Robert Nesta Marley, OM is popularly known as Bob Marley was one of the most entertaining and performing Jamaican singers and songwriters. He was counted as one of the pioneers of reggae. His musical career consists of a mixture of reggae, ska, and rocksteady as well as a smooth and distinctive voice and songwriting style. He was a sole person behind the popularization of Jamaican music worldwide, and this made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade.
Bob Marley Birthday: Bob was born on 6th February 1945 in Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica.
Bob Marley Family: Bob was born to Norval Sinclair Marley and Cedella Booker. Norval Marley was a white Jamaican originally from Sussex, who claimed to have been a captain in the Royal Marines and Cedella Booker was an Afro-Jamaican.
In 1963, Bob began his professional musical career after forming Bob Marley and the Walkers. In 1965, the group released its debut studio album ‘The Wailing Wailers’ which contained the single “One Love/People Get Ready”. This song became immensely popular. And this rose the group’s success as a rising figure in reggae. Then the group came up with many other successful numbers and climbed up on worldwide music charts. Other hit tracks were The Best of The Wailers, Catch a Fire, Burnin’, Natty Dread, Exodus, and many others.
Bob is the most popular and at the same time the most misunderstood personality in modern culture. A statue was inaugurated, next to the national stadium on Arthur Wint Drive in Kingston to commemorate him. He married Alpharita Constantia “Rita” Anderson in Kingston, Jamaica, on 10 February 1966. Marley had many children: four with his wife Rita, two adopted from Rita’s previous relationships, and several others with different women. The Bob Marley official website acknowledges 11 children.
Bob Marley is a very interesting personality to know about. So let’s explore some of the most exciting Bob Marley Quotes to become more familiar with his personality.
Bob Marley Quotes
“Live for yourself and you will live in vain; live for others and you will live again.” — Bob Marley
“If you don’t start somewhere, you’re gonna go nowhere.”— Bob Marley
“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.” — Bob Marley
“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” — Bob Marley
“You just can’t live in that negative way… make way for the positive day.”— Bob Marley
“The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.”— Bob Marley
“Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure.” — Bob Marley
“My life has great meaning to me, so I really searched to find to see if God is here.” — Bob Marley
“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” — Bob Marley
“The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.” — 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
“The most beautiful curve on a woman’s body is her smile.” — Bob Marley
“Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” — Bob Marley
“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” — Bob Marley
“You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your windows. So that’s why I’m scared when you say you love me.” — Bob Marley
“Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.”— 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
“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” — Bob Marley
“If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society makes rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.” — Bob Marley
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” — Bob Marley
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” — Bob Marley
“Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.” — Bob Marley
“Don’t worry about a thing, coz every little thing is gonna be alright.” — Bob Marley
“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” — Bob Marley
Find Your Universe. “Man is a universe within himself.” — Bob Marley
“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.” — Bob Marley
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” — Bob Marley
“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” — Bob Marley
Bob Marley was a famous singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Jamaica. He is considered one of the greatest musical stars to have emerged in the modern era. The singer became a global music icon at the time of the great social rise in the swinging ’60s and the civil rights movement that swept across the United States. Bob was indeed an awesome orator and messenger of peace and non-violence through his music. Marley died at a very young age of 36 years only on 11th May 1981, as he was suffering from acral lentiginous melanoma.
His fans all around the world went into deep grief and he received a state funeral in Jamaica. His last album was released in 1984 with the name of ‘Legend’ and it became the best-selling reggae album of all-time. He was posthumously honored by Jamaica soon after his death, as he was designated the nation’s Order of Merit award.