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Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley

Birthday: 17 October 1968, Kingston, Jamaica
Birth Name: David Marley
Height: 175 cm

Ziggy Marley was born on October 17, 1968 in Kingston, Jamaica as David Marley. He is married to Orly Marley. They have five children.

Ziggy Marley
Music is a unifying force. Music is a unifying force.
People love me everywhere I go. People love me everywhere I go.
It's very important that we instill some respect for the parents. In America especially, the kids ar Show more It's very important that we instill some respect for the parents. In America especially, the kids are unruly, screaming at Mommy and Daddy, running the show. Hide
My father was interested in bringing reggae music to the entire world. My father was interested in bringing reggae music to the entire world.
The Rastafari culture has a very strong connection to Haile Selassie, a descendant of King Solomon. The Rastafari culture has a very strong connection to Haile Selassie, a descendant of King Solomon.
Everyone will someday be judged for what they do, and Jah is the only judge. Everyone will someday be judged for what they do, and Jah is the only judge.
We believe in the almighty and we believe in God and that music is from God and we're inspired by Go Show more We believe in the almighty and we believe in God and that music is from God and we're inspired by God to give messages and ideas to people. Hide
Today, music is great for entertainment, but it is lacking soul; it's lacking substance, and it's di Show more Today, music is great for entertainment, but it is lacking soul; it's lacking substance, and it's difficult to find good stuff. There are too many corporate interests. It's not about the actual music because it's about the corporation, and music just becomes part of a package. Hide
Yoga is a great thing and meditation is also great to get connected to yourself more. Yoga is a great thing and meditation is also great to get connected to yourself more.
I try to make my music interesting to me first, then hopefully other people will find it interesting Show more I try to make my music interesting to me first, then hopefully other people will find it interesting, too. Hide
I love running in nature. I don't like running on the streets, I don't like running in the city, I d Show more 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. Hide
I don't like to do things for any other reason than it happens spontaneously or there's something th Show more 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. Hide
I'm a big reader. My kids love reading, and I think it's important, not just for development but for Show more 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. Hide
I want to be fulfilled in myself, rather than try to follow exactly in my father's footsteps. I want to be fulfilled in myself, rather than try to follow exactly in my father's footsteps.
My father and I had a really good relationship. We're cool. I am not trying to outdo him or anything Show more My father and I had a really good relationship. We're cool. I am not trying to outdo him or anything like that. Hide
The people who are teaching religion and not teaching love are missing the message. The people who are teaching religion and not teaching love are missing the message.
I don't care what you play, where you're from, who you produce. It depends on what you're doing when Show more I don't care what you play, where you're from, who you produce. It depends on what you're doing when you're with me. That's what counts. I don't pre-judge anything or anybody. Hide
Proud about my father? What am I most proud of? I think I'm proud of the legacy he left I think is w Show more Proud about my father? What am I most proud of? I think I'm proud of the legacy he left I think is what it is. He has left us so much. Hide
When people come to Jamaica, we don't want them to think about the problems of Jamaica. So let them Show more 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. Hide
I'm inspired to do music. I really can't stop unless I stop being inspired. I'm inspired to do music. I really can't stop unless I stop being inspired.
Jamaica has problems; America has problems; everywhere has problems. Jamaica has problems; America has problems; everywhere has problems.
No matter the bad things that happened in past time, let's try to live the best we can now. No matter the bad things that happened in past time, let's try to live the best we can now.
Nobody owns me or my music. Nobody owns me or my music.
It's natural that anyone is compared to their father. It's natural that anyone is compared to their father.
I prefer the country life. I live in Kingston, but there is lots of trees. I prefer the country life. I live in Kingston, but there is lots of trees.
Alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceutical drugs are legal, but they can hurt a lot of people. Alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceutical drugs are legal, but they can hurt a lot of people.
Screaming, it's not me. I tried it before! Action is more my thing. Not talking. It's hard for me to Show more 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. Hide
I like doing nothing, actually. Doing nothing is better thing when I am not working. I like doing nothing, actually. Doing nothing is better thing when I am not working.
