Best Quotes about Mardi Gras

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

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

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.–Mark Twain

Do what you do. This Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, Twelfth Night, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, St. Paddy’s Day, and every day henceforth. Just do what you do. Live out your life and your traditions on your own terms. If it offends others, so be it. That’s their problem.–Chris Rose

It’s not a giant thing, like graduation, Mardi Gras, Halloween or New Year’s. We do get business from it. That’s why we put stuff out; we don’t skip it. It’s our big thing for March.–Suzanne Smith

The sky is purple, the flare of a match behind a cupped hand is gold; the liquor is green, bright green, made from a thousand herbs, made from altars. Those who know enough to drink Chartreuse at Mardi Gras are lucky, because the distilled essence of the town burns in their bellies. Chartreuse glows in the dark, and if you drink enough of it, your eyes will turn bright green.–Poppy Z. Brite

I like visiting peoples homes on Saint Josephs Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint, and invite the public – I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras.–Poppy Z. Brite

In some countries Women’s Day is a national holiday and men give women flowers. In America Women’s Day falls on another holiday, Mardi Gras, where men give women beads in the respectful and post-feminist desire to see their naked boobies.–Craig Ferguson

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Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras = bad idea!–Nikki Sixx

There’s a thing I’ve dreamed of all my life, and I’ll be damned if it don’t look like it’s about to come true-to be King of the Zulu’s parade. After that, I’ll be ready to die.–Louis Armstrong

I love Mardi Gras. I’m a street rat.–Mitch Landrieu

Where are you from, Mr. Pendergast? Can’t quite place the accent.” “New Orleans.” “What a coincidence! I went there for Mardi Gras once.” “How nice for you. I myself have never attended.” Ludwig paused, the smile frozen on his face, wondering how to steer the conversation onto a more pertinent topic.–Douglas Preston

History of America, Part I (1776-1966): Declaration of Independence, Constitutional Convention, Louisiana Purchase, Civil War, Reconstruction, World War I, Great Depression, New Deal, World War II, TV, Cold war, civil-rights movement, Vietnam. History of America, Part II (1967-present): the Super Bowl era. The Super Bowl has become Main Street’s Mardi Gras.–Norman Chad

In the dining room, next to my collection of colorful papier-mache Mardi Gras float art, hang draperies made of the New Orleans toile fabric that I designed pre-Katrina for Hazelnut.–Bryan Batt

How was I to know your pet was a god-killer? What kind of idiot ties herself down to one of his kind? (Dionysus) Well, gee, what was I supposed to do? Hook up with Mr. All-powerful God-killer or get myself a Mardi Gras float and hang out with him? (She pointed to Camulus, who looked extremely offended by her comment.) You’re such a moron. No wonder you’re the patron god of drunken frat boys. (Artemis)–Sherrilyn Kenyon

This wasn’t strong-willed, fly-by-the-seat-of-her-miniskirt Kate that I’d befriended last year. You think you know a girl- and then she goes and loses her virginity at a Mardi Gras party and goes soft.–Lauren Kate

Yeah, I know, but word came from Artemis herself that she wanted him here. Looks like we’re having a psycho reunion this week…Oh wait, it’s Mardi Gras. Duh. (Talon)–Sherrilyn Kenyon

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We’ve never done a coordinated music effort. Everything else we’ve done has been around a holiday – Halloween, Mardi Gras, half way to Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day.–Craig Johnson

Don’t stop. Keep right on going. Hitch up your trailer and go to Canada or down to Old Mexico. Head for Europe if you can afford it, or go to Mardi Gras. Go someplace you’ve heard about, where you can fish or hunt or collect rocks or just look up at the sky. Find out what’s at the end of some country road. Go see what’s over the next hill, and the one after that, and the one after that.–Wally Byam

On Mardi Gras, she got his soul back and freed him. (Wulf) Oh man, that sucks. Now he’s going to have to join Kyrian on the geriatric patrol. (Chris)–Sherrilyn Kenyon

