Traveling to the Emerald City and want some quotes about Seattle? We have the best Seattle quotes here for you.
Oh, the rainy city.
And to celebrate all facets of the city, we put this article together with the best Seattle Instagram captions, Seattle puns, and lots of Seattle quotes to inspire you.
From rainy to grunge city, we’re sure you will find a quote here to brighten your day.
Looking for Seattle quotes? Read on!
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Inspirational quotes about Seattle
These are our favorite Seattle quotes in no particular order.
“We all came to Seattle in hopes of building better lives. No one said we wouldn’t have to struggle first.” – Regina Scott
“Seattle is for people who love culture, but refuse to sacrifice their wild nature to attain it.” – Kimberly Kinrade
“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
“The sky in Seattle is so low, it felt like God had lowered a silk parachute over us. Every feeling I ever knew was up in that sky. Twinkling joyous sunlight; airy, giggle cloud wisps; blinding columns of sun. Orbs of gold, pink. flesh, utterly cheesy in their luminosity.
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
“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
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Famous Seattle quotes
These quotes about Seattle are either pretty famous or were said by someone famous.
“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
“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
“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
“All I really had was a suitcase and my drums. So I took them up to Seattle and hoped it would work.” – Dave Grohl
“Summer in Seattle allows me to indulge in some of the region’s top culinary delights.” – Tom Douglas
“In Seattle, I soon found that my radical ideas and aesthetic explorations, ideas and explorations that in Richmond, Virginia, might have gotten me stoned to death with hush puppies, were not only accepted but occasionally applauded.” – Tom Robbins
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Interesting quotes about Seattle
While most Seattle quotes are about the weather or nature, the quotes below are interesting Seattle captions about daily life.
“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
“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 out-number 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
“And Seattle isn’t really crazy anymore. It’s a big dot-com city.” – Krist Novoselic
“Your friends in Seattle are downright Canadian in their niceness. None of you has a cell phone. The girls wear hoodies and big cotton underpants and walk around with tangled hair and smiling, adorned backpacks.
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
“Seattle is this curious liberal ‘island.’” – Jonathan Raban
“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 Instagram captions
Here you will find our best Seattle Instagram captions not only for IG but also for other social accounts you might have.
“Seattle state of mind.”
“Seattle is always a good idea.”
“Seattle way of life.”
“Home is where Seattle is.”
“I love you like the rain loves Seattle.”
“This is Seattle. Where is my coffee?”
“I have a fond place in my heart for Seattle.” – Magic Johnson
“It rains nine months a year in Seattle.”
“Follow your heart, even if it takes you all the way to Seattle.”
“Home is where the heart is. And mine is in Seattle.”
“Seattle is always in my mind.”
“You’re not awake in Seattle if you hadn’t had your coffee.”
“The Pacific Northwest is for the coffee junkies.”
“Unfortunately Seattle is my muse, for the better or worse of Seattle – I’m not sure.” – Maria Semple
These Seattle puns are some of the funny Instagram captions we use in our social accounts.
“Don’t Seattle for anything less than perfect.”
“I don’t needle this attitude right now.”
“When it’s raining cats and dogs, and you step in a poodle.”
Funny Seattle quotes
Why so serious? Let’s talk about some funny Seattle quotes, for a change.
“Seattle has one season: rain”
“Got over my fear of needles by visiting Seattle.”
“Knock, knock. Who’s there? Seattle Washing. Seattle Washing who? Seattle, Washington.”
“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
“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
“In Seattle, you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.” – Jeff Bezos
“Seattle was a rabid film town in the 70s and 80s because it rained so much.” – John Requa
“Something’s fishy here at Pike Place.”
“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
“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
Seattle quotes from songs
These are our favorite songs are about Seattle.
“Hello Seattle, I am a cold seahorse
Feeling warm in your sand
I sing about the tide and the ocean surf
Rolling in the evening breeze.” Owl City, ‘Hello Seattle’
‘Welcome to Seattle’, Boom Bap Project
“See them running heading
Homeward to Seattle
All the liars in your tribe.” – Marcy Playground, ‘The shadow of Seattle’
“Like a summer night in Seattle
When you kiss me under the moonlight.
Let the raindrops fall all around us,
As I sail in the wake of your love.” – Jenna Drey
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“In her false witness
Hope you’re still with us
To see if they float or drown
Our favorite patient.” – Nirvana, ‘Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle’
“Summer in Seattle.” – Laurie Lewis Quintet, ‘Summer in Seattle’
“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
Full of hopes and full of fears
Full of laughter full of tears
Full of dreams to last the years in Seattle” – Perry Como, ‘Seattle’
“September in Seattle
Waiting on a train
I smoked my last cigarette
Standing in out of the rain” – Shawn Mullins, ‘September in Seattle’
More travel quotes?
From romantic to funny to inspiring, we all love travel quotes.
They fuel our soul and give that little motivation we look for to start a new day or, who knows, a trip.
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