Bob Marley: Quotes That Made Him A Global Phenom

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Bob Marley

Bob Marley—born on February 6, 1945—was a Jamaican guitarist, singer and song-writer who achieved global acclaim for the reggae music that he produced. His most famous song is “Get Up, Stand Up” which has played on radio stations across the world. He was apart of a group called “The Wailers” but after the band disbanded he formed another backing band called “Bob Marley and the Wailers.” The singer was notorious for his lyrics dedicated to peaceful co-existence and spirituality. His most popular albums were: Babylon by BusExodusRastaman Vibration, and Burnin’. 

Bob Marley’s musical talent received notable recognition many years after his passing. Time Magazine named his album Exodus as album of the century, and BBC named “One Love” as song of the millennium. He was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. And Rolling Stones magazine ranked him as one of the 100 Greatist Artists of All Time. 

We have curated a small collection of his most popular quotes. Discover for yourself why the world adored Bob Marley.

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Bob Marley – Positive Day

“You just can’t live in that negative way…make way for the positive day.”

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Bob Marley – Good Music Hits T-Shirt

“One good thing about music: when it hits, you feel no pain.”

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Bob Marley – Music & Love

“We should all come together and create music & love.”

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Bob Marley – De Roots

“Some are leaves, some are branches.”

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Bob Marley – Herb

“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.”

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Bob Marley poster illustration artwork by Stephen Fishwick

Bob Marley by Stephen Fishwick

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