Top Hawaii Quotes

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Favorite Hawaii Quotes

1. "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
2. "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
3. "In 1922 everything changed again. The Eskimo pie was invented; James Joyce's Ulysses was printed in Paris; snow fell on Mauna Loa, Hawaii; Babe Ruth signed a three-year contract with the New York Yankees; Eugene O'Neill was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Frederick Douglass's home was dedicated as a national shrine; former heavyweight champion of the world Jack Johnson invented the wrench..."
Author: Bernice L. McFadden
4. "New Rule: Conspiracy theorists who are claiming that we didn't really kill Bin Laden must be reminded that they didn't think he did the crime in the first place. Come on, nutjobs, keep your bullshit straight: The towers were brought down in a controlled demolition by George W. Bush to distract attention from Hawaii, where CIA operatives were planting phony birth records so that a Kenyan named Barack Obama could someday rise to power and pretend to take out the guy we pretended took out the Towers. And I know that's true because I just got it in an e-mail from Trump."
Author: Bill Maher
5. "Hawaii's the 50th state? I thought it was a suburb of Guam."
Author: Bobby Heenan
6. "Hey, aren't you that girl from the web?" the new one asked, bending to suck my earing between his teeth. I pulled my head away. "You got the wrong girl."Mr. Hawaii pulled back to take a better look at me. "No, I think you might be." To my total bewilderment, he spun me around. "Hey! What are you—?""Hey, it is you!" he yelled excitedly, drawing the attention of the crowd. "Hey, everyone, it's Cheeky Galore!"
Author: Brandi Salazar
7. "Hawaiian music is beautiful and simple."
Author: Bruno Mars
8. "Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there's music in the air there."
Author: Bruno Mars
9. "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
10. "One question that especially intrigues me is exactly when humpbacks started coming to Hawaii and why. In artwork and oral histories of ancient Hawaiians there is no record of humpback whales being there, and there is no evidence that humpbacks were there in large numbers in the mid-1800's during the heyday of whaling. The whalers who provisioned in Hawaii in the winter couldn't have overlooked the numbers of whales that are in Hawaii now. We really don't know what happened, but everything points to a recent colonization of humpbacks. (p.162)."
Author: Charles Flip Nicklin
11. "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
12. "It saddens me to know that I jeopardized the welfare of the kind people of Hawaii, a community that I love and call my home."
Author: Daniel Dae Kim
13. "That's a traditional Samoan dance. I was lucky that I was able to fly my cousins, who are professional dancers, up from Hawaii and they were able to be in the movie with me. We had a great time."
Author: Dwayne Johnson
14. "Being in Hawaii, it's almost impossible not to be fit, I think."
Author: Henry Ian Cusick
15. "Most of my ukulele heroes were traditional players from Hawaii, like Eddie Kamae and Ohta-san. There may not be uke stars in popular culture, but there are certainly pop stars that play uke - George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift, Train, and Paul McCartney."
Author: Jake Shimabukuro
16. "Hawaii is a small, close community."
Author: Jake Shimabukuro
17. "In the case of Five-O, I believe it was a combination of many ingredients - timing, chemistry, Hawaii."
Author: James MacArthur
18. "Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do... the place just grows on you."
Author: James MacArthur
19. "I was born in Hawaii, but I was raised in Iowa."
Author: Jason Momoa
20. "I'm half Hawaiian and the haka is a very sacred thing, something your family teaches you - my father taught me."
Author: Jason Momoa
21. "I farm taro. I have eight varieties of taro, which is a staple of the Hawaiian people from about 2,000 years ago, and sweet potatoes, and it's a sustainable living, agriculture, off the grid."
Author: Jason Scott Lee
22. "Hawaii can be heaven and it can be hell."
Author: Jeff Goldblum
23. "I was raised all over. Kansas, Hawaii, Georgia, Texas and Kentucky, by the time I was 11."
Author: Jeri Ryan
24. "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
25. "I don't like to spend money when I'm traveling. I like to go places like Hawaii and not spend money. I splurge on time."
Author: Jonny Weston
26. "Most of what Hawaii has to offer is no secret. Pipeline is probably the most famous wave in the world."
Author: Kelly Slater
27. "I'll try to communicate, Taylor said. She spoke slowly and deliberately. Hello! We need help. Is your village close?My village is Denver. And I think it's a long way from here. I'm Nicole Ade. Miss Colorado.We have a Colorado where we're from too! Tiara said. She swiveled her hips, spread her arms wide, then brought her hands together prayer-style and bowed. Kipa aloha.Nicole stared. I speak English. I'm American. Also, did you learn those moves from Barbie's Hawaiian Vacation DVD?Ohmigosh, yes! Do your people have that, too?"
Author: Libba Bray
28. "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
29. "Being shaken to death by a Hawaiian tourist look-alike was not how Arena imagined her death."
Author: Lynn Blackmar
30. "Indian-styled garments are very popular in the U.S., especially in areas near the beach, like Hawaii and Los Angeles."
Author: Maggie Grace
31. "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
32. "Wealthier Mennonites even though they're not technically supposed to be wealthy do their drinking in North Dakota or Hawaii. They are sort of like rock bands on tour in that the rules of this town don't apply to them when they're on the road. An embarrassing situation for wealthy Mennonites is to meet other wealthy Mennonites at the swim-up bar at the Honolulu Holiday Inn."
Author: Miriam Toews
33. "Hawaii was beautiful of course, we played at Turtle Bay an amazing resort right on the ocean."
Author: Natalie Gulbis
34. "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
35. "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
36. "There was a queen that was overthrown here. So I was affected by all of that and felt profoundly grateful for the opportunity to live in Hawaii, and I set out at once to try to fit in."
Author: Neil Abercrombie
37. "I was a very quiet, shy child. I grew up in a small town, Louisville, Kentucky, and there weren't too many Hawaiian-Filipino girls, so I stuck out like a sore thumb. I didn't look like everyone else and didn't feel I belonged... But these things only build character and make you stronger. It taught me to grow into the woman I was to become."
Author: Nicole Scherzinger
38. "My boyfriend, who I love to death - he's only 17 so he's the youngest guy I've ever dated - he just moved here from Hawaii to be with me and I met him when I was 10. Anyway, in Hawaii they have such a different mentality and different priorities."
Author: Nikki Reed
39. "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
40. "I'm quadracontinental. I've got a life in London, New York, L.A. and Hawaii."
Author: Rebecca Mader
41. "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
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. "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
44. "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
45. "I'm of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent, and was raised on Hawaii."
Author: Tia Carrere
46. "Jason Lee is the most famous actor from Hawaii I can think of."
Author: Tia Carrere
47. "My best vacation memory is getting barreled at the beach in Hawaii."
Author: Troy Polamalu
48. "I volunteered to deploy to Iraq. I was one of the few soldiers who were not on the mandatory deployment roster - close to 3,000 Hawaii soldiers were."
Author: Tulsi Gabbard
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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