San Francisco Wiki

This page is a collection of famous quotes about San Francisco.

The coldest winter quote[]

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


The above quote is widely attributed to Mark Twain, even though there is no trace of him writing or saying that, in any of his writings or contemporary sources.

Other quotes[]

San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.

—Paul Kantner, musician

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

—Rudyard Kipling

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

—Billy Graham

When you get tired of walking around in San Francisco, you can always lean against it.


You look back and see how hard you worked and how poor you were, and how desperately anxious you were to succeed, and all you can remember is how happy you were.

—Jack London