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1. “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.From the ashes a fire shall be woken,A light from the shadows shall spring;Renewed shall be blade that was broken,The crownless again shall be king.”

Tags : Frost Glitter Gold Lost Poetry Roots Strength Strong Wander Wither
Source : The Fellowship of the Ring

2. “For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow. Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail. A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live. When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all. A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one's suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother. So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.”

Tags : Eternity Fear Forests History Holiness Home Life Longing Poet Roots Self Discovery Spirituality Strength Trees Trust
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

3. “The African continent has so many stories to tell, it's about time they are told, by them - not us.”

Tags : Africa African African Authors African Literature Continent Continent Of Africa Culture Diversity Empowerment History Literature People Roots Stories Stories Dreams Stories Life Stories Of People

4. “It hurts, doesn't it? Giving someone everything you can think of. The wings to fly and roots to stay and yet watch them choose none of those, leaving you hanging in the middle of void and nothingness.”

Tags : Hang Love Nothingness Pain Roots Void Wings
Author : Akshay Vasu

5. “I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Future Home Homelessness Leaving Memories Memory Moving On Past Reminiscence Roots Uncertainty
Author : Beryl Markham
Source : West with the Night

6. “Home's where you go when you run out of homes.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Home Homecoming Homelessness Roots
Source : The Honourable Schoolboy

7. “You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree.”

Tags : Hatred Origins Racism Roots
Author : Malcolm X

8. “A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.”

Tags : Errant Exploration Exploring Instability Land Legs Mankind Quotes From Books Quotes From Novels Racines Roots Stability Travel Novels Travel Writing Traveling Traveling Alone Travelling Trees Vines Voyage Voyages Voyaging Wander Wanderess Wandering Wanderlove Wanderlust
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

9. “These people came into the world and left it bound to their soil, proliferating on their own dung-hills with slow deliberation like the uncomplicated soul of trees which scatter their seed about their feet, with little conception of any larger world beyond the dun rocks among which they vegetated.”

Tags : Land Roots
Author : Émile Zola
Source : La Faute de l'abbé Mouret

10. “I love your roots, not the flower everybody sees!”

Tags : Flowers In Love Love Relationship Roots

11. “Maybe your country is only a place you make up in your own mind. Something you dream about and sing about. Maybe it's not a place on the map at all, but just a story full of people you meet and places you visit, full of books and films you've been to. I'm not afraid of being homesick and having no language to live in. I don't have to be like anyone else. I'm walking on the wall and nobody can stop me.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Country Empowerment Home Homelessness Independence Individuality Inspirational Nationality Roots Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust
Author : Hugo Hamilton
Source : The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood

12. “She might be without country, without nation, but inside her there was still a being that could exist and be free, that could simply say I am without adding a this, or a that, without saying I am Indian, Guyanese, English, or anything else in the world.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Empowerment Freedom Home Homelessness Identity Independence Individuality Inspirational Nationality Roots Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust
Author : Sharon Maas
Source : Of Marriageable Age

13. “Ever since I was young I enjoyed solving puzzles and having the pleasure to see the bigger picture afterwards. But even after all that, I found that life could be the most challenging puzzle we have to face. It's one of those things that even if you have all the pieces and could see the whole picture, it still takes time and patience to solve it. At times, we feel more at ease not knowing the whole picture, not knowing the whole level of difficulty or number of pieces that we're missing, but just building up one piece at a time. The problem with this approach is that the only clues that we have for matching two pieces are the shape and a small glimpse of the image. We so often find comfort in building up the corners and the borders but very rarely do we adventure in the middle of the puzzle. We'd rather work little by little holding on to our safe border and only move towards the center when the pieces are still in touch with our borders or roots. On the other hand, you could be one of those people that just jumps in the middle and builds up on every piece you have in order to get small portions of the truth of the bigger picture every now and then. Not having your borders or corners in place might mean that you don't need to know your limits in order to realize that the puzzle will one day come to an end. Nevertheless, every piece is equally important and it gets handed to you at a time where you have at least some matching piece. That doesn't mean you should only focus on one point or piece and limit your possible connections. Spread out and you will find even more connections. The truth of the puzzle information comes in different shapes and colors but in the end it's all connected. Information might be divided, spread out in different areas, different people, different experiences. What's important to remember is that every piece is meant for you. You might throw it on the side now and use it later, but it will forever remain a part of your bigger picture. Work on your puzzle, with patience and care in moving forward and with a hopeful spirit that it will all work out in the end for your highest good!”

Tags : Bigger Borders Building Center Challenge Challenging Comfort Corners Enjoy Glimpse Good Highest Level Life Matching Missing Moving Number Patience Picture Pieces Problem Puzzle Puzzles Shape Solve Solving Spirit Touch Young

14. “A tree stands strong not by its fruits or branches, but by the depth of its roots.”

