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Loretta Lynn's Quotes

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Born: 1935-04-14
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
Biography of Loretta Lynn

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

Tags: Education, Wish

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.

Tags: Born, Means, Sign

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

Tags: Nervous, Poor, Pregnant

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

Tags: American, Love, Work

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

Tags: Help, Respect, Women

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

Tags: Good, Life, Trying

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

Tags: Fight, Sometimes, Time

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

Tags: Mom, She, Time

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

Tags: Poor, Proud

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

Tags: Awards, Her, Winning

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.

Tags: Best, Career, Time

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

Tags: Him, Soldier, Time

How do you measure your value?

Tags: Measure, Value

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

Tags: Education, Sense

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

Tags: Avoid, Places, Poverty

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

Tags: Church, Pray, Problems

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.

Tags: Music, Politics, Talk

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

Tags: Keeps, Love, Sing

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

Tags: Business, Good, Smart

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

Tags: Best, Happen, Music

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

Tags: Gotten, Life

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

Tags: Married, Quite, Time

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

Tags: Country, Music, Woman

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

Tags: Nervous, Newspaper, Vietnam

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

Tags: Fair, State, Won

I'd love to travel to the Holy Land.

Tags: Holy, Love, Travel
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I've always been full of nervous energy, but I'm not really as happy as I seem.

Tags: Energy, Full, Happy

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

Tags: Alike, Seen, United

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

Tags: Bad, Good, Luck

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

Tags: Country, Music, Partner

My life has run from misery to happiness.

Tags: Happiness, Life, Run

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

Tags: Inspired, Once, While

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

Tags: Dishes, Retire, Wash

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.

Tags: Best, Friends, Lead

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

Tags: Business, Experience, Sometimes

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

Tags: Getting, Married, Night

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

Tags: Telling

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

Tags: Job, Time, Women

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

Tags: Book, Keep, Old

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.

Tags: Country, Music, Respect

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

Tags: Country, Music, Tell

Who wants to be married to a grandfather?

Tags: Married, Wants

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

Tags: Hungry, Salmon, Swimming

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

Tags: Business, Lose, Meet

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

Tags: Sad, Sadness, Used

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.

Tags: Ask, Done, God

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

Tags: Crucified, Nobody, Perfect

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

Tags: Life, Time, Whole

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.

Tags: Marriage, Men, Real

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

Tags: Few, Growing, Used

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.

Tags: Leave, Start, Try

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

Tags: Attitude, Men, Simple

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

Tags: Business, Music, Woman

I never rode in an automobile until I was 12.

Tags: Automobile, Car, Until

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

Tags: Country, Music, Proud

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

Tags: Birthday, Hero, Him

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

Tags: Child, Pregnant, Until

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.

Tags: England, History, Mountain

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

Tags: Best, Hope, Yourself

I refuse to be pushed around anymore.

Tags: Anymore, Pushed, Refuse

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

Tags: Making, Maybe, United

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

Tags: Language, Talk, Women

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

Tags: Hold, Loved, Outside

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

Tags: Felt, Proud, Time

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

Tags: City, Talking, Try

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

Tags: Big, Country, Kids

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

Tags: Halloween, Mean, Used

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

Tags: Feelings, Song, Write

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.

Tags: Business, Life, Show

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

Tags: Actually, Ocean