Favorite Quotations ~  Hawaii, 4 Fundamentals of Hawaiian Mysticism

"I believe Hawaii is the most precious jewel in the world." ~ Don Ho

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Hula, which is used to impart ancient Hawaiian history and myths, appeals to me because you tell stories with your hands. ~ Mahealani Uchiyama, Ladies Home Journal, April 2003

Any aspect of disease is a lack of aloha. ~ Bula Logan

It is the meeting place of East and West. The very new rubs shoulders with the immeasurably old... All these strange people live close to each other, with different languages and different thoughts; they believe in different gods and they have different values; two passions alone they share, love and hunger. And somehow as you watch them you have an impression of extraordinary vitality. Thought the air is so soft and the sky so blue, you have, I know not why, a feeling of something hotly passionate that beats like a throbbing pulse through the crowds. ~ W. Somerset Maugham, 1921

Hawaii is the land of big dreams, for both islanders and guests. Those dreams born in Paradise can, indeed, come true. ~ Sharon Linnea

There are 900,000 people on this island. We're the 12th largest city in the nation. We need to bring the locals back into Waikiki to support the hotels and the hundreds of businesses in the area. ~ Manny Mendez, Honolulu Magazine, 6/03

I think what makes a surfer is if things are going bad, are they able to bounce back? ~ C. J. Hobgood

Make good the good in you…and you will slowly steal into the Hawaiian heart, which is all of softness, and gentleness, and sweetness. ~ Jack London, My Hawaiian Aloha

This Seventh Day of December seemed almost like a nightmare to me, and as long as I live, I will never forget this day. ~ Daniel K. Inouye

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