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

— Loretta Lynn

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There's more women stars in Nashville all the time.

They're proving they can do the job the same as a man.

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I'd love to travel to the Holy Land.

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

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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.

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

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

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You don't see no city when you look at me cause country's all I am.

I love runnin' barefoot through the old cornfields and I love that country ham. Well you say I'm made just to fit your plans but there's a barnyard shovel pick your hands. If your eyes are on me you're lookin' at country.

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

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

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If I had a chance to do things over again, I might not start singing.

It was my husband Doolittle's idea. He pushed me out there, the booger. And I'm out there now, so I might as well make the best of it.

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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.

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You've got to continue to grow, or you're just like last night's cornbread - stale and dry.

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About Loretta Lynn

Quotes 93 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Musician
Birthday October 16

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

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I get along with all the women singers, but especially Dolly Parton.

We talk the same hillbilly language.

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

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When I'd tell people I like country music they'd get this look on their faces.

People were kind of ashamed of country.

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

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Write about the truth. If you write about the truth, somebody's living that. Not just somebody, there's a lot of people.

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You ain't supposed to get salmon when they're swimming upstream to spawn.

But if you're hungry, you do.

10

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

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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.

7

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

5

I never rode in an automobile until I was 12.

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

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

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

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Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.

She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped.

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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.

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

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

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

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I refuse to be pushed around anymore.

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

3

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

3

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

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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.

3

I had more verses . Owen Bradley said, 'Loretta, there's already been one El Paso and we'll never have another one. Get in that room and start taking some of those verses off.' Yeah, I took six verses off.

3

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

3

My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14, 1973.

I just sat and stared at him.

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

3

I never knew any Jews until I got into show business.

I've found them to be real smart and good workers.

3

Who wants to be married to a grandfather?

3

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

3

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.

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Sometimes they work, and sometimes they just won't.

Sometimes you get hung up on them. When that happens, you just throw it back, and maybe come back to it two or three weeks later.

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I don't know what it's like for a book writer or a doctor or a teacher as they work to get established in their jobs. But for a singer, you've got to continue to grow or else you're just like last night's cornbread -- stale and dry.

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Sometimes it's like you're a big pie settin' on the table, and everybody runs up and gets their piece of you. When it's over' the plate's empty.

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My mother used to paper pictures from movie magazines on the wall of her bedroom. When I was born, she looked at those pictures to decide on a name for me. Claudette Colbert's picture was up there and so was Loretta Young's. She decided Loretta was the prettiest name, so I was named after her.

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

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