It's hard to say a favorite song of my father's. I listen to all his stuff - a lot of the old stuff before the '70s.
— Ziggy Marley
I don't chase what I hear on the radio. I try not to compete with anybody.
The African-American community still needs to come together as one and stand up for rights of the people and of what's happening in their culture, their community.
I think God surrounds us, in all different manifestations of the energy.
My father and I had a really good relationship. We're cool. I am not trying to outdo him or anything like that.
My whole family is spiritual. My grandmother, grand aunt, cousins, they're all preachers and pastors. Spirituality is a part of my family, from generations ago.
My father's songs don't intimidate me; my father's songs are my songs. My songs are his songs. There's no intimidation.
Love is cheering and sharing and compassion and giving and receiving. Love is an action thing more than a word thing, that brings comfort or joy or relief to anyone or anything.
Reggae has a philosophy, you know? It's not just entertainment. There's an idea behind it, a way of life behind the music, which is a positive way of life, which is a progressive way of life for better people.
I don't fight creativity. I don't fight against not being creative. If I'm not being creative, I'm not forcing it.
Music is a unifying force.
I don't like to do things for any other reason than it happens spontaneously or there's something that makes it happen naturally. I don't like putting down too many plans and trying to do a strategy to get a certain response or a certain effect.
Running is a part of my medicine. It's what helps relieve my stress, and it's what helps me get away from the concerns of business and anything else that's going on in my life that I need to escape from at times - to find who I am. Running really helps me with that.
As a viewer, I love watching movies. There has to be an emotional connection.
I think the people should have a right to boycott whoever they want to boycott without the government making them into criminals and try to protect corporations from people. They should protect people from corporations.
I'm not a slave to the recording industry. I have the freedom to make an album that I want to make and do it the way I want.
The roots of my music start from the ghetto.
I'm a big reader. My kids love reading, and I think it's important, not just for development but for bonding. You start reading to kids before they can even understand what you're saying to them, so I look at it as a fundamental tool for connection.
'Master Blaster,' by Stevie Wonder, is up-tempo and fun, like Stevie himself. Stevie's always making jokes; he really knows how to put people at ease. He's one of my inspirations, as a musician and a person.
My best business decision was to be independent as a musician and artist. My worst was compromising on certain aspects of a deal for the sake of other members of my group when I shouldn't have, because I was right in the end.
I think parents today are looking for meaningful things for their kid. It's about feeding them something with meaning.
Alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceutical drugs are legal, but they can hurt a lot of people.
My father speaks for himself, through his music.
Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.
I have a satellite radio show called 'The Legends of Reggae.' It's a cool way to branch out and do other things. I'm paying respect to the legends of reggae.
My father loved all different types of music. He wasn't a snob. He wasn't a purist.
If African countries can unite and pull resources together, then that will be the best thing we could ever do for the problems in Africa including AIDS.
I am a leader, so leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got heat; Bob Marley got heat; Miles Davis got heat. Every great artist got heat. Heat means you're doing something right.
I'm inspired to do music. I really can't stop unless I stop being inspired.
I love running in nature. I don't like running on the streets, I don't like running in the city, I don't like running on the concrete. I love running in nature, so Jamaica provides a lot of that for me.
It's natural that anyone is compared to their father.
Children are the world's future, and we need to take care of them like we would any precious resource.
The revolution will come from the people and the willingness to work towards something better, to fight for a better living.
I want the people who listen to my music to feel the feeling that I feel, to cry the cry that I cry - justice. I want them to feel in their hearts the need for justice.
Sometimes my mistakes turn into interesting music because I do things that aren't supposed to be done.
'She Wolf,' by Shakira, makes you want to let go of your inhibitions and jam.
My father's music gives hope to people and also inspires them to break the bonds of injustice and to be positive in life. I've seen that everywhere I go, especially in poor countries and poor neighborhoods.
Screaming, it's not me. I tried it before! Action is more my thing. Not talking. It's hard for me to have word fights, fighting with words. I'd rather just listen.
I was 12 when my father passed, so I didn't have a father during my teenage years.
The idea of who my father is to me is very different than who he is to you, or to the rest of the world.
Love is a positive effect. Love can never have a negative effect, only a positive effect.
Hemp is a part of the cannabis plant, and it is very useful.
Even if I wasn't in music, even if my father was a carpenter, some guy in Jamaica would go 'You're just like Bob. You're just like your father.' That happens in Jamaica all the time.
I don't believe in other people's ideas. I have my own ideas.
People treat you according to your energy or what you put out there, so what I put out there is very open. I'm not paranoid or scared, I'm open. That's how I treat people, with respect and speak truthfully.
I run four times a week. And I don't count miles - I don't do that. I don't care about that. I care about how I feel, and I run according to how I feel.
Fitness has always been one of the top priorities in my life because that's the way I grew up, with soccer being the sport of choice.
People love me everywhere I go.
I have found that children are the most open-minded of all my audiences. They are not set in their ways. They are open to ideas.
The people don't run the system; the people are victims of the system. The people choose the leaders thinking that they will help them. But when they turn around, there is no help.