I love gay Mardi Gras in Sydney, which is a big parade, a big march that thousands and thousands of people participate in. And there’s one little group… well it’s not little, it’s got hundreds of people marching, and they’re all very sweet, middle-aged and elderly people who are the parents of gay children who are out and proud.–Jacki Weaver

Mardi Gras a time to let down your hair. Not put it up.   –Jacqueline Zambrano

Mardi Gras gives a glimpse into religion, history, politics, economics, music, folklore, theater, and social structure. –Errol Laborde

Mardi Gras has been celebrated in southern Louisiana since the French first settled in the area. –Marcia G. Gaudet

Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) marks the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, and a time of repentance in the Catholic Church.–Marcia G. Gaudet

New Orleans Mardi Gras is to serve as a symbolic unifier of diverse groups and attitudes, at least for that day. –Marcia G. Gaudet

Consequently they usually portray the Mardi Gras only as a surreal procession of masked drunks falling all over themselves, chasing chickens, and sometimes maiming the chickens and themselves in the process.  –Marcia G. Gaudet

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It is Mardi Gras custom for all gentlemen to bow and all ladies to curtsy when presented to the Mardi Gras King and Queens. –Huber

Mardi Gras, with its laughter-moving tomfooleries, must go the way of all other institutions, and reposing on its past glory, may content itself with sneering at the hard realities of the present locomotive, telegraphic age. –Schindler

Mardi Gras is a festive holiday. People dress up and throw parties. People have fun at the celebrations and parties. –Molly Aloian

During Mardi Gras people eat delicious foods, such as craw fish jambalaya. –Molly Aloian

Mardi Gras traditions began long ago during winter festivals. Late, Christians saw it as a time to eat rich foods before fasting, or not eating, during lent. Today, everybody joins the fun. –Molly Aloian

Mardi Gras has different names. Many people from around the world call this festive time carnival.    –Molly Aloian

A Mardi Gras float, or a platform on wheels, is pulled by a tractor, and is decorated with a subject, or theme, chosen by each krewe. –Beverly B Vidrine

Mardi Gras is a holiday, or a day of freedom from work and school, in many cities that celebrate this special day. –Beverly B Vidrine

Many parade goers enjoy dancing to the band music played by the brass horns during the Mardi Gras parades. –Beverly B Vidrine

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

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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

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is one of the best known and largest celebrations in the united States.    –Duncan JamiesonDianne M. MacMillan

Everyone looks forward to the season of the year when people of all races and backgrounds come together for the magic that is Mardi Gras. –Duncan JamiesonDianne M. MacMillan

Mardi Gras got its start thousands of years ago. At that time, it was a spring celebration.  –Julie Murray

In the New Orleans area, it is tradition for the schoolchildren to build Mardi Gras floats out of shoe boxes. Make your float roar with creativity!  –Dianne de Las Casas

The modern Mardi Gras began in New Orleans in 1827. That year, on Fat Tuesday, young men wearing bright costumes through the streets. A tradition was born.  –Lisa Gabbert

Mardi Gras was a discrete tourist attraction that the city celebrated for approximately two weeks.    –Peter Kivisto

Mardi Gras industry signifies the dominance of impersonal bureaucratic norms and rational procedures in the production of Mardi Gras. –Peter Kivisto

Mainstream media tends to showcase a very specific kind of Mardi Gras, but my experience of Mardi Gras is very different; it’s very cultural. –Solange Knowles

Mardi Gras, the drinking, the partying – that scared me. –Archie Manning

I love Mardi Gras. I’m a street rat. –Mitch Landrieu

I had one of the best nights of my life at Mardi Gras. –Cenk Uygur

Normally when you go to a queer space the people often look like you, they are the same age as you and so on, but at Mardi Gras and at queer events in general, everybody is different, everybody comes together. And that is what I love about Pride and Mardi Gras and those sort of events. –Courtney Act

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From the food to the Mardi Gras Indians to the brass bands and the second liners parading through the street, Jazz Fest presents New Orleans in one place. –Trombone Shorty

My uncle is in the hall of fame for creating by hand some of the most intricate Indian Mardi Gras garb.– Dawn Richard

