Talk:San Francisco

From Wikiquote
Jump to: navigation, search

Creator comment[edit]

As one could check, this is my first contribution to Wikiquote, having edited extensively at WP. I admit to reading no guidelines first. all the quotes here are from other pages, except for a couple of songlines. I may try to learn more about attribution, and all errors are mine. I imagine this page resembles early pages here.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 07:11, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks to all who have fixed up my efforts. You are greatly appreciated. I will study the edits so i can contribute better.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 07:37, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Leo Ryan[edit]

Is this page supposed to be for quotes about San Francisco and the Bay Area, or is it for any quote that has anything to do with anyone from the place? The reason I ask is the final three quotes, all of which are rather routine comments about the late congressman Leo Ryan, none of which are noteworthy or memorable as quotes, and none of which mention San Francisco or seem to have anything to do with the place. It seems to me the page will be overwhelmed if it starts including everything ever said about every subject, business, building or person in San Francisco - or worse yet, in the nine counties making up the Bay Area. But I am new to wikiquotes so I am asking, not suggesting. MelanieN (talk) 18:25, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

I just removed those 3 quotes, for as you pointed out they actually were not about the city, as such, in any significant way. Welcome to Wikiquote — where there is still much to do in developing the articles here. Blessings ~ Kalki·· 19:57, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Could you do me a favor? Could you take a look at my reference citations [1] [2], and figure out why the url links I provided aren't live in the article? Thanks! --MelanieN (talk) 20:03, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
I do not know why those links were not working, but I will now examine the whole article and try to improve the formatting along the line of more standard practices here. ~ Kalki·· 20:51, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
I just did some standard formatting along the lines of many articles here. Personally, I usually try to avoid standard citation links, and simply provide simple inline citations that can be read by editors much as they appear to readers. I alphabetized the sourced quotes by author, added one quote by John Steinbeck, did some sourcing, added 2 images and moved the unsourced to the bottom; I have to be leaving soon, but might source some of these or move them here to this page tomorrow. Usually I would simply move them to the talk page, for sourcing by interested editors, but as the article had been neglected so long I see no harm in leaving them on the page a short while longer. ~ Kalki·· 22:01, 6 April 2013 (UTC)


  • San Francisco fucking rules. I am so proud of my home town for legalizing gay marriage, sending gays and lesbians down to the city by the Bay that was built on rock and roll to tie the knot.
  • I left my heart in San Francisco, high on a hill, it calls to me.
    • Douglass Cross AKA Cross Douglass
  • A man should love two cities, its own and San Francisco.
  • And now, the American people, proud of our country, proud of our freedom, proud of ourselves, will reject the San Francisco Democrats and send Ronald Reagan back to the White House.
  • But it's not just the ratty part of town. The upper class in San Francisco is that way. The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time — it is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine, with that San Francisco crowd. I can't shake hands with anybody from San Francisco. Decorators. They got to do something. But we don't have to glorify it. You know one of the reasons fashions have made women look so terrible is because the goddamned designers hate women. Designers taking it out on the women. Now they're trying to get some more sexy things coming on again.
  • The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
  • An interesting thing has happened since San Francisco started granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples: my marriage is just fine! Even though there are thousands of gay and lesbian couples affirming their love for and commitment to each other, my marriage — my affirmation of love and commitment to (my wife) — isn't threatened at all. As a matter of fact, the only people who can really "threaten" my marriage are the two of us.