Choosing my favorite Bob Marley quotes was as tough for me as choosing my favorite song. However, I did narrow it down to one song, “Natural Mystic”, followed closely by “Time Will Tell”. It was a struggle, but took the time to pick my favorites Bob Marley quotes.
For me, Bob was not just a musician. I’ll call him a teacher, since he wasn’t a fan of the term prophet. I found his words and lyrics to be very prophetic. His lyrics have helped to guide me, and I often use his quotes in conversations.
I listen to one of his interviews, when I need to be uplifted. Listening to him speak is different than listening to the music. He has a calm, fun demeanor that resonates with me. In any event, I set out to create a Top Ten Bob Marley quotes, but I always do things in quantities of 11. So, I’m giving you my Top 10 quotes, plus 1.
Bob Marley Quotes
“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.”
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.”
“Your life is worth much more than gold.”
“Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.”
“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.”
“I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated I would be a damn fool.”
“Every man thinketh his burden is the heaviest”
“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.”
“When the rain falls – it don’t fall on one’s house top”
“The biggest man you ever did see, was once just a baby”
“I was alone, by myself – long before mi meet any friends”
“My life not important to me, ah di people life important, my life is only important if mi can help plenty people. If mi life is mi own security then mi nuh want it. My life is fi people that the way mi see it”
So that’s my list of my favorite Bob Marley quotes. Hopefully, some of them resonate with you. If you have a favorite (or favorites), I’d love to read them. Just add them to the comments.