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Motivational Jamaican Quotes and Sayings

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

Jamaican love sayings


“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


Jamaican sayings about love

“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.”



“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.”