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#1. Traditional (Hawaiian Saying): A road goes down, up and level. In other words. life is like a road. - Author: John Richard Stephens
Hawaiian Islands quotes by John Richard Stephens
#2. Umica ka hanu
HOLD THE BREATH
Be patient; don't give up. - Author: Toni Polancy
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Toni Polancy
#3. Each year, I await with dread the federal government's catalog of endangered and threatened species in the Hawaiian Islands, where I was raised and where I live. - Author: Susanna Moore
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Susanna Moore
#4. A trim and tan bikini clad Aphrodite - Author: Richard L. Ratliff
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Richard L. Ratliff
#5. The revolution of 1893 and the annexation that followed undermined a culture and ended the life of a nation. Compared to what such operations have brought to other countries, though, this one ended well. - Author: Stephen Kinzer
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Stephen Kinzer
#6. Did you know? Duke Kahanamoku competed in four Olympics from 1912 to 1932 setting three world-records, while winning three gold medals, two silver, and one bronze. - Author: John Richard Stephens
Hawaiian Islands quotes by John Richard Stephens
#7. Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation
Delivered on December 8, 1941
Mr. Vice President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives:
Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.
Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. And while this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or of armed attack.
It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American shi - Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#8. New land formed by lava flows belongings to the state, not to abutting property owners. So ruled the Hawai'i Supreme Court in 1977. - Author: Larue W. Piercy
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Larue W. Piercy
#9. Now to avoid any collision of armed forces, and perhaps the loss of life, I do this under protest and impelled by said force yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representatives and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the Constitutional Sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands. - Author: Lili'uokalani
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Lili'uokalani
#10. The Hawaiian Islands were discovered by hardy Polynesian sailors, who crossed thousands of miles of open ocean in primitive canoes, braving violent storm-tossed seas for months at a time. My family and I arrived by modern commercial aviation, which was infinitely worse. - Author: Dave Barry
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Dave Barry
#11. Coming to Hawai'i is like going from black and white to color. - Author: John Richard Stephens
Hawaiian Islands quotes by John Richard Stephens
#12. Sire, there is a messenger from the enemy who craves audience."
"Let him approach," said Aslan.
The leopard went away and soon returned leading the Witch's Dwarf.
"What is your message, Son of Earth?" asked Aslan.
"The Queen of Narnia and Empress of the Lone Islands desires a safe conduct to come and speak with you," said the Dwarf, "on a matter which is as much to your advantage as to hers."
"Queen of Narnia, indeed!" said Mr. Beaver. "Of all the cheek--"
"Peace, Beaver," said Aslan. "All names will soon be restored to their proper owners. In the meantime we will not dispute about noises. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Hawaiian Islands quotes by C.S. Lewis
#13. Under business as usual, by mid-century things are looking rather grim," he told me a few hours after I had arrived at One Tree. We were sitting at a beat-up picnic table, looking out over the heartbreaking blue of the Coral Sea. The island's large and boisterous population of terns was screaming in the background. Caldeira paused: "I mean, they're looking grim already. - Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Elizabeth Kolbert
#14. What the Enlightenment rejected in the South Sea islands was what it perceived as a stupor, the docile submission to whatever bit of the given is coming your way. And what's coming your way is unlikely to be a breeze or a cow or a coconut, but a new kind of screen you can zap or click to create the illusion that life isn't passing you by. - Author: Susan Neiman
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Susan Neiman
#15. Gustavo Tiberius speaking."

"It's so weird you do that, man," Casey said, sounding amused. "Every time I call."

"It's polite," Gus said. "Just because you kids these days don't have proper phone etiquette."

"Oh boy, there's the Grumpy Gus I know. You miss me?"

Gus was well aware the others could hear the conversation loud and clear. He was also aware he had a reputation to maintain. "Hadn't really thought about it."

"Really."

"Yes."

"Gus."

"Casey."

"I miss you."

"I miss you too," Gus mumbled into the phone, blushing fiercely.

"Yeah? How much?"

Gus was in hell. "A lot," he said truthfully. "There have been allegations made against my person of pining and moping. False allegations, mind you, but allegations nonetheless."

"I know what you mean," Casey said. "The guys were saying the same thing about me."

Gus smiled. "How embarrassing for you."
"Completely. You have no idea."
"They're going to get you packed up this week?"
"Ah, yeah. Sure. Something like that."
"Casey."
"Yes, Gustavo."
"You're being cagey."
"I have no idea what you mean. Hey, that's a nice Hawaiian shirt you've got on. Pink? I don't think I've seen you in that color before."

