San Diego Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking San Diego Quotes from Marisa Miller, Kevin Faulconer, Vic Fuentes, Neil Patrick Harris, Luis Alberto Urrea. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I think California has some very good looking women… I know Stephanie Seymour is from San Diego, and I know Josie Maran – who’s my very good friend – she’s from Northern California. So I think California produces some good looking women, for sure.
Marisa Miller
I believe that San Diego cannot truly reach its fullest potential until every San Diegan, no matter their ZIP code or race, has the opportunity to reach theirs.
Kevin Faulconer
Growing up in San Diego, I can remember going with my brother to see bands like Pennywise and NOFX – good punk bands that were fast and tight.
Vic Fuentes
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
Spanish was my first language. Honestly, I learned to first speak in Spanish, not English, because my poor mother had to go to San Diego every day to work and then come back. And she would come home when I was an infant long after I was asleep.
Luis Alberto Urrea
I’ve played in San Diego for nine years and gone against my new team a bunch of times, and I’ve always envied their success. I’ve always envied the way they play, the way they go about business.
Eric Weddle
I think at the end of the day, even though I didn’t win a Super Bowl ring, I felt like I backed them up for drafting me. I backed up the San Diego Chargers for picking me with the fifth pick.
LaDainian Tomlinson
The Chargers are a huge San Diego asset.
Kevin Faulconer
Together, we’re going to transform San Diego into a YIMBY city!
Kevin Faulconer
When I grew up it was Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls, the Lakers, the Boston Celtics, those were the teams you loved or hated and me being from San Diego, you loved the Lakers.
Jared Dudley
Basic SEAL training is six months of long, torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacles courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet and miserable.
William H. McRaven
I graduated from UC San Diego, wanted to work in film to get my hands-on real experience, did music videos, TV, feature films, all kinds of stuff.
Ziad Doueiri
On another level, I want to mention that I have a strong Jewish identity and – over the years – have been involved in several Jewish projects, such as the establishment of a strong program of Judaic Studies at the University of California in San Diego.
Walter Kohn
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 important to have an NFL team in San Diego.
Kevin Faulconer
I kind of enjoy just hanging back and relaxing, sort of the San Diego, Southern California vibe, whatever you want to call it.
Xander Schauffele
In 1973, I was offered a professorship at the University of California, San Diego. Although I was certainly not unhappy at Nottingham, I had been there over twenty years from starting undergraduate studies to Professor of Applied Statistics and Econometrics, and I thought that a change of scene was worth considering.
Clive Granger
I decided to see how my voice sounds on different type of records. So I did Eminem and the Biggie, Florence and the Machine, and Muse covers. A couple of them just came from some jam sessions between me and my sister in her bedroom at my father’s house in San Diego.
Andra Day
The bridge to Coronado Island off San Diego was built because the mob had a hotel there and needed a way to get people out there.
Don Winslow
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
I used to go to San Diego all the time to hang out. My cousin played for the San Diego Padres, and my brother lives down there. I love going to the zoo and walking around Old Town.
Drake Bell
It’s not just about talking. It’s about – can you actually achieve objectives? I was very proud of what we were able to do in San Diego on a bipartisan basis.
Kevin Faulconer
Comic-Con is incredibly important to San Diego, but that doesn’t mean we can’t poke a little fun at it!
Steve Breen
I am from San Diego, and I went to college in Boston, so I have seen the opposite coasts.
Jared Dudley
Too much of the national conversation about trade and the border comes from people who have not had the opportunity to step foot in border cities like San Diego.
Kevin Faulconer
San Diego is living proof that a healthy economy, low unemployment rate and strong international ties are not mutually exclusive.
Kevin Faulconer
Like I’m in San Diego today and this is my hometown so I’ve got a lot of my friends coming and I definitely want to put on the best show that I can.
Matt Cameron
At my first amateur fight, I was seven years old. My dad took me to go fight San Diego.
Andy Ruiz Jr.
I flew fighters for the Navy in San Diego for three years, went and did my post-graduate education, and then I was a test pilot in Patuxent River, Maryland, for a few years. I was back in the fleet in the Navy when I was selected to come back here to NASA to become an astronaut.
Alan G. Poindexter
Unlike accredited zoos like the Bronx Zoo, San Diego Zoo, the Los Angeles Zoo, these are private menageries, and these people are frightened and there is an existential fear that they are going to be shut down by the government, by PETA, by HSUS, by animal rights groups. So they, generally, are very guarded.
Eric Goode
I did an ‘Our Town’ in San Diego in the seventies with amateurs that I can tear up just thinking about.
Jack O’Brien
I’m very proud of what we’ve been doing here in San Diego, and the turnaround that’s happened here… We went through some very trying times. This city was literally on the verge of bankruptcy and doing so many things wrong.
Kevin Faulconer
I grew up in Del Mar, Calif., north of San Diego. I got my first job the summer after eighth grade at a small Internet service provider.
David Ulevitch
I don’t think I have a demographic. I was at Comic-Con in San Diego recently, and I was doing a signing, and my line was all military guys, young girls, housewives and guys in wheelchairs. There was just everybody all over the place.
Pamela Adlon
The Chargers are very important to the region, not just the city of San Diego.
Kevin Faulconer
In San Diego we have a chance to be the dominant hub for nanotech, biotech, life sciences.
Kevin Faulconer
I did not allow tent encampments on the streets when I was mayor of San Diego.
Kevin Faulconer
Usually I’ll go to San Diego to hang out with my parents if I want to unwind.
Mario Lopez
The past nine years in San Diego have represented such a period of questioning.
