65 Louisiana Quotes On Success In Life

These Louisiana quotes will inspire you. Louisiana is a state in the Deep South and South Central regions of the United States.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Louisiana quotes, Louisiana sayings, and Louisiana proverbs.

Best Louisiana Quotes

  1. “One of these days the people of Louisiana are going to get good government – and they aren’t going to like it.” ~ Huey Long
  2. “I guess I feel that I was following my instincts, and at the same time being guided by the best. I became totally intrigued with Louisiana – the people, the food. It is a part of my life. Everything that has happened for me since moving here has just been icing on the cake.” ~ Emeril Lagasse
  3. “Dear America, I suppose we should introduce ourselves: We’re South Louisiana…You probably already know that we talk funny and listen to strange music and eat things you’d probably hire an exterminator to get out of your yard. We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t.” ~ Chris Rose
  4. “It is impossible to capture the essence, tolerance, and spirit of south Louisiana in words.” ~ Chris Rose
  5. “Louisiana has got a very specific warmth and humidity and richness of light.” ~ Christopher Heyerdahl

  6. “My parents are from a whole different culture. My parents are from small-town Louisiana. It’s like, if it walk like a duck, talk like a duck, then it’s a duck. And if you ain’t quacking, you ain’t no duck.” ~ Bun B
  7. “When you get into Louisiana, it really is like a different country in a lot of ways. The plants you see are a little different, like the weeping willows and the cypress trees that come up out of the bayou. And it’s steamy hot.” ~ Sam Trammell
  8. “Louisiana has the best food on the planet if you don’t really ask too much about what you’re eating.” ~ Jeff Foxworthy
  9. “As everyone in Louisiana knows, there was often no communication or coordination between the state and federal government in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.” ~ Bobby Jindal
  10. “Cajun is country food by farmers and fisherman that arrived in Louisiana from Acadiana, Canada.” ~ Paul Prudhomme

  11. “Unfortunately, the people of Louisiana are not racists.” ~ Dan Quayle
  12. “Louisiana taught me another level of humility. Everyone is so content, not socially content but spiritually. Everyone is happy with who they are and loves their city regardless of what has happened here with Katrina and all the different stories. They have a sense of pride and it really rubbed off on me.” ~ Kofi Siriboe
  13. “A Louisiana politician can’t afford to let his animosities carry him away, and still less his principles, although there is seldom difficulty in that department.” ~ A. J. Liebling
  14. “On the acquisition of Louisiana, in the year 1803, the attention of the government of the United States was early directed towards exploring and improving the new territory.” ~ Meriwether Lewis
  15. “Down in Louisiana where the alligators grow so mean, there lived a girl that I swear to the world made the alligators look tame.” ~ Tony Joe White

  16. “God calls us to care for our fellow man, especially the neediest. I feel that call to lift up the less fortunate; the call to improve our communities and our state. It drives me to serve Louisiana as governor.” ~ Kathleen Blanco
  17. “My first few plays took place in the South and even The Lucky Spot was in the thirties but in Louisiana.” ~ Beth Henley’
  18. “Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana’s shores can recognize that these oysters are not endangered. To classify them as such risks great harm to not only fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf, but also to Louisiana’s economy in total.” ~ Bobby Jindal
  19. “It has been a privilege beyond belief for me to have represented the State of Louisiana in Congress and to have been given the blessed assignment of U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.” ~ Lindy Boggs
  20. “Whatever story you’re telling in Louisiana, the landscape is going to become a character in it.” ~ Nic Pizzolatto

  21. “We’re going to make every effort to keep the Saints as Louisiana’s team.” ~ Paul Tagliabue
  22. “Let me be clear – I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice – including the elderly and persons with disabilities – and their families – who rely on the state for their care.” ~ Kathleen Blanco
  23. “The first job I had with the Smithsonian was as a field researcher among African American communities in Southwest Louisiana and Arkansas for the festival.” ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon
  24. “I needed to explain that Louisiana’s coast accepts the drainage from two-thirds of the United States and, while the necessary levees constructed upstream have prevented floods, they have also contributed to problems downstream.” ~ John Breaux
  25. “I am also a Kentucky Colonel and an Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, among other things.” ~ Jack L. Chalker

