New Orleans Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old new orleans quotes, new orleans sayings, and new orleans proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.     

Mark Twain

Even the sidewalks in ‪‎New Orleans‬ had personality.     

Hunter Murphy

If there was no New Orleans, America would just be a bunch of free people dying of boredom.

Chris Rose

I'm not sure, but I'm almost positive, that all music came from New Orleans.

Ernie K Doe

New Orleans is a unique environment.     

Steve Earle

How did you fall in love with New Orleans? At once, madly. Looking back, sometimes I think it was predestined.     

Andrei Codrescu

New Orleans is awake all night, and every night is a party.     

Kodi Smit-McPhee

America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.     

Tennessee Williams

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in New Orleans, goes home with you.

Laurell K. Hamilton

People don't live in New Orleans because it is easy. They live here because they are incapable of living anywhere else in the just same way.     

Ian McNulty

People from New Orleans are extremely prideful.

Solange Knowles

There is no other place on earth even remotely like New Orleans. Don't even try to compare it to anywhere else.

Anthony Bourdain

I think New Orleans is the best city in the United States.

Erin Heatherton

New Orleans is just a doggone fun place to be.

Archie Manning

You knows dat in New Orleans is not morning 'til dee sun come up.     

Tom Robbins