Top 111 Louisiana Quotes

In this post, you will find great Louisiana Quotes from famous people, such as Ed Reed, Jeff Mangum, Nina Easton, Campbell Brown, Aaron Neville. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

We tend to want to stay here in Louisiana as Louisiana

We tend to want to stay here in Louisiana as Louisiana people. We’ve just got to be mindful that there are other things out there, and we really need to open our kidsminds to get them to go to college. Get them to get away. Then come back and help the next ones behind us.
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
Unless engineers can stop southern Louisiana from sinking into the Gulf – the Mississippi Delta is the fastest-disappearing land on the planeteven post-Katrina’s modernized levees will be overwhelmed.
I was born and raised in Louisiana – a small town called Ferriday, north of Baton Rouge.
Through the years, I found we had Native American blood in us. My great-grandmother came from the island of Martinique, and they hooked up with the Native Americans of Louisiana.
Trying to conceal the fact that I was a gay, effeminate, hyperactive, adopted child with a serious lisp in southern Louisiana would have been like trying to hide Dolly Parton in a string bikini!
Mom came from what has been called the poorest place in America – Lake Providence, Louisiana. She was born on the south side of the Mississippi which was mainly African American and even poorer than the rest.
I’m concerned about the cost, just like everybody else. There’s no question that we have an obligation to help the people of Louisiana and Mississippi to rebuild.
Saxby Chambliss
We know that behind every budget number are real Louisiana citizens.
In Louisiana, we are very familiar with the potential risks associated with offshore drilling and we have not forgotten the lessons learned from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy.
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
Louisiana commenced her existence as a state under a code of laws differing from all the other states which were founded on the common law, in that its code, a new one, was founded mainly on the Civil Law and the Code Napoleon of France.
My first job was cleaning dog kennels. It was especially, ah, aromatic during those hot, humid Louisiana summers, but it prepared me for Hollywood.
We shot the first season of ‘Hap and Leonard’ towards the end of the summer in Louisiana, in and around Baton Rouge. If anyone‘s been to Louisiana or comes from Louisiana, they know what the weather‘s like down there at that time of year: it’s unbearably hot for an Englishman.
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.
Just being from Louisiana, being from the southern part of Louisiana, Metairie, close to New Orleans and growing up in St. Rose. There are a lot of things to overcome.
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
I love Louisiana. It’s amazing.
I’m from a small town on the bottom edge of Mississippi, very near New Orleans and the Louisiana border. My family has lived there for generations.
I grew up in Louisiana – a little suburb right outside of New Orleans – and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Shelley Hennig
For me Louisiana was mostly family when I was there. We hardly left; there was no need to… We hardly left the front porch. You would just sit, and folks would come by, and it was really old school in that way.
I have families all the time in my district in southeast Louisiana sharing with me stories of double digit premium increases every single year.
The side of town, the side of Louisiana that I grew up on, there’s a lot of poverty.
Louisiana and Belgium have a long and strong history of working together for more than 40 years.
It’s a facet of the gay rights movement that people don’t think about enough. Why suddenly marriage equality? Because it wasn’t until 1981 that the court struck down Louisiana’s ‘head and master rule,’ that the husband was head and master of the house.
From the beginning of my administration, I have made it clear that I will budget openly and honestly with the people of Louisiana.
When it comes to the southern states, I used to actually live in Louisiana for a year.
Our approach in Louisiana has been to build meaningful partnerships that attract the leading employers of the future in a way that grows our economy and provides our people with outstanding career opportunities.
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
I looked the people of Louisiana in the eye and told them exactly what I thought in terms that normal people use.
Given our historic budget shortfalls, the people of Louisiana stand to benefit most from better roads and other infrastructure.
I would say the only thing I may change is that my whol

