Best Jamaica Quotes : Jamaica Sayings In Life

These Jamaica quotes will inspire you. Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Jamaica quotes, Jamaica sayings, and Jamaica proverbs.

Famous Jamaica Quotes

  1. “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.” ~ Ziggy Marley
  2. “Last time I was in Jamaica I financed a teacher to teach in an orphanage.” ~ Ziggy Marley
  3. “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.” ~ Ziggy Marley , Jamaica quotes travel
  4. “Jamaica has problems; America has problems; everywhere has problems.” ~ Ziggy Marley

  5. “I’m not an American, Do they count the votes in America? I haven’t voted in Jamaica either.” ~ Ziggy Marley
  6. “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.” ~ Ziggy Marley
  7. “I knew that Jamaica Inn was going to make me a star.” ~ Maureen O’Hara
  8. “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!” ~ Jeremy Northam
  9. “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.” ~ Bob Marley

  10. “With my first pay cheque, I sent my parents to Jamaica, so they actually got passports! They’re pretty grounded; it wasn’t until they saw the trailer for ‘Battleship’ that they were like, ‘Ooh, this is a big movie, isn’t it?” ~ Brooklyn Decker
  11. “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.” ~ Bob Marley
  12. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ~ Bob Marley
  13. “Love the life you live. live the life you love.” ~ Bob Marley
  14. “I would be lying if I didn’t say that the most inspirational place for me is Jamaica.” ~ Kreesha Turner

  15. “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.” ~ Portia Simpson-Miller
  16. “Don’t you complicate your mind
    Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy.” ~ Bob Marley
  17. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” ~ Bob Marley
  18. “In Jamaica, you learn as a child how to roll a joint. Everyone here has tried it. I did too” ~ Usain Bolt
  19. “My relationship with everyone in Jamaica is good.” ~ Usain Bolt

  20. “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” ~ Bob Marley
  21. “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.” ~ Bob Marley , Jamaica quotes love
  22. “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
  23. “Jamaica’s probably the most dominant island as far as influence goes, as far as music and dancing and culture.” ~ Joey Badass

  24. “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.” ~ Ziggy Marley
  25. “Being born in Jamaica, race was never an issue. It was always about the type of person I wanted to be, not the color of my skin.” ~ Tessanne Chin
  26. “Jamaican music can be aggressive, soulful, smooth and exciting all at once – just like hip-hop. At the same time, there’s nothing like Jamaica in the United States. Jamaica is its own thing.” ~ Nas
  27. “If the black man is feeble and not important to the existing races, not on a parity with the best race, the black man must serve, and be exterminated. But if the black man carries in his bosom an indispensable element of a new and coming civilization; for the sake of that element, no wrong nor strength nor circumstance can hurt him: he will survive and play his part. So now, the arrival in the world of such men as Toussaint, and the Haytian heroes, or of the leaders of their race in Barbados and Jamaica, outweighs in good omen all the English and American humanity.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. “I went to Jamaica for six months, and in Jamaica, there was a lot of stillness.” ~ Lauryn Hill

  29. “Come back, come back, back to Jamaica
    Don’t you know we made a big mistake
    We would be so sad if you told us goodbye
    And we promise not to shoot you out of the sky!” ~ Jimmy Buffett
  30. “Jamaica is just one of those places that has so many stimulating factors in everyday existence. It definitely feeds me, my creativity, and my soul in so many ways.” ~ Kreesha Turner
  31. “I grew up with coconuts as the main flavor in food in Jamaica. It’s part of our culture.” ~ Ziggy Marley
  32. “In Jamaica, you’re never very far away from people who don’t have very much, and in Wilmette, pretty much everybody had a lot.” ~ Peter Blair Henry
  33. “Jamaica has the best coffee, the best sugar, the best ginger, and some of the best cocoa in the world.” ~ Chris Blackwell

  34. “I can’t really live outside Jamaica. I can be away, but only for a while.” ~ Usain Bolt
  35. “CAN’T TAN PON IT LONG…..NAW EAT NO YAM…NO STEAM FISH….NOR NO GREEN BANANA BUT DOWN IN JAMAICA WE GIVE IT TO YOU HOT LIKE A SAUNA.” ~ Sean Paul
  36. “Politics is tricky, especially in Jamaica. There are two parties, Jamaica Labour Party and People’s National Party, and if I went for one, I would upset supporters of the other. I stay as far from politics as I can.” ~ Usain Bolt
  37. “Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.” ~ Bob Marley

  38. “Bob Marley performed the ‘One Love Peace’ concert in Jamaica with the two different warring political sides. There’s always been that in black music and culture in general. It’s no surprise because black music is such a reflection of what’s going on in black life. It’s not unusual for hip-hop.” ~ Mos Def
  39. “Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.” ~ Bob Marley
  40. “My timing’s a little off. But I’m about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August.” ~ David Ortiz
  41. “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

