Hawaii Quotes

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Libba Bray
“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?”
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

James  Jones
“Sitting on the porch alone, listening to them fixing supper, he felt again the indignation he had felt before, the sense of loss and the aloneness, the utter defenselessness that was each man's lot, sealed up in his bee cell from all the others in the world. But the smelling of boiling vegetables and pork reached him from the inside, the aloneness left him for a while. The warm moist smell promised other people lived and were preparing supper.

He listened to the pouring and the thunder rumblings that sounded hollow like they were in a rainbarrel, shared the excitement and the coziness of the buzzing insects that had sought refuge on the porch, and now and then he slapped detachedly at the mosquitoes, making a sharp crack in the pouring buzzing silence. The porch sheltered him from all but the splashes of the drops that hit the floor and their spray touched him with a pleasant chill. And he was secure, because someewhere out beyond the wall of water humanity still existed, and was preparing supper.”
James Jones, From Here to Eternity

Victoria Kahler
“A slight breeze cooled the Hawaiian spring air, swaying the branches of palm trees, which cast black silhouettes against the purple and orange colors of the twilight sky.”
Victoria Kahler, Capturing the Sunset

Sarah Vowell
“The groundswell of outrage over the invasion of Iraq often cited the preemptive war as a betrayal of American ideals. The subtext of the dissent was: 'This is not who we are.' But not if you were standing where I was. It was hard to see the look in that palace tour guide's eyes when she talked about the American flag flying over the palace and not realize that ever since 1898, from time to time, this is exactly who we are.”
Sarah Vowell, Unfamiliar Fishes

“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.”
Lilikalā K. Kame'eleihiwa

Mark Twain
“I once heard a grouty northern invalid say that a coconut tree might be poetical, possibly it was; but it looked like a feather-duster struck by lightning.”
Mark Twain, Mark Twain in Hawaii: Roughing It in the Sandwich Islands: Hawaii in the 1860s

Maureen A. Miller
“Write, drink and be merry!”
Maureen A. Miller

Victoria Kahler
“Mount Kilauea spilled glowing lava like cords of orange neon-lighting from seemingly nowhere. In the blackness that engulfed the night, electric heat lit flowing streams that fell into the sea, disappearing in a cloud of steam with a sizzling splash.”
Victoria Kahler, Capturing the Sunset

Steven Magee
“I am aware of at least 4 professional astronomy workers that suffered health crashes approximately 14 years after their first exposure to the 13,797’ very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea. It killed two of them and the third almost died. I call this process ‘Magee’s Delayed Altitude Complications’.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I have been struggling with a myriad of health issues ever since I worked at the Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO) in Hawaii.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I am a victim of professional astronomy.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“To shut down a project, advancing scientific knowledge on the biological toxicity of that project to its workers is always a good starting point.”
Steven Magee

“Everything You Should Know About Planning a Trip to Hawaii

Planning a trip to Hawaii should be just as fun as actually going to Hawaii. There are tons of awesome activities and beautiful resorts that you can stay at that it might be hard to choose.”
Hawaiian Planner

Steven Magee
“The most biologically toxic tourist attraction in Hawaii is the 13,797’ Mauna Kea summit tour.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Professional astronomers were successful in preventing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from visiting Kitt Peak National Observatory, however it is highly unlikely that they will be successful in building the biologically toxic 1.4 billion dollar Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop the sacred mountain of Mauna Kea in Hawaii.”
Steven Magee

Derek Bickerton
“When the infernal machine of plantation slavery began to grind its wheels, iron laws of economics came into play, laws that would lead to immeasurable suffering but would also, and equally inevitably, produce new languages all over the world – languages that ironically, in the very midst of man's inhumanity to man, demonstrated the essential unity of humanity.”
Derek Bickerton, Bastard Tongues: A Trailblazing Linguist Finds Clues to Our Common Humanity in the World's Lowliest Languages

Steven Magee
“Mauna Kea is the Standing Rock of Hawaii.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I have seen a lot of funky things atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“One of my specialties is altitude forensics.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“To build the world’s largest telescope atop the sacred mountain of Mauna Kea in Hawaii requires getting past me, and I do not think professional astronomers will be successful in doing so.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I call Magee’s Delayed Altitude Complications ‘The Curse of Mauna Kea’.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I am the genius of High Altitude Observatory Diseases (HAOD).”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Keep Hawaii Hawaiian.”
Steven Magee

Dallas Woodburn
“Everyone, even Kai, looks like a tourist in a snorkel mask. And maybe we are all tourists in this underwater world—snorkels are our temporary visas, allowing us to visit this mysterious country for brief slices of time.”
Dallas Woodburn, The Best Week that Never Happened

Steven Magee
“I am a very high altitude mutant.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I am a mal-acclimitization mutant.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Are you an ‘Altidiot’?”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“May the force of the Hawaiian spirits be with you.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I was working in the space industry in Hawaii when the second space shuttle burned up on reentry.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I am the insanity guru.”
Steven Magee

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