The Best Quotes about Louisiana

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A Louisiana politician can’t afford to let his animosities carry him away, and still less his principles, although there is seldom difficulty in that department.  – A. J. Liebling

My first few plays took place in the South and even The Lucky Spot was in the thirties but in Louisiana.  – Beth Henley

In my home State of Louisiana, several institutions of higher education have been impacted by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, literally dozens across the entire State.  – Bobby Jindal

Here’s what I’ve found in Louisiana: The voters want to know what you believe, what you stand for, and what you plan to do, not what shade your skin is.  – Bobby Jindal

The shell fishing industry represents a major part of Louisiana’s economy.  – Bobby Jindal

Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana’s shores can recognize that these oysters are not endangered. To classify them as such risks great harm to not only fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf, but also to Louisiana’s economy in total.  – Bobby Jindal

As everyone in Louisiana knows, there was often no communication or coordination between the state and federal government in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  – Bobby Jindal

American women drove hard bargains and the ended up looking the worst for it. The few natural American women left were mostly in Texas and Louisiana.  – Charles Bukowski

I’m a pro -life, pro -gun Louisiana Democrat.  – Charlie Melancon

Louisiana has got a very specific warmth and humidity and richness of light.  – Christopher Heyerdahl

My SUV, assuming Hummer comes out with a model for those who find the current ones too cramped, will look something like the Louisiana Superdome on wheels. It’ll guzzle so much gas as I walk out to my driveway there will be squads of Saudi princes gaping and applauding. It’ll come, when I buy it, with little Hondas and Mazdas already embedded in the front grillwork.  – David Brooks

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We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership.  – David Vitter

…like a scene from the swamps of Louisiana or the mind of Poe on opium.  – Dean Koontz

In all my stories and novels, no one ever escapes Louisiana. Maybe that is because my soul never left Louisiana, although my body did go to California.  – Ernest Gaines

One of these days the people of Louisiana are going to get good government  – and they aren’t going to like it.  – Huey Long

Robert Duvall saw me playing at a restaurant in Louisiana and invited me to be an extra in his movie ‘The Apostle.’ He gave me a guitar for my sixth birthday, and I thought that was the coolest thing in the world.  – Hunter Hayes

I’m from the gulf coast of Louisiana.  – Ian Somerhalder

My great -grandchildren will not be able to enjoy the Gulf Coast of Louisiana the way I have.  – Ian Somerhalder

I am also a Kentucky Colonel and an Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, among other things.  – Jack L. Chalker

[On Hillary Rodham Clinton:] She always looks so adorable, and she’s intrepid; she’s the biggest bargain America ever got, bigger than that Louisiana Purchase from my French friends.  – Jackie Kennedy

Much was said and written, at the time, concerning the policy of adding the vast regions of Louisiana, to the already immense, and but half -tenanted territories of the United -States.  – James F. Cooper

Louisiana is a fresh -air mental asylum.  – James Lee Burke

I needed to explain that Louisiana’s coast accepts the drainage from two -thirds of the United States and, while the necessary levees constructed upstream have prevented floods, they have also contributed to problems downstream.  – John Breaux

I love Louisiana. It’s amazing.  – Johnny Knoxville

Let me be clear  – I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice  – including the elderly and persons with disabilities  – and their families  – who rely on the state for their care.  – Kathleen Blanco

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God calls us to care for our fellow man, especially the neediest. I feel that call to lift up the less fortunate; the call to improve our communities and our state. It drives me to serve Louisiana as governor.  – Kathleen Blanco

When I’m out hustling up new industries, I can offer Louisiana’s many selling points. We have unmatched natural resources, a unique culture and fantastic workers.  – Kathleen Blanco

I remember what it was like in the 1960’s in rural Louisiana. Women did not have many options. My own best friend in high school had a baby at 16. I don’t want us to go back to those days.  – Kim Gandy

It has been a privilege beyond belief for me to have represented the State of Louisiana in Congress and to have been given the blessed assignment of U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.  – Lindy Boggs

Simply put, success in LSU football is essential for the success of Louisiana State University.  – Mark Emmert

