Jamaica Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jamaica quotes, jamaica sayings, and jamaica proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


I can't really live outside Jamaica. I can be away, but only for a while.     

Usain Bolt

I grew up with coconuts as the main flavor in food in Jamaica. It's part of our culture.     

Ziggy Marley

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.     

Ziggy Marley

In Jamaica, them always have throwback riddims, recycled old beats, and the hardcore reggae scene is always present. You have faster stuff like the more commercialized stuff, but you always have that segment of music that is always from the core, from the original root of it.     

Damian Marley

I think that anybody, once we leave Jamaica, automatically, any citizen becomes an ambassador for the flag, for Jamaica. It's a country that's so rich in culture. We even have a bobsled team, and we ain't even got snow. We do everything in extreme.     

Shaggy

I'm a huge reggae fan. I want to go to Jamaica and make, like, Bob Marley 'One Love' positive songs. That's what the world needs.     

Jenny Lewis

When you're growing up in Jamaica and you don't have much, and then you gain more and more... you can now share the more that you have with the people that have less because you know what less is like.     

Rohan Marley

Jamaica is so musical, diverse and so extreme, from people singing in the streets to dancing.     

Kreesha Turner

Doing business in Jamaica is not easy, but it is rewarding.     

Michael Lee-Chin

In Jamaica, you're never very far away from people who don't have very much, and in Wilmette, pretty much everybody had a lot.     

Peter Blair Henry

Jamaica's a country of great dichotomy. On the one hand you have a tourist industry with great beaches and resorts, but on the other you have such great poverty and the violence that goes along with that.     

Michael Franti

Jamaica never gets worse or better, it just finds new ways to stay the same.     

Marlon James

When you're in Jamaica, unless you're in a tourist spot, you don't hear Bob Marley; you mostly hear dance hall music.     

Michael Franti

Jamaica is more than just the 'brand' the world recognizes so well; it's a place of pride for the people who live here, its educational institutions, its sports achievements, its science and technology growth.     

Portia Simpson-Miller

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.     

Ziggy Marley

Jamaica is an island that is filled with so much culture.     

Kreesha Turner

In Jamaica, the music is recorded for the sound system, not the iPod. It's about experiencing music together, with other people.     

Michael Franti

Jamaican music can be aggressive, soulful, smooth and exciting all at once - just like hip-hop. At the same time, there's nothing like Jamaica in the United States. Jamaica is its own thing.     

Nas

Jamaica's probably the most dominant island as far as influence goes, as far as music and dancing and culture.     

Joey Badass

Jamaica has the best coffee, the best sugar, the best ginger and some of the best cocoa in the world.     

Chris Blackwell

Being Jamaican isn't just a nationality. It's an experience you have to love it to understand.     

Anonymous

In the Caribbean islands, especially in Jamaica, have I found a country similar to South Africa plus the racial freedom I had sought so long.     

Peter Abrahams

Being born in Jamaica, race was never an issue. It was always about the type of person I wanted to be, not the color of my skin.     

Tessanne Chin

Because I come from a place like Jamaica, which is a small, open economy, I viscerally get the importance of the global economy.     

Peter Blair Henry

I just wrapped my new movie here in Jamaica, where they dance, smoke grass and all the nice girls be in the voodoo trance. What a place to work.      

Inez Wallace

Jamaica, island of homegrown fun.     

Hugh Wilson

Then I want a plane ticket to Jamaica. And I want a nice hotel. No touristy place. Something really indicative of the people and their culture.     

Jim Abrahams

No more lift up, lift up, lift up in the music / The music should be clean, the music should be clean / I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you / Love you, Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica, love you, I love you     

Winston Godfrey Rodney

Come on Jamaica / Everybody say / We're all happy in Jamaica / Do Jamaica jerk-off that way     

Bernie Taupin

So do it Jamaica yeah / Got plenty for you and me / Honky tonking with my baby / In that deep blue sea     

Bernie Taupin

Jamaica / Comes a man with a plan to renew the world / Up in rasta land / Hungry boys and girls / He lived up to his part / And he died with a cause in his heart     

Marvin P Gaye

Jamaica / Sitting down see the flower / On the window tops / And the mountain / See the rain / And the warm lit sun / On the beaches and sand     

Marvin P Gaye

Jamaica, oh Jamaica, land in the Carib Sea / Children in their uniforms on their way to school / Adults just walking happily on their way to work / To build a new Jamaica so we can live in peace     

Jim Croce

The hills has come alive / With the rays of the morning sun / The morning breeze, it steer the trees / It sets one heart at ease / The birdie sings a melody, awakening the bees / Jamaica, Jamaica, land in the Carib Sea     

Jim Croce

Looking for a place to have a perfect vacation, / Or even a honeymoon / I know the place to make the perfect reservation, / Come let me take you there soon, yeah / To a place called Jamaica, / Where the island is in the sun     

Dwayne Richard Chin Quee

Place called Jamaica, / If you really wanna have some fun / Food is great, people is great, / One of a place, climate is great, / Down there in Jamaica     

