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.
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…
Someone like Katy Perry – I like her writing because I listen to music as a songwriter. I like a lot of her songs –…
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.
My most important relationships were with my father and grandmother.
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…
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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