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
May the work for the further development of chemical science, which has its strongest roots in this beautiful, strong and hard-working country of Sweden, continue to flourish in the future, for the promotion of culture and the benefit of mankind.
Otto Wallach
I manage every player as well as I possibly can, regardless of which club they’re from, what their roots are.
Gareth Southgate
Dried porcini add a substantial, deep flavour to otherwise more neutral vegetables. I use them in risottos, mashed roots and winter soups.
Yotam Ottolenghi
As scary as it is, we have to admit that there are folks in the world who only know the Roots as ‘the band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Phoebe Robinson
I feel that no one should be ashamed or have fear or doubt within themselves when they speak about the roots or Africa wherein I and I originate from. It’s like an individual who tries to disown himself, and to me, it is a form of defeat by disowning yourself.
Burning Spear
Do you know, that is the root of the whole trouble – has been one of the roots at any rate – is people hearing things and then imagining some more and magnifying it and multiplying it.
John Harvey Kellogg
Rap is supposed to be about keeping it real and not relinquishing your roots in the community. Without that, it’s just posturing. Somebody who claims to speak for the ‘hood don’t need no private jet.
Chuck D
The Young Women’s Christian Association is nourished by its roots in Christianity and, at the same time, over the years, it’s been enriched by beliefs and values from all kinds of places, even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity.
Patricia Ireland
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
I never want to lose sight of my roots… A lot of artists want the riches and the fame. I want to tell stories you can put into the context of your life.
Lukas Forchhammer
Being a Telugu girl, my heart always roots for Tollywood.
Sobhita Dhulipala
We couldn’t predict what would happen with ‘Roots.’ You knew there were powerful moments that were going to affect people. We were making the film while the book was being completed. We were fortunate because the hardcover book was out and on the best-seller list. The heat was still on.
David L. Wolper
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The Roots are well-respected and considered vanguards in the music.
Black Thought
I am charismatic with roots of the Pentecostal.

I am charismatic with roots of the Pentecostal.
Oral Roberts
In America, we all come from somewhere else, and we carry along some dream myth of home: a notion that something – our point of origin, our roots, the home country – is out there.
Bobbie Ann Mason
It is nice to go down the memory lane and remember who I am and what my roots are.
Amala Akkineni
What a miracle life is and how alike are all souls when they send their roots down deep and meet and are one!
Nikos Kazantzakis
To have real success and roots in a society, there has to be a local champion, and hence we believe in identifying a local entrepreneur.
Masayoshi Son
Theater was definitely part of my roots. My father would take me to plays, and then my mother was always on the lookout for other talent and taking me to see plays. I saw Frank Langella in ‘Dracula’… Great, great performances. I was a theater rat, hanging out backstage.
Christian Slater
I think that the campaign that Fox Searchlight has thrown for ‘Sound of My Voice’ honors the film’s roots and the film’s integrity, and I don’t think it overwhelms the film at all.
Zal Batmanglij
First and foremost, I am most proud of how ‘Hee Haw’ did its part to help pave the way for country music to burst from its regional roots to remarkable worldwide popularity.
Roy Clark
We all have those people in high school and college that we shared that important time with, but don’t necessarily keep in touch with. It’s the same thing with the ‘Hills’ crew – they’ll always be a part of my roots but I don’t necessarily talk to them every day.
Whitney Port
One of the things novels should do is shine a light on those parts of us that are common, the fibres that connect all of us. They should convey the sense that we’re all connected, coming from the same tree, sharing common roots.
Khaled Hosseini
‘The Last Kingdom”s got its roots in history, and it’s a lot grittier. It doesn’t have the ‘Game of Thrones’ gloss.
Alexander Dreymon
When I paint a picture of a house, that goes back to my roots.
Edward Ruscha
Popular culture – above all rock ‘n’ roll, with its African-American R & B roots – did far more to radicalize us than did any feminist leader.
Camille Paglia
I always said that to get India stronger, first strengthen its roots, and all our roots are our country’s interiors, rural areas, and villages.
Raveena Tandon
Let us not forget, the financial crisis had its roots in the decision by Congress to embark on a course of social justice to get everyone that wanted a home into one, regardless of whether or not they could afford it.
Ed Royce
It’s not that I don’t like American pop; I’m a huge admirer of it, but I think my roots came from a very English and Irish base. Is it all sort of totally non-American sounding, do you think?
Kate Bush
My roots go back to West Africa, but my last name is Kirby, which is not an African name.
Malachi Kirby
I became very interested in the Islamic question, and thought I would try to understand it from the roots, ask very simple questions and somehow make a narrative of that discovery.
V. S. Naipaul
We can’t fix the real problems if we only cauterize and don’t treat the roots of evil.
Emmanuel Macron
I underestimated the low level of capacity. I also underestimated the cultural roots of corruption.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
I have deep family roots in Western Kentucky.
Andy Beshear
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
Victor Hugo
My ancestors come from a part of southern China where most villages can trace their roots back at least a thousand years or even more. However, as a typical American, I have lived in four cities and moved at least seven times.
Laurence Yep
I work well within The Roots because I can let my music speak for itself while Ahmir does most of the press and the promotion and the brand-building because he enjoys that.
Black Thought
Actually, it doesn’t matter to the papers why you left Glasgow. They never look at the roots of the problems you had, and you simply end up being painted as un-nationalistic.
Jimmy Somerville
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
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
Harold Taylor
The Roots brand is like the Lipton of hip-hop, so to speak.
Black Thought
I think my wife saw a picture of the rock group Journey, and they’re kind of aging, and the one guy had dyed blonde hair with black roots, and… my idea was to get a little earring, I wanted to have a dangling earring.
Fred Willard
I work hard, and I haven’t done badly in life. But I pretty much came from very modest roots… I go home on my train; I cut my own grass… I don’t have anything against people that are more elite, but it’s just not who I am or what I’m about.
Rick Santelli
I want to take IBM back to its roots.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
I'd definitely be up for 'EastEnders.' Just the same as

I’d definitely be up for ‘EastEnders.’ Just the same as I would if ‘Coronation Street’ was offered. Either way, it would be like going back to my roots.
Jack Wild
I’m still true to my Southern roots.
Randy Jackson
My family in St. Louis brings me to my roots.
Phyllis Smith
I always think of a show like a plant – a little pruning now and then keeps it healthy, but you shouldn’t pull it out and chop the roots up.
Len Goodman
We don’t try to please everyone. Those older fans who expect something from The Roots are a tad more important to me than getting new fans.
Black Thought
To me, the whole thing with the roots of rap music was when the DJ had to supply all the music for the group with two turntables. And the whole criteria of what that DJ would use had nothing to do with what type of band made a record.
Mike D
The cinema is an institution nowadays, with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.
Ivor Novello
My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here.
Oprah Winfrey
Unilever brings together the resources and experience of a multinational company alongside our deep local roots, which enables us to grow a genuinely African consumer goods business.
Paul Polman
I understand people want to hold on to their roots.
Mariah Carey
For more than 300 years Qawwali music and Sufism have been deeply anchored in my family’s roots and we spread it around to the public.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
In spring, the dead trees, roots, and animals come to life again exactly as they were, thus providing hundreds of thousands of examples, specimens, and proofs of the supreme resurrection.
Said Nursi
I come from a time when every kid dressed up. Everybody. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be able to hang out. It was very tribal. There’s nice things in that. It’s culture; it’s roots for me.
Paul Weller
I get very sentimental, I get very nostalgic, and when I live in a place, I instantly put down way too many roots.
Casey Affleck
The grass roots are energized because the absolutely highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama. I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea-party activists – I have yet to meet a single tea-party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney.
Ted Cruz
I suspect that living 24/7 in workout attire is the clothing version of the messy topknot. We all know that your hair is dirty, or too long, or too frizzy, or your roots have grown out, but we are all going to accept it as fabulous because that’s the deal.
Mary H.K. Choi
Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground.
Pope Paul VI
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 am immensely proud of my Irish roots.
Gilbert O’Sullivan
Obama has little or nothing to do with the civil-rights movement. His roots are in Kenya, and he is shaped far more by anti-colonialism than by anything that Martin Luther King said or did.
Dinesh D’Souza
I was 7 years old when ‘Roots’ was first broadcast, and my parents gathered all us kids around the TV to learn about how we got here. But it wasn’t until I sat down and immersed myself in the research that I got the barest inkling of what it meant to be a slave.
Colson Whitehead
Big teams need a core of players who have their roots at their clubs, who grow with their clubs and who embody the culture. Representing it on the pitch and outside as well.
Philipp Lahm
In taking Dell private, we plan to go back to our roots, focusing on the entrepreneurial spirit that made Dell one of the fastest-growing and most successful companies in history.
Michael Dell
Two prominent terms, ‘Latino’ and ‘Hispanic,’ refer to people living in the United States who have roots in Latin America, Spain, Mexico, South America, or Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries.
Ilan Stavans
I was an empty vessel just floating through L.A. and raising children, and I was doing it alone. When my relationship started blossoming with Angie and then when we got engaged, I knew I wanted to get back to my roots of where I came from and what I grew up in.
Greg Vaughan
My music is the chicken soup kind. I want people to get a good feeling in their soul from these songs. Roots rock, heartland rock… whatever you want to call it is OK with me.
Kate Voegele
Vegetables, which are the lowest in the scale of living things, are fed by roots, which, implanted in the native soil, select by the action of a peculiar mechanism, different subjects, which serve to increase and to nourish them.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
There is a conception about me that I am a playback singer and I sing for albums or for films only, but my roots are in bhajans. Even when I was in school, I used to win competitions for ghazals and bhajans.
Sonu Nigam
I got southern roots from Texas all the way to Louisiana, went to Grambling State back in the day, my whole career I’ve done songs with down South artists.
I went through all these different phases in my life. And now, I’m finally in a place where I know who I am; I just needed that extra push. I feel really, really good in the position I’m in right now, and I don’t feel like I completely neglected my pop-rock sound: I was able to bring it in with my country roots.
Cassadee Pope
My mother’s proud of where she’s from, and her history, and her past, and same with my dad. I have roots in Africa. Like, I am from Africa as well as from Germany, and I am very proud of that.
The notion of someone who is fitting in or trying to be

