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Bob Marley

One love, one heart,
Let's get together and feel alright.

Robert Nesta Marley (6 February 194511 May 1981), more famously known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, songwriter, and social activist. His vision of "One World, One Love," is a dream that inspired many.

QuotesEdit

Judge not, if you're not ready for judgment.
Truth is the light,
So you never give up the fight.
  • We don't have education, we have inspiration; if I was educated I would be a damn fool.
    • As recorded in Time Will Tell (1992), a documentary by Declan Lowney
  • Today, people struggle to find what's real. Everything has become so synthetic that a lot of people, all they want is to grasp onto hope.
    • As quoted in Rolling Stone's The Immortals (2004) "Bob"
  • The more you accept herb, the more you accept rastafari.
  • "Possession make you rich? I don't have that type of richness. My richness is life, forever."
  • 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?
    • As recorded in filmed interview (1979) with Dylan Taite in Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • Alcohol make you drunk, man. It don't make you meditate, it just make you drunk. Herb is more a consciousness.
    • As recorded in filmed interview (1979) with Dylan Taite in Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • Who are you to judge the life I live? I am not perfect and I don't have to be! before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean

Song lyricsEdit

Don't worry about a thing,
'Cos every little thing is gonna be alright.
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.
They say: only the fittest of the fittest shall survive, stay alive!
  • Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
  • Some people say great God come from the sky take away everything and make everybody feel high, but if you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth.
  • A hungry mob is an angry mob.
    • Them Belly Full (But We Hungry), from the album Natty Dread (1974)
  • Truth is the light
    So you never give up the fight.
  • Don't worry about a thing,
    'Cos every little thing is gonna be alright.
  • Your life is worth much more than gold.
  • Excuse me while I light my spliff, good God I gotta take a lift.
    • Easy Skanking, from the album Kaya (1978)
  • 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!” on Survival (1979)
  • Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.
    Have no fear for atomic energy, 'cause none of them can stop the time.
  • We JAH people can make it work.
  • Don't gain the world and lose your soul
    Wisdom is better than silver and gold.
  • In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.
    • Rat Race, from the album Rastaman Vibration
  • When one door is closed, many more is open.
    • Coming in from the Cold, from the album Confrontation
  • It is better to live on the house top
    than to live in a house full of confusion.
    • Running Away, from the album Kaya

Judge Not (single, 1961)Edit

  • Judge not, before you judge yourself.
    Judge not, if you're not ready for judgment.
  • Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too,
    so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.
  • 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.


DisputedEdit

Say you just can't live that negative way
You know what I mean
Make way for the positive day
Cause it's a new day.
Some famous songs were made popular by Marley, but writing credits were actually given to his close friend Vincent Ford. Ford did not write these lyrics, Marley did, but gave Ford writing credits so he could use the royalty money to help pay for his Trenchtown soup kitchen. [citation needed]
  • Say you just can't live that negative way
    You know what I mean
    Make way for the positive day
    Cause it's a new day.

No Woman, No Cry, from the album Natty Dread (1974)Edit

  • Good friends we have had, oh good friends we've lost along the way
    In this bright future you can't forget your past
    So dry your tears I say
    No woman, no cry
    No woman, no cry
    Little darlin' don't shed no tears
    No woman, no cry
  • Ev'rything's gonna be alright
    So, no woman, no cry.

Quotes about MarleyEdit

I am Boutros Boutros-Ghali; put down your guns and listen to Bob Marley.

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