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.

There is a quiet place in Hawaii where, for over thirty years, I've gone to draw inspiration and write many of my books.     

Robert H. Schuller

I love to surf. Hawaii has some of the best waves in the world, and the most consistent as well. That's always fun.     

Brendon Urie

That is the great thing about Hawaii. We're so culturally diverse and we inner-marry and appreciate each other's cultures.     

Mazie Hirono

Hawaii - the Aloha state - is built on the strength of its multicultural society, from our indigenous Native Hawaiian people to the many immigrants that followed.     

Mazie Hirono

In Hawaii, we understand that our way of life depends on a healthy ocean.     

Mazie Hirono

Hawaii is a small, close community.     

Jake Shimabukuro

I love Hawaii. I really enjoy surfing in Oahu, and Waianae is such a great area. And Maui - I like Maui a lot, too.     

Troy Polamalu

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

Joanne Harris

Hawaii is the only place I know where they lay flowers on you while you are alive.     

Will Rogers

Incredible as it might seem, Hawaii is like a gigantic raft, drifting slowly with the centuries.     

Terence Barrow

Hawaii is still the single most frequent fantasy destination, not because of political stability or conveniences, but because Hawaii seduces the imagination. It's the perfect postcard, no props, no fillers.     

Robert Wintner

Hawaii is a paradise--and I can never cease proclaiming it; but I must append one word of qualification: Hawaii is a paradise for the well-to-do.     

Jack London

To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.     

John Muir

Historically, Alaska is a place that has attracted those fed up with conventionality.     

Bill O'Reilly

Honolulu is a melting pot.      

Bruno Mars

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

Unknown Author

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

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

If you want to surf, move to hawaii. If you like to shop, move to New York. If you like acting and Hollywood, move to California. But if you like college football, move to Texas.     

Ricky Williams

Hawaii is the best form of comfort for me. When I die, I want to be cremated, and I want half my ashes spread in the Pacific around the island, the rest on the property.     

Richard Pryor

I truly believe the brightest days lie ahead for the Great State of hawaii.     

Linda Lingle

Some people say hawaii is spoiled, but I don't think so. It's modern. It's a part of today's world.     

James MacArthur

Hawaii is a unique state. It is a small state. It is a state that is by itself. It is a -it is different from the other 49 states. Well, all states are different, but it's got a particularly unique situation.     

Dan Quayle

Hawaii can be heaven and it can be hell.     

Jeff Goldblum

Hawaii is absolutely beautiful.     

Rachelle Lefevre

Most of what Hawaii has to offer is no secret. Pipeline is probably the most famous wave in the world.     

Kelly Slater

I can always remember that experience in Hawaii pleasantly on account of Elvis.     

Minnie Pearl

I grew up in Hawaii and I think it was easier because we did not have cliques at high school.     

Kelly Preston

Travel brings power and love back into your life.     


A vacation is like love - anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia.     


Being in Hawaii, it's almost impossible not to be fit, I think.     

Henry Ian Cusick

Hawaii is a special place because we have a very diverse population there, who are very respectful and tolerant of those who have differing opinions and different views.     

Tulsi Gabbard

Life is very nice in Hawaii. I rent a place that has its own cottage so when my friends and family come to visit, they have somewhere nice to stay.     

Jorge Garcia

Activities and attraction in Hawaii are designed to involve the whole family as one.     

Jay Talwar

Ohana means family and family means no one gets left behind.     

Lilo and Stitch

One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.     

Henry Miller

Hawaii is a beautiful place to bring up a family.     

Henry Ian Cusick

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.     

Anatole France

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

Benjamin Harrison

Hawaii, the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.     

Mark Twain

Gazes at far Hawaii crowned with palms where east and west are met.     

William Vaughn Moody

Not vainly Maui strove; no not in vain, he dared the old Mother of Death and her embrace     

Johannes Carl Andersen

The kings of Hawaii call out their men, the men go up the mountains in files.     

Padraic Colum