The notion of someone who is fitting in or trying to become part of a larger family… It’s hard to separate that from my own Jewish roots.
Marc Platt
I always think to myself that if I was able to transition from lucha libre style to American style, then I can always go back. You never lose your roots.
Rey Mysterio
Immigration is not about visa numbers or building a fence. It is about reclaiming our roots as a nation of immigrants and a refuge for those who have been cast aside.
Mike Quigley
I am completely attached to my roots, and therefore you will see a Pahadi touch in all my albums.
Mohit Chauhan
Given Miami’s unique role in Airbnb’s roots, I’m particularly proud of how South Floridians have embraced home sharing as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and catalyze economic development in their communities.
Joe Gebbia
I think that the roots of racism have always been economic, and I think people are desperate and scared. And when you’re desperate and scared you scapegoat people. It exacerbates latent tendencies toward – well, toward racism or homophobia or anti-Semitism.
Henry Louis Gates
I guess, like most foreigners, when you’re away, you see your own culture being even more strange. But where I come from and my roots mean a lot. I miss my family and my friends. Something I’ve realized as I’ve been traveling is that it’s more about the actual people than the actual place.
Alicia Vikander
The history of soccer is a sad voyage from beauty to duty. When the sport became an industry, the beauty that blossoms from the joy of play got torn out by its very roots.
Eduardo Galeano
I’m still blue collar in my heart. It comes from strong Long Island family roots.
Jim Breuer
Fashion is something that brought me closer to my family as I grew up. It’s something that was deep inside me, in my roots, and I started taking more interest as I grew older because it reminded me of my mother and my grandmother. It’s not something I take lightly, and I’m going to be open about it.
Hector Bellerin
Letting the tundra melt is the equivalent to burning all of the forests in all of the world and their roots two and a half times over.
George M. Church
Religions in general have to rediscover their roots. In Hinduism and the Koran, animals are described as equals. If you walk into a cathedral and look at the decorations of early Christianity, there are vines, animals, creatures and birds thriving all over the stonework.
Margaret Atwood
Folk-punk artists like This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb or Paul Baribeau were popular in the Florida punk community. I saw people early on combine roots music with more aggressive music.
Benjamin Booker
I base my roots and history in old blues, old country and old bluegrass, and I like rock ‘n’ roll, and somehow it all came together, and that is what I am playing now.
Tyler Hilton
I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly.
Deborah Norville
I’m not frightened about terrorism. I’m frightened about the roots of what we call terrorism.
Mandy Patinkin
One time, I went to school, and they asked us all to find out where our roots were. It’s goin’ around the class, and the kids were going, ‘I’m Swedish-German’ or ‘I’m English-Irish.’ They got to me and I said, ‘Pure Kentuckian.’
John Prine
What’s being considered now is solidifying my place in the NBA. Keep focusing on the grass roots, because I want the next guys to be good. Right now, all I’m doing for camps and academies and stuff, I’m just finding the next NBA player.
Steven Adams
I’ve always been a bit of a lost soul, and I think that goes back to me being adopted and not knowing my roots.
Finn Jones
I’d like to see drag really cultivate its political roots.
Sasha Velour
I certainly feel I’m carrying the flag for Britain. I feel an honour in that but, at the same time, knowing my roots are in Africa, I’d like that to help motivate people from there. Even coming from a third world country, it is possible to get to the top of wherever they want to be.
Chris Froome
The conspiracy theory of the Jew as the hypnotic conspirator, the duplicitous manipulator, the sinister puppeteer is one with ancient roots and a bloody history.
Bari Weiss
I do not try to duplicate anyone’s success; I am just really inspired by what they have done. I like the fact that The Roots can tour extensively, put out albums, and be so well received; that takes a lot of work. I really admire that, and it’s something that I try to attain myself.
Musiq Soulchild
The failure of the U.S.’s foreign adventures often seems to have its roots in the U.S.’s total ignorance of things on the ground, of the countries that they fiddle with.
Peter Carey
There are so many families that are divided by Fox and Trump. I think a lot of people have been surprised by just how deep and how corrupt the roots are – how there’s been collusion between Fox and Trump right in plain sight the whole time, and yet it’s not often recognized.
Brian Stelter
I grew up in a strong faith-based family. I think I have selected to return to those roots for strength, for my family, for myself and to protect our children and to forgive others and move on and face forward.
Paula Broadwell
A big shop in Manhattan would feel like we were betraying our roots. And we’re not just going to open a bunch of stores.
James Jebbia
To the best of my knowledge and of my effort, every lineage statement within ‘Roots’ is from either my African or American families’ carefully preserved oral history, much of which I have been able conventionally to corroborate with documents.
Alex Haley
I have deep roots in this Oklahoma soil. It makes me proud.
N. Scott Momaday
Being married to a daughter of India is a natural complement of my being in this country for 30 years. My roots are very much in this country, even though I remain a Westerner.
Francois Gautier
I grew up all over the world. My father was in the army and was posted to a new place every two and a half years. I have no geographical roots.
Juliet Stevenson
Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritua

Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based.
Christian Lous Lange
It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I’d ever seen before.
Eric Clapton
The roots of Cuban music are in my head.
Compay Segundo
We wanted to make movies back in college before Rooster Teeth. Our roots have always been in feature filmmaking, and we’ve always wanted to go back to it.
Burnie Burns
This type of gathering is unprecedented. The time has come for Christians to publicly affirm our Jewish roots, distinctions and oneness in Jesus Christ.
Bill McCartney
Of course, our roots are in Germany, it always will be the feeling of home.
Bill Kaulitz
I have a very musical family from my Scottish roots.
Carice van Houten
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
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
I was writing country songs, but I wasn’t listening to country yet. I grew up on a farm in East Tennessee, so my roots are country, you know? But I didn’t know where those songs came from or where they fit.
Kelsea Ballerini
I’m not a fighter, but in my mind I’m fighting every day. ‘What’s new? What am I doing?’ I’m fighting myself. My soul is samurai. My roots aren’t samurai, but my soul is.
Masaharu Morimoto
I wanted the music to sound, like, made in Mexico. I wanted to connect to my roots.
Natalia Lafourcade
A poet must be a psychologist, but a secret one: he should know and feel the roots of phenomena but present only the phenomena themselves in full bloom or as they fade away.
Ivan Turgenev
They redid ‘Roots,’ and everyone was saying, ‘Oh, it shouldn’t have been done.’ I was like, ‘It definitely should have been done.’ Because it needs to be refurbished for the new generation so they can understand it.
Leslie Jones
What I wanted to do in talking about basketball in ‘Hoop Roots’ was retrieve the game as something to participate in, not to watch.
John Edgar Wideman
I certainly derived my skills as a prose writer from my scrutiny of poetry and of the individual word. But schools don’t do things like that anymore – tracking words down to their roots.
Camille Paglia
My wife and I have very deep roots in Colorado, and we can’t see ourselves living anywhere else.
Victor Mitchell
I have never hid my spiritual roots. They just weren’t something that came under the spotlight.
Amar’e Stoudemire
When launching a product called an Energy Drink and named Red Bull, a product that stimulates body and mind, it is a short step to the roots where Red Bull came from. We have been doing this for 20 years – now it’s called adventure sports, extreme sports, and outdoor sports.
Dietrich Mateschitz
I’m Latino, progressive, and I have deep roots in the working class – my father was a bracero, a guest farmworker and cook, and my mom worked as a nursing home laundry attendant.
Jimmy Gomez
Too much emphasis is put on American roots music when people try and place me. You know, I grew up listening to punk.
Will Oldham
There are many people still ashamed of their roots because of the negative connotations that come with being an ‘African.’ That sentiment exists many places around the world – in England, in the U.S., everywhere.
Malachi Kirby
Art cannot be looked at as an elite, sacred event anymore. It has to be embraced as an accessible, popular form, which is what I believe theater is at its roots.
Diane Paulus
The economic and political roots of the conflicts are too strong for us to pretend to create a lasting state of harmonious understanding between men.
Alva Myrdal
Ideas must counter ideas. You can drop all the bombs you want, but if you don’t pull up weeds by their roots, they just grow back.
Hamza Yusuf
What’s great about TV, and what I love about being on ‘Parenthood,’ is you have this family. I’m now going on four years of working with the same 100 people, and that helps you feel like your life has more roots. It’s more conducive to having a family, and you’re staying in town. So that part is amazing.
Dax Shepard
What prevailed was that it was a family story, so it didn’t matter what the color. It was also the perfect subject matter for a miniseries: A best-selling book, a generational story, a social problem – they all made ‘Roots’ what a miniseries should be.
David L. Wolper
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey
Dig into the roots of culture, and it will grow. It’s like a grass that is growing, and it cannot stop, and music is like the fertilizer for that.
Burning Spear
I’m thinking, ‘Man, there’s this whole other group of people that are attached to me because of my last name and my family’s roots.’ That’s pretty cool. That’s special, that’s a lot of power and it’s important.
Mark Sanchez
I’m not a Little Englander. Historically, British people have always been travellers. I look in the world as one place. You have to think in a global sense. Cinema is a global endeavour. My roots are in England but my endeavours are worldwide.
Jeremy Thomas
Actually, until a few years ago, my English was very po

Actually, until a few years ago, my English was very poor. I wasn’t thinking of my American roots at all, until I went to play in an American youth team. From that moment, my English improved, and I started to feel more American.
Sergino Dest
Bostonians vs. Chicagoans, they have different sensibilities, and I can only say this because I consider myself a Bostonian. You know, the Puritanical roots in Boston – the ‘sky is falling’ mentality a little bit. We could be on a great run, and we’d lose one game, and everyone’s panicking.
Theo Epstein
The roots of the problems we face in the world, in our national life, and in our family and personal lives are spiritual.
Stephen Covey
I want the ‘Roots’ biopic to be animated – I see Charles Schulz drawing us. I think it would be more hilarious with the voices of children.
I always had my roots in the past.
Krzysztof Penderecki
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
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
My roots and Victor’s are jazz, basically, but these two young fellows that we have with us come out of rock bands. And they’re tremendously exciting players.
Chico Hamilton
When I’m creating a song, I’m thinking of a hip-hop beat playing on a live drum set – kinda like the Roots would do. I will put New Orleans music on top of that with some other rhythms.
Trombone Shorty
I think any smart businessman would go where the money is bigger, but I also feel like you don’t forget your roots either.
I don’t think, to be a traveler, you have to reject setting roots up.
Mat Kearney
I have Aboriginal roots on my father’s side, and have always indentified with that spirit. I feel a lot of my music comes from that place.
Xavier Rudd
My father hails from Shantigrama in Hassan, but my family moved to Bengaluru. Even though I was born and raised in Bengaluru, I have strong ties with my roots.
Pranitha Subhash
The roots of my music start from the ghetto.
Ziggy Marley
When I moved to Dallas, I had two big goals. The first, of course, had to do with basketball. I came here to work hard and earn the respect of the fans. The second goal was more personal. I wanted to put down roots in Dallas. That was one of the upsides of signing a four-year deal.
Harrison Barnes
Writing ‘Hoop Roots’ was a substitute or a surrogate activity. I can’t play anymore – my body won’t cooperate – so in the writing of the book, I was looking to tell a good story about my life and about basketball, but I was also looking to entertain myself the way that I entertain myself when I play.
John Edgar Wideman
Not many countries establish a prize for peace. The Seoul Peace Prize has its roots in the 1988 Summer Olympics when this country opened its doors to people and athletes from more than 160 countries. Korea did so in part because it believes in the power of sports for peace and development.
Ban Ki-moon
I came out of independent film, that’s my roots.
Nicolas Cage
Yeah, I started on YouTube. I posted videos every Friday and wrote new songs every week. Back then, I was in a very vulnerable place with all my fans. Now in a pandemic, it feels like I’m going back to my roots and playing on my OG piano that I played when I first started.
Tate McRae
People think ‘Roots’ was planned but it wasn’t. I just had a couple of ideas and the name.
Max Cavalera
We still have slavery of all kinds – slavery of thought, slavery of ideas, slavery of cultureand I think ‘Roots’ exemplifies, in a very strong way, man’s need to think for himself, feel for himself, do for himself.
Lorne Greene
I’m sort of a Southerner because those are my roots, but my parents are from Iowa.
Geneva Carr
My music is roots music: it’s a combination of growing up on the coast and mucking around with wood and wooden tones and sounds, salt, sand, fire, dogs, and heaps of brothers.
Xavier Rudd
I really can’t write fantasy. I cannot invent a world which does not exist. And I can’t read fantasy either. As soon as I realise I’m reading a book that hasn’t got its roots in a reality I can comprehend, I switch off.
Michael Morpurgo
When it comes to best new artist or album or song of the year, yeah, it’s very rare that you see someone in country win one of those. It’s a very strong genre, and it’s got roots so deep in our culture. I think the pool of voters listen more to pop and R&B and hip-hop. Those seem to be the major contenders.
Maren Morris
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
J. R. R. Tolkien
My hair is an untidy bob. I am very dark, but I embellish the roots because I am white in one clump.
Erin O’Connor
It’s my luck to be at the frontier of what looks to be a resurrection of roots music on the international scene. That’s really what reggae music is about: that voice against oppression and struggle.
Damian Marley
I don’t add any deliberate nuances to the way I sing. I’ve seen so much and been all over the world, but I’m glued to my roots, and that comes across.
Kailash Kher
I’m always envious of the actors who get to come to work every day and really grow deep roots there, but it is really fun playing lots of different characters.
Jaime Ray Newman
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
They killed my character off and as God would have it,

