Johnny Cash

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (11)

  • Johnny Cash: (about what he thinks God will tell him when he gets to heaven) He'll say, "Welcome in, my good and faithful servant. You've been faithful in a few things."

  • Johnny Cash: (about feeling like an outsider in Nashville) I always have felt on the outskirts of Nashville physically, spiritually and emotionally. I never did totally conform.

  • Johnny Cash: (about his song "Hurt") I think Hurt is the best anti-drug song I ever heard. It's a song about a man's pain and what we're capable of doing to ourselves and the possibility that we don't have to do that anymore. I could relate to that from the very beginning.

  • Johnny Cash: 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. He was a good, strong man who provided for his family. That was his sole purpose in life when I was growing up.

  • Johnny Cash: 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: I did not vote for Mr. Bush, let's leave it at that.

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

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Trivia (53)

  • Johnny got his first guitar in Germany, while working for the Air Force, for $5.

  • At the age of 17, Johnny entered his first talent show and won $5.

  • When Johnny was young, his mother played the guitar and the family would sing hymns on the front porch.

  • Johnny's father was Ray and his mother was Carrie.

  • In 2005, a movie based on Johnny's life, Walk the Line, was released.

  • Cash died at age 71.

  • Though primarily classified as 'Country Music', Johnny's music contains elements of Rock & Roll, Folk Music, BlueGrass, Blues, and Gospel.

  • Johnny's longtime lakeside home in Hendersonville, Tennessee was bought by a corporation owned by the Bee Gees member Barry Gibb in January 2006.

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