New Orleans Quotes : New Orleans Sayings In Life

These New Orleans quotes will inspire you. New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana.

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

Best New Orleans Quotes

  1. “And you find as a writer there are certain spots on the planet where you write better than others, and I believe in that. And New Orleans is one of them.” ~ Jimmy Buffett
  2. “New Orleans is unlike any city in America. Its cultural diversity is woven into the food, the music, the architecture – even the local superstitions. It’s a sensory experience on all levels and there’s a story lurking around every corner.” ~ Ruta Sepetys
  3. “New Orleans is a city of paradox. Sin, salvation, sex, sanctification, so intertwined yet so separate.” ~ Harry Connick, Jr.
  4. “You should celebrate the end of a love affair as they celebrate death in New Orleans, with songs, laughter, dancing and a lot of wine.” ~ Francoise Sagan

  5. “What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in New Orleans, goes home with you.” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton
  6. “We dance even if there’s no radio. we drink at funerals. we talk too much & laugh too loud & live too large, and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t.” ~ Chris Rose
  7. “In America, there might be better gastronomic destinations than New Orleans, but there is no place more uniquely wonderful.” ~ Anthony Bourdain
  8. “New Orleans is not in the grip of a neurosis of a denied past; it passes out memories generously like a great lord; it doesn’t have to pursue “the real thing.”” ~ Umberto Eco

  9. “Don’t you just love these long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour — but a little bit of eternity dropped in your hands — and who knows what to do with it?” ~ Tennessee Williams , New Orleans quotes love
  10. “We wander through old streets, and pause before the age-stricken houses; and, strange to say, the magic past lights them up.” ~ Grace King
  11. “If I could put my finger on it, I’d bottle it and sell it. I came down here originally in 1972 with some drunken fraternity guys and had never seen anything like it – the climate, the smells. It’s the cradle of music; it just flipped me. Someone suggested that there’s an incomplete part of our chromosomes that gets repaired or found when we hit New Orleans. Some of us just belong here.” ~ John Goodman
  12. “There is no other place on earth even remotely like New Orleans. Don’t even try to compare it to anywhere else.” ~ Anthony Bourdain

  13. “Everything in New Orleans is a good idea.” ~ Bob Dylan
  14. “There’s certain things in life that I love. One is architecture. And music, culture, food, people. New Orleans has all of that.” ~ Lenny Kravitz
  15. “America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” ~ Tennessee Williams
  16. “How did you fall in love with New Orleans? At once, madly. Looking back, sometimes I think it was predestined.” ~ Andrei Codrescu

  17. “New Orleans has a real spirit. It’s the most authentic of all American cities.” ~ Brad Pitt
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  19. “I was born in New Orleans, and I wasn’t allowed to go to the movies.” ~ Kitty Carlisle
  20. “So the mayor of New Orleans would have used his own buses had the people had been white?” ~ Sean Hannity

  21. “If New Orleans is allowed to die, a crucial part of the world’s music heritage will disappear.” ~ Ray Davies
  22. “There’s no way New Orleans will ever be the city it was. I think it will have half the population. They may create a sort of Disneyland at the French Quarter for tourists. The rest I don’t know” ~ Geraldo Rivera
  23. “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
  24. “Creole is New Orleans city food. Communities were created by the people who wanted to stay and not go back to Spain or France.” ~ Paul Prudhomme

  25. “I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest about New Orleans without explaining it to death, so much so that the first draft contained references absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn’t lived here for several years.” ~ Poppy Z. Brite
  26. “In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are the two most interesting food towns. In New Orleans, they don’t have a bad deli. There’s no mediocrity accepted.” ~ Mario Batali , New Orleans quotes food
  27. “I have been robbed of three million dollars all told. Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don’t even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they’re all Jelly Roll style.” ~ Jelly Roll Morton
  28. “New Orleans. Born and raised. I lived there until I was 19.” ~ Patricia Clarkson

  29. “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
  30. “There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.” ~ Boris Vian
  31. “A New Orleans credo: When life gives you lemons–make daiquiris.” ~ Chris Rose
  32. “Oh, New Orleans is such freedom.” ~ John Kennedy Toole

  33. “People from here will often say, “I’m not from the United States, I’m from New Orleans.”” ~ David Simon
  34. “You don’t need a guidebook to see New Orleans – just a good pair of shoes.” ~ James Carville
  35. “About fifteen miles above New Orleans the river goes very slowly. It has broadened out there until it is almost a sea and the water is yellow with the mud of half a continent. Where the sun strikes it, it is golden.” ~ Frank Yerby
  36. “I love New Orleans physically. I love the trees and the balmy air and the beautiful days. I have a beautiful house here.” ~ Anne Rice

