Seattle Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old seattle quotes, seattle sayings, and seattle proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I have a fond place in my heart for Seattle. Magic Johnson
Unfortunately Seattle is my muse, for the better or worse of Seattle – I’m not sure. Maria Semple
All those ninnies have it wrong. The best thing about Seattle is the weather. The world over, people have ocean views. But across our ocean is Bainbridge Island, an evergreen curb, and over it the exploding, craggy, snow-scraped Olympics. I guess what I'm saying: I miss it, the mountains and the water. Maria Semple
Seattle, the mild green queen: wet and willing, cedar-scented, and crowned with slough grass, her toadstool scepter tilted toward Asia, her face turned ever upward in the rain; the sovereign who washes her hands more persistently than the most fastidious proctologist. Tom Robbins
You know you're from Seattle when even amid perhaps the worst crisis you've ever faced, you can still appreciate a sunny day. Melanie A. Smith
Seattle has ferryboats. Seattle is surrounded by water on three sides. Shonda Rhimes
Seattle is known for the grunge musicians. Lots of hair, lots of sweat. That word, "grunge" just turns me on, something fierce. Alice in Chains
Get this straight, Mr. Kolchak. No carnival or hoopla tactics on this paper. This isn't Fun Town, USA. This is Seattle. Richard Matheson
They hit us, we hit 'em back... harder. That's the Seattle way. Dan Schneider
The bluest skies you've ever seen in Seattle / And the hills the greenest green in Seattle / Like a beautiful child growing up free and wild Jack Keller
Full of hopes and full of fears / Full of laughter full of tears / Full of dreams to last the years in Seattle / In Seattle Jack Keller
Seattle tides / This storm isn't letting up / The currents too strong for us / All that I need is you / It's pulling me out too far, now I got left to starve Aaron Carter
Viva Seattle Tacoma, viva viva Sea-Tac / Long live everything in Washington state / Including everybody / May they live to a million years Robyn Hitchcock
Came here to find me a place in the sun / Once was a scene now it's already done / Thinking of leaving, it's no longer fun in Seattle / In Seattle The Smithereens
Seattle, I don't know why / You stand under the clouds expecting to stay dry / Can't you see the day you'll ever win / That battle / Is the day they'll take the rain out of Seattle Courtney Dashe
Hello Seattle, I am a mountaineer / In the hills and highlands / I fall asleep in hospital parking lots / And awake in your mouth Adam R Young
Seattle's where the music scene at, Seattle's has the industry rats, how do you plan to compete with all that? Mr. 425
But every time I try it it won't turn for me / Seattle - you've got to love the rain / And we both love rain / We both love rain Mark Knopfler
See, now yesterday I was feeling down / When I came to Seattle / And y'all turned me around / I said, oh, Seattle, do you know what you do? / Hey, yeah, ever all that you've done for me Alicia Augello-Cook
A blue collared man in Seattle never lives on white collared street / But there was food on the table for my Washington woman and me Frazier
That Arkensal woman hurt me / As we crossed the Arkensal line / But the arms of Seattle / Are the arms that kept huggin' mine Frazier
In Seattle we live among the trees and the waterways, and we feel we are rocked gently in the cradle of life. Our winters are not cold and our summers are not hot and we congratulate ourselves for choosing such a spectacular place to rest our heads. Garth Stein
We all came to Seattle in hopes of building better lives. No one said we wouldn't have to struggle first. Regina Scott
Everyone in Seattle is a total pussy when it comes to snow. The whole city shut down, the place looked like an apocalyptic movie. Hamilton Leithauser
Seattle is like a global gumbo, a melting pot with all kinds of people the rich, the poor, white people, some Chinese, Filipino, Jewish and black people they're all here. Quincy Jones
Seattle is not an overly friendly city. It is a civil city, but not altogether friendly. People from outside mistake the civility for friendliness. Seattle is full of people who have their own lives to live. They won't waste their time being friendly. But they are civil. Jonathan Raban
Seattle is for people who love culture, but refuse to sacrifice their wild nature to attain it. Kimberly Kinrade
In Seattle you haven't had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's running. Jeff Bezos
To some extent, Seattle remains a frontier metropolis, a place where people can experiment with their lives, and change and grow and make things happen. Tom Robbins
Seattle was built out on pilings over the sea, and at high tide the whole city seemed to come afloat like a ship lifting free from a mud berth and swaying in its chains. Jonathan Raban