Famous Quotes About Orleans

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1. "But that was New Orleans for you. The old didn't die here. They were just forgotten."
Author: Amanda Stevens
2. "My last trip to New Orleans was for the fifth anniversary of Katrina, and I had the awesome opportunity to bring my family down. We all worked on a house together and met some of the families."
Author: AnnaLynne McCord
3. "In a low voice, I told her many things in English, only using French when for some reason I couldn't find the word I wanted, rambling on about the France of my time, and the crude little colony of New Orleans where I had existed after, and how wondrous this age was, and how I'd become a rock star for a brief time, because I thought that as a symbol of evil I'd do some good."
Author: Anne Rice
4. "I was the vampire Lestat again. I was back in action. New Orleans was once again my hunting ground."
Author: Anne Rice
5. "New Orleans, city of roaches, city of decay, city of our family, and of happy, happy people."
Author: Anne Rice
6. "Lexington wasn't a great city, like Philadelphia or New York, but around the Courthouse square, and along Main Street and Broadway, brick buildings reared two and three stories tall, and it was possible to buy almost anything: breeze-soft silks from France that came upriver from New Orleans, fine wines and cigars, pearl necklaces, and canes with ivory handles shaped like parrots or dogs'-heads or (in the case of Mary's older friend Cash Clay) scantily dressed ladies (but Cash was careful not to carry that one in company)."
Author: Barbara Hambly
7. "..I met two young guys from the Oregon National Guard... The lieutenant told me about their temporary barracks in an old neighborhood high school. He told me that he was disgusted that kids ever went to school there, and that in Oregon the place would have been bulldozed and rebuilt so that kids could have a proper place to learn. He seemed troubled that all of this was happening in America. He realized that many of the problems he was seeing in New Orleans existed before the storm, and he wanted to know why people had put up with it and why they hadn't voted out of office the people who had let this happen. I told him I didn't know, but maybe we could change things in New Orleans in the future. He seemed hopeful. I felt less certain."
Author: Billy Sothern
8. "Venice, Italy, survives 365 days out of every year in water; New Orleans can survive a few days of water if it has to."
Author: Billy Tauzin
9. "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."
Author: Billy Tauzin
10. "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."
Author: Billy Tauzin
11. "Bob dylan new orleans"
Author: Bob Dylan
12. "I did grow up in New Orleans. I grew up right on the lake, right across the levee."
Author: Bryan Batt
13. "For a while I was living in New Orleans for like 4, 5 years. I had just come back to town."
Author: Delta Burke
14. "I needed New Orleans so badly back in 2006, just somebody to believe in me, somebody to care about me."
Author: Drew Brees
15. "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."
Author: Ed McMahon
16. "Some mate," Karl Framm said with contempt. "Hell, that little stern-wheeler we're chasin' don't draw nothin'. After a good rain, she could steam halfway across the city of N'Orleans without ever noticin' that she'd left the river."
Author: George R.R. Martin
17. "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."
Author: Geraldo Rivera
18. "But the reasons against going to New Orleans--that spicy southern city known for jazz and Mardi Gras and hospitality--were the very reasons we had to go."
Author: Howard Schultz
19. "Many of us spent time talking with the men and women who had lived through Katrina, and we heard stories of not only individual sacrifice and loss, but also of neighbors taking care of neighbors. The power of community was so evident in New Orleans."
Author: Howard Schultz
20. "Neo-Hoodoo is the 8 basic dances of 19th century New Orleans' Place Congo- the Calinda the Bamboula the Chacta the Babouille the Conjaille the Juba the Congo and the VooDoo- modernized into the Philly Dog, the Hully Gully, the Funky Chicken, the Popcorn, the Boogaloo and the dance of great American choreographer Buddy Bradley."
Author: Ishmael Reed
21. "In Zurich, in a cafe overlooking the Limmat, I ate butter-drenched white asparagus pulled from the ground that morning; it had the aftertaste of champagne. I've been able to appreciate epic meals in San Francisco, New Orleans, Berlin, Paris, Las Vegas."
Author: J. R. Moehringer
22. "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."
Author: Jim Garrison
23. "And I wound up in New Orleans for all those years and it was a great place, really a catalyst creatively."
Author: Jimmy Buffett
24. "I'm really getting to appreciate traditional jazz now - the New Orleans stuff - a lot more than I did before."
Author: John Goodman
25. "The only excursion of my life outside of New Orleans took me through the vortex to the whirlpool of despair: Baton Rouge. . . . New Orleans is, on the other hand, a comfortable metropolis which has a certain apathy and stagnation which I find inoffensive."
Author: John Kennedy Toole
26. "... I tried to end our little duel. I called out pacifying words; I entreated; I finally surrendered. Still Clyde came, my pirate costume so great a success that it had apparently convinced him that we were back in the golden days of romantic old New Orleans when gentlemen decided matters of hot dog honor at twenty paces"
Author: John Kennedy Toole
27. "Oh, New Orleans is such freedom."
Author: John Kennedy Toole
28. "I wouldn't touch New Orleans with a ten-foot pole. That town is haunted as shit, and all the better for it. Nowhere in the world loves its ghosts more than that city."
