Damian Marley Quotes That Will Change Your Life

Damian Marley Quotes: Read Damian Marley quotes on life, music, and marijuana, and learn more about the reggae artist and son of Bob Marley. Here are some of the best Damian Marley quotes that will inspire you to stay positive and keep pushing forward.

Damian Marley Quotes

“You always have a choice of how you react to things.” — Damian Marley

“Our culture is about what we take for granted, not what we do naturally. We start taking things for granted and that’s when we become stagnant.” — Damian Marley

“My mother was a teacher, so she intellectually educated us, but my father was more like an artist.” — Damian Marley

“I don’t pay attention to any headlines. Even when I watch the news, even if it’s a big story, it doesn’t really matter to me. I don’t listen to music that’s from the news.” — Damian Marley

“When you don’t want to live any other way that you’re living, then everything is possible.” — Damian Marley

“It doesn’t matter how famous you are. It only matters how good or bad you are at your craft as an artist. You can be famous and still be good at something artistic, but you can’t be good at everything. That’s what causes a lot of artists to burn out.” — Damian Marley

“I feel like that’s the biggest thing that you have to do as an artist, is to work yourself out of a place where people don’t want to see anymore.” — Damian Marley

“Slow down and enjoy your own company. It’s better to go slower than fast with somebody else. If you go slow with somebody else, you’re always waiting on them. But if you go slowly by yourself, you know how to enjoy it.” — Damian Marley

“When you have a huge audience that comes to see your shows, some of them will be good and some will be bad. And you’re going to learn from both experiences.” — Damian Marley

“You can’t find out who your true friends are until the money is gone. And there’s always a time in your life when you lose money.” — Damian Marley

“If you have something that’s meant to be, it will happen. So try not to chase anything, stay the course and things will work out the way they’re supposed to.” — Damian Marley

“I’m a very religious man. I don’t believe in organized religion but in organized spirituality. I think spirituality is more real than religion because we have science to teach us many things. But that doesn’t negate the spiritual world.” — Damian Marley

“I always tell people there’s a light at the end of every tunnel. There’s always going to be better and there’s always going to be another way out of every situation.” — Damian Marley

“When you’re completely happy with yourself, when you are comfortable in your own skin, when your ego is not in the way, everything else falls into place. That’s what real happiness is all about.” — Damian Marley

“I’m not the type of person to be jealous of people who are more famous than I am. I’m more interested in how good they are at their craft.” — Damian Marley

“I try to live my life very carefully and how I want to live my life. I don’t think that just because you’re rich, you have to buy things, drive a fancy car, or do anything like that. I think you have to be true to what you are. ” — Damian Marley

“If you have an opportunity to help someone, always try to help them.” — Damian Marley

“I didn’t really know who Bob was when I first met him. I knew he was a famous musician and that people loved his music and message. But I didn’t really listen to it until after we started working together.” — Damian Marley

“We don’t have to believe in just the physical part of life. There’s more to life than that.” — Damian Marley

“My father is my hero, but he didn’t influence my decision to become a musician. What he did do was inspire me to be the best human being I can.” — Damian Marley

“Respect yourself and learn how to love yourself and know that you’re exceptional in this world.” — Damian Marley

“I’m not an atheist or an agnostic. I have no idea if there’s a god or not, but I’m still spiritual.” — Damian Marley

“There’s a lot of poverty in Jamaica that could be avoided, and I feel like music can help that. It’s one of the main ways to help.” — Damian Marley

“My grandfather was a Rastafarian, and I was taught about African culture growing up. In school, I just saw history through colonial eyes. I started to realize that it was more than that.” — Damian Marley

“I respect Queen Elizabeth. My grandmother used to work there. She said she had never seen a queen who worked so hard.” — Damian Marley

“My grandmother raised me, and I saw how hard she worked to care for the family, buy food and get the things we needed. It hurt me to see her working like that.” — Damian Marley

“I wanted to be a doctor, but I was always in trouble with school. I ended up going to jail and then got kicked out of school. Music saved my life. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.” — Damian Marley