Tags : Depth Roots Stand Strong

15. “Patriotism is a thing difficult to put into words. It is neither precisely an emotion nor an opinion, nor a mandate, but a state of mind -- a reflection of our own personal sense of worth, and respect for our roots. Love of country plays a part, but it's not merely love. Neither is it pride, although pride too is one of the ingredients.Patriotism is a commitment to what is best inside us all. And it's a recognition of that wondrous common essence in our greater surroundings -- our school, team, city, state, our immediate society -- often ultimately delineated by our ethnic roots and borders... but not always.Indeed, these border lines are so fluid... And we do not pay allegiance as much as we resonate with a shared spirit.We all feel an undeniable bond with the land where we were born. And yet, if we leave it for another, we grow to feel a similar bond, often of a more complex nature. Both are forms of patriotism -- the first, involuntary, by birth, the second by choice.Neither is less worthy than the other.But one is earned.”

Tags : 4Th Of July Allegiance Bond Bonds Choice Choices Commit Committed Committment Country Earned Independence Day Love Of Country Loyalty Patriot Patriotism Patriots Pledge Pledging Pride Proud Roots Service
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

16. “FORKED BRANCHESWe grew up on the same street,You and me.We went to the same schools,Rode the same bus,Had the same friends,And even shared spaghettiWith each other's families.And though our roots belong toThe same tree,Our branches have grownIn different directions.Our tree,Now resembles a thousandOther treesIn a sea of a trillionOther treesWith parallel destiniesAnd similar dreams.You cannot envy the branchThat grows biggerFrom the same seed,And you cannotBlame it on the sun's direction.But you still compare us,As if we're still those twoKids at the parkSlurping down slushies andEating ice cream. Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun (2010)”

Tags : Competition Destinies Directions In Life Dreams Family Branches Quote Friends Friendships Grow Different Directions Growing Life Paths Of Life Real Life Reality Relatives Resentment Reunion Seed Success Sun Suzy Kassem Tree Trees Youth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

17. “We grew up on the same street,You and me.We went to the same schools,Rode the same bus,Had the same friends,And even shared spaghettiWith each other's families.And though our roots belong toThe same tree,Our branches have grownIn different directions.Our tree,Now resembles a thousandOther treesIn a sea of a trillionOther treesWith parallel destiniesAnd similar dreams.You cannot envy the branchThat grows biggerFrom the same seed,And you cannotBlame it on the sun's direction.But you still compare us,As if we're still those twoKids at the parkSlurping down slushies andEating ice cream.Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun (2010)”

Tags : Bestfriends Branch Changes Changes Of Life Compare Comparison To Others Destinies Destiny Different Directions Direction Envy Family Branches Friends Growing Up Ice Cream Jealousy Life Life And Living Life Journey Park Relationships Root Roots Seed Street Truths Of Life Youth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

18. “En un sens, le titre d’ancien, utilisé à son adresse par l’homme des bois, le ravit. C’est la reconnaissance implicite du peuple des bois à son égard, l’offre respectueuse de partager une existence en ces terres. Opinant du chef, Gibbie soutient :- J’ai les paumes pleines de farine.- Mes doigts sont percés d’échardes, agrée simplement Kardys. Les bruits reprennent dans le moulin, chacun revenant à ce qu’il faisait. Le grand forestier poursuit :- Alors, c’en était bien un…- Un Pâle-de-la-Nuit, réaffirme lugubrement le meunier. Et d’ajouter à la cantonade, avant de se replonger dans sa chope : - Je l’ai vu et entendu comme je vous vois.”

Tags : Dialogue Elderly People Fantasy Gathering Ghost Gratefulness Mill Miller Old Crafts Respect Reunion Roots Science Fantasy Villagers
Source : Les Épieurs d'Ombre

19. “A mixture, before the English, of irritation and bafflement, of having this same language, same past, so many same things, and yet not belonging to them any more. Being worse than rootless... speciesless.”

Tags : Bafflement Belong Belonging England English Irritation Language Past Rootless Roots Speciesless
Author : John Fowles
Source : The Magus

20. “Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.Their language has been lost.But not the gestures.”

Tags : Attention Bark Gestures Hear Hearing Listen Nature Paying Attention Perception Root Roots Secret Secrets Speaking Speech Tree Tree Parable Trees
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

21. “Let's not grow with our roots in the ground.”