Dwayne Richard Chin Quee

Oh what a perfect day, oh yeah / No place like Jamaica to me / But to me to go around the world / Jamaica my number one girl     

Dwayne Richard Chin Quee

Nice everytime, nice everytime, ohh / On the evening sunset / And the warm summer breeze / Rushing in, yeah / Relax at your best / Set your mind at ease / And breathe in / Jamaica sunshine     

Dwayne Richard Chin Quee

We'll be having fun / Under the golden sun / Christmas in Jamaica here we come / We'll just sail on, just sail     

Toni Braxton

Now the sun is in my eyes / And you know I'm feeling fine / Take me, (take me) take me to Jamaica now / Where the reggae rhythms beat / Can't help but move my feet     

David Nesta Marley

Take me, (take me) take me to Jamaica now / Where we can live in the country / Eat fruits from the tree / Everything's irie / The coconut water is sweet     

David Nesta Marley

Where the three little birds they sing / Blue Mountains are happy again / Feel the Caribbean breeze / Stress is calling but I can't be reached / Take me, (take me) take me to Jamaica now     

David Nesta Marley

Oh, oh, Jamaica makes her feel so high / Oh, oh Jamaica makes her come alive     

Ferdinand Bolland

Jamaica, I miss you so / I wanna dance to the feeling / Dance on the beat / I wanna dance on pure roots reggae      

Lionel Liminana

I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth. / I will never leave her shores, I will never run away. / I will always believe in the black, the green, the gold I say.     

Winston Godfrey Rodney

For some people say we poor, but the progress you make my friend is not always how rich you are. / I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. / I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.     

Winston Godfrey Rodney

Jamaica funk, that's what it is / let it get into you / Common I've got a groove / you know where I 'll be     

Thomas Browne

Almost heaven, West Jamaica / True ridge mountains / Shining down the river     

Bill Danoff

Sun of Jamaica, the dreams of Malaika / Our love is my sweet memory / Sun of Jamaica, Blue Lady Malaika / Someday I'll return, wait and see     

Wolfgang Jass

How'd I wind up in Jamaica / Washed up like some lost cast away / How did one round of beer lead to me laying here / On this bed of sand in Montego Bay     

Casey Beathard

To all those who love wild river scenery, this is an invitation to deepen your understanding and enjoyment of Jamaica's sublime and beautiful waterfalls.     

Brian J. Hudson

In Jamaica, waterfalls are commonly the result if different stream erosion in areas of relatively high relief.     

Brian J. Hudson

Rastafarians have a close relationship with nature.     

Amber Wilson

Christmas and Easter are two of the most important holidays in Jamaica. The traditions people practice combine customs from Europe and Africa.     

Amber Wilson

Jamaica is an island nation and a close neighbor of the United States. It is a masterpiece of tropical splendor and extraordinary vistas.     

Janet H. Gritzner

White sand beaches rim the north and west sides of Jamaica, and the scenic blue mountains dominate the eastern side of the country.     

Janet H. Gritzner

Jamaica is a great place for a vacation, and the island attracts thousands of visitor each year.     

Janet H. Gritzner

Jamaica is a country of contrasts. It has a multitude of problems such as urban sprawl, poverty, crime and violence, a depressed economy, and high foreign debt. Yet it is country of incredible scenic beauty, with many natural resources and a rich cultural life.     

Janet H. Gritzner

Jamaica has a rich and varied natural resources.     

Janet H. Gritzner

Jamaica has more to offer: white sand beaches framed by the turquoise ocean, the cool and misty heights of the Blue Mountains, the unique historical atmosphere of Spanish Town and Port Royal, the peaceful tranquility of Port Antionio.     

Harry S. Pariser

For a small island, Jamaica has a remarkable diversity of plant life, most of which is important from all over the world.     

Harry S. Pariser

The sea around Jamaica is also rich.     

Harry S. Pariser

For most Jamaicans, religion is much more than just paying lip service to vague ideals; it represents a total involvement, a way of life.     

Harry S. Pariser

Jamaica is a North American country in the Caribbean Sea. It has a variety of traditions and celebrations.      

Alicia Z. Klepeis

Jamaica has many beautiful places to visit. There are mountains, waterfalls, and caves.     

Alicia Z. Klepeis

Visitors come from around the world to enjoy Jamaica's beaches and play golf or scuba dive.     

Alicia Z. Klepeis

Jamaican people value the arts, music, and literature. They are known for reggae music and storytelling. They also enjoy eating spicy food and playing sports. Jamaica is a fascinating country to explore.     

Alicia Z. Klepeis

Europeans first sighted Jamaica in 1494. While they described the beauty of the island in glowing terms, it was not fields and mountains that attracted them to Jamaica. It was gold.     

Sean Sheehan

Jamaica's congenial climate attracts visitors throughout the year, and resorts such as Montego Bay are internationally renowned.     

Sean Sheehan