They killed my character off and as God would have it, just when they told me I would never work again, I got cast in a little program called Roots, and as they would say, the rest is history.
John Amos
Being traditional is a choice for me. South Indian families bring up their children with a sense of freedom, self-respect and self-value. We do whatever we have to with earnestness and honesty, including being uninhibited. Yet we hold onto our roots.
Vidya Balan
Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.
Harry S Truman
I think this is one of the greatest strengths of this school. Not only do the students go on to achieve great milestones in their own lives, they never forget their roots and the school that gave them the chance they needed to improve their lives and their families’ lives.
Michael N. Castle
It is true that the Internet can be used to disseminate falsehoods quickly, but it just as quickly roots them out and exposes them in a way that the traditional model of journalism and its closed, insular, one-way form of communication could never do.
Glenn Greenwald
Passyunk Productions is our film & tv production company. The name comes from a street in Philly, Passyunk Avenue, where the concept of The Roots was born, as Ahmir and I started out busking on the corner of 5th & Passyunk back in the early ’90s.
Black Thought
The Ancient Games are relatively obscure to most Olympians, but to understand just what the Games are about, it is really necessary to investigate the roots and the meaning that has transformed culture and society for so many years.
Bill Toomey
I moved to Europe and was able to take time and really explore who I was and who I wanted to be. I needed that time for myself to really do that self-exploration and get back in touch with my roots.
Mischa Barton
If ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, then children are somewhat closer to our roots as primates in the arboreal forest. Humans appear to be the only primates that I know of that are afraid of heights. All other primates, when they’re scared, they run up a tree, where they feel safe.
Richard Preston
The Roots want to dip our toes into everything in the arts.
Black Thought
My African heritage is a part of reggae music roots, and the concept is that the album, ‘Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life’ is a tribute to roots reggae music. The fruit is what blossoms into different colors and shades, but the root has to stand predominant.
Stephen Marley
I liked back in the sixties where you’d turn on the radio and go ‘Oh that’s Hendrix, that’s Creedence Clearwater, that’s The Doors, there’s The Grass Roots, The Monkees, there’s Big Brother.’ You could just instantly hear it and tell. But in the eighties and nineties there’s no way you could do that.
Creed Bratton
Earth was not built for six billion people all running around and being passionate about things. The world was built for about two million people foraging for roots and grubs.
Douglas Coupland
There is beauty in our roots. Sometimes we think our roots are shameful, and people tell you that you’re no good or your ancestors are no good or that you come from a neighborhood of no hope and terrible crime. But it’s about the beauty of those places, and I carry that with me.
Luis Alberto Urrea
My roots have never left me… because the very first memory I have is my mom singing and me singing with her.
Charlie Haden
Fruits are always of the same nature with the seeds and roots from which they come, and trees are known by the fruits they bear: as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, that society of men which constitutes a government upon the foundation of justice.
Algernon Sidney
I also grew up on a farm in east Tennessee, so my roots are just naturally super southern, so I’ve always had that southern country lifestyle.
Kelsea Ballerini
I remember ‘Roots’ growing up and the cultural impact it had on the country. Watching ‘Roots’ was not the cool remove of reading about slavery in a book or hearing about it in class. It became something that swept people along.
John Ridley
Why ‘Do Bronx’? Because I’m from the slums, those are my roots.
Charles Oliveira
Holiday binge-buying has deep roots in American culture: department stores have been associating turkey gluttony with its spending equivalent since they began sponsoring Thanksgiving Day parades in the early 20th century.
Adam Davidson
We all go back to our roots. My father went to the central west, went to Ilfracombe in 1919. He was the manager of the wool scour there. And, Ilfracombe was right at the heart of Australia’s great wool industry, and my mother was a teacher at Winton.
Quentin Bryce
I grew up in Florida in different cities. I was born in Mississippi. My parents moved a lot, so I moved to Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, all through the South. But my family’s roots were from central Florida, like Daytona Beach area, so we ended up moving there.
But a lot of my training can be done in Aston – a lot of the hard work, so to speak. But a new atmosphere, a new place, and it’s good for me because I didn’t want to get stuck in one spot, so coming home is good, back and forth, you know, where my roots are.
Elvis Stojko
When I get some time off, I like to go back to my roots in the North East. My family have been around Northumberland for five generations.
Kevin Whately
Although the French appellation system has its roots in the 1923 system created in Chateauneuf-du-Pape by Baron Le Roy, proprietor of the renowned Chateau Fortia, Chateauneuf-du-Pape never developed a reputation for quality or achieved the prestige enjoyed by such regions as Burgundy and Bordeaux.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
I’m still very much plugging away. But if I can build my career, I’ll do it like Eric Bana. He has a family; he has his roots. He still loves Melbourne. He’s a great role model to have.
Nathan Phillips
I’ve said in the primary race repeatedly that a Labour Party that I lead would be a true red Labour Party, be very clear about its social democratic roots and its social democratic agenda.
David Cunliffe
I’ma always stick to my roots, but whatever life brings, that’s what is meant.
Young M.A
As we get further into our career we’re figuring out how to become more efficient as artists, and doing so many different things is testament to our cohesiveness as the Roots.
Black Thought
I really got back to my New Orleans roots – my grandfather played with Fats Domino. We had to leave after Katrina, but I feel like, spiritually, I’m back there.
Dawn Richard
Many small towns I know in Maine are as tight-knit and interdependent as those I associate with rural communities in India or China; with deep roots and old loyalties, skeptical of authority, they are proud and inflexibly territorial.
Paul Theroux
We are very proud of our roots in Manchester. We like t

We are very proud of our roots in Manchester. We like to back our own.
Ricky Hatton
I’m certainly proud to be Cuban American, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for anybody – regardless of their ethnicity or nationality. It does carry a measure or pride to know where you’re from and to know what your roots are.
Danny Pino
The roots of our statehood go back more than two millennia and two centuries to the origins of the Hun Empire. Building upon the legacies and power of the Huns, Mongols had built the largest land empire in the history of the mankind.
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
I would argue that the issue of God and the issue of science have the same roots.
Dinesh D’Souza
‘Chitthi’ is a song from my roots.
Jubin Nautiyal
In the 21st century, there will probably be a reflex against the disintegration of traditional European culture. What started as a reaction will come full circle, and there will be a return to the roots.
Norman Davies
Brazil is where I have to be, where I have my roots.
Clarice Lispector
Choosing to be in the theatre was a way to put my roots down somewhere with other people. It was a way to choose a new family.
Juliette Binoche
My mother told me when I left for college, ‘Never forget your roots,’ and I never have.
Laura Ingraham
I was happier going back to my roots: training like men do in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Back home the guys in the gyms don’t lift to look good; they’re lifting to lift. They do it because they want to squat more and bench more.
Joe Manganiello
I don’t look at it as Hollywood or Bollywood, but, of course, my roots are here, and at the end of the day, it’s about your roots. You can’t take India out of me.
Deepika Padukone
A lasting architecture has to have roots.
I. M. Pei
Sometimes it can be easy to forget where your roots are or where you came from.
Austin Aries
When you shampoo your hair, you’re trying to get the oil out of your roots, but you really want the rest of your hair to maintain its moisture. When you put coconut oil on the ends, the shampoo gets oil out of the roots, but also protects the ends.
Blake Lively
I think about Shakespeare. Because there have been hundreds of variations of Shakespeare’s plays since they’ve been written, and I believe it’s because they’re important. They’re still relevant today. ‘Roots’ is still relevant today. The idea that we shouldn’t tell this story again is very strange to me.
Malachi Kirby
Born in England during the First World War, of Belgian parents with partly German roots, I grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Antwerp, where I had the benefit of a classical education taught in the two national languages of Belgium: French and Dutch.
Christian de Duve
I was about 13 or 14 when I heard Malcolm X’s speech ‘Message to the Grass Roots.’
Ta-Nehisi Coates
I mean, the genuine roots of culture is folk music.
John Lydon
Football needs its roots, it needs its connection with the supporters. But those in charge seem to think they can do without them.
Graham Taylor
Words have life and must be cared for. If they are stolen for ugly uses or careless slang or false promotion work, they need to be brought back to their original meaning – back to their roots.
Corita Kent
I grew up as a British kid – I went to school in London, roamed the streets of London – but having these interactions with my roots and going back to Ghana, I’m like, ‘Yeah this is sick.’ I love my country and my people, and the energy and vibes that they bring back. So I want to rep that and be a part of it.
I’ll never lose my roots. I think I’m too close to my family for that. I still make my trip back to Nebraska every year, and I still love going back to Texas where I grew up, as well. I’ve just kind of had to mature a little bit more and get used to a little bit different style of life.
Andy Roddick
My interest in writing about American history stemmed originally, I think, from a subconscious desire to find roots – I felt like a girl without a country. I have put down roots quite firmly by now, but in the process, I have discovered the joys of research and am probably hooked.
Jean Fritz
I like big casts. The experience of working together, that human contact – those are my roots, professionally.
Chris Noth
The music that I’ve made in the past has had strong contemporary country roots, but I think moving on in music, I will branch out from that a bit.
Jennette McCurdy
I feel like that’s my foundation and my roots, what I believe in – no matter where life takes me, I’ll always be the same guy and same person at heart.
Morgan Wallen
Places I’ve lived since then had to have some kind of uniqueness and character about them. And logically Key West, and then Down Island. So, all of that stuff sort of had it’s roots in New Orleans and went crazy.
Jimmy Buffett
As a child growing up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, my connection to my Indian roots came from summer visits to New Delhi where my grandparents lived.
Ro Khanna
The redwood is one of the few conifers that sprout from the stump and roots, and it declares itself willing to begin immediately to repair the damage of the lumberman and also that of the forest-burner.
John Muir
Whether rich or poor, a home is not a home unless the roots of love are ever striking deeper through the crust of the earthly and the conventional, into the very realities of being, not consciously always; seldom, perhaps; the simplicity of loving grows by living simply near nature and God.
Lucy Larcom
Home’ was a special album for very specific reasons. It is an homage to my father. And it is the first classical album I’ve released in over a decade. So it really felt like a kind-of coming back to my roots.
Anoushka Shankar
A social democratic party without deep roots in the wor

