The quote is by the Maori...it's a Maori proverb actually. The Maori are native to New Zealand. "Aotearoa" is the Maori name for the country of New Zealand. The literal translation of Aotearoa is "land of the long white cloud". I think that their language is just beautiful and it is one of many that is almost lost.
The proverb is very simply this.........
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
I hope you all have a nice day!