Loneliness is emptiness, but happiness is you.— Johnny Cash
The most stunning Johnny Cash quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
If you aren't gonna say exactly how and what you feel, you might as well not say anything at all.
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.
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.
Life is rough so you gotta be tough.
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.
I learn from my mistakes. It’s a very painful way to learn, but without pain, the old saying is, there’s no gain.
Life and love go on, let the music play.
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.
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.
Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.
The Master of Lifes 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. He Has given new purpose to live for, new services to render and old wounds to heal. Life and love go on, let the music play.
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.
My arms are too short to box with God.
All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.
Life is the question and life is the answer, and God is the reason and love is the way.
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 love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God.
A rose looks grey at midnight, but the flame is just asleep.
And steel is strong because it knows the hammer and white heat.
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.
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.
Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town, I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, But is there because he's a victim of the times. I wear the black for those who never read
It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think.
We'll all be equal under the grass, and God's got a heaven for country trash.
When God forgave me, I figured I'd better do it too.
I like to sit on the front porch of an old cabin I built in the woods and just listen to the birds; I like to fish in the pond and I always throw the fish back.
I have tried drugs and a little of everything else, and there is nothing in the world more soul-satisfying than having the kingdom of God building inside you and growing.
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.
Until things are brighter.. I'm the man in black.
All your life, you will be faced with a choice.
You can choose love positivity and gratitude that things aren't worse or hate negativity and bitterness that things aren't better ...I choose love positivity and gratitude that things aren't worse.
The beast in me Is caged by frail and fragile bars.
A person knows when it just seems to feel right to them. Listen to your heart.
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone.
After about three lessons my voice teacher said, 'Don't take voice lessons. Do it your way. You're a song stylist. Always do it your way.'
It's all fleeting. As fame is fleeting, so are all the trappings of fame fleeting. The money, the clothes, the furniture.
Oh, I'd love to wear a rainbow everyday, And tell the world that everything's okay, But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back, Till things are brighter, I'm the Man in Black.
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.
I read novels but I also read the Bible. And study it, you know? And the more I learn, the more excited I get.
I was wearing black clothes almost from the beginning. I feel comfortable in black. I felt like black looked good onstage, that it was attractive, so I started wearing it all the time.
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.
I'm very shy really. I spend a lot of time in my room alone reading or writing or watching television.
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide.
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.
Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.
You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.
I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian.
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!
I wear black because I'm comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it's hot I'm comfortable in light blue.
When I was 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.
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.