  42. “So in Jamaica, it is the aim of everybody to talk English, act English and look English. And that last specification is where the greatest difficulties arise. It is not so difficult to put a coat of European culture over African culture, but it is next to impossible to lay a European face over an African face in the same generation.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston
  43. “To avoid the consequences of posterity the mulattos give the blacks a first-class letting alone. There is a frantic stampede white-ward to escape from Jamaica’s black mass.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston
  44. “As a little girl growing up in Southside Jamaica Queens if anyone would’ve told me I’d have my own perfume one day, and be able to inspire young black girls everywhere, to go into Macy’s or Nordstrom’s and see their face staring back at them – I wouldn’t believe them.” ~ Nicki Minaj
  45. “The very best place to be in all the world is St. Mary’s parish, Jamaica. And the best spot in St. Mary’s is Port Maria, though all of St. Mary’s is fine. Old Maker put himself to a lot of trouble to make that part of the island of Jamaica, for everything there is perfect.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston
  46. “In Jamaica, we eradicated polio many years ago, but there are a lot of kids suffering in Africa still.” ~ Ziggy Marley

  47. “The rest of the Third World people are seeing, that the country can make a real change. No changing or trading one master for another. The only real change would be to socialize the means of production and this is what’s happening in Jamaica.” ~ Huey Newton
  48. “There is a very strong socialist movement in Jamaica. I was in Jamaica years ago. All the talk, all day they talk politics. The literacy rate is very low. Everyone is so interested in politics, more than those who can read in the United States.” ~ Huey Newton
  49. “Jamaica is kind of similar to Miami, but to go from there to Miami, and then Miami to L.A., it’s crazy.” ~ Sean Kingston
  50. “….the popular music of Jamaica, the music of the people, is an essentially experiential music, not merely in the sense that the people experience the music, but also in the sense that the music is true to the historical experience, that the music reflects the historical experience. It is the spiritual expression of the historical experience of the Afro-Jamaican.” ~ Linton Kwesi Johnson
  51. “I slept in the bedroom used by Sabine Baring-Goulds wife when I was researching The Moor, and later the Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor.” ~ Laurie R. King

  52. “My family were from Jamaica.” ~ Diane Abbott
  53. “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.” ~ DJ Khaled
  54. “I’ve been in Africa, America, moving around a lot. It’s helped me to open up my mind. I was born in Jamaica; I’ve lived all my life there and got all I could from Jamaica. But I needed to be somewhere else to grow.” ~ Ziggy Marley
  55. “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.” ~ Edward Seaga

  56. “I went back to Jamaica after living in New York and started to work on experimental stuff and basically I grew as a filmmaker. I went to film school; I was a PA on a lot of projects and I worked so hard, you know, you’re young and I learned from different mentors. And luck put me in the position to work with amazing people. One of my mentors by the name of Little X, who took me under his wing after I came out of film school and moved to New York. I worked in videos for Jay-Z, Pharrell to Busta Rhymes and Wyclef. I quickly realized how much I wanted to make films instead of music videos.” ~ Storm Saulter
  57. “Being a military child, we moved a lot and we developed different vernaculars from moving from the south, to the Midwest, and seeing the world. Going from New York to California and from Jamaica Queens to the South, I was always the new kid, or had the army crew haircut. I expected people to pick up on me. My brother kinda stole all of my old jokes. He got his inspiration from me.” ~ Joe Torry
  58. “I write songs on a universal basis. I was born out of the earth of Jamaica which I consider to be a part of Atlantis, the sunk continent, but that’s my thing. But I write songs on a universal basis, not like Jamaican songs.” ~ Jimmy Cliff
  59. “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.” ~ Snoop Dogg
  60. “Growing up in Jamaica, the Pentecostal church wasn’t that fiery thing you might think. It was very British, very proper. Hymns. No dancing. Very quiet. Very fundamental.” ~ Grace Jones

  61. “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.” ~ Ziggy Marley
  62. “Witch Baby wanted to ask Ping how to find her Jah-Love angel. She knew Raphael was not him, even though Raphael had the right eyes and smile and name. She knew how he looked–the angel in her dream–but she didn’t know how to find him. Should she roller-skate through the streets in the evenings when the streetlights flicker on? Should she stow away to Jamaica on a cruise ship and search for him in the rain forests and along the beaches? Would he come to her? Was he waiting, dreaming of her in the same way she waited and dreamed?” ~ Francesca Lia Block
  63. “I’m the national champion of Jamaica now, I go into the Olympics like this.” ~ Yohan Blake

  64. “I want to deal with somebody who comes from another country to the United States and has a family that comes. I don’t care if it’s a black family from Jamaica or a Hispanic family from Mexico. These issues need to be dealt with, but they need to be dealt with in an entertaining way.” ~ Harvey Weinstein
  65. “Countries like Jamaica do not have a random program, so they can go months without being tested. I’m not saying anyone is on anything, but everyone needs to be on a level playing field.” ~ Carl Lewis

Jamaica is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean. Jamaica has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests, and reef-lined beaches.

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