Whatever story you’re telling in Louisiana, the landscape is going to become a character in it.  – Nic Pizzolatto

From Bourbon Street to Baton Rouge, the freaks come out at night in Louisiana. And nowhere are they more raucous and unnerving than at Tiger Stadium.  – Pat Forde

We’re going to make every effort to keep the Saints as Louisiana’s team.  – Paul Tagliabue

When you get into Louisiana, it really is like a different country in a lot of ways. The plants you see are a little different, like the weeping willows and the cypress trees that come up out of the bayou. And it’s steamy hot.  – Sam Trammell

Im concerned about the cost, just like everybody else. Theres no question that we have an obligation to help the people of Louisiana and Mississippi to rebuild.  – Saxby Chambliss

I tried to film ‘Leaves of Grass’ in Oklahoma, but it was literally about a million dollars less to shoot in Louisiana.  – Tim Blake Nelson

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I went to college in Mississippi; I’m from Louisiana.  – Trishelle Cannatella

One of these days the people of Louisiana are going to get good government  – and they aren’t going to like it.  -Huey Long

I guess I feel that I was following my instincts, and at the same time being guided by the best. I became totally intrigued with Louisiana  – the people, the food. It is a part of my life. Everything that has happened for me since moving here has just been icing on the cake.  -Emeril Lagasse

Dear America, I suppose we should introduce ourselves: We’re South Louisiana…You probably already know that we talk funny and listen to strange music and eat things you’d probably hire an exterminator to get out of your yard. We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t.  -Chris Rose

My parents are from a whole different culture. My parents are from small -town Louisiana. It’s like, if it walk like a duck, talk like a duck, then it’s a duck. And if you ain’t quacking, you ain’t no duck.  -Bun B

Louisiana has got a very specific warmth and humidity and richness of light.  -Christopher Heyerdahl

It is impossible to capture the essence, tolerance, and spirit of south Louisiana in words.  -Chris Rose

Louisiana has the best food on the planet if you don’t really ask too much about what you’re eating.  -Jeff Foxworthy

As everyone in Louisiana knows, there was often no communication or coordination between the state and federal government in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  -Bobby Jindal

A Louisiana politician can’t afford to let his animosities carry him away, and still less his principles, although there is seldom difficulty in that department.  -A. J. Liebling

Unfortunately, the people of Louisiana are not racists.  -Dan Quayle

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On the acquisition of Louisiana, in the year 1803, the attention of the government of the United States, was early directed towards exploring and improving the new territory.  -Meriwether Lewis

Cajun is country food by farmers and fisherman that arrived in Louisiana from Acadiana, Canada.  -Paul Prudhomme

God calls us to care for our fellow man, especially the neediest. I feel that call to lift up the less fortunate; the call to improve our communities and our state. It drives me to serve Louisiana as governor.  -Kathleen Blanco

Down in Louisiana where the alligators grow so mean, there lived a girl that I swear to the world made the alligators look tame.  -Tony Joe White

My first few plays took place in the South and even The Lucky Spot was in the thirties but in Louisiana.  -Beth Henley

Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana’s shores can recognize that these oysters are not endangered. To classify them as such risks great harm to not only fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf, but also to Louisiana’s economy in total.  -Bobby Jindal

I went to college in Mississippi; I’m from Louisiana.  -Trishelle Cannatella

Louisiana loses 30 miles a year off our coast. We lost 100 miles last year off our coast thanks to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We have lost a size of land equivalent to the entire state of Rhode Island.  -Bobby Jindal

I think the federal government really should be supporting Louisiana and ensuring that every person from that area has an opportunity to vote on what will occur in the area.  -Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Voters replaced Democratic senators with Republicans in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and likely in Alaska, and appear on track to do so in a runoff next month in Louisiana. At the same time, voters kept Republicans in GOP seats in heavily contested races in Georgia, Kansas, and Kentucky. That is at least ten, and as many as a dozen, tough races, without a single Republican seat changing hands. Tuesday’s voting was a wave alright  – a very anti -Democratic wave.  -Byron York

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Im concerned about the cost, just like everybody else. Theres no question that we have an obligation to help the people of Louisiana and Mississippi to rebuild.  -Saxby Chambliss

Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England.  -Archibald MacLeish

Invite the best and brightest to compete for a grand prize to come up with designs, including new zoning, building codes and so forth, for New Orleans that could make it safe from water, and let the state and city pick the plan that works best for Louisiana.  -Billy Tauzin

When I’m out hustling up new industries, I can offer Louisiana’s many selling points. We have unmatched natural resources, a unique culture and fantastic workers.  -Kathleen Blanco

In my home State of Louisiana, several institutions of higher education have been impacted by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, literally dozens across the entire State.  -Bobby Jindal

The shell fishing industry represents a major part of Louisiana’s economy.  -Bobby Jindal

In Louisiana, we don’t bet on football games, we bet on whether a politician is going to be indicted or not.  -Mark Duffy

Louisiana taught me another level of humility. Everyone is so content, not socially content but spiritually. Everyone is happy with who they are and loves their city regardless of what has happened here with Katrina and all the different stories. They have a sense of pride and it really rubbed off on me.  -Kofi Siriboe

In ’71 or ’72 I returned to New Orleans and stayed there. I started cooking Louisiana food. Of all the things I had cooked, it was the best -and it was my heritage.  -Paul Prudhomme

I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it’s not about me. It’s about the Louisiana Tech family. There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family.  -Terry Bradshaw

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We’re going to make every effort to keep the Saints as Louisiana’s team.  -Paul Tagliabue

We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership.  -David Vitter

Let me be clear  – I want all Louisiana citizens to have choice  – including the elderly and persons with disabilities  – and their families  – who rely on the state for their care.  -Kathleen Blanco

When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the ’70s and ’80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law.  -Patricia Ireland

The first job I had with the Smithsonian was as a field researcher among African American communities in Southwest Louisiana and Arkansas for the festival.  -Bernice Johnson Reagon

I needed to explain that Louisiana’s coast accepts the drainage from two -thirds of the United States and, while the necessary levees constructed upstream have prevented floods, they have also contributed to problems downstream.  -John Breaux

And the issues I think are important in Louisiana right now happen to be health care and education. And those are two areas that the federal government can play a very important role. And I think I can be effective in trying to help our state from the Washington scene.  -John Breaux

I am also a Kentucky Colonel and an Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, among other things.  -Jack L. Chalker

It has been a privilege beyond belief for me to have represented the State of Louisiana in Congress and to have been given the blessed assignment of U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.  -Lindy Boggs

…like a scene from the swamps of Louisiana or the mind of Poe on opium.  -Dean Koontz

My great -grandchildren will not be able to enjoy the Gulf Coast of Louisiana the way I have.  -Ian Somerhalder

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Louisiana, the state road maintenance forgot.  -James Patterson

You never know. It started with me in Louisiana when I won Louisiana and I got fewer delegates than Ted Cruz. I win a state, I get fewer votes. Then, I poll great in Colorado and all of a sudden . . . the voters aren’t going to choose. The bosses are going to choose. Anything is possible.  -Donald Trump

When you get into Louisiana, it really is like a different country in a lot of ways. The plants you see are a little different, like the weeping willows and the cypress trees that come up out of the bayou. And it’s steamy hot.  -Sam Trammell

All the really great records or people who made them somehow came from Memphis or Louisiana or somewhere along the Mississippi River…And singers like Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters gave me the feeling that they were right there, standing by the river.  -John Fogerty

To propel our Louisiana culture into the future seems to be quite a task, but if one lives for the music as Cedric does, the path seems effortless. These songs may well be early brushstrokes of a life’s worth of possibilities, not only for himself, but also for the identity survival of a culture.  -Michael Doucet

Louisiana is a place that you escape, not a place that you leave.  -Jared Leto

My wife is from Laurel, Mississippi, and she has a lot of relatives down in Louisiana, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport, Louisiana. We go down there a lot. We got married in New Orleans. She has a cousin who introduced me to swamp pop, which is sort of zydeco/Cajun music with a little uptempo pop swing. Now I’m a big zydeco fan, I’m a big swamp -music fan.  -Charlie Day

