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81 best quotes from Bob Marley, the King of Reggae

81 best quotes from Bob Marley, the King of Reggae

June 20, 2024

Bob Marley is one of the most representative and well-known figures in the world of music , and is the maximum exponent of the musical genre called reggae. Although he is Jamaican by birth, his music crossed borders for his messages against injustice, racism or freedom.

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Best quotes from Bob Marley

In the following lines you can find a compilation of the best phrases of Bob Marley to enjoy the thought of this genius of music.


1. Anyone who cries for justice is a Wailer

"The Wailers" is a group that was led by Bob Marley, who was founded in Jamaica in 1969. His lyrics and his music demanded justice around the planet.

2. There are two types of dictators: The taxes and the elected ones, which are the politicians

A critique of the political and economic system.

3. My life is only important if I can help many, if my life is for me and my safety then I do not want it. My life is for the people that is my philosophy

Bob Marley was always an altruistic person.

4. Ganja (marijuana) comes out of the earth, so it can not be bad

The singer was always a defender of marijuana use.


5. My feet are my only vehicle, I have to keep giving it forward, but while I'm leaving, I want to tell you: Everything will be fine

A part of the lyrics of one of his songs. You can listen to the subject in the following video.

6. As long as there are men of the first and second category, I will continue to shout war

Bob Marley was always against war conflicts.

7. Bob Marley is not my name, I still do not know what my name is

A message that has a touch of irony.

8. I would have liked to name one of my daughters MaryJuana

Marijuana is an important part of the Rastafarian culture.

9. It is necessary to understand the letters, their deep meaning. This is the music of the third world, a blessing, it is the sung news, the one that is not taught in school

Marley's lyrics always included social criticism.


10. My music is forever. Maybe they can say that I'm a fool, but my music is forever

He was right when he said that he will always be remembered for his music.

11. One good thing about music is that when it arrives, you forget about the problems

Music surrounds you and makes you get away from the conflicts of everyday life.

12. My father was white, my mother was black, and I landed in the middle. Therefore, you see, I am nothing, everything that I am comes from God

Marley, talking about their religious beliefs.

13. We refuse to be what you want us to be, we are what we are and that is how it is going to be

An appointment that talks about the relationship between two people.

14. Every man should have the right to choose his destiny

A reflection that deals with freedom and the path that one must follow in life.

15. In this bright future, you can not forget your past

The past is necessary to remember it so as not to make mistakes again and to know where you came from.

16. Freedom of expression carries with it a certain freedom to listen

Although we must express ourselves freely, we must also be respectful of others.

17. Why should I stay here in Jamaica? If all I want is to smoke this peaceful peta without being stopped violently

Bob Marley never denied that he was a marijuana user.

18. The people who are trying to make this world worse do not even take a day off, how could I take it? Illuminates the darkness

Bob Marley, criticizing people with bad background.

19. Wars will continue as long as the color of the skin remains more important than the color of the eyes

Racism can cause many conflicts between people.

20. No one but one can free his mind from slavery

One thing is physical slavery and another is mental, to which this phrase refers.

21. In this great future you can not forget your past

A verse that appears in his song "No Woman No Cry".

22. When it suits you, take me with you, when it goes bad, do not disappoint me

A phrase that was addressed to his son Ziggy.

23. Money can not buy life

Another phrase that Bob Marley told his son Ziggy,

24. How many more deaths will be necessary to realize that there have already been too many

The wars did not fit into the schemes of Bob Marley,

25. Emancipated from mental slavery, no one but you can free your mind "

A song that appears in Redemption Song.

26. If you know your story, then you will know where you come from

An appointment that appears in the song Buffalo Soldier, and deals with the origins of each person.

27Get up, stand up for your rights

We all have our rights, although sometimes they take them away from us.

28. There are two roads; one is life and another is death, and if you live in death, then you must be dead. And if you live in life, then you must live. The path that your heart decides, makes you live

We have the ability to decide the life we ​​want to live.

29. The new times of today are the bad thoughts of tomorrow

The past must not dominate our lives.

30. Blacks? Negros means dead. I am a Rasta. You can not free death. I am life

An appointment that deals with racism and xenophobia.

31. Who feels it knows it

When we have a bad time, we are more aware of what surrounds us.

32. I have a BMW not because it's an expensive car, but because BMW is the initials of Bob Marley and the Wailers

It does not own a German car for its capitalist values, but for the simplicity of the brand with the initials of its name.

33. All I've ever had are songs of freedom

Freedom is a recurring theme in his songs.

35. My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die

Bob Marley always proved to be an antisystem through his songs.

36. Wars will continue as long as people do not think differently

Our beliefs can cause many war conflicts.

37. Love never leaves us alone

An appointment that appears in the song "Could You Be Loved"

38. I only have one ambition: to see humanity all together, blacks, whites, everyone living together

It would be nice to live in a world full of peace and love.

39. I do not enjoy success. Look how it consumes me, I just came to do the work of the Lord

Success can be very demanding and stressful.