In the dining room, next to my collection of colorful papier-mache Mardi Gras float art, hang draperies made of the New Orleans toile fabric that I designed pre-Katrina for Hazelnut. –Bryan Batt

I like visiting people’s homes on Saint Joseph’s Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint, and invite the public – I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras.– Poppy Z. Brite

The first Mardi Gras I went to, I stayed at the Tulane AE Pi house on Broadway. Slept on a pool table one night, slept under it the next. –Adam Richman

I’m from New Orleans, and we have a Mardi Gras group called the Chewbacchus. It’s celebrating all things geeky: science fiction, fantasy, ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Men in Black,’ ‘Ghostbusters,’ everything. –Claudia Gray Science

I remember my first Mardi Gras. It was in the year 2001. I decided earlier that day that I was going to go in drag. It was my third time in drag. –Courtney Act

The Carnival dancers are such a vital part of any carnival, whether it’s in Rio, Mardi Gras or even Notting Hill Carnival in my home town of London. Once you see them, you know it’s time to party. —Jax Jones

It’s always on everyone’s list, like, ‘What’s New Orleans like?’ I think people have a pre-conceived idea, like it’s just Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street. But really, there’s so much culture, the music’s great, the food’s great. It’s not good for the waistline! But I’m actually from the South, I’m from Georgia, so the weather doesn’t bother me. –Sung Kang

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I love gay Mardi Gras in Sydney, which is a big parade, a big march that thousands and thousands of people participate in. And there’s one little group… well it’s not little, it’s got hundreds of people marching, and they’re all very sweet, middle-aged and elderly people who are the parents of gay children who are out and proud. –Jacki Weaver

At Mardi Gras, the different tribes will basically play war games, and so my brother is what you call a Flag Boy, which is more of less like a tribe’s diplomat. He carries the game’s standard and is really the line of where the game starts. –Christian Scott

My family’s business was actually an amusement park in New Orleans. My grandfather had started that, and my grandmother was a dance maven in New Orleans. It was just the theatricality and the Mardi Gras and the pageantry that I fell in love with at an early age.– Bryan Batt

I live in New Orleans part of the year, and it’s a really fun eating town. I bought two homes there, one to live in and one as an investment. They love to eat, drink and dress up in costumes. There are so many reasons to dress up – Mardi Gras, Halloween, Southern Decadence. –Jennifer Coolidge

I’m from New Orleans, which is all about direct engagement out in the street with all the parades and Mardi Gras Indians and jazz funerals. I’m trying to take that and put it into my generation, a group that doesn’t have enough joy and celebration in their lives. –Jon Batiste

I remember turning onto the street. I saw barricades and police officers and, just, people everywhere. When I saw all of that, I immediately thought that it was Mardi Gras. I had no idea that they were here to keep me out of the school. –Ruby Bridges Police

When I was a kid, I saw Mardi Gras in New Orleans. So to me Party Rock was always wear your animal print, bring your no-lenses glasses, dress up in a bunch of colors and have fun. Animal print is a must. –Redfoo

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I love Mardi Gras. I’m a street rat.–Mitch Landrieu

Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras = bad idea!–Nikki Sixx

The first Mardi Gras I went to, I stayed at the Tulane AE Pi house on Broadway. Slept on a pool table one night, slept under it the next.–Adam Richman

On Mardi Gras, she got his soul back and freed him. (Wulf) Oh man, that sucks. Now he’s going to have to join Kyrian on the geriatric patrol. (Chris)–Sherrilyn Kenyon

Yeah, I know, but word came from Artemis herself that she wanted him here. Looks like we’re having a psycho reunion this weekOh wait, it’s Mardi Gras. Duh. (Talon)–Sherrilyn Kenyon

We’ve never done a coordinated music effort. Everything else we’ve done has been around a holiday – Halloween, Mardi Gras, half way to Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day.–Craig Johnson

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

I like visiting peoples homes on Saint Josephs Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint, and invite the public – I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras.–Poppy Z. Brite

