Top 499 Roots Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Roots Quotes from famous people such as Steven Knight, Alex Haley, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Jamaal Bowman, Black Thought, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Some accents people - internationally - can't understan

Some accents people – internationally – can’t understand, also they come with baggage. London means a certain thing, Liverpool means a certain thing. Whereas with Welsh, he can be a middle-class man with working-class roots and still have an accent and it not be an issue.
Steven Knight
If you’re blessed to do something like ‘Roots’… you find yourself immersed. You’re asked to do this, to do that – all for admirable causes. But you’re just swamped.
Alex Haley
I feel totally French – I don’t feel half-French because of my dual nationality. For me, dual nationality just means I don’t deny my roots.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
My background is: I’m a Black man in America, victim of police brutality, victim of institutional racism, working-class from working-class roots.
Jamaal Bowman
I think at the end of the day the diversity has served as a major… that’s what has determined the difference between The Roots and some of the other artists from our graduating class. I feel we followed the De La Soul, the Native Tongue blueprint.
Black Thought
Even as global warming increases the frequency of El Nino and the Atlantic event, their effects are being amplified by the annual loss of an area of rain forest the size of New Jersey. Less rain falls, and the water runs into the rivers instead of being sucked up by the fungus filaments and tree roots.
Alex Shoumatoff
I left Britain in the mid-1990s when TV was going down the cundy – another good Dundee word – because I wanted a film career. But as I get older, I find myself being drawn back to my roots, and I’m loving it.
Charlie Cox
I love Cleveland, and I love going back home. That’s where my family is. That’s where my roots are.
Kym Whitley
A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots in Latin and Greek words. A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories.
Maynard James Keenan
It’s very strange how electronic music formatted itself and forgot that its roots are about the surprise, freedom, and the acceptance of every race, gender, and style of music into this big party. Instead, it started to become this electronic lifestyle which also involved the glorification of technology.
Thomas Bangalter
I believe that Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship are, and should be, key considerations in shaping U.S. policy in the Middle East. Americans with roots or interests in the region should be involved in advocacy and discussions of public policy concerning the region.
Keith Ellison
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Denis Waitley
It’s really important to me to stick to my roots by doing what’s West Coast: wearing T-shirts and shorts.
Kenny Stills
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
I’ve always felt like a foreigner wherever I’ve lived. I don’t feel much towards my Italian or Scottish roots, although I do cook the pasta at home.
Tom Conti
I think the Lower East Side inspires me. That whole neighborhood, a lot of the people that I worked with, seeing what we’ve gone through in life, being given an opportunity to understand who I am; my identity, my culture, and my roots.
Luis Guzman
I can’t live without mousse. When my hair is damp I put it at the roots. When I blow dry my hair it makes it so much bouncier. It gives you shampoo commercial hair and makes your blowout so much better.
Shay Mitchell
I think there’s been a major shift in grass roots media because of the Internet and because the geeks and nerds rule the world. They are in control in so many ways.
Erin Gray
During the 2000s, Korean baseball slowly evolved, pivoting away from its Japanese roots. Former players say they grew more comfortable expressing themselves on the field, and the game’s focus shifted from contact to power.
Mina Kimes
Somebody said something funny to me the other day. They said, ‘Wolper, until two weeks ago, your tombstone was going to say, ‘David Wolper, the man who produced ‘Roots.’ I think the tombstone now has a new inscription. It’s going to be ‘David Wolper, the man who produced the opening ceremony of the 1984 Olympics.’
David L. Wolper
The roots of the word ‘anarchy’ are ‘an archos,’ ‘no leaders,’ which is not really about the kind of chaos that most people imagine when the word ‘anarchy’ is mentioned. I think that anarchy is, to the contrary, about taking personal responsibility for yourself.
Alan Moore
Loyalty to the true, core values and roots of democracy is what makes a true patriot, not loyalty to a symbol of the country.
