I would rather live one day in Maui than one month in New York.— Charles Lindbergh
Helpful Maui quotations
I'm not going to hang out with celebrities, I'm not going to parties.
I have two songs due for Moana next week, and I'm going to go and spend some time with Maui and Moana in the ocean, in my mind.
I come to Maui and go surfing, standup paddling, slacklining, swimming, and free-diving.
The reason I didn't fly over from Maui at their beck and call is my wife was about to have a baby at any time. Those guys knew that. These guys would not compromise and meet me halfway.
[John Musker] got me reading the mythology and we very early on we worked up a basic storyline centered around the character of Maui. He just seemed like a great character to kind of build a movie around. He's this mythic demi-god, bigger than life character. He pulled up islands with his magical fishhook. He slowed down the sun. He's Pan Pacific.
I love Hawaii. I really enjoy surfing in Oahu, and Waianae is such a great area. And Maui - I like Maui a lot, too.
Maui is a beautiful island. It's really the site of an ancient civilization that we've forgotten about, a civilization that existed millions of years ago. When their time came, they left this world and another race was born, the race of human beings.
You're really spread out now, you've got stuff all over the WORLD! You've got stuff at home, stuff in storage, stuff in Honolulu, stuff in Maui, stuff in your pockets...supply lines are getting longer and harder to maintain.
Maui reminded me of San Diego: beautiful, but crowded.
There are stories of Maui everywhere in the South Pacific.
They're different. Different areas have different interpretations. But and so we [with John Musker] fashioned, that was kind of the inspiration and we came up with a very simple basic storyline, focusing on Maui.
Expanding your notion of fun beyond a two-week vacation in Maui increases the chances you'll have more of it.
I feel blessed to be able to do these events.
As I travel around, I'm fully cognizant that there are a lot of people out there who are sportscasters or who want to be sportscasters who would kill to do the Maui Invitational or the Ohio State-Michigan game. So if you have to endure some inconveniences along the way, that's fine by me.
People have nannies and big cars, and they want to go to Maui for Christmas.
When there are those kind of stakes involved, people get ruthless.
I've seen whales calving in the waters off Maui, and I've watched my children being born. But music is the most beautiful thing of all.