Whether you’re a weed smoker or not, Bob Marley has to be one of the most influential people of the 20th century, both as a musician and as a spiritually-centered person. For him, both music and ‘the herb’, as he liked to call weed, were an intrinsic part of his adult life, as was his strong connection to Rastafarianism. Out of his life, music career, and spiritual connections came some some pretty inspirational Bob Marley quotes, many of which centered around the differences between marijuana and alcohol. Other quotes that people love often come from his lyrics.
5 Best Bob Marley Quotes about Weed:
“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.”
This is a quote that has a truth that really needs to be experienced by the individual, though it might not be necessary to smoke weed to get the same effect, which is good news for those who prefer edibles.
“Alcohol make you drunk, man. It don’t make you meditate, it just make you drunk. Herb is more a consciousness.”
Here is several hundred ounces of truth, right here. The science and statistics back up Marley’s statement, too, as you don’t hear talk of anyone being violent after smoking weed. Alcohol, though, is another story. Just ask anyone in a 12-step program, having to deal with a parent’s—or their own—alcohol addiction issues.
“The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.”
To Marley, anything that was not truly righteous, spiritual, etc, was, essentially the “system,” or “Babylon.” Given the strong propaganda against marijuana by many world governments, not just the US, this statement from Marley rings true with a lot of rebellious types, both past and present. Weed has the ability to open your mind and change your perceptions in such a way that you can’t really be controlled, and control is what the “rulers of Babylon” want most. In short, consuming weed is one of the best ways to stick it to “the Man,” as it were.
“Herb is the healing of a nation. Alcohol is the destruction.”
Given recent research results into the helpful effects of weed, and the destructive effects of alcohol, Bob Marley quotes here couldn’t be closer to the truth. You’re welcome.
“The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.”
Depending on how you define the word “race” here, it could most easily be applied to the current “rat race” of a 9-5 job. Interesting thing is, many people are discovering that the old way of defining career success is wearing thin, and they’re choosing telecommuting and the “gig economy” (just for examples) to carve out their own “success niche” for themselves.
It’s kind of interesting how this very spiritual quote from Marley echoes a lot of Eastern traditions as well, so ya gotta give serious props to Marley for echoing the golden thread of truth that runs through many religions, despite the dogma that clouds people’s perceptions. Perhaps a few tokes of weed can help clear those misconceptions, huh?
Bob Marley’s life, unfortunately, was cut short by cancer in 1981. His wisdom, music and spiritual philosophy were so powerful, though, that they live on in everyone’s minds. That, peeps, is how you can tell Big Truth from the smaller truths that are more personal. The Big Truths live on, and are essentially immortal, because they resonate with anyone with an open mind, heart and consciousness, which many have been able to achieve, by way of the sacrament known as marijuana.
You definitely can’t get that kind of awareness from a rum and Coke.