53 Best Ever Johnny Cash Quotes For Country Music Lovers

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Johnny Cash was an iconic American singer and songwriter.

Johnny Cash had different nicknames like J.R, Johnny and Man In Black. Cash is credited for singing iconic country songs that are still popular.

His best selling song is 'Ring Of Fire'. Not only a country music singer, Cash also wrote and performed numerous songs in different genres like rock and roll, folk, gospel and others. If you are a fan of this great man then do check out the following quotes and we promise you will find them to be delightful.

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Best Johnny Cash Quotes

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1. "I've always explored various areas of society. And I love the young people. And I had an empathy for prisoners and did concerts for them back when I thought that it would make a difference - you know? - that they really were there to be rehabilitated."

- Johnny Cash.

2. "Until things are brighter... I'm the man in black."

- Johnny Cash.

3. "The things that have always been important: to be a good man, to try to live my life the way God would have me, to turn it over to Him that His will might be worked in my life, to give it all I've got, and to take pride in my work as an honest performer."

- Johnny Cash.

4. "Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money."

- Johnny Cash.

5. "I'm not bitter. Why should I be bitter? I'm thrilled to death with life."

- Johnny Cash.

6. "There's a lot of things blamed on me that never happened. But then, there's a lot of things that I did that I never got caught at."

- Johnny Cash.

7. "However, neither he nor anyone else could have become the star Elvis was. Ain't nobody like Elvis. Never was."

- Johnny Cash.

8. "I wore black because I liked it. I still do, and wearing it still means something to me. It's still my symbol of rebellion against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.'

9. "You're so heavenly minded, you're no earthly good."

- Johnny Cash.

10. "They're powerful, those songs. At times they've been my only way back, the only door out of the dark, bad places the black dog calls home."

- Johnny Cash.

11. "God's the final judge for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash too. That's solely in the hands of God."

- Johnny Cash.

12. "I knew I wanted to sing when I was a very small boy. When I was probably four years old. My mother played a guitar and I would sit with her and she would sing and I learned to sing along with her."

- Johnny Cash.

13. "Sometimes I am two people."

- Johnny Cash.

14. "Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight."

- Johnny Cash.

15. "I keep a close watch on this heart of mine

I keep my eyes wide open all the time

I keep the ends out for the tie that binds

Because you're mine, I walk the line."

- Johnny Cash, 'I Walk The Line'.

16. "Flesh and blood needs flesh and blood, and you're the one I need."

- Johnny Cash.

17. "There's no way around grief and loss: you can dodge all you want, but sooner or later you just have to go into it, through it, and, hopefully, come out the other side. The world you find there will never be the same as the world you left."

- Johnny Cash.

18.  "If you aren't gonna say exactly how and what you feel, you might as well not say anything at all."

- Johnny Cash.

19. "It's good to know who hates you and it is good to be hated by the right people."

- Johnny Cash.

20. "My arms are too short to box with God."

- Johnny Cash.

21.  "You've got to know your limitations. I don't know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way."

- Johnny Cash.

22. "How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man."

- Johnny Cash.

23. "You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."

- Johnny Cash.

24. "People call me wild. Not really though, I'm not. I guess I've never been normal, not what you call Establishment. I'm country."

- Johnny Cash.

25. "All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love."

- Johnny Cash.

Johnny Cash Quotes From Song Lyrics

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26. "I hurt myself today

To see if I still feel

I focus on the pain

The only thing that's real."

- Johnny Cash, 'Hurt'.

27. "Oh, fear is a liar with a smooth and velvet tongue

Fear is a tyrant, he's always telling me to run

Oh, love is a resurrection and love is a trumpet sound."

- Johnny Cash, 'Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down'.

28. "Now, I don't blame him cause he run and hid

But the meanest thing that he ever did

Was before he left, he went and named me 'Sue'".

- Johnny Cash, 'A Boy Named Sue'.

29. "When I was just a baby my mama told me

'Son, always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns'

But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die."

- Johnny Cash, 'Folsom Prison Blues'.

30. "Gather round me people there's a story I would tell

About a brave young Indian you should remember well."

