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1. "Hawai'i is not truly the idyllic paradise of popular songs--islands of love and tranquility, where nothing bad ever happens. It was and is a place where people work and struggle, live and die, as they do the world over."
Author: Alan Brennert
2. "No land is more beautiful, and therefore more powerful. That is what I believe in, Aouli. I believe in Hawai'i. I believe in the land."-Haleola"
Author: Alan Brennert
3. "It is not just the history of the Hawaiian islands but the significance of the ordinary people whose lives - many quite extraordinary - make up that history."
Author: Alan Brennert
4. "When I meet with world leaders, what's striking — whether it's in Europe or here in Asia…" — Barack Obama, mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011"
Author: Barack Obama
5. "Okay, here is the problem," I said. "Assignment means schoolwork, and Hawaii means vacation. And children do not actually like to mix those two items."
Author: Barbara Park
6. "Hawaii's the 50th state? I thought it was a suburb of Guam."
Author: Bobby Heenan
7. "The paintings are transferred from my computer to a disk, and I can hand it to the printer this way; or I can modem the painting to the printer over the phone lines from my house in Hawaii."
Author: Buffy Sainte Marie
8. "The boat bounced hard on the waves. Reflexively, Tally shot out a hand to brace herself on the closest stable object. She stared in horror at her own pale fingers gripping the front waistband of the pirate's shorts.His purple Hawaiian shorts were now riding low, very low, on his hips, as the weight of her hand dragged the fabric down.And down..."
Author: Cherry Adair
9. "Ooo ahe-e, I aya oa a," she said in yawnspeak, a language - not unlike Hawaiian - known for its paucity of consonants."
Author: Christopher Moore
10. "We have great cities to visit: New York and Washington, Paris and London; and further east, and older than any of these, the legendary city of Samarkand, whose crumbling palaces and mosques still welcome travelers on the Silk road. Weary of cities? Then we'll take to the wilds. To the islands of Hawaii and the mountains of Japan, to forests where Civil War dead still lie, and stretches of sea no mariner ever crossed. They all have their poetry: the glittering cities and the ruined, the watery wastes and the dusty; I want to show you them all. I want to show you everything."
Author: Clive Barker
11. "—No vamos a permitir que esa sea tu vida esta noche —dice—. Vamos a volver al coche y vamos a pretender que estamos huyendo porque queremos… no porque tenemos. Podemos pretender que te voy a llevar a un lugar increíble… a algún lugar que siempre has querido ir. Puedes acurrucarte en mí y podemos hablar de lo emocionados que estamos y vamos a hablar de todo lo que vamos a hacer cuando lleguemos. Podemos hablar de las cosas importantes más adelante. Pero esta noche… no vamos a dejar que esa sea tu vida. — Pongo mi boca en la de él y lo beso. Lo beso porque siempre sabe que decir. Lo beso porque siempre está ahí para mí. Lo beso porque siempre apoya las decisiones que tomo. Lo beso por ser paciente conmigo mientras pienso en todo. Lo beso porque no puedo pensar en nada mejor que meterme en el coche con él y hablar de cualquier cosa que haremos cuando lleguemos a Hawaii."
Author: Colleen Hoover
12. "In Hawaii, we have something called Ho'oponopono, where people come together to resolve crises and restore peace and balance."
Author: Duane Chapman
13. "Hawaiians want change, and if the Democrats don't offer change, Hawaiians are going to vote for the Republican who offers change."
Author: Ed Case
14. "Oh, he was definitely doable. Did Hawaiians have the saying "Save a surfboard, ride a surfer"?"
Author: Gina L. Maxwell
15. "I don't care about the money. I'm just interested in the perks. I'll do a series if I am picked up by a limo, work only until 4, and the show is shot in Hawaii."
Author: Harry Morgan
16. "Being in Hawaii, it's almost impossible not to be fit, I think."
Author: Henry Ian Cusick
17. "On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor."
