Bob Marley Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Bob Marley quotes and Bob Marley sayings, and Bob Marley proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly reggae, ska, and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide.

"It take many a year, mon, and maybe some bloodshed must be, but righteousness someday prevail."

"Everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me."

"Me don’t dip on nobody’s side. Me don’t dip on the black man’s side, not the white man’s side. Me dip on God’s side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white."

"Tell the children the truth."

"God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can."

"I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through."

"Bob Marley isn’t my name. I don’t even know my name yet."

"What important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind."

"My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever."

"Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow."

"Me is a common sense man. That mean when me explain things, me explain it in a very simple way; that mean if I explain it to a baby, the baby will understand too, you know."

"People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people."

"Babylon is everywhere. You have wrong and you have right. Wrong is what we call Babylon, wrong things. That is what Babylon is to me. I could have born in England, I could have born in America, it make no difference where me born, because there is Babylon everywhere."

"You entertain people who are satisfied. Hungry people can’t be entertained – or people who are afraid. You can’t entertain a man who has no food."

"I don’t stand for the black man’s side, I don’ t stand for the white man’s side. I stand for God’s side."

"The devil ain’t got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have his part to play. Devil’s a good friend, too… because when you don’t know him, that’s the time he can mosh you down."

"Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all."

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

"Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality."

"My future is righteousness."

"The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall."

"If you get down and quarell everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say."

"As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory."

"Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight."

"None but ourselves can free our minds."

"If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now."

"When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open."

"I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool."

"When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself."

"If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already."

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