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

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

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

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

Alan Brennert
“I've come to believe that how we choose to live with pain, or injustice, or death...is the true measure of the Divine within us.”
Alan Brennert, Moloka'i

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

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
“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

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

Steven Magee
“Defund Mauna Kea Observatories.”
Steven Magee

Rhonda Banuelos
“Life is all about adventures and memories...make yours treasured.”
Rhonda Banuelos, The Adventures of Hayley Cat

“Even paradise has a dark side as shown in Bokur’s welcome debut and series launch introducing Det. Kali Māhoe, of the Maui PD, who’s also a cultural anthropologist…Bokur nimbly contrasts the Hawaii of sun and golden beaches with its less well-known underbelly of poverty, discrimination, and crime. Fans of strong female cops will look forward to Kali’s further adventures.”
Publisher's Weekly

“Debra Bokur has written an immersive, thoroughly researched tale of mystery and mythology that will enlighten as well as entertain. It’s honestly been a while since I’ve wanted to be able to physically join the cast of a novel I’m reading, but The Fire Thief had me longing to solve mysteries with Kali and crew in the flesh. Kali herself is a terrific addition to the world of police procedurals, an original and unconventional heroine who is easy to root for. I can’t wait to read more about her!”
Criminal Element

Steven Magee
“I lost my circadian rhythm during extreme night shift work atop the very high altitude mountain of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Waking up in the morning, staying awake during the daytime and sleeping has been problematic ever since.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I am interested to see if the Hawaii law enforcement department is going to research the effects of Mauna Kea Sickness in its officers.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“We would routinely be exposed to the sunset as we were waiting to open up the telescopes for nighttime viewing atop the very high altitude Mauna Kea mountain in Hawaii, USA. That would be followed by exposure to bright industrial LASER light during the night. It was around this time that I started suffering with chronic fatigue and mental confusion. I had these exposures in my mid thirties and by my mid forties I was seeing rainbow halos around bright nighttime lights and my mental and physical health mysteriously collapsed.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Every night my sleep is wrecked by High Altitude Disease.”
Steven Magee

Alex Brunkhorst
“She wore a summer dress and it smelled of Hawaii- of the ocean, sun, teriburgers and plumeria. I squeezed her dress in my hand, wanting to be back there.”
Alex Brunkhorst, The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine

Bodie Thoene
“• “It was the rose hour, just before dawn.” 35
“I can feed him the plot of it, bit by bit. Keep him alive in this cage of boredom with morsels of Robert Louis Stevenson.” 70
“Sorry her lot who loves too well, Heavy the heart that hopes but vainly…Dark is the night to earth’s poor daughters. Heavy the sorrow that bows the head When love is alive and hope is dead! When love is alive and hope is dead.” 101
“April! Her dear author friend had planned this moment before Kaiulani had even left Hawaii! In that instant she prayed for him, prayed that anticipating the surprise had given him as much pleasure as she had received from it.”131
“Her holiday wardrobe was a flower garden of velvets and silks.” 169
“Color seeped through the predawn mist. Daybreak, like a flame on the wick of a candle, danced on a jagged peak. Light flowed like water down the verdant green folds of the pali. Foamy breakers, churning in the shadow at the base of the rocky cliffs, glowed with rose and gold and violet reflections of the sky.” 287”
Bodie Thoene, Love Finds You in Lahaina, Hawaii

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