"If you are passionate about something, if you want to explore something, you can do that here."
"What makes New Orleans stand out is the complete freedom you have to be who ever the hell you want."
"We've got a new generation of people that is going to ensure not only the success in the community but a level of creativity I have not seen in the 40 years I have practiced here."
"It's a whole different atmosphere out there, people want to be here. They want to fix things. They want to make it right."
"I see people excited about wanting to come here and the people who do make it here, there is everything for them to do."
"New Orleans is the type of town that loves people back."
"Everyone seems to be a lot more attune to what the city needs and I think when you have people working on that same accord good things happen."
"I am a walking advertisement for New Orleans. everywhere I go I promote the city and what is has to offer."
"People here want to create their vision of the future."