Walk the Line

Walk the Line quotes

51 total quotes (ID: 617)

Major cast


[After record producer Sam Phillips stops Cash's band a couple of verses into their audition.]
Sam Phillips: You know exactly what I'm telling you. We've already heard that song a hundred times. Just like that. Just... like... how... you.. sing it.
Johnny Cash: Well, you didn't let us bring it home.
Sam Phillips: Bring... bring it home? All right, let's bring it home. If you was hit by a truck and you was lying out there in that gutter dying, and you had one time to sing one song. Huh? One song that people would remember before you're dirt. One song that would let God know how you felt about your time here on Earth. One song that would sum you up. You tellin' me that's the song you'd sing? That same Jimmy Davis tune we hear on the radio all day, about your peace within, and how it's real, and how you're gonna shout it? Or... would you sing somethin' different. Somethin' real. Somethin' you felt. Cause I'm telling you right now, that's the kind of song that truly saves people. It ain't got nothin' to do with believin' in God, Mr. Cash. It has to do with believin' in yourself.
Johnny Cash: I got a couple of songs I wrote in the Air Force. You got anything against the Air Force?
Sam Phillips: No.
Johnny Cash: I do.


Elvis Presley: You sound real good tonight, Cash. Real tight.
Johnny Cash: Thank you.
Elvis Presley: Want some chilli fries?
Johnny Cash: No, that's alright.

[Vivian talks to Johnny, and points to a bag.]
Vivian Cash: That bag over there are letters from ten to one from girls. Ten to one, and there obscene. Reba's been trying to answer some of them, but half of them ain't even fifteen, and they sending pictures of themselves in bathing suits. Pictures for you to look at while you're doing time at Folsom.

Johnny Cash: Jerry Lee, just sit your ass down. Just sit down. [spots a motel] Looks like we're here.
June Carter: Oh, thank goodness. Get me outta this car with all these boys.

Elvis Presley: Nice job out there, Cash.
Jerry Lee Lewis: That's right, kiss his ass!
Johnny Cash: Hey, Jerry Lee, does your momma know you're out?
Jerry Lee Lewis: [laughing] She know, Johnny, she knows.

Johnny Cash: See, June, they want to see us together.
June Carter: All right, well, quit that clutchin' on me now and I'll sing with you, but you gotta quit that clutchin' on me.

[Johnny and June on stage before an audience, away from mic.]
June Carter: John, I'm not gonna sing that song, it's inappropriate. I recorded it with my ex-husband, and I'm not gonna sing it.
[Johnny signals to start music.]
Johnny Cash: There's no better way to put it behind you.
June Carter: I'm not gonna do it!
Johnny Cash: June, just sing.
[Johnny and June begin a duet.]

Waylon Jennings: How come you ain't ever tried this kind of pickin', Luther?
[Luther picks a song on his guitar.]
Luther Perkins: Well, Waylon, whatever you're lookin' for, I've already found.

June Carter: There's too many "if"s and "not"s in that sentence.
Johnny Cash: There's only one actually. [shouting] There's only one "if" in that sentence, June! [to Jerry Lee] I-I thought it was a good point... I mean, there is only one.

June Carter: So y'all sit down, squat down or lie down but make yourselves at home 'cause here's the one and only, Mr. Johnny Cash!

[repeated line]
Johnny Cash: Hello, I'm Johnny Cash.

Johnny Cash: June, these are my daughters Rosanne, Tara, and Kathy.
June Carter: Hi. Those are really pretty good ribbons on your dresses.
Vivian Cash: June?
June Cater: Yeah?
Vivian Cash: Steer clear of my children.
Johnny Cash: Viv...
June Carter: I was just saying hello.
Vivian Cash: You heard me.

[June sees Johnny eating peanuts.]
June Carter: Can I have one
Johnny Cash: Yeah.
[Johnny takes a peanut out of the bag and holds it above June's mouth.]
Johnny Cash: Open your mouth...
[June opens her mouth, but Johnny snatches it away and eats it.]
June Carter: John!
Johnny Cash: I'm sorry, I'm sorry... here.
[Johnny takes another peanut out of the bag and holds it over June's mouth.]
Johnny Cash: Open your mouth... Open your mouth...
June Carter: No... I don't trust you...
Johnny Cash: Oh, June, don't say that...
June Carter: I don't...
Johnny Cash: Yes, you do... now open your mouth...
[June opens her mouth, but Johnny snatches away the peanut from her again.]
June Carter: [playfully hits Johnny] John, you are a mean man! You are a mean man, and I knew it... I knew it all along...

Johnny Cash: Tell me you don't love me.
June Carter: I don't love you.
Johnny Cash: [grinning] You're as liar.
June Carter: I guess you ain't got no problems then.

Vivian Cash: Your mama was here. Your daddy too.
Johnny Cash: Oh yeah. And what'd he say?
Vivian Cash: He said now you won't have to work so hard to make people think you've been in jail.