Tags : Adventures Divine Experiences Flying Freedom Grow Growth Inspirational Journey Learning Life Roots Spiritual Traveling
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Venus in Arms

22. “The forces of desire that sway man's mind are the forces that will eventually destroy him, while a singular love that roots his heart makes him invincible”

Tags : Desire Destroy Eventuality Forces Heart Invincibility Love Roots

23. “Senses of humor define people, as factions, deeper rooted than religious or political opinions. When carrying out everyday tasks, opinions are rather easy to set aside, but those whom a person shares a sense of humor with are his closest friends. They are always there to make the biggest influence.”

Tags : Association Beliefs Best Friends Factions Friendship Human Nature Humor Personality Types Politics Religion Roots Sense Of Humor Types
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

24. “Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Home Homelessness Roots
Source : Angle of Repose

25. “Language is the only homeland.”

Tags : Belonging Home Language Roots

26. “If ever you do go back, what is it you want of Evesham?""Do I know? [...] The silence, it might be ... or the stillness. To have no more running to do ... to have arrived, and have no more need to run. The appetite changes. Now I think it would be a beautiful thing to be still.”

Tags : Anchoring Arrival Attachment Belonging Completion Fullfilment Home Homecoming Homelessness Journey S End Roots Stillness
Author : Ellis Peters
Source : A Rare Benedictine

27. “The identity you're craving for is an illusion; your true nature has no identity, you're the universe -you contain all things!”

Tags : Anchoring Belonging Consistency Empowerment Ethos Fortitude Freedom Goodness Independence Inspiration Inspirational Nationality Resolve Roots Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Esteem Self Respect Self Sufficiency Strength Virtue Virtues

28. “Ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Berlin Home Homelessness Memory Reminiscence Roots

29. “The longing for Paradise is man's longing not to be man.”

Tags : Human Condition Humanity Life Nature Nurture Philosophy Roots
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Unbearable Lightness of Being

30. “I'm planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.”

Tags : Children Children S Books Children S Literature Roots Strength Of Character Tree Of Life Tree Planting Trees
Source : The Wish Trees

31. “Focus on faith and grow your roots strong and deep so no one can make you believe in something that is not good for your soul.”

Tags : Faith Focus Growth Life Inspiration Lessons Life Roots Soul Strong

32. “Quite possibly there's nothing as fine as a big freight train starting across country in early summer, Hardesty thought. That's when you learn that the tragedy of plants is that they have roots.”

Tags : Roots Train Travel
Author : Mark Helprin
Source : Winter's Tale

33. “A tree without roots is just a piece of wood.”

Tags : Nature Roots Tree

34. “It’s too bad war gets all the attention; it’s too bad the plant is easier to see than the root.”

Tags : Reason Roots War
Source : Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

35. “When a tree is polled, it will sprout new shoots nearer its roots. A soul that is ruined in the bud will frequently return to the springtime of its beginnings and its promise-filled childhood, as though it could discover new hopes there and retie the broken threads of life. The shoots grow rapidly and eagerly, but it is only a sham life that will never be a genuine tree.”

Tags : Beneath The Wheel Hermann Hesse Maturity Roots Soul Youth
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : Beneath the Wheel

36. “People aren't trees, so it is false when they speak of roots.”

Tags : Roots
Author : Tom Robbins
Source : Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

37. “He should have seen this coming, but he hadn't. Of course she wouldn't want to move back to Wynette after everything that had happened to her there. But what about his family, his friends, his roots, which stretched so deep into that rocky soil he'd become part of it?”

Tags : Hometown Roots
Source : Call Me Irresistible

38. “Women should not feel obliged towards any men for eternity. They earned this privilege by gathering berries, digging roots, picking wild rice, and chewing the skin to make it soft for 999 thousand years, while the men were having fun in the open chasing deer and fighting among themselves.”

Tags : Chewing The Skin Having Fun Man And Woman Men Roots Wild Rice Women
Author : Vinko Vrbanic

39. “Roots cannot grow into trees if there are no supernatural elements in the soil. Man cannot grow wealthy and famous if he doesn't contribute to either, the good or evil.”

Tags : Appease Contending Contribution Crude Deity Evil Fame Forces Forces Of Darkness God Gods Hell Honour Infernal Inferno Messages Michael Bassey Johnson Paranormal Roots Sacrifice Satan Source Spreading The Word Supernatural Tribute Wicked

40. “The base is as strong as the foundation, the tree's trunk as sturdy as the depth it took root. And when we witness this the questions of past introspection could also be: When did certain reinforcements of that foundation get established?And why were there cracks to begin with?...that could take you so far back depending on the person, for that matter, any intelligent life-form, to make you ask:How could I compassionately hold anyone so against what I know I possibly once did myself?”

