Bob Marley Quotes

I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.-Bob Marley

 

 

When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.-Bob Marley

 

 

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold.” —Zion Train, from the album Uprising (1980)-Bob Marley

 

 

Judge not before you judge yourself. —Bob Marley

 

In this great future, you can’t forget your past.” —No Woman, No Cry, from the album Natty Dread (1974)-Bob Marley

 

 

A hungry mob is an angry mob.” —Them Belly Full (But We Hungry), from the album Natty Dread (1974)-Bob Marley

 

 

All dese governments and dis this and that, these people that say they’re here to help, why them say you cannot smoke the herb? Herb… herb is a plant, you know? And when me check it, me can’t find no reason.” “All them say is, ‘it make you rebel’. Against what?-Bob Marley

 

 

 

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.-Bob Marley

 

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.-Bob Marley

 

 

One good thing about music—when it hits you, you feel no pain.-Bob Marley

 

 

Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.-Bob Marley

 

 

 

Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.-Bob Marley

 

 

Every day the bucket a-go a well, one day the bottom a-go drop out.
I Shot The Sheriff, from the album Burnin’ (1973)-Bob Marley

 

 

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

 

 

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.-Bob Marley

 

 

Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen. —Bob Marley

 

 

Have no fear for atomic energy, ’cause none of them can stop the time.-Bob Marley

 

 

I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.-Bob Marley

 

 

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

 

 

 

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.-Bob Marley

 

Overcome the devils with love. —Bob Marley

 

 

Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others, and you will live again.-Bob Marley

 

 

Love the life you live, live the life you love.-Bob Marley

 

 

 

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.-Bob Marley

 

 

My feet is my only carriage.
My future is righteousness.
Put your vision to reality.-Bob Marley

 

 

Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.-Bob Marley

 

 

Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.-Bob Marley

 

 

 

The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?-Bob Marley

 

 

They say: only the fittest of the fittest shall survive, stay alive!
Could You Be Loved, from the album Uprising (1979)-Bob Marley

 

 

Cowards awaken a woman’s love without loving her in return.-Bob Marley

 

 

Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.-Bob Marley

 

 

Truth is the light, so you never give up the fight.Final jamming of Live at the Roxy (recorded 1976).-Bob Marley

 

 

When one door is closed, many more is open.Coming in from the Cold, from the album Confrontation.-Bob Marley

 

 

When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can’t take the peace.-Bob Marley

 

 

When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.-Bob Marley

 

 

You can’t find the right roads when the streets are paved.-Bob Marley

 

 

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.-Bob Marley

 

 

 

Live the life you love. Love the life you live.-Bob Marley

 

 

“Live the life you love. Love the life you live.” – Bob Marley“Live the life you love. Love the life you live.” – Bob Marley

 

And don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.-Bob Marley

 

 

Conquer the devils with a little thing called love.-Bob Marley

 

 

 

She may not be the prettiest, but… —Bob Marley

 

He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.-Bob Marley

 

 

I know that I’m not perfect and that I don’t claim to be, so before you point your fingers make sure your hands are clean.” —Could You Be Loved, from the album Uprising (1980).-Bob Marley

 

 

If puss and dog can get together, why can’t we love one another?-Bob Marley

 

 

Prayers to the devil.—Bob Marley

 

 

If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.-Bob Marley

 

 

 

If you get down and quarrel everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.-Bob Marley

 

 

 

Love would never leave us alone.-Bob Marley

 

 

One love, one heart, Let’s get together and feel alright.One Love (cowritten with Curtis Mayfield), from the album Exodus, originally recorded on The Wailing Wailers (1965).-Bob Marley

 

 

 

Puss and dog. —Bob Marley

 

 

 

My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die. —Bob Marley

 

 

 

Overcome the devils with a thing called love.-Bob Marley

 

 

 

She may not be the most popular or prettiest but if you love her and she makes you smile… what else matters?-Bob Marley

 

 

The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.-Bob Marley

 

 

The trust is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.-Bob Marley

 

 

The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love. Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us, but, yes, love what we have been given. Because what is really ours is never gone forever.-Bob Marley

 

 

There will never be no love at all.-Bob Marley

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