30+ Best Seattle Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Profoundly inspirational Seattle quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Seattle Quotes

Hovering over me was the Chihuly chandelier. Chihulys are the pigeons of Seattle. They’re everywhere and even if they don’t get in your way, you can’t help but build up a kind of antipathy toward them. Maria Semple

I’ve been through WTO riots in Seattle, massive earthquakes, major floods… forest fires. I just try to be as even-keeled and calm as possible. Gary Locke

Seattle is this curious liberal ‘island.’ Jonathan Raban

Seattle is for people who love culture, but refuse to sacrifice their wild nature to attain it. Kimberly Kinrade

I think it’s evident that expensive neighborhoods in Seattle are surrounded by natural beauty. That elevates city life. So if we can make cities more attractive in the long run, we can be smarter about issues like development, zoning, and economics. Stone Gossard

Seattle quotes

Summer in Seattle allows me to indulge in some of the region’s top culinary delights. Tom Douglas

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

I have a fond place in my heart for Seattle. Magic Johnson

My wife and I just prefer Seattle. It’s a beautiful city. Great setting. You open your front door in the morning and the air smells like pine and the sea, as opposed to bus exhaust. Ron Reagan

Do you know how absolutely exotic it is that you haven’t been corrupted by fashion and pop culture? A month ago I mentioned Ben Stiller, and do you remember how you responded? ‘Who’s that?’ I loved you all over again. Maria Semple

Unfortunately Seattle is my muse, for the better or worse of Seattle – I’m not sure. Maria Semple

Earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth. Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints. Chief Seattle

But if you’re looking to be spooked by really tall trees then you’ve got to go to Washington. Dar Williams

Simply as a writer of books, I’m thrilled and proud that Seattle should have raised, on a public vote, sufficient money to build a central library, and moreover to rebuild every other library in the city: 28 of them. Jonathan Raban

And Seattle isn’t really crazy anymore. It’s a big dot-com city. Krist Novoselic

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 full of people who have their own lives to live. They won’t waste their time being friendly. But they are civil. Jonathan Raban

In Seattle, you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running. Jeff Bezos

All I really had was a suitcase and my drums. So I took them up to Seattle and hoped it would work. Dave Grohl

She was back in western Washington state, where rain was so prevalent that a day of sunshine was the lead story on the local news. Susan Mallery

We all came to Seattle in hopes of building better lives. No one said we wouldn’t have to struggle first. Regina Scott

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 a rabid film town in the 70s and 80s because it rained so much. John Requa

Gigantic puffy clouds, welcoming, forgiving, repeating infinitely across the horizon as if between mirrors; and slices of rain, pounding wet misery in the distance now, but soon on us, and in another part of the sky, a black stain, rainless. Maria Semple

At night, what you see is a city, because all you see is lights. By day, it doesn’t look like a city at all. The trees outnumber the houses. And that’s completely typical of Seattle. You can’t quite tell: is it a city, is it a suburb, is the forest growing back? Jonathan Raban

It’s like a hypnotist put everyone from Seattle into a collective trance. ‘You are getting sleepy, when you wake up you will want to live only in a Craftsman house, the year won’t matter to you, all that will matter is that the walls will be thick, the windows tiny, the rooms dark, the ceilings low, and it will be poorly situated on the lot. Maria Semple

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