Tags : Aware Cement Compassion Foundation Inspirational Quotes Intelligence Knowledge Past Perception Of Reality Roots Spiritual Growth Tree
Author : James Emlund

41. “This is an organic religion. A religion of the people from heart to heart; a faith that finds the presence of the Divine within life, and nature, and ourselves. We don't have teachers and books because we are our own teachers, and our book is the sacred book of the Earth. We believe that we can connect with the God and Goddess and hear their voices, receive their inspiration directly and take responsibility for our own actions, without the intermediary of a pope or rabbi. We have a loose set of beliefs and morals and a ritual structure that is common to all Wiccans, but there is room for creativity and deep mystical experiences. This is a faith with roots as old as the earth. --Meri Fowler”

Tags : Beliefs Definition Earth God Goddess Roots Structure Wicca
Source : Out of the Broom Closet: 50 True Stories of Witches Who Found and Embraced the Craft

42. “On dit père grec, mère suisse-française... On me demande, mais alors, quelle est votre patrie? Je dis que je ne suis ni tout à fait d'ici, ni tout à fait de là-bas. Ma patrie, c'est la relation. La relation est une réalité vitale. Parce qu'elle porte en elle le sens de l'autre. Pour la vie personnelle, et pour la vie collective - surtout aujourd'hui où les mentalités à cause des rapidités de communications coexistent -, si on n'a pas le sens de l'autre on a de la peine à vivre. (Le Temps, 17 Août 2007)”

Tags : Community Culture Culture Identity Identity Interview Nationality Origins Relationships Roots

43. “No risk is more terrifying than that taken by the first root. A lucky root will eventually find water, but its first job is to anchor -- to anchor an embryo and forever end its mobile phase, however passive that mobility was. Once the first root is extended, the plant will never again enjoy any hope (however feeble) of relocating to a place less cold, less dry, less dangerous. Indeed, it will face frost, drought, and greedy jaws without any possibility of flight. The tiny rootlet has only once chance to guess what the future years, decades -- even centuries -- will bring to the patch of soil where it sits. It assesses the light and humidity of the moment, refers to its programming, and quite literally takes the plunge.”

Tags : Chance Hope Permanence Plants Risk Roots Wild Guess
Author : Hope Jahren
Source : Lab Girl

44. “Celui qui n'appartient à aucun lieu spécifique ne peut, en réalité, retourner nulle part.”

Tags : Belonging Immigrants Immigration Origin Roots
Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
Source : In Other Words

45. “Mpelelezi wa Tume ya Dunia kutoka Israeli Daniel Yehuda Ben-Asher Ebenezer, Mhebrania aliyeishi Givat Ram, Jerusalem, na mke wake mrembo Hadara na mtoto wake mzuri Navah Ebenezer, alikuwa Ukanda wa Gaza siku alipopigiwa simu na Kiongozi wa Kanda ya Asia-Australia ya Tume ya Dunia U Nanda – kutoka Copenhagen kuhusiana na wito wa haraka wa kuonana na Rais wa Tume ya Dunia. Yehuda aliondoka usiku kwenda Yangon, Myama, ambapo alionana na U Nanda na kupewa maelekezo yote ya kikazi aliyotakiwa kuyafuata. Mbali na maelekezo yote ya kikazi aliyotakiwa kuyafuata, Nanda alimkabidhi Yehuda kachero wa Kolonia Santita Mandi Dickson Santana (bila kujua kama Mandi ni kachero wa Kolonia Santita) ili amsindikize mpaka stendi ya mabasi ya Maubin, nje ya Yangon. Baada ya hapo Yehuda alisafiri mpaka Copenhagen ambapo yeye na wenzake walikabidhiwa Operation Devil Cross, ya kung’oa mizizi ya Kolonia Santita duniani kote. Yehuda alifanya kosa kubwa kuonana na kachero wa Kolonia Santita Mandi Santana! Kwa sababu hiyo, sauti na picha ya Yehuda vilichukuliwa, watu wengi walikufa katika miji ya Copenhagen na Mexico City.”

Tags : Bama Briefing Copenhagen Daniel Yehuda Givat Ram Hadara Israeli Jerusalem Maelekezo Mandi Dickson Santana Maubin Mexico City Mizizi Myama Myanmar Nanda Navah Operation Devil Cross Rais Wa Tume Ya Dunia Rangoon Roots Sauti Simu Spy Stendi Ya Mabasi Ya Maubin Summon Telephone Tume Ya Dunia U Nanda Ukanda Wa Gaza Voice Watu

46. “To get rid of a spiritual problem, we need to pull it up by its spiritual root. To pull up roots, we're going to have to be willing to get our hands dirty, to make some sacrifices that provides long-term benefits instead of short-term, refinanced gains. God is willing to help us, to provide the tools we need to weed out those areas where our desire for money is spoiling our fruit of the Spirit.”

