Music is a science, it heals depression, it awakens, most people don't know, they just take music for an entertainment, something to dance to, and enjoy yourself and you go to bed and forget it tomorrow, music must never be forgotten, it's like a fountain that keeps on flowing— Peter Tosh
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In the beginning there was the word. The word was Jah. The word is in I, Jah is in I. I make what is good, better, and what is better, best. I follow this in every aspect of life.
My philosophy is: if you don't bear a cross, you can't wear a crown so you gotta go through some form of humiliation to reach tribulation.
I've got to pick myself up Dust myself off And start all over again.
There are lots of imposters in this earth, and to very first there always comes a second, to every reality there always come a fantasy, and the fantasy wants to come and live the life of the reality
Soon the earth will tilt on its axis and begin to dance to the reggae beat to the accompaniment of earthquake. And who can resist the dance of the earthquake, mon?
My songs is hard stuff which politicians don't want on them radio station because they still want people to live in ignorancy.
I don't need no peace. I need equal rights and justice.
I do nothing I regret, man, because I try to do nothing abominable.
As long as there is not an abomination, there is nothing to regret, you understand?
Legalize it, and I will advertise it.
It takes a lot of physical and spiritual energy to balance on one wheel. Seen?
I mean the flesh, never fade! The flesh never leave the creation, see, because with that divine spirit the flesh cannot fade. If the spirit is weak then the flesh fade, seen?
Reggae must be lived, not played. It is a lifebeat everytime, mon
I feel good to know that they recognize the potential of reggae music.
And they are exposing it to the world, letting the world hear how beautiful reggae music can be.
I man don't come red, I come Black
People are beginning to recognize reggae music, and know it's a very powerful music, and researchers have been researching and coming up with reports that it's a great music, a healing music
I want to have complete control over every media so that when I make my record I put on it what I want to put on it. Not what society wants me to put on it.
I'm on my way to happiness, where I can find some peace and rest.
If I wasn't a singer, I'd be a bloodclaat revolutionary.
I travel the garden of music, thru inspiration. It's a large, very large garden, seen?
I don't have to say I'm going to make a song.
A song is always there. I just have to open my mouth and a song comes out.
I don't owe no one no obligation, and no one owe me none so every 'ting is fine.
It is only the TRUTH that can make a man FREE, it is only the TRUTH that can make a man LIVE.
To have the truth in your possession you can be found guilty, sentenced to death.
When I play for the people, every time I play for my audience they are hypnotized, seen. These guys know the potential of the music.
Because everyone who try a-go to church, and they were trying to teach but they weren't teaching, they was brainwashing. Since I would never call that teaching.
Everyone's trying to reach the top. Tell me how far is it from the bottom.
If the music does not penetrate the heart, the soul, the mind, and the body.
.. Then you ain't gon' feel it.
I am good. I live good. I think good. I don't have to feel good to be good, I take my goodness wherever I go.
What the Rastaman represents is positivity.
Some goin' east; and-a some goin' west, Some stand aside to try their best. Some livin' big, but the most is livin' small. They just can't even find no food at all.
Are some flowers more beautiful than others? The garden is beautiful.
Do I prefer brother over brother? Comparisons are part of this political world. Where there is one, there is no conflict. Where there is two or more, there is conflict. Two is the devil. Conflict begin with the devil. We count 0 to 1, then back to 0. It is a circle.
I don't think the label cares about an album... People just want their number-one record.
How old is the sun? Sun not temporary, not chronological.
There is the terra-celestial and the celestial. I am celestial, mon. I am here, there and everywhere. I live among men so I must adjust myself. When I go to other planet, I must adjust myself there, too, mon.
I am not a politician... I only suffer the consequences.
Peace is a certificate you get in the grave.
You can get through everything and cast a laugh and sing/you can do anything that you want to.
To be coordinated with the power of balance, your mind and your temple must be running parallel.
And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity.
One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.