Johnny Cash nunca pretendio ser mejor que nadie, ni un santo, ni creer que siempre tenia razon, fue alcoholico y drogadicto y paso un tiempo en prision... pero siempre tuvo fe en Dios.
"My father told me early on about having a life in God. Their faith was the light of their life. They always professed it--their faith and their relationship with Christ. I learned by example, from watching them get through their struggles. They'd always come back to their faith."
"The Master of Life's been good to me. He has given me strength to face past illnesses, and victory in the face of defeat. He has given me life and joy where other saw oblivion. He Has given new purpose to live for, new services to render and old wounds to heal. Life and love go on, let the music play."
"Creative people have to be fed from the divine source. I have to get fed. I had to get filled up in order to pour out."
"When God forgave me, I figured I'd better do it too."
"If you don't get outside every day, even for a minute, you have not appreciated what God has done. It makes you grateful for our surroundings, and it starts your day differently."
"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."
"My arms are too short to box with God."*
"I'm not bitter. Why should I be bitter? I'm thrilled to death with life. Life is—the way God has given it to me was just a platter—a golden platter of life laid out there for me. It's been beautiful."
"I wear the black for those who never read,
Or listened to the words that Jesus said,
About the road to happiness through love and charity,
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me...
I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold…"
From "The Man in Black"
by Johnny Cash
"My record company would rather I'd be in prison than in church."
"There was nothing left of me. I had drifted so far away from God and every stabilizing force in my life that I felt there was no hope…My separation from Him, the deepest and most ravaging of the various kinds of loneliness I'd felt over the years, seemed finally complete. It wasn't. I thought I'd left Him, but He hadn't left me. I felt something very powerful start to happen to me, a sensation of utter peace, clarity, and sobriety. Then my mind started focusing on God."
"I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God."