Gus shrugged. "Pastor Tommy had a shitload of them. I think I could wear one every day for the rest of the year and not re - Author: T.J. Klune
Hawaiian Islands quotes by T.J. Klune
#16. Often it's just a short swim from the shipwreck of your life to the island paradise of your dreams, assuming you don't drown in the metaphor. - Author: Robert Breault
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Robert Breault
#17. When he came down, he was slower, and clutching something his hand. He leapt down the last 5 feet or so and came over to me, uncurling his fingers. In his palm was something trembling and silky and the bright, delicious pale gold of apples; in the gloom of the jungle it looked like light itself. Uva nudged the thing with a finger and it turned over, and I could see it was a monkey of some sort, though no monkey I had ever seen before; it was only a few inches larger than one of the mice I had once been tasked with killing, and his face was a wrinkled black heart, its features pinched together but its eyes large and as blankly blue as a blind kitten's. It had tiny, perfectly formed hands, one of which was gripping its tail, which it had wrapped around itself and which was flamboyantly furred, its hair hanging like a fringe. - Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#18. But he knows that no man is an island. - Author: Paulo Coelho
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Paulo Coelho
#19. If you are in a remote desert island, let your best hope be your own efforts to build a ship instead of waiting for a ship to appear among the fogs! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#20. There's a beautiful forgiveness practice I love which is quite simple. It's called "Ho'oponopono" (pronounced: ho-o-pono-pono) and it's a lot easier to do than it is to say. It's a Kahuna Hawaiian technique, which involves repeating four phrases internally toward yourself or the person whom you're having a hard time forgiving. - Author: Marci Shimoff
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Marci Shimoff
#21. And what's with the shirt? You think you're in Fiji?"
"It's like being on vactaion. all of the time. - Author: Gerard Way
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Gerard Way
#22. We have created islands, small islands of power, but we have not built a bridge between those islands, .. The center and the territories, regional and local authorities are still competing with each other, competing for power. Those who take advantage of disorder and arbitrary rule are watching their mutually destructive fight. - Author: Vladimir Putin
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Vladimir Putin
#23. Ooo ahe-e, I aya oa a, she said in yawnspeak, a language - not unlike Hawaiian - known for its paucity of consonants. - Author: Christopher Moore
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Christopher Moore
#24. The ego is an island in the ocean of Hell. You want to get rid of the Hell but you don't want to get rid of that island. Then there is trouble. - Author: Rajneesh
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Rajneesh
#25. I've been diving for about 30 years, and I can honestly say that I've had some amazing encounters with sharks, squids, and other whales. But the encounter with the right whales in the Auckland Islands was probably the best thing I've ever done. It was just that amazing. - Author: Brian Skerry
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Brian Skerry
#26. Theseus made unscrupulous use of Ariadne (whom he left on an island where Bacchus later found her-I always think that really meant she took to drink, poor girl). - Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Diana Wynne Jones
#27. The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values. - Author: Phyllis Schlafly
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Phyllis Schlafly
#28. The Galapagos Islands provide a window on time. In a geologic sense, the islands are young, yet they appear ancient. - Author: Frans Lanting
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Frans Lanting
#29. Here is a Hawaiian legend once told to me: Sometimes the dead don't want to be dead. Sometimes souls go flitting around in the air, particles of light, drifting, until a mortal crams the soul back inside its bod. The kino wailua, or spirits, can be spotted anywhere, the face of a rock, a mountainside - a Hawaiian should always look for facial features. It is the mortal's job to perform the kapuku, or resuscitation process. It is our duty to sneak the soul beneath the toenail of a body, let the body rise up like a newly watered plant. - Author: T Kira Madden
Hawaiian Islands quotes by T Kira Madden
#30. It's just that we'd like to think that craziness and sanity are on opposite ends of an ocean, but really they're more like neighboring islands. - Author: Gayle Forman
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Gayle Forman
#31. The sea which we think of separating the two island actually joins them. - Author: Conor Cruise O'Brien
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Conor Cruise O'Brien
#32. There's a different kind of comfort that comes from knowing that you are putting your best foot forward. It's called psychological comfort. Look at a picture of the Coney Island boardwalk in 1925. Men were in full-on three-piece suits, hats. They may have only had one suit. But they pressed it. They made it look as good as possible. - Author: Tom Ford
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Tom Ford
#33. I go to Florida sometimes for vacation. I actually really like Florida. It's a weird place, it's surreal. It's so close, but you feel like you're in another world or on an island. - Author: Jemima Kirke
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Jemima Kirke
#34. You have to store up books, becoming acquainted with human experience; let them lie around your thoughts, becoming yours - ring upon ring, as a tree grows, let them rise up from the depths like coral islands.

