“You build on failure. You use it as a steppingstone. 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.”

“Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.”

“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 can’t go on back and undo what’s been done, you’ve gotta go on.”

“I’m not scared of anything or any man but losing you scares me to death.”

“God’s the reason I’m singing all these songs.”

“Love is a burning thing, and it makes a fiery ring, bound by wild desire, I fell into a ring of fire.”

“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.”

“Life is rough so you gotta be tough.”

“There’s no one who’s gonna take my place. The world is too hollow for someone like me. You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.”

“I walk the line.”

“Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem.” 12 WEDDING ANNIVERSARY QUOTES

“The ones that have stayed with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them.”

“The spirit of the Lord sure can lead a man in some mighty strange ways.”

“You’ve got to know your limitations. I don’t know what your limitations are. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren’t too many limitations if I did it my way.”

“Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.”

“I point to the sky, the sky is above not below, it’s got to be a heaven somewhere.”

“Success is having your best day, every day.”

“You may be gone from this world, but you’re still close to me every minute of my life.”

“I keep my eyes wide open all the time. Because you’re mine, I walk the line.”

“I’m not afraid of dying because I know there’s beautiful afterlife waiting for me.”

“I think in all my songs, even though they seem depressing and dark, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. It might be a little flicker sometimes, but there’s always a light and that’s what people should take away from it.”

“I always make a point to appreciate my fans because without them, I wouldn’t be sitting here.”