  26. “When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the ’70s and ’80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law.” ~ Patricia Ireland
  27. “I think the federal government really should be supporting Louisiana and ensuring that every person from that area has an opportunity to vote on what will occur in the area.” ~ Stephanie Tubbs Jones
  28. “And the issues I think are important in Louisiana right now happen to be health care and education. And those are two areas that the federal government can play a very important role. And I think I can be effective in trying to help our state from the Washington scene.” ~ John Breaux
  29. “Louisiana loses 30 miles a year off our coast. We lost 100 miles last year off our coast thanks to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We have lost a size of land equivalent to the entire state of Rhode Island.” ~ Bobby Jindal
  30. “I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it’s not about me. It’s about the Louisiana Tech family. There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family.” ~ Terry Bradshaw

  31. “The shell fishing industry represents a major part of Louisiana’s economy.” ~ Bobby Jindal
  32. “In my home State of Louisiana, several institutions of higher education have been impacted by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, literally dozens across the entire State.” ~ Bobby Jindal
  33. “Invite the best and brightest to compete for a grand prize to come up with designs, including new zoning, building codes and so forth, for New Orleans that could make it safe from water, and let the state and city pick the plan that works best for Louisiana.” ~ Billy Tauzin
  34. “Im concerned about the cost, just like everybody else. There’s no question that we have an obligation to help the people of Louisiana and Mississippi to rebuild.” ~ Saxby Chambliss
  35. “When I’m out hustling up new industries, I can offer Louisiana’s many selling points. We have unmatched natural resources, a unique culture and fantastic workers.” ~ Kathleen Blanco

  36. “Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England.” ~ Archibald MacLeish
  37. “In ’71 or ’72 I returned to New Orleans and stayed there. I started cooking Louisiana food. Of all the things I had cooked, it was the best and it was my heritage.” ~ Paul Prudhomme
  38. “I went to college in Mississippi; I’m from Louisiana.” ~ Trishelle Cannatella
  39. “We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership.” ~ David Vitter , Louisiana quotes strong
  40. “In Louisiana, we don’t bet on football games, we bet on whether a politician is going to be indicted or not.” ~ Mark Duffy

  41. “Voters replaced Democratic senators with Republicans in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and likely in Alaska, and appear on track to do so in a runoff next month in Louisiana. At the same time, voters kept Republicans in GOP seats in heavily contested races in Georgia, Kansas, and Kentucky. That is at least ten, and as many as a dozen, tough races, without a single Republican seat changing hands. Tuesday’s voting was a wave alright – a very anti-Democratic wave.” ~ Byron York
  42. “…like a scene from the swamps of Louisiana or the mind of Poe on opium.” ~ Dean Koontz , Louisiana quotes swamp
  43. “My great-grandchildren will not be able to enjoy the Gulf Coast of Louisiana the way I have.” ~ Ian Somerhalder
  44. “You never know. It started with me in Louisiana when I won Louisiana and I got fewer delegates than Ted Cruz. I win a state, I get fewer votes. Then, I poll great in Colorado and all of a sudden . . . the voters aren’t going to choose. The bosses are going to choose. Anything is possible.” ~ Donald Trump
  45. “Louisiana, the state road maintenance forgot.” ~ James Patterson

  46. “All the really great records or people who made them somehow came from Memphis or Louisiana or somewhere along the Mississippi River…And singers like Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters gave me the feeling that they were right there, standing by the river.” ~ John Fogerty
  47. “To propel our Louisiana culture into the future seems to be quite a task, but if one lives for the music as Cedric does, the path seems effortless. These songs may well be early brushstrokes of a life’s worth of possibilities, not only for himself, but also for the identity survival of a culture.” ~ Michael Doucet
  48. “The broadening of the economic order which came to be seated in the individual property owner… dramatized by Jefferson’s purchase of the Louisiana Territory… “The supremacy of corporate economic power… consolidated by the Supreme Court decision of 1886 which declared that the Fourteenth Amendment protected the corporation… [the New Deal, leading to], within the political arena, as well as in the corporate world itself, competing centers of power that challenged those of the corporate directors.” ~ C. Wright Mills
  49. “Everything in Louisiana is about layers. There are layers of race, layers of class, layers of survival, layers of death, and layers of rebirth. To live with these layers is to be a true Louisianian. This state has a depth that is simultaneously beyond words and yet as natural as breathing. How can a place be both other-worldly and completely pedestrian is beyond me; however, Louisiana manages to do it. Louisiana is spooky that way.” ~ Don Lemon
  50. “Louisiana is a place that you escape, not a place that you leave.” ~ Jared Leto