If it gets crowded with all the books and there's nowhere to put your bed, it's better to exchange it for a folding bed - Author: Victor Shklovsky
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Victor Shklovsky
#35. Suddenly the clouds seem high above us. They're moving over us in an arch, circling the planet. They have seen abysmal oceans and charred, scorched islands. They have seen how we destroyed the world. If I could see everything, as the clouds do, would I swirl around this remaining continent, still so full of color and life and seasons, wanting to protect it? Or would I just laugh at the futility of it all, and meander onward, down the earth's sloping atmosphere? - Author: Lauren DeStefano
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Lauren DeStefano
#36. It has been the greatest privilege of my adult and public life to have served, for 32 years, as the Member of Parliament for our local Highlands and Islands communities. - Author: Charles Kennedy
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Charles Kennedy
#37. A federal grand jury is investigating allegations that David Copperfield raped, assaulted and threatened a woman he took to his private island in the Bahamas in July. What happened to the good old days when a guy would just saw you in half? - Author: Chelsea Handler
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Chelsea Handler
#38. We need real tax reform which makes the rich and profitable corporations begin to pay their fair share of taxes. We need a tax system which is fair and progressive. Children should not go hungry in this country while profitable corporations and the wealthy avoid their tax responsibilities by stashing their money in the Cayman Islands. - Author: Bernie Sanders
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Bernie Sanders
#39. A big island of library, in the middle of an ocean, away from all the fools of the world, would this place not be a real paradise? - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#40. Nonfiction writers are second-class citizens, the Ellis Island of literature. We just can't quite get in. And yes, it pisses me off. - Author: William Styron
Hawaiian Islands quotes by William Styron
#41. National law has no place in cyberlaw. Where is cyberspace? If you don't like banking laws in the United States, set up your machine on the Grand Cayman Islands. Don't like the copyright laws in the United States? Set up your machine in China. Cyberlaw is global law, which is not going to be easy to handle, since we seemingly cannot even agree on world trade of automobile parts. - Author: Nicholas Negroponte
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Nicholas Negroponte
#42. Greece has got something like 1,400 islands. There is so much of Greece you can't know even if you're Greek. It's sprinkled out all around the edge of the Aegean, all over the place. It's already a secret place wherever you go, even if it's somewhere huge like Athens or Corinth. The place enchanted me. - Author: Joanna Lumley
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Joanna Lumley
#43. There is a place where the human enters dream and myth, and becomes a part of it, or maybe it is the other way around when the story grows from the body and spirit of humankind. In any case, we are a story, each of us, a bundle of stories, some as false as phantom islands but believed in nevertheless. Some might be true. - Author: Linda Hogan
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Linda Hogan
#44. Leis go brown, tectonic plates shift, deep currents move, islands vanish, rooms get forgotten. - Author: Joan Didion
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Joan Didion
#45. The world-traveler must, on the one hand, be ready (and actually seek) to visit a tribe in the Solomon Islands or stay with Tibetan nomads; on the other hand, he has to be prepared, when it is required, to wear his suit to attend a classical music concert in a big metropolis. Just as an important part of exploring Brazil is to visit its shantytowns, it is an indispensable part of understanding the French culture to eat at a gourmet restaurant in Paris. - Author: Nicos Hadjicostis
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Nicos Hadjicostis
#46. There remain of Europe, first, Macedonia and the part of Thrace that are contiguous to it and extend as far as Byzantium; secondly, Greece; and thirdly, the Islands that are close by. Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece, yet now, since I am following the nature and shape of the place geographically, I have decided to classify it apart from the rest of Greece and to join it with that part of Thrace ... - Author: Strabo
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Strabo
#47. Life isn't an Island, you have to have other people in your life. - Author: Lauren Conrad
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Lauren Conrad
#48. Some people will tell you that Toronto, in the summer, is the nothing more than a cesspool of pollution, garbage, and the smells of a hundred ethnicities competing for top spot in a race won historically by curry, garlic, and the occasional cauldron of boiled cabbage. Take a walk down College Street West, Gerrard Street East, or the Danforth, and you'll see; then, they add - these people, complaining - that the stench is so pervasive, so incorrigible, nor merely for lack of wind, but for the ninety-nine percent humidity, which, after a rainstorm, adds an eradicable bottom-note of sweaty Birkenstocks and the organic tang of decaying plant life. This much is true; there is, however, more to the story. Take a walk down the same streets and you'll find racks of the most stunning saris - red with navy brocade, silver, canary, vermillion and chocolate; marts with lahsun and adrak, pyaz and pudina; windows of gelato, zeppole, tiramisu; dusty smoke shops with patio-bistros; you'll find dove-white statuary of Olympian goddesses, mobs in blue jerseys, primed for the World Cup - and more, still, the compulsory banter of couples who even after forty years can turn foul words into the bawdiest, more unforgettable laughter (and those are just the details). Beyond them is the container, the big canvas brushed with parks and valleys and the interminable shore; a backdrop of ferries and islands, gulls and clouds - sparkles of a million wave-tips as the sun decides which colours to leave on it - Author: Cory Ingram
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Cory Ingram
#49. You know, growing up, I lived in a neighborhood in Long Island where there was basically one black family. And I remember hearing all the parents and the kids in the neighborhood say racist things about this family. - Author: Lorraine Bracco
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Lorraine Bracco
#50. Pacific Islands are among those that contribute least to global warming, yet suffer most. - Author: Ban Ki-moon
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Ban Ki-moon
#51. Knowledge is an island surrounded by a sea of mystery. - Author: Chet Raymo
Hawaiian Islands quotes by Chet Raymo
#52. It's like turning the space program over to the Long Island Railroad. - Author: David R. Brower
Hawaiian Islands quotes by David R. Brower

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