Brian Ferneyhough
I grew up in the streets of San Diego, and I love this city dearly. I love this city. San Diego is my home. Even though I represent Los Angeles, this is my home.
Kevin de Leon
We have a great, positive relationship with Mexico. The Tijuana mayor crosses into San Diego, we talk all the time and vice verses. It’s about neighbors working together, and that’s my very clear message about a bi-national region that works. That’s a competitive advantage.
Kevin Faulconer
We need to renew our commitment to ‘One San Diego’ in 2019.
Kevin Faulconer
You look at the pride that we have as San Diegans in the Chargers, it’s not just people in the city of San Diego. It’s people throughout the other areas. We need them to stay here.
Kevin Faulconer
I was actually born in New York, and spent some of my childhood in Boston. But my family moved to San Diego when I was 12, and I went to high school here.
Jandy Nelson
Every time I stepped on the practice field when I was in San Diego, I dreaded going to work. It wasn’t any fun. I didn’t like the people I was playing with. They didn’t like me.
Ryan Leaf
The main thing I learned in San Diego was I can’t do this and compete with the best guys in the world if I’m just doing MMA as a hobby. It has to be my job.
Alexander Gustafsson
My brother and I have never been that close. We have different mothers and never lived in the same house. As kids, my sister, Samantha, and I lived in San Diego and Brad in Brooklyn. The only time I saw him was in the summer when our visitations with our father overlapped.
Jenny Mollen
There’s so much I’m interested in that I didn’t discover in high school. For ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, because Gwen is a scientist, we went to a lab in San Diego, and we were learning about biology. And I’m fascinated! Because I never went to biology class in high school.
Emma Stone
I majored in theater at San Diego State. My one eye was on football, and my other eye was on Hollywood.
Carl Weathers
I’m Asian-American, and I was the only Chinese girl growing up in a white school in San Diego. So I understood what it was like to be different, to always want to fit in and never feel like you ever could.
Tess Gerritsen
I always loved music and was drawn to it and affected by it. But it wasn’t until I got to San Diego that I started exploring music more.
Andra Day
When I was little, my parents took me to the San Diego Zoo. I was about 5 years old, and I got a tour of the zoo that hardly anybody else has ever had.
Lydia Hearst
My buddy David Wells is a big motorcycle guy, so when I go visit him in San Diego, he takes me out on his bike. He’s got some antique Indians. I never really rode during my career, because I was afraid I’d fall off and ruin my career.
David Cone
PetCo in San Diego is great. That park has a great vibe to it.
Buster Posey
My family came over from Spain about nine generations ago. I was born in San Diego, but by the time I was four days old, I was on a flight back to Spain because that’s where my family was living at the time.
Bitsie Tulloch
I was on the San Diego school board for 4 years, where I watched children successfully matriculate into elementary schools from Head Start programs from all around our city.
Bob Filner
I love going to San Diego.
Cody Bellinger
I’m very thankful to San Diego for the musical opportunities it gave me.
Gregory Porter
When I’m in San Diego, it’s carpools and making dinner and getting the kids to bed. It’s real life.
Marcela Valladolid
The people-pleasing and performing is 100% ingrained in me, partly because I was a little brown girl growing up in a very white, homogeneous community in San Diego – where, in second grade, I was called a terrorist.
Samin Nosrat
Those of us that were raised in Tijuana have so much access to San Diego. I was crossing the border every day when I was a kid, and that back and forth has a huge influence on the cuisine. So the U.S. is coming down to Tijuana, Tijuana is going to San Diego. There’s this great blending, a great exchange.
Marcela Valladolid
I support raising the federal minimum wage. What I’ve said is I don’t want San Diego to be at a competitive disadvantage, particularly for our small businesses and our entrepreneurs to have one set of wages for San Diego and a different set of wages for surrounding cities.
Kevin Faulconer
My mother is a Trekkie, and we’re from San Diego, so I was going to Comic-Con when I was, like, 7 years old.
Kyle Mooney
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
People are frustrated all over the country, whether they’re in Oklahoma or Oregon or San Diego or San Francisco or L.A. or D.C. or New York or Omaha or wherever.
Zal Batmanglij
And so we were asleep there in San Diego. And our pilot called us. And his brother was on one of the other planes. And when he was leaving the airport, he saw in his rear view mirror that there was an explosion.
Reba McEntire
My father ‘Pappy’ who is black, is from Galveston and Fort Worth, Texas. My mother, who is white, is from San Diego.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
Before I joined professional baseball, I started umpiring in San Diego, California. I worked 155 games in a five-month season. For three years in a row, I was working tripleheaders on Saturday and doubleheaders on Sunday.
Doug Harvey
To me, everything outside of Los Angeles is the ‘south,’ including places like San Diego. It’s sort of like the saying, ‘Everything is God.’ Indeed it is.
Buzz Osborne
Once you’ve lived in Del Mar or the San Diego area, why would you want to live anyplace else? It’s the neatest place, whether it’s the culture or the small-town atmosphere the whole San Diego area has.
Martin Cooper
We’ve got the blue-collar pros here in San Diego.
Xander Schauffele
The justice systems in San Diego, Alameda, and Sacramento counties are horrible.
Shaun King
During grade school, we moved to a white, working-class suburb in San Diego, and there were no Mexicans.
Luis Alberto Urrea
Because Comic Con in San Diego is crazy, and it’s very commercialized, and it’s corporate, and it’s all about money and selling, selling, selling… I think people want to go to smaller, specialized cons.
Janet Varney
I never tire of the drive from Phoenix to San Diego, and it is mostly desert, obviously, but you get different varieties of desert terrain.
Rob Halford