Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Quotes by Jamaican authors
"I don't have to wait to realize the good old days"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"I think it's wrong the way they criminalize herb. There are many more uses than just smoking. Beneficial to mankind"
"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"
"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"
"Jamaica has problems; America has problems; everywhere has problems"
"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"
"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"
"Last time I was in Jamaica I financed a teacher to teach in an orphanage"
"URGE is a grassroots charity. We organized to get some incubators to give to the hospital for the kids. We donate money to orphanages"
"God is like the sun. When the sun shines, it shines for everyone. God is for everyone"
"I think that by and large chess players have been very kind. Like I said there have been a few incidents, but they certainly didn't serve to bring me down any"
"In my songs, the sex is all subliminal. It's subliminal, spiritual"
"I'm not an American, Do they count the votes in America? I haven't voted in Jamaica either"
"I think Americans should have a policy of love. That should be the foreign policy, love. Export Love"
"I prefer the country life. I live in Kingston, but there is lots of trees"
"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"
"I used to have this little mouse. I buy birds from the pet store and I let them go"
"Working on my own gave me a chance to take my time and experiment a lot"
"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"
"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"
"I like doing nothing, actually. Doing nothing is better thing when I am not working"
"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"
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