Mardi Gras Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mardi gras quotes, mardi gras sayings, and mardi gras proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Mardi Gras a time to let down your hair. Not put it up. Jacqueline Zambrano
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
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
In Gert Town where the cats all meet / There's a Mardi Gras mambo with a beat / Join the Chief with the Zulu gang / And truck on down where the mambo's swing Lou Welsch
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
Hurry take me to the Mardi Gras / In the city of my dreams / You can legalize your lows / You can wear your summer clothes / In the New Orleans Paul Simon
Take your burdens to the Mardi Gras / Let the music wash your soul (let it wash your soul) / You can mingle in the street / You can jingle to the beat / Of Jelly Roll Paul Simon
While boys and girls are dancing / While sweethearts are romancing / Life is like a Mardi Gras / Funiculi, funicula Eldo Di Lazzaro
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
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
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
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
I might've woke up in a reservoir / I might've got robbed at Mardi Gras / Everybody wanna see a falling star Sean Daley
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
Fat Tuesday, last day before Lent’s forty day fast; / Mardi Gras magic exudes from every pore, / Elaborately costumed krewes toss beads off floats, / Give rise to fanciful celebrations of the dead, / Historic carnival steeped in Catholic doctrine. Sterling Warner
Mardi Gras gives a glimpse into religion, history, politics, economics, music, folklore, theater, and social structure. Errol Laborde
Mardi Gras has been celebrated in southern Louisiana since the French first settled in the area. Marcia G. Gaudet
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
New Orleans Mardi Gras is to serve as a symbolic unifier of diverse groups and attitudes, at least for that day. Marcia G. Gaudet
Consequently they usually portray the Mardi Gras only as a surreal procession of masked drunks falling all over themselves, chasing chickens, and sometimes maiming the chickens and themselves in the process. Marcia G. Gaudet
It is Mardi Gras custom for all gentlemen to bow and all ladies to curtsy when presented to the Mardi Gras King and Queens. Huber
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. Schindler
Mardi Gras is a festive holiday. People dress up and throw parties. People have fun at the celebrations and parties. Molly Aloian
During Mardi Gras people eat delicious foods, such as craw fish jambalaya. Molly Aloian
Mardi Gras traditions began long ago during winter festivals. Late, Christians saw it as a time to eat rich foods before fasting, or not eating, during lent. Today, everybody joins the fun. Molly Aloian
Mardi Gras has different names. Many people from around the world call this festive time carnival. Molly Aloian
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
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
Many parade goers enjoy dancing to the band music played by the brass horns during the Mardi Gras parades. Beverly B Vidrine
An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Mark Twain