June Carter Quotes in Walk the Line (2005)


June Carter Quotes:

  • June Carter: [on stage w/John] We've got these people all revved up, John. Now c'mon, let's sing Jackson for 'em.

    Johnny Cash: You've 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 Carter: [shakes head]

    Johnny Cash: You're my best friend. Marry me.

    June Carter: [quietly] All right.

    Johnny Cash: Yeah?

    [They kiss & the crowd cheers]

  • 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 just tried to kiss me because "it just happened?" You should try take credit for something every once in a while, John.

  • Johnny Cash: Aw, June, love's more important than the tour.

    June Carter: Is that right?

    Johnny Cash: Yes, it is.

    June Carter: Well, then start loving yourself, so we can go back to work.

  • Johnny Cash: Tell me you don't love me.

    June Carter: I don't love you.

    Johnny Cash: [grinning] You're a liar.

    June Carter: I guess you ain't go no problems then.

  • 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.


    June Carter: Y'all can't walk no line!

  • 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're a good man, and God has given you a second chance to make things right, John. This is your chance, honey.

  • 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 is 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.

  • Jerry Lee Lewis: We're all going to hell for the songs we sing!

    June Carter: And what about me, Jerry Lee; am I going to hell too?

    Jerry Lee Lewis: No, June, you're beautiful.

    Jerry Lee Lewis: [Later] She's making me fall in love with her.

  • June Carter: [Sees John eating peanuts] Can I have one?

    Johnny Cash: Yeah.

    [Takes a peanut out of the bag and holds it above June's mouth]

    Johnny Cash: Open your mouth...

    June Carter: [June opens her mouth, but John snatches it away and eats it]

    June Carter: John!

    Johnny Cash: I'm sorry, I'm sorry... here.

    [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 Carter: [June opens her mouth, but John snatches away the peanut from her again]

    June Carter: [Playfully hits John] John, you are a mean man! You're a mean man, and I knew it... I knew it all along...

  • June Carter: I gotta tell you, I can't sing tonight. I got the laryngitis.

    [Crowd laughs]

    June Carter: Y'all laughin, but I do.

    Billy: We just heard you hollerin up a storm back there.

    June Carter: Well, I didn't have it then, Billy.

  • 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 clutchin' on me.

  • Johnny Cash: I want to marry you and I am telling you it's the time.

    June Carter: Well I'm telling you with 100 percent 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: Baby baby baby...

  • June Carter: It burns. It burns.

  • June Carter: There's too many "if"s in that sentence.

    Johnny Cash: There's only one actually.


    Johnny Cash: There's only one "if" in that sentence, June!

    [looking at Jerry Lee]

    Johnny Cash: I-I thought it was a good point... I mean, there is only one.

  • [John and June on stage before an audience, away from mic]

    June Carter: John, I'm not gonna sing that song, it's inappropriate.

    [John signals to start music]

    June Carter: I recorded it with my ex-husband,

    [music starts]

    June Carter: and I'm not gonna sing it.

    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.

    [John and June begin a duet]

  • June Carter: [after an argument] You are not allowed to speak to me. After that stunt you pulled on the bus, the only place you are allowed to speak to me is on stage. Do you understand?

    Johnny Cash: What'd I do?

    June Carter: Gee, I don't know. Why don't you ask your big, fat shadow?

  • June Carter: You walked here all the way from Nashville?

    Johnny Cash: Yeah, well, walking is good for you...

  • Johnny Cash: Marry me, June.

    June Carter: Oh please, get up off your knees, you look pathetic.

  • June Carter: Ya'll can't walk no line.

  • Johnny Cash: I think it's about time, June.

    June Carter: Time for what?

    Johnny Cash: For you and me... to get married.

    June Carter: Go to sleep, John.

  • June Carter: [Looks at John] Ya you're goin' to Jackson, you big talkin' man...

  • June Carter: [to Johnny] You got a hitch in your giddy-up?

  • 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: Looks like we're here.

    June Carter: Oh, thank goodness. Get me outta this car with all these boys.

  • 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!

  • Johnny Cash: You know, when I was in the service, I used to look at pictures of you. In magazines.

    June Carter: ...Oh?

    Johnny Cash: Oh, no. It's... It's not like that.

  • Johnny Cash: June, that stuff will just work itself out.

    June Carter: No, it does not work itself out. People work it out for you and you think it works itself out.

  • Johnny Cash: You know when I was in the service... I used to look at pictures of you... you know, in magazines.

    June Carter: [pretending to be concerned] Oh.

    Johnny Cash: [with a pre-devised apology] No... Oh no, it wasn't like that. I mean, I... I liked your music, you know?

    June Carter: Yeah?

    Johnny Cash: Yeah... Oh yeah, I mean, you were, well, you are... I mean, l-I kept track of you. You and your family. I listened to your voice my whole life, you know? Me and my brother, Jack... we always listened to your songs. Like "Swallerin' Place."

    June Carter: Yeah...

    Johnny Cash: Yeah. We liked it when you'd sing one alone.

    June Carter: Well, you and Jack are the only ones.

    Johnny Cash: What do you mean?

    June Carter: I'm not really much of a singer, Johnny. I mean, I got a lot of personality, I got sass... I give it my all, but my sister Anita's really the one who's got the pipes.

    Johnny Cash: [averting his eyes] Well, who said that?

    June Carter: Everybody. My mama, my daddy. That's how come I learned to be funny... so I'd have something to offer.

  • Five and Dime Manager: Divorce is an abomination. Marriage is for life.

    June Carter: I'm sorry I let you down, ma'am.

  • June Carter: Do you know what I like even more than chess?

    George Wade: Pokémon?

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