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Roots Quotes

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Angry and happy don't mix.
Flush out the angry,
and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Happiness

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

The roots of all goodness lie
in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious,
and manifests itself in the body.
- Irene Claremont de Castillejo

 

Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches,
letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.
- Pauline R. Kezer

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural,
religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
- Jack Kingston

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Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
- Theodore Roethke

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- Aristotle

Nobody roots for Goliath.
- Wilt Chamberlain

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood,
musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
- Ray Charles

A real foolproof way to do it is play your stuff by
hook or by crook and build up a grass roots following.
- Duncan Sheik

Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia.
The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims,
but it's also the language of the Hindus.
- Ismail Merchant

In the nineties I was doing those Blues Bureau records,
but over the past two years, I have really gone back
to my Christian roots and have been born again.
- Rick Derringer

Roots is not just a saga of my family.
It is the symbolic saga of a people.
- Alex Haley

When these suckers had formed roots in the open ground,
or kind of nursery where they were planted,
they were looked over and the best taken up for potting.
- Robert Fortune

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the
roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
- Denis Waitley

I'm an adaptable nomad.
I love Paris, I've been living in Los Angeles and New York since 1990.
I love London, too.
My roots are inside of me.
- Julie Delpy

A people without the knowledge of their past history,
origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
- Marcus Garvey

I see America spreading disaster.
I see America as a black curse upon the world.
I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which
has poisoned the world withering at the roots.
- Henry Miller

However, I think the major opposition to ecology has
deeper roots than mere economics;
ecology threatens widely held values so fundamental
that they must be called religious.
- Garrett Hardin

Idealistic reformers are dangerous because their idealism has no roots in love,
but is simply a hysterical and unbalanced rage for
order amidst their own chaos.
- William Irwin Thompson

All things must come to the soul from its roots,
from where it is planted.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

Maybe if I go far enough back into my ancestry,
I have African roots or something.
I've got no idea.
- Mick Taylor

My mom and dad are both in stand-up comedy,
so that's where I started, that's where I got everything.
My roots are holding the mic.
- Pauly Shore

The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics.
- Jello Biafra

A woman always has her man, but the man unconsciously leans on his roots,
his heritage.
He feels like an orphan without his parents.
- Raj Kapoor

I love traveling.
I love just going about on my own, feeling I have no roots.
- Tom Jenkinson

This may be done by grafting, by confining the roots,
withholding water, bending the branches,
or in a hundred other ways which all proceed upon the same principle.
- Robert Fortune

Two great things you can give your children:
one is roots,
the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

The fairest thing in nature, a flower,
still has its roots in earth and manure.
- David Herbert Lawrence

My fondest hope is that 'Roots' may start black,
white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots.
Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall.
- Alex Haley

I am charismatic with roots of the Pentecostal.
- Oral Roberts

Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence
all have roots in illiteracy,
so we're trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.
- Abdul Qadeer Khan

All my roots are still in the prarie country of the Middle West.
- James Norman Hall

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become
the best that you can become.
- Harold Taylor

The roots of racism lie deep in man's nature,
wounded and bruised by original sin.
- Sargent Shriver

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of
just hacking at the leaves.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

For Europe, the fall of Communism has to be taken into account,
and the fact that in the fight against Communism the
recovery of Europe's Christian roots was the driving force.
- Rocco Buttiglione

Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died.
They just come along and while the little needles fall
off me replace them with medallions.
- Orson Welles

The thing is, we've changed our style but we've never
changed the actual roots of what we've done.
- John Oates

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages.
Our best institutions are like young trees growing
upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I am a fan of today's sound as long as we don't get too slick,
and yet I am very reverent of my roots.
- Wynonna Judd

I love to promote our sport.
I love grass-roots tennis.
I love coaching.
I love all parts of the sport.
I love the business side.
- Billie Jean King

I am proud of my black roots and of the black blood that runs in my veins.
- Ryan Giggs

There are no black conservatives.
Oh, there are neoconservatives with black skin,
but they lack any claim to blackness other than the biological.
They have forgotten their roots.
- Stephen Carter

A filmmaker can never be distant from his roots.
- Walter Salles

I wanted to share my life story and honor my roots.
I am very proud of my family and mother.
- Rocco DiSpirito

You see people who are 19 or 20 years old and they
don't even know who The Who is.
It's like, where have you been? Justin Timberlake? C'mon.
Where are the roots?
- Dustin Diamond

What we're about is a manifestation of the Catholic roots of Boston College.
- William P. Leahy

Motown will always be a heavy-duty part of my life
because those are my roots.
- Smokey Robinson

A social democratic party without deep roots in the
working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect.
- Roy Jenkins

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish
a man's growth without destroying his roots.
- Frank Howard Clark

In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base
of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal.
- Patricia Ireland

The roots of homophobia are fear.
Fear and more fear.
- George Weinberg

Folk rock was my real roots.
I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
- Alan Parsons

You know, sometimes I feel well and vital in the world,
and sometimes I just feel so distressed I want to pull
my hair out by the roots.
- Sharon Stone

Such Roots as are soft, your best way is to dry in the Sun,
or else hang them up in the Chimney corner upon a string;
as for such as are hard you may dry them any where.
- Nicholas Culpeper

I don't like freedom jazz - I think it's void of roots and void of foundation.
- George Shearing

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture,
society must set the artist free
to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
- John F. Kennedy

Until women learn to want economic independence,
and until they work out a way to get this independence
without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood,
it seems to me feminism has no roots.
- Crystal Eastman

But we wish to give the Jews a Homeland.
Not by dragging them ruthlessly out of their sustaining soil,
but rather by removing them carefully,
roots and all, to a better terrain.
- Theodor Herzl

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots.
- George Herbert

Susan, an only child who never had any roots,
and I, a lone wolf who got married 20 years to late,
were adopted by the kids as much as they were by us.
- Harpo Marx

I adored my birth father and constantly worried that
I was being disloyal to him and his schoolteacher roots
if I spent too much time performing and enjoying it.
- Julie Andrews

I could have begged.
They made it obvious to me that if I wanted to come
back and be a good boy...
but I'd rather be in Roots than Good Times.
- John Amos

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots,
stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light.
But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
- Edward Steichen

The more poetry you have in the head,
the more poetry you will understand because you will
be getting to the roots of what it is that makes people write poetry at all.
- Peter Davison

Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes,
a second copy of the United States or England -
where liberal value have deep historic roots.
- Vladimir Putin

To me, Sabbath was always JUSt a really heavy blues band.
That s all we were.
We just took those blues roots and made them heavier.
- Geezer Butler

The first thing I feel like we have the potential to
do is to deliver to consumers more roots to their home.
- Michael K. Powell


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