Cindy Sheehan
Policymakers can draw much from ‘The Need for Roots’: such clear prescriptions as that employers ought to provide an adequate vocational training for their employees, education should be compulsory and publicly funded, and include technical as well as elementary education.
Pankaj Mishra
I’m Egyptian and Muslim, but I grew up in the West, far from my Arab roots. I began ‘Sex and the Citadel’ to help outsiders – like myself – to better comprehend this pivotal part of the world, up-close and personal.
Shereen El Feki
I am a first-generation college graduate, and I’m proud to say that most of my other siblings have college degrees as well. Our parents taught us to work hard and never forget our family roots, where we came from, and how much effort it took to get to where we are today.
Oscar Munoz
I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
Pauline Kael
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
My roots are African. The birds I remember, the fruits I ate, the trees I climbed, they’re African.
Teresa Heinz
I’m still very much a West Virginia boy. I haven’t forgotten my roots, because that’s really who I am.
Jerry West
I can’t dismiss my roots as a kid growing up during the Great Depression in the ordinary midwestern town of Grand Rapids, Michigan. From the standpoint of money and material possessions, we were barely scraping by.
Richard M. DeVos
Not all Republicans are rich, dress in three-piece suits, and have $200 haircuts. I’m somebody who’s lived from paycheck to paycheck. I’m focusing on my blue-collar roots – I’ve worked side by side with union people.
Joe Wurzelbacher
My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love th

My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother’s Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife’s Midwestern roots; the Campbell’s green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie.
Douglas Conant
There was a lot of aggression in me. It comes from my Bihari roots, I guess.
Abhimanyu Singh
The Indian heritage plays a very important role in my career, I have always wanted my Indian roots to be with me. I was also influenced by the urban culture around me back in the day.
Jay Sean
Running fills a need so we make fewer demands on others. Running reveals the roots of negative thinking, so the weeds can be pulled. Running reconnects the soul to the source, inspiring hope and creativity.
Kristin Armstrong
Heavy metal to me is this cartoon idiom where people have their hair stuck-up all over the place dyed blonde with black roots showing through and Spandex trousers and chains around their neck, eating raw meat on stage. It just doesn’t mean anything to me.
Gary Moore
When we did ‘Eliminator,’ at the time, it was experimental for us. It obviously turned out real successful, but at the time, we caught crap about it from some of our old fans. They thought we were deserting our roots or our old style or whatever.
Dusty Hill
When you become an actor, at some point you look for something that brings you back to your roots. You find something that people around your neighborhood can relate to. People that you’re close with can relate to.
Mekhi Phifer
The value of real estate to a city is huge. A community that is invested in making deep roots in an area creates a commitment to making their city the best it can be. It becomes a common bond.
Hilary Farr
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
I was 22 when my mother gave me the original box set of ‘Roots’ and she said, ‘I want you to watch this.’ I watched the whole thing back to back in the span of 24 hours. It had a profound effect on me. It felt like my story.
Malachi Kirby
If people perceive ‘Roots’ to be a black history show, nobody is going to watch it.
David L. Wolper
I got to Nashville on Labor Day weekend in 1972. And the Grand Ole Opry is still there, the Country Music Hall of Fame is still there. And the roots of country music are still there. It’s where the authenticity and the empowering force lies.
Marty Stuart
God bless the roots! Body and soul are one.
Theodore Roethke
I still have deep respect for the evangelical tradition and feel, in many ways, close to the Baptist roots of my childhood, although I’ve been an Episcopalian throughout my adult life and a regular churchgoer.
Jay Parini
When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.
Anthony J. D’Angelo
When I was in charge of the Christian Coalition I was available to mobilize grass roots support for somebody.
Pat Robertson
During my lifetime, I realized that discrimination was not accidental, that there were structural roots and causes to it. So if we wanted to change women’s lives, we need to deal with those root causes.
Michelle Bachelet