“These are all my favorite songs and the ones I’ve written over the last year. This is the fourth album of my new stage in life. It’s called ‘Welcome To Jamrock.’ I feel like it’s a new chapter.” — Damian Marley

“When you make music, the better you get. You learn how to play instruments and then you start playing in bands. Next thing you know, you’re recording with people like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh or other legends in Jamaican music.” — Damian Marley

“As a kid, I always wanted to make myself known in the music business. I started playing instruments and writing songs. I did a lot of things that most kids don’t do. I hustled for everything, and luckily enough, I got somewhere.” — Damian Marley

“No matter what you do, people will follow you. No matter how good or bad you are, people will follow you. There’s no way around it.” — Damian Marley

“I started building my own studio in 2006 in Jamaica. It was just the engineer and me there by myself. We cut all the records here. I did the mixing myself. I didn’t use any machines. I did everything by hand. And I kept working harder and harder.” — Damian Marley

“I try to take my inspiration from people who always inspired me, like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Sly and Robbie, Dennis Brown, my father, Don Carlos…The music of these people will always inspire me.” — Damian Marley

“I write in a style that’s very personal to me. It’s not Rasta or anything like that. It’s just music for me. The way I live my life is my inspiration. It’s the things that make me feel like a human being.” — Damian Marley

“My father picked up the guitar, and he used to sing in his own style. He played the guitar, and he was good at it.” — Damian Marley

“A lot of people don’t recognize the talent of a person because they don’t understand that they have the gift of an artist.” — Damian Marley

“Music is powerful. Music is what gives life to a person. It’s the rhythm. It’s the heartbeat.” — Damian Marley

“Music is one of the greatest gifts you can give people and I feel as if music has saved my life.” — Damian Marley

Damian Marley Patience Quotes

“When you’re born in a place like Jamaica, you can’t be anything but born with a gift. Music is a gift to us. Our music comes from the heart. It’s not just something that we pick up and play.” — Damian Marley

“The most important thing to me is my family, my wife, and my kids, and everybody else in my family.” — Damian Marley

“I’m not always trying to please people that don’t necessarily understand what I’m doing. And even if I did try, I couldn’t do something for somebody else they don’t like. So I do what I want to do, and if people like it, that’s great.” — Damian Marley

“I just really try to make music that sounds good. I’m not really trying to make music for a specific market or type of person.” — Damian Marley

“The music industry is very confusing, especially when you’re new. But you’ve got to know who you are and what you’re trying to do. Otherwise, you can get lost.” — Damian Marley

“Regardless of how many fans you have, there’s always going to be somebody who doesn’t like what you do. So I do what I do and if people like it, that’s fine. That’s great. And if they don’t, it is what it is.” — Damian Marley

“I’m the type of artist where I’m going to make the best music that I can make. And if people like it, then they like it. If not, that’s great, whoever it is, whatever it is that you like. So I do what I do.” — Damian Marley

“I don’t work too hard to blow people away or get them to like me. It’s hard to make music people can take seriously and feel good listening to. If they like it, then that’s great and if not, that’s cool too. It is what it is.” — Damian Marley

“There are many things in music these days: the money, the business. There’s a lot of greed going on. But I’m not really focused on that. I’m more into making good music.” — Damian Marley

“My album is inspired by my day-to-day life and everything that I do in my life… And the ideas that I have written down in a notebook, which is very common with me.” — Damian Marley

“I think it’s important for artists to make real music and not about anything. Just about life and the things that people go through. I think that’s important because if people were just to hear me talking about myself, they would not relate to me or my music.” — Damian Marley

“A lot of artists these days are trying to be famous. But I think it’s more important to be a good person and make music that people like.” — Damian Marley

“I want to be real with my music. I’m not trying to make music sound like something it’s not. I’m just trying to make music that people feel good listening to. I’m not trying to get on the radio. I’m not really trying to impress anybody. I’m just trying to make good music.” — Damian Marley

“If you get on the radio, then something must be wrong. If people like you, there’s something wrong. Music is about real life and real-life matters.” — Damian Marley

“James Carter is a good friend, and I respect him very much. I was in a car accident with him many years ago when we were both on tour. He’s a good friend of mine.” — Damian Marley

