Quotes Bob Marley
Redemption Song; the song was inspired by a speech by Marcus Garvey in Nova Scotia in October 1937, published in his Black Man magazine, Vol. 3, no. 10 (July 1938), pp. 7-11:
Variant: None but ourselves can free our minds.
Context: Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them can stop the time.
Disputed, No Woman, No Cry, from the album Natty Dread (1974)
Variant: The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
„Herb… herb is a plant, you know? And when me check it, me can't find no reason. All them say is, 'it make you rebel'. Against what?“
As recorded in filmed interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsfYAJ3dQyY&feature=player_embedded (1979) with Dylan Taite in Aotearoa, New Zealand
Context: All dese governments and dis this and that, these people that say they're here to help, why them say you cannot smoke the herb? Herb... herb is a plant, you know? And when me check it, me can't find no reason. All them say is, 'it make you rebel'. Against what?
Get Up, Stand Up, Burnin (1973), cowritten with Peter Tosh.
Source: Bob Marley - Legend