"I've seen country music go uptown, like we say, and I'm proud I was there when it happened."
"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."Loretta Lynn on Bob Marley
"If music be the food of love, play on."Loretta Lynn on William Shakespeare
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."Loretta Lynn on Plato
"Without music, life would be a mistake."Loretta Lynn on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water."Loretta Lynn on Ray Charles
"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."