Rootlessness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "rootlessness" (showing 1-6 of 6)
“The Open Road goes to the used-car lot.”
Louis Simpson, People Live Here: Selected Poems 1948-1983

David Mitchell
“Rootlessness," I opine, "is the twenty-first century norm."

"You're not wrong and that's why we're in the shit we're in, mate. If you belong nowhere, why give a tinker's toss about anywhere?”
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks

Paul Murray
“Modern life is a centrifuge; it throws people in every direction.”
Paul Murray, The Mark and the Void

“This rootless shifting east and west
I can't suppress a smile myself
but how else can I make
the whole world my home.
If any of my old friends
come around asking
say I'm down at the river
by the Second Fushimi Bridge.”
Baisao, The Old Tea Seller: Life and Zen Poetry in 18th Century Kyoto

“I have battled with loneliness. I have battled with insecurity and rootlessness. But I have never given up the struggle. I have never quit trying in life.”
Avijeet Das

Diriye Osman
“Every experience lately felt like an experiment of the body, of its power and limitations. Such experiments created a desire for something more fulfilling. It was a hunger born of rootlessness but he couldn't see that. He couldn't see that true liberation was a strictly DIY process.”
Diriye Osman, Fairytales for Lost Children