Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine, I look right into the heart of good old New Orleans. It has given me something to live for.— Louis Armstrong
Informative New Orleans quotations
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
Everybody started calling my music rock and roll, but it wasn't anything but the same rhythm and blues I'd been playing down in New Orleans.
Clean living keeps me in shape. Righteous thoughts are my secret. And New Orleans home cooking.
When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.
New Orleans cuisine is Creole rather than Cajun.
There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.
I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina.
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans.
Well I went to New Orleans to cover the jazz festival for Trio, it's this new arts channel, it's really great.
I always like to play very contemporary concepts of swing right next to New Orleans music because it highlights continuum.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new strategy.
If there was no New Orleans, America would just be a bunch of free people dying of boredom." -Judy Deck in an e-mail sent to Chris Rose
Don't you just love these long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn't just an hour — but a little bit of eternity dropped in your hands — and who knows what to do with it?
My music is homegrown from the garden of New Orleans.
Music is everything to me short of breathing. Music also has a role to lift you up - not to be escapist but to take you out of misery.
You can learn something new everyday if you listen.
The biggest challenge in New Orleans has been to find workers who can climb a ladder after lunch.
New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.
There's certain things in life that I love.
One is architecture. And music, culture, food, people. New Orleans has all of that.
If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
Four months after we finished shooting, I'd been in New Orleans shooting another movie and my agent and I were having a bite to eat - actually in London - and he's sitting there and goes, 'Wow, I just can't believe how ripped you are.'
America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans.
Everywhere else is Cleveland.
You wanna do some livin' before you die. Do it down in New Orleans.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
It is evidently known, beyond contradiction, that New Orleans is the cradle of Jazz and I, myself, happened to be the creator in the year 1902.
I have been robbed of three million dollars all told.
Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don't even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they're all Jelly Roll style.
What's New Orleans without music? And what's music without dancing?
Anyone who knows me, should learn to know me again; for I am like the moon, you will see me with a new face everyday.
The longer you live in New Orleans, the more unfit you become to live anywhere else.
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans.
When that's where you left your heart. The moonlight on the bayou a creole tune that fills the air. I dream about magnolias in bloom and I'm wishin' I was there.
The only excursion of my life outside of New Orleans took me through the vortex to the whirlpool of despair: Baton Rouge. . . . New Orleans is, on the other hand, a comfortable metropolis which has a certain apathy and stagnation which I find inoffensive.
If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.
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.
Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras = bad idea!
we dance even if there's no radio. we drink at funerals. we talk too much & laugh too loud & live too large, and, frankly, we're suspicious of others who don't.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
And we live in a French Quarter a lot of the time, in New Orleans.
And the camaraderie of everybody there. Everybody takes care of each other.
There's a great deal of disturbance in this country and how black feel about what happened in Katrina, and, you know, many of the comics, many of performers are in Las Vegas and New Orleans trying to raise money for what happened there
To get to New Orleans you don't pass through anywhere else.
That geographical location, being aloof, lets it hold onto the ritual of its own pace more than other places that have to keep up with the progress.
If your friends don't push you to be your best, you need new ones.
...So Englishmen saw it. Lincoln's insincerity was regarded as proven by two things: his earlier denial of any lawful right or wish to free the slaves; and, especially, his not freeing the slaves in 'loyal' Kentucky and other United States areas or even in Confederate areas occupied by United States troops, such as New Orleans.
Although I miss my family and friends when I'm away from Amsterdam, I've never had that feeling of missing a city like I have with New Orleans. Especially for the music.
You don't see the European classical musicians allowing the music of Bach, Brahms, or Beethoven to become extinct. That music has gone on for centuries and centuries. We have the same obligation. Why do we have to become so 'hip' that we can say, 'Bebop is square,' or "New Orleans is square'? This, to me, is a shame.
The most interesting place I've gone on location was New Orleans
Hurricane [Katrina] hit the Gulf Coast and destroyed much of the Gulf Coast - that was an act of God ... Now what happened to New Orleans, that was a complete failure of the federal government. Complete negligence by the feds.