“Praise Jah, give thanks and worship. Praise Jah, worship Jah. Praise Jah, give thanks and praise.” — Damian Marley

“I believe in God. And I believe that God is within us all. Whether you believe it or not, it’s just a matter of how deep you can dig.” — Damian Marley

“You have to pray for guidance and everything else because, without guidance, you will lose your way. You need God in your life, too.” — Damian Marley

“I’m still happy because I’m doing what I love to do, and the money is just a little biscuit on top of the cake. It’s not important.” — Damian Marley

“We’re showing people that there’s more than just one side of a coin. We’re trying to show the lighter side of things.” — Damian Marley

“The way (my father) used to expose me to his friends and brothers. I think that was like my kindergarten class.” — Damian Marley

“When I was younger, my father would send me out in the streets with a sound system and it was sort of like a test. To see if I would come back with it. Of course, I always did.” — Damian Marley

“When you want to make a great album, don’t worry about the singles. That’s what we’ve done with this one.” — Damian Marley

Damian Marley Inspirational Quotes

“I think the people who understand our music are really cool people. They’re people who like to take things slow and understand why it’s there.” — Damian Marley

“The person who will change the world will be the person who is brave enough to see that their way is not necessarily everyone else’s way. The person who is brave enough to see that their way is not right.” — Damian Marley

“I think people need a release from the problems they have in their life. The struggles that we all have in life are what make us human. But you have to find a release within yourself. Music is the way for me to find that release, and I think it’s important for all people to feel free within themselves.” — Damian Marley

“A lot of people don’t recognize a person’s talent because they don’t understand that they have the gift of an artist. They need to be taught how to use those talents.” — Damian Marley

“A lot of the things that I’ve learned in my life have been through making music. It’s a whole world of its own.” — Damian Marley

“I think the people who understand our music are really cool people. They like to take things slow and understand why it’s there. I think that sometimes in today’s society, you have to force people to understand what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. But that’s not the right way.” — Damian Marley

“I have a couple of older brothers who are real musical geniuses. I grew up in Kingston, Jamaica, in a musical family. Music was all around us and so it wasn’t like choosing music. It was just part of the family.” — Damian Marley

“I’ve never had any formal training of how to play. I know what my father told me when I was a child. It was just showing you the right way and that’s all you needed. The rest you pick up as you go.” — Damian Marley

“I’ve always been a spiritual person. When I was younger, my father would send me out in the streets with a sound system; it was sort of like a test. To see if I would come back with it.” — Damian Marley

“The victory’s found in truth, like innocence found in youth Self-defeat is your own dispute. ” — Damian Marley

“I don’t like to do things that are not in my blood and music is something that I know I came from. It’s the way I define myself.” — Damian Marley

“The thing about music is that it’s a way of expressing yourself but, at the same time, it’s also a way of seeing how other people express themselves.” — Damian Marley

“Music has always been my passion. I’ve been playing at a very young age since I was born.” — Damian Marley

“I think my mother was the best teacher to know how to play the drums. She taught me everything I know and I owe her a lot.” — Damian Marley

“I’m currently working on new material and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” — Damian Marley

“My mother is one of the most creative people that I’ve met in my life. She doesn’t say she can do something and not do it. She doesn’t promise you that she’s going to be there, and then not be there.” — Damian Marley

“Most of the time in the studio, I don’t get any lyrics ready. Maybe I’ll hear a beat and then start singing something. It’s amazing the amount of stuff that you can come up with without overthinking.” — Damian Marley

“My relationship with my father is where I get most of my inspiration. The way he used to expose me to his friends and brothers, I think that was like my kindergarten class.” — Damian Marley

“When I make a new album, I want people to feel like they’re having a great time. I want them to dance, laugh and smile. That’s what music is all about. That’s what it should be about.” — Damian Marley

“In my repertory, I have a lot of songs that I wrote when I was younger, like early teenage years. Back then, it seemed so beautiful because you’re not thinking about anything.” — Damian Marley

“There comes a time when you must know what’s going on in your life. And that’s why I write my lyrics every time I do it. It’s about knowing where you’re at and what kind of problem you’re facing.” — Damian Marley