Whatever story you’re telling in Louisiana, the landscape is going to become a character in it.  -Nic Pizzolatto

Louisiana, as ceded by France to the United States, is made a part of the United States; its white inhabitants shall be citizens, and stand, as to their rights and obligations, on the same footing with other citizens of the United States, in analogous situations.  -Thomas Jefferson

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Half of Louisiana is under water and the other half is under indictment.  -Billy Tauzin

Everything in Louisiana is about layers. There are layers of race, layers of class, layers of survival, layers of death, and layers of rebirth. To live with these layers is to be a true Louisianian. This state has a depth that is simultaneously beyond words and yet as natural as breathing. How can a place be both other -worldly and completely pedestrian is beyond me; however, Louisiana manages to do it. Louisiana is spooky that way.  -Don Lemon

I love Louisiana. It’s amazing.  -Johnny Knoxville

I’m not going to lay down in words the lure of this place. Every great writer in the land, from Faulkner to Twain to Rice to Ford, has tried to do it and fallen short. It is impossible to capture the essence, tolerance, and spirit of south Louisiana in words and to try is to roll down a road of clichés, bouncing over beignets and beads and brass bands and it just is what it is. It is home.  -Chris Rose

I want to just say something very, very personal. As you know, Louisiana has undergone a lot of flooding over the last couple of weeks August 2016. And I just want to thank the American people for their generosity and supporting so many victims of that terrible flooding.  -Donna Brazile

My first instrument was an accordion. Growing up in Louisiana, my grandmother gave me an accordion because of our Cajun heritage.  -Hunter Hayes

My mom makes the best Cajun stuff. I’m a big gumbo guy. I’ve lost a lot of my Louisiana accent, so now when I say ‘gumbo,’ I feel like someone who’s never said the word before.  -Hunter Hayes

What we’ve seen in Louisiana  – the breakdown of law and order in the aftermath of disaster  – is exactly the kind of situation where the Second Amendment was intended to allow citizens to protect themselves.  -Wayne LaPierre

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The crisis is not an opportunity to change the character of Louisiana’s political order. We must not use the crisis to turn Louisiana into a red sta  – this is a rainbow state.  -Jesse Jackson

In the wake of this disaster, the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida should know that the United States Congress stands ready to help them in their time of need,.  -Bill Frist

We’re gonna put $456 million to go to an island of 50 people? You know… The bridge to nowhere. And this is right after Katrina happened. And so I offer an amendment to take that money from Alaska and repair the stuff in Louisiana.  -Tom Coburn

I think of myself as Rebecca Wells from Lodi Plantation, in Central Louisiana, a girl who was lucky enough to be born into a family that encouraged creativity and didn’t call me lazy or nuts when I dressed up in my mother’s peignoirs and played the piano, having painted a small sign decorated in glitter that read ‘The Piano Fairy Girl.  -Rebecca Wells

It was very interesting to me that when Louisiana was destroyed in that flood the fundamentalists were very quick to say, it’s the punishment of God on a sinful city. Now that the oil industry has been so hard hit in Galveston, are they up on their pulpits saying, God is punishing the oil industry? No, no, no!  -Margaret Atwood

The broadening of the economic order which came to be seated in the individual property owner… dramatized by Jefferson’s purchase of the Louisiana Territory… “The supremacy of corporate economic power… consolidated by the Supreme Court decision of 1886 which declared that the Fourteenth Amendment protected the corporation… [the New Deal, leading to], within the political arena, as well as in the corporate world itself, competing centers of power that challenged those of the corporate directors.  -C. Wright Mills

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Strictures, reproaches, and intemperate speeches from the Senator of Louisiana are really the wailings of an apostle of despair; he has lost control of himself, he is trying to play billiards with elliptical billiard balls and a spiral cue.  -Huey Long

I’ve always loved Louisiana and particularly New Orleans, and I think a lot of people when they travel there, think they’re home there  – there are just so many spirits, it’s so rich in culture. It’s steeped in a true spirit of individuality that makes this country. It’s the oldest part of our story, in a way. And being in that climate, it was really conducive to letting our imaginations soar. I found it to be the true inspiration.  -Scarlett Johansson