Tags : Areas Fruit God Hands Is Make Money Of Out Problem Provide Pull Rid Spirit Spoiling The Those To Up Willing
Source : Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

47. “The love that I believe in is something that goes beyond the physical aspects of this world. The love that I believe is one that extends its energy and power through the beautiful souls that I encounter along the way, a love that can be seen in the eyes of a little dog or in the confusion of a cute lost cat who wants to be worshiped like a Goddess. This kind of love goes through a divine crafting of a person's inner self, through personal experience and thousands of years of tears and strength, that can only be seen in the familiar eyes of old souls, the eyes that recognize each other even after long times of separation, the eyes that find themselves familiar with places they have probably been to before, but that nevertheless bring great memories with every visit. This kind of love sees hope in the eyes of new-born children that know way much more than they are capable of putting into words and that bring with their innocence a smile on each person's face who'd wish they could start again. The love that I see when I look at you is a love which has roots deep inside each of us, but that needs care and light to grow and unfold its branches so that they can reach outside of ourselves and even further beyond the skies.”

Tags : Beyond Branches Care Dog Energy Experience Extends Familiar Grow Innocence Light Little Love Memories New Born Physical Recognize Root Self Skies Something Soul Souls Start Visit Worship

48. “Andrej thought about it - the notion that theworld was riddled with holes where certain people and animals were meant to be, but weren’t.”

Tags : Animal Belonging Misplaced Powerful Roots Zoo
Source : The Midnight Zoo

49. “The higher a tree wants to rise, the lower its roots must grow.”

Tags : Dig Deep Dig Deeper Go Higher Grounded Growth Quotes Lead Quotes Leader Quotes Leadership Quotes Lower Motivation Quotes Motivational Quote Of The Day Nature Quotations Nature Quotes Overcome Quotes Overcomer Quotes Overcoming Adversity Quotes Overcoming Challenges Quotes Overcoming Quotes Strength Quotations Success Quotes Wisdom Quote Wise Quotations Wise Sayings Quotes

50. “Among the great struggles of man-good/evil, reason/unreason, etc.-there is also this mighty conflict between the fantasy of Home and the fantasy of Away, the dream of roots and the mirage of the journey.”

Tags : Away Conflict Evil Fantasy Fernweh Good Heimweh Home Journey Reason Roots Rushdie Salman Struggle Unreason

51. “If we are the trees, words are our roots; and we grow as we write”

Tags : Root Roots Tree Trees Word Words Words Of Wisdom Write Writer Writers Writers Quotes
Author : Munia Khan

52. “Thoughts are roots; Words are leaves; Actions are fruits! Every success tree has all working normally!”

Tags : 3 Act Action Actions Actions Are Fruts Bear Fruits Food For Thought Fruit Fruitful Fruits Hard Work Israelmore Ayivor Leaves Root Roots Success Thoughts Thoughts Are Roots Three Trees Word Words Words Are Leaves Work Hard Working Well
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

53. “We're experiencing the genesis of a community where it does not matter where your roots lie, but what you believe in. We will continue to create an inclusive and sustainable spirit, spreading the word from coast to mountaintop.”

Tags : Background Belief Community Faith Inclusive Roots Sustainability Virality

54. “Beware of your gifts; they may appear as tiny as seeds but at the end, they’ll gain roots to bear fruits to feed the world if only you will desire to water them regularly!”

Tags : Appear Beware Desire Feed Food For Thought Fruits Gift Humble Beginning Israelmore Ayivor Little Roots Small Tiny Tiny Things Water World
Source : Leaders' Watchwords

55. “Some trees are too deeply rooted to move … And if they are uprooted, they will die…”

Tags : Endurance Perseverance Roots Survival
Source : The Gilded Mirror: Constantinople

56. “Its culture: the fruit of its life, the product of its own efforts in thought and art. This culture is not international. It is the expression of the national genius, of the blood. The culture is international in its brilliance but national in origin. Someone made a fine comparison: bread and wheat may be internationally consumed, but they always bear the imprint of the soil from which they came.”

