Bob Marley Quotes

This musical legend has left many inspirational words of wisdom from his all too short life. I hope you enjoy this collection of Bob Marley quotes.

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Bob Marley was the guitarist and lead singer of The Wailers. He also helped to bring Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to the worlds attention.

In Dec 1976 two days before a free concert, he was shot in his home in Jamaica, in what was a politically motivated attack. He took to the stage and performed, despite his wounds. When asked why, he said "The people who are trying to make this world worse aren't taking a day off. How can I?"

In 1977, Marley was found to have cancer, his final concert was on the 23rd of September 1980, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His condition worsened after this and he died aged 36 on the 11th of May 1981.

Revered by some as a spiritual figure, Bob Marley the legend and his music has continued to endure through the years.

A Top 10 List of
Bob Marley Quotes


"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…

You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true,…

When something wonderful happens,
you can’t wait to tell them about it,
knowing they will share in your excitement. 

They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting
or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself... 

...They build you up and show you
the things about yourself
that make you special and even beautiful.

There is never any pressure,
jealousy or competition but only
a quiet calmness when they are around.

You can be yourself
and not worry
about what they will think of you
because they love you for who you are. 

Colours seem brighter and more brilliant.
Laughter seems part of daily life…

In their presence,
there’s no need for continuous conversation,
but you find you’re quite content
in just having them nearby.

Things that never interested you before
become fascinating because you know
they are important to this person who is so special to you.

You think of this person on every occasion
and in everything you do…

You open your heart knowing
that there’s a chance it may be broken one day
and in opening your heart,
you experience a love and joy
that you never dreamed possible...

You find strength
in knowing you have a true friend
and possibly a soul mate
who will remain loyal to the end.

Life seems completely different,
exciting and worthwhile.
Your only hope and security is
in knowing that they are a part of your life."

- Bob Marley


"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."

- Bob Marley


"Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."

- Bob Marley


"Don't worry about a thing, oh no!
Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

- Bob Marley


"When one door is closed,
don't you know that many more are open."

- Bob Marley


"You have to be someone."

- Bob Marley


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

- Bob Marley


"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.
None but ourselves can free our minds."

- Bob Marley


"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!"

- Bob Marley


"One good thing about music,
when it hits you, you feel no pain.

- Bob Marley

Stand up for your rights, Bob Marley quote.

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More Bob Marley quotes

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

- Bob Marley


"Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul,
Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold."

- Bob Marley


"Tell the children the truth."

- Bob Marley


"Man is a universe within himself."

- Bob Marley


"The good times of today,
are the sad thoughts of tomorrow."

- Bob Marley


"In this bright future you can't forget your past."

- Bob Marley

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