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Bob Marley quote – How to love a Woman

on May 9, 2014



In all fairness, it should be noted that this may or may not be a Bob Marley quote - it's possible that it's an anonymous quote that has been mistakenly attributed to Bob Marley by thousands of websites - see the comments section for more information, or to tell us if you know the origins of this quote! Thanks icon smile Bob Marley quote   How to love a Woman ~ PoetryGrrrl

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect - you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”

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Bob Marley How to Love a Woman

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33 Responses to “Bob Marley quote – How to love a Woman”

  1. cnw says:

    i bet bob was a great lover <3

  2. Rebekah says:

    It's so sad he got killed. I'm not one to listen to the type of music he has, but I love the man himself.
    Bob, you're amazing and probably respect women as much as he respects himself.
    R.I.P Bob
    I love you more than chocolate covered kittens.
    -Rebekah

  3. cole says:

    rebekah: he wasn't killed, he died of a natural cause. check your facts to avoid sounding ignorant!

  4. whitney says:

    ..actually there is a theory they are saying that the CIA elaborated a plan and had him killed him off...its a long story, but its said the CIA sent a man to his concert and gave him some boots as a gift, there was a copper wire in it, and it stabbed him in his big toe...and they said he contracted cancer from it because Rastafarian belief says you should not amputate anything from your body...so it got worse and he got very ill..i know, youre thinking "why would they take time to do something like that?" They wanted to kill off the one person that was reaching out to all different kinds of people, all over the world..in a different way than anyone ever had before. He talked of love for people that are purple yellow white black or green...doesnt matter, get up, stand up..fight for your rights. He was getting in the way of something, and they didnt like that. He was a threat to "them" and had to be stopped. But he was definately a necessity to the history of music. He changed it forever, even was given a merit award in Jamaica for changing a culture through music. He's going to be forever loved, and I wish we could see what he would have been like today.. one love, rest in peace Mr. Marley..:) your a legend

  5. Cher612 says:

    According to some biographers Bob Marley was a womanizer. SO really this quote should say either..How to love women...or how to love a woman right now cause tomorrow it might be another woman.

  6. Walker says:

    He died because he had stepped on a nail, But, He had been shot befor so I see why she may have gotton confused

  7. one2 says:

    He was quite a womanizer. He had like 13 kids 8 from other woman. So this quote makes no sense.

  8. anonymous says:

    I think that just means he probably knows how to love a woman better than most. This has actually given me insight into my own relationship. I stumbled across this while in a fight with my boyfriend, and it immediately gave me insight into the situation. This quote holds more truth than any advice on love I've ever gotten. Props, Mr. Marley.

  9. onelove says:

    The quote to me is more about living in the now then it is about loving a woman. If you spend all the time you have with someone worrying about what may be or what has been you miss out on what is happening right now. Above all the rest accept the person for who they are, if you like em then they shouldn't have to change...

  10. Nora says:

    OH MY GOD THIS IS NOT A BOB MARLEY QUOTE. And he died of toe cancer that spread throughout his body because taking extensive medicine is against Rastafari. But he would never say something like this!! It's ridiculous that people think this is a Bob quote...

  11. Name says:

    Nora, maybe you should take some advice from this quote instead of freaking out about where it came from. If you have ever listened to his music, you would know that he is all about love and being happy with what you have. This quote makes perfect sense. "One Love" had it right, it's all about living with is what is happening right now and not worrying about anything else.

  12. Monty says:

    Nora.. Toe cancer, really? That does not exist.

  13. Nana says:

    How bout you guys just respect the died & found out before you speak; When Nora says he has a Toe cancer she talking about the malignant melanoma that he got on his toe from when he got an injury on his toe from playing soccer in 1977. But theres more to the story. if you want to know what some of you guys think you know look at this url

    http://worldmusic.about.com/od/genres/f/BobMarleyDeath.htm

  14. Ceee says:

    Nora is correct, look up your facts

  15. riley says:

    who gives a shit if he was a womanizer? this is a great quote.

  16. steeena says:

    Bob Marley didn't seek medical attention because Rastas believe that if they are truly holy they'll live forever; and Bob (as much as I love him) was kinda up on his high horse about how holy he thought he was. He could've accepted medication, but he didn't.

    regardless, this advice is solid whether you're in a committed monogamous relationship, or prefer to pursue a more "polyamorous" lifestyle like the great man. Love only breeds ugliness when you're focusing on what isn't there--appreciate the humanity of the person you're with, and understand that just because they might not be there forever you are not excused from respecting them and loving them while they're with you. Billions of couples' arguments would never even occur if people took these words to heart.

    • Austin Robbins says:

      Bob Marley wasn't on a high horse on being so holy or anything of the sort, if you ever read any other quotes of his you will see he was just music artist; the lyrics of the music spread the message from Jah. He will live forever, obviously not as a person, but as a spirit or an idea because his music.

