"I am the first scientist to mix the reggae and find out what the reggae really is."

"When I shit my enemies cry, when I speak they die."

"When I left school there was nothing to do except field work. Hard, hard labour. I didn't fancy that. So I started playing dominoes. Through dominoes I learned to read the minds of others. This has proved eternally useful to me."

"I am on top. With roots records, double music, dub revolution, black arkology. And I am the black monarchy."

"It was only four tracks on the machine, but I was picking up twenty from the extra terrestrial squad."

"Why I am so happy is because the people who want to hear the truth are hearing it. And one of these days all of these record companies are going to kaput, and they are going to be liquidated, and run out of money and run out of good luck and run into bad luck, and that will serve them right for stealing Lee 'Scratch' Perry, sir!"

"I am the Upsetter, and I can put my upsetting power into any musician and they become Upsetters."

"Good evening and greetings to you people of the Universe - this is Lee "Scratch" Perry, the mighty Upsetter, madder than mad, dreader than dread, redder than red, dis ya one heavier than lead. We are here at the turntable terranova, it means we are taking over..."

"This is my brand new song: lightning and thunder, hailstone, brimstone and fire, music, hurricane and tidal wave judgement. Mixed by earthquake, produced by flood."

"If you look into the alphabet from A - Z, you will see L is for Lee, L is for light, and L is for love, and L is for the Lord. S is for the sky, and S is for shit, and for ships. P is for power and the pyramids, and I am the pyramid and the power."

"I discovered that teachers could teach me nothing. I refused to waste my time listening. I go to trees and flowers in the jungle and have them show I what I should know, learn what I should learn."

"Look, I'm surrounded by people with wasted brain. And when I send out my beam, my scannin' beam, and go into their wasted brain and see no part of the wasted brain that I require, I'm bored! But when I scan the brain and see brain that are not wasted, brain that can be put to work or put to use to bring forward a creation, I would be really interested in it."

"Lee 'Scratch' Perry stand on solid rock while all others stand on sinking sand."

"I am bigger than Jamaica!"

"Well, all those tapes have been stolen from Mr. Perry because they discover that Mr. Perry was creating the African arkology. And if he have the facts of life and the wizzy, then why shouldn't we steal it? Pauline decide to poison me and go to Haiti to get the drugs that turn people into zombie. It did not work. It turn me into Superman!"

"I am the internet and I am the winternet. And they don't see nothing yet!"

"Some people don't believe in the Bible, but I believe in it 'cause I live in the Bible."

"I am an alien from the other world, from outer space, I don't have no land, no estate, no property, no house. Not on this earth. I live in space - I'm only a visitor here. Some people are only here to collect property. I am here with my suitcase to collect only the good brains."

"I have a message for the internet! It say: different kind of people, I and I want just one people. And all the people who think they are different, they are no different from the other people because there is only one God, one aim, one destiny."

"Every time the music reach a stop, instead of killing the music, we take the music back to the lab and perform a medical operation and bring the music back in a new generation."

"All people who love my music will be fully supported. Them that don't love my music shall surely perish."

"I am the supreme creator, saying to the people love and truth, it's the key to eternity, so I am asking the people of the Universe to stop stealing, stop telling lies, stop being hypocrites, stop being parasites. That's a special message and a warning."

"The people who I'm throwing my thing at know it's them I'm talking to."

"I'm a man from somewhere else, but my origin is in Africa, stright to Jamaica through reincarnation, reborn in Jamaica. Superman comes to Earth 'cause him sick and tired. I'm not sick and tired because I'm learning what goes on, so when we get frustrated, that is when the music come down by rain drops to support all here with a broken heart and don't know what to do."

"I am an island on the island of the gods, Jamaica, head of the globe."

"So once it's done, black and white have to appreciate everything in it, 'cause I love black, I love white, I love everyone."

"Back to the truth, words from the root. Reggae music finish and diminish. Reggae music is a curse. It breed death and hatch cancer, and I Lee 'Scratch' Perry say reggae music is no good. It creates violence, and encourage sin deep from within. It is the evilest music that ever come on the face of the planet Earth."

"This is the voice of the master, laughing in the echo chamber. I repeat: I break the spell and I undo what the wicked have done."

"The upsetting was so upsetting that it even upset I."

"People out there need the good music to heal them, to heal their brains. I am not here to make music for money. No way."

"And at my shows you could see that all are sold out and they are all white fans. You see few who look like me. If you see ten blacks in my show, then you need glasses, go see your doctor and say "I think I see twenty black people in Lee "Scratch" Perry show", and the doctor will tell you "no, it is not possible".

"The recording studio was my spaceship that was polluted by the dreadlocks in the moonlight."

"My music is not ska, it's not rocksteady. My music is a spiritual force from the Holy Trinity."

"I, Pipecock Jackson, Jack Lightning, Jesse The Hammer, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Daniel Dandelion the Lion, Jah Rastafari the crumbler, the ghost of King Arthur, put a curse on BBC radio and television, and BBC government, that they can never undo until they start playing Mr. Perry records morning, noon, and night, and around the clock - tick tock."

"I am a sexpert! I was born by sex. When you make love and having sex, you make two people into one and out come a baby and make it three in one! The church fight against it, but they all wrong. If there was no sex, we would die and with us would die truth and religion. God loves sex."

"You have to look to see if what you are doing on earth is the right thing or the wrong thing."

"Without music you are all dead; with music you are alive. There
is nothing music can't do."

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