40. I know I was born with a price in my head. But I did not come to be defeated, I came to conquer

When someone fights the system, enemies appear.

41. Every man has the right to decide his own destiny

In his song called "Zimbabwe", he pronounced this beautiful quote.

42. I'm not on the side of the black man. I'm not on the side of the white man. I'm on God's side

Do not make a difference between individuals, we live on the same planet.

43. If dog and cat can be together, why can not we love each other?

The author comparing the relationship between humans with dogs and cats.

44. Until the color of a man's skin is not as insignificant as that of his eyes, I say war

In his song "War", he deals in depth with the theme of war.

45. Open your eyes, look inside. Are you satisfied with the life you are living?

Sometimes we have to reflect on ourselves to know if we should change.

46. ​​Surely all those people who judge and say that marijuana is bad, have not tried it even once

Marley was a strong supporter of cannabis use.

47. It's your love what I'm looking for. It's my love what you're running away from

When a person does not want to be with you, they may not tell you, but they can show you.

48. Have compassion for those whose possibilities are minor, there is no place to hide from the Father of creation

A reflection that appears in the song "One Love".

49. I do not have religion, I am what I am, I am a Rastaman, so this is not religion, this is life

Bob Marley always followed the ideas of the Rastafarians.

50. Do not live so that your presence is noticed, but so that your absence feels

When we behave well with people, they will miss us.

51. You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option

Sometimes we do not realize what we have until we lose it.

52. If it made you happy, it does not count as an error

Even from mistakes we can learn human beings.

53. Offer friendship to those who ask for love, it is like giving bread to someone who dies of thirst

A quote that invites the reader to deep reflection.

54. I do not expect to be justified by the laws of man

The laws are often made for those who rule.

55. When you think you're safe, sudden destruction, collective vigilance to ensure safety

Rat Race is one of his well-known songs, in which he sings this phrase.

56. We spend our lives waiting for something to happen and the only thing that happens is life

We can not be thinking about the future continuously, we have to live in the present.

57. Man is a universe in itself

Each person is a world, with their ideas, their values, their beliefs, etc.

58. Is love what I really feel, or is it attraction?

In his song "This Love" he questions how his feelings towards the person he loves are.

59. Beat the demons with a thing called love

Love makes us very lucky people and changes our lives for the better.

60. Encourage yourself, and do not have any bad vibes!

Leave the bad rolls at home and go for a walk.

61. Hate me for what I am, I do not care, at least I'm not trying to be someone I'm not

When you find your inner peace, you do not need anyone's approval.

62. Do not treat me like a puppet on a string, because I know how to do my things

"Waiting In Vain" is a great song by Bob Marley, in which this quote appears.

63. The most beautiful curve in a woman is her smile

This beautiful quote was delivered in an interview.

64. Grass is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction

Alcohol creates serious problems for human beings.

65. From the first moment that I set my eyes on you, my heart says: Keep going. But now, I know that I am the last of your options

Sometimes, love may not correspond to a person, which becomes a very hard moment in someone's life.

66. Keep what you have, forget what hurts you, fight for what you want, value what you have, forgive those who hurt you and enjoy those who love you

Rate what you have and go fight for your dreams.

67. Love does not need to be understood, it just needs to be demonstrated

Love only makes sense when it is expressed.

68. They say that only the fittest will survive ... will remain alive ...

In his song "Could you be loved", he pronounces this phrase full of meaning.

69. Wars do not bring anything good to people

Human beings can be very cruel and insensitive people.

70. Some people tell you that you care, others simply tell you the truth

To reflect on our interpersonal relationships.

71. Rastafarianism is not a culture, nor a religion, it is a reality

Bob Marley, philosophizing about what it is to be a Rastafarian and the importance he has in a person's life. .

72. The respect of one ends where the respect of the other begins

Respect is one of the most important qualities when living with others.

73. They call me a fool for smoking marijuana, but they say smart to the creator of the atomic bomb

A date with a touch of humor that speaks about the evil of the human being.

74. Sing, but do not worry because everything is going well

There are good and bad moments in this life. You have to solve the problems that arise,

75. The greatest cowardice of a man is to awaken a woman's love without intending to love her

Sometimes we can feel a great fear of loving or, rather, of hurting ourselves.

76. In your life you will find problems, and when you worry, they double

Problems are common in our lives, so you have to accept them. .

77. When you smoke grass, you reveal yourself

Cannabis has the great capacity to make us reflect.

78. Emancípense of the mental slavery, nobody but you can free your mind

Another quote from the song "Redemption Song"

79. Excuse me while I light a joint, my God, I have to take an elevator to go up to heaven

Cannabis evades you from reality, because it has a pleasant effect.

80. Until that day, the dream of a lasting peace ... It will remain nothing more than a fleeting illusion

Peace may be momentary, but conflicts are an important part of humanity.

81. Problems will always exist, so you have to overcome them

The human being encounters conflicts daily, but has tools to overcome them.


Bob Marley Funeral 11 May 1981 (June 2024).


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