Johnny Cash Quotes

Who is Johnny Cash?

Johnny Cash was an American country singer.

Born February 26, 1932
Died September 12, 2003

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

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

“Everybody was wearing rhinestones, all those sparkly clothes, and cowboy boots. I decided to wear a black shirt and pants and see if I could get by with it. I did and I've worn black clothes ever since. ”

“Flesh and blood needs flesh and blood, and you're the one I need.”

“For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“I have tried drugs and a little of everything else, and there iss nothing in the world more soul-satisfying than having the kingdom of God building inside you and growing.”

“I knew I wanted to sing when I was a very small boy. When I was probably 4 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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I love weather. I'm a connoisseur of weather. Wherever my travels take me, the first thing I do is turn on the weather channel and see what's going on, what's coming. I like to know about regional weather patterns, how storms are created in different altitudes, what kinds of clouds are forming or dissipating or blowing through, where the winds are coming from, where they've been. That's not a passion everybody shares, I know, but I don't believe there are any people on earth who, properly sheltered, don't feel the peace inside a summer rain and the cleansing it brings, the renewal of the earth in its aftermath.”

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“I myself can't go too long without real Southern fried chicken, skillet cornbread, and all the other wonderful staples of my home food.”

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

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“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.”

“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 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.”

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

“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.”

“I'm not bitter. Why should I be bitter? I'm thrilled to death with life.”

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

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

“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.”

“Let me tell you, Mr. teacher when you say you'll make me right, in five hundred years of fighting not one Indian turned white.”

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

“My paradise: This morning, with her, having coffee.”

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“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.”

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

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