A selection of some of Bob's Most memorable quotes.
man gotta right to decide his own destiny."
facts, an' t'ings an t'ings: dem's all a lotta fockin' bullshit. Hear me! Dere
is no truth but de one truth, an' that is the truth of Jah Rastafari."
"I don't stand for the black man's side, I don' t stand for the
white man's side. I stand for God's side."
"Facts an' facts,
an' t'ings an t'ings: dem's all a lotta fockin' bullshit. Hear me! Dere is no
truth but de one"
"don´t forget yor history nor your destiny."
"in the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty."
"the harder the battle the sweet of jah victory."
"open your eyes & look within, are you satisfied with the life you´reliving."
"in this great future you can`t forget your past."
"If you get down and quarell everyday, you're saying prayers to the
devil, I say."
"Just can't live that negative way...make
way for the positive day!"
"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 sigularity 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."
"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!"
"People want to listen to a message,
word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader.
Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people."
"Until the philosophy which hold one race superior and another
inferior is finally discredited and abandoned...WAR! So that is prophecy,
and everyone know that is truth. And it came out of the mouth of Rastafari."
"The first thing you must know about me is that I always stand
what I stand for. Good? The second thing you must know about yourself listening
to me is that words are tricky. So when you know what me a stand for, when me
explain a thing to you, you must never try to look 'pon it in a different way
from what me a stand for."
"Me only have one ambition,
y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind
live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all."
"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our
"The good times of today, are the sad thoughts
"You can fool some people sometimes, but
you can't fool all the people all the time."
gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold..."
"When the race gets hard to run. It means you just can't take the
"Rise O fallen fighters, rise and take your stance
again, He who fight and run away, Live to fight another day"
"The power of philosophy floats through my head, Light like a feather, Heavy