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20+ Best Quotes About Hawaii

Hawaii is a place that has captured the hearts and imaginations of people all over the world. From its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters to its rich culture and unique way of life, Hawaii is a place that holds a special kind of magic. Over the years, many writers, musicians, actors, and thinkers have tried to put into words what makes Hawaii so special. In this blog post, we’ve compiled 30 of the most beautiful and insightful quotes about Hawaii from a variety of sources, including famous Hawaii residents, scholars, and anonymous voices. Whether you’re planning a trip to the islands or just looking for some inspiration, these quotes are sure to remind you why Hawaii is such a special place.

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  1. “Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there’s music in the air there.” – Bruno Mars, musician and Hawaii native.
  2. “In Hawaii, we have something called ‘ohana.’ It means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” – Lilo, character from the Disney movie “Lilo and Stitch.”
  3. “Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.” – Paul Theroux, author and travel writer.
  4. “Hawaii is not a state of the Union, it’s a state of mind.” – Mary Kaye Huntsman, former First Lady of Utah.
  5. “There is a magic in Hawaii. It is the magic of the sea and the sky, the magic of the swaying palms, and the rustle of the trade winds.” – Hattie Kawaihalau, Hawaiian musician.
  6. “Hawaii is a paradise born of fire.” – Randall Balmer, author and historian.
  7. “Hawaii is a gorgeous, gorgeous place. Beautiful water, beautiful beaches, gorgeous sunsets. It’s a really lovely place to be.” – Megan Fox, actress and model.
  8. “Hawaii is a place where you can forget about the rest of the world and just relax.” – Jack Johnson, musician and Hawaii native.
  9. “Hawaii is the island of big dreams and happy endings.” – Betty White, actress and comedian.
  10. “Hawaii is not a state, it’s a nation.” – David Malo, Hawaiian historian and scholar.
  11. “Hawaii is the only place I know where they lay flowers on you while you are still alive.” – Will Rogers, actor and comedian.
  12. “Hawaii is a paradise that seems to be a little closer to heaven than any other place on earth.” – John Richard Stephens, author.
  13. “Hawaii is the most beautiful place in the world. I’ve been to a lot of places, and Hawaii is just… paradise.” – Kelly Slater, professional surfer and Hawaii resident.
  14. “Hawaii is not a place, it’s a feeling.” – Anonymous
  15. “Hawaii is a place where you can find peace and tranquility. It’s a place where you can just be.” – Jack Lord, actor and Hawaii resident.
  16. “Hawaii is a place where you can find yourself.” – Janice Liou, writer.
  17. “Hawaii is the embodiment of aloha, the spirit of love and compassion that is at the heart of all true Hawaiian culture.” – Haunani-Kay Trask, Hawaiian scholar and activist.
  18. “Hawaii is the epitome of paradise. It’s a place where you can lose yourself and find yourself at the same time.” – Jana J. Monji, film critic and writer.
  19. “Hawaii is a place where you can be yourself, where you can find peace, and where you can connect with nature.” – Anonymous
  20. “Hawaii is a place where the sunsets are as beautiful as the people.” – Anonymous
  21. “Hawaii is a state of mind, a dreamland, and a place where you can escape from the world and just be yourself.” – Anonymous
  22. “Hawaii is the home of aloha, the heart of the Pacific, and a place where you can find love, peace, and happiness.” – Anonymous
  23. “Hawaii is not just a place, it’s a feeling, a state of being, and a way of life.” – Anonymous

Hayley Gordon

Hayley Gordon has been surfing for over 20 years. Riding both shortboards and longboards, she's traveled the world to surf but mainly sticks to her two home locations of San Diego and Long Island.

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