50 Mardi Gras Sayings and Quotes Perfect for Your Fat Tuesday Instagram Captions

The spirit of Mardi Gras is alive and well: the love of life (joie de vivre), the enjoyment of music, food (especially king cake!), and a great drink, plus, yes, the beads are all still here. And we've got the perfect Mardi Gras quotes and sayings and Mardi Gras Instagram captions to get into the soul of the holiday!

Even if you can't make it down to New Orleans to see any fancy floats this year, you can do plenty of celebrating at home. And for those of you who are lucky enough to make the trip, there are plenty of quotes and sayings for you to copy and say to your fellow tourists!

This year, Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday) falls on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. So whether you're captioning a photo, posting a Mardi Gras recipe on your TikTok or texting a friend, we've got the perfect Mardi Gras sentiments for you to share with followers, friends and family.

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Mardi Gras Sayings, Quotes and Instagram Captions



1. "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

2. "What happens on the float stays on the float."

3. "Laissez les bons temps rouler."

4. "Let the good times roll."

5. "Let them eat king cake!"

6. "Beads and bling: It's a Mardi Gras thing."

7. "Nobody puts baby in a king cake."

8. "An American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans." — Mark Twain

9. "Keep calm and throw on."

10. "There's no place like New Orleans." — Harry Connick Jr.

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11. "There's a thing I've dreamed of all my life, and I'll be damned if it don't look like it's about to come true—to be King of the Zulu's parade. After that, I'll be ready to die." — Louis Armstrong

12. "We don't hide the crazy. We parade it down the street."

13. "Mardi Gras is a state of mind." — Ed Muniz

14. "Beads are a girl's best friend."

15. "King cake calories don't count."

16. "I like big beads and I cannot lie."

17. "Beads or it didn't happen."

18. "Mardi Gras, baby. Mardi Gras. Time when all manner of weird s--t cuts loose and parties down." — Sherrilyn Kenyon

19. "Life of the Mardi."

20. "A great, wild, adult thing to see is the costume competition in front of the bar Oz on Bourbon early morning on Fat Tuesday." — Bryan Batt

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21. "It's in our soul to have Mardi Gras." — Arthur Hardy

22. "Hey mister, throw me one of those."

23. "There is nothing king cake cannot fix."

24. "You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you." — Chris Rose

25. "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

26. "If you love New Orleans, she'll love you back." — Drew Brees

27. "What happens at Mardi Gras stays at Mardi Gras."

28. "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

29. "Let's get jazzy."

30. "It's beignet a while."

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

32. "It's great to be king!"

33. "That didn't sound like them slinging beads at us. Think if I whip my shirt off, they'll go blind and leave?" — Sherrilyn Kenyon

34. "Leave a little sparkle wherever you go."

35. "Hit me with your best beads."

36. "From bead to shining bead."

37. "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

38. "The only good Tuesday is Fat Tuesday."

39. "Everywhere else, it's just Tuesday."

40. "Meet me by the bayou."

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41. "This mask can't hide my crazy!"

42. "New Orleans, new me."

43. "Mardi Gras is not a parade. Mardi Gras is not girls flashing on French Quarter balconies. Mardi Gras is not an alcoholic binge." — Chris Rose

44. "The minute you land in New Orleans, something wet and dark leaps on you and starts humping you like a swamp dog in heat, and the only way to get that aspect of New Orleans off you is to eat it off. That means beignets and crayfish bisque and jambalaya, it means shrimp remoulade, pecan pie, and red beans with rice, it means elegant pompano au papillote, funky file z'herbes, and raw oysters by the dozen, it means grillades for breakfast, a po' boy with chowchow at bedtime, and tubs of gumbo in between." — Tom Robbins

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45. "Mardi on."

46. "If there was no New Orleans, America would just be a bunch of free people dying of boredom." — Judy Deck

47. "You gotta fight for your right to Mardi."

48. "Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras = bad idea!" — Nikki Sixx

49. "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

50. "Mardi Gras is in our soul." — Kim Priez

Next up, the Coolest Mardi Gras Celebrations Around the U.S.