35 Mardi Gras Quotes To Let The Good Times Roll

French Mardi Gras quotes to lighten the mood.

Mardi Gras, also called the Fat Tuesday, is the carnival celebration before the day of Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of the Christian Lent season leading up to Easter.

The Mardi Gras has many sayings but the most famous one is "Laissez les bons temps rouler." "Laissez les bons temps rouler" is a Cajun French saying that means “let the good times roll.”

The colors purple, green, and gold are the symbols of Mardi Gras, representing justice, faith and power. Mardi Gras also has a lot of traditions, one of the most famous being collecting beans. A particular phrase people use for asking someone for beans is  "Throw me something, mister!" Unleash and let loose with these partying sayings and carnival phrases. Enjoy the parade on Fat Tuesday and have a happy Mardi Gras experience with these Mardi Gras quotes and sayings!

If you love these, you may also like to find Celebration quotes and St Patrick's Day quotes.

Famous New Orleans Quotes

These are some famous New Orleans sayings and quotes about Mardi Gras in New Orleans. We bring the best ones to you to turn up your party.

1."If you love New Orleans, she'll love you back."

–Drew Brees.

2."You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you."

– Chris Rose.

3."New Orleans is unlike any city in America. Its cultural diversity is woven into the food, the music, the architecture — even the local superstitions. It's a sensory experience on all levels and there's a story lurking around every corner."

— Ruta Sepetys.

4."There's no place like New Orleans. "

— Harry Connick, Jr.

5."The Mardi Gras memories

Of creole tunes that fill the air

I dream of oleanders in June

And soon I'm wishing that I was there"

-Eddie De Lange.

Famous Quotes About Mardi Gras

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6."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.

7."Common take me to the Mardi Gras

Where the people sing and play

Where the dancing is elite

And there's music in the street

Both night and day"

-Paul Simon.

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


9."Down in New Orleans

Where the blues was born

It takes a cool cat to blow a horn

On La Salle and Rampart Street

The combo's there with a mambo beat

The Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo"

-Lou Welsch.

10."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.

11.“Mobile’s reputation as the birthplace of Mardi Gras in North America does not rest solely on the fact that a few half-starved French colonists observed the pre-Lenten feasts here 300 years ago… "

― Gary Bridgman, ‘Lonely Planet Louisiana & the Deep South’.

12."Mardi Gras a time to let down your hair. Not put it up."

-Jacqueline Zambrano.

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

— Franklin Alvarado.

14.“Mardi Gras has different names. Many people from around the world call this festive time carnival.”

-Molly Aloian.

15.“Mardi Gras, baby. Mardi Gras.”

― Sherrilyn Kenyon, 'No Mercy'.

16."How we danced, as we dreamed at the Mardi Gras

Was romance what it seemed at the Mardi Gras

Was the love that we made just a brief masquerade

Was it gone with the song that the orchestra played"

-Johnny Mercer.

17."Mardi Gras is a state of mind."

— Ed Muniz.

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

— Mark Twain.

19.“Mardi Gras has been celebrated in southern Louisiana since the French first settled in the area. "    

-Marcia G. Gaudet.

20."It's in our soul to have Mardi Gras."

— Arthur Hardy.

21."When I see the Mardi Gras

I wanna know what's carnival for

Going down to New Orleans

I've got my ticket in my hands"

-Henry Roeland Byrd.

22.“Mardi Gras in Cuba was one of the most uninhibited festivals I have ever witnessed. Although I do not condone the criminal elements that existed behind the festive atmosphere, I dove into the sweeping pleasures without guilt."

-Captain Hank Bracker.

23."She pulled me in a world of wonder

It's a charade trying to love her

It's like trying to save a soul from Mardi Gras

From Mardi Gras"    

-Natalie Hemby.

24."With a sigh, with a glance at the moon above

Was it just by chance we spoke of love

Or did you somehow feel that the wonder was real

While we danced at the Mardi Gras"

-Johnny Mercer.

25."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."


26."I might've woke up in a reservoir

I might've got robbed at Mardi Gras

Everybody wanna see a falling star"

-Sean Daley.

27."New Orleans Mardi Gras is to serve as a symbolic unifier of diverse groups and attitudes, at least for that day."    

-Marcia G. Gaudet.

28."Mardi Gras gives a glimpse into religion, history, politics, economics, music, folklore, theater, and social structure."

-Errol Laborde.

29."If you go to New Orleans

You ought to go see the Mardi Gras

When you see the Mardi Gras

Somebody'll tell you what's Carnival for"

-Roland Byrd.

30."Mardi Gras is a festive holiday. People dress up and throw parties. People have fun at the celebrations and parties."

-Molly Aloian.

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31.“Fighting a Mardi-Gras-In-New-Orleans crowd for eight blocks from Trahan’s Tavern on St. Peter to Bourbon O on Bourbon was like a man being willing to swim the Nile, climb Mount Everest, and cross the Sahara for true love.”

― Erin Nicholas, ‘My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding’.

32"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.

33."Mardi Gras is wearing frightful color combination in public and rolling your eyes at the guy in your office who--like clockwork, year after year--denies that he got the baby in the king cake and now someone else has to pony up the ten bucks for the next one."

-Chris Rose.

34."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.

35."During Mardi Gras people eat delicious foods, such as craw fish jambalaya."

-Molly Aloian.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Mardi Gras quotes then take a look at similar articles [Cinco de Mayo quotes], or [Makeup quotes].


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