Louisiana Quotes

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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.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

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

Erin Nicholas
“Everyone needs someone to balance them out.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

Erin Nicholas
“We don’t go hard and fast down here,” Ellie said. “Long and slow and laid-back is more our style.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

Erin Nicholas
“Well, when we get hot there are a couple of other things we do,” he said.
Had he moved closer?
Juliet swallowed. “Like what?”
“We take clothes off,” he said.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

Erin Nicholas
“Sometimes you sucked it up and did stuff you didn’t like because the people you loved needed you to.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

Erin Nicholas
“Juliet laughed. “You all are crazy, you know that?”
“Oh, for sure,” he said with a nod.
“Does it rub off?”
“If you’re lucky.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

Erin Nicholas
“Hey, the only person I almost shot was Owen,” Maddie said, giving her boyfriend a huge smile. “And if that does end up happening, he’ll forgive me.”
Owen grabbed her wrist and pulled her close, kissing the top of her head. “You’d nurse me back to health?”
“I’d make you alligator gumbo out of the fucking lizard that tried to take a bite of you,” she said.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

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

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

Erin Nicholas
“If there’s anything you can think of that you might need from a real man with plenty of testosterone, you just let me know.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

Erin Nicholas
“What If...”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

Erin Nicholas
“He met her gaze intently. "And what if you ruin me for all other women?"

She wanted to do that.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

Erin Nicholas
“I’ai adore chaque minute.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

Erin Nicholas
“Maybe she should have been grateful for the soft, lingering, slow kisses in the kitchen. Because in that moment, she wasn't sure she was ready for a full-on, take-over-everything-including-her-body-and-heart Sawyer.

That was absolutely the best way to describe how he was looking at her right now.

She had no time to get ready, though. Sawyer's mouth took hers in a deep, hot kiss. He didn't say a word, gave her no real warning, just sealed his lips over hers and started kissing her as if it was his single goal in life to make her come with just his lips on hers.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

Erin Nicholas
“Juliet laughed. "I am not the first woman to tell you that she finds you attractive."

"No," he said, again almost as if he was thinking out loud. "But you're the first to lay it out like that. And the first with the scar."

"I'm not," she said, with absolute confidence. "I might be the first to say it, but no, Saywer, other women have found that hot too. I promise you.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

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

“New Orleans' rebellious and free-spirited personality is nothing if not resilient. And so the disruptive energies of the place- its vibrancy and eccentricity, its defiance and nonconformity, and yes, its violence and depravity- are likely to live on.”
Gary Krist, Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

Erin Nicholas
“He let out a breath that seemed resigned. "Cora better have sausage gravy this mornin'," he said.

"Sausage gravy will make it all okay?"

"Well, sausage gravy never made anything worse.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

“This was, after all, New Orleans in 1890- the Crescent City of the Gilded Age, where aliases of convenience and unconventional living arrangements were anything but out of the ordinary, at least in certain parts of town. Identities were fluid here, and names and appearances weren't always the best guide to telling who was who.”
Gary Krist, Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

Erin Nicholas
“Don’t go stargazing with anyone else. You want stars, I’ll give you stars.”
Erin Nicholas, My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding

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

“New Orleans, it was often observed, was the first American metropolis to build an opera house, but the last to build a sewage system.”
Gary Krist, Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

“He met her gaze intently. "And what if you ruin me for all other women?"

She wanted to do that.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

“Juliet laughed. "I am not the first woman to tell you that she finds you attractive."

"No," he said, again almost as if he was thinking out loud. "But you're the first to lay it out like that. And the first with the scar."

"I'm not," she said, with absolute confidence. "I might be the first to say it, but no, Saywer, other women have found that hot too. I promise you.”
Erin Nicholas, Beauty and the Bayou

Toni Orrill, M.Ed.
“Satchie: Excuse me, I'm an enlisted man too. Nothing more was said. In the dark wooden room, Kenny and Satchie had the seethe of men with hardened hearts seered by the stench of burned human flesh. No smell like it, Satchie remembered. Gut-curling, episodic explosion of the soul that blasted even the bearest of men. So they hung in joints under Jax signs and Dixie beer relics where they drank their poison and enjoyed false remedy.”
Toni Orrill, M.Ed.

“I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.”
Augusta Savage

“I have learn'd Poppy that people come an' go. Only Jesus is your true friend. And even He had Judas. Git rid of your Judas. Like your sister. Marc has lost his mind. Buying one gift for her an' anoth'r for Cherie. That boy bet'r git himself home. There's ain't no blessing in sin, I tell ya. The devil roams, he prowls Poppy and a man's heart is fertile territory.”
Toni Orrill

Tom Robbins
“Louisiana in September was like an obscene phone call from nature[...]Sometimes it even sounded like heavy breathing[...]and on Decatur Street, a mass-transit motor coach named Desire.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

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