~ “The Hula is the heartbeat of the Hawaiian People.” — David Kalakaua
~ “If you don’t have at least a working knowledge of the Hawaiian language… you can’t chant well. You cannot… receive the images of poetry paints for you. It’s like having peas and no pod.” — Keali’i Reichel
~ “Cry for the gods, cry for the people/ Cry for the land that was taken away/And then yet you’ll find, Hawai’i.” — Mickey Ioane
~ “It is really so nice here—country—busy—busy with so many different kinds of things—… I must say I feel far away in another world here—… always we go to a new place…the people have a kind of gentleness that isn’t usual on the mainland.” — Georgia O’Keefe
~ “The Islands were born in fire, far from human eyes.” — Rita Ariyoshi
~ “In my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago.” — Mark Twain
~ “Malama Kekahi i kekahi. Take care of each other.” — Hawaiian Kupuna Wisdom

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