Walk the Line

Walk the Line quotes

51 total quotes (ID: 617)

Major cast


Johnny Cash: You know what your problem is, June Carter? You are afraid to be in love, you are afraid of losing control. And you know what, June Carter, I think you are afraid of livin' in my big fat shadow.
June Carter: Oh really? Is that what my problem is?
Johnny Cash: Yes.
June Carter: My problem is that it's 2 A.M. My problem in I'm asleep. I'm on a tour bus with eight stinkin' men. Rule number one: Don't propose to a girl on a bus, you got that? Rule number two: Don't tell her it's because you had a bad dream.
Johnny Cash: June?
June Carter: What?
Johnny Cash: Marry me.
[June glares.]
Johnny Cash: Ok... Ok fine... but that's the last time I'm asking.
June Carter: Well, good. I hate reruns.


Johnny Cash: You're an angel.
June Carter: No, I'm not.
Johnny Cash: You've been there with me.
June Carter: I had a friend who needed help. You're my friend.
Johnny Cash: But I've done so many bad things.
June Carter: You've done a few, that's true.
Johnny Cash: My daddy's right. It should have been me on that saw. Jack was so good. He would have done so many good things. What have I done? Just hurt everybody I know. I know I've hurt you. I'm nothin'
June Carter: You're not nothin'. You are not nothin'. You are a good man, and God has given you a second chance to make things right, John. This is your chance, honey. This is your chance.

June Carter: [on stage with Johnny] We've got these people all revved up, John. Now c'mon, let's sing Jackson for 'em.
Johnny Cash: You got me all revved up. Now I've asked you forty different ways and it's time you come up with a fresh answer.
June Carter: Please sing.
Johnny Cash: I'm asking you to marry me. I love you, June. Now I know I said and done a lotta things, that I hurt you, but I promise, I'll never do that again. I only want to take care of you. I will not leave you like that dutch boy with your finger in the dam.
[June shakes her head.]
Johnny Cash: June, you're my best friend...[whispers] Marry Me...
June Carter: [quietly] All right.
Johnny Cash: Yeah?
[They kiss and the crowd cheers.]

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!

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: You walked here all the way from Nashville?
Johnny Cash: Yeah, well, walking is good for you...

Maybelle Carter: You should go down there to him, June.
June Carter: Mama?
Maybelle Carter: He's all mixed up.
June Carter: I am not goin' down there, if I go down there...
Maybelle Carter: You're already are down there, honey.

Vivian Cash: John, you can't wear that one, it's black.
Johnny Cash: It's all I have, Vivian.
Vivian Cash: It looks like you're goin' to a funeral.
Johnny Cash: Maybe I am...

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.

Warden: Mr. Cash? The record company asks you not to play any songs that would remind the prisoners that they are in jail.
Johnny Cash: Do you think they forget?
Warden: Perhaps you and your wife can do another spiritual.
Johnny Cash: She's not my wife, warden. I keep askin' her and she keeps sayin' "no".

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.

Young J.R. Cash: How come you're so good?
Young Jack Cash: [laughs] I ain't
Young J.R. Cash: You pick five times more than me.
Young Jack Cash: Well, I'm bigger than you are.
Young J.R. Cash: You know every story in the scripture.
Young Jack Cash: Well, you know every song im mama's hymnal!
Young J.R. Cash: Song are easy.
Young Jack Cash: [laughs] It ain't for me.
Young J.R. Cash: There's more words in the Bible than in the Heavenly Highway Hymns.
Young Jack Cash: Look, J.R., if I'm going to be a preacher one day, I gotta know the Bible from front to back. I mean, you can't help nobody if you can't tell the right story.

Young J.R. Cash: They said that by noon today, it's gonna be a hundred and four.
Ray Cash: Every race station is sayin' that to get them ****s off.
Carrie Cash: Ray, why don't you let J.R. take the babies in?
Ray Cash: I told Roz we'd have a crop today. What do I say if he pulls up here and we're shy? You ready to unload that piano?
Carrie Cash: We're not selling Daddy's piano. And I'm not the one in Bartstown drinkin' every Saturday.
[Ray angrily kicks a can.]
Carrie Cash: [continuing to work, singing] Am I a soldier of the cross, And shall I fear...
Young J.R. Cash: [joining in] ...to own His cause, Or speak to blush His name.

Young Jack Cash: [dying] Do you hear them, J.R.? Do you hear them angels?
Carrie Cash: I can hear them, Jack, they're beautiful. They're so beautiful.

[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.