  51. “My wife is from Laurel, Mississippi, and she has a lot of relatives down in Louisiana, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport, Louisiana. We go down there a lot. We got married in New Orleans. She has a cousin who introduced me to swamp pop, which is sort of Zydeco/Cajun music with a little uptempo pop swing. Now I’m a big zydeco fan, I’m a big swamp-music fan.” ~ Charlie Day
  52. “Louisiana, as ceded by France to the United States, is made a part of the United States; its white inhabitants shall be citizens, and stand, as to their rights and obligations, on the same footing with other citizens of the United States, in analogous situations.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  53. “Half of Louisiana is underwater and the other half is under indictment.” ~ Billy Tauzin
  54. “I’m not going to lay down in words the lure of this place. Every great writer in the land, from Faulkner to Twain to Rice to Ford, has tried to do it and fallen short. It is impossible to capture the essence, tolerance, and spirit of south Louisiana in words, and to try is to roll down a road of clichés, bouncing over beignets and beads and brass bands and it just is what it is. It is home.” ~ Chris Rose
  55. “I love Louisiana. It’s amazing.” ~ Johnny Knoxville

  56. “I want to just say something very, very personal. As you know, Louisiana has undergone a lot of flooding over the last couple of weeks August 2016. And I just want to thank the American people for their generosity and supporting so many victims of that terrible flooding.” ~ Donna Brazile
  57. “Growing up in Louisiana, my grandmother gave me an accordion because of our Cajun heritage. What ended up happening was I started learning about more instruments, so I just kind of went that route. Music’s really all I’ve ever done.” ~ Hunter Hayes
  58. “Sometimes when these kinds of things happen, it can seem a little bit too much to bear. But what I want the people of Louisiana know is that you’re not alone on this. Even after the TV cameras leave, the whole country is going to continue to support you and help you until we get folks back in their homes and lives are rebuilt.” ~ Barack Obama
  59. “What we’ve seen in Louisiana – the breakdown of law and order in the aftermath of disaster – is exactly the kind of situation where the Second Amendment was intended to allow citizens to protect themselves.” ~ Wayne LaPierre
  60. “I went to Louisiana Tech, which is just down the road from where we lived. It was an easy college to get into.” ~ Jeff Mangum

  61. “In the wake of this disaster, the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida should know that the United States Congress stands ready to help them in their time of need,.” ~ Bill Frist
  62. “I think of myself as Rebecca Wells from Lodi Plantation, in Central Louisiana, a girl who was lucky enough to be born into a family that encouraged creativity and didn’t call me lazy or nuts when I dressed up in my mother’s peignoirs and played the piano, having painted a small sign decorated in glitter that read ‘The Piano Fairy Girl.” ~ Rebecca Wells
  63. “The crisis is not an opportunity to change the character of Louisiana’s political order. We must not use the crisis to turn Louisiana into a red state — this is a rainbow state.” ~ Jesse Jackson

  64. “It was very interesting to me that when Louisiana was destroyed in that flood the fundamentalists were very quick to say, it’s the punishment of God on a sinful city. Now that the oil industry has been so hard hit in Galveston, are they upon their pulpits saying, God is punishing the oil industry? No, no, no!” ~ Margaret Atwood
  65. “We’re gonna put $456 million to go to an island of 50 people? You know… The bridge to nowhere. And this is right after Katrina happened. And so I offer an amendment to take that money from Alaska and repair the stuff in Louisiana.” ~ Tom Coburn

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