Tags : Blood Culture Origins Roots Soil
Source : For My Legionaries

57. “Cutting my roots and leaving my home and family when I was 18 years old forced me to build my home in other things, like my music, stories and my journey. The last years I have more or less constantly been on my way, on the road, always leaving and never arriving, which also means leaving people. I’ve loved and lost and I have regrets and I miss and no matter how many times you leave, start over, achieve success or travel places it’s other people that matter. People, friends, family, lovers, strangers – they will forever stay with you, even if only through memory. I’ve grown to appreciate people to the deepest core and I’m trying to learn how to tell people what I want to tell them when I have the chance, before it’s too late. …”

Tags : Charlotte Eriksson Friends Goodbye Grow Up Happiness Inspirational Learning Leaving London Lost Love My Journey Nature New Beginning New Start On My Way Roots Self Discovery Songwriter Start Over Stories Sweden The Glass Child The Road Travel Travelling Vagabonding Wandering

58. “Vivo en los Estados Unidos y soy chilena, sangre, voluntad y memoria. Al llegar a este país me obligaron a llenar un formulario en el cual había una casilla referente a la raza: la primera alternativa era blanca, la cual iba a automáticamente yo a marcar, cuando leí más abajo la palabra “Hispanic”. Me pareció una enorme incultura por parte de los funcionarios gringos ya que lo hispano no se refiere a una raza, pero abismada comprendí que por primera vez en mi vida me expulsaban de mi propio nicho, de lo que creía mi identidad natural y objetiva, aunque entre una norteamericana y yo no mediase la más mínima diferencia física ( más aún en este caso específico: soy pelirroja, hasta me parezco a ellos ). Ni que decirlo, marqué con saña el segundo cuadrado y cada día transcurrido de estos seis años me he ido apegando más y más a él. Cuando camino por las calles de la ciudad, a veces me da la impresión de que todos mis antepasados están allí, en la pulcra e impersonal boca del metro, con la esperanza de llegar a alguna parte. Todo chicano o salvadoreño despreciable es mi tío, el hondureño que retira la basura es mi novio. Cuando Reina se declara a sí misma una desclasada, sé exactamente a que se refiere. Toda mi vida ha corrido por este lado del mundo. Mi cuna real y ficticia, el lugar donde nací y el otro que fui adquiriendo, lucen oropeles muy americanos ( ¡ no acepto que ese adjetivo se lo atribuyan los del norte! América es tanto la de arriba como la de abajo, norte y sur tan americanos uno como el otro). Trazo los dos puntos del continente para señalar los míos y agrego un tercero, éste. Dos de ellos resultan razonablemente cercanos, y luego, inevitable, la línea larga baja y baja hasta llegar al sur, hasta lo que, a mi pesar, debo reconocer como el fin del mundo. Sólo los hielos eternos más allá de esa tierra. Allí nací. Mapuches o españoles, fluidas, impredecibles, vigorosas, allí están mis raíces.”

Tags : Discrimination Memoria Racism Roots
Source : Lo que está en mi corazón

59. “Everything might scatter. You might be right. I suppose it's something we can't easily get away from. People need to feel they belong. To a nation, to a race. Otherwise, who knows what might happen? This civilisation of ours, perhaps it'll just collapse. And everything scatter, as you put it.”

Tags : Belonging Chaos Civilization Destruction Fear Insecurity Misogyny Racism Religion Roots War
Source : When We Were Orphans

60. “The pull of the mountain is like gravity for my soul.”

Tags : Mountains Roots Soul
Source : Miranda Warning

61. “Finally, we entered Chetaube County, my imaginary birthplace, where the names of the little winding roads and minuscule mountain communities never failed to inspire me: Yardscrabble, Big Log, Upper, Middle and Lower Pigsty, Chicken Scratch, Cooterville, Felchville, Dust Rag, Dough Bag, Uranus Ridge, Big Bottom, Hooter Holler, Quickskillet, Buck Wallow, Possum Strut ... We always say a picture speaks a thousand words, but isn’t the opposite equally true?”

Tags : Adage Appalachia Backwoods Birthplace Comedy Funny Heritage Humor Imaginal Imaginary Imagination Inheritance Picture Received Wisdom Redneck Redneck Humor Road Road Novel Roots Rural Southern Truism White Trash Words
Author : Sol Luckman
Source : Beginner's Luke

62. “Every tree in the forest has a story to tell. Some of them were burnt but they endured the fire and got revived; some of them were cut, their barks injured, some people pick up their leaves to make medicines for their sicknesses, birds used their leaves to make their nests, etc. Upon all these, the tree is still tree!”

Tags : Barks Burnt Bush Fire Cut Endurance Endure Fire Forest Grass Heat Herbs Injury Leaf Leaves People Revive Roots Stems Story Tree Trees Wood
Source : Shaping the dream

63. “Do the roots reveal everything to the branches, or do they keep what is painful to themselves?”

Tags : Branches Pain Roots Trees
Author : Sinan Antoon

64. “If you desire the path of sincerity, develop a love for obscurity. Flee from the clatter and clinks of fame. Be like the roots of a tree; it keeps the tree upright and gives it life, but it itself is hidden underneath the earth and eyes cannot see it.”

Tags : Clatter Clinks Earth Eyes Fame Flee Hidden Life Obscurity Roots Sincerity Tree Upright

65. “It was a little thing, a baby tree, but still it tangled with things around it and required care to move. And when she pulled it out, it's roots still clung to Earth from it's old home.”

