Find the best quotes by Jimmy Cliff.
With acting, you have to become someone else. That’s the fun part of it for me – to step outside of yourself and become a…
There are goals that I had set out for myself as an artist. I have accomplished some of them – becoming accepted all over the…
It’s important for me to go back into the ghetto, where I’m from. I still get my oxygen from there. I don’t live in the…
I wanted to travel the world – I don’t how that idea got in my head, but I really wanted to see the world… towns,…
I used to do a little acting in school. It was my first love, and I really thought I would be doing it as a…
I regret I didn’t ever learn how to fly a plane. I had the opportunity when I started to make some money, and I regret…
The music that I represent and helped to create and establish was born in Jamaica.
The first thing I wanted to be was an actor, even before I wanted to be a singer, before I discovered I could sing.
I’ve abused myself a lot over the years. But my voice is still intact – really, it’s better.
Basically, I’m motivated to write about sociopolitical issues as well as relationships. I think those themes have stayed with me throughout my life.
I grew up in the church and had always questioned what they were telling me.
Someone like Katy Perry – I like her writing because I listen to music as a songwriter. I like a lot of her songs –…
When I lived in the U.K., I recorded a lot of ska and rock-steady styles of Jamaican music. But people there weren’t accepting it. So…
I’m the kind of person who likes to hang out and observe what’s going on in the streets, or in certain places. I used to…
I grew up twelve miles outside of Montego Bay. In my early teens, I went to Kingston. It was like a different planet for me.…
People might say, ‘Jimmy Cliff, you’ve done a lot, achieved a lot. What more can you want?’
I have a career, which is important, but my family is the priority. First family, and then career. It’s a delicate balance.
It was one of my dreams as a child, growing up in my little village with my cousins. We used to walk together, and I…
My most important relationships were with my father and grandmother.
I have not become the artist I believe I am. I want to become a stadium act. I’m not done at all.
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