A social democratic party without deep roots in the working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect.
Roy Jenkins
My roots are in everything from doo-wop and blues to the Four Freshman and the Beach Boys and jazz and electronica. But it was put together in a deceptively simple package.
Steve Miller
I feel like an eagle eye when I watch my fellow talent because I believe in grass roots, putting 100 percent in when the camera is on or not on.
Drew McIntyre
Growing up in the U.S., music became a way for me to find my roots and anchor points.
Sid Sriram
People know I’m from Ireland or have Irish roots.
Pat Connaughton
Ginger is often called a root, but it is actually a rhizome, which means it is an underground stem that sends shoots and roots laterally in all directions. This is why ginger often looks so gnarly and knobby, making it tough to know where to get started when prepping it.
Sohla El-Waylly
I think the BJP is a joke. It is a party of semi-literates and has fascist tendencies. Such a party can never have real roots in India because Hinduism is the antithesis of fascism.
Subramanian Swamy
I’ve been chastised for going into mixed martial arts and backing out. But the reason I backed out was the terms – they wanted me ready to fight in four weeks, but you’ve got to be out of your mind. So I decided to go back to my roots, back to wrestling.
Kurt Angle
I had danced with Janet Jackson and P. Diddy so I had done a bunch of hip hop. Really and truly my roots are in modern and ballet but, professionally, that’s not really out there any more, unfortunately, so these artists aren’t really having a lot of ballet dancers behind them so I had to learn hip hop really quick.
Jenna Dewan
I consider myself a jazz singer. I think I stick to the roots of improvisation, singing in front of the beat, behind the beat, playing with notes and harmonies.
Gregory Porter
Without the ability to plant roots and invest in your community or your school – because you’re paying 60, 70, 80 percent of your income to rent – and eviction becomes something of an inevitability to you, it denies you certain freedoms.
Matthew Desmond
I’m really in touch with my Italian roots. My mom’s whole side of the family is there.
Alessia Cara
For once in my life, I wanted to flaunt my Asian side instead of hiding it to fit as somebody else… ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ made me want to get in touch with my roots, instead of running away from them.
Jimmy O. Yang
We must draw on our early roots and remind people why the Labour party was created and who it sought to represent. We have never been a sectional party promoting self-interest, but instead a force for engaging self-reliance and self-determination.
David Blunkett
I think the more you understand myths, the more you understand the roots of our culture and the more things will resonate. Do you have to know them? No, but certainly it is nice to recognise how deeply these things are embedded in our literature, our art.
Rick Riordan
It’s where you’re from – it’s your roots – and that’s why I like to get back to Nacogdoches in the offseason and hang out with my family. To me, it keeps me grounded and reminds me of how far I’ve come.
Clint Dempsey
When I’m not on T.V. or working on a movie, I’m on the road doing stand-up. That’s my roots.
Wanda Sykes
Novels are the means by which we can escape the moment we are imprisoned in, but at the same time, the roots of a novel are in the world in which it is written. We write, and we read, to understand the world we live in.
Romesh Gunesekera
When I read about Gram Parsons’ dream of this Cosmic American Music when I was in my late teens, that stuck with me: that idea, that ambition, to draw off the roots of music but take it somewhere fresh.
Richard Ashcroft
Tree roots hold river banks together and stop the wind blowing soil away, there are many creatures that live in woods and they provide a sense of well-being and look nice.
Clive Anderson
Most of my family doesn’t speak English. It’s so important for the baby. He’s going to know all his American roots, but he also needs to know about his Brazilian side.
Camila Alves
I have a huge appreciation for music in general, but my roots are country.
Kelsea Ballerini
While the rest of the cable news world moved to opinion, CNN allowed me to stay true to my hard-news roots and supported me with a true commitment to old-school journalism.
Campbell Brown
Poland is my home, my roots are here. There is nowhere I would rather live.
Krzysztof Penderecki
Some people see life as many steps up and try to forget where they are coming from, you understand? A little step in life on a commercial or a material level is a good step, but a big step does not mean a strong step – you tend to lose your roots – and if you don’t be careful, you can fall.
Burning Spear
I want to try different things but, most importantly, always be true to my roots and keep it organic. I’m never going to leave bachata behind. I’m always going to be a bachatero first.
Romeo Santos
It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely, and there is no timber that has not strong roots among the clay and worms.
John Millington Synge
We understand ‘Roots,’ and that experience was mind-boggling, and it changed the way society viewed race relations. It was incredibly important. With ‘Roots,’ I was just as proud as anybody else that people of color were getting their stories told.
Esai Morales
I think that, in my research anyway, country music seems to be grounded in people staying true to their roots, being homegrown and being honest storytellers.
Alex Roe
I was born in Washington, D.C., where my father was working for the Federal Trade Commission, and my mom was editor for the National Council of Catholic Women, but my parents were simply awaiting my birth before moving back to their roots in Rhode Island to raise their family.
Joanna Going
It’s the first time I have returned to my roots – like going back to be a trio. The fans really wanted me to go back on stage and do the Supremes music, so I went about trying to make it happen. We’ll go on tour in the summer.
Diana Ross
I'm sticking true to my roots.

