Johnny Cash was a distinguished American actor, guitarist, songwriter, singer and author. He is considered as one of the best-selling music artists of all time with a whopping sales record of 90 million across the globe. He is also considered as the most prominent musician 20th century ever had. He was primarily known for the country music, however, his songs and music also embraced blues, folk, gospel, rockabilly and rock and roll. He received the golden honor of being inducted in ‘Rock and Roll’, ‘Gospel Music’ and ‘Country Music Halls of Fame’ for his crossover. His choice of wearing dark clothing while performing live and singing songs which were based on ‘dark themes’ earned him the nickname of ‘The Man In Black’. His songs echoed about his troubled past and other themes of oddity, redemption, misfortune and pathos. Here are some thoughts and quotes by the renowned artist which have been excerpted from his lyrics, work, views, songs and life. Read through the quotes and sayings by Johnny Cash that will stir you to build on failures.
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.
The things that have always been important: to be a good man, to try to live my life the way God would have me, to turn it over to Him that His will might be worked in my life, to do my work without looking back, to give it all I've got, and to take pride in my work as an honest performer.
You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.
That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station.
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.
There's no way around grief and loss: you can dodge all you want, but sooner or later you just have to go into it, through it, and, hopefully, come out the other side. The world you find there will never be the same as the world you left.