Walk the Line

Walk the Line quotes

51 total quotes (ID: 617)

Major cast


Jerry Lee Lewis: We're all going to hell for the songs we sing. People listen to them, they're going to hell too. God gave us a great big apple, see, and He said don't touch it. He didn't say touch it once in a while; He didn't say take a nibble when you're hungry; He said don't touch it! Don't think about touchin' it, don't sing about touchin' it, don't think about singin' about touchin' it!
June Carter: And what about me Jerry Lee; am I going to hell too?
Jerry Lee Lewis: No, June, you're beautiful.
June Carter: Sleepy is what I am.
Jerry Lee Lewis: [to Johnny] She's making me fall in love with her.


Johnny Cash: Oh no! We surrender!
June Carter: What was I thinkin'? I must be crazy! Y'all can't walk no line! Y'all gonna blow this tour!
Luther Perkins: We ain't gonna blow the tour, June!
June Carter: I am not gonna be that little dutch boy with my finger in the dam no more!
Johnny Cash: You're lyin' to yourself, June! If you think it's about a tour! This isn't about a tour! This isn't about a song!

[Johnny and June are arguing.]
Johnny Cash: You're still not talking to me, June?
June Carter: You're not allowed to speak to me tonight, after that stunt you pulled. The only place you're allowed to speak to me is on stage, do you understand?
Johnny Cash: What did I do?
June Carter: I don't know. Why don't you ask your big fat shadow?
Johnny Cash: Come on, baby.
June Carter: [mocking Johnny] Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby!
[June closes the door in Johnny's face.]

Johnny Cash: It's all right, it just happened.
June Carter: Just happened?
Johnny Cash: Yeah.
June Carter: You wear black 'cause you can't find anything else to wear? You found your sound 'cause you can't play no better? You tried to kiss me because "it just happened"? You should try to take credit for something every once in a while, John.

Johnny Cash: So, where's your truck driver?
June Carter: Stock car driver. And you'll be happy to know things aren't working out between the two of us.
Johnny Cash: It doesn't make me happy! Well... maybe a little it does.

Johnny Cash: I want to marry you and I'm telling you it's the time.
June Carter: Well I'm telling you with a hundred certainty that it is not the time. It's not about time, it's not the right time, it's not even quarter to the right time.

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.]

Joaquin Phoenix: Johnny Cash

Reese Witherspoon: June Carter

Ginnifer Goodwin: Vivian Cash

[J.R. turns up the radio.]
Young J.R. Cash: Guess which Carter that is.
Young Jack Cash: I don't know, J.R.
Young J.R. Cash: Guess...
Young Jack Cash: Anita?
Young J.R. Cash: Nope...
Young Jack Cash: Who?
Young J.R. Cash: June.

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.

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...