  17. sdfox5 says:

    does it matter how he died? he's dead and the quote is amazing,

  18. bailey says:

    THIS IS THE FACTS!! AFTER A CONCERT AT NEW YORKS MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN THE FALL OF 1980,MARLEY COLLAPSED WHILE JOGGING IN CENTRAL PARK.

  19. bailey says:

    cont,...HE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITIL WHERE IT WAS DISCOVERD THAT AN OLD SCCCER INJURY HAD TURNED CANCEROUS,AND THE CANCER HAD SPREAD THOURGHTOUT MOST OF HIS BODY AFTER UNSUCCESSFUL TRETMENTS IN EUROPE,MARLEY DECIDED TO FLY BACK HOME TOJAMAICA TO LIVE OUT HIS FINAL DAYS,HE NEVER MADE IT. ON THE FLIGHT HOME FROM GERMANY,WHERE HE WAS UNDERGOING NEW EXPERIMENTAL TREATMENT THAT WAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS RASTAFARIAN BELIEFS,THE PLANE HAD TO BE DIVERTED TO MIAMI DUE TO HIS RAPIDLY DETERIORATING HEALTH..HE DIED IN A MIAMI HOSPITAL ON MAY 11.1981..HE WAS 36,,,THIS IS THE FACTS!!!

  20. Shyanne says:

    I really dont' think Bob said this. I think someone on the internet made it up, then had the audacity to put Bob's name after it so when people searched his name on google, this would show up and their quote would get a lot of views. Furthermore, the quote circulated throughout the interwebs, and more and more people started to believe that Bob had said it. It doesn't make sense. I mean think about it, does this really sound like something Bob would say? Exactly.

    • PoetryGrrrl says:

      The more I have begun to google other Bob Marley quotations, I guess what I am noticing the most is how short and to the point most of them are... not like this one at all... I also noticed how he refers to himself as "me" in some of them... ie "me know..." I guess now that I am seeing all of this, I am wondering about it myself, and pondering whether this could be an anonymous quote mistakenly attributed to Bob Marley. I tried to search for the original source if available, but could not find anything. I did find a version "How to love a Man" but it just seemed to be the exact same thing. There are literally thousands of websites that attribute this quote to bob marley, so it could be as you said - that so many people attributed it to him, it became more believable because of all of the sources. So, as of now, I guess I am not so sure anymore that this is a Bob Marley quote - does anyone else know the origins of this quote?

  21. Whogivesaf**k says:

    Who cares how he got cancer or if he was a womanizer or not?!? Not me!! All I know is that Bob Marley was a great man who should be respected even if he is dead and that I look up to him. If you don't like theories other people have come up with, then ignore them!

  22. Mukphly says:

    Bob's saying to love cheating skanks. W/ advice like that who needs him.

  23. Joe Lewis says:

    What I've learned from Bob Marley is Respecting
    Every Single Person Equally Creates Trust...

  24. Ashley says:

    this is just crazy that y'all are arguing over if it came from bob marley, or a womanizer, or a random person off the street. I mean, if your man said he read this quote and thought about you, how would it make you feel? honestly, bob marley was for peace and yada, yada, yada, he had some very good music, but in the end; he was a 60's and 70's stoner, who most likely doesn't remember half of that time period. he lived a great life im sure, and is still played today, unlike alot of artist from that time period, so let's drop how the man died or if he even said the quote, and think about how much we would adore our men if they said this to us, okay?

  25. Rachel says:

    Lol it's funny to hear all the different stories of how he supposedly died. I don't think anyone on here actually has the right answer. I guarantee there are like 100 thousand theories.

    I'm sure he had tons of different lovers. That's the way their culture is. I don't believe that he would have gotten the title as a 'womanizer', because apparently those women weren't too concerned about it.

  26. Rae says:

    From what I read they found a tumor under a nail of his toe, and while he did play soccer this was not as a result of an injury from playing. Rather than choose amputation (citing religious beliefs) he chose to fight it with treatments that proved to be unsuccessful .
    He died.
    But none of the above facts really affect the context of this quote.

  27. Glauber Felix says:

    Beautiful words. Fiquei de bob.

  28. Caldreaming says:

    Too bad he didn't write a song called "Let's Get Together and Learn How to Spell." You CAN get malignant melanoma under your toenail, as he did, but you don't catch it from a copper nail or a soccer injury, Jeesh.

  29. Lautaro says:

    The web is full of fake attributions. For some reason they all sound like self help aphorisms that are signed by famous artists who died before self help literature infested this planet :). At least you were thoughtful enough to doubt that this was written by Bob and took the time to look up the facts.

  30. Bob Marley says:

    imagine being in a relationship with Bob Marley. Jesus, thats amazing and so goddamn profound. Where did you find this quote dude.
    …too bad most 20 yr olds don't think like this, no wonder im single. ha

    ~Ali Raza

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