- Johnny Cash, 'The Ballad Of Ira Hayes'.

31. "Don't take your guns to town son

Leave your guns at home Bill

Don't take your guns to town."

- Johnny Cash, 'Don't Take Your Guns To Town'.

32. "I wear this crown of thorns

Upon my liar's chair

Full of broken thoughts

I cannot repair

Beneath the stains of time

The feelings disappear."

- Johnny Cash, 'Hurt'.

33. "I hear the train a comin'

It's rolling round the bend

And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when

I'm stuck in Folsom prison."

- Johnny Cash, 'Folsom Prison Blues'.

34. "Son, this world is rough

And if a man's gonna make it, he's gotta be tough

And I knew I wouldn't be there to help ya along.

So I give ya that name and I said goodbye."

- Johnny Cash, 'A Boy Named Sue'.

35. "And when the fight was over

And when Old Glory raised

Among the men who held it high

Was the Indian, Ira Hayes."

- Johnny Cash, 'The Ballad Of Ira Hayes'.

36. "When I hear that trumpet sound

I'm gonna rise up outta the ground

There ain't no grave

Gonna hold my body down."

- Johnny Cash, 'Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down'.

37. "Take one fresh and tender kiss

Add one stolen night of bliss

One girl, one boy, some grief,

some joy Memories are made of this."

- Johnny Cash, 'Memories Are Made Of This'.

38. "Deep in the heart of the infinite darkness, a tiny blue marble is spinning through space.  

- Johnny Cash, 'Love Is The Way'.

39. "Save my love through loneliness

Save my love for sorrow

I'm given you my onliness

Come give your tomorrow!"

- Johnny Cash, 'If I Were A Carpenter'.

40. "What have I become

My sweetest friend

Everyone I know goes away

In the end."

- Johnny Cash, 'Hurt'.

41. "I remember when I was a lad,

times were hard and things were bad.

But there's a silver lining behind every cloud."

- Johnny Cash, 'Daddy Sang Bass'.

Johnny Cash Quotes On Life

In this category you will find Johnny Cash quotes about life, Johnny Cash inspirational quotes, Johnny Cash Christian quotes, Johnny Cash about June and Johnny Cash tattoo quotes.

42. "And he decides who to free and who to blame

Everybody won't be treated all the same

There'll be a golden ladder reachin' down

When the man comes around…"

- Johnny Cash, 'When The Man Comes Around'.

43. "You miss a lot of opportunities by making mistakes, but that's part of it: knowing that you're not shut out forever, and that there's a goal you still can reach."

- Johnny Cash.

44. "Life and love go on, let the music play."

- Johnny Cash.

45. "I knew that when I left there at the age of 18, I wouldn't be back. And it was common knowledge among all the people there that when you graduate from high school here, you go to college or go get a job or something and do it on your own."

- Johnny Cash.

46. "I love the freedoms we got in this country, I appreciate your freedom to burn your flag if you want to, but I really appreciate my right to bear arms so I can shoot you if you try to burn mine."

- Johnny Cash.

47. "You can ask the people around me. I don't give up. I don't give up. I don't give - and it's not out of frustration and desperation that I say I don't give up. I don't give up because I don't give up. I don't believe in it."

- Johnny Cash.

48. "There is a spiritual side to me that goes real deep, but I confess right up front that I'm the biggest sinner of them all."

- Johnny Cash.

49. "Life is the question and life is the answer, and God is the reason and love is the way."

- Johnny Cash.

50. "Six foot six he stood on the ground

He weighed two hundred and thirty-five pounds

But I saw that giant of a man brought down

To his knees by love"

- Johnny Cash, 'A Thing Called Love'.

51. "You have to be what you are. Whatever you are, you gotta be it."

- Johnny Cash.

52. "The Master of Life's been good to me. He has given me strength to face past illnesses, and victory in the face of defeat. He has given me life and joy where other saw oblivion... Life and love go on, let the music play."

- Johnny Cash.

53. "I learn from my mistakes.  It’s a very painful way to learn, but without pain, the old saying is, there’s no gain."

- Johnny Cash.

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