"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."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Loretta Lynn on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Loretta Lynn on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Loretta Lynn on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Loretta Lynn on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Loretta Lynn on Thomas Jefferson
"My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find 'em, kill 'em."
"My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14, 1973. I just sat and stared at him."
"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."
"You can't be halfway in this business. If you don't meet the fans, you lose all you've got."
"Sometimes I think our problems are made worse by the kind of business we're in. Playing these road shows is a weird experience."