I'm not so much into the beats. I'm more into the spiritual side of the music. I'm not so much into the beats. I'm more into the spiritual side of the music.
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 Show more 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. Hide
Fitness has always been one of the top priorities in my life because that's the way I grew up, with Show more 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. Hide
Each father wants their sons to be just like them, really. Each father wants their sons to be just like them, really.
Success to me does not mean money. Success to me does not mean money.
Growing up, music was an important part of my childhood. I see it being just as important in my chil Show more Growing up, music was an important part of my childhood. I see it being just as important in my children and all children's growth and development, and in a parent's connection with their children. Hide
My father, we bumped heads when I was younger, much younger... I had different ideas that I shared w Show more My father, we bumped heads when I was younger, much younger... I had different ideas that I shared with him. He didn't like them as much. He gets upset or whatever. I guess I had a strong opinion from when I was a little boy. Hide
I make music that I know that people will enjoy, and balance the ideas and philosophy that we put in Show more I make music that I know that people will enjoy, and balance the ideas and philosophy that we put in music with music that when we play it live, people can move to it and groove to it. Hide
It's that kind of in-born music thing - I could pick up the guitar and play something. It's not some Show more It's that kind of in-born music thing - I could pick up the guitar and play something. It's not something I consciously do. Hide
Even if I wasn't in music, even if my father was a carpenter, some guy in Jamaica would go 'You're j Show more 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. Hide
I don't think we should do anything that should make the people hate the American people more. I don't think we should do anything that should make the people hate the American people more.
I left Jamaica for a while, because as an artist I need to experience different things, see the worl Show more 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. Hide
I don't have to wait to realize the good old days. I don't have to wait to realize the good old days.
Social revolutions and group revolutions are good, and we need that, but we also need personal revol Show more Social revolutions and group revolutions are good, and we need that, but we also need personal revolution - revolution within ourselves that change who we are as people. Hide
I've spent a lot of time in America since Sept. 11, 2001. Being here, I was noticing that the people Show more I've spent a lot of time in America since Sept. 11, 2001. Being here, I was noticing that the people, who in the '60s used to voice their opinions about their rights, are much different today. People are afraid to voice opposition to the government in a mass way. Hide
I want the people who listen to my music to feel the feeling that I feel, to cry the cry that I cry Show more 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. Hide
My father was like the Old Testament. I am the New Testament. I am part of a new generation. In time Show more My father was like the Old Testament. I am the New Testament. I am part of a new generation. In time, people will realize this. Hide
I follow the universe; I follow G-d. G-d made the sun, and the sun shines on everyone. I follow the universe; I follow G-d. G-d made the sun, and the sun shines on everyone.
The political system is not for the people. The people are secondary to the economy. It's about what Show more The political system is not for the people. The people are secondary to the economy. It's about what generates money, not about what benefits the people. Hide
The music I do is food... that will be your dinner. The music I do is food... that will be your dinner.
If I'm doing a concert, and I'm having a problem with the audience... I just play a Bob Marley song, Show more If I'm doing a concert, and I'm having a problem with the audience... I just play a Bob Marley song, and I'm good for the rest of the night. Hide
Reggae music is not an easy music to like when it comes to the power in society. 'Cause it talks abo Show more Reggae music is not an easy music to like when it comes to the power in society. 'Cause it talks about changing society. You won't find it readily accepted. Hide
The sun is always shining. We have oxygen, trees, birds. There's so much good things on Earth, still Show more The sun is always shining. We have oxygen, trees, birds. There's so much good things on Earth, still. We haven't destroyed everything. Hide
God is like the sun. When the sun shines, it shines for everyone. God is for everyone. God is like the sun. When the sun shines, it shines for everyone. God is for everyone.
If religion had a good purpose, then man would have created something great. But we're man: we mess Show more If religion had a good purpose, then man would have created something great. But we're man: we mess up everything. We mess up nature. We mess up God. We take what is given to us and make it into what we think it should be. Hide
Religion has become so many different things. Religion is an economic thing for some people. Religio Show more Religion has become so many different things. Religion is an economic thing for some people. Religion is a gun. Hide
I'd rather be by myself, really, than have, like, a million posse around me. I'd rather be by myself, really, than have, like, a million posse around me.