It is hard to look at the amount of damage in the two states and say it’s equal, but the time to fight that battle is gone. Without Louisiana and Mississippi working together, Louisiana might have gotten a lot less than that. That’s just the reality of politics.  -Tim Ryan

I went to Louisiana Tech, which is just down the road from where we lived. It was an easy college to get into.  -Jeff Mangum

In Louisiana, President Bush met with over 15,000 National Guard troops. Here’s the weird part, nobody remembers seeing him there.  -Craig Kilborn

Sometimes when these kinds of things happen, it can seem a little bit too much to bear. But what I want the people of Louisiana know is that you’re not alone on this. Even after the TV cameras leave, the whole country is going to continue to support you and help you until we get folks back in their homes and lives are rebuilt.  -Barack Obama

And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really, really looked out for me and really encouraged all that. And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then.  -William Joyce

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Growing up in Louisiana, my grandmother gave me an accordion because of our Cajun heritage. What ended up happening was I started learning about more instruments, so I just kind of went that route. Music’s really all I’ve ever done.  -Hunter Hayes

What we’ve witnessed in the past 25 or 30 years is just incredible. We’ve birthed 30,000 or 40,000 restaurants. I used to go to Europe every year to get experience [and ideas]. I don’t go to Europe anymore. I go to Oregon, I go to Washington, I go to Louisiana, I go to Little Rock, I go to Austin, I travel New York City. I don’t go to Europe anymore.  -Geoffrey Zakarian

Somebody said he came from New Orleans, where he got in a fight over a Cajun queen. And a crushing blow from a huge right hand, sent a Louisiana fella to the Promised Land.  -Jimmy Dean

I come to writing from hearing great stories as a child in Louisiana, where the mark of a person was his or her ability to be a raconteur. I also come to writing as a professional actress whose body has been trained to listen and smell and inhabit characters without judgment.  -Rebecca Wells

The Saints are Louisiana’s team and have been since the late ’60s when my predecessor Pete Rozelle welcomed them to the league as New Orleans’ team and Louisiana’s team. Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana.  -Paul Tagliabue

But during all these years I had a vague but persistent desire to return to New Orleans. I never forgot New Orleans. And when we were in tropical places and places of those flowers and trees that grow in Louisiana, I would think of it acutely and I would feel for my home the only glimmer of desire I felt for anything outside my endless pursuit of art.  -Anne Rice

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

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People look at black pride in America and sport’s impact on it. In the major cities it took off the first time Jackie Robinson stole home. In the deep South, it started with Eddie Robinson, who took a small college in northern Louisiana with little or no funds and sent the first black to the pros and made everyone look at him and Grambling.  -Jerry Izenberg

I also believe my home state is cursed by ignorance and poverty and racism, much of it deliberately inculcated to control a vulnerable electorate. And I believe many of the politicians in Louisiana are among the most stomach -churning examples of white trash and venality I have ever known. To me, the fact that large numbers of people find them humorously picaresque is mind numbing, on a level with telling fond tales of one’s rapist.  -James Lee Burke

Louisiana is a fresh -air mental asylum.  -James Lee Burke

American women drove hard bargains and the ended up looking the worst for it. The few natural American women left were mostly in Texas and Louisiana.  -Charles Bukowski

In 1971, Bossier City, Louisiana, there was a teenage girl who was pregnant with her second child. She was a high school dropout and a single mom, but somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative, to work hard and to do something special. That girl is my mother and she’s here tonight. And I just want to say, I love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me to dream.  -Jared Leto

I remember what it was like in the 1960’s in rural Louisiana. Women did not have many options. My own best friend in high school had a baby at 16. I don’t want us to go back to those days.  -Kim Gandy

Well, I was born in Louisiana, but I grew up in South Carolina, which both are definitely very different than LA, but I miss the thunderstorms.  -Ashley Scott

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The coaching profession has lost one of its true legends. Though he was best known for winning more football games than any other coach when he retired, Eddie Robinson’s impact on coaching and the game of football went far beyond wins and losses. He brought a small school in northern Louisiana from obscurity to nationwide, if not worldwide, acclaim and touched the lives of hundreds and hundreds of young men in his 57 years at Grambling. That will be his greatest legacy.  -Grant Teaff