I’m sticking true to my roots.
Brantley Gilbert
So in my personal opinion, I definitely feel like I’m a legendary emcee, and I also feel like we’re a legendary brand, which is why I started rebranding ourselves years ago by saying ‘The Legendary Roots Crew,’ which is how we’re introduced on ‘The Tonight Show.’
Black Thought
Understanding and respecting your roots is critical not only to winning the tech talent wars but leaving a legacy that transcends bottom lines.
Ryan Holmes
I’ve been a radio and television news person since I was 19 years old. I’m 57 years old now. But the advantage is that I have studied, investigated, and reported over those years on nearly every major story from wars and recessions to grass roots local issues.
George Noory
Soul was the music made by and for black people. For most of the Sixties it was thoroughly divorced from white popular music, but by the end of the decade several artists with their roots firmly in both soul and R&B traditions had crossed over.
Jon Landau
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
D. H. Lawrence
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
I was rapping in 1939. It’s old. The roots are complex. And kids don’t know.
Quincy Jones
My roots are documentaries.
David L. Wolper
It’s just an honor to compete in New York, New Jersey, the tri-state area, where we’re from. I have so much roots there, so much family.
Enzo Amore
It’s not like if I play in big places I won’t be happy. But I don’t want to start adapting to what’s in style to make my music. I want to stay true to my roots, to keep making the music I love, that comes from my soul. And if there are people who want to listen to it, I’m happy.
Someone suggested elocution lessons but there is no way I am changing my accent, I’m proud of my roots.
Sara Davies
I’m trying to take drag back to its down-and-dirty roots where people get offended at first, and then they’re like, ‘Oh my God, this crazy queen.’
Willam Belli
My roots are in stand-up, and stand-up is very freeing. There’s no script involved; you just fly.
Harland Williams
What we’re about is a manifestation of the Catholic roots of Boston College.
William P. Leahy
As artists, we must not go down to the level of the masa; we should bring them up, intellectualize our languages, create classics out of our folk arts. We can do this if we are true to our roots and strive for excellence.
F. Sionil Jose
The Unified races are so much fun and take you back to the roots of why you started snowboarding. It makes you feel grateful for all that you have.
Hannah Teter
I think everyone is kind of an immigrant somehow, and I wasn’t raised in an American society at home. My household was a Jamaican household, so I got all my traditions, all my roots and culture intact, so I’m able to support both countries.
Aljamain Sterling
You can’t run from your roots.
Stewart O’Nan
I’ll be a Quebecker-Canadian. I’m from Quebec, and every time I go to a country, I say that. It’s my roots, my origins, and it’s the most important thing to me.
Celine Dion
I moved back to Tennessee in ’86 or ’87. That’s when I worked with the Carter Family because I really wanted to understand my roots.
Carlene Carter
I always consider myself a Hyderabadi; my roots are here.
Aditi Rao Hydari
Most people go to ashrams or retreats to destress and rejuvenate themselves. But I come back to my roots, the place where I spent half my life. And when I return, I spend time in the farms, eating a stalk of sugarcane, driving a tractor, and chilling with childhood friends.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Every year we go to Shirali, which is between Murudeshwar and Bhatkal. We have our roots there. The most special part of the trip is visiting the Shri Chitrapur Math.
Radhika Pandit
As players, we need to try to inspire young girls to keep playing because, at grass roots, we need more girls playing football.
Steph Houghton
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.
Frank A. Clark
I was born in Kentucky and, while my family has deep roots there, I was an Air Force brat, and we followed my father to postings all over the world.
Gina Haspel
Folk music takes us back to the roots of our culture.
Tulsi Kumar
I’ll never forget where I’m from, never forget my roots. It doesn’t matter where I live. I’m English, simple as that.
David Beckham
When I started out, it was rare to see elected representatives with foreign roots. Often, I was relegated to my origins, put in the diversity box: ‘You’re the new face of diversity.’ That annoyed me because I always felt French, and suddenly I was being made to feel I wan’t as French as others.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
When I got out of acting school, I was lucky to have gotten any job at all. A lot of people hiring African American actresses – it was right after ‘Roots,’ and for society, not me, it was great. Nice richly dark-skinned people was the fashion, and I was not.
Anna Deavere Smith
As a Swiss-Italian who has always worked for foreign ba

As a Swiss-Italian who has always worked for foreign banks, there was clearly an element of pride going back to my roots and working for the biggest bank in my country.
Sergio Ermotti
There is a lot of learned material written about nationalism – scholarly books and papers, histories of it, theories of it – but most of us understand that nationalism, at its heart, at its very deepest roots, is about a feeling of superiority: We are better than you. Our country is better than your country.
Anne Applebaum
Food is a way to explore culture and ground the story in a specific time and place. I still remember the meals and snacks from my first novel, ‘Shug’: pork chops and applesauce and Coca-Cola and peanuts, which are very Southern. When a character has roots elsewhere, food is a way to connect with home and another culture.
Jenny Han
Whether your childhood roots lie in the city, the country or possibly more crucially in the neighbourhood suburbs of this wide brown land, a trip to the milkbar with your friends has long been a beloved rite of passage when it comes to growing up in Australia.
Melissa Leong
When we did the ‘Roots’ tour with Cavalera Conspiracy, it was more flashy. It was supposed to be a big deal because it was a big album.
Max Cavalera
I suppose I have become a sort of living monument in Portugal. But I come from a family with roots all over the world, so the idea of patriotism is not very strong in me. My country is the country of Chekhov, Beethoven, Velasquez – writers I like, painters and artists I admire.
Antonio Lobo Antunes
I’ve never forgot my roots and where I came from, and I’d not change a thing about my journey.
Buddy Murphy
I was born and raised in Chicago and I kind of wanted to go home to where I’m from, where my roots are.
Andrew Santino
I have roots in Jabalpur and that’s as Indian as it can get.
Diana Penty
I’m really excited, because the character, Jules, is a really awesome character. I’m really excited to be playing her, and overall, I’m really excited to be getting back to my acting roots.
Maria Menounos
There’s a roots nature to Appalachia – the origins of folk and bluegrass. I know guys there who are some of the best players I’ve ever heard but are playing on their porch tonight because they’ve never chased success. There’s simplicity to how they live and what they care about.
Eric Church
And so much of my life has been about returning home and longing for home, wanting my children to know about my roots. And I thought I can’t be the only one to feel this way so I thought it would be an interesting topic to explore.
Sela Ward
The things that are considered to be respectable have their roots in unrespectable things.
Steven Knight
My theory is the root of a country artist is truth and honesty. For me, I look at Sam Hunt. The truth and the honest thing is we have southern roots, we were raised in a southern way, but we listen to Drake and other stuff, too.
Kelsea Ballerini
After working for 14 years on Wall Street and growing up in a family with strong roots in small business, I know how important the entrepreneurial spirit is to attaining the American dream.
Ellen Tauscher
It’s easiest for me to be blonde because I’m naturally blonde; my roots are light enough that all I have to do is just highlight my hair every few months.
Jennifer Morrison
‘Roots’ was a massive responsibility because it is this foundational text in the States and it also resonates fairly strongly with pretty much any black community globally.
Rege-Jean Page
The cool thing about superheroes is that they all have these very human roots, and that brings them all together and makes them all the same, in a way.
Juliana Harkavy
The first notes I still play when I start a sound check are classical. Those are my roots.
Andrew Bird
I’m trying to buy a house and set some sense of roots because otherwise you’re constantly chasing one job after another, and you look back and you’ve had all these very extraordinary experiences with extraordinary people, but there’s not a line of continuity to it.
Eddie Redmayne
The iPhone will forever be associated with the inventive genius of Steve Jobs and Silicon Valley. But the roots of innovation can be traced back – from one genius to another, at least – back to the genius who put the phone in iPhone: Alexander Graham Bell.
Marvin Ammori
Even Bollywood films set in rural areas have music with a western touch. So, this has resulted in listeners losing touch with their cultural roots.
I love a lot of these older actresses, like Cicely Tyson, who played Kunta Kinte’s mother in ‘Roots.’ She was really great, and I like seeing her because every movie she plays, she plays a strong character. As a kid, she was really inspiring to me.
Keke Palmer
If you get into really learning about the roots of monotheism, it was utterly a radical cultural moment. The Bible was so revolutionary and against all that came before it.
Ezra Furman
I want to show how strong I am from my roots.
Edward James Olmos
You don’t see guys being compared with other guys, you base people on your roots in racing. You would think I’d get more compared with people who do dirt racing.
Hailie Deegan
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
Kids under, I’d say, 14 are still maturing; they are still growing. They are still understanding themselves. To hit them with something like ‘Roots,’ to hit them with this particular period of time, it’s important to discuss the matters beyond the program itself.
Malachi Kirby
My roots are in Paris, and I will not pull them up.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
When I was just a twenty-something, I came to Newark, and I found a connection to the city in a spiritual way. I found a connection here and people here that reminded me so much of my roots and my own family.
Cory Booker
Experience proves that in this life peace and satisfaction are had, not by the listless but by those who are fervent in God’s service. And rightly so. For in their effort to overcome themselves and to rid themselves of self-love, they rid themselves of the roots of all passion and unrest.
Saint Ignatius
Your roots, your family, your friends all become so muc