I don't believe in other people's ideas. I have my own ideas. I don't believe in other people's ideas. I have my own ideas.
My father's music gives hope to people and also inspires them to break the bonds of injustice and to Show more 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. Hide
This dragonfly came up to me. He was hovering right in front of my face, and I was really examining Show more This dragonfly came up to me. He was hovering right in front of my face, and I was really examining him, thinking, How does he see me? I became enlightened. Hide
My father, his spirit is with me constantly, and I'm a believer in that world and the world of dream Show more My father, his spirit is with me constantly, and I'm a believer in that world and the world of dreams and that stuff. Hide
Everything, I just wanted to be like my father. And, as I grew within the music, I kind of became my Show more Everything, I just wanted to be like my father. And, as I grew within the music, I kind of became myself which was even more like my father, only without me trying though. Hide
Love is more than one thing. Love is more than one thing.
Music is one of the most essential things in life. It is what teaches us. Music is one of the most essential things in life. It is what teaches us.
Some of my songs I don't do on tour because they don't work well live. Some of my songs I don't do on tour because they don't work well live.
Running is a part of my medicine. It's what helps relieve my stress, and it's what helps me get away Show more 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. Hide
I've been in Africa, America, moving around a lot. It's helped me to open up my mind. I was born in Show more 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. Hide
The African-American community still needs to come together as one and stand up for rights of the pe Show more 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. Hide
Politics, nature, and what is happening all over the world is important to who we are and where we l Show more Politics, nature, and what is happening all over the world is important to who we are and where we live. Hide
I was 12 when my father passed, so I didn't have a father during my teenage years. I was 12 when my father passed, so I didn't have a father during my teenage years.
I'm not an American, Do they count the votes in America? I haven't voted in Jamaica either. I'm not an American, Do they count the votes in America? I haven't voted in Jamaica either.
Using political tools to change social conditions won't work. Using political tools to change social conditions won't work.
I don't chase what I hear on the radio. I try not to compete with anybody. I don't chase what I hear on the radio. I try not to compete with anybody.
I think parents today are looking for meaningful things for their kid. It's about feeding them somet Show more I think parents today are looking for meaningful things for their kid. It's about feeding them something with meaning. Hide
I was born by myself but carry the spirit and blood of my father, mother and my ancestors. So I am r Show more I was born by myself but carry the spirit and blood of my father, mother and my ancestors. So I am really never alone. My identity is through that line. Hide
As a viewer, I love watching movies. There has to be an emotional connection. As a viewer, I love watching movies. There has to be an emotional connection.
The idea of who my father is to me is very different than who he is to you, or to the rest of the wo Show more 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. Hide
Old music used to mean something. There is none of that today. Old music used to mean something. There is none of that today.
I think Americans should have a policy of love. That should be the foreign policy, love. Export Love Show more I think Americans should have a policy of love. That should be the foreign policy, love. Export Love. Hide
I've never read one book about my father. I've never read one book about my father.
I used to have this little mouse. I buy birds from the pet store and I let them go. I used to have this little mouse. I buy birds from the pet store and I let them go.
I have found that children are the most open-minded of all my audiences. They are not set in their w Show more 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. Hide
I just got into the Beatles a couple years ago, you know, I like it. I just got into the Beatles a couple years ago, you know, I like it.
Art is always good. It just depends if you like or not. Art is always good. It just depends if you like or not.
I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family Show more I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family. They're like you and me. Hide
Last time I was in Jamaica I financed a teacher to teach in an orphanage. Last time I was in Jamaica I financed a teacher to teach in an orphanage.
I rented a house, recorded the stuff in a house. Just took my time 'cuz sometimes it's just rush, ru Show more I rented a house, recorded the stuff in a house. Just took my time 'cuz sometimes it's just rush, rush, rush. I just wanna live and play music. Hide
My father, my Rastafari culture, has a tight link to the Jewish culture. We have a strong connection Show more My father, my Rastafari culture, has a tight link to the Jewish culture. We have a strong connection from when I was a young boy and read the Bible, the Old Testament. Hide
Working on my own gave me a chance to take my time and experiment a lot. Working on my own gave me a chance to take my time and experiment a lot.
