Rita Marley Quotes
Bob was chosen by my record company to help with my vocals, and our relationship developed through the music.
It's a natural thing, Jamaican men have a thing where they want more than one woman, and more than one pickney.
I suffered years of criticism. But there was a point in my life where I had to stand up and say: 'I don't care what anybody says about me. I have to stand up for my family, for the four children I had with Bob and the eight he had with other women.'
After a stage in our marriage, me and Bob had passed being husband and wife... We came to be brother and sister and I had to accept his other sweethearts and the children they gave him.
It was a dream of Bob Marley and it is a dream of the family to bury him in Ethiopia.
Love is the main ingredient. If you don't love, you can't love, you can't do good things.
We might find someone one day to do what he was doing musically, but there is only one Bob. His spirit has spread across the world.
I have heard people giving different testimonies about what the music has done for them, for their children, for their life, for their marriages. It's a strength to people.
You listen to 'One Love,' you have to rock your head. You have to do something. It moves you. You cannot refuse it.
To me, Bob was more than a superstar but it's good people get an idea of the real man.
Bob felt everything that happened around him, and he put that reality into his music. And those things are still happening, which is why his music endures. It is music that still has meaning in people's lives. And you can dance to it.
Not one child should be denied food nor water. Not one child should suffer.
My husband believed 'the herb' was a natural and positive part of life, and he felt it was important to the world.
I'm touring right now and you'd be surprised to see all of the kids that come to the concerts just to see Rita Marley because it's Bob Marley's wife. I might do three or four of Bob's songs in my repertoire and they go crazy.
Bob's music has always conveyed a message of hope, unity and love.
As Bob Marley says, 'We must carry on.' So he has left us a legacy of music to carry on for generations and generations into generations.
When Bob goes into the studio, he didn't just say, 'I'm going to do one album by itself.' No, we always had leftovers and some that were what you'd call rejects, we have those too.
I must make my own way, and when I'm into things is when I do them best. If I'm not ready to perform and I do anyway, it's like feeding the people poison.
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