61+ Best Johnny Cash Quotes: Exclusive Selection

John R. “Johnny” Cash was one of the most influential singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is also one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

His genre-spanning songs and sound embraced country music, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. Most famous and inspirational quotes by Johnny Cash will enrich your perspective while encouraging you to face life’s challenges.

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Johnny Cash’s Legendary Quotes

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.

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 do my work without looking back, to give it all I’ve got, and to take pride in my work as an honest performer.

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.

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

Sometimes, I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.

Somehow there’s been an immediate bonding between total strangers. We share each other’s triumphs, and when one of us gets hurt, we all bleed — it’s corny, I know, but it’s true.

When I record somebody else’s song, I have to make it my own or it doesn’t feel right. I’ll say to myself, I wrote this and he doesn’t know it!

Inspirational Life Quotes By Johnny Cash

Loneliness is emptiness, but happiness is you.

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

I’m not bitter. Why should I be bitter? I’m thrilled to death with life.

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

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

Stop your ears and close you eyes and try to find the face of love.

I took the easy way, and to an extent I regret that. Still, though, the way we did it was honest. We played it and sang it the way we felt it, and there’s a lot to be said for that.

I found out that there weren’t too many limitations, if I did it my way.

I love to go to the studio and stay there 10 to 12 hours a day. I love it. What is it? I don’t know. It’s life.

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

I feel comfortable in black.

If you don’t get outside every day, even for a minute, you have not appreciated what God has done. It makes you grateful for our surroundings, and it starts your day differently.

No matter how much you’ve sinned, no matter how much you’ve stumbled, no matter how much you fall, no matter how far you’ve got from God, don’t give up. You can still be redeemed. As someone says, keep the faith.

I’m very shy really. I spend a lot of time in my room alone reading or writing or watching television.

Life and love go on, let the music play.

We fell madly in love and we worked together all the time, and when the tour was over we both had to go home to other people. It hurt.

When my wife died, I booked myself into the studio just to work, to occupy myself.

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

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.

I wear black because I’m comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it’s hot I’m comfortable in light blue.

Life is rough so you gotta be tough.

There’s unconditional love there. You hear that phrase a lot, but it’s real with me and her.

I read novels but I also read the Bible. And study it, you know? And the more I learn, the more excited I get.

Beneath the stains of time the feeling disappears, you are someone else, I am still right here.

I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.

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

Been each week we lose a hundred fine young man.

Famous Johnny Cash Quotes

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.

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.

There’s no more simple life with simple choices for the young.

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.

I wear the black in the morning for the lives that could have.

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

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone.

Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.

Because you are mine, I walk the line.

You still fascinate and inspire me… You’re the object of my desire, the number one Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.

My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don’t ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father

The ones that you’re calling wild are going to be the leaders in a little while.

That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis.Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station.

God gives us life and takes us away as He sees fit.

She loves me in spite of everything, in spite of myself. She has saved my life more than once. She’s always been there with her love, and it has certainly made me forget the pain for a long time, many times.

For you I know I’d even try to turn the tide.

This morning, with her, having coffee.

I love to go to the studio and stay there 10 or 12 hours a day. I love it. What is it? I don’t know. It’s life.

The fire and excitement may be gone now that we don’t go out there and sing anymore, but the ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.

The taste of love is sweet when heart like ours meet.

We’re all in this together if we’re in it at all.

I start a lot more songs than I finish, because I realize when I get into them, they’re no good. I don’t throw them away, I just put them away, store them, get them out of sight.

Until things are brighter. I’m the man in black.

If this were a movie, I’d be the bad guy.