Know some greatest quotes by Bob Marley, who inspired us to deal with trouble effectively.
5 surprising facts about Bob Marley
1. Bob Marley was half-white and half-black. Born to a white British naval captain and a black Jamaican village girl, one of Bob’s nicknames growing up was “White Boy.”
2. In 2014, Forbes Magazine listed Marley as fifth on the list of the highest-earning dead celebrities. This revenue came from a combination of album sales, cannabis, coffee, and clothing accessories from the Tuff Gong clothing line.
3. Bob Marley got the nickname “Tuff Gong” because he defended himself as a kid in Trenchtown.
4. After discovering his manager Don Taylor had been stealing from him, Bob beat him within an inch of his life—then fired him.
5. When he died in 1981, over 40,000 people filed past his coffin.
Marley was a believer in the Rastafari belief and grew dreadlocks, something new in the Jamaican music. This was the beginning of the whirlpool of change that was to follow.
Marley experimented with music not only in terms of themes but also in terms of technicalities. The year 1969 saw the development of a new form of music whose beat was slow and steady and had a ticking rhythm.
With Marley, the use of ska trumpets and saxophones became obsolete and the breaks were being played by the electric guitar.
Marley went on with his experimentations, gifting the world some of the biggest hits of the millennium. On the tape, he mixed different sounds and a doo-wop style was featured in Stay With Me.
Bob Marley used his music as his weapon to bring peace in this world.
On 3rd December 1976, he and his wife were severely injured in a concert which he had arranged to ease the tension between two political parties.
From then on, his music became heavily loaded with political themes like Survival, Zimbabwe, Africa Unite, Wake Up and Live among others.
He expressed his empathy and strong support for the Africans and was always voluble about his strong opposition to the Apartheid regime of South Africa. He even got invited to various festivals with a political motif like Amandla Festival in Boston, Zimbabwe’s Independence Day among others.
Bob Marley not only brought a revolutionary change in music but also in the way music can be used for the society.
Here We Give You A Collection Of Bob Marley’s Greatest Quotes:
Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. 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.”
“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.”
“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
“If you get down and quarrel every day, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.”