged rocks. If you’re brazen enough to surf here, you should read my blog on how to enter the water here.


San Francisco has only one drawback: ’tis hard to leave.

Rudyard Kipling


I don’t know of any other city where you can walk through so many culturally diverse neighbourhoods, and you’re never out of sight of the wild hills.  Nature is very close here.

Gary Snyder 


There’s no question this is where I want to live.  Never has been.

Robin Williams


Any one who doesn’t have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me.

Anthony Bourdain


San Francisco has always been a haven for misfits and weirdos. I’m both of these, which is why I came here.

Michael Franti


It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world.

Oscar Wilde


The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.

Mark Twain



East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State.

O. Henry


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 

Hope you enjoyed reading my favorite San Francisco quotes and checking out my blog. See you in the line up!




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