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
Far too many athletes have been unable to let go of their troubled roots or just have failed to fully understand their new lives and what’s expected of them.
Jemele Hill
I’m like a tree. My leaves might change color, but my roots are the same.
Rose Namajunas
When you start a band like we did – we started with pretty pop-punk roots – the whole plan is to get out of the whole town and to make something of yourself.
Luke Hemmings
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
We don’t want the Taliban to put down roots, or the al Qaeda to put down roots in Afghanistan that can facilitate Afghanistan becoming – once again – a launching pad for international terrorism.
John R. Allen
I grew up on a farm in eastern Tennessee with a very southern lifestyle, so my roots are super country and southern, but my first concert was Britney Spears. I think that you can hear both of those influences in my music.
Kelsea Ballerini
I love guys who have roots. Paul Pierce has roots embedded in Boston.
Reggie Miller
We should not ignore or isolate our roots, no matter where we stay.
Ram Nath Kovind
‘Waking the Fallen’ truly encompasses everything that Avenged Sevenfold was at that time. It was us being fearless, us showing our roots in heavy metal, punk, rock n’ roll, and not being afraid to try everything under the sun when it comes to writing music.
Zacky Vengeance
The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution.
Byron White
I’ve been in thousands of conversations dripping with misogyny. I’ve initiated many of those conversations myself. From my fraternity roots to my bachelor days in New York, I know I have not always shown up in ways that I am proud of.
Andy Dunn
We need a clear plan to put radical Islamic terrorism out of vogue, and it should be eliminated at its roots. American SOF are part of the puzzle, but they do not, by themselves, complete the picture.
Brandon Webb
At the roots, people are still people. That’s why Shakespeare is so popular no matter what the language.
Vint Cerf
We should embrace our immigrant roots and recognize that newcomers to our land are not part of the problem, they are part of the solution.
Roger Mahony
Either I am rootless or I have my roots spread out so much that I cannot spot my primary root. I believe in Camus’ philosophy – It is important to be a traveller without a baggage.
Ashish Vidyarthi
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
As far as I’m concerned, if you want to find out about the last day of WWII or the roots of the Indian Mutiny, get thee to a books catalogue.
Zadie Smith
I’m very attached to my roots, but I feel Italian more than anything else.
Stephan El Shaarawy
Growing up in east Tennessee gave me my country roots, my twang, and a lot of my stories.
Kelsea Ballerini
‘Roots’ did show that the audience would be receptive to black talent and a black story.
David L. Wolper
The jury had down right contempt for punk rock grass roots ethics.
Jello Biafra
I try to stay very, very true to my roots and my lifestyle and I wanted to be able to share that with my fans.
Cody Simpson
I’m a Puerto Rican woman whose family has roots in Regla de Ocha, also known as Santeria.
Princess Nokia
Every ethnic group has a mythology… Until ‘Roots’… there was nothing in the popular culture to refute the paragraph in elementary school history class that said, ‘Slaves picked the cotton, were happy and life wasn’t so bad.’
A’Lelia Bundles
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
All of my Polynesian counterparts in the NFL with roots in American Samoa understand how the values embedded in our South Pacific culture – community, hard work, perseverance, respect – contribute directly to our success.
Troy Polamalu
I’m quite interested in the absolute roots of narrative, why we tell stories at all: where the monsters come from.
Anne Enright
My philosophy as a filmmaker is to inform and entertain at the same time. And when I went away from documentaries into miniseries like ‘Roots,’ I did the reverse. Instead of just entertaining, I want to inform at the same time.
David L. Wolper
Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I am a very patriotic guy, in terms of my Scottishness and my roots.
Robert Carlyle
Eric Clapton was such a great player. He sounds like he’s Freddie King or someone like that. He plays the roots of blues and Delta blues. He really affected me with the way that he plays, because he never really plays that many notes.
The Arab spring was not as radical as the French or Ira

The Arab spring was not as radical as the French or Iranian revolutions. It did not pull out the deeply entrenched roots of the state. Instead, it was satisfied to replace the top of the pyramid with newly elected, but inexperienced, leaders.
Wadah Khanfar
Its roots are in American Negro culture, which is part of the whole country’s heritage, but the dance speaks to everyone… Otherwise, it wouldn’t work.
Alvin Ailey
I was impressed by a program called New Roots, which helps women refugees from countries in conflict to start new lives in the U.S. by farming. They are trained in a four-year program, at the end of which New Roots helps them find their own land to farm and live on.
Rebecca Pidgeon
‘Eagle vs Shark’ was about keeping myself sane. I wanted to go back to my comedy roots with people I trusted and had worked with before and do something low-budget and more experimental.
Taika Waititi
I keep my feet on the ground because of my roots and the way I was raised.
Percy Sledge
What’s wrong with social climbing? What’s wrong with trying to improve your lot in life? And if you do, what happens if your family doesn’t? Is that betraying your roots? Are you being dishonest? I had a really good job, and it paid really well. Am I supposed to quit it out of loyalty to my parents?
Jeannette Walls
Roots are not in landscape or a country, or a people, they are inside you.
Isabel Allende
At the end of the day I want to be the guy who experienced music in all type of ways, with hip-hop being the roots of it.
Flo Rida
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
Exploitation was rampant before statehood, and various factions actively tried to eradicate the roots of Hawaiian culture in the process of converting the natives to European religious beliefs. Some of the results can never be undone. We try to honor what is left.
Todd Rundgren
The sentences I write have their roots in song and poetry, and take their bearings from music and painting, as much as from the need to impart mere information, or mirror anything. I am not a realist writer, even if I seem like one.
Colm Toibin
My roots allow me to let go of the fear of failure.
Sissy Spacek
I wanted to share my life story and honor my roots. I am very proud of my family and mother.
Rocco DiSpirito
My roots in electronic music go from weird glitch music to now what’s seen as pop music. Electronic music is pop music now.
The two lines from ‘Roots’ that stick out to me are, ‘You no more in Africa. You in America now,’ and what I said after Kunta escaped: ‘What is it like to be free, Kunta? It must be something.’
Louis Gossett, Jr.
I love anything to do with cooking, from watching the Food Network to reading recipe books by Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Levi Roots. My favourite types of cuisine are Asian and Caribbean, and I love cooking new recipes for my family.
Jourdan Dunn
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
The point of psychoanalysis is to really understand the roots of your behavior. Understand why you are doing the things you’re doing – and connect your unconscious to your conscious.
Tucker Max
Of course, I have been influenced by my Punjabi and Hariyanvi roots.
If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you.
Bryant H. McGill
It’s our roots that really give us our identity.
Yoga can get at the roots of issues that cause behaviors leading to obesity, heart disease, and stress.
Tara Stiles
The antidote to the malaise and distrust that led to the rise of Trump is total civic engagement: working together from the grass roots, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, to implement progressive policies that build a fairer city for all.
Michelle Wu
If the story-teller is to nourish the roots of his culture, society must set him free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
Mahesh Bhatt
You can become quite blase, and also, I have no sense of home; I don’t have roots. I’ve never had that feeling that someone else is going to take care of me, ever. I don’t trust people.
Lykke Li
I think in the future we need to look at our youth department to provide more players for the first team think it is important for a club to have a good amount of players that have roots with the club and region.
Arsene Wenger
It’s important to evolve without ever straying too far from your roots and what established you.
Jim Root
I don’t think I’ve ever spoken to anyone who’s told me that the story of ‘Roots’ isn’t important.
Malachi Kirby
I’m half Egyptian, and I’m Muslim. But I grew up in Canada, far from my Arab roots. Like so many who straddle East and West, I’ve been drawn, over the years, to try to better understand my origins.
Shereen El Feki
I’m a campaigner for grass roots because I am a product of the grass roots system and I would like every child to have the same opportunities I was lucky enough to enjoy.
Robbie Savage
Maybe if I go far enough back into my ancestry, I have African roots or something. I’ve got no idea.
Mick Taylor
I go stay a week in these little towns that don't have

