The Best Hawaiian Quotes

By: Leah Shoup

“The only good thing about leaving Hawai'i is that you really appreciate it when you return.”

― John Richard Stephens

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

― Mark Twain

“Hula is the language of the heart, therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.”

― King David Kalakaua

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

― Bruno Mars

“I would rather live one day in Maui than one month in New York.”

— Charles Lindbergh

“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.”

Lilo and Stitch

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

— Anonymous

“Hawaii is still the single most frequent fantasy destination, not because of political stability or conveniences, but because Hawaii seduces the imagination."

— Robert Wintner

“Aloha Hawaii, goodbye snow.”

― Steven Magee