Simply put, success in LSU football is essential for the success of Louisiana State University.  -Mark Emmert

The people in Louisiana must know that all across our country there’s a lot of prayer  – prayer for those whose lives have been turned upside down. And I’m one of them.  -George W. Bush

My food is Louisiana, New Orleans -based, well -seasoned, rustic. I think it’s pretty unique because of my background being influenced by my mom, Portuguese and French Canadian. There’s a lot going on there.  -Emeril Lagasse

Here’s what I’ve found in Louisiana: The voters want to know what you believe, what you stand for, and what you plan to do, not what shade your skin is.  -Bobby Jindal

Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.  -Bobby Jindal

My favorite day was Monday, September the 25th, 2006. New Orleans, Louisiana, site of the Superdome. I watched our people who had suffered so grievously through Hurricane Katrina fill a stadium hours before a game and stay hours after the game.  -Michael Irvin

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In any democratic, civilized  – even non -democratic nations, if you are a nation, it means to say that in our case, if there’s a hurricane in Louisiana, the people of Vermont are there for them. If there’s a tornado in the Midwest, we are there for them. If there’s flooding in the East Coast, the people in California are there for us.  -Bernie Sanders

When I was 13 or 14, I took seven months off from touring. I did a lot of weekend gigs in Louisiana. We have fairs and festivals every weekend. But I took seven months off. That’s when I really started digging deep. I wrote a couple songs that year that I still play every now and then for people.  -Hunter Hayes

I’m from the gulf coast of Louisiana.  -Ian Somerhalder

I moved to Louisiana to become the executive Chef at Commander’s Place. And I must say I had some encouragement from friends such as Ella Brennan, the queen of the New Orleans’s culinary set, and others. This was very flattering to a young man with a dream. I was only 26 years old.  -Emeril Lagasse

Since 2006, we have surpassed Alaska, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and California in oil production to become the second largest oil -producing state in the nation, trailing only Texas. In 2012, North Dakota produced more than 245 million barrels of oil and provided nearly 11 percent of all U.S. output.  -John Hoeven

Louisiana in September was like an obscene phone call from nature. The air  – moist, sultry, secretive, and far from fresh  – felt as if it were being exhaled into one’s face. Sometimes it even sounded like heavy breathing.  -Tom Robbins

Robert Duvall saw me playing at a restaurant in Louisiana and invited me to be an extra in his movie ‘The Apostle.’ He gave me a guitar for my sixth birthday, and I thought that was the coolest thing in the world.  -Hunter Hayes

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In all my stories and novels, no one ever escapes Louisiana. Maybe that is because my soul never left Louisiana, although my body did go to California.  -Ernest Gaines

I’ve always had an interest in Louisiana, especially New Orleans.  -Nicolas Cage

I love Louisiana fried fish, but it’s all Martin Luther King, I can’t go over there.  -Vince Staples

Well, we had a bunch of primaries and caucuses on the Democratic side. Bernie Sanders won the Nebraska and Kansas caucuses. That keeps his campaign alive. But Hillary Clinton won Louisiana, which was the big prize of the night, so she ended up winning more delegates than he did yesterday.  -Mara Liasson

Well, it’s possible that the new infusion of ad money against Donald Trump kept his margins in Kentucky and Louisiana down a bit. But we’re also seeing something that we’ve never seen in 100 years, which is we are seeing the crackup of a major American political party.  -Mara Liasson

I like to think that people can see that and appreciate that idea and then, by some mechanism of wearing the fragrance, sort of carry that idea with them in their own life. Whether it’s a weekend in Louisiana or in New York City or in Venice, Italy, or wherever they may be. I think there’s something kind of fascinating and powerful about that.  -Jared Leto

Hillary Clinton didn’t go to Louisiana. She didn’t go to Mexico. She was invited.  -Donald Trump

I grew up in Louisiana, a lot of carbohydrates, fried foods, all very good. Butter, lots of homemade cakes and cookies. Here I am in Los Angeles and just really educating myself about food. Once you know better, you do better.  -Ali Landry