People have to know there is more to living than physical things. People have to know there is more to living than physical things.
The solution for mankind is of a spiritual nature. It is not a political or religious solution. It's Show more The solution for mankind is of a spiritual nature. It is not a political or religious solution. It's the ability to love each other. That's the only solution I see. Hide
I don't fight creativity. I don't fight against not being creative. If I'm not being creative, I'm n Show more I don't fight creativity. I don't fight against not being creative. If I'm not being creative, I'm not forcing it. Hide
Hemp is a part of the cannabis plant, and it is very useful. Hemp is a part of the cannabis plant, and it is very useful.
If it is, it is, If it's not, it's not. If it is, it is, If it's not, it's not.
'She Wolf,' by Shakira, makes you want to let go of your inhibitions and jam. 'She Wolf,' by Shakira, makes you want to let go of your inhibitions and jam.
Love is a positive effect. Love can never have a negative effect, only a positive effect. Love is a positive effect. Love can never have a negative effect, only a positive effect.
Children are the world's future, and we need to take care of them like we would any precious resourc Show more Children are the world's future, and we need to take care of them like we would any precious resource. Hide
I'm always in love. I'm always in love.
I believe we are all connected to other people. I am connected to people who are suffering. We all a Show more I believe we are all connected to other people. I am connected to people who are suffering. We all are. Hide
I am expressing myself truthfully. That is an important thing. I am expressing myself truthfully. That is an important thing.
I think it's wrong the way they criminalize herb. There are many more uses than just smoking. Benefi Show more I think it's wrong the way they criminalize herb. There are many more uses than just smoking. Beneficial to mankind. Hide
People treat you according to your energy or what you put out there, so what I put out there is very Show more 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. Hide
Society and the system and politicians don't want people to be aware of things. They want people to Show more Society and the system and politicians don't want people to be aware of things. They want people to believe what they have to show 'em. Hide
My best business decision was to be independent as a musician and artist. My worst was compromising Show more 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. Hide
I'm digging Batman. I'm digging that balance, that duality. He's always on the edge and trying to ba Show more I'm digging Batman. I'm digging that balance, that duality. He's always on the edge and trying to balance himself within the rules of what's lawful and justice, and being Bruce Wayne and being Batman. Hide
I'm not a slave to the recording industry. I have the freedom to make an album that I want to make a Show more 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. Hide
The people don't run the system; the people are victims of the system. The people choose the leaders Show more 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. Hide
Sometimes my mistakes turn into interesting music because I do things that aren't supposed to be don Show more Sometimes my mistakes turn into interesting music because I do things that aren't supposed to be done. Hide
There's more to life than physical and material. There's more to life than physical and material.
My father loved all different types of music. He wasn't a snob. He wasn't a purist. My father loved all different types of music. He wasn't a snob. He wasn't a purist.
In Jamaica, we eradicated polio many years ago, but there are a lot of kids suffering in Africa stil Show more In Jamaica, we eradicated polio many years ago, but there are a lot of kids suffering in Africa still. Hide
I like Flea, I like him as a musician. I like Flea, I like him as a musician.
URGE is a grassroots charity. We organized to get some incubators to give to the hospital for the ki Show more URGE is a grassroots charity. We organized to get some incubators to give to the hospital for the kids. We donate money to orphanages. Hide
If African countries can unite and pull resources together, then that will be the best thing we coul Show more 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. Hide
I grew up with coconuts as the main flavor in food in Jamaica. It's part of our culture. I grew up with coconuts as the main flavor in food in Jamaica. It's part of our culture.
The most important thing my father taught me is that every man has to stand up for his rights. The most important thing my father taught me is that every man has to stand up for his rights.
I am not reggae, I am me. I am bigger than the limits that are put on me. It all has to do with the Show more I am not reggae, I am me. I am bigger than the limits that are put on me. It all has to do with the individual journey. Hide
Kids are an important audience to reach for the future of the planet. Kids are an important audience to reach for the future of the planet.