Tags : Baby Tree Earth Inspirational Matched Matched Trilogy Old Home Roots Tree
Author : Ally Condie
Source : Matched

66. “How do you eat your roots?”

Tags : A Question Belonging Countries Home Identity Identity Crisis Important Karachi Pakistan Roots
Source : Kartography

67. “The gap that was created during those transatlantic voyages hundreds of years ago.That gap is the matrix of Saudade – The Longing, I think, that all Africans in the West have, that is at the root of the blues and jazz and soul and rap. If you listen you can hear it, elusive, fleeting, full of melancholy anger.”

Tags : African Americans History Home Identity Roots
Author : Bonnie Greer
Source : A Parallel Life

68. “In my mind, I could sense their roots under the soil, creeping in helical tangles of ever-increasing complexity outward and in all directions—out beyond the perimeter of the Helsingør Wood, out below Yami’s Under City, out along the banks of the river, out to the nearest coast and thereupon out into the sea; the roots crept down further along the continental shelf, downward into the abysses, downward into the ocean floor, burrowing under the corals and under trenches, and then back up again to sprout in the darkened forest on a foreign continent: all the trees of the world now had conjoined roots, for they were now of one conjoined consciousness!”

Tags : Ashim Shanker Collective Consciousness Conjoined Corals Forest Helix Interconnectedness Ontology Ownership Perimeter Property River Roots Sea Soil Tangles Trees Trenches
Author : Ashim Shanker
Source : Only the Deplorable

69. “Root yourself in this earthand it will root itself in you.”

Tags : Centeredness Centred Earth Earth Quotes Groundedness Inspiration Poetry Poetry Quotes Rootedness Roots Strength
Source : Firesmoke

70. “Everything about the house was rich, and dense, and rooted. It was everything I wasn’t. Even the air, with its distinct smell of oak wood and sage, spoke to its identify and its history. I couldn’t help but feel small here. Overwhelmed. Incompatible.”

Tags : House Identity Inception Incompatible New Beginnings Overwhelmed Roots Small The Marked
Source : Inception

71. “to know your past is to know your future. Where lies the strength of the stem and the fruits of the branches when the roots are rotten”

Tags : History Of Mankind Knowing Your Roots Life Life Quotes Our Past Roots Roots Of Origin The Arduous Errand Understanding Life Where We Came From
Source : The Arduous Errand: A Voyage Across the Ocean

72. “The inner woman is the source of healing. The inner woman is the source of silence. The inner woman is the source of love. The inner woman is the source of belongingness with life. Embracing the inner man and woman is to discover our inner roots and wings.”

Tags : Emptiness Freedom Inner Man And Woman Joy Life Love Meditation Relationships Roots Silence Wholeness Wings
Source : Presence - Working from Within. The Psychology of Being

73. “Some say that my teaching is nonsense.Other call it lofty but impractical.But to those who have looked inside themselves,this nonsense makes perfect sense.And to those who put it into practice,this loftiness has roots that go deep.”

Tags : Lofty Look Inside Perfect Sense Practice Roots
Author : Lao Tzu
Source : Tao Te Ching

74. “To have deep roots in a place means having dead buried there. It is almost that literal, the dead forming your bond to the earth and to the others whose dead lie buried there. I always had that bond whether I knew it or not.”

Tags : Bonds Death Family Family History Roots
Author : Julene Bair
Source : The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning

75. “The log on the fire: is it dreaming of the forest?”

Tags : Dreaming Memories Nostalgia Roots The Past
Author : Marty Rubin

76. “In her fury she'd broken into Valencian, indicating the deepest possible roots in the land. I was impressed with how deeply she was from here, in a way I could never imagine being from anywhere, not even my home town.”

Tags : Culture Heritage Roots Wanderlust
Source : Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

77. “I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly.Deborah Norville”

Tags : Children Grow Roots Wings

78. “Don't put down too many roots in terms of a domicile. I have lived in four countries and I think my life as a writer and our family's life have been enriched by this. I think a writer has to experience new environments. There is that adage: No man can really succeed if he doesn't move away from where he was born. I believe it is particularly true for the writer.”

Tags : Countries Domicile Experiences Family Living Move Moving Roots Write Writer Writing
Author : Arthur Hailey

79. “Never forget where it all began-never forget your roots”

Tags : Began Forget Never Roots

80. “Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something. There is a certain concern for history but it’s not very deep. I understand that time has changed, we have evolved. But I don’t want to forget the beginning. A lasting architecture has to have roots.”

Tags : Architect Architecture Contemporary Architecture Evolution History Modern Modernity Roots
Author : I. M. Pei

81. “Especially at a time when one's life was new, roots helped.”

