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Quotes About Louisiana

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Tom Robbins
“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, Jitterbug Perfume

James Lee Burke
“Louisiana is a fresh-air mental asylum.”
James Lee Burke, Pegasus Descending

Tom Robbins
“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. Honeysuckle, swamp flowers, magnolia, and the mystery smell of the river scented the atmosphere, amplifying the intrusion of organic sleaze. It was aphrodisiac and repressive, soft and violent at the same time. In New Orleans, in the French Quarter, miles from the barking lungs of alligators, the air maintained this quality of breath, although here it acquired a tinge of metallic halitosis, due to fumes expelled by tourist buses, trucks delivering Dixie beer, and, on Decatur Street, a mass-transit motor coach named Desire.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Jenna-Lynne Duncan
“She doesn’t even have shoes on” He was trying to reconcile something in his head while talking to Luke.
“In all the time you spent in that shack, you forgot to pack her shoes?” Luke asked rhetorically, shaking his head in both wonder and disappointment. “Look, we’re in the boonies. I am sure shoes are optional, as are a full set of teeth.”
Jenna-Lynne Duncan, Hurricane

Naomi Klein
“Drilling without thinking has of course been Republican party policy since May 2008. With gas prices soaring to unprecedented heights, that's when the conservative leader Newt Gingrich unveiled the slogan 'Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less'—with an emphasis on the now. The wildly popular campaign was a cry against caution, against study, against measured action. In Gingrich's telling, drilling at home wherever the oil and gas might be—locked in Rocky Mountain shale, in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and deep offshore—was a surefire way to lower the price at the pump, create jobs, and kick Arab ass all at once. In the face of this triple win, caring about the environment was for sissies: as senator Mitch McConnell put it, 'in Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana and Texas, they think oil rigs are pretty'. By the time the infamous 'Drill Baby Drill' Republican national convention rolled around, the party base was in such a frenzy for US-made fossil fuels, they would have bored under the convention floor if someone had brought a big enough drill.”
Naomi Klein

“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, Transparent

Leah Rae Miller
“This is Louisiana, we don't have basements because of the water level.”
Leah Rae Miller, The Summer I Became a Nerd

John-Talmage Mathis
“Gossip is an unavoidable evil at school, work, or wherever, but when the HR department gossips, it elevates into malice.”
John-Talmage Mathis, I Deal to Plunder - A ride through the boom town

John-Talmage Mathis
“Trust can be one of life’s greatest rewards, but it can also be the cause for the most destruction in one’s life.”
John-Talmage Mathis, I Deal to Plunder - A ride through the boom town

James Lee Burke
“The Gulf Stream waters of Woody Guthrie's famous song were strung with columns of oil that were several miles long.”
James Lee Burke, Creole Belle

Tracey  Richardson
“From my friend, Brig. General Ezell Ware, Jr., CA Nat'l Guard, Dec.

Keep on going till you get there, then keep going.”
Tracey Richardson, Florestine

Carla H Krueger
“Where’s your dog?’ I ask quickly. ‘Dawn said you had a dog. Let’s take the dog out.’
‘There ain’t no dog,’ replies Janis.”
Carla H Krueger, Slaughterhouse

Ken  Wheaton
“In Louisiana, one of the first stages of grief is eating your weight in Popeyes fried chicken. The second stage is doing the same with boudin. People have been known to swap the order. Or to do both at the same time.”
Ken Wheaton, Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears

John-Talmage Mathis
“You’ve looked in the mirror long enough.

See everything as if it were narrated by another.”
John-Talmage Mathis, I Deal to Plunder - A ride through the boom town

John-Talmage Mathis
“I live by the belief that if you work hard and do the best you can, at the end of the day sleep comes easily for the dollar that was earned honestly. It was a lesson instilled by my parents. It was a lesson that I have always followed and found to be quite accurate.”
John-Talmage Mathis, I Deal to Plunder - A ride through the boom town

John-Talmage Mathis
“In whatever decisions you make in life, you have to run them through a series of logic tests to make sure that there aren’t better alternatives.

Don’t ever accept anything blindly— good or bad.”
John-Talmage Mathis, I Deal to Plunder - A ride through the boom town

John-Talmage Mathis
“Since the beginning of time there have been people who see themselves as being above the law. To them the laws don’t apply. These people often hold positions
in government and in the corporate world. Does a similar mentality exist within the casino world?

You betcha!”
John-Talmage Mathis, I Deal to Plunder - A ride through the boom town

John-Talmage Mathis
“This person sees not her own hand depositing the next dollar in a slot machine, but the hand of fate, or God. It’s her true conviction that there are forces at work for her to win a large jackpot— or at least to win back the money lost.

After all, the only-for-show pictures of fruit had almost aligned with one another the last couple spins.”
John-Talmage Mathis, I Deal to Plunder - A ride through the boom town

John-Talmage Mathis
“Move aside Ebola, smallpox, and AIDS; make room for narcolepsy. I would become shunned and avoided. Perhaps the
people at the casino thought that this fatigue disease was contagious.

Just because I yawn and you yawn shortly
after doesn’t mean that you have suddenly been infected with narcolepsy. It would be silly if they had in fact thought this.”
John-Talmage Mathis, I Deal to Plunder - A ride through the boom town

Sue Eakin
“I did what I thought was right. I'm not trying to win any popularity contest.”
Sue Eakin

James Lee Burke
“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, Creole Belle

Michel Templet
“David Vitter is a perfect case-study to demonstrate that Louisiana voters lack brains.”
Michel Templet

John-Talmage Mathis
“... there is no magical formula to beat the casino. None. Save your money. Save yourself from the cons of an author and the cons of the casino.”
John-Talmage Mathis, I Deal to Plunder - A ride through the boom town

John-Talmage Mathis
“My casino experience is to someone else their experience with their employer, of how the company has elected to behave solely for greed, profits, and spite. But we shouldn’t give up hope in such situations. We have an obligation to separate the justices from the injustices. We should hold these corporate neighbors accountable for the wrongs that they commit.

Someone has to.”
John-Talmage Mathis, I Deal to Plunder - A ride through the boom town

“Colored or not, we all work for the white man's cotton...”
James Lee Burke Red Cherry Blues

James Lee Burke
“Colored or not, we all pick the white man's cotton.”
James Lee Burke, Black Cherry Blues

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