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29 Fantastic Bob Marley Quotes That Will Give You Life

Kashmira Lad Apr 7, 2019
Bob Marley is known for many hit singles. His music propagated love, peace, and harmony. Here's a look at some famous quotes by him that will reveal a bit about his personality as well.
Bob Marley is ranked at the 11th place on the list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, made by The Rolling Stone magazine.
Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 to May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican reggae singer, who was internationally loved by people of all walks of life. He is universally known for his music and his insights into life, which was clearly visible in his lyrics. His songs professed love―the universal and all-binding kind.
He considered himself a revolutionary, and used his music to fight oppression in various movements. His music has inspired people across nations, race, and color. From protests in Kosovo to Kenya, people cite his music and lyrics as inspiration for their peaceful revolts.
People did criticize his marijuana use, but Marley said ganja helped him meditate and dig into his personality. This practice might be the reason his lyrics were so deep and heartfelt. He defended his ganja use by saying that using it, a person finds himself.
The logic does hold some water, as a person using recreational drugs for soul-searching is always better than a person picking up a gun with a chance of killing a person in a war.
However skewered his logic might have been, his quotes and sayings tend to stick with you. There is a deep connect you can relate to when you hear his sayings, and why not, since this person has seen it all: poverty, heartbreak, loss, fame, money, women, etc.
A person with expansive experience, a natural talent for heart-warming music, and non-conformist view about authority, life, and other things, he is a person who will surely interest people with his perception about life in general.
✤ Rastafari not a culture, it's a reality.

✤ When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open.

✤ None but ourselves can free our minds.
✤ Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!

✤ Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be all right.

✤ Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
✤ 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.

✤ In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.

✤ I believe in freedom for everyone, not just the black man.
✤ Man is a universe within himself.

✤ 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.

✤ Don't gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver and gold.
✤ Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?

✤ The only truth is Rastafari.

✤ Love would never leave us alone.

✤ The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.

✤ Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
✤ The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.

✤ Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.

✤ When you smoke (ganja) you don't want to war.
✤ The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman's love with not intention of loving her.

✤ Don't forget your history nor your destiny.

✤ Overcome the devils with a thing called love.
✤ You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

✤ Bob Marley isn't my name. I don't even know my name yet.

✤ There will never be no love at all.
The given lines show the maturity of the person in understanding the meaning of love. In an age where people complain of love losing the innocence it once had, these words by Bob Marley will make the reader put things into perspective. It gives a very naked and realistic look at love.
It grounds the person and opens his/her eyes at the stark reality: that love has its imperfections and not everyone is perfect, but it is still possible to wholly love this so-called imperfect person. It does make me ponder upon the fuss generated in our minds about the trivialities we bother about in our loved ones.
You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before, she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? . . . 
. . . She's not perfect - you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can . . .
. . . She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze 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.
Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you've never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more . . .
. . .You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can't wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement . . .
. . .You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.
These were some of the quotes from a man with a deep understanding of love and life. Hope they made you ponder over the enigma of the deep mystery that is life.