Author: Kendare Blake
29. "What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in New Orleans, goes home with you."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
30. "The condition in New Orleans was changing every day. I said, why don't we appropriate another $10 billion, come back and look at the situation, and do another $10 billion every week, or every 10 days?"
Author: Lynn Westmoreland
31. "In the early 1980s, I burned my Social Security card at the New Orleans Investment Conference in protest of the state pension system."
Author: Mark Skousen
32. "It's a common theme around the city of New Orleans; we're resilient people because we have to be. We love this place with all of our heart and all of our soul and I just wanted to try to do something that I could to help make it better."
Author: Mitch Landrieu
33. "One of the most special things about the city of New Orleans is how diverse a people we really are. There's been a new generation of individuals that have all grown up together, so I don't really see myself as a White mayor. I've never seen New Orleans as a Black city."
Author: Mitch Landrieu
34. "Surely, if Mother Nature had been consulted, she would never have consented to building a city in New Orleans."
Author: Mortimer Zuckerman
35. "We have to shore this thing up like a New Orleans levy."
Author: Richard Carlson
36. "She was a full lipped and hipped italian tomato with Rome burning in her eyes. She had the look of a carnival in Rio, or Mardi Gras in New Orleans, or bullfights in Spain, or Saturday night in my apartment."
Author: Richard S. Prather
37. "He stopped and grinned ruefully. "Remember back in the 1950s? With those long, blond curls on top, you couldn't even walk out the door without being mobbed by women that thought you were that singer. Too bad you sing like a dying horse. You could have made thousands," he mused.Ian shot him a dirty look. "The singer looked like me," he bit out. "Just not quite as handsome. And you're one to talk about bad singing. I couldn't hear right for a week after listening to your shower ballads in New Orleans. What in the hell are you doing when you bathe? Trying out for the leading role in an opera?"
Author: Rose Wynters
38. "You can't vote that water out of the city of New Orleans."
Author: Russel Honore
39. "You got to get outta here, Josie. New Orleans is fine for some people, real good for a few. But not for you. Too much baggage that'll pull you down. You got dreams and the potential to make 'em real."
Author: Ruta Sepetys
40. "I took many trips down to New Orleans trying to experience the city as deeply as possible. I'm from Detroit so New Orleans seemed very exotic to me."
Author: Ruta Sepetys
41. "There's also the tradition of voodoo, the Haitian magic arts, in New Orleans. And because New Orleans is below sea level, when they bury people in New Orleans, it's mostly above ground. So you have this idea that the spirits are more accessible and can access you more easily because they're not even buried."
Author: Sam Trammell
42. "I started in New Orleans music and played all through the history of jazz."
Author: Steve Lacy
43. "There have been nine Super Bowls in New Orleans, and not all of them have brought the best of luck to NFL Films. We got robbed twice there, got food poisoning, and my hotel room was broken into on the day the Bears played the Patriots in January 1986."
Author: Steve Sabol
44. "Jazz came out of New Orleans, and that was the forerunner of everything. You mix jazz with European rhythms, and that's rock n' roll, really. You can make the argument that it all started on the streets of New Orleans with the jazz funerals."
Author: The Edge
45. "New Orleans jazz is a complex and embracing art form that began about the same time as the blues and encompassed many of its excellences."
Author: Tim Cahill
46. "The oyster was an animal worthy of New Orleans, as mysterious and private and beautiful as the city itself. If one could accept that oysters build their houses out of their lives, one could imagine the same of New Orleans, whose houses were similarly and resolutely shuttered against an outside world that could never be trusted to show proper sensitivity toward the oozing delicacies within."
Author: Tom Robbins
47. "The minute you land in New Orleans, something wet and dark leaps on you and starts humping you like a swamp dog in heat, and the only way to get that aspect of New Orleans off you is to eat it off. That means beignets and crayfish bisque and jambalaya, it means shrimp remoulade, pecan pie, and red beans with rice, it means elegant pompano au papillote, funky file z'herbes, and raw oysters by the dozen, it means grillades for breakfast, a po' boy with chowchow at bedtime, and tubs of gumbo in between. It is not unusual for a visitor to the city to gain fifteen pounds in a week--yet the alternative is a whole lot worse. If you don't eat day and night, if you don't constantly funnel the indigenous flavors into your bloodstream, then the mystery beast will go right on humping you, and you will feel its sordid presence rubbing against you long after you have left town. In fact, like any sex offender, it can leave permanent psychological scars."
Author: Tom Robbins
48. "You knows dat in New Orleans is not morning 'til dee sun come up."
Author: Tom Robbins
49. "New Orleans, more than many places I know, actually tangibly lives its culture. It's not just a residual of life; it's a part of life. Music is at every major milestone of our life: birth, marriage, death. It's our culture."
Author: Wendell Pierce
50. "One of the real worries I had before the first season of 'Treme' aired was that, man, people in New Orleans really hold movie and television shows up to a high standard in how they depict the city."
Author: Wendell Pierce

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