In the dining room, next to my collection of colorful papier-mache Mardi Gras float art, hang draperies made of the New Orleans toile fabric that I designed pre-Katrina for Hazelnut.–Bryan Batt

I like visiting people’s homes on Saint Joseph’s Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint, and invite the public – I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras.–Poppy Z. Brite

It’s not a giant thing, like graduation, Mardi Gras, Halloween or New Year’s. We do get business from it. That’s why we put stuff out; we don’t skip it. It’s our big thing for March.–Suzanne Smith

This wasn’t strong-willed, fly-by-the-seat-of-her-miniskirt Kate that I’d befriended last year. You think you know a girl- and then she goes and loses her virginity at a Mardi Gras party and goes soft.–Lauren Kate

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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.–Mark Twain

In some countries Women’s Day is a national holiday and men give women flowers. In America Women’s Day falls on another holiday, Mardi Gras, where men give women beads in the respectful and post-feminist desire to see their naked boobies.–Craig Ferguson

At Mardi Gras, the different tribes will basically play war games, and so my brother is what you call a Flag Boy, which is more of less like a tribe’s diplomat. He carries the game’s standard and is really the line of where the game starts.–Christian Scott

My family’s business was actually an amusement park in New Orleans. My grandfather had started that, and my grandmother was a dance maven in New Orleans. It was just the theatricality and the Mardi Gras and the pageantry that I fell in love with at an early age.–Bryan Batt

Do what you do. This Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, Twelfth Night, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, St. Paddy’s Day, and every day henceforth. Just do what you do. Live out your life and your traditions on your own terms. If it offends others, so be it. That’s their problem.–Chris Rose

Where are you from, Mr. Pendergast Can’t quite place the accent.” “New Orleans.” “What a coincidence! I went there for Mardi Gras once. “How nice for you. I myself have never attended.” Ludwig paused, the smile frozen on his face, wondering how to steer the conversation onto a more pertinent topic.–Douglas Preston

I love gay Mardi Gras in Sydney, which is a big parade, a big march that thousands and thousands of people participate in. And there’s one little group… well it’s not little, it’s got hundreds of people marching, and they’re all very sweet, middle-aged and elderly people who are the parents of gay children who are out and proud.–Jacki Weaver

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It’s always on everyone’s list, like, ‘What’s New Orleans like’ I think people have a pre-conceived idea, like it’s just Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street. But really, there’s so much culture, the music’s great, the food’s great. It’s not good for the waistline! But I’m actually from the South, I’m from Georgia, so the weather doesn’t bother me.–Sung Kang

History of America, Part I (1776-1966) Declaration of Independence, Constitutional Convention, Louisiana Purchase, Civil War, Reconstruction, World War I, Great Depression, New Deal, World War II, TV, Cold war, civil-rights movement, Vietnam. History of America, Part II (1967-present) the Super Bowl era. The Super Bowl has become Main Street’s Mardi Gras.–Norman Chad

The sky is purple, the flare of a match behind a cupped hand is gold; the liquor is green, bright green, made from a thousand herbs, made from altars. Those who know enough to drink Chartreuse at Mardi Gras are lucky, because the distilled essence of the town burns in their bellies. Chartreuse glows in the dark, and if you drink enough of it, your eyes will turn bright green.–Poppy Z. Brite

Don’t stop. Keep right on going. Hitch up your trailer and go to Canada or down to Old Mexico. Head for Europe if you can afford it, or go to Mardi Gras. Go someplace you’ve heard about, where you can fish or hunt or collect rocks or just look up at the sky. Find out what’s at the end of some country road. Go see what’s over the next hill, and the one after that, and the one after that.–Wally Byam

How was I to know your pet was a god-killer What kind of idiot ties herself down to one of his kind (Dionysus) Well, gee, what was I supposed to do Hook up with Mr. All-powerful God-killer or get myself a Mardi Gras float and hang out with him (She pointed to Camulus, who looked extremely offended by her comment.) You’re such a moron. No wonder you’re the patron god of drunken frat boys. (Artemis)–Sherrilyn Kenyon

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