Author: Jack Adams
18. "I imagined the lies the valedictorian was telling them right now. About the exciting future that lies ahead. I wish she'd tell them the truth: Half of you have gone as far in life as you're ever going to. Look around. It's all downhill from here. The rest of us will go a bit further, a steady job, a trip to Hawaii, or a move to Phoenix, Arizona, but out of fifteen hundred how many will do anything truly worthwhile, write a play, paint a painting that will hang in a gallery, find a cure for herpes? Two of us, maybe three? And how many will find true love? About the same. And enlightenment? Maybe one. The rest of us will make compromises, find excuses, someone or something to blame, and hold that over our hearts like a pendant on a chain."
Author: Janet Fitch
19. "I was born in Hawaii, but I was raised in Iowa."
Author: Jason Momoa
20. "My father was a big Bruce Lee fan. He's Chinese-Hawaiian, and my mother is Chinese. He used to take us to all these really fantastical films with martial arts in them."
Author: Jason Scott Lee
21. "I was raised all over. Kansas, Hawaii, Georgia, Texas and Kentucky, by the time I was 11."
Author: Jeri Ryan
22. "He reminded me of one of those adventure seekers on TV. He hadn't shaved in a few days at least, and his reddish hair was suffering from intense bed head. His Hawaiian shirt and khaki shorts completed the look. I was inclined to ask him if he knew we were all marked for death or if he just thought he was taking a long cruise."
Author: Jessica Fortunato
23. "For me, the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars."
Author: Joanne Harris
24. "If a nation's security is only as strong as its weakest link, then America may be in serious trouble. Hawaii may be our weakest link and could have a serious impact on our nation's immigration policy."
Author: Joe Arpaio
25. "I think $100 at the end of the year doesn't mean a lot to me, but $100 from everyone in the state at the end of the year could mean lots of programs that could be good for Hawaii."
Author: John Higgins
26. "This was the last party Mrs. Radford would attend in San Francisco. One month later she left on a boat filled with missionaries going to Hawaii. One year later she was one of only seven white women in Edo, Japan. From there she sailed to Russia; from there she made her way to Peking. She died somewhere near Chunking at the age of seventy-four."
Author: Karen Joy Fowler
27. "I bet in big cities you can walk down the street scrowling and no one will ask you what's wrong or encourage you to smile, but everyone here has the attitude that we're lucky to live in Hawaii; paradise reigns supreme. I think paradise can go fuck itself."
Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings
28. "Most of what Hawaii has to offer is no secret. Pipeline is probably the most famous wave in the world."
Author: Kelly Slater
29. "We, the Hawaiian people, who are born from the union of Papahanaumoku and Wakea, earth mother and sky father, and who have lived in these islands for over 100 generations, will always have the moral right to the lands of Hawai'i now and forever, no matter what any court says."
Author: Lilikalā K. Kame'eleihiwa
30. "Before I became a fighter pilot, everyone said that women didn't have the physical strength. Well, I had just completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon."
Author: Martha McSally
31. "The band would play on the night off for the local hotel bands and we'd back all the different acts. So I'd been advised by good friends of mine to come back to Hawaii. Oh, I loved Honolulu, playing at a place right on the beach at Waikiki!"
Author: Martin Denny
32. "The small group hugged one another quickly. Although nothing was said, they knew this could be the last time they ever saw one another again.Saint-Germain kissed Joan before they parted. "I love you," he said softly.She nodded, slate-grey eyes shimmering behind tears."When all this is over, I suggest we go on a second honeymoon," he said. "I'd like that." Joan smiled. "Hawaii is always nice at this time of year. And you do know I love it there."Saint-Germain shook his head. "We're not going anywhere that has a volcano.""I love you," she whispered, and turned away before they could see each other cry."
Author: Michael Scott
33. "I always say that polo, for you to pursue a career, mainly any sport, you have to be born in the right place. If you're born in Hawaii, you surf. If you're born in Austria, you probably will ski. If you're born in Argentina, you most likely ride horses and have a chance to play polo."