I would say the only thing I may change is that my whole family could live in Louisiana. That would be nice if all our houses were a block away from each other. That, to me, would be the best thing in the entire world.
Families are the foundation of our communities. Investing in the success of Louisiana families means we’re investing in our success as a state.
I’m from a very violent city. I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana, and it’s good to see me be able to express my art, have a good opportunity for my life, make history and say something, without being violent.
One of the key things for me about Madame Walker‘s life is that she really does represent this first generation out of slavery when black people were reinventing themselves, and as a woman who was the first child in her family born free, she was trying to figure out a way, and she moved from Delta, Louisiana.
Louisiana has a storied history in filmmaking, with one of the world’s most diverse settings for cinematic and television productions.
I love Louisiana. There’s no place on earth like Louisiana, and there’s no city on earth like New Orleans. I grew up in Baton Rouge.
I was playing Russell Long, the senator from Louisiana. I had 12 speech teachers watching me. All the other passengers on the airplane were speech teachers, and every time I got it wrong, one of the speech teachers would jump up and correct it.
Louisiana values both compassion and sustainable employment that provides for our families.
Being from South Louisiana, we’re just kind of rootsy.
The safety of our citizens is my top priority, and to that end, Louisiana needs our very best public servants working to implement innovative public safety measures across state agencies and throughout Louisiana.
In Louisiana, we are known for our ability to come together in times of great need.
Louisiana’s coast is disappearing at an alarming rate, but we cannot ignore the important role the offshore energy industry plays in breathing life into Louisiana’s economy.
Very few issues have the support of 90 percent of Louisiana, but the support for legislation granting equal pay for equal work crosses the political spectrum.
The thing about Louisiana food is that it’s really good for about three months, but they only know how to make one thing, and they dip whatever they can find in a bucket of oil.
Both grandfathers fought in different wars. My mother‘s father fought in World War II, and then my father’s father fought in Korea. And they’re both these country boys, one from rural Tennessee and one from rural Louisiana – and they never went back home.
Pensacola isn’t Florida, really. It’s the Panhandle. It’s right up there near Alabama and Louisiana. It’s, like, a stroll away from New Orleans. I feel like New Orleans is home.
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
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.
Coastal restoration and a robust offshore energy industry have to co-exist because Louisiana’s future depends on it.
When I get down to Louisiana, I get to have a taste of some of that great food.
I am committed to working with industry leaders, environmental advocates, and the people of Louisiana on a robust plan that provides much needed protection for our coast and environment and that meets the needs of offshore drilling.
I love a good breakfast – grits and eggs, French toast, turkey bacon. My grandmother on my father’s side used to make tea cakes, and her breakfasts were unbelievable. There was fresh ham, and she would go out to the yard to get fresh eggs. She lived in rural Louisiana, and we’d spend summers with her.
For years, I traveled the state to share my vision for a more prosperous Louisiana.
Over the years, I’ve worked for and alongside the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association. That’s because I am proud of our public school teachers – including my niece who teaches down in Louisiana – just as I am proud of our nation’s education system.
The next day I was put on paid leave from my new job at Louisiana State University. This is very painful to me, though once again I understand the circumstances in which my employers find themselves in light of these actions taken against me.
I’m from Kenner, Louisiana, where music is played for every occasion in life. There’s music for being born, there’s music for dying… It’s just natural. Families get really good because they play a lot together.
Louisiana’s a very conservative state. When we’ve ever polled this, we’ve found that they like conservative reforms. They want us to fight back against our leadership and Democrats, so it’s very consistent.
My mom, Clida, taught my four brothers and me about her father’s work to organize black voters in rural Louisiana in the 1950s. We carried her dad‘s legacy of activism with us. The Civil Rights Movement was present in the daily life of my family in Detroit in the 1970s.
Popeyes is a powerful brand with a rich Louisiana heritage that resonates with guests around the world.
As proud as we are of this city and as extraordinary as it is, all of south Louisiana and all of the Gulf Coast is a very special place, and the federal government has underinvested in it year after year after year, whether it’s education or health care.
Mary Landrieu
Unfortunately, the people of Louisiana are not racists.
My favorite day was Monday, September the 25th, 2006. N