I don’t care if it’s five dead cops, a dead black citizen in Minnesota or in Louisiana, there are people trying to profit from it, politically profit from it. It’s undeniable. I think it’s cheap and I think it’s sick. But they are there. And you and I both know who they are.  -Rush Limbaugh

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Remember the vast majority of the Democrats as well as all the Republicans in the House of Representatives in Louisiana voted for my signature -piece of legislation in the house which was a bill, actually a bill for true civil rights. That there must be no discrimination against anyone on the basis of race in affirmative -action.  -David Duke

New Orleans was a thrilling place of all kinds of races, it was a dangerous place. It was really and truly the only international city on the continent of North America. There were all different races and everything was celebrated, and it was a place of difference, and everybody was different and it was so odd, the minute that America took over, the minute that the Louisiana territory became part of the United States of America, instantly you were either black or white. There was no nuance. and so a free man of color who could own property was suddenly not allowed to.  -John Guare

I grew up in Louisiana, and I grew up with a dysfunctional family with some very serious abuse from my stepfather, who could be a very beautiful person on one hand and be terrible on the other, so it leaves your soul troubled as a child.  -Tim McGraw

I’m good man, repin’ Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the fullest. Lettin’ everybody know that I got some new heat comin’ to the streets.  -Lil Boosie

I grew up in Louisiana and I think people get it confused. They assume that I lived in California or that’s where I’m from. I worked there, but I didn’t live there.  -Jamie Lynn Spears

Katie Paterson introduced the project [ Future Library ] to a handful of writers at a very fine international literary festival in Denmark at the Louisiana Museum, I sent her an e -mail when I got back to Iceland, saying, “It’s a wonderful project.  -Sjon

While we’ve doubled renewable energy, it was only a tiny portion of the energy portfolio to start with. But what we did was totally take the lid off fossil fuel extractions in every way imaginable. On the day following [Barack] Obama’s trip to the Louisiana floods, you know, we had, I think, another 25 million acres that went on sale in the Gulf for further extraction.  -Jill Stein

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A judge found it constitutionally intolerable that Louisiana should interject ‘religious beliefs and moral judgments into teaching.’  -William Murchison

Half of my family has a deep -rooted connection to the South and Louisiana, and for me, New Orleans is one of our most precious, historic communities: visually, emotionally, artistically.  -Sandra Bullock

That [Louisiana culture] was all very new to me. I read books and watched documentaries, just trying to immerse myself.  -Kofi Siriboe

We were out there with the people whose homes were flooded out in Southern Louisiana. We are out there on the front line with everyday people fighting the real frontline battle that real Americans are fighting.  -Jill Stein

I grew up mostly in the South, and there’s definitely something about the South that’s different from the North. When people ask me where I’m from, I say Louisiana. I spent more years there than anywhere else.  -Steven Soderbergh

Living in Montgomery, I’ve been antagonized by the emergence of a narrative about our history that I believe is quite false and misleading, and actually dangerous. And the narrative that emerges when you spend time in the South  – places likes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana  – is that we have always been a noble, wonderful, glorious region of the country, with wonderful, noble, glorious people doing wonderful, noble, glorious things. And there’s great pride in the Alabamians of the nineteenth century.  -Bryan Stevenson

I’m a pro -life, pro -gun Louisiana Democrat.  -Charlie Melancon

Do we pour $40 billion into grandiose Louisiana engineering projects or do we instead put up no trespassing – signs in the areas below sea level? All are hard choices with various merits and pains. The important thing, however, is for America to decide whether the current policy of inaction is really the way we want to deal with the worst natural disaster in our history.  -Douglas Brinkley

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Louisiana has a heritage of great players that play their high school football within the boundaries of Louisiana.  -Les Miles

[On Hillary Rodham Clinton:] She always looks so adorable, and she’s intrepid; she’s the biggest bargain America ever got, bigger than that Louisiana Purchase from my French friends.  -Jackie Kennedy

From Bourbon Street to Baton Rouge, the freaks come out at night in Louisiana. And nowhere are they more raucous and unnerving than at Tiger Stadium.  -Pat Forde

