San Diego Sayings and Quotes

Surf’s up, dudes. With loads of sunshine, laid back living and all the sandy coastline you can handle, San Diego is a beach bum’s paradise. Find out what makes the city cool with the collection of insightful and humorous San Diego quotes below.


My best sunsets are always going to be in my home town, San Diego. Watching the sunset from the Pacific knowing that you're sleeping in your own bed, there's something special about that.     

Jon Foreman

Well, when it comes to inspiration, I come from San Diego originally - it's an un-media-hyped, sleepy sort of town, big on beach culture you know?     

Gary Jules

I was looking for inspiration. I found it in California. The weather was always great, and the majority of San Diego seemed to be youth-and if you weren't 21 and couldn't get into the clubs, you'd go to a coffeehouse and hang out.     

Jason Mraz

San Diego was fantastic. I think there's something about San Diego that is quite different than Los Angeles.     

Donal Logue

There is San Diego - this retirement village, with its prim petticoat, that doesn't want to get too near the water. San Diego worries about all the turds washing up on the lovely, pristine beaches of La Jolla. San Diego wishes Mexico would have fewer babies. And San Diego, like the rest of America, is growing middle-aged.     

Richard Rodriguez

Well, when I was a kid, I grew up in San Diego next to the ocean. The ocean was my friend - my best friend.     

Robert Ballard

San Diego shaped me a lot. The visual landscapes, the emotional panoramas, the teachers and mentors I had from the third grade through San Diego High - it's all a big part of the poetry fountain that I continue to drink from.     

Juan Felipe Herrera

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

To go to San Diego is everything. It's literally everything. It's the ultimate dream. It's the big one.     

Tim Rozon

Los Angeles is like San Diego's older, uglier sister that has herpes.     

Justin Halpern