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
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
My first instrument was an accordion. Growing up in Louisiana, my grandmother gave me an accordion because of our Cajun heritage.
Considering our highly skilled workforce, our geographic resources, and the robust economic development partnerships on the state, regional and local levels, companies from all across the globe continue to look to Louisiana as a smart and strategic destination for their next business investment.
If a storm threatens Louisiana, it takes cooperation at each level of government to help protect the public.
Discrimination isn’t welcome in Louisiana, but as is the case often, folks running for office seem to forget that we have an obligation to protect all of our citizens.
Small businesses play a big role in Louisiana’s economy, but many that do good work face hurdles that are beyond their control.
I first learned of the value of employee stock ownership plans while representing Louisiana’s 3rd congressional district, home of employee-owned Acadian Ambulance.
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
Louisiana and France have, perhaps, one of the oldest and strongest bonds. Our culture is shaped by this historic relationship, and the peace and security of both of our nations are intertwined.
I am pleased to see that information campaigns, such as the America’s WETLAND effort, are getting the message out, and people are beginning to realize that wetlands loss in Louisiana affects us all.
John Breaux
My mom had grown up in the South. Louisiana and Georgia. She had been deeply religious. Baptist, then Mormon. She had worked for the U.S. military. She had voted for Ronald Reagan and Bush Senior.
As a father, husband of a schoolteacher and governor of Louisiana, I am committed to improving education for all children in Louisiana.
My high school job was putting insulation in attics – in Louisiana in the summer. It must have been 95 degrees every day, and the insulation used to get all over me. It was not fun. But I didn’t know any different. It wasn’t like I was spending summers on Cape Cod.
It is my obligation as the Governor of Louisiana to responsibly lead in developing and implementing best policies and practices across executive agencies so that state government operates in a manner worthy of the people of Louisiana.
When I go back to Louisiana, I want to be the same person that my friends remember me as. It’s so important to me.
I’m a bounce artist, straight born and raised from New Orleans, Louisiana, and I love what I do.
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.
My mom had to be resourceful. She grew up dirt poor in rural Louisiana.
I pointed out on the floor last year, after Hurricane Katrina, we were very proud that one of our National Guard engineering battalions was called to Louisiana. And they did a magnificent job.
I thought, ‘What if I were 17, and it was my small town of Springhill, Louisiana? How would I feel if people started flooding in to see some bird?’
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
Shipbuilding has been an important industry in Louisiana for generations, and the armed forces of the United States have long relied on the talents of Louisiana’s shipyard workforce.
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
We do not need international help to stop corruption, we need strong Louisiana Leadership.
David Vitter
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
The rise of the presidency began with the Louisiana Purchase, which in 1803 doubled the land mass of the United States. History taught the framers that, just as Rome changed from republic to empire with conquest of new lands, territorial acquisition would lead to the centralization of political power.
Solange’s new album, ‘A Seat at the Table‘, is so many things at once: an antidote to hate, a celebration of blackness, an expression of the right to feel it all. After a move to Louisiana and period of self-reflection, the artist joined forces with a range of collaborators to put her new discoveries to music.
But we made a decision based on the fact that we have been up there a long time and that we feel that the seniority is important to the people of Louisiana.
John Breaux
My introduction to the United States was plantations in Louisiana. It was delightful.
I know the hustle that is in Louisiana. Knowing where you are from, really where you’re from, helps you to help the community. That’s every city, but New Orleans is just different. We have big hearts, but it’s just a matter of us having the information, having the people to push you along like I had.
I think the American people are looking for real leader

I think the American people are looking for real leadership. That’s what I’ve done in Louisiana, that’s what I’ll do in America.
Concede that the new government of Louisiana is only to what it should be, as the egg is to the fowl; we shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it.
Cajun is country food by farmers and fisherman that arrived in Louisiana from Acadiana, Canada.
Let’s always remember that we work for the people of Louisiana. They honored us with the opportunity to serve.
The liberal social experiment with our military continues. A same-sex marriage-like ceremony should not have occurred at Fort Polk, especially since the people of Louisiana have made it abundantly clear that our state does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions.
I am also a Kentucky Colonel and an Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, among other things.
Jack L. Chalker
In Louisiana, you can drive when you’re 15 – you could get your driving permit. I remember, during driver‘s ed, I fell asleep at the wheel one day. I was tired. The guy shook me and switched and said he was getting into the driver’s seat. I didn’t fail, so I guess you can fall asleep occasionally. It’s Louisiana.
Theo Von
Throughout U.S. history, competent public investments have been an essential complement to private investments – from the Louisiana Purchase, to land-grant colleges, to the Interstate Highway System, to the Internet.
Felix Rohatyn
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.
Louisiana’s rural communities are vital to the strength of our state.
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.
The incredible resiliency and spirit of the people of Louisiana is inspiring, to say the least.
The only thing that can ever make a Louisiana boy feel better is Popeye’s.
When we are talking about services that literally mean the difference between life or death and the future financial stability of our state, we should be working in a collaborative manner with a common goal – to make sure the people of Louisiana are cared for in the most efficient way possible.
I’m from Louisiana, and I’m used to having space and a yard.
The second is there are some communities that we thought originally would take mobile homes that have decided they don’t want them. And we’re not going to cram mobile homes down the throats of communities in Louisiana and the Gulf – and other parts of the Gulf Coast.
I come from south Louisiana where everyone has a blue-collar work ethic.