most iconic San diego quotes

Best Quotes about San Diego

The city of sunny San Diego has been the source of inspiration for not only many people, but great works of art as well. San Diego is set in and mentioned in many of the greatest movies of all time. Not only that but some of the most classic songs are inspired by San Diego. It is no surprise that many celebrities love to visit San Diego and a great deal are even from here! As a result some of the most iconic quotes of all time mention San Diego. From the beautiful beaches of San Diego to the amazing sunsets of San Diego it is no surprise how often San Diego is mentioned in great quotes.

Best San diego Movie quotes

Many of the greatest films are set in sunny San Diego including: Top Gun, Thor, Almost Famous, The Longest Yard and many more. Growing up having anchorman as one of my favorite movies we would constantly quote some of these lines. Even today throughout San Diego you will hear anchorman references. These are some of my personal favorite San Diego movie quotes:

Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means ‘a whale’s vagina’. – Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

You stay classy, San Diego. – Ron Burgundy, “Anchorman”

It’s quite an honor to have the world’s greatest rock critic… and editor of Creem magazine…back home in San Diego for a few days- DJ, Almost Famous

Best San diego Song quotes

San Diego is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world. As such, many musicians find inspiration here when creating music. This inspiration has led to San Diego being mentioned in many of the greatest musical hits. Here is our list of our favorite song quotes about San Diego:

Where the men in their Mercedes Come nightly to employ In the cool San Diego evening The evening services of the border boys – Bruce Springsteen, “Balboa Park”

I know a pretty little place in Southern California, down San Diego way. There’s a little cafe, where they play guitars all night and all day.” – Bruce Springsteen, Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

“Let’s hop in the whip, I’ll take you to San Diego Let’s lay on the beach, baby, we smokin’ that fuego.” – Afrojack, “Ferrari”

“I can’t sleep cause what if I dream of going back to San Diego?” – Blink 182, “San Diego”

“Follow me and come to San Diego. I hear it’s nice and warm in the winter, just leave your coat by the door, you won’t need it anymore.” — The Blenheims, “San Diego”

“Now, I was leaving San Diego in a Chevrolet van, out across the desert into no man’s land. I just love the west you know, sure it’s pretty. But I gotta have me some of that New York City.” – Delbert McClinton, “New York City”

“Come with me to San Diego, we will find our kind of people there. Headin’ south, I’m goin’ where they go for the sunshine and hot air.” – The Foremen, “San Diego”

“Well it was out in California by the San Diego sea, that was when I was taken in and it left its mark on me” – Tom Petty, “Louisiana Rain”

Best celebrity quotes about San Diego

San Diego being only a 2 hour drive from LA is a popular destination for many of the most famous celebrities. Also, since San Diego is so close to Hollywood many local San Diegans are able to easily commute to LA and make their major break. With so many celebrities frequenting San Diego it is no surprise you will hear San Diego mentioned by them. Here’s our favorite picks for the best celebrity quotes about San Diego:

“I grew up in San Diego, California, and i spent a lot of time in the summer basically living in a bathing suit, you know, get in the car and drive straight to the beach and spend the entire day in that thing, so i always approached bathing suits thinking that they are very much like outfits.” –  Emily Ratajkowski

“It’s good to have a lot of once-in-a-lifetimes in your lifetime. If you get the chance to skydive, go skydiving. If you’re offered a part in a weird Shakespeare play in San Diego, slap on some tights and rock out some iambic pentameter.” – Neil Patrick Harris

“I was looking for inspiration. I found it in California. The weather was always great, and the majority of San Diego seemed to be Jason Mraz – “Youth”

Los Angeles is like San Diego’s older, uglier sister that has herpes. – Justin Halpern

Best inspirational quotes San Diego

“Sisterhood means if you happen to be in burma and i happen to be in san diego and i’m married to someone who is very jealous and you’re married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, i have to come.” – Maya Angelou

“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

“When I was a kid in San Diego, I would read fashion magazines and Interview magazine, and all of that really inspired me to create a persona. So by the time I moved to New York, in the early ’80s, I’d learned how to create a persona, and I knew what my persona would be.” – RuPaul