Hawaii Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old hawaii quotes, hawaii sayings, and hawaii proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.     

Paul Theroux

The Hula is the heartbeat of the Hawaiian People.     

David Kalakaua

Hawaiian music is the roots for the Hawaiian people. It tells the history of where we came from. Not having Hawaiian music in my life would be like losing half of my body--- because Hawaiianmusic helps me to be a better person.     

Kevin Brown

After all, Hawaii is the best land. (O Hawaii no ka aina maikai)     

Hawaiian Proverb

Hawaii is paradise born of fire.     

Rand McNally

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

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.     

Lilikal_ K. Kame'eleihiwa

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

Look, Neal, Hawaii is not some magical pixie wonderland; it's an American state populated by atomic weapons, a remnant native population and people too stupid to spell their way out of a paper bag. Most of them came here to escape pathetic lives in the forty nine other states, so in some sense, Hawaii is a scenic cul-de-sac filled with people who want to drink themselves to death without feeling judged.     

Douglas Coupland

Kaohinani is a Hawaiian word meaning gatherer of beautiful things.     

Rob Brezsny

Aloha is the unconditional desire to promote the true good of other people in a friendly spirit out of a sense of kinship.     

Abraham Akaka

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

I believe Hawaii is the most precious jewel in the world.     

Don Ho

Whether a visitor or kama'aina (resident), the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands inspires the heart and mind.     


Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.     

Paul Theroux

Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here.     

Dan Quayle

Come with me while the moon is on the sea The night is young and so are we Dreams come true in Blue Hawaii And mine could all come true This magic night of nights with you     

Leo Robin

It is essential that none of the other great powers shall secure these islands [Hawaii]. Such a possession would not consist with our safety and with the peace of the world.     

Benjamin Harrison

We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is manifest destiny.     

William McKinley

For me the magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars.     

Joanne Harris

Hawaii is the island of big dreams for both islanders and guests. Those dreams born in paradise can, indeed come true.     

Sharon Linnea

The loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.     

Mark Twain

No alien land in all the world has any deep strong charm for me but that one, no other land could so longingly and so beseechingly haunt me, sleeping and waking, through half a lifetime, as that one has done. Other things leave me, but it abides; other things change, but it remains the same. For me the balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun; the pulsing of its surfbeat is in my ear; I can see its garlanded crags, its leaping cascades, its plumy palms drowsing by the shore, its remote summits floating like islands above the cloud wrack; I can feel the spirit of its wildland solitudes, I can hear the splash of its brooks; in my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago.     

Mark Twain

Be the Aloha you wish to see in the world.     


I can't even speak Hawaiian, but if you go there and listen to a Hawaiian song, you get captured because it's so beautiful, like the melody is just gorgeous and you know Bob Marley is on the radio every single day. It's very reggae-influenced down there. Basically, you haven't been to paradise if you haven't been to Hawaii.     

Bruno Mars

Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there's music in the air there.     

Bruno Mars

We need Hawaii just as much and a good deal more than we did California. It is Manifest Destiny.     

William McKinley

In Hawaii, we have something called Ho'oponopono, where people come together to resolve crises and restore peace and balance.     

Duane Chapman

In Hawaii, some of the biggest radio stations are reggae. The local bands are heavily influenced by Bob Marley.     

Bruno Mars

Don't be fooled by appearances. In hawaii, some of the most powerful people look like bums and stuntmen.     

Matt King