I tried to film ‘Leaves of Grass’ in Oklahoma, but it was literally about a million dollars less to shoot in Louisiana.  -Tim Blake Nelson

Yeah, I spent my teen years in West Virginia, and when I was a kid, in Louisiana. I definitely have that exposure to two different sorts of rural: the South and Appalachia.  -Sam Trammell

I’m from Louisiana, and that’s where I got my start, in Cajun music. There’s a huge music scene down there centered around our culture. Those are people that are not making music for a living. They are making music for the fun of it. And I think that’s the best way I could have been introduced to music.  -Hunter Hayes

Going from Army base to base as a kid taught me to be a man of all nations. I’d go to the Jewish people and say, ‘Shalom, brother.’ I go to the Muslim people and say, ‘Salaam aleikum.’I go to the Chinese people and say, ‘Nee hao mah,’ which means, ‘How you doin’?’ I go to the Japanese people and say, ‘Konnichiwa.’ I go to San Antonio, Texas, and I get along with Mexicans. Then I go to Louisiana and hang with the Creoles. Moving around a lot made me a man of all people.  -Shaquille O’Neal

There is no faith like the faith of a builder of homes in coastal Louisiana  -Dave Eggers

When the savages of Louisiana wish to have fruit, they cut the tree at the bottom and gather the fruit. That is exactly a despotic government.  -Baron de Montesquieu

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Much was said and written, at the time, concerning the policy of adding the vast regions of Louisiana, to the already immense, and but half -tenanted territories of the United -States.  -James F. Cooper

Growing up in rural Louisiana, the ecosystem around our home wove harmoniously into our family and into our daily life. Every life lesson that trickled its way into my being came from a mutually respectful relationship between the environment and my family.  -Ian Somerhalder

Very little makes me feel vulnerable these days. I hit my absolute apex of vulnerability when I returned to my home state of Louisiana, during the Gulf oil spill disaster, and witnessed mass devastation to every demonstration of life surrounding me  – from grass, trees, bayous, insects, to animals and people  – we all felt demolished.  -Ian Somerhalder

It’s a road movie [Valentine]. I mean, yes. We film it here and it takes place from basically Colorado to Louisiana. That’s the road trip. So we’re all over the place. We go through bits of Texas and bits of Oklahoma.  -Todd Farmer

If Detroit was a watershed concert for me, traveling with Willie Nelson through Texas and Louisiana was a milestone of a different sort.  -Charley Pride

I have lectured at Town Hall N.Y., The Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale, Amherst, Wellesley, Columbia, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana State University, Colorado, Stanford, and scores of other places.  -Paul Engle

Forget that New Orleans is actually a little like the Combat Zone with French cooking, it still happens to be part of the great state of Louisiana where people play the political game the same way it’s played in Lebanon. The place is one layer after another of tribes, factions and at least a million laughs.  -A. J. Liebling

One of the facets of growing up the way I did, I never had the experience of being solely in the black community. Even my family, my mother is what they call Creole, so she’s part French, part black, and grew up in Louisiana. It’s a very specific kind of blackness that is different than what is traditionally thought of as the black community and black culture. So, I never felt a part of whatever that was.  -Justin Simien

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I’m a very emotional writer. I always need to have a boyfriend. I always need to have some food. I always need to have a heater at my feet, and I drink this thing called Cool Brew, which I found in Louisiana. It’s like condensed coffee.  -Ester Dean

Much of the attention on oceans has portrayed oceans as a villain. Warm water strengthened Hurricane Katrina that pounded Louisiana. Rising sea level will flood islands and coastal areas. Or, we’re talking about new opportunities like a new shipping lane in the Arctic because of melting sea ice. These may be the obvious problems, but they’re probably not the biggest ones.  -Mark Powell

My SUV, assuming Hummer comes out with a model for those who find the current ones too cramped, will look something like the Louisiana Superdome on wheels. It’ll guzzle so much gas as I walk out to my driveway there will be squads of Saudi princes gaping and applauding. It’ll come, when I buy it, with little Hondas and Mazdas already embedded in the front grillwork.  -David Brooks

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