An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans.
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.
And I wound up in New Orleans for all those years and it was a great place, really a catalyst creatively.
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.
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.
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?
New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.
You wanna do some livin' before you die. Do it down in New Orleans.
There are a lot of places I like, but I like New Orleans better.
America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.
Everything in New Orleans is a good idea.
How did you fall in love with New Orleans? At once, madly. Looking back, sometimes I think it was predestined.
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.
What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in New Orleans, goes home with you.
In America, there might be better gastronomic destinations than New Orleans, but there is no place more uniquely wonderful.
New Orleans has a real spirit. It's the most authentic of all American cities.
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.
There's certain things in life that I love. One is architecture. And music, culture, food, people. New Orleans has all of that.
Oh, New Orleans is such freedom.
People from here will often say, "I'm not from the United States, I'm from New Orleans."
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.
It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
New Orleans is one of the two most ingrown, self-obsessed little cities in the United States. (The other is San Francisco.)
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.
A New Orleans credo: When life gives you lemons--make daiquiris.
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