37 Johnny Cash Quotes About Love, Life & More

37 Johnny Cash Quotes About Love, Life & More

Last updated on January 5th, 2024 at 11:03 am

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Johnny Cash was a famous American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. He was one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Cash sold more than 90 million records globally, including ten platinum albums.

Johnny Cash was born on 26 February 1932 in Arkansas, United States. His mom wanted to name him John, and his dad wanted to call him Ray, so they compromised and named him J.R. Cash. As initials were not allowed as a first name, he changed it to John R. Cash. Check out our famous Johnny Cash quotes to motivate yourself and learn from his failures.

Cash started drinking a lot and even became addicted to some drugs, which affected his career. But later, with the help of his second wife, June Carter, he started refocusing on his career and getting back on track.

Throughout his career, he received 11 Grammy awards. He was introduced to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. He even received the Kennedy Center Honors, the National Medal of the Arts, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

We have collected some famous Johnny Cash quotes to inspire you.

Johnny Cash Quotes About Love

Johnny Cash and June Carter were undoubtedly the most iconic country music couple of all time. Their love story transcended all barriers of time, addiction, success, and fame. Cash and Carter overcame hurdles in their personal lives and industry obstacles that could have prevented them from being together. After their marriage, the couple remained together throughout their lives.

“Happiness is being at peace, being with loved ones, being comfortable…but most of all, it’s having those loved ones.”

JOHNNY CASH

Loneliness is emptiness, but happiness is you.”

JOHNNY CASH
SOURCE: SONG: HAPPINESS IS YOU, 1966

“Life and love go on, let the music play.”

JOHNNY CASH

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

JOHNNY CASH

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

JOHNNY CASH
Johnny Cash Quotes About Love
“The taste of love is sweet , when heart like ours meet.”

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

JOHNNY CASH
SOURCE: SONG: HURT SO BAD

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

JOHNNY CASH
SOURCE: SONG: LOVE IS THE WAY

“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.”

JOHNNY CASH

“A person knows when it just seems to feel right to them. Listen to your heart.”

JOHNNY CASH
SOURCE: “MUSIC’S MAN IN BLACK”. THE ACADEMY OF ACHIEVEMENT INTERVIEW

Johnny Cash Quotes About Life

Cash became most famous when his music, “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line,” was published. And later, it became number one on the country charts and even crossed over into the pop chart.
As his career began to take off, he started drinking regularly. He became addicted to drugs, which led to the cancellation of his performance. He was even arrested seven times for this offence. Check out these Johnny Cash quotes on life for more!

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

JOHNNY CASH
SOURCE: IMDB
Johnny Cash Quotes About Life
“I found out that there weren’t too many limitations, if I did it my way.”

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

“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
SOURCE: “MAN IN BLACK”

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

JOHNNY CASH

“Life is rough so you gotta be tough.”

JOHNNY CASH

“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.”

JOHNNY CASH
Johnny Cash Quotes About Life
“Sometimes I am two people. Johnny is the nice one. Cash causes all the trouble. They fight.”

“A rose looks grey at midnight, but the flame is just asleep. And steel is strong because it knows the hammer and white heat.”

JOHNNY CASH

“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
SOURCE: IMDB

Johnny Cash Quotes On Motivation

Cash struggles a lot in his personal and professional life, but he never gives up. He saw many ups and downs in his life and still stands as a solid rock. If you have heard or read his songs, then you can see the pain behind those songs.

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

JOHNNY CASH
SOURCE: SONG: WHAT IS TRUTH?

“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.”

JOHNNY CASH

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

JOHNNY CASH
SOURCE: IMDb
Johnny Cash Quotes On Motivation
“You have to be what you are. Whatever you are, you gotta be it.”

“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.”

JOHNNY CASH

“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

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

JOHNNY CASH

“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

“Money can’t buy back your youth when you’re old, a friend when you’re lonely, or peace to your soul.”

JOHNNY CASH
Johnny Cash Quotes On Motivation
“It’s good to know who hates you and it is good to be hated by the right people.”

Johnny Cash Quotes On Faith

When cash was under the influence of drugs, he attempted suicide by going down into the cave, but instead, he passed out on the floor. Then he experienced God’s presence in his heart; he followed a faint light and slight breeze out of the cave safely.
He considered this incident as a rebirth – a second chance. He believes that Nickajack Cave is a spiritual place. After that, he took time to work on his addictions to drugs, get back on track, and start refocusing on his career.

“Creative people have to be fed from the divine source. I have to get fed. I had to get filled up in order to pour out.”

JOHNNY CASH

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

“We’ll all be equal under the grass, and God’s got a heaven for country trash.”

JOHNNY CASH
SOURCE: SONG: COUNTRY TRASH

“My arms are too short to box with God.”

JOHNNY CASH

“When God forgave me, I figured I’d better do it too.”

JOHNNY CASH
Johnny Cash Quotes On Faith
“The gospel of Christ must always be an open door with a welcome sign for all.”

“Jesus will not fail me, I shall not be moved.”

JOHNNY CASH
SOURCE: SONG: “I SHALL NOT BE MOVED”

From 1954 to 2003, Cash recorded 96 albums and 170 singles during his career. Cash wrote two autobiographies decades apart, Man in Black was written in 1975, and Cash: The Autobiography in 1997.

If you are inspired by his life journey then you must check out Barack Obama Quotes for more inspiration.

Curated by: Isha Saini

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