Loretta Lynn - Quotes

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I've been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me.

I've been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of surprises for me.

I wouldn't have dared ask God for all that He's given me. I couldn't have done it on my own. I thank God every day for what I have. ---->>>

I loved being outside. We'd hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings. ---->>>

You get used to sadness, growing up in the mountains, I guess.

You get used to sadness, growing up in the mountains, I guess.

When I first came to Nashville, people hardly gave country music any respect. We lived in old cars and dirty hotels, and we ate when we could. ---->>>

Nobody's perfect. The only one that ever was, was crucified. ---->>>

The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.

The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires.

Daddy was real gentle with kids. That's why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.

Daddy was real gentle with kids. That's why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant.

I didn't know how babies were made until I was pregnant with my fourth child. ---->>>

I know there's some kind of history to mountain music-like it came from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition. ---->>>

My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14, 1973. I just sat and stared at him.

My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14, 1973. I just sat and stared at him.

I get along with all the women singers, but especially Dolly Parton. We talk the same hillbilly language. ---->>>

I've seen country music go uptown, like we say, and I'm proud I was there when it happened. ---->>>

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped.

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped.

I'm always making Butcher Holler sound like the most backward part of the United States-and I think maybe it is. ---->>>

When something is bothering me, I write a song that tells my feelings. ---->>>

I believe in horoscopes. I was born under the sign of the Ram, which means I'm headstrong, don't like people telling me what to do. ---->>>

I'd love to work more with the American Indians, my people. ---->>>

We used to go around tipping outhouses over, or turning over corn shocks on Halloween. Anything to be mean. ---->>>

Doo never actually made moonshine, but he hauled about an ocean of it. ---->>>

I was the first woman ever named Entertainer of the Year in country music. ---->>>

I'd love to travel to the Holy Land.

I'd love to travel to the Holy Land.

In the long run, you make your own luck - good, bad, or indifferent. ---->>>

How do you measure your value? ---->>>

I love people and I love to sing, and that's what keeps me going. ---->>>

I think Charley Pride has been one of the best things to happen to country music, to prove it belongs to everybody. ---->>>

I won all the blue ribbons for canning at the state fair. ---->>>

Me and my partner, Conway Twitty, cleaned up at the 1972 Country Music Association Awards. ---->>>

Sometimes I think our problems are made worse by the kind of business we're in. Playing these road shows is a weird experience. ---->>>

You ain't supposed to get salmon when they're swimming upstream to spawn. But if you're hungry, you do. ---->>>

I try to visit people in hospitals when I can, smiling and joking while I'm there. But when I leave, I just start crying. ---->>>

Growing up in eastern Kentucky like I did, I'm used to having a few guns around to protect me. ---->>>

I'm proud of being part Cherokee, and I think it's time all us Indians felt the same way. ---->>>

A woman's two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business. ---->>>

My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find 'em, kill 'em.

My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find 'em, kill 'em.

When all those city folks try to fix up my talking, all they do is mess me up. ---->>>

Do the best you can with yourself and hope for the best. ---->>>

I know what it's like to be pregnant and nervous and poor. ---->>>

I'm not a big fan of Women's Liberation, but maybe it will help women stand up for the respect they're due.

I'm not a big fan of Women's Liberation, but maybe it will help women stand up for the respect they're due.

I'm trying to lead a good Christian life, so there ain't too much spicy to tell about me. ---->>>

I've been married to the same man for all this time. The way we fight sometimes, you can tell. ---->>>

You can't be halfway in this business. If you don't meet the fans, you lose all you've got. ---->>>

Back then, we didn't know we were poor, and people were more proud then. ---->>>

I ain't got much education, but I got some sense. ---->>>

I've always been full of nervous energy, but I'm not really as happy as I seem. ---->>>

We still lend our old house out to relatives. They keep a guest book for my fans to sign. ---->>>

Because Olivia Newton-John wasn't from Nashville, they didn't like her winning our awards. I've got no complaints. ---->>>

Being on stage is the best part of my career. I just say whatever comes into my head. It's the only time I feel grown-up and in control of things. ---->>>

I never knew any Jews until I got into show business. I've found them to be real smart and good workers. ---->>>

I want more out of life than I've gotten. ---->>>

I wasn't for Vietnam. When I told that to the hippie newspaper, all my people got nervous. ---->>>

I've seen every highway in the United States, and they all look alike to me. ---->>>

The night I announced I was getting married, Daddy paced for hours on the porch. ---->>>

Who wants to be married to a grandfather?

Who wants to be married to a grandfather?

I never rode in an automobile until I was 12. ---->>>

There's more women stars in Nashville all the time. They're proving they can do the job the same as a man. ---->>>

My life has run from misery to happiness. ---->>>

Some of my friends who know me best say they wouldn't trade places with me for $1 million because of the pace I lead. ---->>>

I refuse to be pushed around anymore. ---->>>

A lot of people say I'd miss show business if I quit. I'd miss some of it. Now it's the only life I know. ---->>>

I believe in education and wish I had a better one. ---->>>

I don't like to talk about things where you're going to gt one side or the other unhappy. My music has no politics. ---->>>

Doolittle looked just like a little toy soldier the first time I ever saw him. ---->>>

I avoid going through places where there's too much poverty. ---->>>

I don't go to church regular. But I pray for answers to my problems. ---->>>

I was married when I wasn't quite 14 and had four babies by the time I was 18. ---->>>

Once in a while I get inspired and finish my act with the hillbilly hoedown. ---->>>

Really, I don't know what I'd do with myself if I retire. Wash dishes? ---->>>

There's always been a man telling me what to do. ---->>>

When I'd tell people I like country music they'd get this look on their faces. People were kind of ashamed of country. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-14, 1935
Birthplace:
Die: 2013-07-29
Occupation: Musician

Loretta Lynn (née Webb; born April 14, 1932) is an American country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums over a career of almost 60 years. She has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and an individual artist (wikipedia)