Roots Quotes

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

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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

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You don't meet that many people that you can talk about Roots Manuva with, but that was my favorite in school, this record of his called 'Run Come Save Me.' When I first started writing lyrics, it came from that. Alex Turner

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The first notes I still play when I start a sound check are classical. Those are my roots. Andrew Bird

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My father is 100% Japanese and came to the United States when he was only 18 years old. My grandmother still resides in Japan, which has allowed me to travel to the roots of my ancestors with my father. Apolo Ohno

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Over the course of my life, I have made many transitions - most of them taking me further away from my Somali roots and steadily toward the enlightened mentality of Western democracy. Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Free soloing is almost as old as climbing itself, with roots in the 19th century. Climbers are continuing to push the boundaries. There are certainly better technical climbers than me. But if I have a particular gift, it's a mental one - the ability to keep it together where others might freak out. Alex Honnold

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Americans don't have deep gastronomic roots. They wanted to get away from the cultures of Europe or wherever they came from. We stirred up that melting pot pretty quickly. Alice Waters

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I changed my name when we became aware of the African revolution and the whole question of our African roots. Amiri Baraka

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My cultural roots are something illusive. Ang Lee

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If we remind ourselves of the fact that every fifth American today rightly points and perhaps also with a certain degree of pride to his German ancestry or her German ancestry, we can safely say that we, indeed, share common roots. Angela Merkel

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The earth is rocky and full of roots; it's clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you'll never see it again - it's death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil. Anne Lamott

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Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. Ansel Adams

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

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Let's start with the church. As you know, it's my background, it's a natural setting for me and it's definitely my roots. Aretha Franklin

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

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Pretty much every weekend, my wife and I have the shall-we-live-in-the-country conversation. I suppose it's something to do with getting older and feeling I want to shed some of the things I've been doing for the last 20 years and go back to my roots. Andrew Motion

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Following 9/11, intelligence indicated numerous links between al-Qa'eda and Algeria. It began to look as though the roots of jihad could be traced back to the war in Algeria that began 50 years ago. Alistair Horne

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I'm quite interested in the absolute roots of narrative, why we tell stories at all: where the monsters come from. Anne Enright

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A lot of groups spend their whole cultural and aesthetic identity trying to move away from Africa, which I think is a mistake. One of the reasons I love Cuba and cultures like that is because they're not trying to move away from their African roots, they're trying to embrace them. That's part of the culture. Arturo O'Farrill

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And so, when I was a young writer I always worked hard on imagery, and I knew that the roots of imagery were the senses - and that if my readers could feel, taste and see what I was talking about, I would be able to tell them a story. Adriana Trigiani

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I feel more European than Belgian. However I do think that my Flemish roots have an impact on my character and culture. Ann Demeulemeester

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

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Your roots, your family, your friends all become so much more important to you as you get older, especially if you are a wandering minstrel like me. Amanda Donohoe

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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

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You're not going to hear me do a rap song, you're not going to hear me do a jazz song. We have to be true to our roots, do what we do, and try to do it a little better each time. Bob Seger

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I'm sticking true to my roots. Brantley Gilbert

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If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you. Bryant H. McGill

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I have to put down roots where I decide to stay. It wasn't enough for me to be an expatriate Indian in Canada. If I can't feel that I can make social, political and emotional commitments to a place, I have to find another place. Bharati Mukherjee

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We must find out where the roots of terrorism lie. Brent Scowcroft

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