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  • God didn't give man wings; He gave him the brains and the spirit to give himself wings. Just as He gave us the capacity to laugh when we hurt, or to struggle on when we feel like giving up. I've come to believe that how we choose to live with pain, or injustice, or the true measure of the Divine within us.

    Hurt   Giving Up   Pain  
    Alan Brennert (2010). “Moloka'i”, p.307, Macmillan
  • But it's a poor church that cares only for what happens to a soul after it leaves this life." -Damien

    Soul   Church   Care  
  • It is not just the history of the Hawaiian islands but the significance of the ordinary people whose lives - many quite extraordinary - make up that history.

    Alan Brennert (2015). “The Hawaii Novels: Moloka'i and Honolulu”, p.852, St. Martin's Press
  • When we are young, we think life will be like a supo: one fabric, one weave, one grand design. But in truth, life turns out to be more like the patchwork cloths-bits and pieces, odds and ends-people, places, things we never expected, never wanted, perhaps.

    Thinking   Odds   People  
    Alan Brennert (2009). “Honolulu”, p.11, Macmillan
  • Learn how to smile in the cannibal pot and life will be so much easier.

    Pot   Easier   Cannibal  
  • Perhaps you need to look back before you can move ahead.

    Moving   Needs   Looks  
    Alan Brennert (2009). “Honolulu”, p.393, Macmillan
  • Hawai'i has often been called a melting pot, but I think of it more as a 'mixed plate'---a scoop of rice with gravy, a scoop of macaroni salad, a piece of mahi-mahi, and a side of kimchi. Many different tastes share the plate, but none of them lose their individual flavor, and together they make up a uniquely 'local' cuisine. This is also, I believe, what America is at its best---a whole greater than the sum of it's parts.

    Alan Brennert (2009). “Honolulu”, p.430, Macmillan
  • Hawai'i is not truly the idyllic paradise of popular songs--islands of love and tranquility, where nothing bad ever happens. It was and is a place where people work and struggle, live and die, as they do the world over.

    Song   Struggle   Islands  
    Alan Brennert (2015). “The Hawaii Novels: Moloka'i and Honolulu”, p.845, St. Martin's Press
  • I've come to believe that how we choose to live with pain, or injustice, or the true measure of the Divine within us.

    Alan Brennert (2015). “The Hawaii Novels: Moloka'i and Honolulu”, p.294, St. Martin's Press
  • Fear is good. In the right degree it prevents us from making fools of ourselves. But in the wrong measure it prevents us from fully living. Fear is our boon companion but never our master.

    Degrees   Fool   Masters  
    Alan Brennert (2010). “Moloka'i”, p.205, Macmillan
  • Love, marriage, divorce, infidelity... life was the same here as anywhere else, wasn't? She realized now wrong she'd been; the pali wasn't a headstone and Kalaupapa wasn't a grave. It was a community like any other, bound by ties deeper than most, and people here went to their deaths as people did anywhere: with great reluctance, dragging the messy jumble of their lives behind them.

    Divorce   Ties   People  
    Alan Brennert (2010). “Moloka'i: A Novel”, p.382, St. Martin's Press
  • A road need not be paved in gold to find treasures at its end.

    Gold   Needs   Treasure  
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