I've tried body surfing. It's nice. I've tried body surfing. It's nice.
'Master Blaster,' by Stevie Wonder, is up-tempo and fun, like Stevie himself. Stevie's always making Show more '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. Hide
The revolution will come from the people and the willingness to work towards something better, to fi Show more The revolution will come from the people and the willingness to work towards something better, to fight for a better living. Hide
There is a physical relationship with a woman that you don't have with anybody else, but that's not Show more There is a physical relationship with a woman that you don't have with anybody else, but that's not about love. Love is a spiritual thing. Hide
The last thing my father told me was: 'On your way up, take me up. On your way down, don't let me do Show more The last thing my father told me was: 'On your way up, take me up. On your way down, don't let me down.' A father telling his son that puts some responsibility on my shoulders. He told me that, and I take it very seriously. Hide
My father speaks for himself, through his music. My father speaks for himself, through his music.
I've opened up more by traveling outside Jamaica. It helps me to grow as a person to be outside of m Show more 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. Hide
I think the people should have a right to boycott whoever they want to boycott without the governmen Show more 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. Hide
The more I grow as an artist, the more I think I become like my father as an artist. The more I dive Show more The more I grow as an artist, the more I think I become like my father as an artist. The more I diversify, the more I become like my father, which is true to who he was. Hide
The long-term study of GMO foods is going on in real time and in real life. Not in a lab. The long-term study of GMO foods is going on in real time and in real life. Not in a lab.
Love is cheering and sharing and compassion and giving and receiving. Love is an action thing more t Show more 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. Hide
I am a leader, so leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got Show more 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. Hide
Children are wonderful, and they add to my whole life. Children are wonderful, and they add to my whole life.
I am a compassionate human being. I am who I am. I am a compassionate human being. I am who I am.
Reggae has a philosophy, you know? It's not just entertainment. There's an idea behind it, a way of Show more 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. Hide
If food is labeled, some people might choose to eat stuff that's genetically modified. They might de Show more If food is labeled, some people might choose to eat stuff that's genetically modified. They might decide they love it. But give us a choice. Hide
It's hard to say a favorite song of my father's. I listen to all his stuff - a lot of the old stuff Show more 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. Hide
I want people to get over the stigma about hemp. These seeds can't make you high, but they will make Show more I want people to get over the stigma about hemp. These seeds can't make you high, but they will make you feel good. Hide
I think my type of personality has all music inside of it, so I am full of music, without even knowi Show more I think my type of personality has all music inside of it, so I am full of music, without even knowing it, without even learning it, without even hearing it. Hide
I am a leader. Leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got hea Show more I am a leader. 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. Hide
I think God surrounds us, in all different manifestations of the energy. I think God surrounds us, in all different manifestations of the energy.
The roots of my music start from the ghetto. The roots of my music start from the ghetto.
I have a satellite radio show called 'The Legends of Reggae.' It's a cool way to branch out and do o Show more 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. Hide
My dream is to live a good life and be loving, be close to God and be a good human being and bring p Show more My dream is to live a good life and be loving, be close to God and be a good human being and bring peace to people. Hide
My father's songs don't intimidate me; my father's songs are my songs. My songs are his songs. There Show more My father's songs don't intimidate me; my father's songs are my songs. My songs are his songs. There's no intimidation. Hide
I never did feel any pressure in Jamaica. You just someone, not nobody big. I never did feel any pressure in Jamaica. You just someone, not nobody big.
Children are not a burden. Children are not a burden.
Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing Show more Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive. Hide
I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being. We take trees for granted. We don't b Show more I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being. We take trees for granted. We don't believe they are as much alive as we are. Hide
In my songs, the sex is all subliminal. It's subliminal, spiritual. In my songs, the sex is all subliminal. It's subliminal, spiritual.
A record is a message, timeless. A record is a message, timeless.
My whole family is spiritual. My grandmother, grand aunt, cousins, they're all preachers and pastors Show more 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. Hide
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