Author: Nacho Figueras
34. "Hawaii was beautiful of course, we played at Turtle Bay an amazing resort right on the ocean."
Author: Natalie Gulbis
35. "I remember saying to the chairman after serving the first year, 'Why are we doing this? Why don't the Hawaiians have control?' 'Well, we have no mechanism to do it,' I was told."
Author: Neil Abercrombie
36. "Land in Hawaii is money. What I'm talking about here is ceded land - land that belonged to the kingdom and was ceded to the republic and then to the state when we achieved statehood."
Author: Neil Abercrombie
37. "History shows one important fact: the results of competitive special elections from Hawaii to New York are poor indicators of broader trends or future general election outcomes."
Author: Pete Sessions
38. "I'm quadracontinental. I've got a life in London, New York, L.A. and Hawaii."
Author: Rebecca Mader
39. "The voyage from San Francisco to Hawaii had been the most terrifying experience Greer and Cameron had ever gone through, even more terrible than the time they shot a deputy sheriff in Idaho ten times and he wouldn't die and Greer finallyhad to say to the deputy sheriff,"Please die because we don't want toshoot you again". And the deputy sheriff had said, "Ok, I'll die, but don't shoot me again"."We won't shoot you again", Cameron had said."Ok, I'm dead", and he was."
Author: Richard Brautigan
40. "Are we going to New Orleans?""No", she said, backing out of the spot. "We're going to West Virginia.""I assume by 'West Virginia,' you actually mean 'Hawaii,'" I said. "Or some place equally exciting."
Author: Richelle Mead
41. "The marketing people are always talking about something called 'consumers'. I have this image of a fat little man in baggy Bermuda shorts, a Hawaiian shirt, and a straw hat with beer-can openers dangling from it, clutching fistfuls of dollars."
Author: Robert James Waller
42. "The smell of the sea, of kelp and fish and bitter moving water, rose stronger in my nostrils. It flooded my consciousness like an ancestral memory. The swells rose sluggishly and fell away, casting up dismal gleams between the boards of the pier. And the whole pier rose and fell in stiff and creaking mimicry, dancing its long slow dance of dissolution. I reached the end and saw no one, heard nothing but my footsteps and the creak of the beams, the slap of waves on the pilings. It was a fifteen-foot drop to the dim water. The nearest land ahead of me was Hawaii.The Drowning Pool"
Author: Ross Macdonald
43. "Being a Scotsman, I wear a skirt quite a lot, but we're allowed. I have an incredibly loud Hawaiian shirt that's pink and a particularly disgusting turquoise, but I just wear it on days when I'm in a strange mood."
Author: Sean Biggerstaff
44. "I've always been under the impression that it would be such a bummer to be in a peaceful place like Hawaii or the tropics and be stressed about catching waves."
Author: Shaun White
45. "In Hawaii, we go to this wonderful place, all families. My wife and I go directly from breakfast to a beach chair where we read all day. My daughter goes from water to pool to running around with friends she meets, some of whom are regulars there."
Author: Stephen Collins
46. "Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?"
Author: Steven Wright
47. "Tito snored away on the other bed. Out there, all around them to the last fringes of occupancy, were Toobfreex at play in the video universe, the tropic isle, the Long Branch Saloon, the Starship Enterprise, Hawaiian crime fantasies, cute kids in make-believe living rooms with invisible audiences to laugh at everything they did, baseball highlights, Vietnam footage, helicopter gunships and firefights, and midnight jokes, and talking celebrities, and a slave girl in a bottle, and Arnold the pig, and here was Doc, on the natch, caught in a low-level bummer he couldn't find a way out of, about how the Psychedelic Sixties, this little parenthesis of light, might close after all, and all be lost, taken back into darkness…"
Author: Thomas Pynchon
48. "I'm of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent, and was raised on Hawaii."
Author: Tia Carrere
49. "Hawaii is a special place because we have a very diverse population there, who are very respectful and tolerant of those who have differing opinions and different views."
Author: Tulsi Gabbard
50. "We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny."
Author: William McKinley

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