"Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to. She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time, so we got whipped."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Loretta Lynn on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Loretta Lynn on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Loretta Lynn on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Loretta Lynn on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Loretta Lynn on Pablo Picasso
"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."