- Birthday, Music, Quotes

“Lively up yourself and don’t be no drag!”

Happy birthday, Bob Marley! Here are some quotes from Marley:

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

“In the abundance of water a fool is thirsty.”

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,
None but ourselves can free our minds.”

“We don’t have education, we have inspiration; if I was educated I would be a damn fool.”

Time Will Tell

“Today, people struggle to find what’s real. Everything has become so synthetic that a lot of people, all they want is to grasp onto hope.”

“Possession make you rich? I don’t have that type of richness. My richness is Life, forever.”

Interview for the Australian TV show 60 Minutes

“The people who are trying to make this world worse aren’t taking a day off. How can I?”

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John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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