"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."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Loretta Lynn on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Loretta Lynn on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Loretta Lynn on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Loretta Lynn on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Loretta Lynn on Abraham Lincoln
"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."