  37. “To get to New Orleans you don’t pass through anywhere else. That geographical location, being aloof, lets it hold onto the ritual of its own pace more than other places that have to keep up with the progress.” ~ Allen Toussaint
  38. “The biggest challenge in New Orleans has been to find workers who can climb a ladder after lunch.” ~ Harry Anderson
  39. “The ghosts race towards the light, you can almost hear the heavy breathing spirits, all determined to get somewhere. New Orleans, unlike a lot of places you go back to and that don’t have the magic anymore, still has got it. Night can swallow you up, yet none of it touches you. You can’t see it, but you know it’s here. Somebody’s always sinking.” ~ Bob Dylan
  40. “New Orleans is one of the two most ingrown, self-obsessed little cities in the United States. (The other is San Francisco.)” ~ Nora Ephron

  41. “Surely, if Mother Nature had been consulted, she would never have consented to building a city in New Orleans.” ~ Mortimer Zuckerman
  42. “The past in New Orleans cohabits with the present to an extent not even approximated in any other North American city.” ~ Tom Piazza
  43. ‘ before you die. Do it down in New Orleans.” ~ Dr. John
  44. “There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better.” ~ Bob Dylan

  45. “New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.” ~ Mark Twain
  46. “Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine, I look right into the heart of good old New Orleans. It has given me something to live for.” ~ Louis Armstrong
  47. “And I wound up in New Orleans for all those years and it was a great place, really a catalyst creatively.” ~ Jimmy Buffett
  48. “Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans. When that’s where you left your heart. The moonlight on the bayou a creole tune that fills the air. I dream about magnolias in bloom and I’m wishin’ I was there.” ~ Louis Armstrong

  49. “I’d advise you to visit New Orleans before you pass away. I really would. Because if you die without seeing New Orleans, you wasted half your life.” ~ Danny Barker
  50. “The people who couldn’t get out of New Orleans to escape the storm were predominantly Black.” ~ Charles Rangel
  51. “There’s a great deal of disturbance in this country and how black feel about what happened in Katrina, and, you know, many of the comics, many of performers are in Las Vegas and New Orleans trying to raise money for what happened there” ~ Michael Richards
  52. “New Orleans has to learn to live with water rather than in fear of water, and we need a master plan that shows us how to do this. It’s so critical that we send a signal to everyone in the country that we’re serious about rebuilding New Orleans.” ~ Billy Tauzin

  53. “Like Venice, Italy, New Orleans is a cultural treasure. And everyone who lived in the city should be allowed to come back. But that doesn’t mean that they all should live in exactly the same spot that they lived before.” ~ Ed McMahon
  54. “This rebuilding of New Orleans gives us the perfect opportunity to see if we’re ready to extend the legacy of Dr. King.” ~ Wynton Marsalis
  55. “The immediate, highest priority need, in my humble opinion, is that we build quickly the interim structures that can channel water away from population and businesses in the New Orleans area.” ~ Billy Tauzin
  56. “My dad loved black singers. So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument.” ~ Bill Kreutzmann

  57. “The grand jury, composed of 12 eminent New Orleans citizens, heard our evidence and indicted the defendant for participation in a conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy.” ~ Jim Garrison
  58. “Coltrane came to New Orleans one day and he was talking about the jazz scene. And Coltrane mentions that the problem with jazz was that there were too few groups.” ~ Branford Marsalis
  59. “I think the idea that you can go this alone is – was a huge mistake. And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans.” ~ Michael Chertoff
  60. “The immediate, highest priority need, in my humble opinion, is that we build quickly the interim structures that can channel water away from population and businesses in the New Orleans area.” ~ Billy Tauzin

  61. “My dad loved black singers. So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument.” ~ Bill Kreutzmann
  62. “The grand jury, composed of 12 eminent New Orleans citizens, heard our evidence and indicted the defendant for participation in a conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy.” ~ Jim Garrison
  63. “For a while I was living in New Orleans for like 4, 5 years. I had just come back to town.” ~ Delta Burke

  64. “Coltrane came to New Orleans one day and he was talking about the jazz scene. And Coltrane mentions that the problem with jazz was that there were too few groups.” ~ Branford Marsalis
    “I think the idea that you can go this alone is – was a huge mistake. And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans.” ~ Michael Chertoff
  65. “It’s hard to believe President George Bush gave a speech in New Orleans about disaster recovery and failed to mention the word ‘farm’ or the word ‘rural.'” ~ Jim Hightower

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