I go stay a week in these little towns that don’t have an art outlet and… go to the schools and play some of the old Texas music, sort of ‘go through the Texas country roots’ is what they call it.
Johnny Gimble
My roots are still in Britain, that’s where I live, that’s the place where I come from.
Miranda Richardson
The models that the other parties have used where you have a very powerful leader squashing any kind of independent ideas from the grass roots is not very attractive to the electorate.
Caroline Lucas
Two years passed, and I had no second book to follow ‘Roots.’ Four years passed, six years. When a decade had passed without me having another book to follow ‘Roots,’ I was having serious private frustrations with myself.
Alex Haley
I never traced my roots, man. I only know that I’m a brother with a big heart – and that somebody brought my roots over here by way of boat.
Jesse White
I had no idea if ‘No Roots’ was going to work or not.
Alice Merton
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
Our country is an agriculture-based country. And slowly, we are forgetting our roots.
The intersection of political analysis and Internet theory is a busy crossroad of cliche, where familiar rhetorical vehicles – decentralized authority, emergent leadership, empowered grass roots – create a ceaseless buzz.
Gary Wolf
I belong in America more than South Africa. I can’t remember the feeling of living there anymore. It’s like it was in another life. That’s sad in a way. It is my country. It’s where I grew up. You don’t know what it’s like to have these negative feelings about your homeland. There are roots you can’t escape.
Trevor Rabin
Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
Jack Kingston
A filmmaker can never be distant from his roots.
Walter Salles
The fact of leaving one’s country, one’s family, one’s roots, can be painful. My father had already found his place, but for us, for my mother, it was very difficult to get our bearings.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
Since we’ve come to Charlotte, we very quickly realized that this is home. This community quickly embraced our family, so we put down roots here. We love it here. This is home for us.
Greg Olsen
Nagasaki and Hiroshima remind us to put peace first every day; to work on conflict prevention and resolution, reconciliation, and dialogue; and to tackle the roots of conflict and violence.
Antonio Guterres
I wanted to do a weird book and reestablish my independent, small-press roots.
Sherman Alexie
I feel more European than Belgian. However I do think that my Flemish roots have an impact on my character and culture.
Ann Demeulemeester
It’s been really cool to me to watch someone like Sam Hunt, whose lyrics and roots are in country but you can hear that he listens to Drake and Justin Timberlake – and that’s OK. It allows songwriters to be more honest because it’s like, ‘This is who I’m listening to.’
Kelsea Ballerini
My roots are in Chicago, and ensuring the West Pullman community has the greatest potential to improve long-term health, wellness, economic, and social outcomes is a personal mission.
Robert Covington
Roots’ was the first album on which I recorded a berimbau. After that, I recorded it a bunch for Soulfly and other projects. I really enjoy the instrument even though it’s only one string. It’s really unique-sounding. It’s very striking, and you know right away that it’s a berimbau – it’s one of a kind.
Max Cavalera
I spent time living in Ethiopia, learning about the cultural importance of coffee and its roots in Ethiopia.
Rohan Marley
My roots were in acting. That’s all I wanted to be. Even though my father was a radio comedian, it wasn’t cool to say, at a young age, ‘I want to be a comedian.’
Albert Brooks
Without its roots in reality, I don’t think escapism can survive.
Rajkumar Hirani
Chicago is seriously my favorite city in the country. People have roots here, which is nice. When you go to Los Angeles, no one is actually from Los Angeles.
Bill Rancic
Traditions are our roots and a profile of who we are as individuals and who we are as a family. They are our roots, which give us stability and a sense of belonging – they ground us.
Lidia Bastianich
For the young, and those newly introduced to Australia, milkbars represented an opportunity to dip a toe in the water when it came to discovering Australian food culture at a grass roots level.
Melissa Leong
I’m a very spiritual person, and proud of my Mormon roots.
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
My introduction of Whitney was that if there’s going to be one performer for the next generation who combined the beauty and lyric phrasing of a Lena Horne with those Gospel fiery roots of an Aretha Franklin, it would be Whitney Houston.
Clive Davis
People wonder why I love Africa so much. I say this is where I was born and raised. My roots are in Africa; that’s were I developed.
Dikembe Mutombo
I was born in New Jersey and lived there until I was about 10, so Jersey is in my roots.
G. Willow Wilson
We must find out where the roots of terrorism lie.
Brent Scowcroft
I know my roots and I cannot forget the journey I made.

I know my roots and I cannot forget the journey I made.
Maria Sharapova
I really haven’t strayed too far, musically, from my roots.
Smokey Robinson
Organized groups claiming roots in religious ideologies have unleashed an all-pervasive fear of mob violence in many parts of the country.
Asma Jahangir
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
My interest in science had many roots. Some came from my mother as she finished her B.A. degree studies in college while I was in my early teens.
Richard Smalley
When you have your own kid, it suddenly makes you more aware of how your parents treated you and educated you. Your relationships with your partner, your uncles, your mother all change; you’re more conscious of where you came from, of where your roots are. I find that very interesting.
Juergen Teller
I think it’s often assumed that the role of poetry is to comfort, but for me, poetry is the great unsettler. It questions the established order of the mind. It is radical, by which I don’t mean that it is either leftwing or rightwing, but that it works at the roots of thinking.
Alice Oswald
I can’t name a single issue with roots in race that doesn’t have economic implications, and I cannot think of a single economic issue that doesn’t have racial implications. The idea that we have to separate them out and choose one is a con.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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
Like a lot of young people growing up in the middle of nowhere, I was desperate to leave my small town behind, but music reconnected me to my roots.
KT Tunstall
When we play live, we go back to our punk roots.
Gina Schock
Roots can live without branches, although truncated; branches cannot live without roots.
David Novak
Although I was raised in Canada and the U.K., my roots are in Egypt through my father, in a family line that stretches back generations and runs along the Nile, from the concrete of Cairo to the coast of Alexandria.
Shereen El Feki
I’m proud of my roots. There are not many Asians in the music industry so it’s important for me to tell people where I’m from.
Coco Lee
I love music, that it changes so much, but I also want to keep a bit of the country roots to make it country. I don’t want to go too far away from it, or I would do pop music.
Jana Kramer
I grew up in The Bronx. I mean, I was born and raised in New York City. And I started singing in Spanish because I was always just connected to my Latin roots.
Prince Royce
When President Obama took office, I was transitioning out of the military and just seeing that he was taking the country in a direction that I didn’t think was consistent with the Founding Fathers and with our constitutional roots.
Ron DeSantis
Like Hillary Clinton in the United States, Kuczynski is a prototypical member of the trans-American governing class, with deep roots in both the private and public sector and its revolving-door relationship between Washington think tanks, the State Department, and high-level Latin American ministries.
Greg Grandin
I’m in great company and some may say that the underexposure has added to my allure and the staying power of me as a MC and The Roots as a band.
Black Thought
They have in me struck down but the trunk of the tree; the roots are many and deep – they will shoot up again!
Toussaint Louverture
The fans in Canada have been there since day one. They’re the originals. When people say that’s your roots, that’s literally my roots. I’ve just cut this tree off and replanted it somewhere else and it started growing. But the roots are there.
Russell Peters
Today we take New England clam chowder as something traditional that makes our roots as American cooking very solid, with a lot of foundation. But the first person who decided to mix potatoes and clams and bacon and cream, in his own way 100 to 200 years ago, was a modernist.
Jose Andres
Waters are distilled out of Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, and Roots.
Nicholas Culpeper
It’s not enough to just be a good singer. You have to know where your roots come from. If you sing jazz, you should know all about jazz. You should look into, as much as you possibly can, the history of it, so that you’re and educated and well-informed performer.
Jinkx Monsoon
Singing in Spanish is much more honest, much closer to my roots. For me, Spanish is essential. I still think in Spanish, dream in Spanish. It’s the melodies and arrangements that transmit meaning.
It’s really cheesy, but basically, ‘Roots’ got me to find out my own roots.
Malachi Kirby
I’m always going to feel like the underdog. I feel like that’s the kind of mind-set I want to have and if I do lose that mind-set, I want somebody to slap me in the face and say, ‘Hey, pick it up and get back to the roots.’
Adam Thielen
I shampoo every other day and only do the roots. I can’t shampoo all the way down to the end, because it will dry my hair out. I use a mask multiple times a week to restore moisture.
My father, who is deeply spiritual and religious, always stressed that my siblings and I remain true to our Indian roots.
Sunita Williams
Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.
Wilt Chamberlain
Square Roots creates campuses of climate-controlled, indoor, hydroponic vertical farms, right in the hearts of our biggest cities.
Kimbal Musk
I am a fan of today's sound as long as we don't get too

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 think it’s bad for fellas when they lose their mothers. Mine was such a character. Oh it was sad, really sad. And, with her gone, the family home was gone, so what was left of any roots I had were completely dug up.
Paul O’Grady
It’s funny; as I get older I’m reverting to my roots – I want to plant stuff.
Melissa McCarthy