Mardi Gras Sayings and Quotes

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


An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.     

Mark Twain

I think Mardi Gras is a symbol that we're down but not out.     

Arthur Hardy

Mardi Gras is the love of life. It is the harmonic convergence of our food, our music, our creativity, our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living. All at once.     

Chris Rose

Carnival is a butterfly of winter whose last real flight of Mardi Gras forever ends his glory. Another season is the season of another butterfly, and the tattered, scattered, fragments of rainbow wings are in turn the record of his day.     

Lafcadio Hearn

It's a great party, and anyone who doesn't enjoy Mardi Gras is not of this world.     

Franklin Alvarado

I've heard some people say we can't do it. But it's a very significant anniversary and I can't imagine it going unmarked without some kind of parade. It's in our soul to have Mardi Gras.     

Arthur Hardy