quote by Bob Marley

Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated. The singularity of every man and woman is Jah's gift. What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth.

— Bob Marley

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Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated.


When people come to Jamaica, we don't want them to think about the problems of Jamaica. So let them come be in their paradise.

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In the United States, viewers don't get to see a lot of things we can show in other countries. We didn't get to show our naked Twister game from Wild On Jamaica, but we definitely filmed it.

My timing’s a little off. But I’m about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August.

I wouldn't be where I am, if not for Jamaica.

My formative years were here. I wouldn't have the confidence that I have if I wasn't born here, because growing up here I knew I could become anybody I wanted to become. There was no ceiling on top of me.


I started DJing soundclashes. I used to go to Jamaica a lot. I was like a hip-hop sound boy, where I took the dancehall culture and mixed it up with the hip-hop as well. I kept going, going, and I got real hot in the streets of Miami - you know, doing pirate radio - then ended up doing 99 Jamz, the big station out there.

Jamaica's probably the most dominant island as far as influence goes, as far as music and dancing and culture.

I'm a spiritual man and I've always felt connected to Rastafari.

I'm not a Rastafarian but I've got so much respect for the lifestyle and religion, and I'm so thankful I was able to meet some of the most influential Rastafarians during my Jamaica trip. They taught me so much and really helped me evolve into who I am today.

I actually had nuggets and mostly Asian food when I was at the Olympics.

But as soon as I got back to Jamaica, or when I was in London, I had a lot of wings. That was the first thing I asked for - "Hey, get me some wings."

Last time I was in Jamaica I financed a teacher to teach in an orphanage.


Technology has changed things, same as everywhere.

But the economy has changed drastically. When Jamaica first won independence, our dollar was stronger than the U.S. dollar. Now ours is about 90 to one. That's had a big impact on crime and poverty.

I read about this hotel that was great, down in the south of the island, not in a touristy area. I had no particular desire ever to go to Jamaica, but I thought, what the hell? Sounds nice. Let's go!

I knew that Jamaica Inn was going to make me a star.

I left Jamaica for a while, because as an artist I need to experience different things, see the world, have different energies. Living in one place is not good for me.

I'm not an American, Do they count the votes in America? I haven't voted in Jamaica either.


I've opened up more by traveling outside Jamaica.

It helps me to grow as a person to be outside of my element; to be on my own in a strange place meeting people.

Jamaica has problems; America has problems; everywhere has problems.

Jamaica is more than just the 'brand' the world recognizes so well;

it's a place of pride for the people who live here, its educational institutions, its sports achievements, its science and technology growth.

You know people exaggerate that all is wild in Jamaica.

I think that sometimes people fire a shot to try to make you nervous. They are not trying to hurt you.

For more than two decades, I repeatedly voiced the mantra that - situated as we are virtually on the coastline of the world's richest economy - Jamaica has no reason to be poor.


I wouldn't have become an engineer, I wouldn't have done what I did, had a hand not been held out to me. I have to remember who helped me when I needed help. The people of Jamaica helped me. I can't forget that. I would be ungrateful if I forgot.

What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah.

The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth.

Politicians need to stop the violence because it has become a way of life in Jamaica. It's the thing to do - be violent in Jamaica.

I can't really live outside Jamaica. I can be away, but only for a while.

Production of identity is a resistance element, an aggressive element.

Both a refusal and an affirmation and an assertion, and certainly, we in Jamaica were talking about black art. And the idea that there is a role for art in the civil rights revolution and in the successor to the civil rights revolution.


The best herb I smoke in Jamaica and Africa.

African - Rasclot! Them people cure it in a banana. In a banana skin. A green banana. They wrap it up in a banana so when you get it, it compressed and, I'll tell you, it great! Blood clot! In Nigeria and Ghana, love that herb! Good herb, mon.

One of the things we're trying to do more of is not just take money from corporate partnerships, but get more involved in the business side for when I retire. So Puma are going to make me an ambassador for life. I have a clothing line coming out. I am investing a lot in housing in Jamaica, buildings for rent.

In Jamaica, we eradicated polio many years ago, but there are a lot of kids suffering in Africa still.

Feb 6 1945 St. Ann, Jamaica, Daddy was born. I remember us celebrating one of his birthdays in Jamaica at 56 Hope Road with him, no big superstar party, just us kids, Mommy, some cake, few laughs and that was it. Even if he wasn't known to the world on Feb 6th I would still think of him and in my heart say Happy Birthday Daddy. Love.

I never did feel any pressure in Jamaica. You just someone, not nobody big.


In Jamaica, you learn as a child how to roll a joint. Everyone here has tried it. I did too

I'm the national champion of Jamaica now, I go into the Olympics like this.

Why couldn't there be even a western slasher, or why couldn't there be a serial killer in a kind of pirate buccaneer Caribbean, just someone that's just doing terrible, terrible things in the ports, the sexy ports of Jamaica during the Pirate Renaissance.

I grew up with coconuts as the main flavor in food in Jamaica. It's part of our culture.