Favorite Quotations ~  Hawaii, 2 Voices of Wisdom Hawaiian Elders Speak

"Nature is where it all begins for the Hawaiians. In fact, they call themselves keiki o ka 'aina-- 'children of the land'." ~ M.J. Harden

Lanikai Shore

It is really so nice here—country—busy—busy with so many different kinds of things—… I must say I feel far away in another world here—… always we go to a new place...the people have a kind of gentleness that isn’t usual on the mainland. ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

The Islands were born in fire, far from human eyes. ~ Rita Ariyoshi

The nicest thing about Hawaii is that when we select a beauty queen at the university we don't have just one beauty queen. We have a Polynesian beauty queen, a Chinese beauty queen, a Japanese beauty queen, a Filipino beauty queen, a Portuguese beauty queen, a Puerto Rico beauty queen, a Negro beauty queen, AND a Caucasian beauty queen. Six, eight beauty queens all in a row. That's what I like best about Hawaii. ~ Thomas Hamilton

The hands of the hula dancer are ever going out in gesture, her body swaying and pivoting itself in attitude of expression. Her whole physique is a living and moving picture of feeling, sentiment, and passion. ~ Nathaniel B. Emerson

In my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago. ~ Mark Twain

Hawaii is paradise born of fire. ~ Rand McNally

Aloha ke Ahua... God is Love. ~ Daniel "Kaniela" Akaka, Jr.

The five principles of aloha, when practiced together, awaken our awareness of our human potential and the sacredness of our life. ~ Paul Pearsall

For over half a century, the aloha shirt has been Hawaii's most enduring and visible greeter and ambassador. Like a lei, the aloha shirt is worn as a statement of one's love for, and connection to a most special place. ~ Dale Hope, Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawaii, 2003

It's part of me. It's everything I do. It's everything I see. It's everything I feel and actually Hula is my soul. Hula is my soul and it's me, my essence, and I don't know if I will ever be able to walk away from it. ~ Aloha Dalire

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