Tags : Belonging Change Changes Roots
Source : Blueprints

82. “The people deny their past won’t have secure and strong future.”

Tags : Future Orginality Past People Roots Strong

83. “It's been said that parents should give their children roots and wings. That was a perfect description of my parents. Even in a wheelchair, my father was a dreamer with his head in the clouds and my mother was the roots with both feet planted firmly on terra quaking firma.”

Tags : Children Father Life Mother Parents Roots Wings
Source : Grace

84. “Just as trees need roots in the earth, man is also a tree and needs roots in existence or else he will live a very unintelligent life.”

Tags : Existence Intelligence Life Roots Trees
Author : Osho
Source : Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other

85. “. . . when my family headed out west, like any birth canal Rochester was forgotten.”

Tags : Feminism Punk Rock Roots Westcoast
Author : Kim Gordon
Source : Girl in a Band

86. “That was the marvelous thing about going back to one’s roots; there was no need for explanation.”

Tags : Roots
Source : The Full Cupboard of Life

87. “All beneath Heaven is rooted in nation. Nation is rooted in family. And family is rooted in self.”

Tags : Roots
Author : Mencius
Source : Mencius

88. “Leaving home's a cinch. It's the staying, once you've found it, that takes courage.”

Tags : Bravery Fear Home Roots Travel

89. “Focus on keeping faith and growing your roots of light so strong and deep that no one, not even yourself, can make you believe something about yourself that is not good for your soul.”

Tags : Faith Inspirational Quotes Love Roots Self Help Self Love

90. “Beautiful feelings soar freely, while true care roots deeply. Real love can only bedefined by them both.”

Tags : Care Life Love Passion People Poetry Quotes Roots
Author : Soar
Source : Yours, poetically: Special Deluxe Edition of Selected Poems and Quotes

91. “Do not renounce your roots in order to sit on the white mans chair.”

Tags : Odo Roots

92. “Often I felt that these men were play-acting: the unreality of their role was their security, even their own destinies were to them saga and folk-tale rather than a private matter; these were men under a spell, men who had been turned into birds or even more likely into some strange beast, and who bore their magic shapes with the same unflurried equanimity, magnanimity, and dignity that we children had marvelled at the beasts of fairy tale. Did they not suspect, moreover, with the wordless apprehension of animals, that if their magic shapes were to be stripped from them the fairy tale would be at an end and their security gone, too, while real life would begin with all it's problems, perhaps in some town where there was neither nature or mirage, no link with the folk-tale and the past, no ancient path to the far side of the mountains and down to the river gullies and out beyond the grass plains, no landmarks from the Sagas? - Only a restless search for sterile, deadening enjoyment.”

Tags : Culture Folklore Life Nature Roots
Source : The Atom Station

93. “That part was easy. Tearing up the roots will be the hard part.”

Tags : Roots
Author : Ally Condie
Source : Matched

94. “RIH, we love you, Rih we are proud of you- Many go away and forget their roots- But you are not one of them at all-Every Crop over, you return to the island to fete-And meet up with fans you haven't already met.You travel the world-representing your country-Putting 246 down in World History...”

Tags : Barbados Crop Over Rihanna Roots

95. “Good science fiction has its roots in good science.”

Tags : Books Origins Roots Science Science Fiction Scifi Writing
Author : Dan Brown
Source : Angels & Demons

96. “It doesn't have many roots,' I say. 'Not yet,' she says. 'That will come.”

Tags : Roots
Author : Ally Condie
Source : Reached

97. “I feel weird spilling it now but have to. Because after a while, it took root, the way shared stories do when you live with them long enough. They affect your DNA like radiation. They give birth to you.”

Tags : Roots Shared Stories Stories
Source : Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger

98. “The Hell's Angels are very definitely a lower-class phenomenon, but their backgrounds are not necessarily poverty-stricken. Despite some grim moments, their parents seem to have had credit. Most of the outlaws are the sons of people who came to California either just before or during World War II. Many have lost contact with their families, and I have never met an Angel who claimed to have a hometown in any sense that people who use that term might understand it. Terry the Tramp, for instance, is "from" Detroit, Norfolk, Long Island, Los Angeles, Fresno and Sacramento. As a child, he lived all over the country, not in poverty but in total mobility. Like most of the others, he has no roots. He relates entirely to the present, the moment, the action.”

Tags : Roots
Source : Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

99. “Once you decide to grow out the roses from your heart, and let it spread the roots all over. you should also start to learn to handle the thorns that grow out of their stem.”

Tags : Grow Handle Heart Learn Love Pain Roses Roots Start Thorns Spread
Author : Akshay Vasu